____ ____ needed to satisfy his crack habit. So he grabbed a sawed-off shotgun and robbed two women in the elevators of Brooklyn apartment buildings. During one of the 1985 holdups, he reached into a woman’s bra looking for cash, he said.
Last June, Mr. Griffin was paroled after serving nearly 30 years in prison for robbery, grand larceny and sexual abuse. He wanted to move back home, to New York City.
“I have brothers and sisters that have apartments, and nieces and nephews in Brownsville,” said Mr. Griffin, now 52 years old. But because he is a sex offender and isn’t allowed within 1,000 feet of school grounds, he couldn’t live with his family. Full Article