The case of Sandra Bland: restorative justice applies
RJI links the following article and a petition regarding the disturbing case of Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African American woman from Illinois stopped in Waller county, Texas on July 10 for a traffic violation. Bland was arrested and found dead in her jail cell three days later. We find this story troubling on many levels as have many Americans and others watching around the world. More details are provided in the New York Times article (July 20, 2015) at the link below.
It is RJI’s position that the Bland case should be investigated independently from justice officials outside Waller county. Restorative justice is about truth as it seeks to restore victims of crime, as much as possible, as well as their families. Restorative justice seeks to hold offenders accountable after crime. It is in the interest of all to have a fair and just system of justice that treats all people equitably. If you feel as we do about Sandra Bland, sign the petition we initiated below. We believe restorative justice should be applied to this case.
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