A serial knife attacker was found guilty yesterday of murdering teenage Harry Potter actor Robert Knox.
Once again we have a situation where an innocent has been killed by a maniac thug, and once again it is apparent that his tragic murder could have been avoided, if only the British justice system had some teeth.
Karl Bishop is an evil sadistic ruffian.
The killer left court swaggering and grinning as he was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison yesterday.
Unbeknownst to him, he’ll be swaggering for a different reason soon. Unlike for his previous offences, Karl Bishop will now be in a big boys prison and fortunately it is likely to be full of particularly nasty lifers, with a penchant for butt fucking the new boys. It will probably be the only way of bringing tears to his eyes for what he has done.
This loon was a murder waiting to happen. It wasn’t the first time that he had been caught using a knife, in fact it was the fifth. For six years this knife wielding lunatic has been at large and causing mayhem, yet he has only served two years inside before getting his life sentence, and even then it was a young offenders centre.
This is despite:
By the age of 16 – having been expelled from school for his angry outbursts – he was being investigated for threatening a man with a knife. On that occasion the charges did not stick and the case against him was dropped.
But in December 2004 he slashed the same man and his friend with a knife as they waited at a taxi rank in Bromley.
The following March he was named as a suspect in one knifepoint robbery but there was thought to be insufficient evidence.
Two days later he was said to have threatened a man with a knife in a row over drugs. Police were informed but they failed to act.
A classic case of a sick individual who was only going to keep attacking people until he eventually killed someone, yet he was still allowed to walk the streets.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed that two Metropolitan Police officers had been disciplined over the handling of that complaint.
Why? They were only doing their job, and what all other police officers are doing, simply investigating the easy crimes in order to meet targets. With only four in ten crime being actively investigated by the police, it is no surprise that they didn’t bother with this one. After all, no one died. Well at least until later when he killed Robert Knox.
Robert Knox was stabbed five times by a callous Karl Bishop.
I cannot understand why someone within the judicial system did not realise that this man was a serious danger to the public; he had warned the week before ‘I’m going to come back next week and someone is going to die.‘
The fact that not only did he go back the next week, but he was carrying two 12 inch knives prove beyond any doubt that the mentalist meant what he said. Unfortunately for everyone, it wasn’t him that died.
The Judge said:
There is plainly a very significant risk to the public of serious harm caused by your committing further specified offences of violence.
Yet he won’t stay behind bars indefinitely. When he gets out of prison he will be even more of a headcase than when he went in, as unlikely as that sounds. Even if he never commits another crime the rest of his life; he is never likely to be a productive member of society.
The state should treat him with the same contempt as he has shown to his victims, including the six people he stabbed on the night of the murder, and hang him. I am sure that as he is being led to the gallows he’ll start to feel sorry for what he has done, and he certainly won’t believe then that his actions were ‘sweet’.