If you plan on cursing in Middleborough, Mass., you better be ready to fork over $20 a word.
The Middleborough police chief has proposed a $20 fine on anyone who curses in public, to be issued like a traffic violation, according to the Associated Press.
Those who support the bill say the fine would provide an incentive for people to refrain from cursing while in public places. It’s not meant to censor private and intimate conversations.
Middleborough had tried this before, making a bylaw against public profanity in 1968. But it’s not enforced because the bylaw pretty much means cursing is illegal.
The new policy would decriminalize saying the dirty words, but enforce the fine through citations.
Don’t the police have better sh*t to do?
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