One tactic they (cointelpro stalkers) use is to research
which neighbors don’t really know the target that well.
Then they tell them lies about some criminal activity
in which the target is involved….Other times, they
might just need to offer the neighbor an “incentive”
or ongoing payments to get them to cooperate (67).
…participants in organized stalking feel some sense
of entitlement to their stalking pursuits. No matter what,
they feel they are entitled to do whatever they want to do.
This includes illegal home intrusions, breaking into vehicles,
tapping phones, following targets everywhere they go,
and basically almost anything they decide to do.
To me, that suggests they feel no remorse for any of
these deeds, and that sounds like a sociopath (68).
The people who join a stalking group are said by many
to have low self-esteem. They are happy to be involved
in a group with a united purpose…Participants in a stalking group
are often not even aware of the true identity of the “leader.”
….A participant may be notified to go “pick up” and follow
a target whose car is currently parked in a certain parking lot (68).
Over the years, I have asked myself many times if I could ever
be convinced to participate in organized stalking. The answer
has always been NO. I have not been able to think of a single
situation in which I would participate….I would put organized
serial stalkers in the same category as serial rapists and murderers (69).
In September, 2005, I got a new car. The first month I drove it,
the right front door was dinged three times. The first two dings
were done before it even had a permanent license plate on it.
I can’t imagine the mentality of people who waste their time
deciding who will make the next ding in a target’s car door.
I believe the stalkers think they are sending a message of
some sort, but it is difficult to try to figure out
what a sociopath is thinking.
In May, we had another day of street theater when I
went with Cindy to DMV to get a license plate….They called
the number (in waiting list) before ours…Then, they completely
skipped our number – after waiting for over an hour, they went
right on to the next number!
After twelve years of things like this happening, I knew
that someone had enlisted the help of one of the DMV employees
to provide this street theater antertainment…We waited for
about an hour, during which all the people who had no paperwork
or numbers in their hands (probably 20 or 30 people) continued
to sit in their chairs…How many people have the time or
inclination to go waste an afternoon at the DMV so they can watch
the reaction of a woman and her daughter when their number is
skipped after an hour of waiting? They seem to lead pretty
pathetic lives (98-99).
There has been much written about how service people
are often approached, bribed and manipulated by organized stalking
groups…The purpose is to enlist their help in victimizing the targets.
The most extreme example involved a security company
salesperson, Ron, who was supposed to arrange for
the replacement of some surveillance system equipment in 2007.
…Over a period of five months, thirty-three appointments
were scheduled and then cancelled, almost always on the day
of the appointment. Many times, Ron showed up at our door
at the appointment time and gave me another excuse. Sometimes
he cancelled by phone. The excuses were usually about equipment,
installers who were sick that day, or potential weather problems (122-123).
The literature on organized stalking says the stalkers will use
recorded conversations to turn others against the targets. ..Whatever it
takes to mess with the targets’ lives is within the scope of their purpose (129).
Sullivan, Elizabeth. “My Life Changed Forever.” Infinity Publish, 2009.