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Napolitano: "First Amendment Written to Prevent Majority from Suppressing Speech of Minority"

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Published on Jun 11, 2012

06/11/2012

Massachusetts Town to Vote on $20 Fines for Cursing in Public

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. -- Mimi Duphily was hanging baskets of pink geraniums on antique street lamps downtown for the Middleborough Beautification and Activities Group when she noticed something else that needed cleaning up -- citizens' mouths.

"The cursing has gotten very, very bad. I find it appalling and I won't tolerate it," said Duphily, a civic leader in the otherwise quiet New England community, which calls itself the Cranberry Capital of the World. "No person should be allowed to talk in that manner."

Soon, Middleborough residents who do could risk a $20 fine.

Duphily, 63, tried scolding the cursers -- whom she describes as young people shouting the "F-word" back and forth -- with a stern, "Hey kids, that's enough!" Then she conferred with the Beautification and Activities Group, which informed the Middleborough Business Coalition, which then called a summit with Middleborough Police Chief Bruce Gates, who now, in his sworn role, is trying to stomp out swears.

He is asking citizens to vote at the annual Town Meeting on Monday to flush potty mouths by granting police the power to issue $20 civil tickets to anyone who publicly "accosts" another person verbally with profanity.

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Comments • 6

Hookie Dookie
Know this is an older video, but it got me thinking.  Just  when does a minority class get moved to the majority class?  Minority is defined as powerless, isn't it?  Seems like after the minority class status is assigned, no reviews are completed.  Now that don't seem right!  No group has moved out of the minority status that I can recall.  What?  If you gain power and the scales tip for your class, group, whatever, shouldn't that be reflected? Like Minority Status 1 or 2 or 3, 1 being the worst and then move down to 2 or 3 as you improve with a lessening in the protections afforded as you travel to Majority.  If this already exist, I apologize and someone link the info, because I can't find it.   Changes have to occur, they got worse;  they got better;  this did not have an impact; etc.  Who is in charge of the reviews?  Because I think they've been on vacation too long.  I'd like to see the **O F F I C I A L report card that shows the date the status was granted, what the original level was, and a review to notify us where they stand today given using the original criteria.  I mean a real review, not some pasted together Wiki Links edited by someone with an eye to their own position with trumped up information. **O F F I C I A L as in "a fair and impartial study" completed by those who don't have a dog in the fight.  
Crimson Thunder
i live less than 1 mile from middleboro and I think this is absolutely stupid, all they are doing is finding a way to make money, thats all 
Colonel2005
Plus federal law trumps staye law so how is it legal all that has to happen is one case go to federal court and it will be dropped
Colonel2005
Im glad our soldiers are fighting and dieing so you can take away our god given right as an american fuck u mass and all u fucks who voted this in I hope ure happy destroying what we fought so hard for in every war
Kaptain Kanada
Fuck Middleborough!
Smartassawhip
I fucking hope the gosh damn tax payers are not paying for all this shit. 
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