As reported at Gateway Pundit, AL.com is now reporting that this socialist professor also shot and killed her 18 year-old brother during an argument in 1986. Worse, she was ordered released by then-District Attorney William Delahunt, now a Congressman from Massachusetts -- despite the fact that she shot at her brother, and 18-year-old accomplished violinist, 3 times.
There is a strong stench of politics and cover-up here:
In December 1986, Amy Bishop shot her brother Seth in the family's house on Hollis Avenue in Braintree in what was then called an accident.
"(She) had a fight with her brother, she shot her brother in the chest, fled the home, she fled down the street, pointed the weapon at a vehicle -- tried to get that person to stop," current Braintree police Chief Paul Frazier said. "Subsequently, our officers found her and arrested her at that time by gunpoint."
According to Chief Frazier, Bishop was never booked and never charged. Braintree Police do not have the police report from the 1986 shooting.
State Police investigative report: '86 Bishop shooting [NECN]
"During the booking process she was released by orders of the former police chief," Chief Frazier said.
Chief John Polio was in charge in 1986. Now age 87, he insisted on there was no cover-up in the case.
"There were records kept as to -- they questioned all of the people that were involved and anyone that knew anything about it," Polio said. "Reports were made, reports were submitted, reports were deposited in the detective drawer. Where they are? I don't know."
"Cover up," Polio questioned. "That is really a new word to me."
Chief Frazier said Judy Bishop, Amy's mother, was on the town Board of Personnel at the time. Any connection between the 1986 case and her mother's position would be speculative.
The records of the 1986 shooting, according to Chief Frazier who was on duty at the time of the incident, are now missing. He went into further depth concerning their whereabouts in a statement released after Saturday's press conference:"Officer Ronald Solimini informed me that he wrote the report and said that I wouldn't find it as it has been missing from the files for over 20 years. He said that former Police Chief Edward Flynn had looked for the report and that it was missing. He believes this was in 1988."
Former Chief Polio said then District Attorney Bill Delahunt's office performed an inquiry and determined no charges should have been brought against Bishop. Delahunt is now a Congressman representing the 10th District of Massachusetts.
We have a laws for a reason. If public safety and equal justice under the law mean anything, someone who shoots another person three times, then flees and tries to stop a car at gunpoint is not released without even being booked.
We don't know yet what Congresman Delahunt's motivation was for ordering Bishop released afer she shot her brother in cold blood. Perhaps he'll offer a convincing explanation. It will have to be a good one, because now four people have died (and two more are in critical condition) at the hands of this menace to society.
Update 1: You've got to be kidding me. Bishop is also suspected in a bombing in 1993:
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.
Amy Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were questioned after a package containing two bombs was sent to the Newton home of Dr. Paul Rosenberg, a professor and doctor at Boston's Children's Hospital.
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Rosenberg was opening mail, which had been set aside by a cat-sitter, when he returned from a Caribbean vacation on Dec. 19, 1993, according to Globe reports at the time.
Opening a long, thin package addressed to "Mr. Paul Rosenberg M.D.," he saw wires and a cylinder inside. He and his wife ran from the house and called police.
The package contained two 6-inch pipe bombs connected to two nine-volt batteries.
In March 1994, the Globe reported that federal investigators had identified a prime suspect in the case. But the article did not name the suspect.
A law enforcement official said today that the investigation by the US Postal Service and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms focused on Bishop, a Harvard postdoctoral fellow who was working in the human biochemstry lab at Children's Hospital at the time, and her husband, Anderson.
Bishop surfaced as a suspect because she was allegedly concerned that she was going to receive a negative evaluation from Rosenberg on her doctorate work, the official said. The official said investigators believed she had a motive to target Rosenberg and were concerned that she had a history of violence, given that she had shot her brother to death in 1986.
Investigators conducted a search of the home where Bishop and Anderson were living and questioned the couple, the official said. Anderson was questioned about whether he had purchased any of the components used to make the bombs, the official said.
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.
The US attorney's office in Boston did not seek any charges against Bishop or Anderson, and no one was ever charged with mailing the bombs to Rosenberg. Federal prosecutors did not immediately return calls today.
Anderson today confirmed that he and his wife had been questioned in the attempted bombing, but said that they had been cleared, the New York Times reported on its website.
“We were not suspects,” he said. “They questioned everybody that ever knew this guy.”
“That was a disaster,” he said of the investigation. “That was a mess. In my files I have a letter from the ATF saying, ‘You are hereby cleared in this incident. You are no longer a subject of the investigation.’”
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Shortly after the attempted bombing, Fluckiger said, Bishop told her she had been questioned by police. According to Fluckiger, Bishop said police asked her if she had ever taken stamps off an envelope that had been mailed to her and put them on something else.
"She said it with a smirk on her face,'' said Fluckiger. "We knew she had a beef with Paul Rosenberg. And we really thought it was a really unbelievable coincidence that he would get those bombs."
How many ill-advised second chances did this nutbar get?
Update 2: But of course. The shooting socialist is an Obama supporter.
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.