Saturday, April 28, 2007

Modern Britain: Drug dealer demands compensation for stress and distress

From the same site as the previous item , comes the news that a convicted drug dealer is seeking £50,000 in compensation for the "stress, distress and worry" caused by a delay in his parole hearing.

Hutchinson was convicted of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply in March, 2003, and sentenced to six years in jail.

He was released on licence in August, 2005, but in May, last year, he was returned to Armley after being charged with money laundering, later amended to possession of criminal property.

So the low-life scum bag was sentenced to 6 years, served just 2, re-offended less than a year later and is now claiming £50,000 under the European Convention On Human Rights because Hutchinson was “detained for an unnecessary and unjustifiable period of many months.”

The piece of filth shouldn't even be out yet. Instead of languishing behind bars where he belongs, he - and his lawyers - are using taxpayers money to fleece more money off the taxpayer. Back in the days when Britain controlled it's own laws, when judges weren't stalwarts of the liberal progressive ideology and when common sense prevailed, Hutchison would think himself lucky to have got off as lightly as he did. Now, with an army of vulture-like human-rights lawyers hovering around looking for any chance to squeeze us taxpayers out of more of our cash, scum like Hutchison are set to make more money from their criminality than your average hard working family man does does in two years.

1 comment:

eyokx said...

Insane.

It used to be a sound principle in law that compensation would attempt to put the "victim" back on the same footing that he would have been had the event not occurred. In this case the useless scroat should be fined for the offences he would probably have committed had he not been in prison.

You do not say if he was an addict himself, but in any case there is too much stupid sympathy for drug offenders. With a few exceptions (I did know one addict who took drugs as an escape from diabetes-induced depression) it is not an illness but a self inflicted problem.

It should not be regarded as an excuse for criminality, rather as an exacerbating circumstance in sentencing.