“Stalking is a term commonly used to refer to unwanted attention by individuals (and sometimes groups of people) to others. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation. ...
The term is a derivative of “stalking.” Law enforcement, for instance, may stalk suspects.
Gangsters may stalk gangsters and sometimes criminals stalk victims. That is pretty easy to comprehend.
Other terms associated with stalking include: harassment and intimidation. Such behavior can be criminal.
Celebrities have claimed to have been stalked and in fact there are cases in which people have been harmed by stalkers.
“Gender studies related to stalking
According to one study, women often target other women, whereas men generally stalk women only. However, a January 2009 report from the Department of Justice in the United States reports that "Males were as likely to report being stalked by a male as a female offender. 43% of male stalking victims stated that the offender was female, while 41% of male victims stated that the offender was another male. Female victims of stalking were significantly more likely to be stalked by a male (67%) rather than a female (24%) offender." This report provides considerable data by gender and race about both stalking and harassment.”
I am reading Wiki, of course, and I see a category called “Types of Stalkers: and note:
1. Two categories: 1) psychotic and 2) nonpsychotic
2. Stalkers may have certain disorders: delusional disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophrenia, neuroses such as major depression, adjustment disorder, or substance dependence, as well as a variety of Axis II personality disorders (such as antisocial, avoidant, borderline, dependent narcissistic, or paranoid).
“Some of the symptoms of "obsessing" over a person is part of obsessive compulsive personality disorder. The nonpsychotic stalkers' pursuit of victims can be influenced by various psychological factors, including anger, hostility, projection of blame, obsession, dependency, minimization, denial, and jealousy.”
Now, seeing all of this, and seeing people show up at NowPublic who are interested in this topic, I respect the subject.
Yet, leaping to some conclusion about the US government engaged in a Gang Stalking Strategy against its citizens is just plain goofy.
I used to work in the Homeland Security business alongside some folks who were monitoring suspects’ computer activity. There was an elaborate legal process for them to gain access even to criminal suspects about which their illegal activity was well known. The activity was highly supervised and the information tightly protected.
Could the activity have been described as stalking? Answer is, yes. Was it legal? Yes. Was it out of control or indiscriminate? Absolutely not.
Some of the people who remark about this subject appear to have been involved in the business such as having worked for a government agency or contractor. They are no longer there, and sometimes I wonder if they just got too caught up in the fantasy of possibilities and lost sight of reality.
Reality is that cyber security and electronic monitoring are a part of a new way of life. They are practical tools that require regulated use and supervision. We have that now.
A little paranoia about their use is a good thing. Too much, and it just becomes fearful fantasy.
This blog covers environment, science and health issues of importance to North America’s indigenous peoples and it will do that again soon, once I shake off my stalkers. You read that right and for the record, stalkers is plural.
I am the author of this blog and news reporter of other online news sites and newspapers. It is with reluctance that I acknowledge I am experiencing harassment by an unknown group of men and women intent on malicious physical and mental mischief.
This group is spurred by suspected instigators who believe they have cause for revenge against both myself and my 18-year-old daughter. Their goal is to physically, mentally and emotionally destroy health, wellbeing, and ultimately even life. I am not overdramatizing the situation.
This is why I have not been on top of recent breaking news about the reemergence of H1N1 Influenza A (swine flu) in Indian Country. President Obama’s top science advisors say Native Americans are in the same high risk category as pregnant women, infants and young children with more severe outcomes predicted in Native communities, yet the $350 million in federal grant monies intended to meet the challenges of H1N1/A bypassed the tribes and went solely to the states, with no language obligating them to share monies with the tribes.
I am one of Indian Country’s key environment, science and health reporters and this continual stalking has disrupted a number of news reports, from climate disruptions to water issues in the West. I turned down a medical fellowship. I didn’t apply for a fellowship to an important conference of colleagues. Although not initially a hate crime, there is that element among the stalkers.
When I can escape the torment the reporting will begin with renewed vigor. Until then the only way I see to get myself out of their trap is by doing what I do best: report a horrifying but real phenomena in our country; adhere to being a trained observer, document the facts, report the story. I am still in the fact gathering phase but you understand my need to get it to the public, right? And you forgive editorial. Thank you readers!
I am being gang stalked. That means an organized group is methodically stalking and terrorizing me.
For those being individually stalked resources are available through the National Center for Victims of Crime: Stalking Resource Center http://www.ncvc.org/. (For Victim Assistance, please call 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255), M-F 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM EST, or e-mail email@example.com.)
Unfortunately, although the NCVC acknowledges they receive calls describing point by point the gangstalking and techniques I have witnessed they have no resources to offer victims of organized stalking. Instead they offer sympathy and the following tips: Document every incident, take photos if you can. Have no contact with your stalkers. If you feel threatened call 911 and describe only one of your stalkers. The authorities take one stalker seriously. What this tells me is that these stalkers mimic legitimate investigations, and resources such as this fear interfering with a lawful investigation.
When I had enough “aha” moments to realize I was being maliciously stalked by more than one person, with someone actually entering my home on occasion I originally thought I’d escape it by moving to Portland, Oregon, which I did, at some expense.
Once in Portland a car full of four people yelled “Kill your brother!” at my brother and I in downtown Portland. Nor can I shake them in my new home or new surroundings. It’s become clear they are with me perhaps the rest my life, and that they mean to inflict serious harm. I am under a doctor’s care because physically, they already have.
In a way it’s related to my reporting of environmental health due to the tools they employ, like toxic exposures, pulled from their grab bag of harassment toys. And it’s related to environmental justice in that they are keeping me from reporting critical and timely information to my primarily indigenous readers. It likely constitutes a hate crime, too. If they silence me forever it will mean a loss to environmental reporting, as part of an overall plan is to attract Native reporters to the environment beat.
It took months to fathom I was a recipient of intentional toxic chemical exposures, and covert microwave and radiowave technology. I understand some victims never know what hit them. Others simply commit suicide. So how did I get in this jam?
Apparently ex-relatives are involved in these gangstalking groups (I say that with background information that confirms the association), and are relentlessly and ruthlessly retaliating by unleashing these gangstalkers on me, at my home in Sunriver moving to Portland, Oregon.
I’m still learning and this site is a work in progress. Also note: I am under attack as I type.
Yesterday all my “followers” were men wearing light denim long sleeved shirts and Levis. They want to unnerve me, yet fit into any crowd. Their tactics are abusive, they are recruited to torture.
I’ve ordered the book, “Cause Stalking.” Here are a few reviews from Amazon:
A Common Problem That People Don’t Know About Yet, May 15, 2008
By David Bullivant
In terms of big worldwide, life-shaking events, cause stalking, gangstalking, organized stalking, etc. is the biggest thing out there right now. The only problem is that most people as of yet have not heard of it. Upon hearing about it, most will dismiss it as the ravings of lunatics.
Do you enjoy your freedoms? Enjoy them while you can. I lost mine a number of years ago to this very subtle and covert form of harassment. It may sound harmless, but the goal is to render the target jobless, friendless, suicidal, or to an ultimate death as a result of nonstop and ever increasing stress.
Evil exists and it exists in the hearts and minds of the powerful to do wickedly against those who have little or no power.
Advise to victims
By Paul Cortina
My only complaint about this book is that it doesn’t offer enough information about what victims should do.
If you are a victim of gang stalking the first thing you should do is contact The National Center for Victims of Crime: Stalking Resource Center. The Stalking Resource Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice so it is the most reputable organization that is knowledgeable about gang stalking. [Editors Note: I contacted the National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, they acknowledge organized, or gang stalking, but can offer no resources.”