Interview with Raymond Haight
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QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

Was it unusual, I mean, was kidnapping common in those times, or was that unusual?

RAYMOND HAIGHT:

Well, kidnapping was a threat, the famous Lindbergh kidnappings had occurred during this period. My Dad is a lawyer, had sent a couple of detectives to help some of his clients who felt that their children might be kidnapped. This was a real menace, apparently, after, or a threat, or a fear, during that particular period of time. There was one other factor. The Al Capone and the Chicago group had moved west, and so as a result, the mobs and the crime had moved out to the Bay area and to Los Angeles, and so Dad, who had been a police commissioner in 1931, he was aware of the dangers that lurked out there, and so he was responding in kind.

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