Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Message from Benjamin Sherman, founder of "Obama Condoms"

Below is a message from Benjamin Sherman, founder of "Obama Condoms", whose street vendors have been recently harassed by the NYPD. Last year, Found Condoms did a brief expose on the Obama Condom movement, which you can view here.

Please offer Benjamin any support that you can by reposting this blog, thank you!

Vince Ynzunza

***Our battle with the NYPD continues to rage on. They continue to arrest our vendors even though a NY State Supreme Court judge ruled that we could vend our condoms on the streets of NYC because they are protected by the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. Despite this ruling, Jose Andujar (who the article talks about), was arrested twice in the last two weeks.

Prior to the NYPD arresting our vendors, we had 40 individuals selling Obama Condoms on the streets of NYC, making a great living during hard economic times. Because the NYPD has decided to interpret the law themselves (when they're only suppose to enforce it), we're down to three because our vendors don't want to get arrested and spend up to 72 hours in jail waiting to get arraigned.

I am hoping to bring attention to this story and hope that we can get the NYPD to STOP arresting our vendors now that the NY State Supreme Court has said that we can vend them.

If you know anyone who can help bring attention to our predicament, please have them contact me. It would mean a lot to me and to the vendors who sell Obama Condoms.


Benjamin Sherman
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