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ANSLINGER'S GORE FILE PAGE
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ANSLINGER'S GORE FILE
For the State of New Mexico, one can say that the good news is the bad news. Which is another way of saying that the State wasn’t responsible for many of Anslinger’s Gore File Cases. True, there were lots and lots of arrests (especially of Mexicans) but few actual Gore File cases. In fact we have only been able to locate two of them. Both of which we have been able to locate and confirm.
This in-and-of itself is an important point to make note of. After all, New Mexico is a border state, full of lots and lots of Marihuana using Mexicans. So if Marihuana use lead to violent acts (as authorities even today claim that it does), and as can be seen from the New Mexico newspaper Index, lot’s and lot’s of arrests. Then why so few Gore File cases? Especially as (In Harry Anslinger's own words):
Albuquerque, New Mexico -February, 1934
Mariguana addicts are becoming one of the major problems in the native sections of the State, and particularly in this district.
Although Mariguana offenses do not show up directly in many cases, it is estimated that probably fifty percent of our violent crimes in this district may be traced to mariguana addicts. --- Box9, File7 - PennState Harry Anslinger Collection
Which would imply that there should have been hundreds upon hundreds of his Gore File cases to be found within the state, yet nothing?
POLICE OFFICER, KILLED BY MARIHUANA ADDICT
Name: (Victim) Frank Sjolander - Location: - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Date: - Dec 1, 1954
What the Narc’s were claiming
[Incident] 1955 Albuquerque, New Mexico - Male With companion J I. created disturbance in rooming house; they shot and killed policeman F. Sjolander who killed him at same time. J.I. escaped but caught; tried, guilty.
1955 - J. Spharr, - Albuquerque, New Mexico - M - With companion, J. Isted, created disturbance in rooming house; then shot and killed policeman, F. Sjolander, who killed Spharr same time. Isted escaped but caught; tried, guilty. - Life imprisonment -- 6th conference report - INEOA 1965
1955 – Albuquerque, New Mexico - killed him at same time. I. escaped but caught; tried, guilty. Life imprisonment -- Article by James C. Munch; "UN Bulletin on Narcotics"-1966 Issue 2
RENO EVENING GAZETTE - Reno, Nevada
[S-Dec 1, 1954 pg. 1] “Two Are Killed In Gun Battle”
INDIANA EVENING GAZETTE - Indiana, Pennsylvania
[S-Dec 1, 1954 pg. 16] “Albuquerque Cop slain, 2nd Serious”
[See Reefer Madness Newspaper Index pamphlet for more references]
[Key-finder - Case #NM01]
MURDERS -- JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Name: Sabino Martinez - Location: Santa Fe, NM - Date: - Feb 9, 1936
What the Narc’s were claiming
New Mexico - Feb 10, 1936---A report from New Mexico states that after long and careful investigation the district attorney of Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an, investigator for the New Mexico State Police, seized 15 pounds of dried marihuana. just the day before, a murder had been committed by two men known to be addicted to the use of marihuana. One of these murderers attacked the arresting officers with a gun at the time of arrest. It was afterward found that the perpetrators of these and many other crimes had been securing their marihuana from the one source of supply. Seven arrests resulted from the murder and marihuana cases, and five convictions were obtained. -- “Assassin of Youth” (Book) 1954 By Robert Devine
NEW MEXICO - Chimayo On Februarv 10, 1936, Manuel D. Martinez was arrested for the possession of marihuana. When he was apprehended a large sack of marihuana was found concealed beneath an old mill. The cache weighed close to 15 pounds. Three other men associated with him , one a brother, were charged with murder and assault with intent to kill, and resisting an officer. ---ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN MARIHUANA - aka Gore File
A report from New Mexico states that after long and careful investigation the district attorney of Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an investigator for the New Mexico State Police, seized 15 pounds of dried marihuana on February 10, 1936. Just the day before, a murder had been committed by two men known to be addicted to, the use of marihuana. One of these murderers attacked the arresting officers with a gun at the time of arrest. It was afterward found that the perpetrators of these and many other crimes had been securing their marihuana from the one source of supply. Seven arrests resulted from the murder and marihuana cases, and five convictions were obtained. -- Moloch Of Marihuana (1945) Robert James Devine
New Mexico The, district attorney of Santa Fe, N. Mex., and an investigator for the New Mexico State police seized 1.5 pounds of dried marihuana on February 10, 1936. On February 9 a murder was committed by two men addicted to the use of marihuana. One of these assaulted the arresting officers with a gun at the time of arrest. From this source of supply represented by the foregoing seizure it was believed that the perpetrators of these crimes secured the illicit marihuana. Seven arrests resulted from the murder and marihuana cases, and five convictions were obtained, the other two being released on bail of $1,500 each. -- The Traffic in Opium and Other Dangers Drugs (1936)
Chimayo, N. Mex. February 1936. Murder committed by two men addicted to use marihuana. Assault with gun made against police officer at time of arrest. -- Marihuana the new dangerous drug by Frederick t. Merrill 1938 p 29 -1938 version
From New Mexico comes another case of murder traced directly to marihuana. -- Book 1939– Enemies Of Youth
Board of Supervisors,
Clyde Tingley, Governor
Frank M. Patton, Attorney General, Chairman
Grover Conroy, State Highway engineer Secretary
N.J. House Jr. Chief.
Address all communications to New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe, N.M.
STATE OF NEW MEXICO
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
New Mexico State Police
Santa Fe - August 23rd, 1936.
On February 10th, 1936, District Attorney David Chavez, Jr. and Investigator H.C. Martin, for the New Mexico State Police, seized 15 pounds of Marijuana, at Chimayo Sante Fe County.
On February 9th, a murder was committed by two men, addicted to the use of Marijuana, and an assault with a gun was made against H.C. Martin at the time of the arrest.
Seven arrests resulted out of the murder case, assault and Marijuana case, and five convictions obtained. The other two cases are still pending in District Court, and Defendants were placed on $1500/00 bail.
New Mex. State Police --- Box9, File7 - PennState Harry Anslinger Collection
OGDEN STANDARD EXAMINER
[S]- Feb 11, 1936 p5 - “New Mexico County Keeps Slaying Pace”
[Wanted]- June 10, 1936 - Page 1 - “Murder Charge For Martinez”
[S]- July 18, 1936 p1 - “Sentenced For Chronic Crime” (AP)
[sentenced for attempting to shoot State Policeman H.C. Martine Sabino Martinez / Pantaleon Martinez
[Wanted]- August 7, 1937 - Page 4 - Chimayo Man Wounded Neighbor Surre . . “
[Wanted]- August 31, 1937 - Page 1 - “Chimayo Man bound Over on Slaying . . “
[ ]- ClovesEveningNews1936-02-10p1
“Fires At H.C. Martin ; Bullet Misses “
SANTA FE, N.M., Feb. 9
Pataleon Martinez, 37, Chimayo justice of the peace, was killed in a shooting fracas at a Chimayo dance hall late Saturday night and State Policeman H.C. Martin Sunday narrowly escaped a similar death as he attempted to question the suspected slayer.
Merejildo Martinez was held in the county jail here charged with the Panteleon shooting. District Attorney David Chavez said the man confessed firing three shots at Pantaleon, who is a justice of the peace at Chimayo.
One bullet penetrated the left eye and lodged in the brain, another entered the abdomen and lodged in the spine and the third was in the leg.
Sabino Martinez. Manuel Martinez and Juan Pablo Martinez were in the county jail here also, charged with the assault on Martin.
Martin, with Lieut. Bill Anderson, another state policeman, and Deputy Sheriff Adolfo Arrellano of Rio Arriba county, investigated the Chimayo shooting. They went to the home of Merejilbo early Sunday morning to question him. They stopped their car with the lights on the back door of the house.
Maritin took the lead as the officers approached the house, Chavez said, and Sabino came out. When within about five feet of Martin Sabino fired point blank; Chavez said, but the shot missed Martin, who dived at Sabino and pinned him down.
Anderson disarmed Sabine and the officers handcuffed him. As other’s left the house they were covered by Deputy Arrellano.
Bill Anderson, who disarmed Sabino, is well-known here. Anderson was stationed here in state police work until his recent transfer Santa Fe.
“Chimayo Defendants’ Arraignment Monday”
SANTA FE., Feb 12. (AP) Arraignment of Chimayo defendants of charges ranging from murder to assault with intent to kill and resisting an officer will be held next Monday.
Sabino Martinez and Merejido Martinez face charges of the slaying of Pantaleon Martinez. Chiimayo justice of the peace Saturday night. Manuel D. Martinez is charged with possession of marijuana. Melecio Martinez is charged with assault with a knife and three others are charged with assault with intent to kill and with resisting an officer.
[Key-finder - Case #NM02]
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