Swearing may soon be against the law in Florida community

People who like to curse may soon be [expletive] out of luck in one Florida community.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM   |   Comments

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla., May 16 (UPI) -- Neptune Beach Police Chief David Sembach is looking to ban the use of public profanity in town and is hoping to pass an ordinance that would allow officers to cite individuals who start fights by using their potty mouths.

"They can curse all they want. That's what the U.S. Supreme Court says. They just can't incite another person to violence," Sembach told WTEV.

"There's no place for that kind of stuff in a public forum," said Ken Meadows.

Not everyone agrees with Chief Sembach, who is also hoping to pass a law banning the obstruction of public passageways.

"It's a waste of time and taxpayer money to try and do something like that," said local resident Edward Spear.

The City Council would still have to approve the proposal for it to move forward.

Neptune Beach Mayor Harriet Pruette has stated that she is not in favor of the profanity ordinance and thinks that enforcing it would be difficult.

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