Interview with Sheriff Mel Bailey
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE DAY WHEN BULL CONNOR STARTED USING THE FIRE HOSES, AND TO ASK YOU WHY SOMETHING COULDN'T BE DONE TO STOP BULL CONNNOR?

Sheriff Melvin Bailey:

These are, are regrettable situations to say the least. Here is a man with a primary responsibility, that's emotionally involved, commanding a situation of the largest law enforcement in the area. Impetuous to say the least. These are those things that even today and I saw it on TV in South Africa—