YWCA USA is appalled by the shooting death of Alton Sterling at the hands of Baton Rouge police. In the wake of yet another tragedy, we urge the Department of Justice to pursue a proper, immediate, transparent investigation that leads to proportionate justice. Too often, state violence against communities of color occurs with little or no accountability. Everyone deserves equal protection under the law. YWCA USA is committed to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity for all.