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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XV - Page 655« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Bruce Ray Carlin)

Mr. Hubert.
But prior to the time that the FBI agent asked you about him, did you know anything about him at all ?
Mr. Carlin.
Yes; he was a man who put the leaflets out or an ad in the paper or something, before Kennedy came to Dallas.
Mr. Hubert.
And you knew that before Kennedy came to Dallas, or have you found it out afterwards ?
Mr. Carlin.
No; I believe I found it out from the News---tin not sure.
Mr. Hubert.
You didn't see any of the Bernard Weissman signs prior to that?
Mr. Carlin.
Mr. Hubert.
Mr. Carlin, I have marked for purposes of identification two photos by placing on the reverse side of them the following words: "Dallas, Texas, August 24, 1964", and The REPORTER. You mean, "Fort Worth, Tex."?
Mr. Hubert.
I do mean Fort Worth, and I am scratching "Dallas" out and putting "Fort Worth" there, and I have previously marked "Dallas" on all of these pictures, but I have scratched it out and entered above it "Fort Worth, Tex., August 24, 1964, Exhibits Nos. I and 2, Deposition of Bruce Carlin", and to which I have signed my name.
These are FBI pictures of J. D. Tippit and I ask you whether or not you recognize that man?
Mr. Carlin.
No; I do not recognize him.
Mr. Hubert.
Do you think you've ever seen him before?
Mr. Carlin.
I couldn't say. I've been shown these pictures once before.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, I show you two pictures also marked--I had marked them "Dallas" first and have scratched that out and have marked them "Fort Worth, Tex., August 24, 1964, Exhibits Nos. 3 and 4, Deposition of Bruce Carlin", and to which I have signed my name. These pictures, of course, purport to be various views of Bernard Weissman, also being FBI pictures, and I ask you if you have ever seen that man before?
Mr. Carlin.
This man does look familiar as I told the FBI agent, but I cannot say if I've seen him or where I've seen him, if I had.
Mr. Hubert.
Did you ever see him in connection with Ruby ?
Mr. Carlin.
I can't say--it just seems as though I have seen this man before.
Mr. Hubert.
You don't remember where?
Mr. Carlin.
No; I don't even remember if I've seen him. I just know he looks familiar.
Mr. Hubert.
All right, sir. I thank you. That's all.
Mr. Carlin.
Very good.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, prior to your coming into this room today, I don't believe we had any conversation, and therefore I ask you whether you concur that everything that has passed between us has been in this room since the reporter has been taking it down?
Mr. Carlin.
That's right. I would like to say this, if I may?
Mr. Hubert.
Mr. Carlin.
I have told all that I know. As far as I'm concerned, my wife has told all that she knows. I don't believe she knows any more. Because of this complete or whole situation, I have lost one job and lost other jobs in regard to it, maybe not for the same reason but I knew why.
Now, I've got a living to make and a family to support and if there is anything else that anybody wants to talk to me about, I wish they would get it over with now, because it's a matter of what or whether I'm going to eat or my family iS going to eat the next meal and I should be out working today and I've lost another day, and I've been as cooperative as I can be.
I know no more. I don't care about Ruby. I have a family to support and it all just sums up that I'm just tired of the FBI and Secret Service, and I know they're doing their Jobs, but it's hard to live and live normally with the situation. keeping coming back up like it is.
Now, if a man goes to jail, he pays his debt to society and he's out and should be left alone. Karen probably should not have been working where she was working, but she is not working now and I'm trying to support her and a baby and I would like to be left alone.
If I could tell all I know, which I have told--I would like to get this over
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