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Colten Boushie’s Family on ‘The Rodney King Trial of the Prairies’ – VICE

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201872 Views

At a Saskatoon rally protesting the not-guilty verdict, the 22-year-old’s relatives say they’re going to seek justice for his death.

An all-white jury has found Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering a 22-year-old Indigenous man, but if you ask Colten Boushie’s family and local Indigenous community, the fight for justice is far from over.

Police estimate there were about 700 people gathered in front of Saskatoon’s courthouse in support of the Boushie family Saturday afternoon. The not-guilty verdict has left many saying the justice system is deeply flawed and has failed Indigenous people.

Speakers at the rally questioned Canada’s commitment to reconciliation and stressed the need for resistance, and solidarity from allies in light of Boushie’s death, which has been referred to as the Rodney King trial of the Prairies.

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