Samuel J. Cassidy, a highly paid 57-year-old employee for California’s Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA), reportedly opened fire on fellow employees at an early morning union meeting on May 26.
The mass killing appears to follow a pattern of privileged, highly paid government workers with boundless authority engaging in mass-murder rampages.
Over the past several years thousands of Americans have been murdered by government workers or retired government workers, who view violence against their fellow man as a privilege of governmental authority.
Government employees are now the wealthiest class in American society, surpassing private business owners and all other types of workers in average wealth and income. The wealthiest 5 counties in the U.S. are now the counties surrounding Washington, D.C. In many other communities, the largest homes are owned by present or former government employees. Sources say the extravagant pay and benefits, vast authority and immunity from accountability bestowed upon contemporary government officials gives them a sense of entitlement not unlike the kings and queens of yesteryear.
In June 2019 a municipal worker in Virginia Beach, Virginia, DeWayne Craddock, murdered a dozen of his coworkers at the Municipal Center as his 12-year term of employment was coming to an end. Craddock sprayed halls and offices with gunfire while many victims attended Friday ice cream socials. Fear of returning to the private sector generates great stress for many government workers, who are effectively disabled after being pampered with leisure time, extravagant pay and other benefits in the public sector.
In October 2018, retired millionaire former IRS employee Stephen Paddock reportedly gunned down 59 country music fans at a festival in Las Vegas. In 2017, former Marine corporal Ian David Long murdered 12 country fans at a country bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Undercover FBI asset Omar Mateen reportedly gunned down 49 Americans at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida.