Interview with Howard Saffold

Now, right after that raid, you and Renault Robinson together felt that Bobby Rush might also be in danger.


Well, Bobby, he reached out. He called, um, several community organization people. He called, um, a few elected officials. Um, people were concerned about him. He called Father Clements, who was the chaplain of the Afro-American Police League, and, uh, we arranged to, to have Bobby surrender to some police officers, members of the Afro-American Police League, and turn him over to, uh, the police department. But, uh, it was not without an attorney present and several witnesses, and that was, that was essentially what was the whole purpose of it.