Middleborough Police Chief Proposes $20 Fine For Swearing

 

(CBS)   Public swearing is so bad in Middleborough that they’re considering a plan to start enforcing a longstanding but rarely-used law.

Folks in town have had enough of kids and some adults who think it’s OK to drop high-volume obscenities in their otherwise bucolic downtown.

“It’s intimidating to my customers,” says business owner Paulette Lilla, “to the people who are out here downtown, and I think it’s a good thing that they’re doing something to try to curb it.”

Former Middleborough Selectwoman Mimi Duphily says, “I don’t think it will solve the problem but it will make them understand what is acceptable behavior and what is not.”

The town’s police chief has proposed to give $20 tickets to vulgar loudmouths as a deterrent to downtown air pollution.

“We have a lot more important things to do,” says Chief Bruce Gates, “but these are things that are quality of life issues, community policing issues that a lot of people don’t want to see downtown.”

The chief will make his case for a more easily enforceable system of fines for public cursing before Town Meeting in June.

If you think a $20 ticket for swearing seems stiff, consider the fine some townspeople told me they’d prefer to see levied: $100 per curse.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/04/30/middleborough-police-chief-proposes-20-fine-for-swearing/

2 Responses to Middleborough Police Chief Proposes $20 Fine For Swearing

  • Just anotehr way to try and take over people’s lifes and claim they can make every thing illegal. Oh and raise that all precious revenue as well, hey that’s always a plus right?

  • GEE,I wondered when they would get around to making the words of the LORD,against the law.seems the whores in MIDDLEBOROUGH,have come up with a plan.Jesus said if your ashamed of my words,I will be ashamed of you in front of the father.the police and town council are all whores for LUCIFIER NOW,how sad,you know what forest said" stupid is as stupid does".

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