Chris Waechter

Busking Is a First Amendment Right

Busking Is a First Amendment Right

2015-03-27 00:00:00

College students Chris Waechter and Gabe Novak were told by Saugatuck police officers and other city officials that they were prohibited from playing music, or “busking,” on public sidewalks. When Gabe told police in July 2014 that he believed his activity was protected by the First Amendment, he was hauled off to jail for the weekend and charged with a felony.

College students Chris Waechter and Gabe Novak were told by Saugatuck police officers and other city officials that they were prohibited from playing music, or...
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College students Chris Waechter and Gabe Novak were told by Saugatuck police officers and other city officials that they were prohibited from playing music, or...
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