Bernie Sanders: Sandra Bland wouldn’t have died if she were white
WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has weighed in on the Sandra Bland case.
Sanders said in a statement, “There’s no doubt in my mind that she, like too many African-Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today if she were a white woman.”
Sanders issued the statement following the grand jury’s decision not to issue any charges in Bland’s death.
The Chicago-area woman was pulled over July 10 by a Texas state trooper for making an improper lane change. Three days later she was found dead in her jail cell.
A grand jury decided Monday no felony crime was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in the incident.