Issue quote: Kate Lowenstein, on Victims - Testimony, December 15, 2004
The death penalty creates a hierarchy of victims. Whose murder is considered so bad that it is one of the chosen few to get the resources to solve it and sentence the killer to death? ...We all know that the agony of having a family member murdered is equal in all of us, no matter what color we are, how much money we have or where we live. Murder levels us all equally with its pain.
— Kate Lowenstein, whose father, Congressman Allard Lowenstein, was murdered