Mess Media, May 25, 2010
All charges against Michael Bryant related to the killing of Darcy Allan Sheppard have been dropped.
Richard Peck, the British Columbia based lawyer in charge of the prosecution of Michael Bryant told the court there was no reasonable prospect of conviction. It marked Mr Peck’s first appearance in court related to the case.
Peck’s statement on the reasons for dropping charges against Michael Bryant failed to address the initial unprovoked attack captured on video.
Today’s decision raises many questions:
Why does the media & justice system ignore Bryant’s initial unprovoked attack? They only deal with the response to the attack?
After the Rahim Jaffer debacle and now the decision to let Michael Bryant walk without a full hearing of the evidence, do we need justice reform in Ontario? Should a Grand Jury have input in these somewhat arbitrary decisions?
Is there a two-tiered justice system in Ontario?
“Two-tier justice means that those who can afford a legal dream team can buy their way out of jail,” – Michael Bryant
We will have more soon.