Tuesday night saw the release of the dashcam video involving Sandra Bland’s arrest, that ultimately led to her death in a Texas jail cell. The video, which consisted of over 50 minutes worth of footage, shows Bland being pulled over, only after she changed lanes to let a speeding cop by.


Officer: You mind putting out your cigarette, please?
I’m in my car. Why do I have to put out my cigarette?
Well, you can step on out now.
 I don’t have to step out of my car.
Step out of the car. [He opens her car door.]
No … you don’t have the right.
Step out of the car … I do have the right. Now, step out or I will remove you.
I refuse to talk to you other than to identify myself … I’m getting removed for a failure …
 Step out or I will remove you. I am giving you a lawful order. Get out of the car now.
And I’m calling my lawyer.
[The officer then leans into the car, reaching for Bland.]
I’m going to yank you out.

But what actually happened during that arrest? Apparently we will never know, because according to several people. The video has been edited.

DuVernay isn’t the only one questioning the authenticity of the tape. The LA Times also wondered about the edits someone obviously took the liberty to do.

“In the video, which is more than 52 minutes long, there are several spots where cars and people disappear and reappear. When it released the video, the department did not mention any editing. The audio ends more than a minute before the video images do,” the LA Times wrote.

As much as I try not to go all NWA and yell ‘f*ck the police’…it’s almost time to go all NWA and yell ‘f*ck the police’ at the top of our lungs.

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  • Chazz A

    There needs to be a thorough, independent investigation of the cop and the precinct as well as an independent autopsy because there are too many inconsistencies.
    The cop responsible for altering the video should be arrested and thrown in his own jail!

  • CoolChic

    Some things I don’t need to see to believe it. I have no desire to see police terrorize more black people… again.