Are You a Targeted Individual? Foolproof Research Criteria Secrets
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 14:02
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(Before It’s News)
By Deborah Dupré
Some people suspect being a Targeted Individual (TI). Others know. Too many, however, are unaware that they are. Too many are unware a loved one is. Most TIs’ family members and friends disbelieve loved one’s accounts because perpetrators, their tools and weapons, and tactics are top secret, some designed to induce mental injury that the unwitting casual observer calls mental illness. Thus, by design, most TI’s are revictimized and isolated, a perfect set-up for worse assaults. “Knowledge is power” and one cannot overcome evil until knowing its name. Secrets enshrouding today’s gang stalking TI phenomenon, therefore, must be exposed. Understanding criteria for defining a TI is a first step to overcoming a rapidly expanding, state-sponsored crime against these innocent victims.
While the term victim carries negative social stigma in some circles, reality is that stalking is an ongoing form of victimization – something happening against a person’s will. As multiple stalker victim QVC’s Lisa Robertson said on ABC News after stalked 20 years, “No one should live in fear in their own home.”1 Contrary to being self-pitying, weak and disempowered, crime victims “are often the most strong and courageous among us.”2 As a qualified mental health professional, this author concurs with other professionals that no one desires or chooses to be a crime victim.
Every TI reading this about one of the worst crimes against humanity is to be commended. Isolated, misunderstood and terrified – they are prisoners in their own home – courageous survivors attempting proactivity, despite being tortured. Every TI loved one reading this is to be commended. Understanding a targeted loved one to advocate for them, despite operatives’ threatening you and lying to you, is a brave act of itself, and life-saving. Turning your back on your loved one or remaining silent is unacceptable complicity.
Existing Stalking Data, Tip of the Iceberg
With media support, criminal leaders are waging a global counterinsurgency war against empowered people with enough integrity and charisma to impact others. The ruling cabal has deemed these human obstacles to their crimes “potential enemies,” “noncombatants,” enlisting congressional acts permitting “surveillance” technology to root them out, stalk them to death. Leaving the flood gate open to persecute TIs, few U.S. national studies have measured the extent and nature of stalking, odd considering at least 7.5 million people are stalked per year in the U.S.3 Obtaining reliable data regarding stalking prevalence and incidence is a formidable international problem. Stalking experts doctors J.H. Kamphius and P.M. Emmelkamp say there’s “a great international need for systematic monitoring of stalking cases….”4 Despite growing awareness that stalking is a public health issue, available information about its toll inflicted on victims is scarce.5 It’s often acknowledged that stalking harms victims6 yet few studies have actually addressed its socio-economic effects and even fewer, psychological / psychiatric injuries.
Even stranger, psychiatrists systematically “overlook” stalking, according to Kamphius and Emmelkamp.7 Why? Considering 76% of intimate partner femicide victims have been stalked by their intimate partner; a surge in multi-stalking cases; corporate government stalking leadership evidence; and operational psychologists’ role in torture; could psychiatrists be following orders regarding Tis? Orders might include something like: “Add to injuries by dismissing gang stalking accounts and diagnose mental illness (paranoia); thus negatively impact stalking research and protect stalking perpetrators.” Once the foundation of the caring fields, “Do no harm” principle has faded from the professional caring community to the point that American Psychological Association leadership in torture is focus of upcoming international conference in Toronto.
While what is known about stalking comes in dribs and drabs, existing data shows most single and gang stalkers roam freely, terrorizing with impunity and their crimes are far more prevalent than media and research admit. A US National Violence Against Women Survey on stalking phoned 8000 women and 8000 men: 8% of the women and 2% men had been stalked, one in 20 interviewed – 800 individuals,8 yet “criminal stalking cases merely reflect the tip of the iceberg.”9 Only half of stalking cases were reported to police; only 25% of those led to arrest; and only 12% were criminally prosecuted.
Stalking is a crime whereby a person pursues a victim, often obsessively. It manifests in numerous forms “because stalkers know no boundaries to the deviousness of their imaginations.”10 The U. S .National Institute of Justice Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIJCDC) said in an April 1998 paper: “Stalking generally refers to repeated harassing or threatening behavior against the target, such as following, appearing at the home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages/objects, or vandalizing property. These may or may not be accompanied by a credible threat of serious harm, and may or may not be precursors to assault or murder.11 Generally, stalking is behavior causing pervasive and intense personal suffering.12 Stalking is typically defined as “willful, malicious, and repeated following or harassing of another person that threatens his or her safety.”13
76% of intimate partner femicide victims were stalked by their intimate partner.
67% were physically abused by their intimate partner.
89% of femicide victims physically assaulted had been stalked during the 12 months before murdered.
79% of abused femicide victims reported being stalked during
same period that they were abused.
54% of femicide victims reported stalking to police before killed by their stalkers.
2/3 of stalkers pursue victims at least once per week, many daily, using more than one method.
78% of stalkers use more than one tactic.
Weapons are used to harm or threaten victims in 1 out of 5 cases.
Almost 1/3 of stalkers have stalked before.
Intimate partner stalkers frequently approach their targets, and their behaviors escalate quickly.14
Stalking is a crime under laws of 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Federal government.
Less than 1/3 of states classify stalking a felony upon first offense.
More than 1/2 of states classify stalking a felony upon second or subsequent offense or when the crime involves aggravating factors.
Aggravating factors might include: possessing a deadly weapon, violating a court order or condition of probation/parole, a victim under 16-years, or same victim as prior occasions.15
Family members, friends, even professionals typically deny protecting and advocating for stalked victims, freeing the stalker assault and kill their prey. Erin Brokovitch details critical importance of people to take stalking victims’ need for safety seriously in the following National Center for Victims of Crime video.
39% of cases remained the same after victims asked social services to help; 41.3% thought criminal justice officials were unhelpful, and 48.9% thought stalking remained the same after reporting to justice officials. 28% of victims thought police did not want to get involved.16
A Justice Dept. supplemental survey measured stalking as: “making unwanted phone calls; sending unsolicited or unwanted letters or e-mails; following or spying on the victim; appearing at places without legitimate reason; waiting at places for the victim; leaving unwanted items, presents, or flowers; posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth.”
The Justice Dept. reports that most common reasons victims believe they’ve been stalked are retaliation, anger, spite (37%), or desire to control the victim (33%).17
Top TI Traits
While some TIs have been hit-listed for revenge by a jilted lover with the right connections, and others seem to be target practice or weaponry experimentees, rudimentary data show most Tis are dissenters, political activists, whistleblowers, and anyone else with potential to effectively oppose corporate government crimes. These “enemies” of the criminal state have strong convictions, oppose crime, and thus uphold actions for betterment of humanity. In fact, three most common TI traits are:
Very high IQ
Charismatic: Capacity to influence others
History of political activism
46% of stalking victims fear not knowing what will happen next.
29% of stalking victims fear stalking will never end.
1 in 8 employed stalking victims lose time from work; over half lose 5 days or more.
1 in 7 stalking victims move due to their victimization.
People of color are more likely targeted.
Women are nearly twice more likely targeted (30.3 % females, 16.9% males) according to one US study, while a Canadian study showed 80% stalking victims were women. Stalked males, however, report stalking as much as stalked females.18
Prevalence of anxiety, insomnia, social dysfunction, and severe depression is much higher among stalking victims than the general population, especially if stalking involves being followed or having one’s property destroyed (as all gang stalking victims are).19 (Note: Mental or psychiatric injury differs to mental illness in that if environmental injuries end, with care, psychiatric injuries heal. With mental illness, the basic condition remains.20
Physically injured: 21% of U.S. stalking victims are physically attacked by one or more stalkers.
Other: Least frequent behaviors reported are altering personal appearance and getting a weapon.21 Many victims feel suicidal,22 but committing suicide is unreported, since BJS surveyed only survivors.
Perpetrator Traits / Characteristics:
Psychopathology is characteristic of stalkers. They are “a heterogeneous group whose behavior can be motivated by different forms of psychopathology, including psychosis and severe personality disorders.”23 Stalkers are bullies with psychopathic traits, including hiding their injurious intent and behaviors. ” if you don’t have a conscience, if you don’t really . . . love, then the only thing that’s left for you is the game—it’s about controlling things,” says clinical psychologist and former Harvard Medical School instructor Dr. Martha Stout, author of The Sociopath Next Door. Even highly trained professionals in the field are often fooled by stalkers. Common personality characteristics of the stalker:
Domestic violence history
Inability to cope with rejection
Obsessiveness, controlling, compulsive
Suffering delusions or severe mental illness interfering with perception of reality
Socially awkward, uncomfortable, isolated
History of falling in love instantly
Dependent on others for sense of self-worth
One in twenty-five everyday North Americans is secretly a sociopath, according to Dr. Stout. She and other researchers have explored how society has been molded into the psychopaths’ image. For Global Research TV: James Corbett interviews researcher Stefan Verstappen on psychopathy in modern culture trickling from top leaders down to community members.