Couple at odds with Texas sheriff over anti-Trump sticker

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

"If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you", the sheriff wrote. Nehls' office tells Bustle that the local press conference that the sheriff gave on Wednesday - which was reportedly organized due to "the high volume of interview requests" - would be the extent of his comments on the matter. In his social media post, the sheriff mentions talking to a prosecutor about filing disorderly conduct charges.

Fonseca says the decal, which she had custom made 11 months ago for $25, speaks for many.

In Fort Bend County, located southwest of Houston, Hillary Clinton won the majority of the vote in last year's presidential election, with 51 percent versus 45 percent for Trump. "It's just our freedom of speech and we're exercising it".

Speaking about the message, Fonseca, 46, told the Houston Chronicle: "It's not to cause hate or animosity". Forsenca said she doesn't understand why the sheriff didn't reach out to her, instead of posting it on Facebook. 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.

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"No plans to take it down", her husband Mike added.

So far, he hasn't received almost as much help finding the owner as he has comments about free speech, the First Amendment, negative decals from the past that had no legal consequences, drinking the Kool-Aid, and suggestions on what law enforcement could be working on instead. "I think this is more a problem with political speech than actual language".

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. "As an atheist, it annoys and irritates me to see that!" A California judge ruled in a 1971 Supreme Court case, Cohen Vs. California, that a "Fuck the draft" jacket didn't break any statutes because it wasn't likely to incite violence.

"It makes people happy, they smile, they stop you, they want to shake your hand", said Fonseca.

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