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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