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All appeals have been denied for the Aston Park Defendants banned from all Parks and Recreation Facilities after a protest which occurred in December 2021.
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.
The Council’s use of official committees complicates their justification for private ‘check-in’ sessions.
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.
Sources say Council is considering a new city ordinance restricting residents' ability to share food with unhoused Asheville residents in public parks.
APD claims policy on encounters with unhoused community members changed. Information obtained via public records requests reveals this to be untrue.
The Asheville Citizen Times' Executive Editor, Jewell Walston, sent an email to The Asheville Free Press this morning demanding that we remove the link to their video of a Black man, Jonathan Barker, being tased by Woodfin police. Note: Despite saying "Second notice," this is the first we've heard from