Suspect in Judge Family Shooting Kills Himself

The suspect in yesterday's shooting of the son and husband of a federal judge in New Jersey has committed suicide.

He was a lawyer named Roy Den Hollander who billed himself as "anti-feminist".The Daily Beast reports he had a pending case with Salas.

Also, he may have been terminally ill with cancer: [More...]

According to a GoFundMe account under his name and his Facebook page, Hollander had recently battled cancer and seemed to be angry with his medical care. “The Stones in their song ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ left out one category—cancer doctors, not all, but many. Nine alleged followers of the Hippocratic Oath sent me (Roy Den Hollander) on an end of life horror crossing the river Styx that one cancer doctor said would end during the holiday season of 2019. Hopefully, things improve once I reach the other side.”

Here's more information on the Judge and her family.

This reminded me of the murder of U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow's husband and mother in the basement of their home in Chicago in 2005.

The killer turned out to be a Polish immigrant from Chicago, Bart Ross, who had filed a lawsuit against the medical industry, blaming it for leaving his jaw disfigured after treatment for cancer that was the result of his smoking habit.

Lefkow had dismissed his suit, and Ross, 57, snuck into Lefkow’s home looking for revenge. When he did not find the judge at home, he killed her husband and mother and fled to Wisconsin, where he killed himself when police pulled him over for an equipment violation on his car.

My condolences to Judge Salas and her family. I hope her husband recovers soon. Just a terrible tragedy.

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    Could this crazy lawyer (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Peter G on Mon Jul 20, 2020 at 06:28:21 PM EST
    have committed another doorstep murder  -- of an arguably more successful rival in the crackpot specialty of "men's right" -- just a week ago?  

    This whole (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Jul 20, 2020 at 09:14:21 PM EST
    "movement" where they see women as some sort of property or someone who needs to obey their demands and has no right to deny them anything I never knew about until the shooting in California a couple of years back.

    If Phyllis Schafaly was still alive she would be so proud.


    Still is ... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Erehwon on Tue Jul 21, 2020 at 12:09:23 PM EST
    hopefully from hell ... there should be one for folks like her anyway! ;-)

    Seems (none / 0) (#5)
    by FlJoe on Tue Jul 21, 2020 at 06:35:25 PM EST
    likely if this is true
    Crouch, president of the National Coalition For Men (NCFM), said he had known Angelucci, who served as the organization's vice president, for more than 20 years.

    "He was loved by virtually everybody in the men's right movement," Crouch said. "He was like our right leg."

    Crouch said he learned from people at the home that the shooter was dressed as a delivery person.

    There seemed to be bad blood
    "I immediately saw a link," Crouch said. "But I want to be real clear, he's not a NCFM member. Why isn't he? Because I threw him out five or six years ago, because he was a nut job."
     LGM has an interesting read on his strange career path.
    Here's where things get a little strange. Hollander's first permanent legal job was as an associate for the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. This is very inside baseball stuff, but that is just . . . weird. At the time, Cravath was without a doubt the most prestigious law firm in the country (It's still way up there, but in the 1980s it was the firm.)
    Maybe there's nothing more interesting going on here than a particularly egregious example of WASP privilege. Maybe Hollander "networked" at Treasury with people with far tonier resumes, and thereby managed to snag the Cravath job despite his previous 35-year interlude as a juvenile delinquent college dropout draft dodging alcoholic etc. (The Meritocracy!).
    There is even a Russian connection!
    I probably wouldn't consider any other possibility if not for the next stage of his career, which was as a ten-year gig as some sort of international solo practitioner, specializing in business dealings with post-Soviet Russia. Again, that is a really weird resume line item for a guy who just left Cravath.

    So says the FBI, so it seems (none / 0) (#7)
    by Peter G on Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 08:22:34 PM EST
    Having established that Den Hollander was in Southern California at the time of the Angelucci murder, with an identical M/O.

    yes, they are openly saying (none / 0) (#11)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Jul 23, 2020 at 02:29:53 PM EST
    there is a connection between him and the two murders.

    Just saw this (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jul 20, 2020 at 06:11:20 PM EST

    In the 2019 fiscal year, the Marshals Service said there were 4,449 threats and inappropriate communications against its protected persons. That's a huge spike from 2015 when it logged just 926 threats. The jump, according to the agency, was at least partially attributable to "improved effectiveness in data collection and reporting of potential threats."

    But the number of significant threats that triggered a "predicate protective investigation" has also risen, spiking to 531 in 2018 (and up from 305 in 2015). Of those 305 threat investigations in 2015, just 17 resulted in threat-based protective details, according to the Marshals Service. The agency has also spent millions improving home security for judges by installing and repairing residential alarm systems.

    A Trump campaign volunteer (none / 0) (#6)
    by Yman on Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 06:28:43 PM EST
    Misogynist, big proponent of white male victimhood - even reached out to a buddy in the GRU to try to dig up the "missing emails!".

    Not much of a surprise.

    I dunno. There are probably enough (none / 0) (#8)
    by Peter G on Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 09:38:24 PM EST
    violent, mentally unstable misogynists in all political camps and extremist movements -- left, right and otherwise -- to go around.

    More than enough (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Yman on Thu Jul 23, 2020 at 07:17:13 AM EST
    And I would argue that this is much more of a rightwing problem than a "both sides" issue.

    Right-Wing Extremism Linked to Every 2018 Extremist Murder in the U.S., ADL Finds

    Last year's murders at the hands of right-wing extremists reflect an ongoing trend. ADL's Center on Extremism, which has aggregated data going back to 1970, shows that over the last decade, a total of 73.3 percent of all extremist-related fatalities can be linked to domestic right-wing extremists, while 23.4 percent can be attributed to Islamic extremists. The remaining 3.2 percent were carried out by extremists who did not fall into either category.

    Oh, yes, absolutely. I was not suggesting (none / 0) (#10)
    by Peter G on Thu Jul 23, 2020 at 09:37:29 AM EST
    that extremist murders are a "both sides" thing. They are not. Only that violent misogyny is. Anyway, this guy appears to have targeted and killed both a powerful, minority woman whom he found attractive and whom he irrationally blamed for depriving him of an opportunity to be lauded for his work in promoting "men's rights" and a younger, smarter, more competent white male whom he apparently viewed as having done the same (by more successfully advancing a similar case).