Wednesday, January 5, 2011
%&*#! No more tickets for swearing in Pa. - Firing off a few curse words can't be charged as a crime anymore in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania — at least when state police are involved. State police have agreed to stop citing the public for cursing as part of a settlement Tuesday of a federal free-speech lawsuit.
The American Civil Liberties Union represents Pennsylvanians who have been ticketed for cursing at an overflowing toilet, a swerving motorcyclist and a parking ticket issuer. The citations can lead to hundreds of dollars in fines and legal costs, not to mention the occasional jail stint.
Shiiiiiiit, $300 for cursing? Don't think our founding fathers had this in mind when they created the Constitution. Plus I'm pretty sure Ben Franklin called that smug prick Washington an asshole more than once.
Still, the act of vomiting on the daughters of a police officer at a sporting event remains illegal. Give us us free!