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Panama City Beach (Pier Park [beachside]), Florida, does NOT appreciate Street Musicianship, your First Amendment Constitutional Right of Freedom of Expression (Freedom of Speech), and thinks you are STUPID (PCB … We Have a Problem❗️)

Monday, May 8, 2017, a street musician was told by an unidentified male individual; driving a city of Panama City Beach, Florida, white pick-up truck, to remove himself from the front (street side) of the Rest Room building on Front Beach Road at Pier Park

The individual said that it was considered “loitering”

The individual said a “complaint” had been received, but did NOT state what kind

The individual alleged that the musician had “collected” funds, though the musician did NOT request that people freely leave of their own will, funds

The individual suggested that as an “alternative” the musician could find an empty place on the beach, set up a chair, and play his instrument

Alternatively, the individual suggested that the musician could check about playing his instrument at any of the business establishments

The musician was NOT using an amplification speaker

The individual did NOT advise the musician if a “complaint” had been received about the amplified music being played by musicians on the patio at Margaritaville; which can be heard across Front Beach Road on the beachside

The individual also did NOT advise the musician if a “complaint” had been received about the amplified music being played by musicians at Tootsies; which can be heard outside the establishment

Nor did the individual advise the musician if a “complaint” had been received about the amplified music being played through the sound system outside Dave and Buster’s

Additionally, the individual did NOT advise the musician if a “complaint” had been received about the amplified music being played through the sound system throughout Pier Park
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… PUBLIC PERFORMANCE of … MUSIC is CLEARLY WITHIN the SCOPE of PROTECTED FIRST AMENDMENT EXPRESSION
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“… public performance of … music is clearly within the scope of protected First Amendment expression”
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Goldstein v. Town of Nantucket
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477 F. Supp. 606 (at 608)

(D. Mass. 1979)

Civ. A. No. 79-1455-Z

September 25, 1979

U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
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http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/477/606/1418488/
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parks
plazas
sidewalks
walkways
central business district
public property
performances
sidewalk performances
city permits
permit scheme
sidewalk ban
reasonable time restriction
reasonable place restriction
reasonable manner restriction
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Davenport v. City of Alexandria, Virginia
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748 F2d 208

No. 83-2222

November 6, 1984

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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http://m.openjurist.org/748/f2d/208/davenport-v-city-of-alexandria-virginia
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710 F.2d 148
(4th Cir. 1983)
No. 81-709-A (E.D. Va. Nov. 16 1983)
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http://m.openjurist.org/710/f2d/148
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683 F2d 853
(4th Cir. 1982)
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http://m.openjurist.org/683/f2d/853/davenport-v-city-of-alexandria-virginia
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performers
street performers
street performances
ordinance
regulates
public areas
permit system
noise provisions
six feet
electric amplification
electronic amplification
battery operated amplification
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Friedrich v. Chicago
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619 F. Supp. 1129

N.D. Ill. 1985

September 18, 1985

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

No. 84 C 7719
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http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/619/1129/1798066/
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amplifier
amplifiers
musicians
instrument
artistic performances
musical performances
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Carew-Reid et al. vs. NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority et al.
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903 F.2d 914

No. 1172, Docket 90-7143

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

May 18, 1990
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http://m.openjurist.org/903/f2d/914/carew-reid-v-metropolitan-transportation-authority-r-l
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sidewalk
boardwalk
public way
musician
performance artist
expressive acts
solicits donations
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Harry Perry and Robert “Jingles” Newman v. Los Angeles Police Department
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Case No. 96-55545

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

August 25, 1997
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http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1246214.html
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street musician
street musicians
public spaces
permit
permits
permittees
sound permit scheme
sound permitting scheme
sound amplification permit
reasonableness
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Turley v. NYC
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988 F. Supp. 667 and 675

US 2nd Cir

United States 2nd Circuit

Appeal

98-7114

January 26, 1999

Docket Nos. 98-7114 (L)
98-7176 (XAP)
98-7526 (CON)
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https://casetext.com/case/turley-v-police-dept-of-the-city-of-new-york
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http://www.communityartsadvocates.org/CAAsiteMap.html
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http://citylore.org/urban-culture/resources/street-performers/
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https://hobo4jazz5alive.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/street-music-legal/
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artistic expression
street performers
musician
safety
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American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii v. Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
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2001

Judge Virginia Crandall

42-page opinion
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https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-wins-artistic-expression-lawsuit-behalf-waikiki-street-performers
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street performances
playing musical instruments
public streets
rights-of-ways
playgrounds
public ways
roadways
ordinance
regulation

42 U.S.C. 1988
court costs
attorney’s fees
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St. Augustine, Florida
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District Judge
Henry Lee Adams Jr.

Injunction

2003

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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http://www.buskersadvocates.org/

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street performer
street performers
street performances
city’s authority
public forum
permit
badges
restrict expression
safety concerns
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“Expression, whether oral or written or symbolized by conduct, is subject to reasonable time, place, or manner restrictions”

Clark v. Comty, for Creative Non-Violence

468 U.S. 288, 293

104 S.Ct. 3065

82 L.Ed.2d 221

(1984)

Such restrictions must satisfy three conditions to be enforceable:

(1) they must be

“justified without reference to the content of the regulated speech,”

(2) they must be

“narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental interest,”

and

(3) they must

“leave open ample alternative channels for communication of the information”
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Seattle Center

Berger v. City of Seattle

No. 05-35752

January 9, 2008

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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2005
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http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2009/06/24/05-35752.pdf
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http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1241365.html
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http://ncac.org/resource/significance-berger-v-city-of-seattle
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http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/appeals-court-punctures-seattles-attempt-to-regulate-balloon-artist/
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http://web.kitsapsun.com/archive/2005/05-01/45112_seattle_must_pay_performer__20_0.html
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http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/judge-rejects-seattle-center-rules-on-buskers/
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http://hpn.asu.edu/archives/2005-April/008967.html
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18 USC 241

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 241

18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights
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If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241
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18 USC 242

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 242

U.S. Code § 242 – Deprivation of rights under color of law
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Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/242
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Police State FLORIDA (U.S.A.)

Florida flag
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Internal review: Tampa SWAT team acted properly in fatal pot raid
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Tampa Bay Times
@TB_Times
Peter Jamison
@PeteJamison
August 15, 2014 8/15/2014
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http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/internal-review-finds-tampa-swat-team-acted-properly-in-fatal-raid/2193215
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Rutherford Institute Defends Florida Mom Arrested, Handcuffed, Searched and Jailed for Allowing Her 7-Year-Old Son to Visit Playground Alone
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The Rutherford Institute
@Rutherford_Inst
7/30/2014 July 30, 2014
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https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/rutherford_institute_defends_florida_mom_arrested_handcuffed_searched_jaile
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Florida 81-year-old Mary Musselman jail without bail leaving bread out for crows

Elderly Woman To Remain Jailed For Feeding Birds
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My FOX Philly
@Fox29Philly
3/6/2014 March 6, 2014
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http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/24907680/elderly-woman-to-remain-jailed-for-feeding-birds#ixzz2vVhLUwZs
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Couple who had been growing their own food for 17 years forced to stop because it isn’t “aesthetic”
Salon
@Salon
Lindsay Abrams
@ReadinGirl
11/20/2013 November 20, 2013
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http://www.salon.com/2013/11/20/couple_that_had_been_growing_their_own_food_for_17_years_forced_to_stop_because-it-isnt-aesthetic/

Florida city uproots couple’s 17-year-old garden, over new ordinance
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FOX News
@FOXNews
William Patrick
11/19/2013 November 19, 2013
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/19/florida-city-uproots-couples-17-year-old-garden-over-new-ordinance/
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Some Florida Police Are Using Data to Predict Crime
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Fast Company
@FastCompany
Neal Ungerleider
@NealUnger
10/24/2013 October 24, 2013
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http://www.fastcompany.com/3020608/fast-feed/some-florida-police-are-using-data-to-predict-crime?partner
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Did Florida Shorten Its Yellow Lights to Rake in Traffic Camera Revenue ❓
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Slate
@Slate
Justin Peters
@JustinTrevett
5/21/2013 May 21, 2013
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2013/05/21/traffic_cameras_did_florida_shorten_its_yellow_lights_to_rake_in_traffic.html
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Florida quietly shortened yellow light standards and lengths, resulting in more red light camera tickets for you
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NBC 10
@NBC10
Noah Pransky
@NoahPransky
5/19/2013 May 19, 2013
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http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=316418
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Transportation Safety Administration

TSA conducts operation at West Palm Beach Tri-Rail station
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WPTV
@WPTV
4/21/2011 April 21, 2011
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http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/tsa-conducts-operation-at-west-palm-beach-tri-rail-station
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