The video showed the officer pulling Ms. Bland over and their encounter escalating into a physical altercation in which he threatened her with a stun gun.
“I will light you up,” the trooper said, pointing the stun gun at her.
“The video also confirmed an account from the family’s lawyer that the confrontation between Ms. Bland and the trooper, Brian T. Encinia, escalated after she refused his order to put out a cigarette, Mr. West said.
Neither the stun gun nor the confrontation over the cigarette was mentioned in Trooper Encinia’s incident report, which was also made public on Tuesday.
The video showed Trooper Encinia standing outside the driver’s door and explaining to Ms. Bland that she was being written up for failing to signal a lane change.
“You seem very irritated,” he said.
“I am, I really am,” she said. She said she had pulled over to get out of his way and was now getting stopped and written up because of it.
“You mind putting out your cigarette?” he asked testily.”
“I’m in my own car. I don’t have to put out my cigarette,” she said.
When he ordered her out of the car, she refused.
“I’m going to yank you out,” Trooper Encinia shouted.
Before long, Ms. Bland was outside the car shouting insults and obscenities, and the trooper had her in handcuffs.
In part of the encounter that occurred out of the camera’s view, a scuffle could be heard, and Ms. Bland indicated that she was on the ground. “You just slammed me, knocked my head into the ground,” she said.
Addressing Trooper Encinia with an expletive, she said, “I got epilepsy.”
Trooper Encinia responded, “Good.”
The rest here from the NY times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/us/sandra-bland-was-combative-texas-arrest-report-says.html
I don’t even want to hear “Well, there are always a few bad apples”
The cure for this scumbag would have been for her to shoot him in the face at the beginning of the encounter
Maybe her family will even it up with him
You can guarantee that when she got transported to the jail he put the word in on her
You want tyranny?
Well folks, look around you, if you haven’t gotten the memo, it’s already here
You don’t have to wait for the Fed, the police state has already closed around us
Your life, your freedom , your security and that of those you love are at risk simply by stepping out your door
Those heroes in blue?
All they are concerned with is their authority and making sure that they go home at night
They now operate with impunity as long as they are not caught on camera
Their superiors are part and parcel of it and will defend their actions until public uproar overwhelms them
“NBC News reported that Texas Department of Public Safety authorities “said late Tuesday they were looking into alleged edits” to the 52-minute dashcam video:
At several points in the video of Bland’s arrest, posted Tuesday to the department’s YouTube channel, video of a person walking or a car driving by are cut or repeat themselves as the audio continues uninterrupted.
DPS spokesman Tom Vinger told NBC News that he could not speculate on whether the video was edited. “I will have to check in the morning. I can’t speculate without looking at the CD,” he said, referring to the original recording of the video.
NBC added that “the apparent edits to to the video, first reported by documentarian and writer Ben Norton, raised the suspicions of people following Bland’s story, suspicions authorities sought to allay with the video’s release.”
“Throughout, Bland is questioning why she is being arrested and often shouts expletives. Encinia responds in angry tones that she should obey his orders.
It was unclear whether the video was complete. There are several apparent breaks — after Bland is already out of the car — with cars appearing and disappearing into thin air.”
I no longer have one iota of faith in the system
I believe that the system has become the tyranny that we have fought to avoid
I believe that the state and the police state are a clear and present danger to all of us
What is coming is not going to be reform of out of control P.Ds
This is going to get worse before it gets better
Yeah, it is going to be one of those days