To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

RestorativeJustice for Sandra Bland

We demand restorative justice for Sandra Bland. We consider her a victim of crime, having been stopped for a traffic violation in Waller county, Texas, Bland was then found dead in her jail cell three days later. We ask the Dept. of Justice to investigate Bland's death and the handling of her case by Waller county. We call on the U.S. Congress to hold hearings on racial violence in America and the uptick of violent attacks on people of color. Restorative justice embraces crime victims and urges offender accountability.

Why is this important?

Restorative justice is a vision for reform of the criminal justice system. Violent attacks on people of color have increased dramatically in the last year. All citizens in the U.S. should be treated fairly and equally under the law. The case of Sandra Bland must be investigated.
Restorative Justice International (RJI)


Reasons for signing

  • Restorative justice is a consensual process, please note. A federal investigation and Congressional hearings on racial violence are warranted in this situation of Sandra Bland's death in jail 3 days after a traffic violation stop. A restorative justice approach could be explored in this instance after a full investigation and hearings have occurred. However, we also need a discussion of the implementation of restorative justice on a systemic basis, proactively, rather than merely a case b...
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  • We all should be treated equally. Not that only Blacks lives matters but all lives matters including those of Blacks.