F*CK YOU :) — Myrtle Beach Considers Jail for Profanity…

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jail time for profanity

Some refer to Myrtle Beach as “Dirty Myrtle,” but you better make sure you don’t have a dirty mouth when you’re there.

According to WPDE, those who use profanity could pay a hefty fine or serve jail time.

That’s because profane language falls under the city’s disorderly conduct offense.

City officials say it isn’t about raking in the dough but enforcing the no – as in, people shouldn’t be getting out of hand.

When it comes to the fine, ultimately, courts have the final say, but your potty mouth could cost you up to $500 and/or 30 days in jail.

Bryan Murphy, on behalf of Myrtle Beach Police Department, issued the following statement on the offense:

A person would violate Ordinance 14-61 (b) 1 if he/she uses a language likely to provoke a violent reaction from another person. The ordinance lists several examples of the types of words which are unlawful. The penalty for conviction could include a fine and/or jail time. We encourage everyone to avoid violating this ordinance by speaking to others with the same respect and kindness he or she deserves.

4 COMMENTS

  1. “a language likely to provoke a violent reaction from another person.”

    So is ‘you are fat and ugly’ enough? How about ‘your momma…”? “You look like a Trump supporter”?

    Maybe Hebrew or Dutch. Languages that both make me want to hit someone.

    I would mention the 1st amendment, but little point as the government has been wiping its ass with the founding documents and amendments anyway.

  2. So would inviting someone to “depart and self inseminate” be considered ‘Incitement to violence?

  3. …please…tell me how this is Constitutional? If I’m overheard saying this to someone, how is it known to a third party what I was thinking, what was intended…or how the other person received the message? Unless speech is outwardly calling for violence, it is not The State’s job to determine the meaning of words involved in public speech. Perhaps I said this to my friend or brother over an intimate joke we both shared…yet a 3rd party hears it and I’m arrested? What if I just stand outside on a corner and quietly repeat some curse word over and over again, directed at no one in particular? I get arrested for that? What if I’m a Preacher and I stand on a street corner telling people they will burn in hell? I’m going to jail for that? Who decides what words qualify? Ha! I don’t think so. I see a lawsuit shutting this crap down very quickly, and all those fines being returned.
    RJ O’Guillory

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