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    === Français ===

    Le 20 août 1986, à Edmond, Oklahoma, un employé des services postaux américains, Patrick Sherrill a abbatu 14 de ses collègues, puis s'est suicidé.

    "Un tueur à la chaîne (traduction de l'anglais spree killer) est un assassin qui commet plusieurs meurtres dans un laps de temps très court, généralement quelques heures, sans se soucier de l'identité des victimes, tuant toute personne qu'il rencontre sur son chemin y compris des membres de sa famille.
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    Patrick Sherrill (1941-1986) : Américain, le 20 août 1986, il tue quatorze personnes dont six de ses collègues de la poste avec deux pistolets. Il inspire l'expression « Going postal » (quelqu'un qui devient subitement violent et incontrôlable)
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    - Wikipedia

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    La présente photo a été inspirée à partir de celle-ci et fait partie de mon projet photo "52 légo". En 2011, je dénoncerai une injustice à chaque semaine. Les photos de ce projet peuvent être utilisées librement pour des fins non-commerciales.

    Changeons le monde, une photo à la fois.

    === English ===

    On August 20, 1986, in Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.

    "Patrick Henry Sherrill (November 13, 1941 – August 20, 1986) was a United States Postal Service employee who, on August 20, 1986, in Edmond, Oklahoma, killed 14 employees with two .45 caliber pistols at his work place before turning one of the guns on himself and committing suicide. Six other employees were wounded. Security expert Gavin de Becker said that postal authorities ignored numerous signs of Sherrill's unstable and hostile attitude.

    Sherrill was a relief carrier who would work routes on different days. He was making delivery errors and frequently delivered mail later than the customers were used to getting it. On the afternoon of August 19, 1986, Sherrill was reprimanded by two supervisors in a glassed-in office.

    Shortly after 8am the next morning, he began the rampage by shooting one of the two supervisors who had spoken to him the previous day. The other supervisor had, for the first time ever, overslept and was an hour late to work, by which time the shootings were already underway. The second victim was Mike Rockne, grandson of legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne. Fourteen people died during the attack, and six others were wounded. Some of the wounded survived because they played dead. The incident lasted between 15 and 20 minutes.

    The incident is credited with inspiring the American phrase "going postal"."
    - Wikipedia

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    The present photo was inspired by this one, and is part of my "52 légo" photo project. In 2011, I will denounce one injustice every week. The photos of this project can be freely used for non-commercial use.

    Let's change the world, one photo at a time.

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