|Before, I was so open that anybody could come into my house. And they just
filled the place up with cops. When we were before the grand jury, our lawyers even
worried some of us might be government agents. Then the judge put U.S. Attorney Guy
Goodwin on the stand and asked, "Are any people subpoenaed before the grand jury
government informants?" Goodwin said, "No." So we picked those people to
work on our defense for the Gainesville trial. But Goodwin had lied under oath. Emerson
Poe was one of my best friends. My girlfriend and I used to babysit for his wife and him.
When she had a miscarriage, we took care of his kid while they were at the hospital. Poe
had been right with me as assistant regional director of VVAW. He worked with us when we
met with lawyers, talked strategy, and he even helped us select a jury. And then we're
sitting there near the end of the trial, and Jack Carrouth, the prosecutor, calls him.
Emerson Poe gets up--and he's one of them. It blew me away. I couldn't believe he could be
an informer, but the whole time he was reporting back to the FBI.