The police chief in Middleborough, Mass., is proposing a $20 fine for every curse word that comes out of a citizen’s mouth when in public.
“We have a lot more important things to do, but these are things that are quality of life issues, community policing issues that a lot of people don’t want to see downtown,” said Police Chief Bruce Gates.
Some of the people in Middleborough are tired of the downtown streets being polluted by potty mouths.
“It’s intimidating to my customers, to the people who are out here downtown, and I think it’s a good thing that they’re doing something to try to curb it,” said business owner Paulette Lilla.
Gates will argue his case before a town meeting in June.