Clearly the victims of crimes no longer have the breaching of their rights recognised by the judicial system in the UK. What a travesty of justice. Clearly Mr. Bishop wasn't thinking about his family obligations when he was out burglarising and driving dangerously.
The thunder you hear is the sound of the multitude of footsteps as criminals of all sorts are being released from jail under the "human rights act".
A burglar was let out of jail yesterday because locking him up breached his family’s human rights.
In a staggering judgment, the Appeal Court ruled that the rights of Wayne Bishop’s five children were more important than those of his victims or the interests of justice.
MPs said it opened the way to thousands more convicts claiming a ‘get out of jail card’ under the controversial Human Rights Act.
Article 8, the right to a family life, has repeatedly been used by foreign criminals to avoid deportation from the UK. But this is believed to be the first time it has been used to let a prisoner walk free from jail.
Bishop, 33, of Clifton, Nottingham, was sentenced to eight months after admitting burglary and dangerous driving. He has now been let out after only one month.
The decision was condemned by his neighbours, who described him as ‘nothing but trouble’.
Bishop himself boasted of how he had managed to make a mockery of justice. He told the Mail: ‘I’m a lucky boy and I’m on top of the world.’