Chicago, IL – Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx praised convicted cop-killer Kathy Boudin in the wake of her death on Sunday, calling her a champion of restorative justice.
Kathy Boudin, the mother of progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, was a member of the Weather Underground when she took part in the 1981 murders of two police officers and a Brinks security guard during an armed holdup of an armored truck, The New York Times reported.
She died of cancer on May 1 at the age of 78.
“My heart goes out to @chesaboudin and his family as they mourn the loss of Kathy Boudin,” Foxx tweeted on Monday. “During her lifetime, she worked to offer services and support to those managing the criminal justice system, all while championing restorative justice practices.”
Kathy Boudin and her fellow terrorists built and detonated bombs in various locations in the 1970s, including the New York Police Department (NYPD) headquarters building and the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reported.
She joined forces with members of the Black Liberation Army in October of 1981 to carry out the attack on the Brinks armored truck in Rockland County, New York.
The group made off with $1.6 million, The New York Times reported.
Kathy Boudin was 38 years old at the time and had given birth to her son just 14 months before.
During the holdup and subsequent escape attempt, the domestic terrorist group murdered security guard Peter Page, as well as 33-year-old NYPD Sergeant Edward O’Grady and 45-year-old NYPD Officer Waverly Brown, The New York Times reported.
Kathy Boudin acted as the getaway driver.
She pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and second-degree murder in the death of Paige in April of 1984 and was sentenced to 20 years to life, The New York Times reported.
Kathy Boudin was described as a model prisoner during her decades behind bars.
She was released onto parole in September of 2003.