Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Thomas Edsall discusses the difficulties in trying to address wealth inequality through a money-infused electoral system: Five years ago, for example, Adam Bonica, a political scientist at Stanford, published “Why Hasn’t Democracy Slowed Rising Inequality?” Economic theory, he wrote, holds that “inequality should be at least partially self-correcting ...

Montreal Simon: Colten Boushie and the Ghastly Silence of the Cons

It's now been several days since an all-white jury found a white farmer in Saskatchewan not guilty of anything in the killing of Colten Boushie.And since then there have been demonstrations of sorrow and anger all over this country.So I was really glad to see that Boushie's grief stricken family was able to meet with ...

The Canadian Progressive: ‘Clearing the plains’ continues with the acquittal of Gerald Stanley

Last week’s decision by an all-white jury to acquit Gerald Stanley, the killer of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, calls for an overhaul of Canada’s settler-based legal system, and an investigation into the racism embedded within Canadian society and police forces. The post ‘Clearing the plains’ ...

Susan on the Soapbox: An Unfathomable Darkness — The Gerald Stanley Verdict

“There is a darkness that exists in this country and I believe we are going to have to feel our way out of it.” — Chris Murphy, lawyer for the Boushie family The verdict that found Gerald Stanley not guilty of any crime, not even manslaughter, in the shooting death of Colten Boushie leaves me ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Robert Jago comments on an all-white jury’s acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the shooting death of Colten Boushie. Shree Paradkar notes that the issue of non-representative juries is far from a new one. Scott Gilmore recognizes that Boushie’s death and its aftermath are just one more story ...

Montreal Simon: The Killing of Colten Boushie and the Bigots in Saskatchewan

APTN News A young indigenous man out for a joy ride with his friends. An old white farmer with a gun collection large enough to equip a small army.A gun that goes off "accidentally" and an "accidental bullet" that hits Colten Boushie in the back of the head.An all-white jury that acquits Gerald Stanley of ...