On the 50th anniversary of the Attica jail rebellion, DN seems to be on the cover-up that started instantly after New York state police stormed the jail and opened hearth, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages. David Rothenberg, a member of the Attica Observers Committee introduced into Attica to assist negotiate a peaceable decision, says the jail was “an institution that only knew how to run by punishment,” laying the groundwork for the rebellion.
“The event itself is almost a microscopic view of the failure of our criminal justice system and our prison system,” says Rothenberg. We additionally converse with filmmaker Michael Hull, director of the brand new HBO Max documentary “Betrayal at Attica,” about how the movie contains never-before-seen proof from the archive of Attica Brothers protection lawyer Elizabeth Fink, together with deposition interviews from the 1974 civil go well with she efficiently led on their behalf towards the state of New York.
“The state police conducted the retaking of the prison. They also conducted the investigation of themselves. So they started destroying and obfuscating evidence on September 13, 1971,” says Hull.