Katie Cooper, remember her name. She and the five other victims of Friday night’s shooting rampage in Santa Barbara are the ones to be talking about and remembered. Having their lives ended in a senseless act of violence is terribly unjust. The OC Register tells Katie’s story growing up in Chino Hills California. Katherine Breann Cooper was 22 and her graduation from UCSB was just around the corner. The loss of Katie Cooper and the potential she had in her for a rewarding life, makes the world a poorer place.
Veronika Elizabeth Weiss, 19, of Westlake Village
Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, 20, of Los Osos
Cheng Yuan Hong, 20, of San Jose
George Chen, 19, of San Jose
Weihan Wang, 20, of Fremont
These are the other young people who had their lives cut short. For their families and friends they will never be forgotten. Not a day will go by that their families won’t think of them and miss them. The Daily Mail writes about them here.
Unfortunately for most of us in the weeks, months and years to come, if we remember a name from the killings of this weekend it will most like be the name of the one who took the lives of the innocent victims. That is a sad reality as well.
Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam was fired for comments he made about the killer and others.