‘There is pain everyday in the legal system’

When Gerald Stanley walked out of a Saskatchewan courthouse last week a free man, acquitted in the shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, the justice system itself was placed on trial in the court of public opinion. The fallout spilled onto the streets of downtown Yellowknife last Saturday during a rally, as cries of “justice...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.