Five years ago, I wrote about Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who changed lanes in Waller County to allow an approaching patrol car to pass. Instead of passing, the patrolman pulled her over for failure to signal a lane change.
The video of her arrest was haunting. Sandra was understandably upset. How many times have we all changed lanes without giving a signal? She was simply moving over to let the policeman by. It seemed like such a trivial stop.