Bernie Sanders: Sandra Bland ‘would be alive today if she were a white woman’


 | Raw Story | December 22, 2015

Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her cell at a Texas county jail last summer, would not have died had she been white, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said after a grand jury declined to indict anyone in connection with her death.

“Sandra Bland should not have died while in police custody,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in a statement responding to the grand jury decision. “There’s no doubt in my mind that she, like too many African-Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today if she were a white woman.”

“My thoughts are with her family and her loved ones tonight. We need to reform a very broken criminal justice system.”

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