Police raid convention of sadists and masochists
SOMERSET -- Reports of lewd acts and nudity prompted police to raid a bondage, sadism, and masochism convention, which was allowed to continue after organizers agreed to modify the event.
The 2:30 a.m. Saturday raid at the Garden State Convention and Exhibit Center in Somerset temporarily halted the three-day exhibition sponsored by the New York-based Eulenspiegel Society.
An hour later, police told organizers and center managers that the 70-vendor event could continue if genitalia and pornographic material were not displayed....
Lewd acts were also banned, but some forms of bondage and whipping were permitted if the participants were covered and avoided sexual touching.
It just goes to show, you can't beat New Jersey, but you can GET beat (and whipped, and bound, and gagged...). God love it!