Outstanding Athelete and Haskell Student AJ Longsolider dies.

Outstanding Athelete and Haskell Student AJ Longsolider dies.

Allen John (AJ) Longsolider an outstanding athlete from Harlem, Montana had returned home from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks to attend his grandfather’s funeral.

He was booked on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court and later died in the all adult jail in Harve, Montana.

He died hours later while in custody, his family unaware that he was even in jail.

So what happened?

Why was an 18 year old kid (yes, legally classified as an adult) thrown in with an all adult male population? Hours later he is dead.

Did the jailers even bother in check in on him?

A.J. was not only a great basketball player he was a son, grandson, nephew, Haskell student and friend, our prayers go out to all the many lives he touched.

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2 responses to “Outstanding Athelete and Haskell Student AJ Longsolider dies.

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    geekin_topekan (Anonymous) says…

    “Why was an 18 year old kid (yes, legally classified as an adult) thrown in with an all adult male population? “
    ++++
    I understand that emotions are high and appreciate that reality.
    However…

    I am guessing that he was in jail because he broke a law of some sort. A law that is in place to maintain and protect a certain amount of civility in daily living.
    Instead of calling upon the proverbial “they” to answer “why”, point fingers and scream of injustice, maybe, just maybe, Indian people can look at the actions that initiated this chain of events, see who made what adult and voluntary decisions and acted on them. Maybe we could remind ourselves that we must be willing to accept the responsibilities of good decisions and the consequences of bad decisions.

    I am weary of reading about our young citizens falling in this manner. It is tragic and yet, somehow avoidable. 100% and completely;avoidable.

    I realize that emotions are high and this post will be taken completely out of context but I say these things with the greatest intentions.
    Act appropriately and we won’t get thrown in jail, die in the parks or run people over while drunk. These are not extravagant goals by any means.

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