Federal Judge Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver Found with Drugs

U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein died Friday, April 9, 2021 after she was struck in a hit-and-run accident. (Courtesy of the Cardozo School of Law)
U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein died Friday, April 9, 2021 after she was struck in a hit-and-run accident. (Courtesy of the Cardozo School of Law)

April 12, 2021 – In Breaking News – The Washington Post

Bystanders watched on Friday as a red two-door sedan “erratically” wove along an oceanside parkway in Boca Raton, police said.

When traffic slowed, the car dodged to the side — and hopped up onto the sidewalk to get around.

That’s when the car hit a 75-year-old woman, killing her, and a 6-year-old boy, who was seriously injured.

This weekend, police identified the victim as Sandra J. Feuerstein — a longtime federal judge in the Eastern District of New York, the Palm Beach Post reported, who was most recently presiding over a headline-making case against a former New York police officer accused of orchestrating a hit on her husband.

Authorities arrested Nastasia Snape, 23, after she allegedly crashed again five miles away.

First responders said she was disoriented and aggressive and claimed she was “Harry Potter,” according to a police affidavit.

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In her bag, police say they found bottles labeled “THC cannabis” and a synthetic drug called “T salts,” which police noted is “commonly known to cause erratic” behavior.

Snape was charged with negligent vehicular manslaughter and two counts of hit-and-run, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office booking records.

Mark Lesko
Mark Lesko, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

This weekend, Feuerstein’s colleagues paid tribute to her career.

“As we mourn her tragic death, we also remember Judge Feuerstein’s unwavering commitment to justice and service to the people of our district and our nation,” Mark Lesko, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement Saturday.

Feuerstein was nominated to the federal bench by George W. Bush in 2003 and served the Eastern District of New York for more than 17 years.

Her mother, who died last year, had also been a federal judge, presiding over immigration cases in New York, according to the Columbia Law Library.

Feuerstein earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 1966 and worked as a public school teacher in New York City for five years.

She went back to school and graduated from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1979. After law school, Feuerstein worked as a clerk for the New York Supreme Court and the New York State Appellate Division.

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Marshalls Landscape Wins Double ‘ASTORS’  in 2020 Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is now in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

2020 was a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the much heralded AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners Presentations and exclusive Luncheon at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC had to be canceled and rescheduled for 2021 due to the virus.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

However, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’  Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation.

Marshalls Landscape Products North America (First of Two)

Best Perimeter Barrier/Deterrent System (Bollards/Gates)


  • Requiring just a 50mm excavation depth, the RhinoGuard® Ultra Shallow 50™ bollard series has been successfully crash tested in two different foundations under the IWA-14.1 standard and is capable of stopping a 7.2 ton vehicle traveling at 30mph.

  • Tested on both a typical footpath installation, and cycle segregation foundation, the bollard series successfully performs in both environments, immobilizing the vehicle and achieving a stopping distance of only 1.1m.

(The RhinoGuard® Ultra Shallow 50™ bollard series has been successfully crash tested in two different foundations under the IWA-14. Courtesy of Marshalls LP.)

  • Both tests demonstrate a real life scenario by impacting a single bollard at 30 degrees which is considered to be the most likely angle of attack on long linear runs of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) protection.

  • Using just 7 easy to install bollards that are simply bolted together allows for quick and flexible deployment opportunities and the requirement of just 50mm of foundation makes the Ultra Shallow 50™ the perfect solution for use on bridges and other areas where underground service and utilities affect installation. Individual modules can be added to the system to cover the required length of any project.

Marshalls Landscape Products North America (Second of Two)

Best Perimeter Protection System

The GateKeeper® range differs from other products on the market by being surface-mounted and removing the need for anchoring, which means installation is far easier and can be carried out by a team of four without the requirement of machinery, offering an invaluable option for planners.
  • Quick and easy to transport, install and remove, this modular system – which is tested to the International Workshop Agreement (IWA) 14.1 standard, the latest specification for assisting in vehicle terror prevention – has been used by sports and music venues in the US, among a range of other firms across multiple sectors.

  • The need to protect the public from this threat rose quickly up the agenda for planners and security consultants following high-profile terrorist assaults in New York, Virginia and Ohio in recent years, but also the rise in criminal attacks and accidental collisions.

  • Permanent solutions built to mitigate this risk have long been available, but until the GateKeeper® range, there was a lack of temporary solutions available for use at events that witness short-term upticks in footfall.

With demand rising sharply for aesthetic landscape protection products such as planters, benches, litter bins and cycle stands that are crash-tested to stop a vehicle in their tracks.
  • The system can stop a 2.5 ton vehicle traveling up to 30mph while being completely permeable, allowing pedestrians to move freely through spaces rather than filtering through access points, achieving a free flowing, less fortified space in the process.

  • It’s vital that the public is safe, not scared when it comes to frequenting busy areas and the GateKeeper® range ensures this remains the case in projects and schemes where temporary measures are required.

  • *Marshalls LP was also a Winner in the 2019 and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alert, X.Labs and Reed Exhibitionsevery one a returning Sponsor from 2020, 2019 and More.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!
COVID Innovations And Many Others!


Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Check Out the New 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2020 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, click here.

For more information on All Things American Security Today, and the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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