Sandra Bland might still be alive if a Texas trooper hadn't escalated a traffic stop

Newly released video footage of the arrest of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail of unknown causes, shows the exact point when the black 28-year-old woman's death could potentially have been prevented. It happens when Texas trooper Brian Encinia utters seven simple words: "You mind putting out your cigarette, please?"

Bland doesn't cooperate. She responds, "I'm in my car. Why do I have to put out my cigarette?" Encinia then demands Bland get out of the car. She refuses. He tries to...

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