Sandra Bland, David Brooks, and Black Twitter

Authorities say that a black woman who died in a Texas jail on Monday hung herself. Sandra Bland was pulled over last week for failing to signal a lane change, and was then arrested after allegedly assaulting the officer who stopped her. Officials say she committed suicide in her cell, but after several high-profile cases where African-Americans have died in police custody, the social media world is not so sure.



  • Stacia L. Brown - Freelance writer for Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and more. She is based in Baltimore. - @slb79