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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


March 29, 2017
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645

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Rockland County Executive Urges Residents to Contact Parole Board on Judith Clark Decision

NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day reminds residents that convicted Brinks killer Judith Clark will soon appear before the state Board of Parole.

"Time is running out to make your thoughts known the Parole Board," he said. "If you want to let the state know how you feel about Judith Clark possibly being set free, now is the time to act."

He thanked 10,000 residents from Rockland and across the nation who signed petitions that were delivered Wednesday to the state Board of Parole by state Senator Patrick Gallivan, R-Erie County.

The County Executive, a former Lieutenant Commander in the New York Police Department and chief of Detectives in Baltimore, has called for the state to reject Clark's application for parole. He also criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo decision to grant clemency to Clark.

"Judith Clark willingly participated in the cold-blooded murder of three members of law enforcement in Rockland County," he said.

"She stood trial under our system of justice where a jury of her peers convicted her. A judge found there was no reason to think she could ever be rehabilitated and sentenced her to 75 years to life in prison," the County Executive said. "Prison is where she belongs. Judith Clark does not deserve to see the light of day. The only place for Judith Clark in a civilized society is behind bars."

Clark took part in the botched 1981 robbery at the Nanuet Mall that left Brinks guard Peter Paige dead.

Nyack Sgt. Edward O'Grady and Officer Waverly "Chipper" Brown were shot dead at a roadblock on the state Thruway following the robbery .

The state Parole Board has not said when it will consider Clark's case. It is expected to be next week.

Residents can send correspondence to the state at:

Supervising Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, New York 10507-2400
Re: Judith Clark
DIN 83G0313

Or via email at
http://www.doccs.ny.gov/letters.html 

 

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