Interview with Philip Watkins

Now the day the riot began, tell me where you were and what happened when it all broke out?


I was assigned to D Block yard and, ah, I just, we knew there was something happening so, and I went in the corridor under Times Square and looked in the A Block yard and I, I could see they lost A Block. And I went back out in the yard but there was guys that, down raising hell down at Times Square. But I thought the place was secure. So, I went back out in the yard and maybe ten minutes later, twenty minutes later maybe, guys started coming through the door in the yard. So, they, that was, after they, ah, they took over Times Square. And, ah--