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'60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole
    #1834317 - 08/20/03 06:11 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

'60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole; Imprisoned 22 Years in Fatal Armored Car Heist

By Marc Humbert
Associated Press Writer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Kathy Boudin, the '60s radical who has served 22 years in prison for a 1981 armored car heist in which three men were killed, was granted parole Wednesday.
Boudin, 60, a one-time member of the Weather Underground described as a model inmate in prison, had been denied parole just three months ago, as well as two years ago.

Thomas Grant, a spokesman for the state Division of Parole, said Boudin would be released on Oct. 1 or earlier, once her plans for parole supervision were set.

Grant said parole was granted by a two-member hearing panel after a 1 1/4-hour interview with Boudin on Wednesday afternoon at the Bedford Hills state prison in Westchester County.

In prison, Boudin developed a program on parenting behind bars and helped write a handbook for inmates whose children are in foster care. She also earned a master's degree in adult education and worked to help inmates with AIDS.

But her possible release had been staunchly opposed by the families, friends and colleagues of the three men who were killed - Sgt. Edward O'Grady and Officer Waverly Brown of the Nyack police and Peter Paige, a Brink's guard.

After the parole hearing earlier this year, the sergeant's widow, Diane O'Grady, said: "She played a very pivotal part in that crime. Nine children were left without their fathers. We want her to serve life."

Boudin, daughter of civil rights attorney Leonard Boudin, became a radical activist in the 1960s. She was recruited for the Brink's robbery by Black Liberation Army members and other radicals who apparently wanted to have white people driving the getaway vehicle, a U-Haul truck, to throw off pursuers.

In the robbery at the Nanuet Mall, $1.6 million was stolen and the security guard was killed. The police officers were gunned down when their truck, with Boudin in the passenger seat, was stopped at a roadblock and the gang burst from the back of the vehicle with automatic weapons firing.

Boudin was apprehended as she fled, pleaded guilty to felony murder and robbery and was sentenced to 20 years to life.

She had told the parole board in 2001 that at the time of the robbery, she thought the money would be used "to help the black community." {didn't help the black brinks guard very much}

She said she wasn't armed and was terrified when the gun battle ensued. And she said there was no way "to pay the debt for my being involved or participating in the crime that destroyed families and destroyed men."

After Boudin was denied parole at her first hearing in 2001, a judge ruled the board failed to take into account the recommendation of the sentencing judge that she be paroled after 20 years. That ruling led to the May parole hearing at which she was again denied parole. Wednesday's hearing was her regularly scheduled appearance before the parole board.

Boudin has a grown son, Chesa Boudin, who was just 14 months old when she participated in the robbery. Raised by friends, he graduated from Yale University in May. Last December, he had been named as one of the winners of prestigeous Rhodes Scholarships.

AP-ES-08-20-03 1649EDT

This story can be found at: http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGA2PJNTLJD.html



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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1834364 - 08/20/03 06:31 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I think she should have to spend the rest of her life in jail. She killed other people.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: FileSoup]
    #1834397 - 08/20/03 06:41 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

She never killed anyone.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: monoamine]
    #1834399 - 08/20/03 06:42 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

She merely facilitated their cold-blooded murder.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1834416 - 08/20/03 06:49 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I never said she didn't. I was just responding to a post that said she killed people.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: monoamine]
    #1834436 - 08/20/03 06:56 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Fair enough.

I'd hang her on a hook and let the guard's family play pinata with her.



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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1835599 - 08/21/03 12:26 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Things you do every day result in the deaths of someone very far away.

How many people had to die for all the gasoline you've used? how many people starved to death because of destroyed farmland from mining.

She didn't kill anybody. Why should she be punished so harshly when you live scott free with blood on your hands? Because you didn't know people were going to die?


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1835604 - 08/21/03 12:27 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Beautiful point.

I think 22 years is quite enough time for someone who made a poor choice of associating with people who committed a murder.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1835627 - 08/21/03 12:37 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

She knew they were committing armed robbery. She was a willing accomplice.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1835641 - 08/21/03 12:42 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Absolutely. But I also think that 22 years, combined with her commitment to becoming a positive force while in prison makes up for her part in that crime.

Of course, my views are colored by the fact that I think there are WAY too many people in prison in this country, and that it costs us about $42K a year to house each one of them - about what my wife and I make combined.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1835651 - 08/21/03 12:44 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I agree that far too many poeple are in jail.

I'd let all the dopers out to make room for armed robbers.



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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1835776 - 08/21/03 01:22 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

wingnutx said:I'd let all the dopers out to make room for armed robbers.


Amen to that!  :syringe: :mushroom2: :rasta: :stoned: :bong: :pill: :print: :spliff: :stash: :pill2:  


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1836084 - 08/21/03 04:12 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I'd have to know more about what role she really played.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1836492 - 08/21/03 10:21 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

There is no shortage of articles about her, nor even of videos.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1837425 - 08/21/03 03:29 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I figured that.


I'm lazy.


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1837665 - 08/21/03 04:45 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Fair enough.



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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1838016 - 08/21/03 06:27 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

"it costs us about $42K a year to house each one of them"

I heard from someone that is was $100K a year for every criminal. Do you have a link?


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: FileSoup]
    #1838020 - 08/21/03 06:28 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Different levels of housing cost different amounts of money.

A con in a supermax costs far more than a con in tent-city.



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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1838621 - 08/21/03 09:35 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I don't have a link - but the last time I saw a figure, that was about the national average (for federal prisons). A little more here, a little less there...


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Re: '60s Radical Boudin Granted Parole [Re: wingnutx]
    #1838743 - 08/21/03 10:11 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

whats prison for, btw?
i take it you see it purely as punishment, and not a remedial institution- thats fine..
but if youre seeing it that way, killing the person you're imprisoning is the Logical choice- otherwise you're just torturing them at your own cost


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