Once again four of last week’s top five stories were related to the recent officer-involved shooting of two African-American men.
1. Protesters clash with white supremacists in downtown Olympia: A story so popular and so polarizing (just take a look at the comments) that it generated about 20,000 page views.
2. Attorney: Stepbrothers’ shooting ‘unjustified,’ says they did not attack Olympia police officer: (Attorney David) Beninger maintains that the shooting of the two young men by Olympia Officer Ryan Donald on May 21 was unjustified. He said some of the details of the case are still fuzzy, but one thing is clear: He says his clients were shot in the back.
3. Spanaway man files $1 million claim against Olympia police: In the claim, Tyrone Johnson, 47, alleges that the incident took place after he was called to work at CenturyLink to handle a service outage on the evening of May 27, 2014.
4. Vehicle sought in Thurston County road rage incident involving gunfire: A 32-year-old man called 911 at 1:57 p.m. (last) Thursday to report that a 1970s Ford pickup had been behind him on McCorkle Road Southeast when he heard what sounded like two gunshots. The pickup then rear-ended the caller’s vehicle, which caused the vehicle’s rear window to shatter, according to a Thurston County Sheriff’s Office news release.