by Caroline Cox
Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic provides historical perspective on the relationship between African Americans and the police.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund reports that thirteen civil rights groups have issued a call for action and reforms in response to Ferguson.
Max Fischer writes for Vox on police treatment of journalists in Ferguson, where the ACLU has already sued the city to stop harassing reporters and won.
The Economist compares the likelihood of being shot by police in the United States to that in other countries, “adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans.”
The Editorial Board of The New York Times advocates for President Obama to more forcefully use his clemency power.