Excuse me while I go on a rant.
People need to stop demonizing Sandra Bland because marijuana was detected in her blood sample taken at the autopsy.
The presence of a drug in a person’s blood does not mean anything unless they were impaired by the drug and they weren’t impaired unless a toxic level of the drug was detected. Even if they had a toxic level, it would not cause a person to react violently or to commit suicide. They would probably eat something and go to sleep.
I am sick and tired of the demonization of black victims killed by police. Oh my God! Right wing heads explode at the very thought that a victim of violence might have had a detectable amount of marijuana in their blood. All of a sudden. the victim deserved to die, according to their thought process.
Were these turkeys home schooled?
(apologies to turkeys who are actually smarter than these right wing freaks)
No peer reviewed scientific study supports their irrational fears.
Millions of people smoke pot and have no trouble functioning. Get over it, Deal with it.
Let’s put the focus back where it belongs:
1) On the cop who arrested Sandra Bland in violation of his department’s rules and regulations; and
2) On the jail that did not comply with its own rules regarding observation of potentially suicidal inmates.
The media needs to ignore the racist right wing hate machine instead of pandering to their ridiculous concerns.
Notice to Readers: I am posting five days per week at Firedoglake, which is why you haven’t seen much of me lately. I’ve been so busy that I’ve neglected to cross post here and when I remember, my article is stale news and I don’t post it. Mea culpa. I’ll try to do better.
Here’s my Friday post on Sandra Bland.