Here's what's on our radar.
• The Ferguson, MO Police Department has released the name of the officer who killed Mike Brown, but prior to this morning, journalist and The Wire creator David Simon penned an open letter to their chief of police addressing how protecting the cop's identity for so long has cast their entire department into question. [The Audacity of Despair]
• With the release of police officer's name came a 19-page report on a robbery with Mike Brown as the alleged suspect. Many say this is a smear tactic and in no way justifies his death. [Salon]
• Veronica Flores calls attention to female and trans victims of state violence—why don't we hear their stories? [Feministing]
• "Please keep your rage polite and orderly. We would prefer that your rage be punctual and arrive neither too early nor too late." Regulations for your rage. [The Toast]
• The online harassment Robin Williams's daughter received after his death has made Twitter take steps to increase their response to abuse... kind of. [Slate]
• Six female film directors, including Ava DuVernay, Lisa Cholodenko, and Lana Wachowski, speak on the movies that influenced them. [T Magazine]
• One ethicist shares why the viral "ice bucket challenge" for ALS is doing more harm than good. [Quartz]
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