May 24th, 2011

The kiddy card

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Another day another attempt to get a criminal off using the Human Rights Act.

Wayne Bishop, a 33-year-old burglar was jailed for 8 months by Nottingham Crown Court in April this year. His sentence was made up of four months for burglary and four months for dangerous driving. He pleaded guilty.

His solicitor, an Ian Wise, says that  a prison sentence is against Article 8 of the Human Rights Act which, he says, violates Bishop’s right to a private family life. Wise appears to have been silent on Bishop’s victims’ rights to a private family life, which I’m pretty sure burgling their houses is a clear violation.

The reason it ‘violates’ the burglar’s rights is because he is a joint carer for his 5 children, custody of whom he shares with his ex-partner. Burglary, ex-partners, more than the average amount of children, well there’s a thing. Don’t suppose he gives a fuck about childcare when he’s out burgling.

The BBC News reports that Bishop’s appeal could be heard in the next few days.

Any bets?


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  1. Oi says:

    Any bets?

    Too close to call!

    May 24th, 2011 at 23:23

  2. Brother Random says:

    Is he gets off based on that then we might as well decalre anarchy because at that point really old people with no children will be able to be jailed.

    This is a joke right?

    May 25th, 2011 at 06:48

  3. bill says:


    May 25th, 2011 at 11:19

  4. Fee says:

    I’ve long thought that criminals should have no rights at all (they’re lucky we let them have oxygen) but bawbags like this make me sick. Someone should point out to his lawyer that with rights should come responsibilities – but then lawyers only care about the end result. Not about justice, or honour, or any other old-fashioned reason for holding your head up high. I don’t know who’s the worst – the criminal or the lawyer.

    May 25th, 2011 at 12:52

  5. Swiss Jon says:

    It’s clear that the right to see his children is important to him and we shouldn’t belittle him for that, although does eight months peace and quiet from five children seem like punishment. House arrest!!

    Therefore, the justice system should ensure that he has additional visiting hours but only during certain Sky football matches – his lawyer should held personally responsible for the appearance of all children.

    Of course stuffing the whole family into one cell for eight months would also be an option….

    May 25th, 2011 at 15:19

  6. Joe says:

    “He argued the judgement breached his human rights and the Court of Appeal agreed not enough attention was paid to the effect on his children.”

    “Bishop’s sentence was suspended for two years by the court.”

    I can’t think of the words to describe how pathetic our justice system has become. Sweeney said it all when he questioned who was looking after the kids when Dad was out on the rob. But they still freed the thieving little toad.

    Next up, the human rights appeal against a sentence, on the grounds that it is the defendant’s human right to rob people who work for a living.

    June 2nd, 2011 at 22:36

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