Unfortunately, what we are witnessing in Baltimore is the direct result of decades of mistrust between law enforcement and the communities they patrol. It is evidence of what occurs when some of those who swore to protect and serve instead choose to abuse and neglect. This mistrust is not an epidemic limited to Baltimore. It is a pandemic that infects every major city and too many rural communities in America. The killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd, Pearlie Smith and countless others verify this.