According to CNN, Sandra Bland was arrested in Texas on July 10 for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Three days later, officers found her dead in her cell. They say that the cause of death was suicide, yet many are questioning that version of events.
Fed up with what happened to Bland and those before her, a wide array of Twitter users have tweeted using the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody. The messages come from a variety of Ordinary Joes and prominent figures on Black Twitter, and their tweets range from personal requests to take care of beloved family members, to exhortations to fight for equality.
Read the 10 tweets embedded below, and follow the hashtag on Twitter for more.
Mourners are gathering tonight at Bland’s alma mater, Prairie A&M University, to honor her.