First the good news.
Police Scotland got caught at it again, and this time it has cost them very dearly.
We have learned that untrustworthy Police Scotland have had to pay out £300,000 to David Whitehouse of Duff and Phelps for wrongful detention and arrest.
This is on top of the £24m David Whitehouse and his colleague Paul Clark won from the corrupt Crown Office when the Lord Advocate finally admitted their prosecution was malicious and a breach of their human rights.
I salute you both. Good on you.
But here's the rub.
These two (innocent) men had the money to fight the police and the Crown Office.
The legal bills for their case against the police ran in to hundreds of thousands of pounds, The legal bill for their case against the COPFS ran in to the millions. Oh yes of course they got all that money back plus some hefty compensation on top, but it doesn't alter the fact that they had to pay a colossal amount of money out before eventually winning their case and having it reimbursed.
And while it makes my day very happy to see those horrible scum in Police Scotland and the COPFS taking such a massive kick in their nether regions, it's also sad day for the millions of innocent members of the Scottish public who just don't have hundreds of thousands of pounds in their back pocket to fight back at these charlatans in a uniform.
Unfortunately justice is not blind. Justice can see the colour of your money very clearly.
Justice in Scotland is not fair and it's not balanced. It is a two-tiered system and if you have enough money and/or the right connections you can get any kind of justice you choose.
But if you're the poorest and most vulnerable in our society you have little to no recourse against a well-oiled and well-heeled Crown Office and Police force who rely on the fact that you need deep pockets to even consider suing them.
I know, because I tried.
Me suing them should have been a no-brainer. In 2013 the police and crown Office tried to fabricate ridiculous charges against me, but I pleaded not guilty, had my day in court, and I won. Their case against me collapsed and was laughed out of court. I totally humiliated the police and the Crown Office (they don't like you doing that by the way lol). With no legal background whatsoever, I took on the might of Police Scotland and the COPFS and won.
So next I tried to sue them.
But I quickly realised that a few hundred quid wasn't going to go very far. All that bought me was a couple of solicitors letters demanding compensation.
I then further discovered that even if I did have the money to throw at suing them (which I didn't) they would only settle with me if I agreed to sign a NDA.
No way Jose.
So I gave up trying to sue them because I simply couldn't afford it, even though success was all but guaranteed.
Money talks in the justice system. Don't let anyone tell you any different.
There is a happy ending to my story though.
Even though I lost out on potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation, by not suing them and not signing a NDA with them I'm free to write this blog exposing their corruption on a daily basis.
I'm delighted to say that the Moroculous blog is now in its 8th year and still going strong.
Of course a compensation payout would have been welcome back then and would've certainly helped me get over the bankruptcy all of this cost me.
But the cost to the police and the COPFS of me running this blog for close on a decade now has without doubt damaged them far more than they could ever have paid me in compensation.
And so my work continues.
Money ain't everything. But seeking out the truth and exposing these disgusting pond life creatures at untrustworthy Police Scotland and the corrupt Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service for nearly a decade is a chore I never get tired of.