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Texas Taxpayers Bear Brunt of Sandra Bland Legal Settlement

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas taxpayers will be paying higher insurance rates because of the cost of defending a nuisance lawsuit, a Waller County plaintiff’s lawyer says. Waller County has reportedly settled the lawsuit with Sandra Bland’s mother for $1.9 million. The Texas Department of Public Safety was not a party to the settlement.

Geneva Reed-Veal

Gag Order Sought in Sandra Bland Case

HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyers who are defending Waller County and the State of Texas in a lawsuit brought by Sandra’s Bland’s mother are seeking a gag order in the case. One of the lawyers for Bland’s estate and Bland’s mother has been quoted repeatedly in the Houston Chronicle in recent days.

Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland Special Prosecutors and Grand Jury Racially Diverse

HOUSTON, Texas — The grand jurors who are hearing the evidence in the Sandra Bland cases, and the special prosecutors who were appointed to serve in the case, are racially diverse and include two black special prosecutors, and three blacks and one Hispanic on the grand jury.

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Anonymous to Protest Saturday in 35 US Cities — Threaten Cops, ‘No Mercy for Murderers’

A YouTube video message purportedly by the group Anonymous has issued a warning for U.S. police chiefs, Waller County police, and in particular, the Waller County Sheriff’s Department. In a threatening demand, the group told the Waller Sheriff’s Office, “We all know where you live. No mercy for murders.” The group plans protests in 35 cities throughout the U.S. on Saturday, August 8th.