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Race, Religion, and Relationships, Show #2 - The case of Sandra Bland

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Tonight we discusss the case of Sandrs Bland

On July 13, Bland was found hanging from a noose made from plastic bag in her cell at the Waller County Jail in Texas, where she was incarcerated after allegedly assaulting an officer during a July 10 traffic stop. Her death is being investigated as a murder, though authorities have said Bland appeared to have hanged herself. Her family has said the idea that she committed suicide is unthinkable.

Bland was a graduate of Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, where she ran track and played volleyball, The Chicago Tribune reported. She was also a varsity cheerleader and part of the marching band. As a member of the high school's World Languages Honor Society, she was required to have at least an A average, according to the newspaper.

Bland recently worked on the administrative staff of a food service equipment and supplies dealer in Illinois, according to the Tribune. She and her family were members of DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church, where her funeral will be held.