Youtube published on Oct 18, 2014 – One of NYPD’s finest arrests a man for playing in the subway after he recites the law word for word that allows him to perform for donations….
Kalleen was charged with loitering and spent a night in a police holding cell. The video went viral and into the media – the NYPD issued a statement indicating that the officer involved will not face disciplinary measures, but will be retrained.
Followup – Buskers Rally:
Note: I’ve been a Manhatten commuter for years and don’t have a problem with buskers nor do other commuters I know. Performers very rarely (if ever) get in your face – the hats on the ground – if you want to contribute feel free – otherwise – walk (or run) on… Listening to buskers is just part of the subway and has been for eons…
FYI: In his day Ben Franklin was a street performer!