Halifax rally planned Saturday during 'day of action' after Boushie verdict

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A jury found Stanley was not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Boushie on Friday.

Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in connection to the shooting death of Colten Boushie from August 9, 2016.

Those tensions were on full display as Stanley walked free after the verdict.

"Something has to be done about this!" said Alvin Baptiste, Boushie's uncle, after the verdict was read aloud.

"We felt unsafe then and we're still unsafe", Jonathan said while alluding to Indigenous peoples tragic history in Canada.

Colten Boushie was shot and killed on a farm in Saskatchewan in 2016.

He said in Indigenous culture, people trust karma to find justice: "What you do wrong to others will come back to you".

"I can't imagine the grief and sorrow the Boushie family is feeling tonight", he wrote from Los Angeles. That was followed by screams from Boushie's family and shouts of "you're a murderer".

"Colten Boushie was shot in the back of the head at point blank range, he said".

"Justice wasn't served today". "We didn't want more here, we wanted justice". "However, we did not see it", she said outside court.

"We will not give up our fight for justice", Boushie's cousin Jade Tootoosis said immediately afterwards on the courthouse steps, where she has been the family spokesperson.

"How all First Nations are treated in the justice system is not right".

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The driver of the SUV testified the group had been drinking during the day and tried to break into a truck on a neighbouring farm, but went to the Stanley property in search of help with a flat tire.

An altercation occurred between them, Stanley, his son and his wife.

Stanley testified that he fired warning shots to scare the group off.

"I know there may be some strong reactions regarding the verdict of Gerald Stanley trial".

Crown prosecutor Bill Burge disputed that Stanley believed the firearm was empty and that the gun could have had a misfire or hang fire.

In Canada, in order for a jury to reach a verdict in a criminal case, all 12 jurors must be in agreement.

"One side is very unhappy tonight, but there is never any victor in a case like this", he said. "Sending love to them from the United States". We were there to present the evidence and we didn't leave anything out that would have made a difference. There was nothing more that could be done. "That's their duty and they took it seriously". Spencer has not issued any comment on the verdict yet.

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called Boushie's death "tragic", but said the independent judicial process must run its course without political intervention. He said they would evaluate their options.

Tension continued as the trial began.

Meanwhile, the head of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Chief Bobby Cameron, said that Wilson-Raybould agreed to meet with Boushie's family "to make some serious, positive change to meet the recommendations of the family". The verdict in the case was announced shortly after 7:30 pm Friday night.

"This case has cracked open the racial undercurrent in Saskatchewan with the potential to further drive a wedge of mistrust between communities", Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand and Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark said in a joint statement. One user on the event page said they were "lighting a candle for Colten in Baltimore!"

"Let's live peaceful, let's coexist and live peacefully".

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