I welcome that Judge Peter Bowers is being investigated, in doing so they should check his recreational activities and his sanity.
He knew his comments were not right when he told the burglar he showed ‘ a huge amount of courage’ to burglar a property. This indicated that he was supporting the burglar to commit burglary and was giving a green light for others to also do so.
If Judge Peter Bowers supports burglary, why can he not publish his own address and say his property is open house for burglars. Would he then not change his mind.
He indicated his support because the burglar had a drug problem, is it that he also supports the taking of illegal drugs. If not, then I put forward that his sanity should be investigated.
Judge Peter Bowers is not alone in the issuing or making of comments that appear to be out of line with the views of Society. It is time that the British judges were held accountable for their actions and sayings.
There was the famous comment from Judge Pickles, who at the height of their popularity did not know who The Beatles were.
However, it is not for the British Parliament to interfere with the actions of judges, as to do so would create a political interference which could cause even more problems. It is the duty of Parliament to create the Laws of the land and then for judges to administer justice in line with these laws.
To oversee Judges it is the responsibility of Office for Judicial Complaints to ensure judges are making correct judgments in accordance with the laws.
Why are our British judges so unaware of society and society trends and at times their views are relevant to periods long ago. Not only should judges be up to date on the current legislature, but should be aware of the views and trends in society.
While not a supporter of Judge Judy, she appears in her judgments to show a lot of common sense, while abiding by the Laws of the USA.
Please can our judges be supported in at least knowing something about what is happening in British Society and the views of Society, while also passing judgments in accordance with British Law.
In British judiciary system, judges should not only be making their judgments in relation to Statue Law, laws which have been passed by parliament by an Act of Parliament, but also Case Law, judgments made in the past by other judges which have been allowed to stand and have not been superseded by Acts of Parliament.
It therefore beggars disbelief that Judge Peter Bowers did not take into account the comment from the Lord Chief Justice in January 2009 Your home is your castle. Meaning you have every right to defend your home.