The two middle-aged white men shared a common backstory: Both were raised in the rural Pacific Northwest and found a sense of greater purpose and belonging on opposite sides of radical politics. Then both ended up dead.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, multiple federal officials and 200 unnamed federal law enforcement officers for their actions during protests in Portland.
The city of Minneapolis plans to spend $4.8 million to temporarily rent an office building and adapt it to replace the precinct headquarters that burned during unrest following the death of George Floyd.
While demonstrations against racism and police violence have continued in downtown Portland for more than two months there are a variety of other groups coming out to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.