Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hill County Jail Kills Long Soldier and Gets Away With It
Hill County Jail, Montana: Native basketball star dies in police custody
HAVRE, Montana -- A.J. Long Soldier, 18-year-old basketball champion from Hays, Montana, on Gros Ventre Indian Nation in northern Montana, died in police custody at Hill County Jail. The jail has a long history of the abuse of Indian inmates.
Dayna Bear, Long Soldier's mother said, "I didn't even know he was in jail."
Long Soldier led Hays-Lodgepole High School to consecutive state C basketball tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007.
The following article is the official coverup of his death:
He cried for help and they ignored him, finally the other prisoners made a fuss to get him help. They took him to the hospital, decided he was OK, and sent him back to jail, he cried again, they handcuffed him "to calm him down". And they said he was screaming and hallucinating. From Nov.19th to Nov.23rd, when he died, he could have been saved, if they had not wasted time. Plenty of people knew and saw what went on. There is no excuse for his death. None whatsoever. Hill County Jail should be closed. For good! The responsible parties should be arrested by Native American Police,tried by a Native American jury with a Native American Judge and put into a Native American jail! It's only fair!!