Whereas, on October 20, 1981 domestic terrorists, who were members of the Weather Underground, the May 19th Communist Organization and the Black Liberation Army, attacked and killed in cold blood Brinks guard Peter Paige at the Nanuet Mall, and then in cold blood at the Mountainview Avenue entrance of the New York State Thruway in Nyack murdered two brave Nyack police officers Sergeant Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown;
Whereas, after these murders and robbing $1.6 million while terrorizing the people of Rockland County and New York’s State; these terrorists were captured, tried and convicted in trials according to their constitutional rights, and then sentenced to just and fair terms in prison;
Whereas, Kathy Boudin, a member of the far-left radical group the Weather Underground who was convicted of felony murder for her role in the Brink's robbery of 1981 that resulted in the killing of two Nyack police officers, killing one security guard and seriously wounding one security guard, was granted parole on August 20, 2003, in her third parole hearing, and released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility on September 17, 2003. is now an adjunct professor at Columbia University;
Whereas, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday, December 30th, 2016 commuted Weather Underground member Judith Clark’s life sentence for murder, allowing the 67-year-old once self-proclaimed revolutionary to seek early release before a parole board in 2017 for her role in the murders of two Nyack police officers and a Brinks guard on Oct. 20, 1981;
Whereas, the families and friends of the victims of these terrorists, have spent the past 35 years grieving the loss of their loved ones and the focus should be on memorializing the sacrifice of the three heroes who lost their lives defending the citizens of New York State;
We, the people of New York, wish to commemorate the bravery and eternal sacrifice of these men and petition the Governor and State Legislature to name the new New York State Thruway bridge that replaces the current Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River, presently being constructed near where these heroes lost their lives, as the Brown Paige O’Grady Bridge so that the memory of these fallen heroes will last long into the future for generations of New Yorkers to remember.
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