“A Boston Democrat has proposed a state law that would penalize the use of the b-word when used to demean another person.
The bill, filed by state Rep. Dan Hunt in May, is slated to go before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday afternoon.
The measure proposes adding two sentences to the section of state law that assigns fines and other penalties for various offenses, such as crimes for common night walkers, indecent exposure, and disturbers of the peace.
“A person who uses the word ‘bitch’ directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person in violation of this section,” the bill says.
Alleged violations can either be reported by the person the word was directed at or by witnesses, the proposal says.
According to the bill, penalties would be similar to those outlined in the other subsections of the state law, which, depending on the subsection, provide for a fine of not more than either $150 or $200, or jail time of up to six months”
-Christopher Gavin of Boston.com
Bitch what? Is this serious? 150 buck for calling someone a bitch? Potentially 2 years in prison if I do it twice? Yikes.
This guy, Dan Hunt from Dorchester is trying to pass this bill?
Mind blown by this bill. This is one of the softest moves by Massachusetts I’ve ever seen, SMH. Cat fights outside of Lincoln and Stats going to cause basic girls to serve years behind bars.