Texas sheriff seeks driver with 'offensive' anti-Trump display on their truck

"Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post", a Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said Thursday. Nehls - a Republican who is considering a Congressional bid - wrote that he had "received numerous calls regarding the offensive display", and called on the trucks' owners to come forward.

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.

Hours after Nehls' post went up, the ACLU of Texas slammed the sheriff for threatening free speech, citing a Supreme Court decision that overturned a conviction for disturbing the peace because the defendant wore a jacket with profanity on it. "I'm sure the citizens that pay your salary would appreciate you doing your job instead of whatever this is".

"I think it could be a fine line", adds Sheriff Nehls.

It's not uncommon for bumper stickers to bluntly convey political viewpoints, from messages such as "Impeach Clinton" during Bill Clinton's presidency to "Hail to the Thief" after George W. Bush's 2000 election win over Al Gore.

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There are many different opinions about not only the decal but about freedom of speech.

At the news conference, Nehls said he is hoping to remedy the situation by talking to the truck owner and getting the driver to modify the decal.

"We have not threatened anybody with arrest".

"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.

"According to the official, he just wants to avoid any road rage scenarios". New Hampshire that certain "fighting words", which would tend to incite violence, are not protected under the First Amendment. "I don't want to see anything happen to anyone", he said. "With people's... mindset today, that's the last thing we need".

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KTRK-TV reported that Karen Fonseca said the truck belongs to her husband but she often drives it.

But Fonseca says she's just exercising her rights.

"People have called and are offended by the language", he said.

Fonseca, who has children, said she's heard the criticism from some parents.

Fonseca says her main issue with the president is she disagrees with his promised border wall.

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