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We still miss him, still love him’: Colten Boushie’s family keeps pressing for reforms – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201968 Views

Jury selection, RCMP practices set to change on anniversary of Stanley not guilty verdict

Feb 08, 2019

Debbie Baptiste is still wearing her grey “Justice for Colten” T-shirt.

Red Pheasant Cree Nation man Colten Boushie was shot and killed in a Saskatchewan farmyard in 2016. It’s been one year since Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of murder in a trial that attracted international attention.

“After all this, we still miss him, still love him. And if we just keep fighting for justice for other people as well, then we have hope,” Baptiste said in an interview this week from the law office of family friend Eleanore Sunchild.

His case sparked a national debate on racism and the justice system’s relationship with Indigenous people.

The case is changing the way the RCMP operate and could change the way juries are selected. Baptiste, Sunchild, legal scholars and others say these reforms are necessary, but aren’t nearly enough.

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