Rival Crowdfunding Campaigns Stoke Racial Tensions

Rival crowdfunding campaigns after an acquittal in a murder trial have caused concern, not here in the US, but up in Saskatchewan, Canada.

White farmer Gerald Stanley, 56, was acquitted of murdering a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation (what native Canadians are called), Colten Boushie, 22.

After the trial, supporters of both families have raised over CDN$120,000.

Some of the crowdfunding campaigns for Stanley were taken down by GoFundMe as violative of their terms of service against legal defense of hate crimes, but the latest one remained.

Some provinces of Canada are seeing a decline in the white population with an increase in native born citizens, resulting in racial tensions similar to what is being felt in the US.


About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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