Interview with Colonel Howard Becker

What kind of groups did they expect and what kind of paramilitary?


Ah, the paramilitary that we expect ah, or possibly could expect was ah, the possibility of ah, six and eight man squads ah, operating in and about the areas to keep the fire departments from fighting fires. And ah, also in and about the ah, crowded areas where ah, gatherings of ah, of ah, people in a riot and then being ah, encouraged to participate in the looting and ah, and then ah, further to participate in, in the fire bombing of, of other buildings.