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Judge Esther Salas decries shooting that killed son, injured husband in emotional statement

Added 08-04-20 07:11:02am EST - “In an emotional statement, federal judge says those on the bench need privacy protections. A man dressed as a FedEx worker opened fire at her home.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Judge Esther Salas decries shooting that killed son, injured husband in emotional statement”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Federal Judge Esther Salas has spoken for the first time publicly about a shooting at her township home last month in which authorities say a disgruntled lawyer killed her son and seriously wounded her husband.

In a video statement issued Monday, Salas called for more privacy for federal judges in the wake of the July 19 attack at her home.

She noted that serving as judge involves “making tough calls” that sometimes leave people angry and upset. But she said judges should not have to “live in fear for our lives” because personal information, such as home addresses, can be easily obtained by anyone seeking to do them or their families harm.

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She said the shooter knew where she lived, which church her family attended and had a complete dossier on their family.

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