Sandra Bland


Sandra Bland Recorded Her Traffic Stop. Now the Footage Is Out.

Bland was jailed after an encounter with a Texas cop over a minor traffic violation. Three days later she was found hanged in her cell.
Emma Ockerman

In Life and After Her Death, Sandra Bland Taught Others About Activism

“She had a way of giving you a blueprint on how to dig yourself out of it and how to turn that rage into something that is purposeful and impactful," says her sister Sharon Cooper in an interview with Broadly.
Syreeta McFadden

A Black Man's Guide to Not Getting Shot by the Cops

Because you never know how your visit to Starbucks will end.
Noel Ransome

Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

Despite the jail failing two recent state inspections, the federal government will allow Waller County deputies to act to a certain degree as immigration officials.
Kimberly Lawson
Criminal Justice

Why We Need to Focus on How Black Women Are Harmed by Police Violence

Two years after Sandra Bland's death, the specific impacts of police brutality on women of color remain understudied and underreported. With her forthcoming book, "Invisible No More," Andrea J. Ritchie is working to change that.
Victoria Law
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Cop Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Cleared of All Charges

Brian Encinia was indicted last year for perjury, but a judge dropped the case in exchange for him never working as a cop again.
Allie Conti
Police reform

Sandra Bland’s family calls toothless police reform act named in her honor “gut-wrenching”

Carter Sherman
new york art week

Airbrushed T-Shirts Mourn Black Women Killed by Police

Azikiwe Mohammed forges tangible objects to memorialize unarmed black women killed by police officers in the last few years.
Antwaun Sargent

50 Artists Interrogate 25 Years of Police Brutality

'VIRAL: 25 Years from Rodney King' explores what's changed—and what hasn't—in the 25 years since the beating.
Antwaun Sargent
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Cop Involved in Sandra Bland's Arrest Says Officials Tried to Shut Him Up

The development comes three days after Bland's mother addressed the Democratic National Convention.
Allie Conti
2016 US election

Ahead of South Carolina, Clinton and Sanders Show Off Support from Prominent Black Leaders

From the Congressional Black Caucus and Sandra Bland's mom to Al Sharpton and Harry Belafonte, the Democratic candidates are rushing to lock down key African-American endorsements.
Liz Fields

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, TransCanada is suing the Obama administration for blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline, French police are investigating a suspected terrorist attack in Paris, a weed activists sends pot to Canada's MPs, and more.
VICE Staff