Brooklyn, NY – Conservative Party State Chairman, Michael R. Long, announced today the launch of a petition drive to call the Tappan Zee bridge replacement the Brown Paige O’Grady Bridge to honor the 3 men brutally murdered on October 20, 1981 when members of the Weather Underground, the May 19th Communist Organization and the Black Liberation Army robbed $1.6 million at the Nanuet Mall in Nyack, New York.
“Brinks guard, Peter Paige, was shot and killed in cold blood, he never had a chance. Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown, armed with sixshooters, were doing their job trying to stop the getaway car when they were gunned down with automatic weapons.
These 3 men went to work and never returned home to their loving families. It is unconscionable that any member of this gang of domestic terrorists should be allowed to resume a life outside of prison. The families of these 3 men continue to mourn their loss. Naming the new bridge in their honor is the very least we can do to honor their bravery and keep their heroism in our memories,” Long concluded.
The petition can be found at https://www.cpnys.org/petition/