Woman Found Dead in Texas Jail was Excited About New Chapter

On Friday, about 100 protesters marched from the Walter County jail — where authorities say 28-year-old Sandra Bland hanged herself with a plastic bag on Monday — to the courthouse in Hempstead, where several other friends of hers also expressed disbelief. The death of Bland, who was black, comes amid increased national scrutiny of police after a series of high-profile cases in which blacks have been killed by officers. Friends and family have questioned authorities' account of how she died.



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