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Omar Thornton

Anniversary of a Workplace Shooting

Janice Harper | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime
Janice Harper

One year ago this week, Omar Thornton, a delivery truck driver, methodically shot and killed eight of his co-workers, wounded several others, then killed himself. Was he bullied in the workplace, mobbed to the point of mass murder?

A History Of Workplace Shootings Across The Country

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Some fatal shootings at U.S. workplaces: _ Aug. 3, 2010: Warehouse driver Omar Thornton shot and killed eight people before apparently committing sui...

Columbine and the Connecticut Shooter: Mad at the World

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

So why did Omar Thornton, a black 34-year-old truck driver who worked for a beer distribution company, shoot and kill more than the five "racists" he claimed to be tracking?

Omar Thornton, Beer Distributor Shooter, Stole Empty Kegs Worth $400

AP | EVERTON BAILEY Jr. and STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARTFORD, Conn. — The man who fatally shot eight co-workers at a Connecticut beer distributor stole cases of beer and empty kegs worth more than...

'Handgun of the Year' Used for Mass Shooting of the Week

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

When Omar Thornton decided to open fire on his co-workers earlier this week, he used a local product for his killing machine: an SR9 high-capacity pistol from Southport, Connecticut's Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Race, Racism & Rampage Shootings

Jessie Daniels, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jessie Daniels, Ph.D.

Earlier this week, Omar Thornton walked out of a meeting in which he was being fired from his job at a beer distributor in Connecticut and opened fire on his former co-workers.

Man Arrested For Saying He Understands Workplace Murderer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. — Police on Friday arrested a woman suspected of accepting stolen beer from a delivery truck driven by the man who fatally s...

Today's Front Pages: August 6

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The talk of the town ...

LISTEN: Beer-Distributor Shooter Complained Of 'Racist' Workplace In 911 Call After Massacre

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The man who went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributor calmly told a 911 operator that it was "a racist place" and that ...

Mental-Health Checkup on Media Coverage

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

After the recent shooting rampage in Manchester, Conn., one might have expected the mainstream media to speculate about the mental health of the gunman.

When Victims of Discrimination Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Natalie Holder-Winfield

As an employment lawyer who conducts compliance training, I know that some companies view diversity, anti-discrimination, and harassment training as a frill.

Connecticut Shooting: Family: Racial bias caused Conn. gunman to snap

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

EVERTON BAILEY JR., Associated Press MANCHESTER, Conn. — Omar Thornton sat calmly in a meeting with union representative and his supervisors as...

Columbine and Hartford Distributors Shooting

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Maybe the most obvious connection between Columbine and today's shooting at the Hartford Distributors liquor business in Connecticut that reportedly left at least eight dead is that the suspects committed suicide afterwards.