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Family of Colten Boushie files lawsuit against RCMP and farmer who killed him



The Canadian Press
SASKATOON – The family of an Indigenous man shot to death on a Saskatchewan farm has filed lawsuits against the RCMP and the farmer who was acquitted in the killing.

Colton Boushie was killed after being shot in the head on a farm near the community of Biggar in August 2016.

Gerald Stanley, the landowner, was found not guilty of second-degree murder after testifying that his gun went off accidentally.

The claim against Stanley argues that he caused the death of Boushie through negligence, recklessness, or by an intentional act.

Boushie’s family is also suing the Attorney General of Canada and individual RCMP officers over the way they were treated on the night Boushie died.

None of the allegations has been proven in court.

14 Responses to “Family of Colten Boushie files lawsuit against RCMP and farmer who killed him”

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    Ruth August 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    When people value belongings/property more than a human life, they deserve to pay, and pay big-time. Hope they feel it in their pocketbook. No one should get away with murder. Love and support to the family.

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    Neil August 10, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

    If it was Colten who had the gun and standley who died, Colten would be behind bars really wish this world would change nobody’s wants to live in a unfair world hope karma gets him

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    Joanne LaFleur August 10, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

    I know the pain of losing a child that has been murdered. ..I hope that one day they find peace and justice. .I will be sending prayers

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    Keith August 10, 2018 at 2:46 am #

    They deserve to win I see this as a reckless miscarriage of Justice in the worst form of humanity no gun misfires let the weapon be tested as well as it was a handgun it must have been aimed this makes it intentional my question is why the jury was not all aboriginal or at least half would be the right thing to do all handled inappropriately the way I see it God bless Colten and his family

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    Bonnie August 10, 2018 at 2:39 am #

    Prayers and positive vibes going to the family

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    Genevieve August 10, 2018 at 12:21 am #

    Prayers for the Boushie family ❤️

  7. Fred@theedge.ca'
    Fred August 9, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

    If this colten was non aboriginal or a Muslim that farmer would be behind bars. Everyone knows this deep down

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    Ness August 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    Hope u get justice..he didnt deserve that..I will say a prayer for your family and for the live if god they get what they deserve..

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    niki gandee August 9, 2018 at 8:50 pm #

    These people need to take responsibility for this young man’s death. I hope the family wins big time. Maybe then these kind of people will think twice before killing an indigenous person.

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    Ange M August 9, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    I hope there is justice for Colten.

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    Lisa S Dustyhorn August 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

    Finally!!. I hope & pray for the family they win.

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      Rose August 9, 2018 at 11:06 pm #

      Right on!! It’s about time someone stands up to the justice system.. it has to change. Hiy hiy Boushie family.

    • Johnnygreyeyes@hotmail.com'
      John G August 9, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

      Great news , I believe you can never have peace knowing you got away with murder, the jury failed to see the light they voted with minds clouded by darkness.

    • ashleylmhodgins@hotmail.com'
      Lynn August 10, 2018 at 2:35 am #

      Justice for Colton and his family!