No, your eyes are not deceiving you: Sheriff Troy E. Nehls of Fort Bend County, Texas, took to Facebook to ask the public for help in identifying the owner of a vehicle with an “offensive” bumper sticker:
“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. 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.”
Apparently, the F word is vastly more offensive than hanging and/or burning effigies of Obama, swastikas and confederate flags in yards (and on cars), threatening to kill someone suggesting sensible gun regulation laws and whatnot, because Sheriff Nehls seems to be quite serious about it. He even posted the “relevant” Texas law:
Here at ANX we’re quite convinced that sitting in your car on FM 359 and getting triggered by a bumper sticker does not constitute an “immediate breach of the peace” by the driver of the “offending” vehicle, and even though it looks like the county’s prosecutor agrees with the Sheriff on pressing charges, any lawyer worth his or her salt should be able to easily knock this out of the court (pun intended).
However much we laugh at this, though, it is quite disturbing to see law enforcement go after a citizen for a political statement, because you can bet your behind that if the bumper sticker had mentioned Hillary Clinton and not Donald Trump, the “numerous calls” would have been far fewer, and the (Republican) Sheriff would most likely have told the callers that there was nothing he could do about it because “free speech.”
Our suggestion is to get a couple star stickers to cover the “U’s” in the F.U.; this is America, and we have rights.
Now, which side of the political spectrum are the snowflakes who need safe spaces again?
Featured image via Sheriff Troy E. Nehls