At a town meeting Monday night, residents voted 183-50 to approve a proposal from the police chief to impose a $20 fine on public profanity.
Officials insist the proposal was not intended to censor casual or private conversations, but instead to crack down on loud, profanity-laden language used by teens and other young people in the downtown area and public parks.
Pictured: Goddam teenagers.
The ordinance gives police discretion over whether to ticket someone if they believe the cursing ban has been violated.
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