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Asheville's 2022 Municipal Budget Proposal Includes More Than $1.6 Million Increase for APD.

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.

Aston Park Defendants: “We Will Not Be Silent in the Face of Repression.”

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

Analysis: APD Blames Nearly All Downtown Crime on Camps to Justify Sweeps

APD's data analysis reveals a lack of rigor befitting of a propaganda campaign, not serious data science.

Asheville Police Release New Policy on Encounters With Unhoused Residents

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.

"Restore Asheville Police" Initiative Needs a Reality Check

In the retelling of the gassing of protesters in the summer of 2020, the armored cops are the ones under attack.

City Council is Considering Restrictions Against Sharing Food With Unhoused Neighbors

Sources say Council is considering a new city ordinance restricting residents' ability to share food with unhoused Asheville residents in public parks.
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