Community outrage over 'no indictments' in Sandra Bland case

- About 20 protestors gathered in front of the Waller County Courthouse on Tuesday to protest a grand jury's decision to not charge anyone criminally in the death of Sandra Bland.

They said they were disgusted with the decision.

“We didn't expect much because when you leave the fox to guard the hen house, you can't be surprised when chickens come up missing. When you leave the wolf to guard the sheep shed, you can't be surprised when sheep come up missing,” said Deric Muhammad, a community activist.

“It is time for white people in this nation to no longer prioritize our own comfort over the lives of our brothers and sisters,” said Reverend Hannah Bonner, a protestor.

Protestors say the county has been secretive about their investigation. They are now calling for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the jail, the judge and all those involved in the case.
They’re also calling for an economic boycott, saying people should keep their money in their pockets this holiday season.

“If they can't give us justice, then they can't make any profit. We want the injustice that takes place in the United States of America to be the albatross around corporate America's neck,” said Muhammad. 

As night fell, the group trekked on to Hermann Park in Houston, where people continued protesting under the rain. 

The protestors said the fight is just beginning and that they're determined to hold someone accountable for Bland's death.

In July, Bland was found hanging by a plastic trash bag in her jail cell.

She was arrested after a heated traffic stop. after being pulled over by Trooper Brian Encinia for not using a turn signal.

The grand jury is expected to reconvene on January 6, 2016, when they will focus on misdemeanor matters.

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