...at the picture of the man who woke up this morning and decided to kill a dozen people, wound others, and die in a shoot-out with police? Do you find yourself wondering, "WTF made you do that, you damned monster?" Do you find yourself looking, as if somehow there will be little tell-tale marks on his face or lips or eyes...and we can then stop the next one?
Of course, there won't be anything uniquely "mass killer" about how they look. There never is. It's not in their eyes, and we can't see into their souls.
But we keep looking, trying to figure out why.
Only there's no why that a sane person will understand. No "reason" where we think, "Oh, of course. That's why you had to kill a bunch of random people you didn't know."
And the press, who promise that "authorities are trying to find a motive," forget that monsters aren't motivated in ways that non-monsters will get. So they don't understand that they'll never be able to give us any of that information...because it doesn't exist.
And still, we look at those pictures.