Because it's important.
Look, there's a lot of speculation in the media and online right now about what exactly happened to Sandra Bland. Sometimes the most rational thing say is, "I don't know." I don't know what happened to Sandra. And to engage in a guessing game as to how she passed, this or that, it can be reckless. But I do know that the racial climate is super-charged right now. We joked about it earlier but the black community is on edge. And it doesn't surprise me to see a black woman get irritated with a police officer. Just as it doesn't surprise me to see a police officer neglect to de-escalate a tense situation. I mean, to me...it almost feels like they were two players in a Greek tragedy marching towards an inevitable conclusion. Sandra Bland is one victim but her story speaks to a larger issue. An issue we should be trying to solve before it becomes a problem again.He said earlier:
The fact that we live in a world where black people have to strategize so they're not brutalized by the police is insane.