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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Since I am a long time Oklahoma resident, it is fairly obvious to me what happened. First one must know that being in this backward state that we are, tattooing has been legal here for only a very few years. Many of our residents with a religious hangover and other business owners hate tattoo shops because of the "class" of people they tend to draw for their services. That's their take, not mine. I know of a tattoo shop near you in Clinton, Oklahoma that was harassed by the state and local government, churches and local businesses until it was forced to close its doors. Ah, life in the bible belt.
The OSBI has an on-line anonymous tip line to report "whatever you may know." I suspect that either an enemy or some self appointed, self-righteous citizen decided to use this tip line to tell them you are doing God-knows-what in your business and are planning some crazy acts against the government. This being Oklahoma, I'm sure you were reported to be selling meth or the like, which very much interests the OSBI. The informant's only intent is to drive you out of business, whatever lies it may take.
I can see where the OSBI might watch you and your shop for awhile to see whether anything is going on. After they tired of that, they came to question you just to confirm that they had likely been burned by a false lead. They asked some questions to fish for anything that might have set up red flags without letting you know the true nature of their investigation. Just seeing what kind of a whacko druggie radical you might be, I suppose and whether you would "cooperate."
Just one mans best guess. Good luck to you.
Originally posted by LeaderOfProgressI can promise you this there is no way no how that I can be turned into an informant. I will not ever allow anyone to use me or my shop for informing puposes. I am too much of a True Patriot to do those types of things.
Gary Tucker shouldn’t have been surprised one day in the early weeks of 1992 when DEA Special Agent Kevin McLaughlin dropped by Southern Lights with an offer its owner wasn’t expected to refuse. The feds would be much obliged, McLaughlin explained, if he’d let them install hidden cameras in the store so they could snoop on his customers. If he didn’t, no effort would be spared in shutting down his 4-year-old business.
The conversation lasted probably all of five minutes, but its outcome would set into motion forces the Tuckers could scarcely imagine.
Gary would later tell his family that when he told McLaughlin to get lost, the agent “said they’d get him somehow,” recalls his mother, Doris Gore.
Still disgusted by the idea of being pressured into being a government spy, Steve has never second-guessed his brother’s response. “This isn’t Nazi Germany,” he says.
Originally posted by Electro38You people are ill. Get some therapy.