|"I'm tired of looking over my shoulder," he said. "I mean when is enough enough?"|
' We're in a war against crime': Northern Alberta hamlet pleads for help
'At his bungalow, Mills described peering out his window eight years ago and seeing two quads taking off down his driveway. He called police as he chased after them. Mills ran one quad off the road and the driver scurried off. He found the other quad tipped upside down in flames.
The next evening Mills received a phone call from an anonymous number.
"They had told me they're going to burn my house down with me in it," he recalled. "[The police] said they couldn't do nothing about it. So I sat up in my garage for the next two weeks from 10 at night until five in the morning with a shotgun, waiting for someone to come, to burn me out. What else am I supposed to do?"
It's a question on the minds of many Canadians since the high-profile case involving the death of Saskatchewan man Colten Boushie. In February 2018, a jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Boushie, who had driven onto his farm with friends from Red Pheasant Cree Nation.'