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After Cameras, Still Injuries & Deaths

Hearing Sandra Bland verbally abused by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia on 10 July for answering honestly when the officer asks her, “Are you OK?” is a new experience, his voice rising in cartoonish rage when this black woman (quite rightfully fearful of his threatened abuse) will not submit to him. Also new are the horrors of hearing him threaten Bland that “I am going to light you up!” with a taser, and the cringe-inducing terror of hearing the black woman’s piercing screams offscreen that “you’re about to break my wrist! Can you stop?!”

Via Cameras aren’t stopping police misconduct. Exhibit A: Sandra Bland.

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