The shooting of Colton Boushie took place in Saskatchewan, Canada in August 2016. By way of background, you should know that there is, right or wrong, nothing remotely like the castle doctrine in Canada. There is also a lot of racial tensions between whites and First Nations in Canada. The reserve system is horribly dysfunctional, and indigenous youth make up 80% of the prison population in Saskatchewan, despite being 15% of the total population in the province. The case has led to a huge social media backlash and has inflamed racial tensions badly. It has been compared to the Rodney King beating in its controversy, to give you some idea. Anyway, here are a few articles on the subject. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article...te-farmer-acquitted-of-killing-indigenous-man https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4520214 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/colten-boushie/article32451940/ http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatoon/gerald-stanley-trial-lawyer-defence-case-1.4519655 The facts of the case are as follows, as they came out at trial. You can read the articles for more detail, but this is my hot take: Boushie and an SUV full of his friends (5 in total), all of whom were from a nearby reserve, had been drinking and swimming all day. They were all between 17 and 24. The evidence is that they were really drunk; one of the witnesses testified to having 30 shots that day. Their SUV blew a tire. They went onto a farm and tried to steal a car with a rifle they had in the vehicle, but were unable to break the window. They then came onto the Gerald Stanley farm. Boushie's friends testifued they were there to ask for help with the flat tire. Stanley and his son, who owned the farm in question, allege they tried to break into a vehicle on the property and to steal an atv. A witness from the SUV testified that he tried to start the ATV, but denied any intent to steal it. Things escalated pretty quickly from there. The SUV hit a vehicle on the property. Stanley's son cracked the windshield of the SUV with a hammer. Stanley at some point got a handgun from inside, fired a couple warning shots, and approached the SUV. His version of events is he reached inside, tried to take the keys from the ignition, when the pistol fired unexpectedly. There is some evidence of hangfire. Boushie was shot in the back of the head. None of the parties had any prior history. One big issue was that the jury was all white. Anyway, the jury acquitted, and the backlash has been huge. Politicians have weighed in and everything. Thoughts Sherdog?