Law Forum : Sandra Bland’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million

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    Sandra Bland’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million

    Attorneys for the family of Sandra Bland told a local news outlet that they settled a wrongful death suit with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Waller County jail for $1.9 million. The Waller County jail will pay the bulk due to state statutes capping settlements with the Department of Public Safety ...

    https://thinkprogress.org/sandra-bl...r-1-9-million-7939000a499f?ref=yfp#.852iua7ml

    Sandra Bland’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million

    The settlement also includes a number of safety conditions for the jail, according to Bland’s mother.
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    Geneva Reed-Veal, center, mother of Sandra Bland, talks with reporters outside the courthouse after former Texas state trooper Brian Encinia’s arraignment hearing. Encinia, who arrested Bland, was arraigned on a misdemeanor perjury charge. CREDIT: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

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    Not nearly enough




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    Absolutely, we need 2 digit million dollar settlements, not just single digit; we have yet to acquire, for example, a settlement in the range of 25 million.

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    A travesty :facepalm:

    Family says weakened Sandra Bland Act in Texas is 'gut-wrenching'

    ... Bland's death in 2015 was a national flashpoint in the Black Lives Matter movement — the 28-year-old Naperville woman was stopped near Houston for not signaling a lane change, forcibly pulled from her car and found dead in jail days later.

    A leaner "Sandra Bland Act" enters the home stretch of the Texas legislature far from the sweeping package of police accountability and anti-racial profiling measures originally filed in March; in the face of opposition from law enforcement groups and Republicans, the bill was drastically slimmed down and now mostly focuses on better jail training and mental health care access ...


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-sandra-bland-act-texas-20170513-story.html

    Family says weakened Sandra Bland Act in Texas is 'gut-wrenching'

    The sister of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail following a confrontational traffic stop with a white state trooper, says it is
    chicagotribune.com


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    A roadside memorial for Sandra Bland at the site where she got pulled over and arrested by a police officer in Prairie View, Texas, on July 13, 2015.

    (Aaron M. Sprecher / EPA)
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