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megimoo
02-15-2010, 06:35 AM
Professor Bomb Attempt (Prof. Amy Bishop)

"Why Wasn't this Harvard 'ScrewBall' Locked Up Long Ago.(Hint: Delahunt (D:MA)Was Liberal Mass.DA )

An Alabama professor accused of shooting six colleagues was a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard Medical School professor in December of 1993, the Boston Globe reported. Amy Bishop and her husband James Anderson were questioned by authorities after a package with two bombs was sent to Dr. Paul Rosenberg, the newspaper reported.

When Rosenberg saw the long, thin package had wires and a cylinder inside, he and his wife called police and ran from their Newton, Mass. home Dec. 19, 1993, the Globe reported. Two 6-inch pipe bombs connected to two nine-volt batteries were found in...


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,585854,00.html

megimoo
02-15-2010, 07:23 AM
‘Random Tragedy’ Not So Random: Socialist Serial Killer Amy Bishop

“It’s always baffling to me when people try to politicize random tragedies — usually while they’re breaking news stories with little real information.”
– James Joyner, Outside the Beltway

Joyner is (a) from Alabama and (b) has a Ph.D., and I’m sorry if that caused anyone’s head to explode — “An intellectual? From Alabama?” — but he doesn’t seem to be the kill-everybody-in-the-faculty-meeting type of intellectual, so he’s OK with me.

Joyner is correct about the unfortunate tendency toward instant politicization of major news events. We’ve seen Michael Moore blame the 1999 Columbine shootings on Charlton Heston. We’ve seen Robert Kennedy Jr. blame the 2005 New Orleans flood on Haley Barbour and George W. Bush.

Having recently seen liberal bloggers make fools of themselves by hasty conclusions — “Send the Body to Glenn Beck!” — I certainly wasn’t going theorize about Professor Amy Bishop’s murder spree at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the absence of facts.

Well, the facts are now starting to pile up like the corpses of Amy Bishop’s victims, so let’s go there, shall we?

* Bishop was an alumna of Harvard University, which is also the alma mater of Ted Kaczynski.

* As Instapundit noted last night, at least one of her students described Bishop as a “socialist.”

* The UAH massacre wasn’t Bishop’s first homicide: “The Boston Globe reported at the time that Amy Bishop had accidentally shot her 18-year-old brother, Seth M. Bishop, an accomplished violinist who had won a number of science awards, in Braintree.

Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier confirmed today at a news conference that Amy Bishop had shot her brother in 1986. But Frazier offered a different account of the shooting, saying Bishop had shot her brother during an argument and was being booked by police when the chief at the time ordered the booking process stopped and Bishop released to her mother.”

* Via Dan Riehl and Gateway Pundit, there’s now this news: ”Braintree officers who remember the 1986 shooting said that former police Chief John Polio dismissed detectives from the case and ordered the department to release Amy Bishop after a telephone conversation with former district attorney William Delahunt. Delahunt is currently a U.S. congressman from Massachusetts.”

* Moe Lane is just askin’ questions: “Polio was not forthcoming about why then-DA Delahunt decided not to press charges, or why the documents in the case are apparently not available. Given the circumstances, perhaps the Congressman from MA-10 would like to fill in the blanks, as it were?”

You know who else might want to start asking questions? Republican Joe Malone, who is reportedly considering a challenge to Delahunt in MA-10:

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Polls show Delahunt is in trouble, he’s reported to be considering retirement, and the news that Delahunt was responsible for releasing a Harvard-educated socialist serial killer . . . well, that’s not so good for Bill Delahunt, is it?

http://theothermccain.com/2010/02/13/random-tragedy-not-so-random-socialist-serial-killer-amy-bishop/

megimoo
02-15-2010, 07:47 AM
‘Oddball’ Portrait Emerges (Amy Bishop a far-left political extremist was “obsessed” with Obama)

As authorities searched for clues into what could have sent a University of Alabama neurobiology professor on an alleged killing spree, friends and family yesterday described Braintree native Amy Bishop as an awkward introvert on the brink of losing her teaching job.

Bishop’s husband, James Anderson, told the Herald his wife had been fighting the university for over a year about a tenure denial, and several months ago received a final decision. She was upset, but not overly emotional, approaching her appeal “like a game of chess,” he said.

Police in Huntsville, Ala., charged Bishop, 44, with capital murder after she allegedly opened fire on six colleagues at a faculty meeting Friday, killing three. Afterward, she calmly called her husband and asked him to pick her up as if nothing had happened, said police Chief Henry Reyes.

“She was an oddball - just not very sociable,” said Sylvia Fluckiger, a former lab technician who worked with Bishop in 1993.Bishop acknowledged at the time being questioned in the bombing attempt of a Harvard medical doctor evaluating her on doctorate work, a professor with whom Bishop was known to quarrel, Fluckiger said.

Reyes confirmed he is working with the FBI to learn more about why Bishop was a suspect in the attempted bombing of Dr. Paul Rosenberg, who received a double-pipe bomb in the mail on Dec. 19, 1993. He ran from his Newton home with his wife, escaping without injury. The bomb never exploded.

“She was quite cavalier about it,” Fluckiger said of Bishop’s description of her interview with police. She said Bishop “grinned” as she described being asked by cops whether she’d ever taken stamps off an envelope and fastened them onto something else. “I cannot tell you what the grin meant,” Fluckiger said.

Seven years prior, Bishop shot her brother to death in Braintree in an incident that was ruled an accident at the time. "Some Accident,he Was Shot Three Times With A Pump Shotgun ."

But Braintree police Chief Paul Frazier has raised questions about the handling of the case, and officials are investigating missing records in the 1986 death of 18-year-old Seth Bishop.

A classmate of Seth Bishop’s recalled yesterday that the boy, who was “painfully shy,” never talked about his older, only sibling.“It was as if he was a complete stranger in her life. It seemed like a dysfunctional family. We just accepted them as being odd,” said the classmate, who spoke to the Herald on condition of anonymity.

Amy Bishop, he said, “wasn’t mean because she wasn’t someone you could get close to. She wasn’t an attractive girl, she didn’t have friends. She didn’t work at having friends. I think people probably, over time, learned to leave her alone.”The Bishop household, he said, “was anything but a home . . . It was just a really dreary, dark place where there wasn’t a lot of love.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, Anderson said he was searching for the “trigger” to his wife’s breakdown, and that he wondered whether an e-mail message - potentially in the form of a final tenure denial - might have upset her, because university higher-ups were known to send “nastygrams” on Fridays.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100215oddball_protrait_emerges_suspects_family_p als_offer_clues/srvc=home&position=0
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A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.

Isn't that redundant?
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According to the district attorney’s report, after Bishop and her father had a disagreement, he left for a shopping trip and she went to her room. Bishop then decided to go to her parents’ room to teach herself to load a shotgun the family had acquired the previous year for protection after a break-in.

She succeeded but struggled to remove the shells afterward, and the gun fired, blowing a hole in a bedroom wall. Bishop then went downstairs to ask for help. There, she inadvertently shot her brother while her mother watched.

Not only that but they mention a THIRD time the shotgun fired “accidentally”. And yet none of the folks involved in the story think to address this. Like it’s completely normal for a killing to be an accident when a shotgun is discharged three times accidentally!
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Liberalism kills. When it’s not starving you, poisoning you, , killing you in the womb, letting you get butchered by a tyrant, denying you medical care or yanking your life support, it will come after you with a loaded gun. Liberalism will make sure you die as quickly as possible. Liberals are the people and party of death.
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Via Dan Riehl and Gateway Pundit, there’s now this news:

”Braintree officers who remember the 1986 shooting said that former police Chief John Polio dismissed detectives from the case and ordered the department to release Amy Bishop after a telephone conversation with former district attorney William Delahunt. Delahunt is currently a U.S. congressman from Massachusetts.”

http://theothermccain.com/2010/02/13/random-tragedy-not-so-random-socialist-serial-killer-amy-bishop/

megimoo
02-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Quincy man recalls Amy Bishop holdup
‘For the last 23 years, it was just a cool story I could tell.’

A former auto-body worker claims Amy Bishop put a gun to his chest and demanded a getaway car just minutes after she shot her brother to death 24 years ago in a controversial case that is now being reviewed.Tom Pettigrew, 45, told the Herald he was working at the Dave Dinger Ford auto repair shop in South Braintree, near the former Bishop home, when he saw the gun-wielding woman run into the dealership with what he thought was a BB gun.

Pettigrew, of Quincy, who was 22 at the time, recalled telling his co-oworkers: “I’m like, ‘Did I just see what I just saw?’ ”Pettigrew said he heard noise coming from where car keys are stored, so he went to investigate.

“I go over to the door and I can sense that she’s right near the door,” Pettigrew said. “I’m thinking it’s a BB gun. I open the door and she’s right there and we basically bumped into each other and I got a shotgun right in my chest!”

“And she’s like, ‘Hands up!’ and I’m like, ‘Yes ma’am’ ”

Bishop appeared agitated and nervous, Pettigrew said. The University of Alabama professor now accused of killing three colleagues Friday said she needed a car because, “I got into a fight with my husband and he’s going to kill me,” the worker recalled.Pettigrew then watched as Bishop walked through the dealership looking at cars, all the while grasping the gun.

By then, police arrived and swarmed the parking lot. One armed officer climbed up on a nearby roof, Pettigrew said, and could have taken her out.Instead, they arrested her. Braintree police Chief Paul Frazier has said officers on duty claim they were forced by retired former Chief John Polio to let Bishop, whose mother was a member of the police personnel board, go. Polio denies that and said then-District Attorney William Delahunt investigated the case and ruled it an accident.

Pettigrew said police questioned him after the incident but he never heard from them again.

“For the last 23 years, it was just a cool story I could tell my friends,” Pettigrew said.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1232944

Bubba Dawg
02-15-2010, 08:54 AM
You know, I never figured this sort of shooting from a hard-science type. (Biology)

Math majors can be weird and creepy.

English Majors definitely. They can be so obsessive and most are unhinged in one way or another.

But I would never have figured a person in the physical or life sciences would snap this way. Weird.

megimoo
02-15-2010, 09:33 AM
You know, I never figured this sort of shooting from a hard-science type. (Biology)

Math majors can be weird and creepy.

English Majors definitely. They can be so obsessive and most are unhinged in one way or another.

But I would never have figured a person in the physical or life sciences would snap this way. Weird.She has all of the symptoms of a classic Psychopath.

It's possible to live a life of quiet insanity and avoid discovery for many years if they are left alone and are able to function unchallenged.She only 'breaks out' when somebody challenges her goals.

The first was her brother,then her Doctoral Mentor and finally her Tenure Committee denial !

She went to the meeting with a loaded handgun and killed them in cold blood and called coldly called her husband for a ride home .Classic Psychopathic,cold blooded murder.Do You recall the movie some years ago 'The Bad Seed' ?

psychopathic personality definition

psychopathic personality
1. a person whose behavior is largely amoral and asocial and who is characterized by irresponsibility, lack of remorse or shame, perverse or impulsive (often criminal) behavior, and other serious personality defects, generally without psychotic attacks or symptoms.
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Gingersnap
02-15-2010, 10:49 AM
You know, I never figured this sort of shooting from a hard-science type. (Biology)

Math majors can be weird and creepy.

English Majors definitely. They can be so obsessive and most are unhinged in one way or another.

But I would never have figured a person in the physical or life sciences would snap this way. Weird.

You're forgetting the most important factor in this woman's career - she's a woman. Universities are willing to overlook almost any craziness in order to create a more "diverse" faculty that they can brag about. Most people working in these fields never seriously consider a career in academics. Why would they? There's no money in it and faculty politics are brutal, to say the least.

Committees will ignore almost anything to get women or obvious minorities on the tenure track in the sciences. Straight women no longer enjoy this advantage in the humanities but it's alive and well in the sciences. :cool:

Bubba Dawg
02-15-2010, 11:24 AM
You're forgetting the most important factor in this woman's career - she's a woman. Universities are willing to overlook almost any craziness in order to create a more "diverse" faculty that they can brag about. Most people working in these fields never seriously consider a career in academics. Why would they? There's no money in it and faculty politics are brutal, to say the least.

Committees will ignore almost anything to get women or obvious minorities on the tenure track in the sciences. Straight women no longer enjoy this advantage in the humanities but it's alive and well in the sciences. :cool:

True.

I was kinda hoping Linda Numbers would read that crack about Obsessive English Majors but I think she's on vacation. :D