13 April 2017

A Tragic End for Celebrated Justice Abdus-Salaam

It was shocking to read about this well respected woman of color and an inspiring force for justice was found dead on the shores of the Hudson River.  She was featured in my May 1, 2013 post when Governor Cuomo selected her for the New York Court of Appeals. Details are sketchy at this point and there was some speculation that she may have committed suicide. As a society, we've lost a woman who fought for fair sentencing and handling of the many criminal cases she's had to decide over the years.  Judge Abdus-Salaam was 65.

I truly hope she is resting in peace and power for whatever the circumstances were that culminated in her death by homicide or suicide; it's a devastating blow to all that is good about humanity.

Link Update:

 Mystery and Melancholy Surround Death of Judge Found in the Hudson

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