Amy Bishop: Portrait of a radical
If you watch this youtube video you might take this kindly old man’s word about the investigation of a young Amy Bishop shooting her brother. I wouldn’t.
The facts of the case:
Amy Bishop says that she was trying to unload a shotgun her father owned, due to reported break-ins in the area. However, she “accidentally” fired the gun into ceiling. And if she was worried about break-ins, why unload it?
Her brother, one year her junior, returned home and she asked him to help her unload the weapon. According to Bishop, he told her to “hold it up” and it was then she “accidentally” shot him in the stomach.
Bishop then ran from the home and while running, fired the gun again. She ran to a local dealership. It was at the auto dealership that Bishop then tried to find a key for a car, when she ran into Tom Pettigrew, telling him to “Put your hands up” while pointing the shotgun at this chest, he obliged. She then told him that she had accidentally shot her husband and needed a car to escape. The Police soon arrived and she was arrested.
Here is where the story gets weird. Bishop was set free because she and her mother claimed it was an accident.
Odd as this story may be, it might have never been noticed, had Bishop never been heard from again…
Cut to the present day: After being denied tenure at a Huntsville, Alabama college, Bishop came in and fired a 9mm handgun multiple times, killing 3 and injuring 3 other members of the college staff. She then calmly called her husband and asked to be picked up.
The police soon arrested her, and she denied anyone was dead.
The reason I bring this all up is to profile Amy Bishop’s “type”.
First of all, Bishop was a ticking time bomb. She was questioned about the attempted bombing of a Harvard Doctor who was evaluating her Doctorate work. Those that knew Bishop knew she didn’t like him.
What was more odd was her reaction to being asked about the incident. According to Sylvia Fluckiger, a lab worker who worked with Bishop in 1993:
“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,”
What it meant was a level of sociopathy, a level of dislike she saw in others who both stood in her way or viewed as beneath her. To her, they were like flies to be swatted. Obviously, this is my opinion.
According to those who knew Bishop, she was not a particularly nice person. She was an extreme Leftist radical. So radical was she in deference to Barack Obama, many found her “off-putting”.
The reports of this made me think about the characteristics of the Left. Many believe their was is the only way. They often believe in entitlement, just like Bishop; She was “entitled” to having a well graded Doctorate Thesis, she as “entitled” to tenure. She didn’t think anyone should stand in the way of that entitlement. Hatred is also a big factor: to the fringe Left, hatred is a right. They believe that those who disagree with their philosophy or world view are to be disregarded or shouted down. Bishop took this to the next level.
The blood of these people are on the hands of the Police chief and District attorney (and Democrat) William Dellahunt. Dellahunt is currently a U.S. Congressman. Dellahunt has been criticized for being “soft on crime” by opponents in the past, and expect this issue to be raised again, soon.
The facts of the murder (actually ruled an accidental shooting) should have led to the conviction of Bishop. Firing a shotgun 3 times “accidentally” is unbelievable. Even more so considering the attempt to steal a car using a gun. She wasn’t even charged with armed robbery. Perhaps it was because her mother worked for the
Police Dept? And why wasn’t she questioned for 10 days?
I think somewhere in Denmark, a fish is smelling…