DC HEROES: Lines of Death Nov 30, 2019 2:08:49 GMT -5
Post by roxolid on Nov 30, 2019 2:08:49 GMT -5
OOC No need to persuade Cameron. He's on your side. Sorta.
"Have you looked into the owner of Allied Shipping, Major Roger Nathan, USMC, Retired or his operations man, Captain Arnold Jensen? They both served in Lebanon together along with two other Seattle residents, Stephen Bradford and Joseph D'Antino."
"Hang on. Let me get those names. I gotta list... hang on. Hold yer damn horses. RIght. Nathan... Jensen... Those others are.. lemme get my pen. Right. Bradford and.. D'Antino?" growled Cameron. He sucked in and breathed out, obviously a cigarette. "Ex Military." he let the statement hang. Green Arrow continued...
"Together, these ex-marines had the means to pull off Ralph Brickwaithe's murder. If they lack alibis, then they had the opportunity too. As for motive, I find it suspicious that their small company has been so successful over it's two years in business. What are they shipping? Drugs? It could be that Lewis and the other former company employee found out what the company was up to and the leaders wanted them taken out. As for the other four, who all had some connections to drugs, the marines may have needed to strong-arm their way into the local market."
"Hold on a sec. I need more than just say so! Due process, proof, something I can use to put these guys away, huh? I need a reason ta check 'em out. Sure, I can go pay em a visit but on what grounds? A goofball in a mask said so? I'd get laughed outta court! It's somethin' ta go on, but I gotta tell ya, my gut says that killin' had th' ring of plannin' about it, and that's more than dumb street goons. They ain't got th' patience or th' smarts." replied Cameron.
"What I don't get is why they would leave such an obvious signature on all their victims. Was it pride? I'd like to find out if this company of marines left any bodies with this symbol on them in Lebanon. Or maybe the force had a name with an "N" and a "Z" or an "X"."
"Easier to use a gun from afar too. Callin' card ain't rare - gangland types use 'em all th' time. This is more detailed though, and less clumsy than we normally see. This was a message. Questions are, what does it say and whose it for? Ok. I'll check these guys out. Good work. I gotta give ya th' official line now. Stay outta this, it's a cop thing, an' you pokin' ya nose in ain't welcome. Unofficially, watch ya ass. Major kudos on the street for goons to take down a mask. I don't wanna scrape you off th' street. Anythin' else you find out, you know where I am." said Cameron. He put the phone down.
He'd said what was required - that he didn't encourage or endorse vigilantes or their interference in his investigation. He'd also added 'watch ya ass' indicating that he didn't expect anything he said or did to make a difference to what Green Arrow did next. Vigilantes operated outside the law. That got the backs up of law enforcement types, but some of the smarter ones learned to work around it. By laying down the rules - he needed clear proof and something a judge could use to convict - Cameron had (hopefully, to his way of thinking) guided the vigilante in the direction that the Police could use.
OOC Before Cameron hangs up, you can ask more of him if required. Or you can head to Allied Shipping as Oliver Queen (or undercover) or later as Green Arrow. Maybe instead you want to contact Allied and do some digging, see if you can find out more about them?