Native American Activist Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest


By Counter Current News

A Native American activist was recently arrested and found dead in jail under conditions very similar to those of Sandra Bland in Texas.

Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was recently found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on July 14th. He had been arrested over failure to pay a minor traffic citation.

Local WTOK, reported that corrections officers reported Henry dead around 10 a.m.. But reports and logs reveal that he was seen alive and perfectly fine only half an hour before that.

Reports say that the state crime lab in Jackson are currently conducting an autopsy. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation also says that they are “looking into” Henry’s death.

But that hasn’t satisfied Henry’s fellow activists, friends and family. Just after funeral services were held on July 19th, in Bogue Chitto, Henry’s body was flown to Florida for an independently-funded autopsy paid for by anonymous donors. They hope that this autopsy will get to the bottom of what really happened.

Syracuse University law professors Janis McDonald and Paula Johnson of the school’s Cold Case Justice Initiative comment that, “at a time when the nation is focused on the terrible circumstances of the brutal death of Sandra Bland, it is critical to expose the many ways in which Black Americans, Native Americans and other minorities are being arrested for minor charges and end up dead in jail cells.”

Henry was a member of the Choctaw tribe. He has been well known in the community and by opponents in law enforcement as a lifelong community activist.

He was also a candidate for the Choctaw Tribal Council from Bogue Chitto, only the week before his arrest on July 9th.

Henry’s death occurred one day after that of Sandra Bland, who was found hanging in the Texas, Waller County Jail.

The results of the private autopsy will be made public when it is complete. Stay tuned and help SPREAD THE WORD!

(Article by M. David)

17 thoughts on “Native American Activist Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest

  1. rasil4u

    Prayers and condolences for all the families know and unknown who are experiencing/have experienced the evil that manifests in this country against Blacks and people of color. All must remember, America will be under God’s judgement and all guilty will be punished whether you believe it or not.

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  2. Patricia Kayden

    Very sorry to read this story. This nonsense is happening too many times. I hope Henry’s family gets justice. I don’t understand the need to arrest someone for failure to pay a traffic citation in the first place.

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  5. dolores solorzano

    there are a lot of racist in mississippi and the pinche gabacho is guilty as sin for this killing because the white supremacist are the ku klux klan murdering terrorist and they have to be stopped


    1. Sandra Tullos Williams

      Dolores. Why are you bringing racist and the kkk into this?? The so called Black Panthers are no better then the kkk. They get on tv saying *kill all whites*…Those are the ones that needs to be stopped….Did you see where a black man that was showing his pride in the confederate flag that was pushed off the road by 4-5 blacks and he was killed and his lady friend could have been killed???? If you are in Mississippi and don’t like it move..But a fact …RACIST are everywhere…

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      1. sashalanda

        I so agree Sandra. I live here in Philadelphia Ms. However, I was born and lived south of Chicago until I was 31. I was stunned that there was actually less racism here than was up by Chicago. Its rampant on both sides up north but behind closed doors which I think is even more dangerous. Racism is bad from all sides.Prayers and thoughts go out to this mans family and friends. I pray the truth, and only the truth is found by these autopsy’s. I think it’s good they are getting a second opinion. God


      2. rasil4u

        Sorry Sandra. These murders are ALL executed by hateful, racist, and ignorant whites. You are literally intellectually bankrupt. The Panthers always stood for the rights of Blacks, were involved in social movements, injustices, and NEVER EVER murdered or hated as the KKK does. KKK members spew hatred and murder. Mississippi is horrifying. I know Whites who lived in Mississippi and relocated bc of the hatred, racism, and ignorance of its residents. BTW…saying to “kill all whites” is totally different than literally killing all whites. I strongly suggest that you obtain an education, or go back into the Caucasoid caves… better yet go back under the rock you have inhabited all of your entire life. And please go with haste!!!

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