Shooter ‘Obsessed’ With Obama

Boston Herald: ‘Oddball’ Portrait of Amy Bishop Emerges

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.

Meanwhile, in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, Anderson said he was searching for the “trigger” to his wife’s breakdown, and that he wondered whether an e-mail message – potentially in the form of a final tenure denial – might have upset her, because university higher-ups were known to send “nastygrams” on Fridays.

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.

So much for the standard liberal narrative.  You know, the one shich assumes that anybody who goes off the deep end and uses a firearm to take someone else’s life must be a right-wing extremist.

This is the same thing that the mainstream media attempted to do back in June 2009 when it came to James Von Brunn, the now-deceased madman who, at 89 years of age, burst into the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and began shooting, killing a security guard in the process.  The media ran with Von Brunn’s hatred of Jews and dismissed him as a right-wing white supremacist, ignoring the fact that he had been ranting against “neo-cons” for years, and that his original target was the office of the popular conservative opinion magazine, The Weekly Standard.

Now, did Amy Bishop go crazy because of her obsession with Barack Obama?  Of course not. Given that she shot her own brother to death and was later investigated in connection with a failed pipe bomb attack on an academic, this woman has proven herself to have been a few entrees short of a smorgasbord for a long time.  Seeing that she went to a shooting range days beforehand and suddenly acquired a “borrowed” pistol, this wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment tragedy. Still, as the media undoubtedly shapes this news cycle as they always do, it’s important that other folks know the truth.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    One less vote for Obama in 2012…. unless ACORN gets it from her jail cell to the ballot box. But I speak too soon, she is innocent until proven guilty.

  2. starviego says:

    Neither James von Brunn nor Amy Bishop are guilty of the crimes they are accused of. Rather they are just the convenient patsies for the covert operators. If you look closely at these cases no solid evidence of their guilt has been presented.

  3. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Neither James von Brunn nor Amy Bishop are guilty of the crimes they are accused of. Rather they are just the convenient patsies for the covert operators. If you look closely at these cases no solid evidence of their guilt has been presented.

    Seriously? Seriously?

  4. Sam says:

    ha ha ha ha, you tell em Jeff.

  5. Anonymous says:

    and OJ was innocent too, good grief, where are these people grown?

  6. Linda B. says:

    Tell that to the dead guard and to the dead professors and the families they left behind. Eye witnesses at both incidents, histories of problems – and what covert operators??? Why would they want to kill a guard or professors? Sometimes the reality is – people just shoot and kill others because they are sick and that sickness has festered until evil takes over their minds and controls their bodies. You need to face reality.

  7. Anonymous says:

    That photo sums her up, PURE EVIL.
    Walking down a conference table giving head shots.
    Lucifer awaits.

  8. starviego says:

    Yup, serious as a heart attack. Here is the skinny on Von Brunn–

    http://rex84.ipbfree.com/index.php?showtopic=1817

    As for Amy, let me just say this–

    What is the actual evidence against this woman?

    Confession?

    No.

    Eyewitness ID?

    Only two of the survivors have given media interviews. Only one of those identified Amy as a shooter, and only then after an initial interview in which she did not identify the shooter by name.

    Video that places her at the scene?

    Haven’t seen it.

    Gun Shot Residue on her hands?

    No sign of it.

    Has the gun seized at the scene been traced to her via chain of possession or fingerprint evidence? Had that gun even been recently fired?

    Beats me.

    Was that gun traced to the bullets fired via forensic evidence?

    Don’t know.

    What was the motive?

    The cops won’t say.

    If she is so d@mn guilty then where is the evidence?

  9. Cameron says:

    Obama’s liberal rhetoric she trumpeted on her sleeve
    Investigated with a sketchy history of violence when she was peeved
    Her students will now receive an intellectual reprieve
    Since “entitlement” program for tenure she did not receive
    But, an elite liberal gunslinger now causes others to grieve

  10. IGNORANCE IS BLISS says:

    I saw CIA and FBI on the grassy knoll. Jeesh.

  11. VLap says:

    A lot of mentally unstable people are obsessed with something… be it Obama, Bush, Jodie Foster, the Koran, or the Kennedy assassination. The political orientation of the obsession isn’t what’s significant.

    From what I understand, this woman had a long history of problems that SHOULD have been recognized as symptoms of mental illness. And much like the Ft. Hood tragedy, there were many warning signs that people DID, in fact, notice. Unfortunately, we don’t really have a way to preemptively intervene in a way that’s socially, professionally, or legally acceptable and effective.

    When we have someone like Amy Bishop in our workplace, we tend to react with the only tools available to us: we give bad job performance reviews, we ostracize them, we complain to our superiors, we promote them to positions where they’ll be out of our way, or we refuse to promote them altogether. We put additional stress on the already unstable person, and the consequences can be dangerous.

    I agree with you, Jeff, that the media puts too much focus on the political leanings of the perpetrator in these kinds of cases. But I take issue with it for different reasons. It’s too easy to write these people off as “some right-wing extremist” or “some liberal nut,” and to blame the ideology. But that ignores the more important, and much more difficult question: how do we protect individual rights (including a person’s right to be difficult or eccentric, or just intensely opinionated about something), while still allowing ourselves an effective way to intervene when we believe someone in our midst has a mental illness that may lead to violence?

    For a libertarian, this is a tough one to ponder. But I think that discussion would lead to a higher level of discourse than what we tend to see on the average political blog.
    ______________________

    P.S. Jeff – When your parents were graduating from college, and the Black Panthers and the SLA were in the news, your same blog post could have been written, but complaining of the opposite political slant. Sign of the times, and I imagine it will all cycle around again eventually.

  12. Boston Blackie says:

    starviego 11:41am-
    To repeat Jeff, YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS!?!
    So let me see because the authorities are doing their job by investigating these murders and not letting you in on what they have found, Amy Bishop must be innocent. You watch way too many CSI shows for your own good. I’d hate to be on a jury with you.
    The governor of mASSachusetts, Obama-Lite, is putting together a commission to investigate if there was any wrong doing by authorities when Bishop killed her brother. Talk about closing the barn door decades too late. I am sure the victims’ families are happy to hear that. Today her lawyer said she was concerned about her job, asking if she had been fired. She truly is nuts but that doesn’t make her innocent.
    She also once hit a patron at IHOP over the head with a booster chair and screamed “Do you know who I am, I am DR Bishop” when arrested. She was ordered to take anger management classes which authorities believe she never did. I think the husband needs to be looked into further as well. Former neighbors in MA said he was worse than her. Wasn’t he at the shooting range with her days before the shooting?

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