Chicago Ends Old Ban on Swearing
April 21, 2003
The Chicago Police Department will stop enforcing a 100-year-old ordinance that outlaws public swearing.
Less than a month ago a proposed class-action suit alleged that the ordinance banning “indecent acts and words” violates the 1st amendment right to free speech.
The Police Department ordered enforcement of the ordinance to stop on March 27.
But a spokeswoman for the city’s Law Department said the policy changed because a new, similar ordinance was enacted last summer. Most of the police citations under the “indecent acts and words” ordinance in recent years had been for public urination. Now that another law covers that offense, the antiquated ordinance was seen as no longer necessary.
Request more info about this product / service / company
Be the first to comment on this story
Other Recent News
The Creek County (OK) Sheriff's Office is putting "In God We Trust" decals on all...
Leading up to Thanksgiving, Harley-Davidson will expand its free Riding Academy motorcycle...
The folks at Ford know that sliding behind the wheel while under the influence of anything...
Calhoun County, AL, Sheriff Larry Amerson says his department is returning its tracked...