Helming launches petition to keep Judith Clark behind bars

Senator Pam Helming (R-54th District) is urging the community to join her efforts to keep Judith Clark behind bars by signing an online petition calling on the New York State Board of Parole to deny Clark’s release.

Senator Helming noted Judith Clark’s role as driver of a getaway car in the 1981 robbery of the Brink’s armored car in Rockland County that left security guard Peter Paige and Nyack Police Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown dead. Clark was convicted of murder and robbery charges and sentenced to 75 years in prison, but Governor Cuomo recently commuted her sentence, making her eligible for parole in 2017.

“Judith Clark deserves to spend the rest of her days in prison,” said Senator Helming. “We must send a strong message of support to our men and women in law enforcement—a message that these crimes will not be forgotten and that those who perpetrate similar acts will receive the harshest penalties, not clemency. We owe this to our men and women in blue. ”

If you would like to support Senator Helming’s efforts, click here and sign the petition calling on the Board of Parole to deny the release of Judith Clark.