The town of Middleboro, Massachusetts will attempt to become arguably America’s number one destination for the fewest foul mouths, as it passed a proposal from the town’s police to impose a $20 fine on public profanity.
According to The Patriot Ledger, the fine for cursing was approved by a 183-50 vote. The town also approved of a $300 fine for smoking marijuana and fines of $20-$50 for disorderly conduct.
Middleboro Police Chief Bruce Gates indicated that the fines would come down to just police discretion, emphasizing that swearing fines would not be given to people cursing inside a sports bar or someone randomly yelling one out loud in frustration.
“I don’t see an issue, we have a lot of things to do,” Gates said. “This is not a priority.”
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