To begin with, Clark and her mouthpiece at the Times, present the culprit as an absent-minded accomplice to the one crime for which she was convicted, the Brinks robbery in Nyack NY in 1981.
According to Clark, her participation was an “obligation” — the fulfillment of a promise she had made to participate as a getaway driver in a robbery she thought would never take place. This is baloney. Clark was part of a group that called itself “The Family,” which was a working alliance between the Black Liberation Army and the May 19th Communist Movement (so-named in part to commemorate the day the BLA murdered a black and white police team in New York for no reason other than that they were a black and white officer working together).
The May 19 gang was mainly women (among them Boudin, Clark and Susan Rosenberg) who served as the getaway team for the BLA in a string of bank robberies in which people were killed. One attempted assassination of a New York judge was unsuccessful.
Backed by a group of left-wing activists staging events for her release, the New York Times calls for Clark’s release in the guise of an article, as it did the year before and the year before that.
Some years, the governor’s mercy touched a single woman. Sometimes, several women received good news. News spread swiftly. Women embraced, guards smiled, there were tears.
“This time of year you lived with hope,” said Judith Clark, 64, a Bedford Hills lifer. “This is a small town. You’d hear the whispers: ‘She got out! She got out!’ There was joy, intense joy.”
Clark’s claims of being a naive innocent have been challenged before.
“Clark’s shoulder popped out of its socket — a chronic ailment since childhood. She was squirming in pain, trying to bang it back into place, when she heard a policeman barking orders to come out. The shouts came from the South Nyack police chief, Alan Colsey, who had chased Clark’s car over the mountain. After Clark and her passengers were taken into custody, a pistol was found behind the front seat and a clip of bullets in Clark’s purse. Colsey thought she was reaching for the gun as she twisted in her seat. Clark said she never knew it was there. “I sort of rolled out,” she said. “I didn’t want to be shot. I was scared but also relieved it was over.”
Yes, we’re supposed to believe she didn’t know about the gun in her purse (that happens to me all the time) and that she was only “squirming” towards the gun because she hurt herself playing volleyball some time back before she became a weaponized hate-moppet trying to off an innocent cop.
In her poem, “Why?” Clark wrote, “Because I could not live in the world as it was.” That seems to be an all too common excuse by the left for its atrocities.