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Sandra Bland's sister Sharon Cooper talks about her sister's activism and her own journey into activism

Sandra Bland's sister Sharon Cooper talks about her sister's activism and her own journey into activism

Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, was driving through Prairie View, Texas, on July 10, 2015, when a state trooper pulled her over for failing to signal a lane change. Bland refused to put out her cigarette, according to the cop's dash-cam video which later went viral, and some yelling ensued. The routine traffic stop culminated with Officer Brian Encinia arresting Bland. Three days later, Bland was founding hanging in her jail cell.

A Texas grand jury failed to indict any of those involved in Bland's traffic stop or death. Describing the arrest, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said Bland was "very combative," adding, "it...

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