The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act's new stop and search reforms will cost Police Scotland more than £500,000.
Well, when I say it will cost Police Scotland more than £500k, what I really mean is it will cost us, the taxpayers, more than £500k.
And it's money you might as well throw down the drain.
I reported on this very issue and told my readers about this more than a year and a half ago (see http://moroculous.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/youll-never-stop-police-stop-and-search.html).
You see, no matter how much you try to legislate to stop untrustworthy Police Scotland from targeting our children with their heavy-handed and illegal stop and search tactics, police will never change.
In my article last year I reported how police had been hauled over the coals for their unscrupulous tactics in the stopping and searching of children and were told to stop it. But they didn't.
Instead, they simply latched on to another law which allows them to stop and search children if they suspected them of having alcohol.
So their stopping and searching of our children continued in exactly the same way as before, just under a different guise. Ahhh, business as usual at Police Scotland.
We are now told that the new stop and search reforms (excuse me while I laugh) will require around £100,000 to be spent on retraining officers and replacing forms and manuals (excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor, I'm in hysterics now)!
But wait a minute. I thought they said that it will cost in excess of £500,000?
So what's the other £400,000 for?
Well, errmm, it's to employ 7 new inspectors.
Aha, now it all makes sense.
They spend more than half a million quid of our money on a law that untrustworthy Police Scotland officers will just ignore anyway, and in addition to that, create a few jobs for the boys in the process.
It's just yet another reason why Police Scotland are facing a £47million budget gap this year.
It's also why a generation of youngsters with long memories have grown up to hate the police. And in adulthood, most now refuse to co-operate with the police to help them with crime fighting.
You reap what you sow Police Scotland, you reap what you sow.