While the preliminary hearing for Gerald Stanley resumes tomorrow (Thurs), in North Battleford, an FSIN youth representative criticized the heavy security for Stanley.
Andre Bear, who was at the hearing yesterday (Tues), believes the security for the 55-year-old is only for himself and his family, and not the victims or the families.
Bear also criticized the treatment of First Nations people during the preliminary hearing.
He says he is disappointed in the pat-downs that he claims only the Boushie family have to go through at the courthouse, saying it sends the wrong message about who is protected by the justice system, and adds to the already significant racial tension in Saskatchewan.
It was last August, when Stanley allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Colten Boushie of the Red Pheasant First Nation on a farm near Biggar.
The prelim will determine if he will stand trial on a second degree murder charge.