Letter to the Editor:
G I S T
(Give It Some Thought)
The swirl of events that resulted in the tragic death of Colten Boushie in 2016 has sparked the continuing controversy into our Canadian historical relationships between Aboriginals and the rest of the Canadian peoples.
From my gathering of the facts of this unfortunate situation (deeply affecting not only the Aboriginal community, but also the farmer and his family quietly doing their chores and minding their own business that are suddenly and tragically altered for the rest of their lives); the use of alcohol, the trespassing onto two private properties, the attempted theft of personal property at both locations, the broken stock of a rifle found beside a vehicle at the first property, two individuals attempting to break into a vehicle on the second property, the alarm being raised, the rush to get a gun, the fleeing of the two suspects, the two warning shots fired, the girlfriend of the deceased “sleeping” in the back seat, the jumping of the victim from the back seat into the driver’s seat, the front rim of the vehicle without a tire, the vehicle lurching forward, the collision into the adjacent vehicle, the struggle to remove the keys from the vehicle, the resulting shot fired, the broken rifle found later in the vehicle ………. makes me think of some Crime TV Show!
Where is the evidence that this is a racially based crime?
Is the Media responsible in spinning this catastrophe as racially based?
Upon reviewing the facts as I read them from various sources, this tragedy could have happened between anyone, regardless of race.