The Tampa Tribune ran an article today about saxophonist Andre Pierre who was arrested in Ybor City near Tampa Florida for playing his sax on the sidewalk.
The report states he was warned about collecting donations without a permit. When he failed to heed he was arrested. He was charged with one count of vending without a permit.
First amendment attorney Luke Lirot posted his bail and agreed to represent Pierre.The police are holding his King Soprano Saxophone for evidence.
The article was written by editor Howard Altman who can be reached at 813-259=7629 or haltman(at)tampatrib.com
This sounds like harassment to me. What do you guys think?