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Locked: Gerald Stanley Not Guilty In Colten Boushie’s Death

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Gerald Stanley Not Guilty In Colten Boushie’s Death

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/02/09 ... _23358012/

BATTLEFORD, Sask. —The federal justice minister has said the country "can and must do better" after a white farmer was acquitted in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man — a verdict that sparked a firestorm of criticism from First Nations groups across Canada.

A jury in Battleford, Sask., deliberated 13 hours before finding Gerald Stanley not guilty of second degree murder Friday in the 2016 death of Colten Boushie, a resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation.
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Why was he shot to death?
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what'd he do? how did he get shot?

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"There does not seem to be a shred of understanding among the aggrieved that a bunch of drunks--armed as well-- raiding a farm has consequences.

Gladly this verdict show that the law does recognize that a man is not automatically found guilty for defending his family in Canada."

So wait, this guy and a bunch of his friends, were drunk, armed, and invaded the property of a farmer who fired multiple warning shots in the air to get them to go away, they didn't, and he ended up shooting 1 of those guys in the back of his head while reaching for his keys?

If the trial was for murder, there's zero chance he'd ever be found guilty in that situation. No normal person would think its okay to be drunk, armed and invading someone's property.

Also love the transparent racism on display in the article:

BATTLEFORD, Sask. —The federal justice minister has said the country "can and must do better" after a white farmer was acquitted in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man — a verdict that sparked a firestorm of criticism from First Nations groups across Canada.

If it was an indigenous farmer and a young white man, would it ever get reported on? Based on the inferred racial differences there, i doubt it.

The guy didn't deserve to die by the looks of it (although drunk , armed and invading property, makes it way too easy to dismiss his presumed innocence), but he also didnt help himself or the situation by ignoring an armed man shooting warnings shots with his rifle in the air while telling them to leave.

This looks like a sad number of events that went down, but it all could have been avoided, at multiple times during the encounter, by the guys trespassing on the property.
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Darwin at work, justice for once was blind even though the idiot minister seems to want to interfere with a jury decision as if his opinion matters. He should shut his piehole and collect his paycheck that he doesn't deserve.
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Feb 10th, 2018 1:09 pm
Darwin at work, justice for once was blind even though the idiot minister seems to want to interfere with a jury decision as if his opinion matters. He should shut his piehole and collect his paycheck that he doesn't deserve.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon ... -1.4529956

Biased CBC article but both the justice minister and trudeau have come out publicly against the verdict. These two need to shut the F up.
There have been postings all over social media calling for someone to kill Stanley and his family and the last thing needed is for it to seem that the government supports vigilante justice.

Are Canadians really expected to do nothing when their home is invaded by drunk, armed thugs just because the thugs are native?
I can't imagine how Stanley felt after this went down.
Somehow, i doubt he started his day thinking "gee. I hope a vehicle full of drunk Indians shows up and tries to rob us so I can shoot one of them"".
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Gotta love how criminals of all races are just misunderstood angels. Yes some of these folks are living a hard life, but maybe they should have some morals instilled into them. Just like this government to defend the criminals that initiated the whole scene. (When are they going to charge the rest of the gang?)
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So him and his friends were drunk and armed, and trespassed onto this guys property? Hard to feel like he wouldn't feel threatened by that, could he have handled it better? Maybe.
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Basically Colten Bushie, and 4 of his other friends got drunk. They drove around drunk, with a .22 rifle, burglarizing farmyards. On a flat tire no less. They showed up at a particular farmer's yard, Gerald Stanley, and proceeded to burgularize an ATV.

The kids, native or not, were up to no good, and posed a major threat to the property of Gerald Stanley.

Long story short, Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of shooting Colten Bushie, a drunken armed intruder on Gerald Stanley's property, clearly not presenting himself in good faith.

To top it all off, its pretty clear that some of the witnesses for the prosecution gave contradictory stories at the Preliminary Hearing, and at the trial. Furthermore, one witness didn't even show up.

The outcome would have been identical if the colour of Colten Bushie's skin was white, instead of Native.
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Well, if what happened was how some posters described, then screw that. I wouldn't want to see that poor farmer and his family become victims à la Clockwork Orange, and I'm VERY sympathetic towards any minorities/vulnerable classes.
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even though there are victims on both sides to this case, i dislike how our justice minister and PM just publicly undermined our court systems by using Boushie's death for their political motives. if trudeau truly felt sympathetic to the family of Boushie, he should have taken it up with them directly.

the media hoopla over this is only going to encourage more polarizing beliefs and pit people against one another
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A gang of thugs trespassed and probably wanted to steal some stuff on his property and they were caught. They were given verbal warnings first. The property owner had a license for his gun and used it. The only problem is that we're in Canada and he's white. /end

What's more disturbing is that it seems like "our" PM empathizes more with a band of marauding thieves than a family man defending his family and livelihood. Good job! :/
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A gang of thugs trespassed and probably wanted to steal some stuff on his property and they were caught. They were given verbal warnings first. The property owner had a license for his gun and used it. The only problem is that we're in Canada and he's white. /end

What's more disturbing is that it seems like "our" PM empathizes more with a band of marauding thieves than a family man defending his family and livelihood. Good job! :/

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im sorry for the guy's family, they could very well be good people, but Trudeau has started to display a very ignorant persona in order to shore up votes at any cost. The most recent being the fake hijab story, the idiotic replacement of "man" with "people", and now this.

Screw the law and justice system, drunken armed men robbing people should be ok so long as the robbers are minorities or indigenous people, and they vote liberal.

At this pace, he's not far from being the socialist equivalent of Trump.

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