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A Lament for Colten Boushie

A Lament for Colten Boushie

Late last Friday night the jury delivered its verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer accused of murdering a young Cree man named Colten Boushie. Stanley shot Boushie in the head at close range and killed him. The all-white jury could have found Stanley guilty of murder in the second degree or manslaughter.  Instead they acquitted him entirely. It is not entirely clear what happened on Stanley’s farm that afternoon late in the summer of 2016, other…

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