Interview with Frank Smith (Big Black)
QUESTION 13
SAM POLLARD:

Tell me why the amnesty issue was one of the most important issues that you and--

FRANK "BIG BLACK" SMITH:

Well I say two reasons, the amnesty was very important to us. The main reason is that we had got word that something had happened beyond an assault. That meaning that some cop or somebody had died or had got killed. And number two, we tried to avoid or tried to put up some kind of defense on some reprisal, other than that bringing some indictment around some assault or some kind of arsony[SIC] or some kind of robbery or prison contraband or whatever. So if the amnesty was accepted then we wouldn't have to worry about that after we had went back to our cells.

SAM POLLARD:

That was good, cut.