Chris Drew- RIP - now declared Patron Saint of Street Artists by beartnow on Flickr.
©2012 photo by Hermann Wieland, illustration by Nancy Bechtol
RIP Chris Drew. Peace through Justice CHRIS DREW IS FREE! He Passed on to the other side, May 7, monday at approx. 2:20 pm 2012
peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, he left the earthly plane.
In tribute to his 25 years of giving, teaching silk-screening and computers at no charge to anyone, and inspiring so many with the non-profit he founded, Uptown Multicultural Arts Center (UM-CAC) as non-paid, volunteer Exec. Director;, being held on a 2K bond for Class 1 Felony Eavesdropping for selling art for $1 on State Street, Chicago for 2.5 years; for his loyalty and dedication to street artists everywhere.
Victory with Judge Sachs ruling that the Illinois Eavesdropping Law was Unconstitutional , based on “wholly innocent conduct” on March 2, 2012, But as Chris said, it is not over yet. His pro-bono attorney, Josh Kutnick continues with the challenge. Additional support by Mark Wienberg, his original attorney in the case.
Currently, the case has been appealed by the State’s Attorney, Anita Alvarez and is now in the Appellate Court. in Springfield. . The challenge is now passed on to others to continue this fight. Chris gave his all and made a major impact with his.fight for 1st Amendment Rights for everyone.
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