Great Night Busking Last Week!

Last week was my first time street performing on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a year.

This night felt like busking in 2012. It was free and energetic. And thankfully, buskers were left unmolested by police.

The Judge Jansen Ruling

Street performers who fight their “obstruction of sidewalk” cases rarely have their day in court. However, street performer Gerald Lechner had his case come before Justice of the Peace Tempore William Jansen in September 2017 and it was found that the State did not provide the evidence necessary for a conviction.

Performers Not Welcome

After receiving my sixth criminal citation for street performing, the reality that Las Vegas hates street performers became clearer than ever.

Case # 1315505X

Criminal (Pt. 3) – Court

The police can be mean, the jails can be cruel, and the court system can be extremely unjust and unfair. If you have money and representation, you’ll be alright. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you are screwed.

CCDC

Criminal (Pt. 2) – Jail & Bail

I was on a cement floor, the lights were always on, and it was probably 65 degrees in that room. It was dull and miserable. I’m just glad that I didn’t have to take a shit.

LVMPD Ticket

Criminal (Pt. 1) – Arrested

As Officer Smith #9643 escorted me to his patrol car he made the following remark: “That’s what you fucking get for recording!”