Two more stories and one editorial about the recent shooting of two African-American men in west Olympia placed in last week’s top five stories, based on reader traffic to The Olympian website.
1. Family at odds with Olympia neighborhood over proposed housing development: Several residents of the adjacent San Mar Villas neighborhood, including State Rep. Sam Hunt (D-District 22), voiced opposition (last) week to Bayan Trails, a proposed development with 237 residential units, and the extra traffic that would come with it.
2. Protesters block downtown Olympia streets Wednesday night: A group of about 30 protesters gathered in downtown Olympia (last) Wednesday night in response to the May 21 police shooting of two suspects on Cooper Point Road.
3. Crowd gathers at City Hall to protest police shooting: About 100 people gathered outside Olympia City Hall (last) Tuesday evening for a demonstration in response to the recent officer-involved shooting of two suspects in west Olympia.
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4. Third man sentenced in 2014 Lacey murder: Eric T. Adamczewski, 21, will serve a 12-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter and first-degree robbery (last) Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court.
5. Olympia shooting needs scrutiny: From an Olympian editorial on May 24: “It is too early to say what happened here, but (Olympia Police Chief Ronnie) Roberts’ team – and our city – cannot shy away from a central, troubling question: How does a seemingly petty-crime incident escalate into the use of deadly force? Let’s try to be patient and thoughtful as a community in finding that answer. Olympia is moving toward that path.”