Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson:
John Hill, known in the yard as Dacajewiah, was one of the prisoners holding a hostage on the catwalk of B Block when the gunfire erupted. In that second he realized how completely the men in D Yard had failed to grasp the state’s intentions. “We felt somewhat protected by the presence of Dunne, and even the media…. We felt, I think, that there just couldn’t have been a massacre with media watching. As he came up from under a barricade the prisoners had built on B catwalk where he had been crouching for cover, he was shot. He was then hit with the butt of another trooper’s weapon, which hurled him over the catwalk railing onto the cement handball court below.