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  • US congressman claims Israelis snubbed him

    02/17/2010 9:35:21 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 41 replies · 1,085+ views
    <p>TEL AVIV, Israel—A U.S. congressman says he's seeking clarification from Israel after an apparent snub by a top Foreign Ministry official. Rep. William Delahunt of Massachusetts is touring the region with a congressional delegation hosted by J Street, a liberal Jewish lobbying group that describes itself as pro-Israel and pro-peace.</p>
  • The next Kennedy in politics may run for House seat.( They're baaack! Hugo Delehunt )

    02/14/2010 9:12:49 AM PST · by Leisler · 41 replies · 1,055+ views ^ | February 14, 201 | PATRICK COOPER
    Joseph Kennedy III, the son of former congressman Joe Kennedy, is being tipped to launch a political career soon as insiders mull over who the next Kennedy in public life will be. Kennedy, 29, may be interested in the South Shore-Cape Cod House seat currently held by Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt, who has not yet committed to a tough re-election fight. “Massachusetts – and Capitol Hill – without a Kennedy is like Fenway Park without the Wall,’’ Dan Payne, a Democratic media consultant, referring to the famous Green Monster told the Boston Globe. “They were meant to be together.’’ Others...
  • ‘Oddball’ portrait of Amy Bishop emerges

    02/17/2010 5:50:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies · 1,665+ views
    Boston ^ | 15 Februray, 2010 | Laurel J. Sweet, Jessica Van Sack, Jessica Fargen and Ira Kantor
    As authorities searched for clues into what could have sent a University of Alabama neurobiology professor on an alleged killing spree, friends and family yesterday described Braintree native Amy Bishop as an awkward introvert on the brink of losing her teaching job. Bishop’s husband, James Anderson, told the Herald his wife had been fighting the university for over a year about a tenure denial, and several months ago received a final decision. She was upset, but not overly emotional, approaching her appeal “like a game of chess,” he said. Police in Huntsville, Ala., charged Bishop, 44, with capital murder after...
  • My Brush With the Alabama Shooter's Psycho History - Amy Bishop Was Ipswich Pariah

    02/17/2010 9:34:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies · 4,457+ views ^ | 16 February, 2010 | NA
    By now you've heard all about the University of Alabama shooter, Amy Bishop, the shooting rampage, the old murder she got away with (the "cover-up" and the connection to now retiring Congressman Bill Delahunt), the letter bomb she likely sent... Turns out I have a tenuous connection to this woman. You see she used to be the next door neighbor of a good friend of mine in Ipswich (a north shore Boston suburb) for a few years. At the time I used to hang out at his house quite a bit. This was one of those typical suburban neighborhoods with...
  • Delahunt says he might be the next to go

    02/17/2010 10:22:41 AM PST · by justlurking · 15 replies · 1,186+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2010-02-13 | Farah Stockman
    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.
  • Ala. Professor Working on Novel With Similarities to Own Life

    02/18/2010 8:33:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies · 738+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-18-10
    The Alabama biology professor accused of killing three colleagues in a campus shooting was working on a novel that contained eerie similarities to her own life. Amy Bishop, charged with opening fire Friday at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, had an unpublished manuscript for a book titled "Amazon Fever," obtained by the Boston Globe, that focuses on a female scientist, Olivia, who struggles with depression and fears losing tenure. Bishop was denied tenure late last year, though police have yet to identify a motive in the killings. Her book refers to the University of Alabama as the MIT of...
  • Lawyer: Prof. Accused in Slayings Likely Insane

    02/19/2010 12:50:55 AM PST · by paudio · 48 replies · 1,202+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/19/10 | AP
    An Alabama college professor accused of killing three colleagues during a faculty meeting is likely insane, and she can't remember the shootings, her attorney said. Roy W. Miller, the court-appointed attorney for Amy Bishop, told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that his client has severe mental problems that appear to be paranoid schizophrenia. Miller discussed the case hours after hundreds of mourners attended the first funeral and memorial services for Bishop's slain co-workers.
  • In Massachusetts, Democratic Corruption Kills (Where Does Buck Stop in Amy Bishop Case?)

    02/19/2010 5:39:33 AM PST · by suspects · 10 replies · 767+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 19, 2010 | Michael Graham
    If Bill Delahunt had done his job, three Alabama families wouldn’t be in mourning today. Period. If then-Norfolk District Attorney Delahunt, his staff or the police hadn’t been negligent, corrupt or both back in 1986, Amy Bishop would have been prosecuted for killing her brother. Based on what we know now - and what investigators knew then - probably some charge of manslaughter. But at the very least, Bishop probably would have had a felony gun conviction on her record, teaching her a tragic personal lesson. Instead, the political culture of Massachusetts taught her something very different: It’s not what...
  • File found, Delahunt still absent

    02/19/2010 8:59:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 1,044+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    The Braintree Police Department, the Norfolk County Prosecutor and the Massachusetts State Police are trying to get their stories down as to why no charges were filed against Amy Bishop in the 1986 shooting death of her brother.  Although the police file that had been missing for more than 20 years was found among the papers of a retired police investigator, now deceased, the case remains highly controversial.  Shortly after being apprehended in ‘86, Bishop was released without being charged. Congressman William D. Delahunt was the Norfolk DA at the time.  The current holder of the post, William R. Keating, is investigating the entire matter. It is...
  • Amy Bishop: Destitute and Crazy?

    02/19/2010 9:24:01 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 8 replies · 620+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 02-19-10 | Stoutcat
    Professor Amy Bishop, the tenure-seeking neurobiologist who cold-bloodedly killed three of her colleagues and seriously injured several more in her shooting spree, is now claiming indigence and has requested a public defender, rather than shelling money out of her own pocket, or that of her husband, James Anderson... Do you have a job or work for yourself?Does your husband or wife workDo you or your wife receive benefits from any other source?Do you have any money in any bank, savings and loan, credit union or any other place including cash on hand?Do you own anything of value (land, house, car,...
  • Speak up, Delahunt (Boston Globe wants answers)

    02/20/2010 2:34:52 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 10 replies · 808+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb 20 2010 | Adrian Walker
    . . . Delahunt’s people have offered one ridiculous excuse after another for his weeklong silence. The congressman, they have said, is traveling in Israel. He was, but it isn’t as though there are no phones there. He doesn’t remember much, they say. Talk to the Braintree police . . . Look, I’ve known Delahunt for years, and I’m not, at this point, reading too much into his actions. But Bishop’s alleged slayings constitute a huge tragedy, and how they happened is a matter of urgent business. There were not just red flags that she was criminally dangerous; there were...
  • A Murder Suspect’s Worth to Science

    02/23/2010 5:03:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 30 replies · 727+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2010 | GINA KOLATA
    Amy Bishop, neuroscientist, inventor, murder suspect, has become bigger than life, a symbol for those who think that genius is close to madness, or that women cannot get ahead in science, or that tenure systems in universities are brutalizing — or even that progress against fatal diseases is so important that someone like Dr. Bishop should be set free to pursue cures. At least that is what emerges from hundreds of comments on the Internet about Dr. Bishop, the assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville charged with shooting six colleagues — three of them fatally — at...
  • Ex- prosecutor puts WTKK’s Michael Graham “on notice”

    02/22/2010 4:53:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1,160+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 22, 2010
    Tensions are starting to boil between one Boston talk radio host and a local prosecutor in charge when accused Alabama rampage killer Amy Bishop killed her brother with a shotgun blast in their Braintree home in 1986. John Kivlan, a former Norfolk Country assistant district attorney, left an ominous message for WTKK-FM (96.9) yakker Michael Graham during Friday’s show. (Graham is an op-ed columnist for the Boston Herald).
  • Former prosecutor: No reason to believe accused Ala. shooter purposely killed her brother

    02/16/2010 8:51:46 AM PST · by freespirited · 35 replies · 977+ views
    Newser ^ | 02/16/10
    A former Massachusetts prosecutor says there was no reason to believe it was anything but an accident when a professor now accused of killing three colleagues in Alabama shot her brother to death two decades ago. Former assistant district attorney John Kivlan said Tuesday that a joint investigation by state and local police as well as the medical examiner's office all concluded Seth Bishop's 1986 death was an accident. His sister, Amy, is accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Friday and injuring three others. Kivlan is now retired from the Norfolk District Attorney's office. He...
  • A Previous Shooting Death at the Hand of Alabama Suspect [Dem Congressman Let Her Go?]

    02/13/2010 5:48:29 PM PST · by Gondring · 101 replies · 4,557+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2010 | SHAILA DEWAN and LIZ ROBBINS
    The neurobiologist accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on Friday fatally shot her brother in 1986 in suburban Boston, the authorities in Massachusetts confirmed Saturday. [...]Early Saturday, the police in Huntsville charged the neurobiologist, Amy Bishop, 45, with capital murder in the shootings Friday during a faculty meeting that also left three people wounded. On Saturday afternoon, the police in Braintree, Mass., announced that Ms. Bishop had fatally wounded her brother in their home 24 years ago, which The Boston Globe first reported on its Web site on Saturday. Ms. Bishop was not charged...
  • AP Coverage of Ala. Prof's Prior Killing Ignores Rep. Delahunt's Involvement in Her Release

    02/14/2010 4:28:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | February 14, 2010 | Tom Blumer
    UPDATE, 6:15 P.M.: An unbylined 11:57 a.m. AP report (i.e., 54 minutes after the time stamp of the original post at BizzyBlog) contains two paragraphs about Delahunt's involvement. Based on a search on Delahunt's last name at about 6:15 p.m., this version of AP's report is either still not at its main site, or has not been indexed by its search engine. Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt's far from minor role in the 1986 release of Amy Bishop, the University of Alabama in Hunstville biology professor implicated in the murder of three colleagues on Friday, has garnered significant press attention in...
  • Another Dem in Congress implodes

    02/15/2010 4:02:00 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies · 1,392+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    Saturday's Boston Globe reported that Congressman William Delahunt may not run for reelection. "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. 'Every election cycle, I take my time, I think it through, and I think, not about whether I can win or lose, but: ‘Am I in a position to make a difference?' Delahunt, a...
  • William Delahunt aide says police downplayed need for probe

    02/16/2010 2:33:57 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 35 replies · 1,506+ views
    U.S. Rep. and former Norfolk District Attorney William Delahunt yesterday backed off earlier claims he didn’t recall the 1986 shooting death of Amy Bishop’s brother, with a top aide now saying police downplayed the need for further investigation. Mark Forest, Delahunt’s chief of staff, said both state and local police told the former top prosecutor they believed Amy Bishop, then 20, had accidentally blasted her 18-year-old brother, Seth, with their father’s shotgun. “They pretty much found the death was accidental and there was no need for further action,” Forest told the Herald. But Republican Joe Malone, a former state treasurer...
  • Answers are overdue

    02/17/2010 5:46:56 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 24 replies · 647+ views
    Nobody needs another investigation into whether Amy Bishop killed her brother by accident or on purpose when she fired a shotgun into his chest on Dec. 6, 1986. Bishop could have been tried, DA says Report: Bishop held shotgun on police after killing brother The families of the three dead faculty members in Alabama will attest that it’s too late for that now. What we need, though, immediately, is for the governor to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate whether local and state authorities were corrupt or completely incompetent in the way they rushed to exonerate Bishop of criminal responsibility...
  • DA Bill Keating Contradicts Delahunt; Analysis Shows Bishop Should've Been Arrested, Charged in 1986

    02/17/2010 1:44:21 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 12 replies · 1,231+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | February 17, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Current Norfolk County DA Bill Keating contradicted current Democrat congressman and former DA Bill Delahunt over Delahunt's decision not to charge Amy Bishop regarding the 1986 shooting death of her teenage brother. Late yesterday, Bill Keating's office for the Norfolk district in Massachusetts posted a press release which included analysis of the Amy Bishop shooting death of her brother in 1986, which in turn was prompted by newly received documents from a Braintree municipal records audit . By way of that analysis, which involved the Chief of Homicide and the Chief Appellate Attorney, Bill Keating now believes that Amy Bishop...
  • Bishop could have been tried, DA says

    02/17/2010 1:10:10 AM PST · by ninonitti · 6 replies · 427+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 17, 2010 | Maria Cramer
    Cites actions that followed brother’s death Amy Bishop could have been charged with three serious crimes after she shot her younger brother to death in 1986, instead of being allowed to walk away without a mark on her criminal record, Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating said yesterday as he released Braintree police records missing for more than 20 years. snip......Attempts to reach US Representative William D. Delahunt, who was Norfolk district attorney at the time, were unsuccessful yesterday.
  • William Delahunt, you’re next contestant in losing game

    02/17/2010 1:12:51 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 7 replies · 683+ views
    Bill Delahunt, come on down! The only question is, does he permanently adjourn to Hedonism II now, or in 2012? It’s like a logging forest out there for congressional Democrats these days. Timber! First Chris Dodd falls, then Patches Kennedy, not to mention a whole host of lesser-known Beltway banditos. They’re all retiring due to ill health - the voters are sick of them. The question now is the same one they ask at the deli counter. Who’s next? Consider why Delahunt might want to call it a career. First, he’s already got a state pension - $58,343.76 a year....
  • Delahunt: DA not responsibile for ‘86 Bishop investigation lapses

    02/22/2010 11:43:47 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies · 796+ views
    QUINCY — U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, the former district attorney whose office investigated the fatal 1986 shooting of Seth Bishop by his sister Amy, said Monday he does not feel his office “bears any responsibility” for Bishop being freed without charges. In a telephone interview with the Patriot Ledger, the Quincy Democrat said State Police Trooper Brian Howe correctly concluded that Amy Bishop shot and killed her 18-year-old brother, Seth, by accident. But Delahunt said he has “very serious concerns” that Braintree police never alerted Howe or his prosecutors that, after the shooting, Amy Bishop fled with a loaded shotgun...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers

    02/26/2010 6:46:42 AM PST · by capecodder · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. Nickolai Bobrov, who is married to Delahunt’s daughter Kara, has raked in $47,732 since landing on the payroll as the congressman’s campaign manager in July, including a $10,000 payment that month marked retroactive for “consulting services April-July,” according to campaign finance records. Bobrov also is listed as treasurer of Delahunt’s Campaign for Change political action...
  • WENDY MURPHY: Delahunt cannot pass buck on botched Bishop probe

    02/26/2010 1:02:07 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 711+ views
    Patriot Ledger ^ | Wendy Murphy
    This week, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt spoke publicly and took questions, for the first time, about his decision not to charge Amy Bishop with a crime in connection with the shooting death of her brother, Seth, back in 1986. Rather than taking responsibility, Delahunt pointed the finger of blame at Braintree cops, claiming it was their fault he knew nothing about the fact that after Bishop shot her brother to death, she ran to a nearby auto body shop and aimed the weapon at an employee. Delahunt said he would have filed weapons charges against Bishop, had he known, so...
  • She held shotgun on police after killing brother, report says

    02/17/2010 5:52:10 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies · 1,273+ views
    Amy Bishop was crouched behind a parked car, gripping a pump-action shotgun with one shell in the chamber and another in her pocket. Workers at a nearby business were yelling, “There’s a girl with a gun!’’ and running away. A police officer approached cautiously, holding his pistol behind his leg as he tried to reason with the wild-eyed 21-year-old. But Bishop would not budge. “Miss Bishop seemed frightened, disoriented, and confused, but she kept both her hands on the shotgun at all times,’’ the officer wrote in a police report. “She wouldn’t drop the gun.’’ It wasn’t until another officer...
  • DA rips gap in Bishop report He says omission of standoff ‘glaring’

    02/18/2010 7:58:14 AM PST · by Leisler · 6 replies · 475+ views ^ | February 18, 201 | Maria Cramer and Shelley Murphy
    The Norfolk district attorney ramped up his criticism of the 1986 investigation of Seth Bishop’s death yesterday, saying that it was “glaring’’ and “striking’’ that local police accounts of Amy Bishop’s armed standoff at a local business were not included in the State Police report or considered as part of the prosecutor’s decision about whether to pursue charges.
  • DA probes '86 Bishop investigation for ‘elements of criminality’

    02/19/2010 7:46:46 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 20 replies · 496+ views
    Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said his office is probing the botched investigation of the 1986 Amy Bishop shooting to find out if “elements of criminality” were involved. Investigators have discovered nothing to challenge the conclusion of Braintree and State Police 23 years ago that Bishop fatally shot her 18-year-old brother, Seth, accidentally. But questions have arisen over why the 21-year-old shooter – now accused in an Alabama triple homicide – faced no consequences for allegedly pulling a shotgun on two men at an auto body shop while demanding a getaway car or for a brief armed standoff with police....
  • Getting truth on Bishop

    02/24/2010 6:28:39 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies · 640+ views
    The Amy Bishop debacle has gone from horrifying to humiliating over the past week - and it’s getting worse by the day. Amid the cacophony and the finger-pointing, somebody needs to play the role of the adult. Braintree and State Police were corrupt, or incompetent, or perhaps both, when they let Bishop walk completely free after she shot her younger brother in the chest in 1986 and ran around town with a shotgun under her arm. Now that Bishop has allegedly killed three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama and critically wounded two others, an embarrassing blame-game is...
  • Source: Younger Kennedy weighs US House run

    02/27/2010 1:49:11 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 573+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/27/10 | Boston Herald
    A top Massachusetts Democrat says one of Robert F. Kennedy’s grandsons is considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III is one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. The source, who demanded anonymity to speak about private conversations with the father and son, says the younger Kennedy is considering running if Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election. Delahunt has been criticized lately for his handling of a 1986 shooting in Braintree by a woman now accused of killing three colleagues at an Alabama university. Delahunt’s district includes Cape Cod, where...
  • A Kennedy considers running for House seat (Camelot Returns!?)

    02/27/2010 4:09:58 AM PST · by coaltrain · 45 replies · 1,140+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/27/10 | Frank Phillips and Susan Milligan
    With speculation mounting that US Representative William D. Delahunt will not seek reelection, Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of the former congressman and great-grandson of the Kennedy family patriarch, is eyeing a run to succeed him in the 10th Congressional District, senior Democratic sources say. The sources say that Kennedy, a 29-year-old assistant district attorney on the Cape considered by many to be the most promising member of his generation to extend the family’s political legacy, is not close to making any decisions and will not speak publicly until Delahunt announces whether he will seek another term. The discussions are...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • Poll: Joseph Malone could top William Delahunt [Massachusetts District 10]

    02/13/2010 2:59:18 PM PST · by freespirited · 18 replies · 567+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 02/13/10 | Hillary Chabot
    A poll commissioned by likely GOP congressional challenger Joseph D. Malone shows he’s neck and neck with U.S. Rep. William Delahunt as Scott Brown fever continues to grip Bay State voters. Malone of Scituate commissioned the poll that has him with 37 percent of the vote to the Democratic incumbent’s 34 percent with a 5.7 percent margin of error. “I’m very encouraged by it,” Malone said. “My sense is that the voters of the district are people who recognize Delahunt has been following (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi’s policies and are sick of it.” The former state treasurer’s lead widened to...
  • 7 of 12 from Mass. to vote no on Iraq

    10/04/2002 5:17:54 AM PDT · by GeneD · 14 replies · 191+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10/4/02 | Susan Milligan
    <p>WASHINGTON - Seven of the 12 lawmakers who represent Massachusetts in Congress say they will vote against a proposed resolution authorizing President Bush to use force against Iraq, mainly because the measure would allow the United States to launch a unilateral, preemptive attack.</p>