Sandra Bland

Leid Stories – 07.27.15

Shared Agendas: Trump’s Media-Aided Meteoric Rise

In Memory of Sandra Bland: A Requiem for All of Us

Just six weeks after announcing his candidacy, Donald Trump is leading the pack of 16 Republican presidential contenders and closing in on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to public-opinion polls.

Leid Stories explains Trump’s meteoric political rise.

Funeral services were held Saturday for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who was found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on July 13, 2015, three days after being arrested for failing to signal when changing lanes. State and federal investigations into her death continue; local medical examiners, however, have said she died from “self-inflicted asphyxiation.”

Official focus predictably has centered on Bland’s alleged suicide to expunge itself of blame. But her death and the chain of events that led up to it are deeply rooted in a history we know all too well, says Leid Stories.

Sandra Bland

The Mark Riley Show – 07.22.15

Officer threatened Sandra Bland with Taser, police video shows. And that’s not all. The video that shows her stop for FAILURE to SIGNAL when changing lanes appears to have been edited. And now she’s dead.

City Hall, in counterattack, casts Uber as corporate behemoth. Yeah, like New York isn’t home to dozens of corporate behemoths. If that weren’t enough, as I predicted on another show last night, Gov. Cuomo has weighed in against the mayor’s position. Sheeeesh!

Hackers expose first Ashley Madison users. You knew this was coming. Divorce lawyers must be licking their chops. Ashley Madison’s parent company calls it a form of terrorism. Over the top, or what? Anyone feel sorry for the people about to get exposed?

SMARTSHOW

Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 07.20.15

Iran Deal: Manufactured Crisis
GARETH PORTER – Just back after two weeks in Vienna at the Iran talks, He is an investigative journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.

Sandra Bland “Suicide” After Minor Traffic Stop
KERRY McLEAN – McLean is a human rights lawyer and activist with the International Lawyers Guild. Based in New York “The troubling, highly suspicious death of Sandra Bland is unfortunately all too familiar to African Americans.
Dan Berger – Berger is author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era.