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Attica State Prison / Recapture #219189

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 13, 1971
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(Studio) At least 37 killed as police use force to recapture Attica State Prison cell block from inmates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Attica, New York) Inmates' attorney William Kunstler denied admission to prison. [KUNSTLER thinks refused entrance because people being killed.] Film shows National Guard copters pouring riot gas into prison ctyard.; 29 of 38 prison guards held hostage rescued; 4 hostages in critical condition; at least 28 prisoners killed. [Unidentified HOSTAGE - tells of being tied and blindfolded by inmates this morning.] [State corrections commissioner Russell G. OSWALD - says apparent inmates wouldn't participate in reasonable negotiations; action taken with extreme reluctance after attempts at peaceful solution failed.] [Black Panther chairperson Bobby G. SEALE - says state must be charged with murder.] Some prisoners still resisting.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) At least 100 inmates rptdly. being treated for injuries; New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller approved police action; President Nixon expresses approval of Rockefeller's decision.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert
Duration:
00:05:20

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