Please be aware that we will continue to monitor comments on social media & any offensive comments will be investigated.
— Police Scotland (@policescotland) December 30, 2014
The tweet is depressing. Did the Twitter joke trial never happen?
The very existence of Police Scotland is depressing. It is a reminder that the SNP believes in centralisation not devolution.
But most depressing of all are the replies to the tweet, a good number of which ask Police Scotland to arrest Katie Hopkins.
I am not surprised that the police have picked up on the modern fashion for claiming offence. They know a good repressive ideology when they see it.
But I wish there were more on the left who would stand up for free speech - or at least for common sense.