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Seven months on, Ferguson shooting takes its toll

A woman participates in a candlelight memorial vigil near the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri on March 12, 2015Seven months under the wrong kind of spotlight is taking its toll on Ferguson as it tries to move past the dark shadow cast by the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Nightly — and largely peaceful — protests outside Ferguson’s police station have become a fixture in the St. Louis suburb of 21,000, two-thirds of them African Americans. Typical is Susan Brown, who opened her Children’s City discount clothes shop three months before the death of her namesake — they’re not related — and the national debate on police and race relations that it ignited. “I love Ferguson.

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