Middleboro, Mass., approves $20 fine for cursing in public; Twitter says, ‘WTF?!’
The townspeople of Middleboro have passed a ban on cursing.
At a town meeting Monday, they voted 183-50 to approve the proposal from the town’s police chief to impose a $20 fine on public profanity.
Supporters say the ban isn’t meant to censor casual or private conversations, but instead crack down on loud profanity heard in downtown areas and public parks.
So far, Twitchy hasn’t been able to find much love for the statute on Twitter. Actually, we haven’t been able to find any love for it.
We have, however, located a considerable amount of unfavorable reaction:
now you're not allowed to swear in public? THE FUCK? fuck you Middleboro! it's our first amendment right to say what i want! #FUCKYOU
— Bo Keller (@bokeller12) June 12, 2012
Tha fuck? A profanity by-law in Middleboro, MA?! This is fucking bullshit. And a 25 minute ride to sound off!
— stefan (@fromthafuture) June 12, 2012
There's a law against swearing I middleboro? FUCK THAT SHIT!!!!!
— Marcus the Jeweler (@TheMarcusBrown1) June 12, 2012
WTF?: Middleboro, Mass. OKs fines for swearing in public (As far as the town is concerned, this shit's gotta stop…) http://t.co/napJ9g2I
— Richard Patterson Jr (@rpattersonlaw) June 12, 2012
This Twitter user wins points for brevity:
— inerlogic (@inerlogic) June 12, 2012
A few people wondered how exactly the fines will be implemented:
(Thanks to @dajayjayman for the tip.)