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"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.

Camp Sweeps and Press Freedom Violations; Merry Christmas from The City of Asheville.

The City of Asheville, despite its messaging, remains intensely hostile to independent journalism, requests for transparency, and our unhoused neighbors.

Housing Activists Protest at Downtown Hotels; Demand Council Deploy Relief Funds for Unhoused Community

At approximately 4:00 pm on November 26th, 2021, a group of housing activists protested at two downtown hotels to demand the City of Asheville deploy a portion of the funds they received as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to provide immediate relief for the unhoused community. "Our

Protesters at Police Substation Groundbreaking Ceremony: “DEFUND AVLPD”

The City of Asheville held a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 am on October 18th, 2021, for the new "Public Safety Station" that Gleeson Builders will construct at 316 Broadway Broadway Street. The new facility will contain a fire station, a relocated Emergency Operations Center, and - the subject of protesters'

City Considers Purchase of Emergency Shelter; APD talks “Enhanced Security”; Last Info Session Tomorrow.

The City of Asheville announced it is under contract to purchase the Ramada Inn at 148 River Ford Parkway to establish a more permanent "emergency shelter" for unhoused community members. According to their press release, if Council approves the purchase at their August 24th meeting, they will also budget for

Police Alternative in Asheville? Source Says Officials Dropped the Ball.

"They basically stopped even having conversations about CAHOOTS last fall. They just bring it up all the time as if it is something they are working on," the source said.
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