Yesterday, The Goldwater reported on a truck driver with a giant sticker on the back window that said "F*** TRUMP AND FUCK YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM", now it seems the attention the driver has drawn to themselves has got them arrested.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls threatened disorderly conduct charges against the driver for displaying the profane anti-Trump message, but it appears the driver was arrested and booked into jail on an unrelated warrant for fraud. Bail for the woman has been set at $1,500. Karen Fonseca has been identified as the driver but the truck belongs to her husband. They added the sticker to it when President Trump was sworn into office. Fonseca, 46, also revealed she used to work for the Sheriff who's image of her "F*** TRUMP" sticker went viral.
Fonseca says, "It's not to cause hate or animosity, it's just our freedom of speech and we're exercising it."
The photo of the lewd bumper sticker was taken by Sheriff Nehls himself but he was forced to take it down after receiving death threats and backlash from other social media users. He originally shared this message with the photo, "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you."
Sheriff Nehls also added his Facebook post that a county prosecutor had agreed to accept disorderly conduct charges, something that District Attorney John Healey disputes along with ACLU of Texas. District Attorney Healey said, "I did not believe it was a prosecutable case based on the definition of disorderly conduct."
The ACLU of Texas wrote in response to Sheriff Nehls Facebook post, "Constitutional Law 101: You can't ban speech just because it has '[email protected]' in it. Hey truck owner, feel free to contact the ACLU of Texas."
The Sheriff is known for making controversial posts and his timeline includes many re-tweets of President Trump. After he was forced to remove the photo containing the sticker and his statement with it, the Sheriff's Office released this statement.
"The Sheriff made the post on his Personal page. 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. Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post. Due to the hate messages he has been receiving towards his wife and children, the Sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further.."
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