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Over the weekend as large crowds of protesters in Portland chanted in support of Black lives and against an ongoing federal police crackdown around the courthouse, some heads turned when a few young men were spotted in the crowd wearing flak jackets over their Hawaiin shirts.

These were purported to be members of the so-called Boogaloo Boys, a mishmash movement of extremists that calls for another civil war, among other things.

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President Trump dismissed outrage over police killings, saying Tuesday that "more white people" are killed by police than Black people.

"So are white people!" Trump said when asked in an interview with CBS News about why so many African Americans have been killed at the hands of police. "So are white people! What a terrible question to ask."

Trump added that "more white people, by the way" are killed by police than Black people.

Civil liberties advocates are urging Attorney General William Barr to name a special prosecutor to investigate possible violations of protesters' rights during the June 1 crackdown in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., NPR has learned.

Federal officers deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and smoke canisters to scatter the mostly peaceful group of demonstrators, clearing the way for President Trump to pose for pictures in front of the historic St. John's Episcopal Church.

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Two Little Ceasar's pizza shop workers in Brook Park have been fired after making a racially-charged statement on a customer's pie.  

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Franklin County Sheriff’s officials have placed two deputies on paid administrative leave, including one connected to a controversial video posted on social media over the weekend. 

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A convicted felon has been charged with carring a loaded weapon during a police brutality protest in Columbus on June 24. 

Franklin County Municipal Court records show criminal charges filed against at least 59 police brutality protesters between May 28 and June 8 have been dismissed because of technical errors. 

After weeks of protests against police brutality and clashes between demonstrators and the division, Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is calling for "significant, substantial and swift" changes in policing, including the long-debated civilian review board.  

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Hamilton County Democrats are criticizing a tweet made by Democratic county auditor Dusty Rhodes.  

Columbus police say police brutality protests on Sunday was broken up by officers along High Street near the Statehouse. 

Editor's note: A previous version of this story included a photo of a protester being struck by a car in Louisville, Kentucky. The photo, chosen by editors, does not appear to be an example of the assaults described in the story, and has been replaced. Police have not charged the driver, but have charged two of the protesters involved in that incident. Authorities continue to investigate.

Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with reports of at least 50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests against police violence erupted nationwide in late May.

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CAPA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council have created a website to catalog the temporary murals painted primarily in the Short North and downtown areas. 

George Floyd’s murder on Memorial Day weekend at the hands of Minneapolis officer Derick Chauvin and his three supporting officers has re-engergized the Black Lives Matter movement. While police brutality is the movement's central focus, addressing broader health disparities is a critical part of racial justice.

President Trump's term in office opened with a banner hanging from a crane not too far from the White House windows, declaring "Resist." Now, in the final year of that term, there's another protest slogan planted outside — only this statement, with the official backing of local leaders, is likely to stay put.

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Police brutality protests in Columbus Thursday featured no arrests and no reports of property damage. 

Civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Trump administration and federal law enforcement agencies, saying they violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators who were violently evacuated out of a park Monday to clear the path for a photo op by President Trump.

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Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters has released video of a 2015 incident that resulted in assault charges against the man fatally shot by Cincinnati police last Sunday.

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The Tamir Rice family will donate an undisclosed amount of money to the City of Cleveland in order to get approval to build a memorial for the 12-year-old at the recreation center where he was shot and killed in November of 2014.

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A white Fairborn police officer has been suspended for posting a controversial comment on social media earlier this week.

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Dozens of people will stage a demonstration tonight in downtown Cincinnati, protesting the Baltimore, Maryland police in-custody death of Freddy Gray.