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Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal (2010)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Difficult subject matter worth watching
26 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this film in light of recent mass shootings. Though it mostly addresses the phenomenon of workplace shootings using historical reference to post office incidents, there is plenty of material that, in a broader view, pertains to the current horrors in Connecticut and NY. The film does not glorify criminal acts, but attempts a psycho-social (and at times economic) explanation, which in my mind succeeds. Deserves a higher rating than given by many, in my opinion. I wonder if the low ratings are due the societal explanations given for the motives of such despicable actions, or maybe the turnoff is in even trying to explain such horror at all.


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