Kalamazoo Asks: Are Buskers Panhandlers?

2:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kalamazoo Asks: Are Buskers Panhandlers?

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The city's attorney is looking into possible changes in Kalamazoo's rules for street musicians and other performers.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Austin Wiedeman had played his guitar in downtown Kalamazoo since the snow thawed without any interaction from police. That changed earlier this month when the 25-year-old unemployed Kalamazoo man was approached by a pair of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers as he strummed his guitar.