Was Adam Lanza a Copycat Killer?

Connecticut police have discovered newspaper clippings of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik‘s horrific crime inside Sandy Hook spree killer Adam Lanza’s lair. Despite media speculation (slapped down by the CT state police), the clippings don’t establish a “copycat” motive per se. Even so, close enough. The evidence presents a prima facie case that Lanza followed in the footsteps of a monster. Whether Lanza did so in the pursuit of infamy or to wreak revenge on his mother — or both, or neither — may never be known. And? And it’s tragic that someone didn’t see Lanza’s fatal fascination and sound the alarm. Otherwise . . . nothing. Whatever the “motivation” for its realization, we can’t eradicate evil from mankind. We can only defend ourselves against it. Or not.