Former Ferguson City Councilwoman Susan Ankenbrand and her husband were picking up litter along the street near the Police Department on Thursday, pointing out all the rebuilding that had been going on before two police officers were wounded by gunfire the night before.
People in passing cars shouted, "Thank you!"
This St. Louis suburb has been in turmoil since August, when a white police officer killed an unarmed black man during a confrontation. That led to weeks of protests, unrest and destruction.
Since then, the U.S. Justice Department reported that officers had spread racist jokes and targeted African Americans as a source of city revenue....