Joshua Long, of Brooklyn, NY who trolls Times Square with a sign saying "Help! I Need Money For Weed!", has filed a lawsuit against New York City claiming his First Amendment right to "peacefully" hold his sign is routinely violated with charges of "allegedly illegal conduct." His federal court filing seeks unspecified money damages and a court order barring cops from telling him to "move along" or repeatedly arresting him without probable cause. "Without an injunction, it is virtually assured that the NYPD will continue to violate Mr. Long's constitutional rights," his suit says. A spokeswoman for the city Law Department told the New York Post, "We're awaiting formal service of the papers and certainly will review them upon receipt."
source: NY POST