Call a Vermont court a “kangaroo court” or some similar moniker, and you might be looking at a $200 fine.
Sec. 15-52. Improper language or behavior. No person shall use any profane or indecent language or behave in an offensive manner in any public park or playground of the city or upon the sidewalks adjoining any public park or playground. (Code 1966, § 20-7)
5-3-6 Use of Fighting Words. No person shall insult, taunt, or challenge another in a manner likely to provoke a disorderly response. If the person to whom such insult, taunt, or challenge is directed is a police officer, there is no violation of this section until the police officer requests the person to cease and…
Police in the town of 22,000 will be writing tickets bearing fines in that amount to those who foul its public places with profanity after residents voted 183-50 in June 2012 that they were mad as *#%@& and weren’t going to take it anymore.