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[BLANK_AUDIO] White people. Yes, black people know that all lives matter. But what I need you guys to understand is that being a black person in America is very, very hard. Although you all love to say nobody should see race, people are the reason that racism is still alive, well what kind of people are the reason? Black racists have no power, whereas white racists do. Someone proposed me with the question the other day and I'm a little stuck on it. I was asked was I trying to racially unite or racially insight? Well honestly I feel that My goal is to racially unite. In a lot of ways they are. So, discrimination still goes on and the fact that now they're making laws to openly discriminate against the culture of the LGBT community that says a lot. But just truly think about the fact that civil rights, the fact that they only saw it legally necessary to acknowledge African Americans as citizens, to make that law, only 51 years ago. I will not apologize for it, because at the moment Black lives matter. Specifically to my Chicago lands, hopefully you all are registered to vote and gonna go out there and place your vote. If you do not vote, you do not have a voice. You cannot complain about what's going on if you do not go out there and do your part. On my last video, I did speak on depression and I want you guys to know it's a daily struggle, it is a daily It's a daily test, but I'm here to tell somebody don't let the depression get you down. Do not let it hold you and keep you locked in your spot where you are, because depression is nothing but the devil. [BLANK_AUDIO] With freedom there comes responsibility, and we as a culture, we are responsible for ourselves. We have a job to do. So my kings and queens let's get to work. I'm ready, what about you? Sandy speaks.

"A Complete Oversight:" Sandra Bland Act Fails To Address Cause Of Her Arrest

The family of Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell in 2015, isn't happy with the passing of the diluted bill.


The “Sandra Bland Act” passed in Texas this month, but Bland’s family isn’t happy with the approved bill.

Bland’s sister and family spokeswoman, Sharon Cooper, said the family was disappointed in the bill, calling it a “complete oversight of the root causes of why she was jailed in the first place.”

Senate Bill 1849 was filed in 2015 after Bland was found dead in Texas’ Waller County Jail. The “Sandra Bland Act” requires county jails to send people with mental health issues and substance abuse concerns toward treatment and make it easier for people with mental illnesses or disabilities to receive a personal bond. The law also requires any jail deaths to be formally investigated by an independent law enforcement agency.

The Texas Senate passed the bill unanimously passed the bill last Thursday.

Several provisions from the original bill, including a provision requiring more steps to legally securing a consent search were eliminated by Senate Criminal Justice Chairman John Whitmire after immense criticism from police groups.

Sandra Bland was arrested by former Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia after she was stopped during a routine traffic stop for failing to signal a lane change. After a violent arrest on the part of the officer, she was charged with assaulting a public servant. The dash camera video doesn’t support the charge. Bland was discovered dead three days later and Encinia was later fired.

Bland’s death was ruled a suicide.

Cooper added that the bill could put civilians at risk and that Bland’s stop should not have gone beyond a citation.

“Finish the stop, and send the young woman on her way. Don’t prolong the stop because you’re not satisfied with what she’s saying.”

The revised bill heads back to the House where it has until May 29 to be signed into law.