May 28th, 2011

No surprise there

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I guess here is no real surprise that a convicted burglar has ben left out of prison after just one month of an 8 month sentence on the grounds that his & his children’s human rights have been violated in sending him to prison and rendering him unable to ‘care’ for them for the 5 days a week he has custody.

A few days ago I posted about Wayne Bishop appealing his sentence on human rights grounds. Yesterday three judges freed him from his sentence, suspending it for two years, saying that not enough consideration was given by the sentencing  judge to the welfare of the children.

It seems that there is no onus on the actual father to have his children’s best interests in mind otherwise, unless committing burglaries, making off from the scene, driving dangerously to try & escape and ramming police cars to avoid arrest is considering your kids’ best interests. But the state, yet again, has to pick up the tab for the best interests label.

Needless to say, Bishop had split from the mother of the children, who cares for them at weekends. His sister looked after the kids while he was in prison, she too is a single parent of 7 children. Did I mention a pattern in my first posting?

One of the judges in yesterday’s appeal ruling said: “It is important that criminals should not think that children can provide some sort of licence to commit criminal offences with impunity“, and then went on to give criminals the exact impression that it having kids actually is a licence to commit crime by freeing Bishop.

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9 comments

  1. Blueknight says:

    The sooner the Govt ‘adjust’ the human Rights Act so that it does not benefit criminals the better.

    May 29th, 2011 at 08:57

  2. Fee says:

    Totally the wrong message going out here. I would hate my chldren to go through the trauma of seeing their mother sent to prison. So I don’t break the law. Simple.

    May 29th, 2011 at 10:02

  3. Civ_In_The_City says:

    I`ve said before that one day the ‘human rights’ act would mean we could no longer put people in prison at all. This time the excuse was that the prisoner suddenly develops a burning need to mop up after his uncontrolled breeding.

    What will it be next time? All it will take is for Brussels to decide that prison cells have to be 4″ bigger than they currently are and we`ll be obliged to open the front gates.

    May 29th, 2011 at 10:25

  4. Mad Mick says:

    What a f”"king joke. Get ready for a stream of similar cases followed by a bit of compy to “help the children”.

    May 29th, 2011 at 10:25

  5. Ted says:

    And is he actually the carer 5 days a week or is this just the line spun for court purposes? After all how many cons have just come off alcohol and drugs and got a job lined up at the point they are being sentenced yet strangely are unemployed drunken junkies when next arrested.

    May 29th, 2011 at 13:32

  6. Tony Durham says:

    So if by some strange reason he reoffends again can we expect him to receive and serve a prison sentence and the idiot judges who released him might like to resign ?

    No I thought not !

    May 29th, 2011 at 15:32

  7. jaded says:

    The scum didn’t need another excuse to bash out ugly kids.Now they have a great one.
    His excuses are pathetic.He started thieving at 12 years old,how many kids did he have then? Oh hold he might have….

    May 29th, 2011 at 16:40

  8. Tony F says:

    I would cheerfully hang him. He has no rights, and any fuckwit can see his children will be bar far better without him.

    May 29th, 2011 at 21:45

  9. Dan H. says:

    Pandering to the Human Rights Act in this way is frankly utterly, gibberingly stupid. Pretty soon the public will come to see the police not as a service, but as just another gang to be avoided; when this happens then vigilante justice will start to take over. Got a problem with a burglar? Easy, just pay Big Fred the Fixer, and said burglar will get kneecapped, even if he isn’t actually the one causing the problems.

    You really do not want vigilante justice to take over, but this is exactly the way to make that happen.

    May 31st, 2011 at 10:11

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