I created a thread on this a month or so ago. Well done to Judge Finestein for standing his ground. I think we need more Judge's like this good chap. : The case against a 10-year-old boy taken to court over alleged racist taunts has been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. District Judge Jonathan Finestein had branded the decision to bring the youngster to Salford Youth Court "political correctness gone mad". Greater Manchester Police stood by their decision and Mr Finestein was criticised for being "out of date". The CPS said that the 10-year-old boy had accepted a formal warning. The boy from Irlam, Greater Manchester, was accused of racially abusing an 11-year-old fellow pupil and appeared in court earlier this month. But Judge Finestein adjourned the case, saying the boys would have got "a good clouting" in his day. He had asked prosecutors to reconsider whether the case was in the public interest.