How was there still a “high level” of marijuana in her system after three days in jail?
Marijuana does not make one suicidal. In fact, it has been shown in some studies to reduce the risk of suicide by 10%.
July 24, 2015 at 7:13am
This still stinks. No doubt that she was a mentally ill individual and needed help. But a lot of this reeks as the sheriffs department trying to CYA.
July 24, 2015 at 7:12am
It is our Constitutional right to have an attitude with cops, to be angry with them, to say offensive things to them. As long as it does not rise to threats or physical violence. We are under no legal obligation of meek obedience to police officers.
A lack of meek obedience is not a justification for abuse by police. It is not an excuse. It does not give the police officer legal authority to be judge, jury, and executioner. It is the duty of the police officer to handle the situation properly. If they react to your exercise of your Constitutional rights with violence, harassment, or by arresting you, the police officer is violating your Constitutional rights. That is not on you, it is on the police officer.
And somehow, we have reversed that. We have forgotten our rights and handed away the power invested in the people to the state. We have become cowed as a people, conned into believing that failure to obey should result in imprisonment or death.
And worse, this attitude comes from the same people who claim Obama has become a tyrant. Yet, in gross examples of a police state, these same people tell us it is our obligation to obey or die.
[-3] July 24, 2015 at 7:03am
The Blaze and everyone can get all bent out of shape about how she politicized this so soon after the shooting. It’s faux outrage. What she said is no different, and no worse, than Blaze and every other conservative immediately jumping to gun-free zones. You pathetic hypocrites.
July 24, 2015 at 6:56am
Doesn’t matter if she was out of line — it is her Constitutional right as long as it does not rise to a threat or physical violence.
[-2] July 23, 2015 at 4:21pm
Oh, so she deserved to die, and deserved to have the cop behave that way. Thanks.
 July 23, 2015 at 4:19pm
No, it was not a lawful order to tell her to put out the cigarette. Smoking in your car is legal in Texas. He can ask her to put it out as a courtesy, but unless it is interfering with his duties, she is under no obligation to oblige him.
However, the order to leave her car was lawful, as SCOTUS ruled in 1977 a police officer can order anyone out of a car for any reason they wish.
July 23, 2015 at 4:09pm
LibtardsRUS — It should not be expected or demanded that we engage in meek obedience when interacting with a cop. We have a Constitutional right to say whatever we please to a police officer, as long it was not constitute a threat to their physical well being. We can call them names. We can be rude. We can have an attitude. We can give the cop the finger. That is our right as American citizens, guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Those rights do not disappear simply because the cop does not like it. If a police officer reacts with violence, harassment or arrest for your Constitutionally-protected speech or attitude, it is not justified. It is not exusable. It is not “the price you pay.” Any police officer doing so is not acting with any legal authority. They are violating the Constitution.
Sure, people like you will tell us how Obama is a tyrant because the gays are settling down, or because of an executive order you don’t like, or a treaty that was just signed. But when we see a bold-faced example of the police state, a police officer violating the Constitutional rights of a citizen, you excuse it. You justify it. You applaud and celebrate it. “They deserved it for not respecting the police officer” you will say. “They were a piece of trash,” you will say, “they deserved the cop behaving as judge, jury, and executionor.”
Then you will tell us how you are a Constitutional-conservative — all the while having nothing but disdain for the document.
July 23, 2015 at 3:59pm
They are saying she smoked or swallowed it while in jail.
How is that possible?
 July 23, 2015 at 3:36pm
Now it is being reported she had a large amount of marijuana in her system at the time of her death.
How is that possible after being in jail for three days?
Combined with the edited dash-cam footage and the bogus “resisting arrest” charge, this all seems fishy.
perhaps marijuana doesn't clear the system very quickly.
but define "large amount" for blood levels.
MJ might also explain her attitude towards the officer,that resulted in her being arrested.
I'm surprised she spent THREE days in jail. didn't she have any friends willing to bail her out?
also,her depression might have resulted from the belief that being arrested might endanger her new job. (or a positive test for MJ)
 July 23, 2015 at 3:30pm
Iran has been on the verge of getting a nuclear bomb “any time now” since the 1990s.
[-2] July 23, 2015 at 3:28pm
The conservatives so hellbent and demanding war to prevent the Iranians from getting the bomb will be okay with this supporter of ISIS getting the bomb. The GOP’s fear of Iran getting the bomb has nothing to do with US national security or maintaining peace in the Middle East, but serving the Saudis.
But your hero Obama said that the middle east would be safer with an Iran deal and that would stop the arms race in the middle east!
July 22, 2015 at 12:26pm
Boriszz — why is Mosby an idiot? Because they are investigating the death of a suspect in police custody?
Do you have any evidence the DA is investigating the Sandra Bland death as a murder due to politics?
July 22, 2015 at 12:21pm
cantstandlibs — it’s because science does not confirm their beliefs. People like cdb would rather live in willful ignorance than learn.
July 22, 2015 at 12:20pm
cdb — you lack a basic understanding of how science works, and what a theory is.
A theory is not a guess. It is an explanation of observable phenomenon based on the best available evidence. It can change, it can be proven wrong — as our knowledge grows, as we gather more evidence. Science never claims it is always correct, that it can never be wrong.
"based on the best available evidence"
Sounds kind of iffy to me. Still looks like a guess. If science is so precise, why are the theories changed so ofte?.
[-1] July 22, 2015 at 8:15am
Of course, the Blaze fails to mention that after speaking with the Bland’s family and a bails bondsman — the last person to speak to her — that the county district attorney was prompted to treat this as a murder investigation, casting into doubt that she killed herself because she was depressed.
Yep, those DA's. We know how objective they are. Just like the idiot Mosby in Baltimore, bringing charges is easy. Proving anything a little more difficult. But, it does make great press for the MSM to whine about and try to make into news.
 July 22, 2015 at 7:38am
This case stinks.
According to the police, she was arrested for assaulting a police officer, supposedly kicking him during a struggle. However, the dashcam video demonstrates this is a lie on the part of the police.
In the video, he orders her out of the car for not putting out her cigarette — smoking in your car is legal in Texas. When she again refuses his order, he threatens to drag her from the car and tells her she is under arrest — before any supposed kick happens.