Authorities in Texas have released the dash-cam footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest. Bland was arrested after an encounter with a state trooper turned hostile when she refused to get out of her car. The trooper initially pulled Bland over to ticket her for failing to signal when changing lanes. After the arrest she was held in a cell for three days and was found hanging on July 13. Lots of mystery surrounds this case as some speculate she did not hang herself. Others are saying the video footage had been tampered with. But in the graphic video, the trooper threatens Bland with his taser and yells “I will light you up!” The video has now been seen by millions. We talk to the county prosecutor who announced the suicide of Sandra Bland, he says she had ingested a significant amount of marijuana at some point prior to her death.
What is your view of what was seen in that video of the police stop by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia. Was this a fair traffic stop dealing with a combative driver, or a stop by an abusive cop?