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Driver with the ‘F*CK TRUMP’ sticker on her truck has been arrested for an outstanding warrant

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The woman whose huge”F*CK TRUMP” sticker went viral has been arrested.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Karen Fonseca, the driver with the large anti-Trump sticker, was arrested on an outstanding warrant Thursday. Her warrant was based on fraud charges and her bail was set to $1,500 shortly after her 2 PM arrest.

As the Chronicle‘s report notes, Fonseca’s husband owns the truck, but she often drives it.

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Yesterday, Fonseca’s sticker went viral after Fort Bend County’s Republican Sheriff made a since-deleted Facebook post calling for disorderly conduct charges against the driver of the truck.

Soon after, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Texas chapter jumped into the fray, reminding Sheriff Troy Nehls that Fonseca has a constitutional right to post the sticker on her vehicle despite the profanity it uses.

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Fonseca told the Chronicle she used to work with Sheriff Nehls at the county jail, and that this was far from the first time the sticker on the truck she shares with her husband has been noticed by law enforcement. She said in the past, officers have pulled her over but “failed to find a reason to write a ticket.”

Fonseca also said she does not intend to contact her former co-worker, who the report notes has a history of controversial remarks, including that “criminals who enter Fort Bend County could leave in a body bag.”

 


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Donald Trump’s lurch toward fascism is backfiring spectacularly

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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.

During the 2016 campaign, as Donald Trump railed against "Mexican rapists" and other "criminal aliens," pollsters found that the share of Americans who said that immigrants worked hard and made a positive contribution to our society increased significantly, and noticed a similar decline in the share who said they take citizens' jobs and burden our social safety net. After Trump was elected and began pursuing his Muslim ban, the share of respondents who held a positive view of Islam also increased pretty dramatically. I'm not aware of any polling of the general public about transgender troops serving in the military before Trump decided to discharge them, but Gallup found that 71 percent of respondents opposed his position after he did.

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Judge blocking release of Jeffrey Epstein records has ties to officials linked to Epstein: report

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On Saturday, the Miami Herald reported that a judge who blocked the release of grand jury material in the Jeffrey Epstein child sex abuse case has ties to three officials with a vested interest in the outcome of the lawsuits surrounding the scandal.

"Krista Marx, the Palm Beach chief judge who also heads a panel that polices judicial conduct, has potential conflicts of interest involving three prominent players embroiled in the Epstein sex-trafficking saga: State Attorney Dave Aronberg, who has been sued by the Palm Beach Post to release the grand jury records; Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, whose department’s favored treatment of Epstein while he was in the Palm Beach County jail is part of an ongoing state criminal investigation; and ex-State Attorney Barry Krischer, part of the same investigation in connection with his decision not to prosecute Epstein on child-sex charges," wrote Julie Brown, a reporter who has extensively covered the Epstein case.

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WATCH: Buffalo cops and firefighters cheer officers charged with assault as they leave the courthouse

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According to a report from both CNN and MSNBC, the two Buffalo police officers who were charged with second-degree assault after shoving a 75-year-old anti-police brutality protester to the ground where he sustained head injuries were greeted with applause after they were arraigned on Saturday morning.

MSNBC's Alex Witt noted that both officers were released without having to post bail.

According to ABC News, "Officers Aaron Torglaski and Robert McCabe were charged with second-degree assault during their video arraignments on Saturday and were released on their own recognizance. They both entered no guilty pleas and are expected back in court on July 20."

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