Suspect in shooting at judge's home leaves trail of racist, sexist writings

Suspect in shooting at judge's home leaves trail of racist, sexist writings
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The lawyer suspected in the shooting of the husband and son of a federal judge in New Jersey left behind a massive trove of online writings, parts of it racist and sexist. 

Roy Den Hollander, who police identified as a suspect in Sunday's shooting and later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, described himself as an "anti-feminist" in writings posted on the Internet Archive, according to a report in The Atlantic.

A more than 2,000-page trove of documents described Judge Esther Salas, whose husband and son were shot in an attack on their home Sunday, as an "affirmative action" case and accused her of being affiliated with people working “to convince America that whites, especially white males, were barbarians, and all those of a darker skin complexion were victims.”


Den Hollander also claimed to be a volunteer of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE's 2016 campaign, writing that he worked to make phone calls on behalf of the Trump campaign from Trump Tower, headquarters for the campaign and the Trump Organization, according to The Atlantic.

A Trump campaign spokesman told The Hill in an email that the campaign had no record of Den Hollander ever working for the campaign, but described his reported views as "horrific."

“I did volunteer work for Trump’s campaign because I hate PC-Feminism more than I hate America,” Hollander wrote, The Atlantic reports. 

After Salas allowed one of his lawsuits challenging the all-male military draft to go forward while also granting several motions by the Department of Justice in the case, Den Hollander reportedly wrote that Salas was “trying to keep this case in her court until a weatherman showed her which way the legal winds were blowing.”

“Salas clearly wanted to further her career by moving up the judicial ladder to the Court of Appeals or maybe even the Supreme Court,” he wrote, according to The Atlantic. “After all, there was now a Latina seat in the form of Sotomayor on the Court.”


Den Hollander also reportedly attacked Salas's career, dismissing her time as a public defender and claiming that her "one accomplishment" was her time as a high school cheerleader.

Other writings attacked Hispanic female judges like Salas in more general terms. "Latinas, however, were usually a problem — driven by an inferiority complex," he wrote in one section, while still further parts attacked Supreme Court Justice Sonia SotomayorSonia SotomayorREAD: Supreme Court justices mourn death of Ginsburg, 'an American hero' READ: Supreme Court justices offer tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Democrats, advocates seethe over Florida voting rights ruling MORE, whom he dubbed a "Feminazi."

Den Hollander is accused of killing Salas's 20-year-old son, David Anderl, and wounding his father, Mark Anderl, after turning up on the doorstep of the home owned by the couple. The FBI and U.S. Marshals announced this week that they have joined the investigation.

In one part of the writings analyzed by CNN, Den Hollander appears to describe a scenario not unlike Sunday's attack and his subsequent suicide, writing: "Things begin to change when individual men start taking out those specific persons responsible for destroying their lives before committing suicide."

"The feminists have taken control over every institution in this country -- they want to take control over men," he added in a 2011 New York Times interview. "I'm going to fight them to my last dollar, last breath."