Critics slam commutation of Judith Clark sentence

Rockland County officials gathered on the steps of the county courthouse Wednesday to condemn the governor's commutation of the life sentence for a former radical

Judith Clark was the getaway driver in the infamous Brinks robbery, which left two Nyack police officers and a security guard dead.

Judith Clark was the getaway driver in the infamous Brinks robbery, which left two Nyack police officers and a security guard dead. (1/4/17)

NEW CITY - Rockland County officials gathered on the steps of the county courthouse Wednesday to condemn the governor's commutation of the life sentence for a former radical who was convicted in a trio of murders in the early 1980s.

Judith Clark was the getaway driver in the infamous Brinks robbery, which left two Nyack police officers and a security guard dead.

The victims were Sgt. Edward O'Grady, Officer Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Clark, 67, has been a model citizen during her imprisonment. As News 12 has reported, she has served 35 years of her original sentence of 75 years to life in prison, but the commutation makes her eligible for parole this year.

But critics, who include county officials and the victims' families, vehemently oppose her early release.

Rockland Executive Ed Day vowed to block Clark’s release.

The victims' relatives say they did not receive notice of the governor's actions when he met with Clark for an hour in prison.

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