Why does our justice system fail to protect us from nut cases?
You have by now heard the story of Amy Bishiop the University of Alabama professor who decided that getting turned down for tenure was reason enough to kill 3 co-workers.
And you have also heard by now Ms. Bishop also shot and killed her brother back in 1986.
Now there is this little bit of news:
In March, 2002, Bishop walked into an International House of Pancakes in Peabody with her family, asked for a booster seat for one of her children, and learned the last seat had gone to another mother.
Bishop, according to a police report, strode over to the other woman, demanded the seat and launched into a profanity-laced rant.
When the woman would not give the seat up, Bishop punched her in the head, all the while yelling "I am Dr. Amy Bishop."
Bishop received probation and prosecutors recommended that she be sent to anger management classes, though it is unclear from court documents whether a judge ever sent her there.
The woman, identified in court documents as Michelle Gjika, declined to comment, saying only "It's not something I want to relive."