The faculty triple murder at the University of Alabama

(Note: here is a brief entry on Amy Bishop which I prepared for posting over the weekend, before I received the news today [see next entry] that the DA who ordered Amy Bishop released after she shot her brother was William Delahunt, the Massachusetts congressman who said over the weekend that he was thinking of not running for re-election. I’ll have to reconstruct the time-line, but I’m pretty sure that the murders at the University of Alabama came a day or two before Delahunt’s annoucement.)

Here is the faculty page for one of Amy Bishop’s three victims, neurobiologist Adriel D. Johnson, who is black. Here is Amy Bishop’s page describing her own research in the neurobiology field. A report says the murder did not take place at a meeting to discuss her tenure decision, which had been made last April. But that does that mean that the tenure denial was not what set her off? Here’s a story that quotes acknowledgment of her past achievements and inventions. Here’s a story on how she fatally shot her brother in 1986 and it was ruled an accident.

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A. Zarkov writes:

After being denied tenure, University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) biology professor Amy Bishop shot and killed three other biology professors. This wasn’t a crime of passion, but an act of premeditated murder, evidently in retaliation for being denied a permanent tenured position at UAH. In a bizarre twist it seems Bishop killed her brother with a shotgun in 1986, but was never charged. Here’s the 1986 police report. The press seems more interested in what happened in 1986 than what happened at UAH.

One of Bishop’s students wrote the following entry:

“This class was great. Bishop makes the class interesting by talking about her research and her friends research. That speaker she had for class was hard to understand but smart. She expects alot and you need to come to every class and study. She is hot but she tries to hide it.And she is a socalist but she only talks about it after class.”

Besides being unable to spell, I have to wonder, does this student need glasses? Is this person “hot?” Based on my personal experience with people on the far left, I find they harbor a latent tendency towards violence. These poor professors had to learn the hard way.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 15, 2010 05:00 PM | Send

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