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Nehls told the Houston Chronicle that he had received calls, texts and emails in recent days from people who took offense at the language in bold, white lettering: "F--- TRUMP AND F--- YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM." The sheriff, a Republican who is weighing a bid for Congress shared a photo on his official Facebook page in hopes that it would help to identify the truck owner. The license plate is not visible in the image.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan
Isn't the sheriff engaging in this? Giving an ultimatum and threatening a citizen exercising her free speech?
That's all I need. That's violating someone's rights. If the prosecutor engages in this kind of political persecution he/she should be disbarred.
originally posted by: roadgravel
A sheriff in Texas is looking for a truck bearing a profanity-laced anti-Trump sticker and said authorities are considering charging its owner with disorderly conduct — a threat that immediately raised alarm among free speech advocates.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls posted a photo of the truck Wednesday on Facebook after, he said, he’d received several complaints about the display from unhappy people in the Houston-area county.
A graphic on the rear window of the GMC Sierra reads: “F‑‑K TRUMP AND F‑‑K YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.” (The profanity is spelled out on the sticker.)
“If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you,” the sheriff wrote. “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.”
The Houston Chronicle said the truck’s owners have no plans to remove the custom graphic, which they ordered after Trump’s election.
“It’s not to cause hate or animosity,” Karen Fonseca told the Chronicle. “It’s just our freedom of speech and we’re exercising it.”
Seems the idea of charging the owner with disorderly conduct has been drop. The Sheriff sounded as if Trump topic stickers have been a source of road rage.
In a twist, the woman who often drives the truck worked Nehls in the county jail at one time.
I'm sure "what about the children" will come up. (most already learned that in the school yard or at home I imagine)
The sheriff, a Republican who is weighing a bid for Congress
originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: projectvxn
Saying F@#k you for voting for Trump are in fact fighting words. If someone walked up to you and said "f you for ...." you would not consider that confrontational? I think you would
originally posted by: norhoc
They can ticket him for obscenity, people honestly have no idea what freedom of speech covers. It does not cover hate speech, incitement to violence. You can absolutely be ticketed for displaying obscenity. I believe "F#@k you for voting for Trump" is both obscene and "fighting words". People really need to educate themselves.