We were in a news bubble when away on vacation, so the first thing we did when we got home was devour the New York Times. Quel geeks. Their article on Amy Bishop was excellent. Some quick impressions…
This woman wasn't a borderline personality. She was a full fledged paranoid schizophrenic, who needed serious help. Her family, including her husband, clearly covered for her for a long time – shameful.
The cops let her off after two previous incidents. She shot her brother, and they let her go! Race, gender, class.
Her colleagues had observed erratic behavior for a long time. Where was the dean and the administration on this one? Bishop needed counseling and medication. She needed observation by medical professionals. She needed mentorship by senior level faculty on improving her collegiality.
It's all terribly sad.