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Groups in Texas hold vigil, protest in death of Sandra Bland

Groups in Texas hold vigil, protest in death of Sandra Bland

Hundreds have gathered in Southeast Texas for a vigil and march in memory of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found dead in a jail days after her arrest during a traffic stop. Houston TV station KPRC reports attendees met at a Prairie View church Sunday, then marched across Prairie View A&M University, which Bland attended. Some carried signs that said "Justice for Sandra." Others called for a Justice Department investigation into her death. Authorities have said Bland hanged herself, a finding her family disputes. Also Sunday, The Houston Chronicle reports dozens protested outside a residence in Katy, west of Houston, that they believed belongs to the state trooper who...

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