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Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal (2010)

"Murder by Proxy" is a feature-length documentary that examines the growing phenomenon of spree killings in the United States.

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Rick Retell ...
Himself - USPS Employee
Charlie Withers ...
Himself - USPS Letter Carrier, Union Steward
Patrick Sherrill ...
Himself - Workplace Shooter (archive footage)
Tracy Sanchez ...
Herself - Former USPS Employee
James Alan Fox ...
Himself - Lipman Professor of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
Anthony M. Frank ...
Himself - USPS Postmaster General, 1988-1992 (archive footage)
Michael Welner ...
Himself - Forensic Psychiatrist, Chairman of the Forensic Panel (as Dr. Michael Welner)
Gary Namie ...
Himself - Workplace Bullying Institute (as Dr. Gary Namie)
Thomas McIlvane ...
Himself - Workplace Shooter (archive footage)
Laura Schwartz ...
Herself - Former USPS Employee
Mark Bate ...
Himself - Postal Supervisor, Royal Oak Michigan (archive footage)
Tom Moul ...
Himself - Letter Carrier, Royal Oak Michigan (archive footage)
David de Groat ...
Himself - USPS Employee
William J. Henderson ...
Himself - USPS Postmaster General, 1998-2001
Cornelia Minehan ...
Herself - Former USPS Employee
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The film explores the basic question of what brings a seemingly normal person to the point of committing mass murder. It examines the complex interplay of personal and societal factors leading up to incidents of workplace massacres, starting with the earliest post office massacre in 1986. Ultimately, it provides a thorough and provocative examination into the increasing number of mass murders in the United States, examining how and why they continue to occur, and what this phenomenon might lead to in the future. Written by Anonymous

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A most important film!
19 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my career I have seen workplaces destroyed by bullying. My co workers have suffered PTSD, heart disease, profound depression, gastrointestinal disease, and many other illnesses. Their productivity has been seriously impacted by bullying. We loose 6 Billion dollars worth of productivity in the US annually because we condone bullying in the workplace.

This film deals effectively with the US workplace's most important topic in an effective manner. When workers see it; they say every worker should see this film. They are enthusiastic, as am I about the film. I have seen a number of workers commit suicide as a result of workplace bullying and many others suffer profound health impacts. This is a very important film!


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