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Lawmaker: Columbia University Should Fire Brinks Robbery Participant Kathy Boudin

Rockland County Legislator Ed Day says "should never have been paroled in 2003, and she certainly should not be educating students.

Rockland County Legislator Ed Day, R-New City, a candidate for Rockland County executive, today called on Columbia University and the Columbia School of Social Work to immediately terminate the adjunct professorship of Kathy Boudin, the paroled radical convicted of murder for her role in the Oct. 20, 1981 Brinks robbery and murders in Rockland County.

Nyack Police Officer Waverly Brown and Sgt. Edward O'Grady were killed at a road block at the entrance to the New York State Thruway on Mountainview Avenue in Nyack, and Brinks guard Peter Paige was killed in the armored truck robbery outside the Nanuet Mall.

“I come to this both as a former police officer and parent of a Columbia student,” said Day. “Kathy Boudin should never have been paroled in 2003, and she certainly should not be educating students. She was directly responsible for the deaths of those police officers, asking them to lower their weapons so her compatriots could ambush and kill them, and she was only eligible for parole at all because she managed to cop a plea deal.”

The Brinks robbery, beyond the murders, had a lasting impact on Rockland County and New York State. The incident led to improved communications among local police departments in and improvements in weapons and protective gear - bulletproff vests - used by local police officers. In Rockland, the cost of the Brinks case in part led to the launch of a sales tax in Rockland County to help fund county government.

Day noted that the Brinks robbery gang was armed with automatic weapons.

“At issue here,” Day continued, “is not whether there should be academic diversity or a broad spectrum of life experiences amongst the faculty at a university. At issue is that there are certainly dozens, if not hundreds, ofpotential professors just as qualified for the job, but who never took part in the killing of innocent people in an attempt to fund a revolution.”

Although the Nyack Police Department no longer exists, every year a memorial service at 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the site of the Brinks slayings in Nyack brings together survivors of that day along with family members of the victims and hundreds of local, state, regional and national law enforcement officials. A scholarship named in honor of O'Grady and Brown is awarded annually to support Rockland County students seeking a career in law enforcement.

Day added that he supports integration of rehabilitated criminals who have completed their sentences into society, but that someone convicted of such a heinous crime and sentenced to a life sentence should not have been paroled, and “should not be in a position to shape the views of our youth in any capacity.”

Curious April 13, 2013 at 03:54 AM
BTW, my above post was intended entirely for Seen The Town. Most definately not for stephany. As for stephany, you will not receive a "reply" from me on specifics PERIOD, as I made NONE of the claims you stated I have.
stephany April 13, 2013 at 05:03 PM
"Where does it say she attended the event for the father of her baby, and ex husband?" the short answer is,she was there [attended], the [event] was for [Gilberts] book and he is the [father of her baby and her ex-husband.] which is what i said [in essence] what I think you want to THINK I said, but I didn't, was that that her sole reason for attending was in support of a cop killing terrorist , to that i ask you "How would I know why she attended" BTW Gilbert essentially did no more or less than she did,he shot no one too, but he is doing 75 to life so maybe, and i don't know, she feels a little guilty for that , and there are various renditions of who was driving the van, although i believe he was. While i truly doubt, but don't know either, this is the first get together she has attended since she got off parole, i don't actually know what or why she does anything. Neither do you. She may or may not have attended just because of who was focused, but not necessarily because of what he did, which is what she "did" and if this is the only event she has attended since she got off parole one could make your assumption that it was only because it was Gilbert,but you still would be assuming. Gilbert is not getting out, so he has,and never did have, any reason to show remorse and his writings reflect that. It does not mean "she" still thinks that way or not, and until you start reading minds please stick to the facts. I AM NOT TRYING TO SHAKE ANYONE??????
Seen The Town April 14, 2013 at 12:04 AM
See... caught doing exactly what you accuse everyone else of. Making statements...without having any proof! Send me the link! What you fail to recognize is I could care less why she was there. I made my opinion based on the way I felt about her placing herself back around the same people, where all this started. She had a clean break if she desired, yet for whatever reason she chose to go back. You can't tell the families your sorry, you can't show "the important people" the people that you now say you want to be a part of, that you mean what you say when your actions show something else. So all that "What's the bottom line"? "In the meantime answer me this and that" ? who ever said I owed you any explanation. I think I have made myself very clear, and so have you! Common sense Tells us why people do things. Although we don't seem to have none in common...Done with that@!
Seen The Town April 14, 2013 at 02:51 AM
"attending something for the Father of her baby and ex husband is not proof she was guilty of anthing but that" "How would I know why she attended" 'What I think you want to think I said but I didn't' 'and until you start reading minds please stick to the facts' Just start writing the letter!
Rob April 14, 2013 at 03:59 PM
How sad.

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