Monday, January 10, 2011

Curse It Up, Everyone

I wasn't aware that it was specifically illegal to curse at police officers in Pennsylvania, but apparently people get cited for it all the time. But no longer, happily for swearers.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit pointing out that "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and many other courts, have made it very clear that profanity — including dirty words, foul language, and rude gestures — is protected speech."

I personally do not really advocate swearing at police officers, but if you must, and as long as you're not also punching them, then yes, freedom of speech it is. One should be allowed to say even rude things, even to police officers.

That's just how it is.


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