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More Reason to Submit to Rule by the "Educated Class" [UPDATED]

If you deny them, they'll kill you.

Three Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama-Huntsville
By Jennifer Levitz
The Wall Street Journal

A biology professor at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus was charged with murder Friday in the shooting deaths of three fellow biology professors at the campus.

Authorities say Amy Bishop, an instructor and researcher at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus, opened fire during an afternoon faculty meeting, killing the three and injuring three other school employees. Ms. Bishop has been charged with one count of capital murder, which means she could face the death penalty if convicted.


WAAF, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, earlier reported that a female faculty member had learned during a biology tenure meeting that she wouldn't receive tenure, and pulled out a gun and started shooting.


The Huntsville Times reported that Ms. Bishop, a Harvard University-trained neuroscientist was taken into custody without a struggle, and that her husband was also detained.

Ah yes, will "Going Postal" now be supplanted with "Going Harvard"?

But wait, there's more. [and there's an update beneath the fold!]

This was not Ms. Bishop's first homicide:

Rep. Bill Delahunt (D, MA): why did you put Amy Bishop back on the street?
By Moe Lane

Amy Bishop, of course, is the woman who murdered those people down at the University of Alabama… and, apparently, she was ‘taken into custody’ for the murder of her brother in 1986. And that’s where it gets interesting.

Amy Bishop was released before she was booked, however, and she was never charged in the incident. All police records of the case have since gone missing, with the exception of an entry in the police log noting an accidental shooting, Frazier said.


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.

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? Assuming that he’s done deciding whether he’s going to go through the process, of course.

Moe Lane

PS:Oh, this just gets murkier.

Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier confirmed today at a news conference that Amy Bishop had fatally 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 police chief at the time ordered the booking process stopped and Bishop released to her mother.


“I don’t want to use the word ‘coverup’ … but this does not look good,” he said.

No. No, it does not.

That may be the understatement of the month.

Meanwhile, in surely un-related news:

'Hey, hey / Ho, ho / Delahunt / Has got to go!'
By Moe Lane

Actually… has anybody ever shouting a variant of that ever accomplished anything? Probably not. But I couldn’t resist.

US Representative William Delahunt said yesterday that he is considering retiring from his congressional seat representing the South Shore and Cape Cod, although he portrayed his deliberations as routine and said they are not related to challenges from Republicans who are energized by Scott Brown's upset victory in last month's special Senate election.

(H/T: Instapundit) In other words: start the clock. I’m calling Friday night at 6 PM.

Moe Lane

PS: Actually, no, it isn’t all about Scott Brown. It’s about Scott Brown, Ted Kennedy, Amy Bishop, Hugo Chavez… and most importantly, William Delahunt, who apparently isn’t really used to actually having to work for his re-elections.

The poor fellow.

I think I'll reserve my sympathy for the victims of this repeat murderer and her enablers.


Via Gabriel Malor at Ace of Spades we learn Bishop was a primary suspect in a (still unsolved) bombing attempt in 1993:

Alleged Ala. killer was suspect in attempted bombing of Harvard professor
By Shelley Murphy, Donovan Slack, and Meghan Irons, Globe Staff
Boston Globe

The professor who is accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama on Friday was a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard Medical School professor in 1993, a law enforcement official said today.

The professor who is accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama on Friday was a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard Medical School professor in 1993, a law enforcement official said today.


During a search of Bishop's computer, authorities found a draft of a novel that Bishop was writing about a female scientist who had killed her brother and was hoping to make amends by becoming a great scientist, according to a person who was briefed on the investigation and spoke to the Globe on the condition of anonymity.

This is sounding more and more like 0bama best buddy and ghost author William Ayers, albeit with a higher body count.


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Comments (17)

Oh NO! she killed four peo... (Below threshold)
Steeped in Green:

Oh NO! she killed four people with A GUN. We must ban all guns immediately!

There's a University of Ala... (Below threshold)
James H:

There's a University of Alabama?

James H,Indeed the... (Below threshold)

James H,

Indeed there is. And so far as I know, the University of Alabama has not graduated any mass murderers, unlike Harvard.

According to the article ci... (Below threshold)

According to the article cited above, they just hired them.

This is very peculiar. I un... (Below threshold)

This is very peculiar. I understand her mother had been on some police board, but that doesn't sound like a good reason for a chief of police to subvert the law...does it?

Saterp,Alderwoman,... (Below threshold)


Alderwoman, as I recall. Political cronyism contributes to the murder of three.

If she was a member of the ... (Below threshold)

If she was a member of the "educated class", she wouldn't be in Alabama. Besides, I've been around members of the "educated class", they talk a good game, but in a fight - forgedaboudit. Most don't know anything about guns, and most have never been in a serious fight: they'd ruin their manicure.

The 1986 incident is interesting: she "accidentally" shot her brother after or during during an argument, brandished the weapon on the street, fled the scene, and was never charged. Isn't it interesting that she was never charged. Isn't it interesting that SOMEONE determined - all by themselves - that the shooting was an accident, but not formal coroner's inquest or grand jury panel was convened to make that determination. And, what a surprise that the records of the incident just disappeared.

kevino,A PhD from ... (Below threshold)


A PhD from Harvard buys one entrance to the "educated class," but to your point, even that will not guarantee success.

The 1986 incident should have resulted in a trial and incarceration, hopefully preventing the subsequent carnage amongst the innocent in Huntsville. The clear miscarriage of both justice and procedure here are the real reason Delahunt is running for cover, vice re-election.

The *person* that ordered h... (Below threshold)

The *person* that ordered her to be released to her parents was "DA William Dellahunt" who some may recognize as a Democrat representative from MA. He swung a deal with her parents that allowed her to continue at Harvard and eventually bust a few caps in a faculty meeting killing 3 of her betters.

FYI: The HSV Times has a statement from VP Dr. Lewis Radonovich stating that her tenure was denied months ago and that her appeal of that denial was also settled. She was going to be seeking employment at the end of the Spring semester, ie ... unemployed.

"If she was a member of the "educated class", she wouldn't be in Alabama."
True, we don't put up with posers around here. You either have the right stuff or you don't and she didn't.

And for what it's worth it's "The University of Alabama in Huntsville" , not to be confused with the party school in Tuscaloosa.

Robert Graves and Gmac:... (Below threshold)

Robert Graves and Gmac:

Exactly. If you move to Alabama, your membership card to the faux nobility gets revoked.

If Rep. Delahunt (then DA), made the decision, it may not be difficult to prove. Certainly the conspiracy leads to his door. We'll see. I certainly hope that they prove it: Delahunt is piece of work who should have been removed from public office years ago.

Thinking ahead a bit ...

Delahunt is protected from civil suit by the implicit indemnity of his office. However, his shield does not cover malfeasance or, in this case, nonfeasance. I wonder what would happen if the families of the three dead people in Alabama sued Delahunt for failure to properly execute his duties as DA, resulting in the wrongful death of their loved ones. Since the wrongful death occurred in Alabama, they could make a case for the suit being tried in Alabama. It's a tough sell, but it might work. I grew up in the south, and I know how the court system works: they'd gut him like a fish.

There's a Unive... (Below threshold)
There's a University of Alabama?
You don't follow college football, do you?

Neither do I, but even I've heard of the University of Alabama. Steely Dan mentioned them in a song, fercryinnoutloud!

"A biology professor"... (Below threshold)

"A biology professor"
Perhaps you should clarify that, Charles J. Ogletree notwithstanding, that is not a "racial slur".

McGehee,Indeed the... (Below threshold)


Indeed they did:

They got a name for winners in the world Me I want a name when I lose They call Alabama the Crimson Tide Call me Deacon Blues
proof,Nah. The wh... (Below threshold)


Nah. The whole "professor is a racist codeword" crowd deserve naught but the back of the hand in passing.

This cant be - guns arent a... (Below threshold)

This cant be - guns arent allowed on campus.

Well this shooting just goe... (Below threshold)

Well this shooting just goes to show that WE NEED MORE LAWS!

So much for those GUN FREE ... (Below threshold)

So much for those GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONES Its just proof that their a big time failuer where ever their appyied






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