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Guilty as hell

Print edition : August 21, 2015

A memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View, Texas, her alma mater where she had a just been given a job. Photo: Pat Sullivan/AP

Outside the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, on July 17, a protest against the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in the jail four days earlier. Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP

Deaths of black Americans at the hands of the police continue unabated. On July 13, Sandra Bland, 28, who had been active in the Black Lives Matter movement, died in police custody after she was pulled over for a trivial traffic violation.
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