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Clemency For Judy Clark It Is The Right Thing To Do

Judy has been in prison for 31 years ….has 44 more to go Thursday April 25 at 7:30pm, there will be an event to raise awareness of Judy Clark at The Katonah Memorial House.

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Judy has been in prison for 31 years ….has 44 more to go

Join me Thursday April 25 at 7:30pm, there will be an event to raise awareness of Judy Clark at the Katonah Village Library.

Tom Robbins (author of the New York Times piece), Rabbi Arik Wolf (Chabad of Bedford) and Sara Bennett (Judy’s Attorney) will be speaking. They will provide an overview of Judy’s past and present, her efforts at clemency, and what people in the community can do. It’s a great opportunity to raise Judy’s profile in the community where she lives.
This is NOT a fundraiser, however a good turnout is important! All are welcome!
Familiarize yourself with Judy’s story.

 Judy’s web site

Note: this post originally said the event was at the Katonah Memorial House. It's at the library.

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Laura Beth Kerr Gilman April 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM
I think it is at the library!
Lisa Buchman (Editor) April 22, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Laura, you're right—the flyer notes that this event is at the library. Thank you Stacy for highlighting the event!
Joe Malichio April 23, 2013 at 04:05 AM
How is this in the 'News' section? Wow, a criminal is sorry for what they did & wants out. Hot news item. Let's rally for her release! Society desperately needs her back. This is not just any criminal-- this is Judith Clark of the Weather Underground. She participated in much of that delightful group's political agitation & criminal activities, she was pursued by police throughout the 1970s, was a communist & frequently worked with other radical and extremist groups including: the Black Panthers & the Black Liberation Army. After that fateful night in October of 1981, she was finally captured. She was unrepentant and unruly in the courtroom. She was sent to this prison and tried to escape from it in 1985. She REFUSED counsel at her original trial, but then in 2006 had the gall to say that she was denied her 6th amendment right to counsel! She was almost 32 years old when she participated in this robbery & triple homicide. Not some brainwashed 14 yr old on meth. She made her poor choices of her own free will, as an adult --and should've gotten the electric chair... not a masters in psychology (on the taxpayers dime no less). Three people (plus a police officer) died in Boston last week. I wonder if the Bedford Patch will run an article 31 years from now attesting to the transformation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and how he's paid his debt to society --and doesn't deserve to die in prison. The people who died in Nyack are no less innocent than those who perished in Boston.
Ben April 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM
She deserves every minute in jail that she was given. She is a domestic terrorist. I am not sure why anyone would support her at all.
Lisa Buchman (Editor) April 23, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Hey Joe, this is actually a blog post under our Local Voices section, a platform open to any reader. Thanks for sharing your views and you can attend the event to share them there or feel free to blog on Patch yourself: http://bedford.patch.com/blog_posts/new
Joe Malichio April 23, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Lisa, It was listed twice in the e-newsletter I got from the Patch yesterday. Once under "Your News" as the 2nd story... and then again under "Local Voices". For someone with my feelings on this issue, once was bad enough --but twice? Even if you go to the homepage of the website today, it's listed under the heading of "News". Regardless, thank you for letting me voice my opinion. I would be quickly escorted out of the event, so I won't waste my time attending. I'd rather spend the time with my family --or counting the blades of grass on my lawn. Thanks.
Lisa Buchman (Editor) April 23, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Sure! Gotcha, I see now—the double newsletter post was an oversight. Enjoy the grass.
jo April 23, 2013 at 03:57 PM
keep her where she is...
Tired in Katonah April 23, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Choices have consequences. She made bad choices and is now paying the consequence. If you think she should be released, try talking to the families of those she was responsible for killing. I would be interested to see if the Katonah library would give equal time to some of those family members.
Tired in Katonah April 23, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Joe, I agree with you 100 % Maybe Judy is just looking for a job as a professor at Columbia University?

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