A judge with a brain!!! How rare these days.


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jimpeel
April 7, 2006, 12:29 PM
With crimes including anti-social behaviour, what else could be expected from the Utopian society of Great Britain?

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1217944,00.html

Judge: Race Charge 'Crazy'
Updated: 10:16, Friday April 07, 2006

A district judge has branded the prosecution of a schoolboy accused of racially abusing a classmate in the playground "political correctness gone mad".

Jonathan Finestein said he thought the decision to haul the 10-year-old before court was "crazy" and urged the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to drop the case.
He told Salford Youth Court: "Have we really got to the stage where we are prosecuting 10-year-old boys because of political correctness?

"I was repeatedly called fat at school. Does this amount to a criminal offence? This is political correctness gone mad, it's crazy."

The judge added: "In the old days the headmaster would have got them both and given them a good clouting.

"He would have said they had behaved like idiots, given them the slipper or whatever he used to get and they would have gone away to shake hands.

"This is how stupid the whole system is getting. There are major crimes out there and the police don't bother to prosecute."

The criticisms came as the schoolboy from Irlam, Greater Manchester, was summonsed to court accused of racially abusing a fellow pupil.

Appearing at court with his parents, he admitted admitted using one racial insult but denied a racially aggravated public order offence.

He said he did not use any other racist terms, claimed the complainant had called him "white trash" and said they were now friends.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the force took all reports of crime seriously and the Crown Prosecution Service said it would continue to review the case.

The case has been adjourned until April 20.

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USAFNoDAk
April 7, 2006, 01:52 PM
To bad Dianne "Finestein" isn't that intelligent.

merk
April 7, 2006, 02:00 PM
White trash isnt a racial term whatsoever. All races have trash. Just watch MTV.

mzmtg
April 7, 2006, 02:08 PM
True, but even mentioning a person's race has become off limits.

armedandsafe
April 7, 2006, 04:00 PM
True, but even mentioning a person's race has become off limits.

Don't you ever dare to call me "Human." :banghead:

Pops

Hawkmoon
April 7, 2006, 07:10 PM
Don't you ever dare to call me "Human."
Okay.

How does homo sapiens sit with you, then?

If that flies under the radar, think how many people you can insult by calling them homo erectus and they won't have a clue what you're blathering about.

Autolycus
April 7, 2006, 07:12 PM
To bad that the American judges will not use this an example for rulings. They have no other problems using international law for gun laws...:fire:

Zero_DgZ
April 7, 2006, 07:29 PM
When I worked at the hardware store, a gentlemanly black fellow came in and wanted to rent our sewer auger. So we did the paperwork deal, and while they were wrapping it up the guy gave me his key to load the thing into his car. He had license plates that said he was a judge, which I didn't know was something that got advertised on your plates.

The auger weighs about 150 pounds (it's mostly giant motor and a few hundred feet of steel cable...) and during my westling to tank the thing into the back of his truck I found a couple rounds of ammo rolling around in there after one landed on my foot.

So after he comes back out I told him that the auger was loaded, here's your key, and here are six of your rouds of .223, so that the heavy auger doesn't squish them in your trunk.

So we got to talking about guns for a while, and he brought up that he'd just bought a Keltec carbine in .223 and he hadn't got around to fishing all the ammo out of his trunk yet.

Next time I find myself sitting in a courtroom behind that microphone, I want that judge.

Standing Wolf
April 7, 2006, 09:32 PM
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the force took all reports of crime seriously and the Crown Prosecution Service said it would continue to review the case.

Which doubtless explains why the British police have been instructed to let burglars go with warnings: the courts are clogged.

jimpeel
April 7, 2006, 10:40 PM
"This is how stupid the whole system is getting. There are major crimes out there and the police don't bother to prosecute."'bout says it all ...

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