Weather Underground terrorist Judith Clark was paroled despite admitting she knew her accomplices were ready to kill during a deadly Brink’s armored car heist in 1981, The Post has learned.
At an April 3 appearance before the state Parole Board, officials quizzed Clark about preparations for the $1.6 million stick-up in Rockland County that left two cops and a security guard dead, records show.
“I knew they were going to be armed, yes,” Clark said of her cohorts, according to a transcript obtained through the Freedom of Information Law.
“I knew that it was an armed robbery — I did.”
Parole Board member Tana Agostini pressed Clark on whether she was “perfectly OK with an armed robbery taking place.”
“Yes, yes,” Clark said.
“Knowing that people could get hurt, as they did?” Agostini pressed.
“Yes,” Clark replied.
Clark also claimed that she lost her revolutionary zeal and grew remorseful after being convicted at a trial that she admittedly used as a “platform for my politics.”
“One thing that’s striking about the lack of repentance and my lack of remorse, is that it also meant that I was not even thinking about helping myself legally at a time when it could have mattered to me, and it could have mattered to my daughter,” she said.
Clark, 69, was paroled in May, just in time for a Mother’s Day reunion with daughter Harriet, 38, who she left behind to pull off the Brink’s robbery that killed Nyack cops Waverly Brown and Edward O’Grady, and Brink’s guard Peter Paige.
Clark was sentenced to life in prison for serving as a getaway driver, but became eligible for parole after Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted her sentence in 2016.
Her first bid for freedom, in 2017, was unanimously rejected by a three-member panel that said springing her would be “incompatible with the welfare of society.”
But this year, an entirely different panel voted 2-to-1 to let her go, with Agostini and board member Ellen Alexander siding with Clark the convicted murderer.
Board member William Smith objected, citing the “excessive violence” of the robbery as well as Clark’s “willingness to engage in a plan to escape after the convictions is disturbing,” according to the records obtained by The Post.
Michael Paige, son of the slain Brink’s guard, fumed that “Nothing’s changed in two years and I don’t understand how the Parole Board has such power.”
Paige and retired Nyack Det. Arthur Keenan Jr., who was injured during the robbery, are suing to overturn the vote on grounds that Agostini had a conflict of interest because she’s married to a convicted murderer, Thomas O’Sullivan.
The Post exclusively revealed the couple’s relationship last year.
Additional reporting by Bruce Golding