Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

NOW ONCE THEY'VE ENTERED THE STATE, YOU'RE FACED WITH DEALING WITH A CRISIS…

Gov. John Patterson:

Well, once they entered the state we were faced with a law enforcement problem, and basically that's what it was. We wanted to make sure that the law was enforced and nobody got hurt, or nobody's property got destroyed. That was basically our problem. And this entire Freedom Rider thing became essentially a law enforcement problem, as far as we were concerned.