Black Judge With History Of Holding Cops Accountable Found Dead In River

Sheila Abdus-Salaam for Project Brownstone
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Some things just don't add up.

On Wednesday evening, cops responded to a call about a woman's body on the bank of the Hudson River. Moments later, the body was identified as Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black woman appointed to the state's highest court.

Police claim her body showed no obvious signs of trauma or struggle, however, they didn't want to speculate on the cause of her death until a medical examiner came on the scene. According to the New York Post, her death appeared to be a suicide.

But people aren't buying it. 

Not only was Salaam instrumental in helping LGBT parents gain the same parenting rights as biological parents, but she also has a history of making police unions accountable for their actions. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why this would ruffle a few feathers. 

And while we don't want to jump to conclusions, Salaam is the 2nd black judge to be killed this week. The other, Judge Raymond Myles, was shot in his home in Chicago. 

Is it just us or is something fishy going on here? 

Regardless, we hope Salaam gets the full investigation she deserves.

“Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam was a trailblazing jurist whose life in public service was in pursuit of a more fair and more just New York for all,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Wednesday night.

Salaam was a humble trailblazer and the work she did will go down in history. She will not be forgotten. 

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