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They claimed a piece of lead pipe and a shotgun barrel were all detectives found.
Brazier said T.W.O. received $935,000 in federal funds for its youth projects last June, and will submit a new budget request sometime in April.
The CHAIRMAN. The next question is: Do you have any direct evidence which refutes this?
In other words, that it didn't happen, that they didn't poll them. Do you have any evidence that would refute it?
Mr. GRIFFIN. I couldn't say whether they were polled or not, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. One other question: Is it not true, Commander Griffin, that you arranged to allow a peaceful demonstration march by the Rangers recently and vouched for the fact they would be peaceful?
Mr. GRIFFIN. No, sir. That was arranged by Deputy Chief Reardon. The CHAIRMAN. By whom?
Mr. GRIFFIN. Deputy Chief Reardon, my boss. I had worked 26 straight hours and I was informed that the Rangers were forming on the street and I thought that it may be an attempt at violence.
I threw some water on my face. When I got out there, the march had terminated.
The CHAIRMAN. Then it may have been arranged by your boss?
The CHAIRMAN. We will confer with you about your other testimony.
Mr. BRACKETT. Could we have a 2-minute recess, Senator?
(Whereupon, at 11:28 a.m., the subcommittee took a brief recess. Members present at time of recess: Senators McClellan, Mundt, and Curtis.)
(Whereupon, the subcommittee reconvened at 11:33 a.m. after a brief recess, with the following members present at time of reconvening: Senators McClellan, Mundt, and Curtis.)
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
You do solemnly swear that the evidence you shall give before this Senate subcommittee shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mrs. MARTIN. I do.
TESTIMONY OF MRS. ANNABELLE MARTIN
The CHAIRMAN. State your name.
until recently this year? Where did you live in Chicago?
Mrs. MARTIN. I lived in Woodlawn area, 1370 East 62d Street. The CHAIRMAN. Do you know the Reverend Fry?
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes; I know Mr. Fry.
Mrs. MARTIN. I knowed Jeff before I did Gene. Probably about 3 years.
The CHAIRMAN. There are a number of others here on the chart. I will first ask you what was Hairston known by? What was his nickname?
Mrs. MARTIN. "Bull" and the "Chief."
“Bull” but they call him “Chief,” too, because he was the chief of the Rangers.
The CHAIRMAN. What about Jeff Fort?
Mrs. MARTIN. Jeff Fort is the vice president. They was calling him "Angel", but I heard they done changed it now to "Black Prince." The CHAIRMAN. They changed it now to “Black Prince.” First they called him "Angel.".
Do you know George Rose?
The CHAIRMAN. As we testify, it may be that we will refer to some of the others on the chart and you may advise whether you know them or not.
You are the mother of Marvin and Sanders Martin.
Mrs. MARTIN. They was recently involved in a murder and two shootings.
The CHAIRMAN. A murder and two shootings. It was all one incident, as I understand it. Mrs. MARTIN. Yes. The CHAIRMAN. But one was murdered and two others were shot? Mrs. MARTIN. Yes.
The CHAIRMAN. Are your boys, these boys, members of any group or gang or organization?
Mrs. MARTIN. I had eight boys-eight of my children was Blackstone Rangers.
The CHAIRMAN. Eight of your children are Blackstone Rangers ?
Mrs. MARTIN. Well, one was a girl. She wasn't. And the baby, he was too young. He was 6. He was 6 then.
The CHAIRMAN. These two and there would be six more who were members?
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes.
The CHAIRMAN. And the young one was too young. This young one who is 7 years old is not a member?
Mrs. MARTIN. No. He just made 7. That is why he wasn't a member. The CHAIRMAN. That is why he wasn't. They don't take them under
Mrs. MARTIN. They be 6 years old and up.
The CHAIRMAN. So you know something, I reckon, about the
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes. Eugene Hairston, most of the Main 21, Eugene Hairston, Jeff Fort, we was very good friends.
The CHAIRMAN. Fort and Nairston were very good friends. They would come to your house occasionally?
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes.
Mrs. MARTIN. September the 12th, I believe, 1967, I think it was the 12th. Last year.
The CHAIRMAN. Last year.
As members of the Blackstone Rangers, did either of your boys occupy any position, official position? Did they have any authority
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes. Marvin Martin was called El Toro. He was the leader of the Conservative Rangers.
The CHAIRMAN. El Toro. The leader of what?
Mrs. MARTIN. It was a whole lot of them. He had a lot of the juniors. He was one of the leaders. No; I don't know exactly. There was a whole lot of them.
The CHAIRMAN. You don't know how many!
Mrs. MARTIN. No. They meet more at the church. I didn't let them meet there. There was too many of them.
The CHAIRMAN. You didn't let them meet at your home!
Mrs. MARTIN. I don't know. It made him be bad or top man or something, I guess. I don't know what it made him be.
The CHAIRMAN. It made him be bad?
The CHAIRMAN. Is El Toro a name associated with the bull, sometimes, too?
Mrs. MARTIN. I imagine so.
Was it about September 12, as you recall, last year, that the shooting occurred ?
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes, I think it was about the 12th. I am not too sure.
The CHAIRMAN. Do you have any information as to who actually did the shooting and the circumstances under which it was done?
Mrs. MARTIN. The circumstance was who did the shooting was Dennis Jackson, which was my godson. He is 14.
The CHAIRMAN. Dennis Jackson was with them?
Mr. MARTIN. Well, Sanders, Junior, 14, told me that he was on his way home from school. He was going westward. He said he met Eugene Hairston between Kenwood and Dorchester on 630 Street.
Eugene Hairston pointed to a car and told him to see the mens in the car to hit.
The CHAIRMAN. To hit? Do you know what that means?
Mrs. MARTIN. To hit it mean kill them. That is what it means in the Blackstone Rangers. Hit or burn means to kill.
The CHAIRMAN. Hit or burn means to kill.
Mrs. MARTIN. He came around to the house. I was sitting in the front yard. He said he went in the back and he called Cheri and told Cheri to tell Dennis to come downstairs. Dennis was at my house. Dennis came on downstairs to see what he wants. He was telling Dennis what Bull said. And the time that he was telling Dennis, Robert Dancy, which was one of the boys there, he came on down, too.
Sanders, Dennis, and Robert Dancy sent on on the corner of 61st and Kenwood. There they met Paul Martin, one of the Blackstone, one of the Main 21. He is an older man.
The CHAIRMAN. Met who?
Mrs. MARTIN. He should be. He is supposed to be the spiritual leader. That is what they say.
The CHAIRMAN. Yes.
The CHAIRMAN. That is Paul Martin who is supposed to be a spiritual leader
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes.
Mrs. MARTIN. Paul Martin pointed to the car and told them that was the car. By that time, Marvin Martin was there on his bike. He was looking, when Paul Martin pointed to the car and told them to
Sanders said when he saw the car on 63d Street, there was four mens in it. The next time he saw the car, when Paul told him about the car, there wasn't but three mens in the car.
He walks over to the car, looked in the car at the men, came back and told Dennis. Dennis exchanged guns with Robert Dancy and went over to the car and told the men that he heard that they had been messing with the chief.
The CHAIRMAN. Messing with the chief?
Mrs. MARTIN. Yes, the chief. So he fired six times. He killed one of the men and injured the other two awfully badly.
The CHAIRMAN. Who actually did the shooting?
Mrs. MARTIN. My boys was present. Marvin said then-well, he knew what was going to happen
Mr. BRACKETT. Dennis Jackson has not yet come to trial for murder. She is testifying as a hearsay witness on what would be in the criminal courts of Chicago. I will leave that to your judgment.
Mrs. MARTIN. Eugene Hairston has.
Mr. BRACKETT. This lady was not called on a hearsay basis, I understand.