Nyack Cop’s son says during the infamous Brink’s armored car robbery of 1981 that he is angry that San Francisco DA Chesa Bowdin is lobbying Gov. Andrew Cuomo to free Bodine’s murdered father in the case.
Boudin’s father, David Gilbert, is serving a life sentence ranging from 75 years to life for his role in the crime that killed Nyack Police Sgt. Edward O Grady, Officer Waverly Brown and Brink’s guard Peter Paige.
“[Boudin] It is said that even though his father spends more time, his victims do not bring back their victims, ”Navy Captain Edward O Grady III told The Post on Friday.
“It is a punishment that the state decides to commit the crime,” O’Gurdy III said.
“Of course, it doesn’t bring back the victims, but that’s it. This is not how our system works. [Boudin’s dad] Not in prison because of any belief that it would bring my father back but because he had committed an irreparable crime.
“The fact that he is making that comment when he is sitting in San Francisco is denying the DA,” Son said.
A Democrat and former public defender, Boudin, in a recent interview arguing for clemency for his father, said, “We cannot harm the crime that is his crime cost.
“And we cannot bring back those who were wrongly killed that day. At what point is enough? I don’t know, ”Bowdin told The Associated Press.
O’Grady III called the comments “particularly disturbing”.
The Naval officer’s father and two other men were murdered in the robbery and subsequent shootout that began on 20 October 1981 at the Nanuset Mall.
Gilbert, now 76 years old, was convicted of hooliganism for his role and is currently serving his sentence at a 90-minute anatomical correctional facility north of Manhattan. He is not eligible for parole until 2056.
He is among the last survivors still imprisoned in the robbery case.
Boudin’s mother, Kathy Boudin, was convicted in the case, but landed on parole in 2003, while co-defendant Judith Clarke was freed in 2019, three years after she was sentenced by Cuomo.
The killers were members of the domestic terrorist group Weather Underground at the time of the murder.
O’Grady III said he is saddened by the commitment request made by Chesa Boudin, who took over for Gilbert at the San Francisco DA last year.
But O’Grady said he was not surprised by it.
“Clearly my family and I are disappointed, but not particularly surprised, to be honest,” Ogrady said.
“Bottom line is he wants to be in jail,” he said of Gilbert.
Steve Zedman, a lawyer and professor at the CUNY School of Law leading the pardon campaign, is arguing that Gilbert has a clean prison record and has helped fellow inmates through an AIDS education program that Went during the epidemic.
Nonetheless, pardons for more serious crimes are rare among New York State’s 33,000 inmates.
Cuomo pardoned 14 people and sentenced seven others – including two women who had stopped to kill their abusive colleagues – on Christmas Eve.
Cuomo’s office did not immediately respond to Gilbert’s request for comment in the case.
The state’s Department of Corrections said it does not comment on nor grant it – but that its executive pardon bureau assists the governor’s office with pardon applications.
A representative stated, “This review includes an immediate assessment of the facts and circumstances of the crime, an assessment of program involvement and accomplishments, while limiting, individual overall adjustments, and any other information the applicant demonstrates to rehabilitation.” A representative said.
“The bureau then sends eligible, completed applications to the governor’s office for their review for possible clemency.”
Additional reporting by Bernadette Hogan with post wires