Dy’er Sez: According to a recent dispatch from the FBI, tattoo artists are being asked to report ‘suspicious’ behavior displayed by their patrons. Some of what can be considered ‘suspicious’, and possibly ‘terrorist behavior’, are:
The patron wanting identity privacy
The use of cash over debit or charge cards
Having missing fingers or hands
Making racists comments
Making religious comments
Making anti US remarks (I assume that would be any comments against the government)
Groups of customers who want the same or similar tattoo
Placing a tattoo on one’s body which could make it concealed
Although this is wrapped up in a package which would seem to indicate that the FBI is simply trying to work towards your protection, this is nothing more than some sort of ‘fishing’ expedition proposed, it would seem, to have tattoo artists spy on their customers and to instill in them some sort of fear that every day, ordinary behavior is a possible cover-up for terrorist activity.
Think about how this applies to an ordinary (non-terrorist) person: if you are concerned about your personal privacy, use cash, happen to be missing a finger or limb (my father lost a foot to diabetes, does that make him a terrorist?), talk about religion, mention disagreements you have with the government, or make a racist comment (which is something I think is ignorant, but protected by the 1st amendment), you may be a terrorist. My tattoos, like so many others, are placed so that they can be concealed by work approved clothing – does that make me a terrorist?
Or does that make a US citizen the terrorized?
Story from Prison Planet:
Using Cash Sign Of Terrorist, According To FBI
Feds demand tattoo shops rat on customers
Are you in the market for a patriotic tattoo, maybe the Gadsden flag? Forget about it. Unless you want the local tattoo artist to inform on you.
The FBI, in league with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (part of the Department of Justice), has launched a program that harks back to East Germany’s Stasi.
In Philadelphia, the FBI has instructed tattoo shops to rat out their customers if they demand privacy, insist on paying with cash, engage in “suspicious behavior,” make “anti-US” comments, or request tattoos that are “extremist symbols.”
READ MORE (the article also contains the FBI document)