Interview with George Romney

There's a lot of criticism within the Black community about the show of force, and at the time it was mostly a White show of force. Can you explain what a governor's response is when something like this happens? What's the, what's the concern, what's the first thing you have to do?


Well, when a governor's confronted with something like that riot, uh, the first thing he has to do is to assess the situation and then take action. And the only means he has of dealing with the situation is to make use of the state police and to make use of the National Guard. And consequently that's what I did.