The sad reality is that racism has plagued the United States since before its founding and it continues to afflict our nation today. The names and the incidents are all too familiar to us -- innocent people who should be alive today, but who died after contact with the police. Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Jessica Hernandez, Tamir Rice, Jonathan Ferrell, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Oscar Grant, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Laquan McDonald, Samuel DuBose, and Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas--and many others. We know their names. Each of them died at the hands of police officers or in police custody. Violence and brutality of any kind at the hands of the police are unacceptable and must not be tolerated. It is no wonder that a growing number of communities of color do not trust the police. In a society based on law, nobody can be above the law, especially those who are charged with enforcing it.