This sticker offended many sensibilities
There’s controversy brewing in one Texas county over a sticker that’s been applied to the rear window of a truck.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Tory E. Nehls posted a photo of a white truck in traffic, and the rear window was covered with a large sticker that stated, “F**k Trump and F**k You for Voting For Him.” He wrote about the response he’s been getting about the sticker in a now-deleted Facebook post, “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.”
But he made it clear that the person who owned it could face more than a tongue-lashing.
The Sheriff then seemingly threatened the owner of the truck with a misdemeanor charge, saying, “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.”
Texas Penal Code 42.01 defines the crime of disorderly conduct, “A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly: (1) uses abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace.”
Commenters argued with the Sheriff and with each other over whether the truck owner was committing a crime. Facebook user KM MO stated, “This person is doing nothing to break the peace. They are merely speaking their opinion. They are responsible only for their actions, NOT how others choose to react to what is being said.”
One mother discussed the vulgar words used in the sticker, saying, “I’ve seen this truck, and I would be pleased if the owner of this vehicle was prosecuted for disorderly conduct. My children saw this, and I was infuriated they were subjected to this offensive display.”
“If I had to explain what ‘grab them by the p**sy’ meant to my kids, you can explain what ‘F**K Trump’ means to yours,” Facebook user Kasey Rose-Hodge replied.