‘We have a problem here. It’s not a race problem. It’s a criminal problem’

‘It could have been me’: Some farmers say they are easy targets, donate to Gerald Stanley fund

Mark Pashovitz believes he and other Saskatchewan farmers are easy targets.

They live in rural, isolated areas where it often takes police longer to respond to crimes. And their farm vehicles and equipment are tempting for thieves.

That’s why he said he recently donated $1,000 to an online fundraiser to help pay the legal bills of Gerald Stanley, a white farmer acquitted last week of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a 22-year-old Cree man.

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