NEW JERSEY (TBEN) –Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed Daniel’s Law, which aims to protect the personal information of judges, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials.
The law is named after the son of Judge Esther Salas, who was shot dead in their home in northern Brunswick in July.
Daniel Anderl, 20, was killed in the ambush. Her father, Salas’ husband, was injured.
Daniel’s law prohibits the posting of personal addresses and telephone numbers belonging to judges, prosecutors and other public officials.
Authorities said this was how the gunman found Salas’ house.
“While today is still a painful reminder of the vicious attack on our family, it is also a day to celebrate,” Justice Salas said upon signing the bill.
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“In the days following our son’s murder, I publicly called on those in power to do something to protect my siblings on the bench. Well, today Governor Murphy and the brave men and women of our legislature answer our call and enact Daniel’s law, ”Salas continued. “Daniel’s law will make a difference.”
Watch the bill signing ceremony on CBSN New York:
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