Two black judges murdered just days apart… why is this not on every media outlet?
Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who was an associate judge in New York’s highest court, was found dead in the Hudson River on Wednesday afternoon.
After she was reported missing from her home in Harlem, officers with the New York Police Department’s Harbor Unit responded to a report of a person floating by the shore in Upper Manhattan, according to cotocrew. Salaam, 65, was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after her body was recovered from the river.
Just days later news broke that another black judge was murdered.
Judge Raymond Myles of Cook County was gunned down along with his girlfriend. Myles’s girlfriend, who survived the shooting, was initially targeted for personal reasons.
According to CNN, Myles was known for being involved in the case against William Balfour, who was convicted of killing singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
These two cases, though so different yet seem to be linked. When hearing that there was a death of these two prolific black judges, it’s easy to think ethnic cleansing of the courts. What a “coincidence” that two BLACK judges end up dead just days apart. Coincidence? Tell us what you think in the comments below.