Texas sheriff threatens to charge driver for anti-Trump bumper sticker

"F Trump and FU for voting for him", Karen said, reading the sticker posted on the rear window of her truck.

"I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359", sheriff Nehls said in the Facebook post.

"We're not going to be arresting anybody, and we're not going to be releasing the name of the person who owns the truck, either", his office says.

But what caused outrage was Nehls statement that per the station's prosecutor "she would accept disorderly conduct charges regarding it".

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"The objective of the post was to find the owner/driver of the truck and have a conversation with them in order to prevent a potential altercation between the truck driver and those offended by the message".

A disorderly conduct charge targets a person who intentionally " uses abusive indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place" or "makes an offensive gesture or display in a public place" that "tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace".

"Constitutional Law 101: You can't ban speech just because it has (expletive) in it", the post read.

"Hey truck owner, feel free to contact the ACLU of Texas". "Hey truck owner, feel free to contact the ACLU of Texas".

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Fonseca says her main issue with the president is she disagrees with his promised border wall.

In response to the critics, Nehls posted the disorderly conduct law.

"Anybody traveling down the road that is behind that truck may have voted for Trump [and] that is where we might see a breach of the peace", the sheriff explained.

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Nehls said he had received many complaints about the language used on the decal and that's why posted the picture. "They smile. They stop you", Fonseca told KTRK.

However, in the 1971 case of Cohen v. California, the high court overturned the conviction of a man who wore a jacket in a courtroom with the words "F*** the draft".

Despite the supposed traffic jam of calls to the sheriff's office, there have been no reports of people so incensed by the truck's message that they resorted to violence that may actually require police attention. "It's just our freedom of speech, and we're exercising it".

The sheriff said his concern was that the language on the sticker could cause a risky confrontation.

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"I'm glad to see our government officials are concentrating on what's important", one comment said.


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