The 11 Most Sobering #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Tweets

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Questions continue to surround the death of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who was found hanging by a trash bag in her jail cell. Black tweeters shared what they want the world to know in the event of their death in police custody.

Questions continue to surround the death of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who was found hanging by a trash bag in her jail cell three days after she was pulled over for a traffic violation. Authorities are calling her death a suicide, but friends, relatives and the general public are skeptical. 

In response to her death and its mysterious circumstances, Black Twitter birthed the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody, prompting people to share what the public should do—and know—in the event of their death in police custody. Here are 11 of the most sobering, moving tweets.

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#IfIDieInPoliceCustody Know that the color of my skin was the only crime committed.

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#IfIDieInPoliceCustody know that they killed me. I would do everything in my power to get home to my family. So never stop questioning.

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody don't let them tell the world who I was. You tell the world who I was.

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody ask my best friend for the talking points I gave her. Know I wouldn't want any respectability politics involved.

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody know that I went down swinging the fists of Assata and shouting the words of Angela

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody PLEASE don't let the police claim my history of depression and suicide led me to kill myself. It is a lie.

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody tell them I sagged my pants, smoked weed, and wore hoodies. Ask them if those things warranted my execution.

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody don't try 2 use my background and education to say I didn't deserve this. I didn't deserve it without degrees either

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody I did not commit suicide. DO NOT forgive my murderer. DO NOT post or share videos of my death or brutalization.

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody, I did not resist at any time. I followed all directions given to me and never waived my right to be silent.

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody Please give support to my son.

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