According to the Telegraph (UK):
A judge lambasted the police and Crown Prosecution Service yesterday for taking a 10-year-old boy to court over a playground spat.[HT: VC]
District Judge Jonathan Finestein said the decision to prosecute the youngster - accused of calling a fellow pupil a "Paki" and a "nigger" - was "political correctness gone mad".
He attacked the police for not "bothering" to prosecute more serious crime such as car theft but readily picking on a "silly" incident.
He added that he used to be called fat at school and said that in the old days the headmaster would have given the children "a good clouting" and sent them on their way....
[The boy] called an 11-year-old boy "Paki", allegedly referred to him as "bin Laden" and chanted: "He's on the run, pull the trigger and shoot the nigger". He is said to have made the comments in the school playground between July 1 last year and Jan 30 this year.
The 10-year-old denied the racially aggravated public order offence and said he was now friends with the boy. [Link]
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