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Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:31 PM

 

Something is bothering me about the release of Sandra Bland's autopsy report.

Now why did her autopsy only take such a short time to be completed.

I'm not in the medical field, but ALL the cop shows on TV can't be wrong in that it takes a lot of time to complete one, especially one with unnatural causes.

AND, why did her parents agree to bury her and not get an autopsy from a pathologist of their own choosing???????????

At least she was not cremated.

Although, bodies can disappear and have, but that's a conspiracy theory better left to those with an avocation for such things.

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Reply Something is bothering me about the release of Sandra Bland's autopsy report. (Original post)
greiner3 Jul 2015 OP
LiberalAndProud Jul 2015 #1
MerryBlooms Jul 2015 #2
onecent Jul 2015 #4
MerryBlooms Jul 2015 #5
MerryBlooms Jul 2015 #7
vaberella Jul 2015 #3
onecent Jul 2015 #6
vaberella Jul 2015 #15
onecent Jul 2015 #17
MerryBlooms Jul 2015 #8
onecent Jul 2015 #13
MerryBlooms Jul 2015 #14
Elwood P Dowd Jul 2015 #9
logosoco Jul 2015 #20
udbcrzy2 Jul 2015 #10
former9thward Jul 2015 #11
XemaSab Jul 2015 #12
Facility Inspector Jul 2015 #18
former9thward Jul 2015 #21
GreatGazoo Jul 2015 #19
former9thward Jul 2015 #22
Lee-Lee Jul 2015 #16

Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:38 PM

1. . . .

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/24/sandra-bland-death-autopsy-review

Sandra Blandís autopsy report was released in full on Friday, which will allow the second autopsy conducted at her familyís request to move closer to completion.

Cannon Lambert, the familyís attorney, told the Guardian that an independent autopsy was conducted last Saturday morning but has not yet been finished because part of it involves analysing the original autopsyís results.

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Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:43 PM

2. Sandra Bland's family ordered an independent autopsy.

Last edited Sat Jul 25, 2015, 07:39 PM - Edit history (1)

The family of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman whose body was found in a Texas jail three days after she was arrested, has ordered an independent autopsy as questions about how she died remain unanswered.

"We want to understand how it is that this kind of played out and what will end up ultimately being the cause of death," family attorney Cannon Lambert told ABC News.

The autopsy was ordered Sunday, and the results are expected within 48-72 hours, ABC News reports.


http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/07/family_of_sandra_bland_has_ordered_independent_autopsy.html

Edited to remove snippy/snarky-- "what are you talking about?" in my reply title. My sincere apologies to the OP.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:54 PM

4. No need to be so snippy....? What's the point??

The person who wrote this did not see that ABC News report.....ah well...shit happens....

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Response to onecent (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:57 PM

5. I'm not snippy.

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Response to onecent (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 07:31 PM

7. You know, now that I look, I was snippy. I apologize to you and the OP.

Sorry. Thanks for setting me straight.

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Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:52 PM

3. Have you been paying attention to the news?

On Lawrence O'Donnell's show on the July 22, 2015 guests, Sandra Bland's sister and family lawyer clearly stated that there has been a mistake made by the coroner. The family lawyer mentioned the texts on MSNBC:

http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/bland-family-says-1st-autopsy-is-defective-489882179661

This was further discussed on DemocracyNow:
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/7/24/sandra_bland_s_sister_responds_to


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As for her family, the videos above also discuss it but I will reiterate. They did do their own autopsy of the body before she was embalmed and buried.

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Response to vaberella (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:59 PM

6. HAVE YOU been paying atttention to the news????

Wow I almost forgot for a bit how rude the people are on DU now Ya'all need a chill pill.....asking a person IF THEY HAVE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THE NEWS???????ROFL.. HOW CAN YOU GET AWAY FROM IT??? HA

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Response to onecent (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:55 AM

15. Then why ask such an obviously searchable answer.

One online search of a Sandra Bland's name lists exactly what this person was asking. If they were paying attention to the news, they would not need to even ask these questions.

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Response to vaberella (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:26 AM

17. Cuz it's more fun to get on DU and ask....so you can CONVERSE with lots and lots of other people

and their ideas and have a conversation with a live person rather than JUST A COMPUTER...
SO OBVIOUS...ISN'T IT?????

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Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 07:32 PM

8. I apologize for my crappy attitude in my first response to you.

I was out of line.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 09:16 AM

13. We all have our bad days..that's for sure...No harm

I don't think it was intentional....everyones is a bit tense these days!!! Have a good weekend.

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Response to onecent (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 11:45 AM

14. Thanks, you too!

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Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 08:18 PM

9. Can someone explain to me how a person can hang themself with a plastic bag

in a jail cell?

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:54 AM

20. This is what I keep thinking...

I have never been in a jail cell, but why do they even put trash cans with bags in them? It's not like the people in there have a pantry to make food and build up trash.

Also, I read somewhere that Sandra Bland was pretty tall so hanging oneself would be pretty difficult.

We seem to hear of hangings in prison/jail often. It seems like the "powers that be" know how it happens and they could do something to prevent it.

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Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 08:22 PM

10. The autopsy press conference

 

Given by the DA said that the autopsy was completed and they still were awaiting toxicology results which would take an additional 2-3 weeks, but they were releasing the results they had right now. And the investigation was still ongoing.

The family attorney said they were getting an independent autopsy, but I don't know if they are going to release those results to the public.

I think we will be hearing more about all of this soon. Her funeral was today.

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Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 08:31 PM

11. I was a workplace accident investigator in Chicago for many years.

I witnessed scores of autopsies. All from unnatural causes. They don't take much time at all. Half hour to an hour. Yes, all the cop shows are wrong.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 08:37 PM

12. Don't bring your "facts" in here!

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:29 AM

18. Do they have an autopsy montage sequence

 

that shows all kinds of fancy equipment closeups like they do on CSI?

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Response to Facility Inspector (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:05 PM

21. Not at the Cook County Medical Examiner's building

where I was at. It is the biggest ME office in the nation because so many people die of "unnatural causes" in Chicago and Cook county. There are bodies all over the place and autopsy techs run around going from one body to the next. They love to do commentary and jokes about the victims.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:47 AM

19. It takes longer on the cops shows because they never turn the room lights on.

The whole room is lit in only a blueish light so dim that the light of the computer screens and scopes is the brightest thing. Very hard to see in that light and it is hard to see bruises or other trauma because everything looks blue.

Also since they are not wearing masks, hair nets or gloves they introduce a lot of foreign matter into the body so it takes longer of course because for hours they are like "oh I found a hair..maybe this is from the killer?...nope, that's another one of mine..."



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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:08 PM

22. One time I came into an autopsy room

with some testing equipment. The autopsy techs in that room were not familiar with me and they fled the room. I found out later that they thought I was there to test them for drugs...

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Response to greiner3 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:59 AM

16. The delay usually isn't the autopsy itself

 

It is first how busy and backed up the ME is. Odds are that's not the only case in the workload.

And second the waiting on lab results for toxicology and such.

Once they actually start work on the body it's usually just a couple hours. Then it's wait for lab results.

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