Another Jailed Black Person “Hangs Herself”

Ken AshfordRacial HomicidesLeave a Comment

Are you buying this?


According to authorities, an 18-year-old girl hanged her self in an Alabama jail. The inmate has been identified as Kindra Darnell Chapman by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Chapman was arrested on a first-degree-robbery charge for allegedly taking a cellphone and booked at Homewood City Jail Tuesday around 6:22 p.m., reports. She was last seen alive at 6:30 p.m by jailers and found unresponsive at 7:50 p.m. Officials report that Chapman used a bed sheet to hang herself.

Chapman was pronounced dead at Brookwood Medical Center. Homewood police are currently investigating this death.

This was Tuesday, the same day the story broke about Sandra Bland.

Now, we know very little about the facts.  But check it out.  Assuming the allegations are true, she hung herself because of a cellphone.  And while you are mulling the probability of that, consider that she was only in the 80 minutes between when she was last seen and when she was found dead, this girl had figured out and executed her own suicide with resources in the cell.

Is it all possible?  Sure.  But this is Alabama.

UPDATE:  I found this picture of her… a fuller one of the picture above.


Apparently, Kindra was pretty bad-ass.  (I found other pictures of her making the same gesture).

And a picture of her apparently with a gun.


Although, these pictures make it LESS likely that this girl would kill herself.  Obviously, she wasn’t weak.  I’ll bet she gave some sass.