opinion

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Op-Ed: APD's New Brake Light Program Is a Dangerous Recuperation of Mutual Aid

In this op-ed, Libertie Valance argues that APD's new voucher system, designed to bolster support for police and undermine mutual aid, is both ineffective and dangerous.

Trans Visibility is Not Enough.

Trans people deserve solidarity. Trans kids deserve protection. Trans people deserve power.

Fired Cop Stays Fired, Council Has a Vote Redo, & More This Week.

Welcome to “& More This Week,” The Asheville Free Press’ weekly(ish) newsletter, where I round up a few headlines that stood out to me over the week and share them with some opinion and context.

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.

Homelessness Consultants, “Part-Time” Public Records, & More This Week.

Welcome to “& More This Week,” The Asheville Free Press’ weekly(ish) newsletter, where I round up a few headlines that stood out to me over the week and share them with some opinion and context. If you’re not already, sign up to get these and all of our articles straight to your inbox.

Leaking Gaslights, Trees in Cop City, & More This Week.

Welcome to the second edition of “& more this week,” The Asheville Free Press’ bi-annual weekly newsletter! I’m joking... but it is true that I’ve only published one of these newsletters so far, and it was the very first week this project existed back in August of 2021.

"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.
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