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August 12, 2009
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Wisc. alderman wants fine for swearing at police

By Tami Hughes

KENOSHA, Wisc. — In Kenosha it could soon cost you $118 for swearing at police. An alderman wants to give police officers and firefighters the authority to write a ticket to people who swear at them.

The alderman behind this ordinance says it's about putting officers first, but some wonder what about the first amendment?

Kenosha Alderman Patrick Juliana says he got the idea for the proposed ordinance after seeing firsthand a night in the life of Kenosha police.

Read full story: Kenosha alderman wants to fine citizens for swearing at police

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