New York Times Still Pushing Clemency for Weatherman Terrorist Judith Clark

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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David Horowitz wrote about this two years ago and the New York Times is still at it.

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.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    How did the NYT review Robert Redford’s movie rehabilitating the Weathermen? See http://clarespark.com/2013/11/17/rehabilitating-the-weathermen/. The movie was based on Neil Gordon’s THE COMPANY YOU KEEP.

    • A Z

      However, much I like Robert Redford in “Jeremiah Johnson”, it does not make up for all his puff pieces like “Sneakers” or “The Company You Keep”. I detest him.

      • alericKong

        In real life Jeremiah Johnson was a cannibal.

        • A Z

          It was the 1st movie about mountain men. So it was cool. However, since then there has been some documentaries about mountain men and they are better.

        • BenZacharia

          Got sumtin’ agin ‘long pig’? :-)

        • A Z

          Cannibalism is terrifyingly risky in this day and age. Not that I would recommend it.

          John “Liver-Eating” Johnson had a reason for his cannibalism

          “Perhaps chief among them is this one: In 1847, his wife, a member of the Flathead American Indian tribe, was killed by a young Crow brave and his fellow hunters, which prompted Johnson to embark on a vendetta against the tribe. The legend says that he would cut out and eat the liver of each man killed. This was an insult to Crow because the Crow believed the liver to be vital if one was to go on to the afterlife”

          The question is, why did the Crow and other mountain men kill his wife?

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver-Eating_Johnson

          A novelized biography would have made for a better movie and better discussion

          “A jaded veteran of the Mexican War (1846–48), Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) seeks solace and refuge in the West.”

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Johnson_(film)

          In other words blah blah blah

      • DB1954

        As one who doesn’t give two hoots and a holler about movies, may I say that however “good” RR’s movies may be, they should be regarded as fiction or propaganda, and they should have absolutely no consequence whatsoever in terms of criminal justice outcomes for convicted felons.

        • A Z

          The movie looked better when I was young, but it doesn’t wear as well with age. I still like it though.

  • onecornpone

    The process being undertaken to absolve these criminals of another era is revolting. When they were locked up for “life”, no one expected to EVER hear their names again. It must be the heavy drug use that causes this inappropriate desire to free people justly convicted and incarcerated.

    I’m sure the Community Organizer-in-Chief will take care of them with a stroke of his pen, on his way out of our White House.

  • Charlotte

    http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/the-obama-justice-departments-strange.html

    By an obscure judge-magistrate Deborah ROBINSON.( Mooch’s relative?)
    Why specifically THIS judge?

    I think she was strong armed into doing this because the DEA caught her son on drug charges
    http://www2.citypaper.com/eat/story.asp?id=15732
    and:
    http://www2.citypaper.com/eat/story.asp?id=15809
    The sentencing:
    http://www.ticklethewire.com/2009/04/10/a-federal-judges-wayward-son/

    It seems he didnt serve his whole sentence of 5 years

    http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Phillip-Winkfield/1274940173