Travis County sheriff Sally Hernandez is sparking outrage in Texas over her new video in which she presides over the “whipping” of her officers, including a black man.
“Nothing like images of slavery and whips during Black History Month right after Virginia,” said a Texas state employee who provided the video to Big League Politics and said that he/she was “appalled” by the image.
Hernandez is a lightning rod of political controversy for campaigning against cooperating with ICE, and crusading for Austin’s sanctuary city status, earning her the nickname “Sanctuary Sally” from Republicans.
The unlisted video from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office shows Hernandez overseeing the whipping of people after a clip from the movie “Ben-Hur.” That video is now unavailable on Youtube, having been removed by its user.
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