Two minority Inmates reported dead in less than 2 weeks in Houston

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Houston police have found two inmates dead in custody in less than two weeks.  National attention is currently focused on suspect deaths while in custody, in the aftermath of Sandra Bland’s death. 

Sandra Bland’s death was less than 50 miles from the city of Houston.   Bland was an African American woman who was bullied by an officer after being stopped for not switching on her signal light, before making a turn.  She spent three days in jail before being found dead in what authorities are calling a suicide.   The Bland family is rejecting that assertion and suspect foul play. 

The latest Houston inmate death is a 29- year-old woman charged with public intoxication.  She was found unresponsive on Sunday as she was being booked into jail.  The woman’s race is listed as white, but, it’s unlikely that she’s white (refer to the photo).  This fact leads us to more deceit, in recent years the American public has complained about minorities being arrested disproportionately.  Texas’ adjustment was not to arrest whites evenhandedly, but to refer to Latinos, Mexicans, Hispanics, and people from the Caribbean islands as white.  The fallacious act is equivalent to an accountant cooking the books.  When statistical data is gleaned from their books, it appears that more whites are arrested quashing complaints from advocacy groups.   

This is the type of duplicitous behavior that has caused the American citizenry to distrust the government and specifically the criminal justice system.  US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch could not be reached for comment. 

As is customary in inmate deaths an internal investigation is underway and an autopsy is being performed the results have not yet been released. 

Also dead is Billy Davis, a 59-year-old African American who died on the way to the hospital while in police custody. 

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, there have been over 600 fatal police encounters in the United States for 2015, these numbers are submitted voluntarily and are not expected to be a true total.  

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