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Banners expressing solidarity with Palestine were hung on the campus of UNC Asheville in the early morning hours of Friday, November 17, 2023. In a statement submitted to the Asheville Free Press, students called for a ceasefire and end to Israeli occupation, while connecting the ongoing crisis in Gaza to
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.
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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.
In the retelling of the gassing of protesters in the summer of 2020, the armored cops are the ones under attack.
APD claims policy on encounters with unhoused community members changed. Information obtained via public records requests reveals this to be untrue.
Housed and unhoused community members gathered at Aston Park on Sunday, December 19th, to make art, "share space," and "make time for grief." A flyer circulated on social media said the event was to take place between 1 and 6 pm, but over the course of the day, it evolved