Interview with John McLaurin
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

NOW JUST BEFORE WE GET UP TO THAT ACTUAL DAY IN THE TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER, THIS EVENT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING INTO OXFORD THERE'S A LOT OF TENSION THERE. THE NEWS MEDIA WAS REPORTING IT, WHY DIDN'T THE GOVERNOR ASK AT THAT POINT WHY DIDN'T HE SAY WE'VE GOT TO CLEAR THIS AREA?

John McLaurin:

I don't know why he didn't uh, but he probably didn't say, the Governor probably didn't see fit to clear the people out of Oxford for two weeks before uh, this occurred, particularly news people, that were coming in there. Uh, he just didn't see it was necessary, I'm sure.