Group fights to keep Brinks robbery woman in prisonPosted: Updated:
A fight is escalating to keep a woman who was involved in the death of two police officers and a security guard during the infamous Brinks robbery in Rockland County in prison.
Judith Clark, 67, was one of the heavily armed terrorists convicted in 1983 of robbing and killing a Brinks security guard at the Nanuet Mall, and then shooting and killing two Nyack police officers as the suspects attempted to get away on the Thruway. The victims were Sgt. Edward O'Grady, Officer Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige.
Clark got three consecutive 25-year-to-life terms and has served 35 years of her original sentence.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Clark has been a model citizen during her imprisonment and commuted her sentence in Dec. 2016. Cuomo says he took action after seeing her transformation and impressed him as community-minded person.
The commutation makes Clark eligible for parole this year, and her hearing could be as early as next week.
The possibility of Clark going free has many people in the Hudson Valley outraged, and they are trying to get the parole board to stop her early release. "The right message is if you kill a police officer, you kill a cop, you kill any law enforcement agent that works for this city, state, or nation, that person should serve the full maximum penalty for that crime," says State Sen. Martin Golden (R).