22-year-old Symone Nicole Marshall died in police custody after she was denied hospitalization.
Symone Nicole Marshall, 22, the mother of a 3-year-old daughter died in a Texas jail on Tuesday, May 10, two weeks after she was involved in a serious car wreck. Head injuries she sustained in the accident demanded immediate medical attention. However, instead of being hospitalized, Marshall was booked into jail.
Marshall’s sister knew about the car accident only after Symone called and told her that someone had run her off the road. She was incredibly concerned about her sister’s condition that was characterized with recurring headaches and blackouts. Symone Marshall was being held at the local jail for two weeks before she died due to a blood clot in her lung.
“I called the jail several times and requested for them to take her to a real hospital and they wouldn’t do so. If they would have this, her death could have been prevented and my sister would still be here. My heart hurts so bad. She was my best friend. I am so angry that they did this to her.”, said Honey Marshall.
Marshall’s death adds to the string of black women who died in police custody. Remember Sandra Bland, 28, who was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on July 13, 2015.
Since Texas is ranked number 1 racist state among the rest, we are forced to believe these deaths are caused by racist police.
Authorities have however remained tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the death of Marshall but unfortunately for them, incidents like this cannot be left unspoken. It is disheartening to see the negative and discriminatory treatment of this nation towards black citizens who are no less smart, beautiful and decent than most white residents.