Premier Wall comments on Biggar shooting reaction

By Ryan Brandt/CJME News
August 14, 2016 - 9:11pm

Premier Brad Wall has issued a statement reacting to the fatal shooting of a Saskatchewan man.

Colton Boushie, 22, was shot and killed near Biggar on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Homeowner Gerald Stanley, 54, is charged with second-degree murder.

RCMP described the social media reaction which followed as disturbing and possibly criminal in some instances.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Wall said racist and hate-filled comments on social media in relation to the death have to stop.

Wall said they are not only unacceptable, but are also a "betrayal of the values and character of Saskatchewan."

He also extended his support to the RCMP, which has faced criticism for its handling of the case.


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