Interview with Colonel Howard Becker

You had a different reaction to the people in the community, can you tell me about that?


There were a number of people in the community who ah, were very supportive ah, of us, mainly because they had ah, spent a lifetime building their, their roots right here in the downtown Detroit area and consequently, they didn't want their homes or their businesses burned down. So they were quick to react to us and tell us where the ah, the ah, ah, perpetrators were and the people who were causing the problems, and they were very ah, helpful - and I think ah, that contributed a lot to ah, ah, relieving us of, of our feelings toward ah, the local community.


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