Well times have changed. In Pennsylvania, if you swear in public you are ticketed. If proven guilty you can be fined up to $300 (that'd be some pizza party) or jailed. I kid you not. Geez, a small fortune could be made at Philadelphia Flyers games - just ticketing the players!
One woman was given a citation that carries a maximum penalty of $300 and 90 days in jail after she swore at a motorcyclist who cut her off. In another case a man was arrested and jailed for several days after swearing at a policeman giving him a parking ticket. Come on, we've all done that! Well, maybe not to his face.
Virtue, Liberty and Watch Your Mouth!
But fear not profane citizens of Pennsylvania, the American Civil Liberties Union is on your side. The ACLU is suing the Pennsylvania police, arguing that the right to use profanity is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Huh!
And they've been getting clients off because there's a difference between profanity and obscenity. I guess if you drop your pants and moon someone, that might be a different matter. But the ACLU has taken advantage of this crack in the law to get their clients off.
Shit, where was the ACLU when I was a kid?
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