by Caroline Cox
Arit John reports for The Wire that six plaintiffs are suing the police forces in Ferguson and St. Louis County for civil rights abuses.
In The New York Times, Julia Preston writes on a new immigration policy that permits asylum to foreign women who are victims of severe domestic violence.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reports on its efforts to stop the jailing of those unable to pay probation fees in Alabama.
Conor Friedersdorf writes in The Atlantic on police harassment in light of a controversial video showing a man arrested while picking up his kids from school.
In Politico, Maggie Severns explains how a ruling in Los Angeles on Thursday sets up a battle over teacher protections.