NYSCOPBA, Inc. Remembers the Retaking of the Attica Prison

Sep 12, 2013, 13:42 ET from NYSCOPBA, Inc.

ATTICA, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYSCOPBA remembers September 13, 1971, the day the retaking of the Attica Prison was forever burned into our nation's history books. On that day 42 years ago, at 9:43 a.m., authorities ordered the electricity in the prison be turned off. The bloody retaking of Attica began. When the riot was over, the human toll was 43 lives lost.  Families were left with only the memories of their loved ones.  Society was left with more questions than answers. How could this deadly outcome occur? NYSCOPBA Western Region Vice-President, Mike Dildine, reminds us, "The course of history was forever changed on September 13, 1971. We must never forget what occurred that day.  We must always remember the brave men that lost their lives that day, as well as the unfathomable loss their families have endured."  Today at 9:43 a.m. take a moment to recall the history that was forged on those fateful days at Attica.  Remember the lives lost. Pray that a lesson was learned. 

CONTACT: Michael Dildine, 1-518-275-6656, mdildine@nyscopba.org