Rockland legislator calls for firing of convicted Brink's robber
NEW CITY – Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin teaches at Columbia University and Columbia School of Social Work. Rockland County Legislator Edward Day, a former police officer, called for her termination.
Boudin was a member of the gang that ambushed a Brink's armored truck in Nyack in 1981, killing two police officers and a Brink's guard.
Day, who is a parent of a Columbia student, and a candidate for Rockland County executive, said Boudin, now 69, should not have been paroled in 2003 and should not be educating students. She is an adjunct professor.
“She was directly responsible for the deaths of those police officers, asking them to lower their weapons so her compatriots could ambush and kill them, and she was only eligible for parole at all because she managed to cop a plea deal,” Day said.
He said at issue is “not whether there should be academic diversity or a broad spectrum of life experiences amongst the faculty at a university. At issue is there are certainly dozens, if not hundreds, of potential professors just as qualified for the job, but never took part in the killing of innocent people in an attempt to fund a revolution.”