Lawmaker, attorney for woman with F-Trump sticker to discuss case
- Author: Rogelio Becker Nov 21, 2017,
Nov 21, 2017, 0:26
The decal, which reads "F*ck Trump and f*ck you for voting for him", even managed to spark a heated debate over free speech as Sheriff Nehls claimed that the message violated Texas disorderly conduct laws. Forsenca was subsequently released on bond, and has since given her display a bit of an update.
Fonseca began speaking publicly about the anti-Trump decal on the rear window of her pickup after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls mentioned it in a Facebook posting Wednesday. Last week Nehls posted a photo of the truck message on Facebook and threatened Fonseca with a disorderly conduct charge over the decal.
On Monday, Fonseca stood alongside her family and attorney, telling reporters that her sticker had been on the truck for 11 months but had only come to the broader public's attention when the sheriff posted a picture of it on Facebook.
Karen Fonseca is making no apologies for her anti-Trump expletives and now Sheriff Troy Nehls has gotten the same treatment.
He asked for tips on the identity of the truck's owner and said he would "like to discuss it" with the owner. While much less bold than other products, the "Trump is Trash" t-shirt is sends a subtle message with the "Put Litter in Its Place" emoji featuring the stick figure tossing President Trump's head into a trash can.
Fronseca, who was soon arrested for unrelated charges after coming forward, said she is overwhelmed with mixed emotions as the situation unfolds.
"The Sheriff made the post on his Personal page. I feel it was gone about the wrong way and the sticker is appropriate", Fonseca said.
As for Sheriff Nehls, he told local NBC affiliate KPRC he was "not surprised" by the addition of his name to Fonseca's truck, and that he "thinks it's disgusting". The indictment charges that Fonseca "pursuant to one scheme and continuing course of conduct, did, unlawfully and with the intent to harm or defraud another, obtain and or possess and or transfer and or use the identifying information of [name removed]".
The post quickly went viral, with thousands weighing in on the Fonseca's right to freedom of speech, according to the HuffPost. That was additionally when Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey said he would not acknowledge charges, considering what he thought about the case.
Fonseca was arrested on Thursday over an outstanding fraud warrant issued in August.