NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 1999

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 11:13 PM ET


Alan Eugene Miller being cuffed by Alabama police.

America has been battered with mixed messages about violence in the workplace. Although the Department of Labor released a study last week saying workplace homicides have dropped 34 percent, the news comes on the heels of two horrific massacres.

On July 29, day-trader Mark Barton killed nine people and injured 13 others at two Atlanta brokerages where he had worked. Afterwards, he turned the gun on himself. His family was discovered later in their home, bludgeoned to death. One week later, Alan Eugene Miller allegedly killed two co-workers and a third person in an Alabama office where he used to work. He has been charged in the murders.