VIDEO: Musician Arrested Illegally for Performing in Brooklyn Subway

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….

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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.

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Followup – Buskers Rally:

http://time.com/3528961/new-york-subway-performers-rally-for-arrested-musician/#3528961/new-york-subway-performers-rally-for-arrested-musician/

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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!

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