(Albany, NY) -- Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) joined elected officials from throughout New York to demand the parole board deny Judith Clark's parole. Carlucci joined with several other elected officials from throughout New York who have backgrounds in law enforcement to promote a petition for the community to voice their outrage at the decision to commute her sentence.
"Commuting Judith Clark’s sentence is deeply disturbing. Her terrorist crimes deserve no special treatment. The victims of her acts received no mercy and neither should she. I’ve sent a letter to the parole board urging them to reject Judith Clark’s application for parole. Allowing this murderer back on our streets is a slap in the face of the victims’ families and law enforcement. I’m urging all local residents to sign our petition" stated Nyack's Senator, David Carlucci.
“The release of Judith Clark would be an affront to all law abiding citizens. Her parole would also minimize the lives of law enforcement officers who have dedicated their lives to protecting our communities,” said Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma), who is the Chair of the Senate’s Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections Committee as well as a former Erie County Sheriff.
“I strongly urge the New York State Parole Board to deny the release of Judith Clark from prison. As a former law enforcement officer, it would be extremely disheartening to see her granted parole. She showed no remorse for the lives lost at her trial and was convicted of second-degree murder and robbery charges. Her release would be disrespectful to crime victims, to their families and to the dedicated and hardworking members of law enforcement. It would send the wrong message to those who commit these heinous crimes,” said Senator Akshar (R-Colesville), a former Undersheriff in Broome County.
“As a former New York City Police Officer, I find it both appalling and disturbing that parole for Judith Clark, who was involved in the cold blooded murder of two police officers and a security guard, is even under consideration. As far as I am concerned, this is the last thing we should be talking about in this anti-police climate which has sparked attacks and the killing of officers throughout the Nation. This is a tremendous slap in the face to all the men and women who wear the uniform and protect New Yorkers every day, and I join with my colleagues and the police unions in calling for Ms. Clark to be denied parole,” said Senator Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn)
The petition will be available on Carlucci's website, carlucci.nysenate.gov