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01-05-11, 01:01 AM #1
No Charges for CursingPHILADELPHIA, PA. — Firing off a few four-letter words can't be charged as a crime anymore in Pennsylvania - at least when state police are involved.
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Pennsylvania police to end tickets for cursing | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger
I don't get it. It's OK to curse someone out? What about the rights of the person being cursed? Also, it doesnt seem conducive to good order and peace for a person to be able to curse a police officer with immunity.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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01-05-11, 08:17 AM #2
The out and out cursing in public really irrates me. Especially if I have my children with me. This is still enforcable for now.
SUBPART C. OFFENSES AFFECTING THE§103. Disturbing the peace
GENERAL PEACE AND ORDER
A. Disturbing the peace is the doing of any of the following in such manner as would foreseeably disturb or alarm the public:
(1) Engaging in a fistic encounter; or
(2) Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying words to any other person who is lawfully in any street, or other public place; or call him by any offensive or derisive name, or make any noise or exclamation in his presence and hearing with the intent to deride, offend, or annoy him, or to prevent him from pursuing his lawful business, occupation, or duty; or
(3) Appearing in an intoxicated condition; or
(4) Engaging in any act in a violent and tumultuous manner by any three or more persons; or
(5) Holding of an unlawful assembly; or
(6) Interruption of any lawful assembly of people; or
(7) Intentionally engaging in any act or any utterance, gesture, or display designed to disrupt a funeral, funeral home viewing, funeral procession, wake, memorial service, or burial of a deceased person.
(8) Intentionally blocking, impeding, inhibiting, or in any other manner obstructing or interfering with access into or from any building or parking lot of a building in which a funeral, wake, memorial service, or burial is being conducted, or any burial plot or the parking lot of the cemetery in which a funeral, wake, memorial service, or burial is being conducted.
B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of disturbing the peace shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than ninety days, or both.
(2) Whoever commits the crime of disturbing the peace as provided in Paragraphs (A)(7) and (8) of this Section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.
Amended by Acts 1960, No. 70, §1; Acts 1963, No. 93, §1; Acts 1968, No. 647, §1; Acts 1979, No. 222, §1; Acts 2006, No. 805, §1.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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01-05-11, 08:38 AM #3
Too bad this didn't apply so we could cuss out some of the morons we deal with'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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