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Sharon Cooper

Sister of Sandra Bland

Sharon Cooper is a DePaul University alumna who works as a business professional in the Bay area. In addition to being one of Sandy's proud sisters, she's married to her college sweetheart and they have a 5-year-old daughter who's full of personality.

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The missing narrative of Sandra Bland

As a black woman personally impacted by this tragedy and its complexities of the intersectionality of race, gender and socioeconomics, I was cautiously optimistic the legislation would deliver on issues that have pained American society for far too long. So I watched vigilantly to ensure that the family position we expressed collectively on numerous occasions regarding the importance of substantive police reform as it relates directly to accountability was included in the bill.