28 Seconds: A True Story Of Addiction, Injustice, And Tragedy

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28 Seconds: A True Story Of Addiction, Injustice, And Tragedy

by Michael Bryant

Penguin Group Canada | August 21, 2012 | Hardcover

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A night that began with a dinner to celebrate his twelfth wedding anniversary ended in a jail cell for Michael Bryant. He was charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing the death of cyclist Darcy Sheppard. Ironically, he had helped write the legal test for the same charges sixteen years earlier.

Bryant, as Ontario's attorney general, was the man responsible for administering 500,000 criminal charges every year in that province. He now faced prosecution by the same justice system. The charges were eventually dropped, but nothing could undo what had happened to Sheppard-or Bryant.

28 Seconds offers the never-before-told personal story of the events leading to Sheppard''s death and the aftermath.

It also includes behind-the-scenes revelations about Bryant''s most popular and controversial political work.

In 28 Seconds, Bryant chronicles the fateful aftermath of that late-summer evening in August 2009. He looks at the realities of the adversarial court system and a prison system filled with addicts and the mentally ill, speaking publicly, for the first time, of personal challenges and his own battle with some of the very demons shared by Darcy Sheppard.

 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670066443

ISBN - 13: 9780670066445

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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28 Seconds: A True Story Of Addiction, Injustice, And Tragedy

28 Seconds: A True Story Of Addiction, Injustice, And Tragedy

by Michael Bryant

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670066443

ISBN - 13: 9780670066445

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A night that began with a dinner to celebrate his twelfth wedding anniversary ended in a jail cell for Michael Bryant. He was charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing the death of cyclist Darcy Sheppard. Ironically, he had helped write the legal test for the same charges sixteen years earlier.

Bryant, as Ontario's attorney general, was the man responsible for administering 500,000 criminal charges every year in that province. He now faced prosecution by the same justice system. The charges were eventually dropped, but nothing could undo what had happened to Sheppard-or Bryant.

28 Seconds offers the never-before-told personal story of the events leading to Sheppard''s death and the aftermath.

It also includes behind-the-scenes revelations about Bryant''s most popular and controversial political work.

In 28 Seconds, Bryant chronicles the fateful aftermath of that late-summer evening in August 2009. He looks at the realities of the adversarial court system and a prison system filled with addicts and the mentally ill, speaking publicly, for the first time, of personal challenges and his own battle with some of the very demons shared by Darcy Sheppard.

 

About the Author

Michael Bryant was Ontario's youngest attorney general. A Harvard-trained lawyer, he was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 until 2009. He also served as minister of Aboriginal Affairs, minister of Economic Development, and government house leader.

He is currently a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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