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Is Sandra Bland wrongful death settlement #JusticeforSandra?


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Many have demanded #JusticeforSandra. (Patrick Feller/Flickr)

Last year, Sandra Bland died in a jail cell after being pulled over for a minor offense -- failing to use a turn signal -- sparking major outrage.

She got arrested for assault on a public servant -- one who was later indicted for perjury due to his implausible arrest report.

Now Bland's family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. In addition to the money, Bland's family won changes to Waller County, Texas' jail procedures, including adding automated sensors and an on-duty nurse.

The judge in the case will also seek state legislation to provide additional funding for jail booking, intake, and support.

Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, said this about the outcome:

"Right now my emotion is joy, pure joy. There's a sense of God's justice for me."

Some people are more skeptical, however.

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Is Sandra Bland wrongful death settlement #JusticeforSandra?

Dana Brown

Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.

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