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Weather Underground Radical David Gilbert Granted Clemency

HeadlineAug 24, 2021

During his final hours in office, Governor Cuomo granted clemency to six New Yorkers, including former Weather Underground member David Gilbert, who was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for his role in the robbery of an armored truck. The 1981 robbery left a security guard and two police officers dead. It was aimed at expropriating money from a Brink’s armored car for the Republic of New Afrika. David Gilbert is 76 years old and has been incarcerated for four decades. He’ll now have an opportunity to apply for parole. Gilbert’s son is Chesa Boudin, who’s serving as the district attorney of San Francisco.

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