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Ala. prof bemoaned tenure denial, quiet about past
hosted ^ | Feb 15 | DESIREE HUNTER and KRISTIN M. HALL

Posted on 02/15/2010 6:20:12 AM PST by JoeProBono

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Amy Bishop kept quiet about a violent episode in her past around colleagues and students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. But there was one personal issue she didn't mind loudly complaining about: being denied tenure.

Still, those who knew her said the woman accused of shooting six colleagues had never suggested she might become violent. Everyone from family and friends to her students said the intelligent and at times awkward teacher seemed normal in the hours before police say she opened fire in a faculty meeting Friday afternoon, leaving three dead and three wounded.....

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TOPICS: Education; Local News; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ala; amybishop; crime; education; jpb; murder; psycho; tenure
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1 posted on 02/15/2010 6:20:12 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

eeew - guilty


2 posted on 02/15/2010 6:21:07 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga

“My degree is from Haaaaarvaaard. If you don’t give me tenure, I will murder you. If you were my brother, I did murder you.”


3 posted on 02/15/2010 6:22:25 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: hal ogen

Typical academic attitude if carried a bit to extremes. They’re almost all parasites sucking on the taxpayers’ labor anyway.


4 posted on 02/15/2010 6:29:00 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: JoeProBono

What is it they say, facility lounge politics is so nasty because the stakes are so small. Not always, I suppose.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 6:29:41 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: from occupied ga

6 posted on 02/15/2010 6:29:43 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
According to a story in the Fox News website today, she and her husband were also suspected of sending a pipe bomb in a letter to a Harvard professor.

She does certainly seem to have "issues".

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,585854,00.html

7 posted on 02/15/2010 6:29:45 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: JoeProBono

8 posted on 02/15/2010 6:31:39 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: from occupied ga

My wife had an uncle who was a biology professor at a non-prestige small college. A wonderful man, full of good cheer and warmth; I bet his first semester students learned more than most kids at prestige schools.

The whole prestige school/research paradigm distorts education and is a disservice to undergraduates.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 6:33:04 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Good Golly!


10 posted on 02/15/2010 6:33:12 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

She looks like she is signal 20(crazy).


11 posted on 02/15/2010 6:33:40 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

She looks like the leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult.


12 posted on 02/15/2010 6:34:29 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Zero should spend all his time playing golf & keep his Marxist, Muzzie, Homo hands off our country)
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To: JoeProBono

The hairdo doesn’t help. Perhaps that’s why she didn’t make tenure; that and the shotgun death of her brother, armed robbery, stealing a car, bomb threats, triple murder... now she’ll likely never make tenure.


13 posted on 02/15/2010 6:39:32 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: JoeProBono

Anyone know the ages of her kids?


14 posted on 02/15/2010 6:39:45 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: proudofthesouth

15 posted on 02/15/2010 6:41:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: KosmicKitty; JoeProBono

This, from the investigation after the pipe bomb incident, was interesting.....

“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.”


16 posted on 02/15/2010 6:44:35 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono

Just think, had they done a thorough investigation in her brother’s death, the lives she took this time might have been saved.

She obviously has serious psychiatric dysfunction.


17 posted on 02/15/2010 6:45:22 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: 6SJ7

LOL.

With a record like that I’m amazed Obama hasn’t appointed her as Tenure Czar yet.


18 posted on 02/15/2010 6:46:04 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: JoeProBono

F***ing Freak.

GUILTY


19 posted on 02/15/2010 6:46:25 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: JoeProBono

We know she doesn’t have any conservative/Republican connections because it would have become front page news already.


20 posted on 02/15/2010 6:46:37 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: 6SJ7

She probably didn’t make tenure because she has a screw loose. Academia is very political and the “gatekeepers” probably wanted to rid themselves of her.


21 posted on 02/15/2010 6:46:57 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: JoeProBono

These murders remind of murders that happened at the University of Iowa some years back when some math or physics professor was denied tenure. He shot and killed a number of his colleagues. The moral of the story: be in another country when you send the notice about denial of tenure to a prospective candidate. It appears a number of these people are seriously disturbed.


22 posted on 02/15/2010 6:50:30 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: goseminoles
IMO she didn't make tenure at UAH because she openly criticized the Dean's decision to make Freshmen and Sophomores live on campus.
23 posted on 02/15/2010 6:50:46 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Zero should spend all his time playing golf & keep his Marxist, Muzzie, Homo hands off our country)
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To: Dudoight

Attorney General Delahunt pulled the political strings and made sure there was NO investigation in the murder of her brother.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 6:51:41 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: nuconvert

The youngest is in the 3rd grade.


25 posted on 02/15/2010 6:52:31 AM PST by cookiedough
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To: cookiedough

That’s too bad.
Thanx


26 posted on 02/15/2010 6:56:07 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KosmicKitty

They should check her behavior to boyfriends before her marriage. I would not want to be a boyfriend who broke up with her. She would likely perpetuate a violent act. I think she has a revenge mindset that she must get even. These type of people are very dangerous because they appear normal.


27 posted on 02/15/2010 6:57:42 AM PST by businessprofessor
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To: Carley

I’ve been away for a few days. Do you have a link to a story about it?


28 posted on 02/15/2010 6:58:42 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: 6SJ7
The hairdo doesn’t help.

The first thing my husband said when he got a look at her was that she should have gone after her hairdresser too

(He's so bad!!!)

29 posted on 02/15/2010 7:01:28 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: y'all
Police say the gun she's accused of using in the Alabama shooting wasn't registered

Are they supposed to be registered?

30 posted on 02/15/2010 7:01:38 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: JoeProBono

Reported on news this morning that she mailed a bomb to someone at Harvard and nothing ever came of it. Wow, to skate through life getting away with literally murder.


31 posted on 02/15/2010 7:04:24 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Dudoight

She obviously has serious psychiatric dysfunction.

Being a “Liberal Professor” :-(((( should explain, and be the sum of the whole content of her life.

Look for the proctors of the Left to start defending this Libtard.


32 posted on 02/15/2010 7:04:30 AM PST by buck61
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To: autumnraine

A charter member of the Bernadine Dorhn Fan Club.


33 posted on 02/15/2010 7:05:38 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: nuconvert

I read they were aged 9 to 18 or 9 to 19, four of them.


34 posted on 02/15/2010 7:06:27 AM PST by Qwackertoo (I'm really thrilled that Scott Brown WON Big Time Last Night)
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To: stainlessbanner

I read she didn’t have a carry permit and they didn’t know where she obtained the gun from. Didn’t hear anything about “registering”. I don’t think that is required.


35 posted on 02/15/2010 7:08:25 AM PST by Qwackertoo (I'm really thrilled that Scott Brown WON Big Time Last Night)
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To: JoeProBono

It seems to me - that each time in her life when she felt threatened by someone - 1) accomplished brother 2) Harvard Doctor who could jeopardize her PhD and finally 3) the faculty of the Biology Dept. at UAH..... She had the same solution (eliminate the “threat”).... Unfortunately for the 6 victims at UAH - she was never held accountable before Friday - in fact - her life went along quite smoothly...investigation of brother’s killing was dropped, investigation of the pipe bomb was never solved.....
Her parents’ home can be seen here:
http://i45.tinypic.com/esp1tk.jpg


36 posted on 02/15/2010 7:09:34 AM PST by Momto2 (You don't drown because you fall in the water - you drown because you stay there (Anon.))
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To: Momto2

Wow nice house.


37 posted on 02/15/2010 7:11:13 AM PST by Qwackertoo (I'm really thrilled that Scott Brown WON Big Time Last Night)
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To: nuconvert

I heard from 9 to 18 years old (4 children) - How sad for them :(


38 posted on 02/15/2010 7:11:32 AM PST by Momto2 (You don't drown because you fall in the water - you drown because you stay there (Anon.))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Find and watch the X-Files episode titled Eve from the shows first season. The antagonist is a highly educated, psychotic geneticist who looks quite a bit like Dr. Bishop...


39 posted on 02/15/2010 7:14:12 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Qwackertoo

Yeah - makes the “cover up” of the brother’s killing even more plausible doesn’t it? The rich seem to be able to get these things done .... what is most troubling is the paperwork is “missing” on the case....and I think during the years when this happened....her mother was working in some capacity for the police force or the local government (forgot the particulars on that)....


40 posted on 02/15/2010 7:14:59 AM PST by Momto2 (You don't drown because you fall in the water - you drown because you stay there (Anon.))
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To: 6SJ7

Her husband said she/they were afraid that like a previous professor who didn’t get tenure, she might end up with a job........as a bus driver.

Well, that’s ruled out now. So they can relax.


41 posted on 02/15/2010 7:16:14 AM PST by Leisler (We are in the best of hands)
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To: JoeProBono

Did anyone else read that when she was investigated for the pipe bomb - they found a “novel” she was writing about a girl who killed her brother and went on to become a brilliant scientist? Very strange .....


42 posted on 02/15/2010 7:17:41 AM PST by Momto2 (You don't drown because you fall in the water - you drown because you stay there (Anon.))
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To: Momto2

I think I read this past week her Mother was serving on the Personnel Board for the Town of Braintree MA. Probably gave her some favors by the police department IF she had any or perceived power by those or could have been the money & rich influence. I don’t understand how a Mother could “choose” between her children when one murdered the other and protect the murderer.


43 posted on 02/15/2010 7:22:41 AM PST by Qwackertoo (I'm really thrilled that Scott Brown WON Big Time Last Night)
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To: nuconvert

Her 4 kids are grade school through high school.


44 posted on 02/15/2010 7:28:37 AM PST by Cordio
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To: Qwackertoo

I agree totally (as you can see - I am the mother of 2).... But I have heard people say things like “well - he did kill their mother but if he went to prison his children would lose both parents”.... so I can see a parent thinking “if she is convicted, I’ll have no children left”...twisted thinking I agree... but stranger things have happened. I cannot imagine the strain of keeping the truth inside for all these years - think of what her mother thought when she starting having children, when she reached each goal in her career - I imagine she would have to reflect on the fact that without her (possible) silence/cover-up Amy could not be where she is today...


45 posted on 02/15/2010 7:29:11 AM PST by Momto2 (You don't drown because you fall in the water - you drown because you stay there (Anon.))
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To: 6SJ7
now she’ll make tenure...

AS A PRISONER IN PRISON!!

46 posted on 02/15/2010 7:36:37 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Leisler
Her husband said she/they were afraid that like a previous professor who didn’t get tenure, she might end up with a job........as a bus driver.

She and her husband had some business on the side in which they had invented a new way to serve up bacteria samples that was better than using a petri dish. They had recently received over a million up front for their invention.

You'd think she might be happy not having to teach anymore and just work her incredibly successful business. But she didn't want to lose her professorship.

47 posted on 02/15/2010 7:42:54 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Momto2

Police found a manuscript she had been working on about a scientist who accidently killed her brother and was trying to be a success at being a scientist to atone for the killing of her brother.


48 posted on 02/15/2010 7:44:59 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: stainlessbanner
Are they supposed to be registered?

Not in Alabama. In fact only a very few states require registration, Il, Ma, Md (handguns), and NY come to mind (well also the Soviet Union and Nazi German, but I'm sure the aforementioned US police states' resemblence to those former countries is only superficial). I'm sure there are a few more. This is part of the ongoing liberal media's attempt to brainwash the public into thinking that guns must be registered.

49 posted on 02/15/2010 7:46:35 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Slyfox
Agreed - between that and the apparent wealth of her parents (She is now an *only* child) I don't believe she was worried her family would starve...more likely an issue of her self-esteem.

I did read that UAH has one of the most generous policies among universities on compensation for research/inventions.... she & her husband stood to earn 50% of the profits on this new invention. (which probably would be millions based on the little bit I've read about it)

50 posted on 02/15/2010 7:49:48 AM PST by Momto2 (You don't drown because you fall in the water - you drown because you stay there (Anon.))
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