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Sheila Abdus-Salaam, The First Female Muslim African-American Judge, Found Dead In New York

Published on 14 April, 2017 at 1:57 pm By

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first female Muslim judge in the United States was found dead in New York’s Hudson River. She was also the first black woman to be appointed at the highest court of the state.

The body of 65-year old associate judge of Court of Appeals of New York was found floating in Harlem. Her body was seen at the mentioned location on Thursday at 1:45 pm local time. Immediately, it was pulled out of the water and she was declared dead on the spot.


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Police officers said that Abdus-Salaam’s family has identified her. Also, there were no signs of trauma on the body and the cause of her death is yet to be found out through an autopsy.

The lady was a native of Washington-DC and was the first African-American woman to be commissioned at the court of appeals under the leadership of Democratic Governor, Andrew Cuomo. Expressing his views on the unfortunate incident, Cuomo said

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. As the first African American woman to be appointed to the state’s court of appeals, she was a pioneer. Through her writings, her wisdom and her unshakable moral compass, she was a force for good whose legacy will be felt for years to come.



 

According to reports, Abdus-Salaam had been missing from her New York residence since Wednesday. According to the court of appeals website, she graduated from Barnard College and Columbia Law School. She has begun her legal career with East Brooklyn Legal Services. She went on to serve as State Assistant Attorney General of New York and held a number of judicial positions subsequently.


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