Street violinist wins $21,000 damages from city that banned him

We cheered when William Hassay, who has played in professional orchestras, went to court and won the right to busk on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. We cheer again now that Bill has been awarded damages, plus $105,000 in attorney fees, for having his freedom of speech rights infringed.

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  • Good news! I’m packing up my timpani this afternoon and heading out to the boardwalk.

    Despite the court’s decision, there IS the matter of the people creating their own justice…

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