Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) authored an opinion editorial published in the Sacramento Bee expressing her heartfelt thoughts after the death of Lauri Ann Carleton, a beloved Cedar Glen resident.
CA senator: After the senseless killing of Lauri Ann Carleton, let’s find common ground
Opinion by Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
“In the state’s quiet, picturesque town of Cedar Glen, a simple clothing store, Mag.Pi, was the focus of a heinous act of violence. On Friday, August 18, a man arrived at Mag.Pi, and the life of store-owner Laura Ann ‘Lauri’ Carleton was abruptly ended. According to accounts of that day, this act was perpetrated with vicious purposes....
“Lauri’s death was unnecessary and tragic. It was spurned by hate. This is absolutely unacceptable. We must all take care to temper what we see around us and take the time to truly get to know one another.
“Let us honor Lauri’s memory by rejecting violence as a means of resolution. In the face of adversity, let her legacy inspire us to find common ground and embrace the power of respectful dialogue and understanding in order to help foster a 'more perfect union.' Our children deserve it.”
You can read entire piece here.