August Rudisell/Lawrence Times

Couple and North Lawrence camp resident still shaken up after alleged assault involving hatchet

More than a week after an alleged aggravated assault incident near the North Lawrence camp for people experiencing homelessness, the people involved are still reeling emotionally. 
A local couple told police a camp resident had approached them carrying a hatchet over his head and made them fear for their lives. The resident said he didn’t intend to hurt or scare anyone. 

Lawrence Accountability

A Lawrence Times reporter was ordered to leave the city campsite for unhoused people. ‘That’s a problem,’ First Amendment attorney says

Lawrence Times reporter Chansi Long was targeted by city staff and ordered by police to leave the North Lawrence campsite for people experiencing homelessness Tuesday night while other members of the public were allowed to remain. “That’s a problem,” a local First Amendment expert said.