Law

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The City of Asheville Denies All Park Ban Appeals for Aston Park Defendants

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.

Are City Council 'Check-Ins' Legal? Some Experts Say "No"

The Council’s use of official committees complicates their justification for private ‘check-in’ sessions.

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.

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.

Asheville Police Lied About Change in Homeless Camp Eviction Policy

APD claims policy on encounters with unhoused community members changed. Information obtained via public records requests reveals this to be untrue.

Citizen Times Threatens The Free Press: Remove Link to Video of Police Violence

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
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