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The proposal includes an increase to the overall budget of approximately $16 million, a 7.5% increase from 2021-22.
Aston Park Defendants Face Extrajudicial Punishment, Expert Sees Potential for First Amendment Challenge
Activists facing felony charges and extrajudicial punishment may be able to mount a First Amendment challenge, according to an expert.
As of March 15, 2022, fifteen individuals have been charged with “felony littering over 500 lbs” in connection to a demonstration that occurred the week of Christmas, 2021. The goal of the protest was to criticize the City government’s policy of evicting homeless encampments in violation of CDC guidelines
APD's data analysis reveals a lack of rigor befitting of a propaganda campaign, not serious data science.
On February 15, 2022, Asheville Police Department (APD) finalized and released its new policy on encounters with the unhoused community. The document was released to us via email by APD spokesperson Samantha Booth.
In the retelling of the gassing of protesters in the summer of 2020, the armored cops are the ones under attack.
Sources say Council is considering a new city ordinance restricting residents' ability to share food with unhoused Asheville residents in public parks.