Friday 17 November 2017

Texas police hunt and arrest driver with huge "F*** Trump" sticker on car

Texas police hunt and arrest driver with huge "F*** Trump" sticker on car

A Texas motorist has garnered attention because of the anti-Donald Trump sticker on her car which expresses her feelings towards the current president of the United States.
It reads: "Fuck Trump and Fuck you for voting for him."
The sticker generated mixed reactions with some amused by it and even taking photos while some felt it was inappropriate and called Cops in Texas to report the sticker. Fort Bend County, Texas, Sheriff Troy Nehls said in a Facebook post that he had received numerous calls regarding the offensive display.
"If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you. Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it," Nehls warned in his Facebook message
Nehls also posted a picture of the section of Texas law that could be used in such a case.

A woman called Karen Fonseca has identified herself as the driver of the vehicle and ironically, she actually used to work for Nehls, a Republican contemplating a run for Congress, at the county jail. Fonseca said that the truck belongs to her husband but that she often drives it.

The couple actually had the sticker made before Trump was sworn in then the moment he was sworn into office, they added it to the window of their vehicle.
Fonseca, 46, said she has no plans to come forward or accept any form of punishment. She said. Officers have pulled her over but couldn’t think of a reason to write a ticket, and now she says she basically has no time to deal with the sheriff or with anyone who wants her to alter the vehicle.
"It’s not to cause hate or animosity. It’s just our freedom of speech, and we’re exercising it," Fonseca said.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is backing Fonseca up. After seeing Nehls’ Facebook post threatening the driver of the vehicle, the group quickly took a stance, responding to the sheriff on Facebook.
"Constitutional Law 101: You can’t ban speech just because it has ‘f@ck’ in it. Hey truck owner, feel free to contact the ACLU of Texas," the organization posted.
Nehls’ office later held a press conference to clarify what their Facebook post meant.
The sheriff said: "We have not threatened anybody with arrest. We have not written any citations. But I think now it would be a good time to have meaningful dialogue with that person and express the concerns out there regarding the language on the truck."
He added: "I don’t want to see anything happen to anyone. With people’s ... mindset today, that’s the last thing we need, a breach of the peace."

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