Sandra Bland’s death sparked an uproar in protests and concern for the same people that also take the same road of fate that is not humane. A disturbing routine traffic stop near Houston landed her in a position to be dragged out of her car for not signaling a lane change soon to be found dead in her jail cell days later at 28 years old. Texas lobbyist pushed for a bill towards law enforcement to protect citizens of the same experience has been weakened and stripped from reforms which according to Bland’s sister “painfully misses the mark”.
The bill was focused for the police to be held accountable and better jail training within for mental health related scenarios before the Republicans and the like cut it down with their harsh opposition.
“What the bill does in its current state renders Sandy invisible. It’s frustrating and gut-wrenching. [Legislation] isolates the very person it seeks to honor and makes compromises at the expense of the family. “It painfully misses the mark for us,” Shaon Cooper, Bland’s sister, said in a statement on the behalf of her family.
“I share her displeasure. This is not what any of us wanted,” Democratic State Rep Garnet Coleman said pertaining the bill still has value “She should be upset and not pleased with the results because we all hoped for more.”
While changing the outlook on Policing in Texas, the bill would be that officers have to be aware if there is enough evidence to search people, pursuing with fines for punishment from figures that just you use uneducated judgment, and officers that are known to racially profile be pushed to get counseling and training over that sense. It was claimed in the past that Bland simply hung herself, therefore the bill is more so fit for mental health leveled situations.
Source: The Grio