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Guns: Even Judge Candidates Talk About Them

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Tiptoeing its way into Broward County campaigns for judge is the hottest political issue of the moment:  Guns.

Judicial candidates are still forbidden from taking positions on political issues such as gun control. That is because taking a public stand could jeopardize the appearance of impartiality in future cases.

So judicial candidates are being very, very careful.

Camille Coolidge-Shotwell

Family law attorney Camille Coolidge-Shotwell injects into her campaign her harrowing experience with gun violence, without taking any political position.

Her sister-in-law Terri Coolidge was murdered in 2016 by her boyfriend Royce Teets wielding an assault rifle.

Teets was accused of stalking two other women before the murder. He allegedly told police he went ballistic during an argument with Coolidge, grabbed one of his two AK-47s and blasted her in the chest.

He scheduled to go on trial later this year.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 12, 2018