On Wednesday, Texas Sheriff Troy Nehls triggered a social media firestorm after taking to Facebook to threaten disorderly conduct charges against the driver of a truck displaying an anti-Trump decal.
"If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you", the sheriff wrote in the post, which has received 10,000 likes and prompted more than 18,000 comments.
"I did not believe it was a prosecutable case based on the definition of disorderly conduct", Healey said.
Texas penal code describes disorderly conduct as "intentionally or knowingly [using] abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of peace".
Attempting to cite this statute suggests Trump supporters could be so triggered by free speech about the president they might incite violence, a particularly hilarious notion considering the right has spent months virtue signaling about the first amendment and scolding leftists for being violent snowflakes. "It's just our freedom of speech and we're exercising it".
The Fort Bend County Sheriff " s Office would not confirm the arrest.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas asked the truck owner to contact the organization and offered the sheriff a free legal tip.
The sticker says "F_k Trump and f_k you for voting for him". Forsenca said she doesn't understand why the sheriff didn't reach out to her, instead of posting it on Facebook. And while she is reportedly not planning to contact Nehls, Fonseca told KTRK that she is open to having a dialogue with him.
Speaking about the message, Fonseca, 46, told the Houston Chronicle: "It's not to cause hate or animosity".
"I drive it all the time on a daily basis", Forsenca said, adding that she shares the truck with her husband.
Karen Fonseca says she's been repeatedly stopped by law officers, but that they have no grounds to issue a citation.
"One Texas motorist apparently found the flawless sticker to express certain feelings about how this past year has gone and so it was plastered, big and bold on the rear window of a truck".
Nehls - a Republican who is considering a congressional bid, according to the Chronicle - has not responded to requests for comment.
The sheriff said his concern was that the language on the sticker could cause a risky confrontation.
"A lot of females say I wish I had the balls to do that", she said.