Esther Salas: A gunman killed a federal judge's son at her New Jersey home. He appeared to be dressed as a delivery driver, source says

  

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Via:  sparty-on  •  2 weeks ago  •  35 comments

By:   Evan Perez, Amir Vera and Mark Morales (CNN)

Esther Salas: A gunman killed a federal judge's son at her New Jersey home. He appeared to be dressed as a delivery driver, source says
The shooting took place at the home of New Jersey Federal Judge Esther Salas.

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(CNN)The son of US District Court of New Jersey Judge Esther Salas has died after a gunman opened fire on her North Brunswick home Sunday, the top judge at the federal courthouse confirmed to CNN.

Chief Judge Freda Wolfson told CNN late Sunday that Salas' son Daniel Anderl, 20, was killed in the shooting and her husband, Mark Anderl, a defense attorney, was injured. Salas was unharmed, Wolfson said. Both theUS Marshals and FBI are investigating the shooting. Initial reports from law enforcement said Daniel Anderl opened the door with his father right behind him. The door opened to a hail of gunfire and the gunman fled, a law enforcement source told CNN. "We are looking for one subject," the FBI said in a statement. "We are working closely with our state and local partners and will provide additional updates when available." The gunman appeared to be wearing a FedEx uniform, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN. Read More It is not yet known whether the gunman was a FedEx employee or someone posing to be an employee. "We are aware of the media reports and are fully cooperating with investigating authorities," Jonathan Lyons, a spokesman for FedEx, said in an email statement. Law enforcement has not been aware of any threats against the judge, the source told CNN. Right now investigators don't know the motive. Federal court records show that Salas has presided over several high-profiles cases, including the financial fraud case of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice. She also handled the 2018 sentencing of Farad Roland, who was found guilty of federal racketeering charges and sentenced to 45 years in prison by Salas. Roland was the leader of the South Side Cartel, "one of Newark's most violent street gangs," a press release from the US Justice Department said. On Thursday, Salas was assigned to handle a class action lawsuit brought against Deutsche Bank by Ali Karimi on behalf of investors who purchased securities from the bank between November 7, 2017, and July 6, 2020. The complaint alleges that the bank "failed to properly monitor customers that the Bank itself deemed to be high risk, including, among others, the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein," federal court records show. Condolences for the judge and her family have come from top political leaders in New Jersey. "Judge Salas and her family are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act," New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. "This tragedy is our latest reminder that gun violence remains a crisis in our country and that our work to make every community safer isn't done." Democratic US Sen. Bob Menendez, who said he was proud to have recommended Judge Salas to former President Barack Obama, also issued a statement sending his prayers to the family. "My prayers are with Judge Salas and her family, and that those responsible for this horrendous act are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice," Menendez said. North Brunswick Mayor Francis "Mac" Womack told CNN over the phone Sunday night that Judge Salas' husband Mark Anderl is "one of the most straight-up honest attorneys" he has dealt with. "He's a very very exuberant, vibrant, one hundred percent pleasant person," Womack said. "He loves to talk about his wife, and he loves to brag about his son, and how his son would excel in baseball, and how he was doing down in college in Washington ... I'm just very sorry to see him going through this." The FBI urged anyone with relevant information to call FBI Newark at 973-792-3001.

CNN's Mitchell McCluskey, Ganesh Setty, Alta Spells and Sonia Moghe contributed to this report.


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Sparty On
1  seeder  Sparty On    2 weeks ago

Powerful people involved in this one.

I hope they get to the bottom of who these POS's are.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
2  Release The Kraken    2 weeks ago

The Clinton hit squad is sending messages early on this case.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Release The Kraken @2    2 weeks ago

So you're blaming this on the Clintons?

Wait, what?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @2.1    2 weeks ago

No, on the radical left wing of the Democrat party, [deleted]

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.1    2 weeks ago
No, on the radical left wing of the Democrat party

"Den Hollander wrote on his website that the jurist was "a lazy and incompetent Latina judge appointed by Obama".

"Den Hollander was a self-described "anti-feminist" lawyer who had sued nightclubs over ladies' night discounts, the federal government over a law protecting women from violence and a university over women's studies courses."

"In more than 2,000 pages of often misogynistic, racist writings, Den Hollander criticized Salas' life story of being abandoned by her father and raised by her poor mother as "the usual effort to blame a man and turn someone into super girl."

"No more chances now, if there ever really were any, for glory and fortune, but maybe a little old time justice as in all those 1950s television westerns I watched as a kid when the lone cowboy refused to give up without a fight," - Den Hollander

https://www.startribune.com/son-of-us-district-judge-esther-salas-killed-husband-shot/571829441/

"Anti-feminist rhetoric is a powerful gateway to violent white nationalism , and it is calculated to appeal to the demographic overwhelmingly responsible for mass shootings: young white men."

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/08/anti-feminism-gateway-far-right/595642/

" although misogyny is not exclusively affiliated with a certain political register (Richard Seymour, 2013; Edward Platt, 2014), its ferocious articulations in contemporary culture – especially online – should be understood as a type of discourse fueled largely by a set of well organized far-right, white supremacist determinations collectively camouflaged by the media-friendly term "alternative-right" (hereafter, "alt-right")."

https://cris.brighton.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/497792/ONLINE_MISOGYNY_AND_THE_ALT_RIGHT_TK_FINAL.pdf

"Anti-feminism as well as anti-gender rhetoric are playing a central role in the “centering” of right-wing ideologies. They are making right-wing mindsets acceptable in mainstream society and enabling parts of society to shift to the right without appearing right-wing. "

https://www.gwi-boell.de/en/2019/05/03/anti-feminism-making-right-wing-stances-socially-acceptable

It's rather hilarious that any conservative right wing ideologues are trying to deflect from this killers affiliations. It's obvious which side of the fence we was sitting before murdering innocent Americans, just like so many right wing terrorists before him.

https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/right-wing-extremism-linked-to-every-2018-extremist-murder-in-the-us-adl-finds

https://www.businessinsider.com/extremist-killings-links-right-wing-extremism-report-2019-1

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/homegrown-terrorists-2018-were-almost-all-right-wing/581284/

The fact that those on the right refuse recognize the facts about many right wing conservatives and their sick violent ideology shouldn't surprise us. Unmitigated denial is just par for the course for liars and cowards.

 
 
 
lady in black
2.2  lady in black  replied to  Release The Kraken @2    2 weeks ago

Keep dreaming

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  lady in black @2.2    2 weeks ago

Well, it looks pretty certain to be some radical left wing Antifa or BLM guys that organized and carried out the hit.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

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Got any proof to backup your statement?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.2.3  Greg Jones  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

My opinions about Antifa and BLM don't need any more proof than your allegations about Trump do

Their actions have been documented in numerous places and ways...refute what I say if you can.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.2.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @2.2.3    2 weeks ago

See, was that so hard Greg......?

What you need to do is start all of your posts with "In my opinion", then you wouldn't draw so much fire for posting unsubstantiated  OPINION

Most of us supply links with data and at least try to support our positions.

 
 
 
lady in black
2.2.5  lady in black  replied to  Greg Jones @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

PROOF????????????????

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.2.6  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

Wrong again Greg....... Right wing antifeminist.... 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/federal-judges-son-shot-killed-husband-injured-attack/story?id=71871708

The suspect has now been identified as Roy Den Hollander, a Manhattan lawyer and self-described antifeminist, multiple law enforcement sources briefed on the case told ABC News and the FBI confirmed.

 
 
 
lady in black
2.2.7  lady in black  replied to  Greg Jones @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

Wrong again.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

"We are looking for one subject," the FBI said in a statement. 

There is an implication there - they have a suspect?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4  XDm9mm    2 weeks ago
Law enforcement has not been aware of any threats against the judge, the source told CNN.

So much for "sources".   Judges at ALL levels get threats routinely.  Fortunately, the vast majority are just that, threats.  However, there are some viable threats against all judges that are monitored either locally or federally.

The FBI and USMS have their work cut out for them on this, unless they get lucky.   A judge with a few high profile cases in her history and a defense attorney with some high profile cases in his past.   Any 'seriously' disgruntled clients or defendants?

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

According to the article the son opened the door with his father behind him and was met with a hail of gunfire. Could it be that the son or the father were the targets and not the judge?

Hopefully, the murderer is caught quickly.

 
 
 
Ronin2
5.1  Ronin2  replied to  Kavika @5    2 weeks ago
Could it be that the son or the father were the targets and not the judge?

I am sure that it will be investigated; but the leading candidate will be the judge at first.  It may have just been a botched hit; or someone more concerned about sending a message than taking out the judge.

Hopefully, the murderer is caught quickly.

I think we can all agree on that. Can't let people get comfortable with the idea they can threaten or take out a judge.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Kavika @5    2 weeks ago
According to the article the son opened the door with his father behind him and was met with a hail of gunfire. Could it be that the son or the father were the targets and not the judge?

I personally don't think there was a specific individual target.  The target was ANYONE that opened the door.  

Two points to consider.   

1-  It was done as a message to 'someone' in the house about what could happen.

2-  It was done as an initiation by a wannabe lowlife scumbag thug gang banger to gain 'creds'.

My personal bet is on point 2.   A wannabe hoping for 'creds'.

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
6  Adam_Selene    2 weeks ago

Let's see - daughter of Mexican and Cuban Jewish Catholic parents , appointed by Obama, involved in investigating  Deutsche Bank and money laundering .

I'm not really seeing the far left angle in this.

Now who else has had questions raised about Deutsche Bank and money laundering? Hummmm   

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Adam_Selene @6    2 weeks ago
I'm not really seeing the far left angle in this.

The angle is to protect powerful people from revelations which might come from the Epstein case.   Many of whom reside heavily on the left side of the political chart.

There are far too many "coincidences" involved for them all to be coincidences in my opinion.

Hopefully they have a SEAL team protecting that gal that is in custody now.

 
 
 
pat wilson
6.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Sparty On @6.1    2 weeks ago
Many of whom reside heavily on the left side of the political chart.

Actually if you look at his list of "friends" they come from both sides of the aisle.

How does someone "reside heavily" ?

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  pat wilson @6.1.1    2 weeks ago
Actually if you look at his list of "friends" they come from both sides of the aisle.

Never said they didn't

How does someone "reside heavily" ?

Not sure how else to say it.   A proclivity for left wing liberalism perhaps.  

Help me to help you.   How can i explain it so you can "understand it" better?

 
 
 
pat wilson
6.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  Sparty On @6.1.2    2 weeks ago
Never said they didn't

Then what's your point ?

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.4  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  pat wilson @6.1.3    2 weeks ago

You asked what reside heavily meant.    I gave you one possibility.    A damn solid one in my opinion.

You apparently don’t agree.  

C’est la vie .......

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
6.1.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sparty On @6.1.4    2 weeks ago

Ah.... but the truth seems to be that he was an ardent antifeminist..... which happens to be a far-right thing.... You know... Rush Limbaugh and such.

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.6  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.1.5    2 weeks ago

Keep rationalizing .... you do it so well.

 
 
 
Tessylo
8  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

So you buy into the conspiracies about the Clintons?

 
 
 
Kavika
9.1  Kavika   replied to  lady in black @9    2 weeks ago

This is really bizarre.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
9.1.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  Kavika @9.1    2 weeks ago

Very bizarre, I am sure professional hit men get depressed.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
9.2  Transyferous Rex  replied to  lady in black @9    2 weeks ago

I wish there was more meat to that story. I found another, claiming the suspected shooter had a case in front of Judge Salas in 2015. Seriously? Is that the most recent? Five years harboring ill will? Wow. The husband was a defense attorney. I'd like to know if the husband worked opposite the suspect.

From the other source:

Also inside the car was a FedEx package addressed to the judge.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/new-jersey-judge-esther-salas-son-husband/2020/07/20/id/978053/

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
10  FLYNAVY1    2 weeks ago

The attacker was a lawyer with a history of antifeminism...... any bets he was a faithful follower of Rush Limbaugh....?  

https://abcnews.go.com/US/federal-judges-son-shot-killed-husband-injured-attack/story?id=71871708

The suspect has now been identified as Roy Den Hollander, a Manhattan lawyer and self-described antifeminist, multiple law enforcement sources briefed on the case told ABC News and the FBI confirmed.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
10.1  Transyferous Rex  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @10    2 weeks ago

I read some of the stuff this guy apparently wrote. He sued an attorney for allegedly stealing several essays he claimed were under copyright. Let's just say the writings clearly indicate he had a screw loose. The fact that he sued someone for infringing on his rights to the property indicates that maybe the screws aren't simply loose, they are missing. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
11  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago

If New Jersey only had stricter gun laws.

 
 
 
Sparty On
11.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @11    2 weeks ago

Lol .... exactly

 
 
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