In August of 2016, Colten Bouchie, a 22-year-old Aboriginal man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan, got a flat tire on the road. He was with his girlfriend and some friends. They had spent the day swimming — and drinking.
Then they went onto Gerald Stanley’s farm. To get help for their flat tire, they later said. But to the Stanley family, it looked like a home invasion. Boushie and his friends tried to start one of Stanley’s ATVs. They smashed their Ford SUV into one of Stanley’s cars. They were drinking and armed.
It’s out in the country. You don’t call 911 out there — maybe the local RCMP officer who’s 100 miles away can swing by in an hour...
So Stanley fired some warning shots in the air. But then he fired a shot into Boushie, in the head. Killed him. Stanley said it was an accident.
This week, the jury did not convict him.
I wasn’t there that day to see; and I wasn't in court every day, like the jury.
Neither was Justin Trudeau. But he recorded a statement about the verdict, while jogging in Los Angeles.
He pretty much denounced not only Gerald Stanley, but the jury and the judge and the legal system itself as racist.
But he was just getting started. Of course, he wrote a tweet. He mentioned talking to the Liberal justice minister, and then she chimed in.
How is this not contempt of court?
I’m not saying there aren’t other issues to be resolved; I have long argued that, say, our racist Indian Act needs to be repealed; I am a big supporter of economic development for Aboriginal people. But that’s got nothing to do with meddling in a court case that’s not done, given that an appeal is now virtually guaranteed. That’s basic.
I don’t know if Gerald Stanley is a murderer, other than a jury says he isn’t. But I do know that the attack on our courts independent by the Liberals is unprecedented, and the timing of national partisan rallies in support of that attack is not accidental or coincidental.
But, judging by the mainstream media’s total participation in this scheme — it’s working...
TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Broadcaster John Gormley on the non-guilty verdict in the Gerald Stanley/Boushie verdict, and the elite's response; then Edmonton Sun Senior Columnist Lorne Gunter joins me to talk about the Environmental Assessment Review.
FINALLY: Your messages to me — and Justin Trudeau's rants about The Rebel in Parliament!