14: The Number of Times Sandra Bland Asked Why She Was Being Arrested Without an Answer

On July 10, Sandra Bland was confronted, assaulted, and arrested by police in Waller County, Texas, near the campus of Prairie View A&M University. On Tuesday evening, footage (seen below) of this encounter with Officer Brian Encinia was released. In it, many conclusions can be drawn and determinations can be made, but none are clearer than the indisputable fact that Sandra Bland asked the officer FOURTEEN times why she was being arrested without once receiving a respectable answer of any kind.


She asked him from inside of her car, outside of her car, while he had his hands on her, while he was cuffing her, and he gave her no credible answer whatsoever.

In what world is any person going to calmly and willfully submit to an arrest without being given any true answer on what they are being charged with? This entire arrest, from start to finish, was completely despicable.

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