In a move that has sparked controversy about freedom of speech, authorities in Texas announced they are looking for the owner of a pickup truck who has been driving around with a "F-k Trump" decal on the rear window.
The American Civil Liberties Union responded to Nehls' Facebook post.
He also posted a picture in the comments of legal code concerning disorderly conduct, apparently attempting to justify his attempt to suppress free speech by suggesting the truck driver was instigating a breach of the peace. "Due to the hate messages he has been receiving towards his wife and children, the Sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further". She said people tell her they "wish they had the guts" to put up a similar sign on their vehicle. He said he didn't know what the charge was but records show she was accused of fraud. "It's just our freedom of speech, and we're exercising it". Fonseca, 46, said the truck is her husband's, but she often drives it. They had the sticker made and added it to the window after the billionaire real estate magnate and reality TV star was sworn into office.
Though Fonseca has been confronted about the sticker, she says it's never caused too big of an issue.
"It makes people happy", she said. "They want to shake your hand".
Social media commenters nearly immediately took issue with the local lawman's assessment, suggesting that Nehls could infringe on the driver's free speech.More news: Lebanon Says Saudi Arabia Holding Hariri Hostage
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Nehls later shared the Texas statute he was thinking of, which prohibits language that "tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace".
Nehls said Wednesday that the message could cause offense and raised the possibility of a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.
"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", Nehls said.
"Many families have called that have seen that truck on our county roadways and are very offended by the language on the truck", Nehls fumed later, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Both Healey and Nehls are Republicans, the Chronicle reported. The Root Everything is bigger is Texas, even bumper stickers.
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. A day later, the driver said the sticker would not be coming down.