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Shots In The Dark: “Murder By Proxy” Takes On The History Of Workplace Violence

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Arturo Garcia
AlterNet
March 4, 2012

How bad labor practices led to “going postal.”

At one point in his documentary Murder By Proxy, director Emil Chiaberi attempts to advance the theory that school shootings like the one this week in Chardon, Ohio, have roots dating back much further than just the Columbine massacre of 1999. In revisiting some of the workplace shootings that inspired the term “going postal” during the 1980s, Chiaberi argues that each set of killings was spurred on by similar motives – most specifically institutionalized harassment and alienation of “undesirables.”

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