Interview with John Nichols


If it had not been for the good graces of a great many citizens who responded by making sandwiches and sending box-car loads of sandwiches into k--headquarters, both the police departments and the prisoners would have starved. Food came in from Canada, the support of other departments, outlying departments was magnificent, Canadian forces sent fingerprint experts in to help us classify fingerprint--citizens fed, fed our people, fed the National Guard meal--literally brought meals into the precinct stations. I think that was one of, of the most surprising things to me that, that came out of the riot because I didn't feel we'd get that kind of citizen support, but it was magnificent, and without it we would have had big problems, very big problems.