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

From the Asheville Free Press:

“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. The defendants have been banned for three years under an Asheville City Administrative Policy on Restricted Access Notices, which allows Asheville Police Department to issue the ban upon citation for “any offense punishable as a felony.”

The ban does not require the individuals to have been convicted of any crime, merely charged, and the appeals process requires the banned individuals to prove their innocence without being allowed to see or understand the evidence against them.”

Read the full article on AFP’s website.