Police in Brighton have decided to crack down on a public ban on swearing, and are now handing out $200 fines to any violators.

Colin Anderson was one of the first to receive the fine for swearing in public.  He told the Livingston County Daily Press that he swore under his breath after his friend received a tickets for skateboarding.

The police officer who wrote Colin's friend the ticket, then turned and gave one to Colin for disorderly conduct.  The $200 fine was cited as swearing in public.  Colin tried to fight the ticket, but ended up losing in court.

The Police department says they are not trying to target anyone, but they will enforce the rule.

Do you think that it's a good idea to hand out fines for swearing in public or just a waste of time?  Could Flint be next?