The only silver lining in the horrible, sadistic crime against Mr Lin is that many people, of a wide range of origins, have donated to the fund set up by Chinese Students at Concordia University for his family, and turned out in a rally at a nearby park in memory of his life and in support of his family.
and yes, infosaturated, it is infuriating when we keep hearing the name of his killer, much more than his own.
(I wrote murderer, but the arsehole is not a "murderer" until and unless convicted of murder. And normally I'd not write "killer" until that was also proven in court, but since he filmed it, well...).
Yes, it is a bit perverse that it is better to be assaulted, or killed (for one's heirs) by someone with a bit of money.