Can't do the time?

Diposkan oleh Zainal Arifain

Yes, it's that saying, "can't do the time, don't do the crime" save only that some pathetic scumbag thinks he might just have come up with a get out of jail card in the Human Rights Act.

A 33-year-old Nottingham burglar has appealed against his sentence, saying he needs to care for his five children.

Wayne Bishop, of Southchurch Drive, Clifton, was jailed for eight months in April at Nottingham Crown Court.

He said on five nights a week he was the sole carer for his five children, who are aged between five and 12.

His lawyer Ian Wise said the sentence violated Bishop's right to respect for family life under article eight of the Human Rights Convention.
"This case is of public importance and could have significant wider repercussions," Mr Wise told Mrs Justice Gloster.
Bishop, of Southchurch Drive, has joint custody of his five children, aged five to 12, with his ex-partner.
Mr Wise said article eight of the Human Rights Convention "enshrines the right to respect for family life and privacy".
Yes, because he has to look after his kids under joint custody he thinks he can use the HRA to prevent himself from being sent to prison for burglary. I wonder about his victims rights not to be robbed by this little shit? Will they be taken into account? Or do his rights trump theirs? I does seem that way more often than not doesn't it?
Yes I know I've ranted on at the HRA and its misuse and abuse in the past and probably will do in the future, however that's not to say I don't think people, even criminals have rights, just that some rights aren't actually a right at all. With rights there equally should come responsibilities, if you break the law, you lose certain rights including the right to roam free and commit further crimes and also the right to respect for family life and privacy. A complex system of equal rights for all simply will not work if the villain has exactly the same rights as the victim. The only rights a villain should have are the right to a fair trial, the right to appeal and the right to be housed and fed securely and safely at her majesties pleasure. That's all the basic rights they need, the law abiding rest of us get the full package, so I hope he loses this appeal, it's a damned disgrace his legal team even went for it!

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