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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:55 PM

A Murder Trial Stirs Emotions About Canadas Relations With Its Indigenous Population

Source: New York Times

By IAN AUSTEN
FEB. 9, 2018

BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s push for reconciliation of Canada’s troubled history with its Indigenous people particularly resonates here in the town of Battleford, in the central part of Saskatchewan Province.

A pass system, similar to South Africa’s under apartheid, once required Indigenous people to get a government official’s written permission to step off their reserves. A public hanging in 1885 of six Cree and two Assiniboine men on murder charges that have since been questioned remains the largest mass execution in Canada’s history.

And now there is the Gerald Stanley trial.

Mr. Stanley, a local farmer, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man from the nearby Red Pheasant First Nation.



Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/world/canada/canada-saskatchewan-murder-indigenous.html









Gerald Stanley





Members of Colten Boushie's family in North Battleford Provincial Court on the sidelines of Gerald
Stanley's appearance. Photo: Devin Heroux / CBC



Colten Boushie

Rest in Peace

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Judi Lynn Feb 2018 OP
guillaumeb Feb 2018 #1
burrowowl Feb 2018 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2018 #3
moriah Feb 2018 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:02 PM

1. Recommended.

There has always been hostility directed at First Peoples/First Nations citizens in Canada. A little known part of our history.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:57 PM

2. K&R

May there be Justice and a change of culture!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:01 PM

3. Found not guilty.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:00 PM

4. I don't believe the defendant, especially if he testified the slide locked itself back first.



There's about a 0.5-1 second hangfire in a semiautomatic handgun.

Notice that the slide doesn't lock back until the actual discharge.

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