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Cuthand: With the not-guilty verdict in the Stanley trial, we continue to live in a deeply flawed society – Ottawa Citizen

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2018141 Views

Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in the killing of Colten Boushie but the there are no heroes or a no white knight — only people caught up in a tragic series of events, writes Doug Cuthand.

February 10, 2018

Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in the killing of Colten Boushie but there are no heroes or a no white knight — only people caught up in a tragic series of events.

Someone called it the trial of the century, but it’s hardly that, although it defines what have been settler/First Nations relations in Saskatchewan and this decision will only perpetuate that sorry state of affairs.

Back on Aug. 9, 2016, a group of five young people entered the rural property of Gerald Stanley and his family. What followed was a series of mistakes and senseless violence. It ended with the death of Boushie, a young man who had recently moved from Montana to be with his mother’s side of the family on the Red Pheasant reserve south of the Battlefords.

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