Brinks conspirator: “I Am Deeply Sorry,” The Journal News (2002)
Recently, I found out that one of the victims of the World Trade Center attack was Joseph Trombino, a 68-year old man who had worked as a Brinks security guard.
Twenty years ago, I participated with a group of self-described revolutionaries in the failed robbery of a Brinks car in Rockland, in which Mr. Trombino was shot and injured and his partner, Peter Paige, and two Nyack police officers, Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly Brown, were killed.
I am in prison for that crime.
Letter to the Editor, Fortune News (1994)
To the Editor:
I want to thank Fortune News for its issue on women in prison, and for including my poem, “Reasons.” Richard Stratton’s thoughtful editorial underlines your interest in including the voices and concerns of women prisoners in Fortune News. I wish to comment on one particular point in Richard’s editorial. He draws a distinction between most women prisoners, who, he believes, are not proud of what they have done, and political prisoners, who “were active, knowing participants in endeavors labeled criminal because they were directed toward attacking the status quo.” Because I was one of the writers featured in that issue, and my case, stemming from a 1981 attempted Brinks car robbery in which two policemen, Waverly Brown and Edward O’Grady, and an armored car guard, Peter Paige, were killed, was a highly visible, politically charged case, I feel it necessary to address this point personally.