For me, that faith was shaken for the first time last spring. In the wake of the riots, fires and unrest that shook our city to its core, one of our team members, Mike Smith, was shot and killed on North Pulaski Street. Mike was a service manager with our company, Continental Realty Corporation, and I came to know and respect him through his involvement with our leadership development program. He was a loving husband and father, and a respected member of our team. During the same week, a woman I have known very well for eight years lost her only son; he was murdered while taking money from an ATM in Baltimore City.