Sandra Bland’s Mother at Funeral: ‘My Baby Did Not Take Herself Out’
Sandra Bland‘s funeral was held in the Chicago area this past weekend, and hundreds of people came out to mourn.
Bland was arrested earlier this month after getting into a confrontation with a police officer. She was thrown in jail and found dead three days later.
Authorities said she likely killed herself, but some activists expressed deep skepticism about this. Bland’s released autopsy suggests suicide, but her very emotional mother spoke out as she delivered the eulogy on Saturday.
“I’m the mama,” Geneva Reed-Veal said, “and I’m telling you that my baby did not take herself out. The fact is, I’m the mama. And I still don’t know what happened. You think you’re mad? I’m mad too.”
She did also make a plea for calm as their pursuit of the full story continues.
As of today an outside prosecutor has been assigned to the investigation into Bland’s death.
[h/t The Root]
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