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So much for police reform.

About a thousand Black Lives Matter activists rally at the...

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Since the death of Sandra Bland made headlines in 2016, many people in Texas demanded that law enforcement starts reforming their officers and hold them accountable for senseless acts towards black women.

The legislation was penned up to do just that, hold officers of the law accountable for their acts and to shape a new force to not rely on police brutality. Now that same bill is being called out by the Bland family as being “weak.”

Via Associated Press:

A leaner “Sandra Bland Act” enters the home stretch of the Texas Legislature far from the sweeping package of police accountability and anti-racial profiling measures originally filed in March. In the face of opposition from law enforcement groups and Republicans, the bill was drastically slimmed down and now mostly focuses on better jail trailing and mental health care access.

“What the bill does in its current state renders Sandy invisible,” said Sharon Cooper, Bland’s older sister, in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday night. “It’s frustrating and gut-wrenching.”

Source: NewsOne Now

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