To understand Michael Brown and why his shooting has unleashed such anger here, go to the place where he lived and died.
Canfield Green Apartments, a worn complex of brick buildings surrounded by trees and hills, has become a rallying point for protesters. They congregate at its center, Canfield Drive, the two-lane street where Brown, a black 18-year-old, died Aug. 9, shot multiple times by a white police officer.
The apartments are a working-class way station — a way out of the inner city, adjacent to the slightly pricier townhomes and tract houses.
"It's not the projects, and it's not Section 8, but it's not townhomes, either," said Lloyd Williams, 29, a...