Many celebrities have used their platform to speak up in support for Sandra Bland, a 28 year old Chicago woman who was found dead in a jail cell after being taken into police custody following a routine traffic stop.
Support for Bland only intensified when dash cam footage was released earlier this week that showcased the Texas state trooper’s aggressive attitude. Grey’s Anatomy actor and activist Jesse Williams brilliantly encapsulated the privilege white people have when interacting with law enforcement, and how that privilege doesn’t translate to minorities in a series of tweets.
However, reality star Kim Kardashian West, an unlikely of sources, took to Twitter Thursday evening (July 23) to voice her concern in front of her nearly 38 million followers, with what she, and many Sandra Bland supporters feel is a massive cover up.
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 23, 2015
Since the July 10th arrest of Bland, Texas prosecutors have ruled her death a suicide by hanging, to the dismay of many who suspect foul play.