Here is an excerpt from the end of episode 3 of season 1 of Sons of Anarchy. The SoA have just put themselves in a position where they can blackmail a resident of their town, Charming, into not selling his land to commercial developers.
If Oswald’s land goes commercial, that means housing developments. Population rises, brings more cops, more state and federal involvement. Charming goes Disney. And Sam Crow gets squeezed out by the most dangerous gang of all: old white money.