Another mass shooting has taken place in a movie theatre in the United States. Twenty minutes into the film at a theatre in Louisiana, a gunman opened fire on the audience, hitting eleven people, killing two, before turning the gun on himself. Some are calling this a copycat crime as the incident is quite similar to the movie theatre mass shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado.
Should the media refuse to publish the name and background of these shooters to prevent future copy-cats? By reporting their names and stories are we giving them the attention they crave?