This time a year ago, Sandra Annette Bland was criminally kidnapped, forcibly detained, and ended up dead in a Texas gulag. On July 10th 2015, Bland, has just finished a successful job interview at Prairie View A&M University, to which she was an alumni. PVAMU is a historically Black college located in Prairie View, TX. Bland graduated from there in 2009. She was driving through Waller County, TX, not far from her alma mater, when she was pulled over by pig state trooper Brian T. Encinia for allegedly failing to signal during a lane change. This is probably the most minor traffic violation there is. What began as a routine inconvenience/racial pretext stop quickly escalated, when Encinia violated Bland's civil rights, demanded she exit her car (under threat of lethal force), and then arrested her. Bland was taken to jail where she was falsely charged with assaulting and officer, and held for several days. On July 13th, Bland's body was found in her cell. She was hanging from a bathroom partition with a plastic trash bag tied around her neck. Results from an initial autopsy at that time listed cause of death as "suicide". Bland was 28 years old. She is survived by her mother Geneva Reed-Veal and four other sisters.