‘Boushie Update’

“The family of a Saskatchewan man who was shot and killed by a local landowner in 2016 plans to appeal an internal investigation by the RCMP that cleared officers of wrongdoing in how they interacted with them in the wake of his death.

“Colten Boushie, 22, was shot and killed in August 2016 on a rural property near Biggar, Sask. His death ignited racial tensions across the province and landowner Gerald Stanley — who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder — goes on trial in February.

“But when seven officers went to Red Pheasant ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 2,472 people} to inform his mother and siblings of his death, they surrounded and searched the family’s trailer. They were acting on a tip that a possibly-armed man had fled the scene of Boushie’s death to a trailer looking like that of his family… Continue reading ‘Boushie Update’

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‘Chiefs Fuelling Racial Tension’

Once again, aboriginal leadership has impugned the integrity of the RCMP with unsubstantiated racial bias allegations. Perry Bellegarde used the opportunity to focus on the ‘racist’ nature of the backlash on social media, rather than the irresponsible attack on the police that provoked the controversy.

“‘First Nations’ leaders say an RCMP news release about a fatal shooting near Biggar, Sask. was biased.

“Colten Boushie {aboriginal}, 22, was killed Tuesday after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm in the rural municipality of Glenside, west of Saskatoon… Gerald Stanley {‘non’-aboriginal}, 54, is charged with second-degree murder. He is to make his next court appearance in North Battleford on Aug. 18.

“The first police news release said that people in the car had been taken into custody as part of a theft investigation. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian ‘Nations’ said the RCMP statement “provided just enough prejudicial information” for people to draw the conclusion that the shooting was somehow justified {?}.

“The messaging in an RCMP news release should not fuel racial tensions,” he said.

{YOU are the one ‘fuelling racial tensions’…}

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