On Saturday, Sandra Bland was laid to rest in Illinois, but her mother, Geneva Reed-Veal isn’t convinced her daughter killed herself.
During the eulogy, Veal didn’t cry, but told how Bland was excited about starting her new job.
“I’m the mama, and I’m telling you that my baby did not take herself out,” she said. “The fact is, I’m the mama. And I still don’t know what happened. You think you’re mad? I’m mad too.”
According to Texas officials, Bland allegedly died from suicide and used a plastic bag that was in her cell to do it. But there aren’t too many people who are buying that explanation, especially coming from a department that is rife with racism.
Bland’s mother ended her eulogy by expressing exactly what Bland would have wanted.
“Sandy knew what her purpose was,” she said. “Some call it a tragedy. Some call it a travesty. But I’ve got to call it testimony.”
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