Graf: No Parole for Domestic Terrorist & Cop-Killer Judith Clark
Assemblyman Al Graf is joined by individuals representing every law enforcement office
across New York State calling for the Parole Board to keep Judith Clark behind bars.
Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) announced today that he has been joined by every member of the Assembly Minority Conference in his attempt to deny the release of Judith Clark from prison. Judith Clark was a member of the Weather Underground in 1981 when she helped to plan, participate in and execute the robbery of a Brink’s armored car in West Nyack, New York. This robbery led to the death of Brink’s Guard Peter Paige, Police Sergeant Edward O’Grady and Police Officer Waverly Brown. Clark was also engaged in other terrorist activities meant to strike fear into the hearts of everyday Americans, and promoted the overthrow of our government.
“What message are we sending to would be terrorists?” asked Graf. “What message are we sending to potential cop-killers? By releasing this convicted and properly sentenced domestic terrorist, we would be sending the message that if you commit a terrorist act in New York, or if you kill a cop in New York, you will not be punished to the fullest extent of our laws.”
Clark’s sentence of 75 years without the possibility of parole was commuted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, making her eligible for parole this year.
“We are now in the process of correcting the governor’s ill-advised and politically motivated mistake,” said Graf. “Today I stand with my colleagues in writing to the Parole Board to rectify the governor’s poor judgment. We are calling on the Parole Board to deny Judith Clark’s application for parole and send a strong message to other terrorists and cop-killers that if you engage in this type of behavior you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
A petition urging the New York State Parole Board to deny her parole is online and all are encouraged to sign on and voice their concerns. The petition can be found at: www.NoParoleforJudithClark.com.