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[Texas] LETTER: Smoking gun?

secondhand smoke is unhealthy, but I defy anyone to find a post-mortem report that shows death has occurred due to inhaling secondhand smoke. We are not forced into these situations. Let’s not be so melodramatic.
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Jul 27, 2015 09:58

[Texas] LETTER: Melodramatic?

In Jack Crane’s recent letter... I don’t know that anyone has ever reported that a death was because of any exposure to smoke. I’m pretty sure it would state death from lung cancer, emphysema, COPD or one of the many other cancers related to smoking. Also
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Jul 27, 2015 09:53

Texas Trooper Had No Right to Ask Sandra Bland to Put Out Her Cigarette

“You mind putting out your cigarette, please?" Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia asked. “I’m in my car. Why do I have to put out my cigarette?” Bland said. “Well, you can step on out now,” Encinia replied.
added Jul 25, 2015 19:08

[Texas] Flash fire ignites after worker lights cigarette at construction site

Three workers were injured Wednesday morning when a flash fire sparked when one of them lit a cigarette... the construction workers were in an area heavy with gasoline fumes when one decided to smoke a cigarette.
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX)
added Jul 25, 2015 17:43
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[Texas] VIDEO: Sandra Bland Was Threatened With Taser, Police Video Shows

confrontation between Ms. Bland and the trooper, Brian T. Encinia, escalated after she refused his order to put out a cigarette...Neither the stun gun nor the confrontation over the cigarette was mentioned in Trooper Encinia’s incident report
New York Times
added Jul 25, 2015 11:49

[Texas] Autopsy of Sandra Bland Finds Injuries Consistent With Suicide, Prosecutor Says

When Trooper Encinia asked — but did not order — her to put out her cigarette, she insisted that she had a right to smoke in her own car. Trooper Encinia responded by ordering her out of her car. When she refused, he said he would pull her out, and then
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2015 16:53

[Texas] BLOW: Questions About the Sandra Bland Case

2. The officer, while standing at the closed driver’s side door, asks Bland to extinguish her cigarette. As soon as she refuses, he demands that she exit the vehicle. Was the demand to exit because of the refusal? If so, what statute in Texas — or anywhe
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2015 12:43

[Texas] Sandra Bland’s Family Says Video Shows No Reason for Arrest

“There was very little reason that can be gleaned from the dashcam why Sandy had to be asked to put the cigarette out, why Sandy had to be asked to get out of the car, why Sandy had to be subject to having the officer point a Taser at her, why Sandy had
New York Times
added Jul 22, 2015 19:24

[Texas] Smoking ban passes final hurdle with some concessions to businesses

The council made some minor tweaks to the ordinance on second reading to ease the burden on businesses that want to create a smoking patio or allow on-site sampling of e-cigarettes. The ordinance, which also limits smoking in parks to small dedicated are
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Jul 22, 2015 00:48

[Texas] Your Monday Evening Briefing

Questions about the death of Sandra Bland…found dead in a Texas police cell, deepened as her family’s lawyer described a video...the officer who pulled her over for a traffic violation forcing her out of her car after she refused to put out her cigarette.
New York Times
added Jul 21, 2015 05:17
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