AG Coakley tells Middleboro to repeal swearing ban

Posted: 10/10/12 at 6:10 am EDT

MIDDLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Attorney General Martha Coakley recommended that the town of Middleboro change or repeal its public profanity bylaw on free speech grounds.

This summer, the town approved a proposal that would allow police to enforce a decades-old ban by fining people who swear in public.

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