Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 47
INTERVIEWER:

OK, I'M SORRY. YEAH, WHY DON'T YOU JUST START WITH GOVERNOR WALLACE'S PLAN?

Sheriff James Clark:

Governor Wallace's plan was just like all of the law enforcement officers. He's the top law enforcement officer in the state of Alabama. As Governor, and his job, just the same as it was as mine, was, as Sheriff, was to keep the peace, which we all endeavored to do. But with the agitation that we received and the laws constantly being broken we were just stretched beyond imagination in trying to keep the peace without just making mass arrests, and which we were forced to do sometimes.