Three years ago I heard the story of a young mother that stabbed her two children in a gas station bathroom. She only a few days before had spoken out about a neighbour stabbing her younger brothers dog to death, and then within days had stabbed her own children to death. When I heard the story at the time. I firmly felt that it was a case of Gang Stalking. I didn’t know why, I really had very little proof to go on, and very few details were forth coming in the case, well three years later, I have many more details and I feel there was a good chance she was on a Threat Assessment Hit List.
I recap with the link to hightech harassment. One of the things the site talks about is how many times parents especially it seems mothers are tricked into killing their children, via external voices.
The sonic harassment technology in addition to tricking people into believing their house is haunted can be used to trick a mother into believing that she is speaking directly to God. A mother claiming that she received instructions from God to kill her children is easily accomplished with this classified sonic harassment technology. Secret police living in a neighboring house to the targeted mother can use the technology against the mother and trick her into killing her children. The targeted mother will be carefully screened by the surveillance conducted by the agents before being selected to have the sonic technology used against her. Usually a mother with a history of mental illness is selected.
At the time I felt that there was more to the story of why she killed her kids, when she had just days before spoken out about how horrible it was for someone to kill a dog.
The story that I found is that of someone who worked for the postal service, the court trials claims that she lost her job due to problems with her co-workers and paranoid delusions about them. Where these the same time of paranoid delusions that Yvonne Hiller was having?
The court heard evidence from two psychiatrists who both agreed that Ms Hawes was suffering from schizophrenia. In early 2007 Ms Hawes began having paranoid delusions about her work colleagues which eventually led to her losing her job. She was prescribed anti-depressants in July 2007 but her paranoia increased and she began to hear voices which were controlling her actions.
In the days leading up to the double murder Ms Hawes was traveling around the country with her two children because she believed she was being pursued by something or someone. On November 29th 2007 she took a kitchen knife from her home and fled with her two children, when she reached a convenience store about a mile from her home she began to hear voices telling her to kill the children.
“I didn’t want them to have to run anymore,” Ms. Hawes told her psychiatrist. “I was trying to protect them … to stop them from being chased.
“I heard voices in the bathroom telling me to stab my kids.”
The post office is notorious for people going postal. My strong suspicion is that Hawes was placed on a Threat Assessment List for monitoring. She was likely given a level 3 or 2 threat level and thus her Gang Stalking and Electronic Harassment would have been peek. Level 2 being almost the highest level. This would have mean active monitoring, and everyone around her being alerted, it would have also meant that people would have been actively following her around, maybe even harassing her, irregardless of her having the two children in her possession.
This would corresponds with her fears of being on the run, and arming herself because she felt someone was out to do her harm. The voices might have been internal, but they could also have been very external and technology based, telling her to kill her children. This might help explain how she was able to so radically change and kill her children just a few short days later.
PRIORITY 2 (High Risk): Poses threat of violence or self-harm but lacks immediacy or access to target. Requires active monitoring and case management plan.
PRIORITY 3 (Moderate Risk): Does not pose threat of violence or self harm, but exhibits significantly disruptive behaviors and/or need for assistance. Requires active monitoring, case management plan, and appropriate referrals.
Can I prove this is what happened? I might someday be able to prove that she was on a Threat Assessment List and thus followed around. I don’t know if I will be able to prove that remote neural monitoring in the form of voice to target transmission was employed, which helped and encouraged her to murder her two innocent children.
November 25, 2010 Posted by gangstalking | Awareness, black, Black female, black women, Children, Community harassment, community mobbing, Conspiracy, Female, Health and Safety, Minority women, Monitoring, paranoid, society, State target | Children, Dog, Gang Stalking, Ginger Arthurs, Hearing Voices, Jeanette Hawes, Jeanette Michelle Hawes, murder, paranoid, Post Office, Threat Assessment Team, Voice to skull | Leave a Comment
October 16, 2010 Posted by gangstalking | activism, Gang Stalking, Health and Safety | Assessment, Case files, Gang Stalking, Monitoring, Occupational Health and Safety, Surveillance, targeted individuals, Threat Assessment | 6 Comments
This is in respons to two questions that were asked on a forum.
1. Who is doing the Stalking?
2. What is their purpose?
Answer 1. It just average citizens under these Occupational Health and Safety laws. The community is getting a notification that says that the target is insert whatever they have been tagged for. Then the community goes crazy, tries to get rid of target. they use a variety of illegal, community mobbing tactics to accomplish this goal. Since every sector in every city, town, countries, has these laws, that is why the target can be followed city to city, town to town, country to country.
Awareness Register – Managers (via, and with the discretion of, the Health and Safety team) must keep details of dangerous customers. Employees must report any potentially
violent situations they are aware of via the Accident/Occurrence form.
Cross-directorate Awareness Register – a computerised database that contains names
and/or addresses of persons (or dangerous animals at those addresses) who have initiated
incidents of VATB against Torbay Council employees or whilst on Council premises. The data
has a digitally encrypted password so that it cannot be read if copied.
The Data Protection Act – legislation which protects an individual’s rights regarding information held about themselves; information held on the Awareness Register must comply with this legislation. An individual has the right to receive a copy (on written request) of the data held about them (and a right to compensation if the information is inaccurate).
Recording of Incidents/Individuals When an incident/individual is to be recorded on the Awareness Register, the Line Manager (or deputy in their absence) will:
· Countersign the Accident/Occurrence form before passing immediately to the Health and
Safety Team; where inclusion is recommended, approval by a senior officer is vital in a
situation should the record be challenged,
· Ensure there is a clear and accurate account of the incident (both relevant to the event and not excessive); officers can be held accountable for their decision to include on the
· Ensure only those who are to interview, or visit people, will have access to information held,
· Ensure information on the use of the awareness register and safe working practices is
communicated to employees at induction and regularly re-enforced.
Maintaining the Awareness Register
The Health and Safety team are responsible for updating the Awareness Register on receipt of the completed Accident/Occurrence form and providing general maintenance to the system. No other employees will make alterations to the Awareness Register. Individual managers will designate and authorise, by using form IT05, employees who have been identified through risk assessment by their line managers to have access to the Awareness Register.
Answer to question 2. They think that they are getting rid of dangerous people, but in many cases they are being used like the citizens in Stasi and Nazi Germany were used, and often they are targeting people that were targeted who were falsely placed on these lists, set up to be placed on these lists.
It seems that this systemic structure is targeting many of those who are not a part of this system already. So the target has no idea that they are suppose to be signalling and signing to other citizens, cause they have no idea about these health and safety laws. Thus you might have workplace mobbing begin. The target starts to complain, and complain, maybe acts out. The ones doing the mobbing who are aware of this system, then complain that they are worried about the target becoming violent, and then each complaint is documented and reviewed and then the health and safety committee based on the lies in some cases of those doing the targeting, puts the target on a watch list. The target is not notified that there is now a warning marker on their file, eg. Needs to be seen in pairs, has threatened co-workers in the past with violent behaviour.
So all the target starts to notice is at first people acting rude in public, that they are being followed around. Many start to get home breakin’s, car breakin’s, gaslighting, others electronic harassment, most will get the full spectrum of tactics listed here.
The targets life starts to fall apart, they try to tell friends, family about what is happening. The friends, family, co-workers in the mean time have all gotten these notifications, all without the targets awareness. In other cases what is happening is that the targets are being classified in some way as possibly having a mental illness, remember this is all without the targets awareness, most have never seen any sort of health professional, in many cases they are likely basing the assessment on the word and testimony of hostile co-workers, scared family members, and friends who want to do anything they can to be in the spotlight and oh yes help the target.
So as the target complains more and more about the gaslighting, people just assume the target is going crazy. Eg. Joe why would someone break into your apartment and not take anything but the milk in your fridge, or why would they just move your table about and not take anything? Meanwhile it’s the community doing it. Most people go crazy when they hear that there is someone on a notification list living in the community. They treat people on these lists the same way they would pedophiles and rapists, and unlike pedophiles and rapists, the targets never knows that they are on a list and so have no idea what is going on.
The police are aware, the lawyers, doctors, but due to the none disclosure agreement of these health and safety laws, they can not say anything. Yet under these health and safety laws the targets information is only suppose to be distributed to a specific amount of people, eg. People in the communities that the targets directly deal with. What is actually happening due to the horrendous lack of oversight is that the targets information is being distributed any which way but loose, and being used to blacklist them. So when they go and seek out help from lawyers, doctors, judges, the notification sets them up for continuous systemic collusion.
Obstruction to justice
Collusion, corruption, oath of allegiance
Many targets of bullying report that they seem to be obstructed every step of the way in their pursuit of justice. The management refuse to investigate, or use an untrained investigator, or whitewash the case. The union refuses to help, or initially shows interest but suddenly changes sides. The solicitor initially shows interest but then starts acting in a manner which suggests they have the other side’s interests at heart rather than yours.
The employer’s lawyers apply for, and obtain, adjournment after adjournment, then obtain a pre-hearing review which the tribunal chairman handles in favour of the employer. In the tribunal, favour is shown to the respondent (employer) and you get the impression that the verdict has been decided in advance. Your solicitor, the respondent’s lawyers and the tribunal chairman seem to know more about your case than you think they should.
After the tribunal you’re left with no option but to privately sue the employer, the union, and your solicitor, and appeal the tribunal decision, but by this time you have no job, no income, your savings are gone, so is your health, maybe your marriage too, and there’s no prospect of ever being employed again, especially in the professions.
Sound familiar? If so, you might be surprised to realise how often this happens. Mostly it’s in cases from the education sector, although it may happen in any public sector case, for example the NHS. Occasionally, but less often, it happens in private sector cases, and in rare cases from the voluntary sector.
Although there’s never any substantive proof, it seems that all the parties arrayed against you have been colluding in secret. The question is, what allegiance binds these individuals together, and where could they meet such that the normal rules of confidentiality do not apply? What fraternal obligation places their duty to support and protect each other above the moral, ethical and legal obligations by which the rest of us are bound?
Employers, unions, law firms, and employees of the justice system are part of society, and every group, professional or otherwise, contains a few poor performers and rotten apples. This ranges from inexperience through ineptitude and incompetence to collusion and corruption.
Tim Field before he died started to look into this, I think he thought that it was Mason or some kind of brotherhood, but I believe that it’s this system, this structure. Don’t get me wrong that whole brotherhood thing in the U.K. and other countries is a big problem, but these Occupational Health and Safety laws are causing people in communities to act like the brotherhood light.
I believe that this is what is behind a lot of the workplace mobbing, and systemic problems that we are seeing at all levels of society. I also think this is what is behing some of the school, workplace, and community shootings. I also suspect that it’s behind some of the school bullying, because the kids who are aware of this system, and who are a part of it, harass other kids who are not a part of it. The same is true for adults in the workplace. Adults in the community.
I want to give you a comprehensive idea of what is happening with this system. Targets are having their lives destroyed. The Awareness Registry, or program is being used to destroy lives, it’s causing more harm than good in some cases. It’s allowing a secret system, that needs exposing just as much as any brotherhood, or other secret society does, as much as the mafia, street gangs, or cults need exposing.
Some people might argue that they would feel more secure if they were aware of the identities of dangerous offenders in their neighborhoods, but widespread community notification actually serves to heighten fear of victimization. In a large metropolitan area, hundreds of thousands of people are notified of a dangerous offender’s release, while only hundreds will come into contact with him in the community. This blanket notification propagates the belief that there are more “predators” in the community than ever before, and fearful attitudes among members of the public are reinforced. A vicious cycle results: widespread notification leads to an increase in the community’s fear of crime which, in turn, leads to more calls for notification. We would also argue that the use of inflammatory language such as “predator” by politicians and officials also works to heighten fear and increase calls for more punitive action.
Unfortunately for the time being people are so attached to this system, this structure that they will fight to protect it. To keep it scared, meanwhile many are scared of some of the things that go on within it. But like any cult while the members are a part of it, they only see the righteousness of it. Just like the Stasi or those in Germany before World War 1. It’s created an indoctrinated people, who are willing to destroy those who are not a part of this system.
It’s very scary to realise what is going on.
The scary part is because this structure is in every country, even when targets move they get no relief from the 24/7 monitoring. Remember they are getting monitored similar to how people got monitored in Stasi Germany. Neighbours moving in above, below, to the side of them. Neighbours who keep quite, do and allow illegal things to happen. Behind the targets back tactics that would put Cointelpro to shame are being employed, by using these Occupational safety and health laws to violate the targets rights, privacy, and to unduly influence those the target might wish to socialize with or form business associations.
What most people do not realise is that this system is being used to target whistle-blowers, the outspoken, independent thinkers. I believe it’s in part being used as a clearinghouse for the NWO. Meaning, the next time some anti-establishment type get’s out of line, they will be dealt with the same way, put on the notification system, and have their lives blacklisted to hell. This system can affect your ability to find housing, jobs, and to basically have an real social contacts, cause everyone you are in contact with is poisoned by these notifications. The information does not have to be true, it’s often one sided reports by people who have ulterior motives. If some girl is on a notification list, some guy tries to make a move on her, she forcefully stops him, knowing that she is on a list, he could just lie and say that she just attacked him out of the blue. The citizen that are aware of these notifications are using them in highly illegal ways.
Some of the things that are happening, if they happened in North Korea, or Iran people in these countries would be outraged, but because they are happening here, people are happy to sit by and defend the system, they are so indoctrinated, they only see the good, and you can not tell them otherwise, till they are ready to understand the truth.
Targets have travelled to many countries to try to find escape only to find out that the information on these notification systems follow them around. I have spent many years researching these notification systems, from the outside in. I never knew this structure existed. It was after becoming a target, that I realised something was wrong, I also experienced the systemic destruction, and have spent years researching, trying to figure out what was happening. The community had a break last year with the Jane Clift case, and that is where the research finally lead.
May 22, 2010 Posted by gangstalking | Awareness, Bullying, Community harassment, community mobbing, Conformity, Conspiracy, Controlled society, Gang Stalking, harassment, Health and Safety, mobbing, psychological harassment | Bullying, Cointelpro, Community Notifications, communnity Mobbing, harassment, Laws, mobbing, NWO, Occupational Health and Safety, one handed sign language, Stalking, Stasi | 13 Comments
In Torbay Council the name of the program that keeps a record of all the targets is called the Awareness Register.
Managers (via, and with the discretion of, the Health and Safety team) must keep details of dangerous customers. Employees must report any potentially
violent situations they are aware of via the Accident/Occurrence form.
Cross-directorate Awareness Register – a computerised database that contains names and/or addresses of persons (or dangerous animals at those addresses) who have initiated incidents of VATB against Torbay Council employees or whilst on Council premises. The data has a digitally encrypted password so that it cannot be read if copied.
The Data Protection Act – legislation which protects an individual’s rights regarding information held about themselves; information held on the Awareness Register must comply with this legislation.]An individual has the right to receive a copy (on written request) of the data held about them (and a right to compensation if the information is inaccurate).
Recording of Incidents/Individuals When an incident/individual is to be recorded on the Awareness Register, the Line Manager (or deputy in their absence) will:
· Countersign the Accident/Occurrence form before passing immediately to the Health and Safety Team; where inclusion is recommended, approval by a senior officer is vital in a situation should the record be challenged,
· Ensure there is a clear and accurate account of the incident (both relevant to the event and not excessive); officers can be held accountable for their decision to include on the Awareness Register,
· Ensure only those who are to interview, or visit people, will have access to information held,
· Ensure information on the use of the awareness register and safe working practices is communicated to employees at induction and regularly re-enforced.
Maintaining the Awareness Register
The Health and Safety team are responsible for updating the Awareness Register on receipt of the completed Accident/Occurrence form and providing general maintenance to the system. No other employees will make alterations to the Awareness Register. Individual managers will designate and authorise, by using form IT05, employees who have been identified through risk assessment by their line managers to have access to the Awareness Register.
Once a person, or address, has been placed on the register it will be reviewed for accuracy at six monthly intervals by the Health and Safety team and removed at the end of the expiration of the following periods where the threat to employees no longer exists:
Physical assault After 5 years Verbal threats and a person reasonably fears
for their own or another’s safety Review after 2 years Verbal abuse and a person reasonably fears for their own or another’s safety Review after 1 year The above limits will be halved where persons committing the incident were under the age of 17 at the time.
If there are multiple reports attributed to one person, a person’s name will be held on the register from the date of the last report.
The Health and Safety Team are responsible for monitoring issues concerning VATB, by reporting to the Health, Safety and Risk Management Forum.
Do you know and can you imagine how many lives and targets might have been saved if they just knew that they were on some kind of notification system? Instead their potential was allowed to be destroyed, while the parasites of society were allowed to feed on them. I don’t think that this is ok at all. I don’t think that the things that have happened are ok. I doubt these people will ever show any remorse for what has been done. The majority of the Stasi showed no remorse, and many Germans in WWI apparently saw what happened during Hitler’s reign as a good thing.
All targets can do is use the legal means at their disposal to try to get some kind of justice. Here are a few places to start.
Targets at this stage might just wish to focus on Privacy Lawyers, Labour Lawyers, Occupational health and Safety Lawyers, and maybe in the future human rights lawyers.
The Occupational Health and Safety laws are the ones that are being used to enact this Program against our lives, so this would be the best place to start for Freedom Of Information Act request. Privacy commissioners might also be able to provide some useful and helpful information.
Community Health and safety is another name that often comes up in regards to the people who make the decisions.
What has happened to targets has been so unspeakably wrong, I am not sure that what has gone past will ever be corrected. In 30 years maybe some politician will look back at the lives these programs stole, the livelihoods, and issue some official apology, but it will never make up for what has been done.
Like others who have gone through similar times, we just have to do what we can. Many of the targets of the Stasi never regained what was lost, they never saw justice. Even though Cointelpro was recognized as an evil program, a lot of those targets still wound up in jail, died, or still are remembered in a negative light. What justice we can get we must find for ourselves. Making sure the stories are heard, the stories are some of the strongest weapons, for recording keeping of this evil time.
Till then targets must do what they can to raise awareness about this system, and how it destroys lives. What has been done is not ok, but Targets must find ways to move forward. Activism is a really good way to begin to heal. By healing others, sharing what you know, ensuring that others do not go through the same experience are some of the things that can be done.
I think those on the other side of the fence really do not have the capacity to understand what they did, and how truly horrible it was. It will never be ok, but I do believe that targets can find ways to heal, and move forward. Many targets of bullying, and even workplace mobbing have gone on to successfully start forums, write books, and help others avoid a similar fate, and those are some additional things that targets can do to help facilitate the healing process.
Healing is subjective, and it takes time, but I think it is possible, but it will not happen by covering up what has gone past, only by shining a light on what has happened, denouncing this program for what it was, can targets begin to remove so much of the devastation, and destruction that has crossed our individual lives.
For me there were so many times that I heard the stories of those in the community, our women getting attacked, assaulted, raped etc. Some of the men getting defamed, made to look like what they were not, and there was little that could be done, aside from trying to get others to understand, and care about what was happening. While the media wrote stories about how crazy our community was, while many of us battled it out on forums, with questions like: ‘why would someone spend so much time and money’, or snide remarks like, ‘oh you are not that important, what a big ego you must have.’ All this while many of our lives continued to be systemically destroyed and devastated. While so many innocent people, and their families fell by the way side.
This was truly something horrible to behold, and I don’t want anyone reading this to think it was something else, or to diminish what targets went through. Worst than the inability to help, was knowing that many of our counterparts knew exactly what was going on and would not help. Others did what they could, but so many targets went to lawyers, doctors, police, detectives, and no help in sight to end the torment that targets experienced.
What society really does this, and calls themselves a moral society? I understand the community need to feel safe, I even agree that people should be given warnings about dangerous situations, but to systemically destroy innocent people? Then to act like you have the best most unblemished human rights record around, what a joke. This might not have been officially sanctioned by the state, but every time a target cried out for aid, assistance, and a blind eye was turned, or their plea was used as a reason to further gaslight them, it was a form of consent, and it was wrong.
I meant for this to be a really short post, just a few words about where targets needed to do, which direction might best suite their needs, but I could not keep silent about how wrong this was. I understand that many in the situation felt that they were doing the right thing, following orders, etc, it’s the same excuses used in every time period.
I remain prayerful and hopeful. I am not delusional enough to think that this is over with, targets have a long way to go, but I hope some of this new information that has been unearthed, and uncovered will be of help.
I hope that the endless hours of research, digging, searching, can be used to help some of the innocent targets get what they can of their lives back. We were not in jails in the traditional sense, yet our careers in many cases, potential, livelihoods were bound, and diminished by this system. This system that saw us as less than in some cases, when that was far from the truth. In other cases, our lives were destroyed because the system saw us as threats, people with too much potential, whistle-blowers, and others who they wanted to keep silent, and none of this has been ok.
I am disappointed that a country I once loved very much could do this to it’s own citizens. When I grew up, I honestly believed that only other countries acted in this way, and did such things to their citizens. I honestly believed that I was so lucky in where I lived, and where I grew up. I believed that people around me would never do things that I grew up hearing about in other countries. I honestly believed we were better than that, now I see that all humanity is susceptible to the same weaknesses.
This experience has really opened my eyes. Awareness Registry, I guess because everyone targeted by this system, becomes aware. Anyways this system will have different names for other locations, but the concept will be the same. I am sure that it’s had many friendly names throughout history, but the end results are always the same. In researching history, it’s not hard to see that this is a pattern that is constant, consistent, continual, something in the human nature just needs to repeat this pattern. Witch trials, inquisitions, Crucifixions, etc, it’s all the same. Why we don’t learn, why we have to repeat? I am not sure. I guess it’s because each generation starts fresh, they are told the basics, but the subtle aspects of what brought about those times, seem to be left out of the history books, and so each generation must relearn those lessons, and it’s hoped in time come to see that their actions were wrong.
Till then those who remain, must pick up what they can of the pieces, and try to keep enough history for the future generation, and those who again will see such times.
May 18, 2010 Posted by gangstalking | activism, Awareness, Citizen Informants, Community harassment, community mobbing, Conformity, Conspiracy, control, Corruption, Gang Stalking, Health and Safety | anger, Awareness Register, Bullying, Devestation, Gang Stalking, History, Lessons Learnt, mobbing, Occupational Health and Safety, Repete | 6 Comments
Many times on the news you hear a report about a shooting, killing or violent incident and the person at the heart of the incident is passed off as mentally ill, and the society reacts by creating additional laws to protect themselves from the mentally ill.
What many in society still do not understand or realize is that there is a dark side to many of those shootings and violent incidents, there is a dark side that society would rather not have you know about. A dark side that happens masked just below the public’s eye and awareness, but that is often very real and traumatizing for the Targeted Individual.
In many of these cases if you look deeper into these incidents you will often discover that there was more to the story. Before the target had a history of “mental illness”, the target often had complaints of mobbing, bullying, or harassment of some kind. Often times the Target might not even have a term to go with the form of harassment that is happening to them. They often describe individuals around them, or even complete strangers as being mean, taunting, doing little incidents to provoke them. Many of these targets have complained for years about the targeting, but with each successive complaint their actions are often passed off as mental illness. Their very real concerns that some type of organized or systemic harassment, is happening around them often goes unheeded, unheard, and the target might even be forcefully committed by concerned family. When the reality is that the target has been exposed continually overtime to a psychological operation of harassment and provocations, that would be capable of breaking down most of the sane of individuals.
Recently society has become more familiar with terms such as mobbing and bullying.
Mobbing in the context of human beings either means bullying of an individual by a group in any context, or specifically any workplace bullying.
Though the English word mob denotes a crowd, often in a destructive or hostile mood, German, Polish, Italian and several other European languages have adopted mobbing as a loanword to describe all forms of bullying including that by single persons. The resultant German verb mobben can also be used for physical attacks, calumny against teachers on the internet and intimidation by superiors, with an emphasis on the victims’ continuous fear rather than the perpetrators’ will to exclude them. The word may thus be a false friend in translation back into English, where mobbing in its primary sense denotes a disorderly gathering by a crowd and in workplace psychology narrowly refers to “ganging up” by others to harass and intimidate an individual.
Research into the phenomenon was pioneered in the 1980s by German-born Swedish scientist Heinz Leymann, who borrowed the term from animal behaviour due to it describing perfectly how a group can attack an individual based only on the negative covert communications from the group”.
Mobbing is also found in school systems and this too was discovered by Dr. Heinz Leymann. Although he preferred the term bullying in the context of school children, some have come to regard mobbing as a form of group bullying. As professor and practising psychologist, Dr. Leymann also noted one of the side-effects of Mobbing is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is frequently misdiagnosed. After making this discovery he successfully treated thousands of mobbing victims at his clinic in Sweden.
In the book MOBBING: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace, the authors say that mobbing is typically found in work environments that have poorly organized production and/or working methods and incapable or inattentive management and that mobbing victims are usually “exceptional individuals who demonstrated intelligence, competence, creativity, integrity, accomplishment and dedication”.
UK Anti-bully pioneers Andrea Adams and Tim Field used the expression workplace bullying instead of what Leymann called “mobbing” although workplace bullying nearly always involves mobbing in its other meaning of group bullying.
In the following article some stories of workplace mobbing are shared.
Why it happens. Why it will continue.
“The tiny percentage of mobbing victims – like Pierre Lebrun – who lash back in violent attack would probably have lived out their lives peaceably and productively had they been spared the excruciating pain of relentless humiliation.”
~ Prof. Kenneth Westhues,
At the Mercy of the Mob: A summary of research on workplace mobbing
We’ve all seen the news reports. A lone gunman returns to his workplace or former workplace to exact revenge for harassment that has gone on sometimes for years. We learn that the gunman has lashed back in the past at those he considered to be abusing him, albeit in non-lethal ways. We are told the gunman has been disciplined in the past for his behavior (reacting to the abuse) and has been ordered to go to counselling or anger management courses. Even though the precipitating abuse may have gone on for years any response in kind gives the bullies and management the opportunity to turn the tables and claim that the victim of abuse is the real problem after all.
Of couse what we don’t hear is that the bullies provoking this reaction are almost never disciplined or required to attend counselling themselves. At this point targets of mobbing are often further humiliated by being forced to sign so-called ‘last chance agreements’ which threaten the target with termination if they dare to challenge the bullies again. So once the target of harassment returns to work after “counselling” they are greeted by cynical bullies who simply renew their attack with added vigor now that they know management will do nothing to stop them and will even join in the persecution. This tacit approval and participation by management guarantees the situation will only get worse.
News reporters interview the gunman’s co-workers, union respresentatives and managers. Those not directly implicated in the harassement of the gunman usually describe him in positive terms. For example in the OC Transpo shooting in Ottawa a co-worker of Pierre Lebrun, Ozzie Morin, commented that Pierre was “a pretty peaceful lad”, “I didn’t think he was ill. I can’t really say anything today that would say he was whacko, you know.” Another co-worker, Grant Harrison remembered Lebrun as “very clever, very nice”. 1
While those closer to the abuse, union reps for example, intent on distancing themselves from blame, respond “We’re going to look for causes but really, I don’t think we’re really going to find a cause,” said union head Paul Macdonnell. “This individual was just sick.”
The societies reaction is too often to pass the individual off as problematic, sick, disturbed, mentally ill, a violent individual. The real causes behind their violent and extreme outbursts often remain hidden. It’s easier to think that we have a few individuals in society that are sick and disturbed vs the fact that we have a society that is doing sick and disturbing things to these individuals and their lives, which in turn leads to these violent outbursts and incidents.
Once educated it is easy to tell what is really happening, who the real victim is. Once it is named and brought out into the light for all to see bullies can no longer operate in the grey area. Only once everyone sees mobbing for what it is, brutal systematic psychological torture, will it become unacceptable. Only when co-workers, supervisors, department heads, HR managers, EAP providers, corporate executives, doctors, lawyers, judges and politicians understand what is being done and comprehend the staggering toll it takes on individuals, companies and society as a whole will laws proscribing mobbing become effective.
In the meantime, the body count will continue to rise.
~ Anton Hout
The body count has indeed continued to rise, but where workplace mobbing and school bullying have become more widely recognized, the issue of community mobbing and Gang Stalking are often less well known, and when violent incidents happen, society does not often readily link these incidents of violence to something more dark and insidious that might be just be happening in the community.
The mobbing community over the years has done a fantastic job of documenting the link between workplace mobbing and violent shootings. They were able to establish that in the case of many workplace shootings if you looked a little deeper there was workplace mobbing ongoing. Workplace mobbing that had gone on for years. The Target of the mobbing had often been singled out as the problem and their cries for help often lead to measures which left them unable to complain any further, take any extra internal actions, and left them at the mercy of the mob.
Main article: School shooting
School shootings have focused attention on student bullying, with shooters in several of the worst shootings reporting they were bullied.
School shootings are a bullying-related phenomenon that receive an enormous amount of media attention. [b]An investigation undertaken by the United States Secret Service found that in over 2/3 of cases, attackers in school shooting incidents “felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked, or injured by others prior to the incident” and discredits the idea that school shooters are “loners” who “just snap”.[/b] Though observing that, “clearly, not every child who is bullied in school presents a risk for targeted violence in school”, the investigation report states that, “a number of attackers had experienced bullying and harassment that was longstanding and severe. In those cases, the experience of bullying appeared to play a major role in motivating the attack at school”. The report also observes “in a number of cases, attackers described experienced of being bullied in terms that approached torment”. The report concluded that, “(t)hat bullying played a major role in a number of these school shootings should strongly support ongoing efforts to combat bullying in American schools”.
Studies prompted by the shootings have shown long-lasting emotional harm to victims. The studies also revealed that bullies themselves are likely to suffer problems as children and adults.
Many in the bullying feild such as the lateTim Fieldalso did a wonderful job with connecting violent school shootings with the concept that the students at the heart of many of those incidents had been bullied. He would also term the phrase bullycide to describe a young persons suicide due to bullying.
Years before bullying became well known, targets of bullying were persecuted, they suffered in silence while their cries for help were ignored. Many were made out to be disturbed or problematic individuals. The reality is that they were enduring months if not years of psychological torture and torment. The shootings gained a lot of attention, and measures were implemented to address school bullying, but years later this is still a very big problem in the school system as seen by the suicide of Phoebe Prince.
Phoebe Nora Mary Prince (November 24, 1994 – January 14, 2010) was a teenager from South Hadley, Massachusetts. She became known throughout the United States and internationally when she committed suicide after suffering months of constant bullying from school classmates. Her death brought calls for more stringent, specific anti-bullying laws in Massachusetts. In March 2010, a state anti-bullying task force was set up as a result of her death.
In the case of workplace mobbing and bullying, the suicides don’t often get the same degree of attention that the shootings do, but they are just as important. They show the darkside of what society is capable of doing. They show a real failure of this system. They also are a striking reminder that even with all the education, lectures, documentation, there is still a long way to go towards getting this type of behaviour resolved. They show a dark side of society, and it’s consistent need to feed off of their members, societies need to demean, psychologically degrade, and belittle those it perceives as weaker, deserving of punishment, or who fail to fall in line with the status quo.
What is Gang Stalking?
Gang Stalking is a systemic form of control, which seeks to destroy every aspect of a Targeted Individuals life. A target will be flagged by the community for various reasons, their information is sent out to the community at large, and they are followed around 24/7 by the members of the various communities that they are in.
The warning will go out to various places including stores, apartment rentals, future employers, communities that the target is visiting, doctors, fire departments, police, etc. A covert investigation might also be opened, and electronic, means used by the civilian spies/snitches as part of the overt and covert monitoring and surveillance process.
Individuals can be flagged designating them as having a history of aggressive or inappropriate behavior. This flagging system will follow the target if they move, change jobs, visit other areas. It let’s the community believe that they are persons who need to be watched or monitored.
“In the service sector this may require identifying to employees persons who have a history of aggressive or inappropriate behavior in the store, bar, mall or taxi.
The identity of the person and the nature of the risk must be given to staff likely to come into contact with that person. While workers have the right to know the risks, it is important to remember that this information cannot be indiscriminately distributed.
Community health and safety
A woman named Jane Clift in the U.K. went through a very similar type of flagging system. A warning marker was placed against her name designating her as potentially violent.
She sensed that, everywhere she went, there was “whispering, collaboration, people scurrying about”. “Everywhere I went – hospitals, GPs, libraries – anywhere at all, even if I phoned the fire service, as soon as my name went on to that system, it flagged up ‘violent person marker, only to be seen in twos, medium risk’.”
Violent Persons Registry
Jane Clift was targeted this way and spent four year clearing her name.
Individuals are being flagged without their knowledge. In many countries these flags might fall under community safety and health laws. It seems that employers, educational facilities, and community centers are in some cases flagging innocent individuals as a means of retaliation, silencing, or controlling members of society.
Being Bullied or Mobbed out of a job can be a devastating experience for anyone. For those who do survive it can lead to post traumatic stress disorder, or even psychiatric injury. The Target can spend years if not the rest of their lives recovering from an attack, unable to work or even attend school.
Differences between mental illness and psychiatric injury
The person who is being bullied will eventually say something like “I think I’m being paranoid…”; however they are correctly identifying hypervigilance, a symptom of PTSD, but using the popular but misunderstood word paranoia. The differences between hypervigilance and paranoia make a good starting point for identifying the differences between mental illness and psychiatric injury.
These symptoms that the target exhibits can also go ignored or misdiagnosed for years by a society that continually fails to understand the emotional and psychologically damaging effects of such practices.
Gang Stalking is experienced by the Targeted Individual as psychological attack, that is capable of immobilizing and destroying them over time. The covert methods used to harass, persecute, and falsely defame the targets often leave no evidence to incriminate the civilian spies.
It’s similar to workplace mobbing, but takes place outside in the community. It called Gang Stalking, because groups of organized community members stalk and monitor the targets 24/7.
Many Targeted Individuals are flagged, harassed and placed under surveillance in this way for months or even years before they realize that they are being targeted by an organized protocol of harassment.
The Targeted Individual community has spent the last few years playing catch up, and trying to firmly establish a coloration between incidents of violence in the community, and the very real fact that many of these individuals might just have been targets of a practice that has become known as Gang Stalking.
In the bookBridging the GapBy: GmB Bailey, there is a whole chapter demonstrating just how easily conspiracies can happen, often right under the public’s scoop of visibility and awareness. With Gang Stalking the community goes into hypervigilance or vigilante mode, trying to remove an individual that they see as a danger or undesirable. The society firmly believes that it is doing something good and beneficial for the community, but in reality they are exposing these individuals to months and years of what amounts to a psychological operation, capable of breaking down and destroying the individual, or driving that person to committing acts of violence.
Over the last several years there have been several such shootings, where the individuals complained about surveillance, monitoring, harassment, people saying rude things, gaslighting, but the individuals are always written off as being mentally ill. It should be pointed noted that with school shootings the kids where once written off as kids who snapped without cause, and the same was true for workplace shootings. They were also written off as people who went postal without any cause. Once a correlation of prior complaints could be established a very different story emerged. It was then noted that in 2/3 of all school shootings the targets had complained about bullying without anything being done, and the same is true for workplace mobbing.
What the Targeted Individual community now has to establish is the link between incidents of violence in the community and these community flaggings, warning markers or listings that individuals are having added to their files, otherwise known as Gang Stalking. What needs to be established is the fact that the violence is happening in some if not most cases, not because the person is mentally ill or violent, but the actions of the community once the individual is flagged in this way, is leading to incidents of violence or mass shootings in the community. The endless community mobbing that the target experiences, which is basically amounts to a psychological operation, that goes on for months if not years, is what is leading to these incident of violence in society.
Were the following cases simply disturbed or violent individuals, or were they targets of something far deeper, something more insidious, the dark side of society?
The news reported Jiverly Wong as a loser with a failed marriage, who had once tried to rob a bank. A person who had a history of drug abuse, and who could not hold down a job.
The story that Jiverly Wong tells is very different.
Jiverly Wong tells a story of 20 years worth of harassment, by members of the community, but mostly by police officers. He talks about rumours and slanders, he also describes what sounds similar to what Targeted Individuals describe as Electronic Harassment. When reviewing Jiverly Wong’s story, it became clear that there were discrepancies. His parents had no reason to believe that he had ever been married. The bank robbery was a lie told to police which established an investigation being opened. None of Jiverly Wong’s co-workers reported any type of a drug problem. His job loses were not job loses, he had worked at one company for several years then left. They report him as an excellent worker. With his second job the factory closed down and he was laid off. He then tried to take an English language class, but reportedly dropped out, most likely due to mobbing. This same school would be the focus and target of his anger.
To look at the story the media painted was to see a paranoid individual, but once society is aware of the psychological operation that goes on behind the scenes, Jiverly Wong’s complaints about what happened to him become far more credible, and requires closer examination. Not just for Jiverly Wong, but for those who were the targets of his final outrage at society. If a correlation can be established, if his complaints can be verified, then maybe this can be used to make sure such incidents do not happen in future.
Kimveer Gill in the news was painted as an anti-social young man, who one day took a gun and for no apparent reason, went on a shooting spree at Dawson College. The reports could find no reason for his shooting. The shooting was in fact attributed to the goth lifestyle and goth culture. The website VampireFreaks.com was in the spotlight for weeks if not months as a possible source for individuals who might be violent.
When reviewing Kimveer Gills postings, there were little hints that something else might have been ongoing, that might have contributed to the shootings.
Dated September 12, 2006
It?s not only the bully?s fault you know!!It?s the teachers and principals fault for turning a blind eye, just cuz it?s not their job. You f*ckers are pathetic. It?s the police?s fault for not doing anything when people conplain (oops, my mistake, the cops are corrupt sons of whores,
so it?s not like they can do anything about it.)
F*CK THE POLICE
It?s society?s fault for acting like it?s normal for people to be assholes to each other. Society disgusts me. It?s everyone?s fault for being so apathetic towards f*cking everything that doesn?t affect them personally. F*CK YOU
I wonder why my household has been under surveillance by law enforcement for 6 years now? Makes no sense to me!!
Kimveer didn’t work at all in 2006, telling his mother he was tired of how people doing contract work were treated.
People kill each other
Deceive and betray
Bullying and torturing each other at school
What kind of world is this? What the f*ck is wrong with people. This world … this life, is worst (sic) than hell.
“Postal dude was sad before he became angry and psychotic, that’s the part we never see in the game. He was normal, but the world made him the way he became.”
His postings sound very rambling at first, but he talks of bullying and schools who do nothing. He talks of police who do nothing when people make complaints. He talks about his house being under surveillance for over 6 years.
It might just be the ramblings of a disturbed individual, but it’s also very possible more was ongoing.
The message said that the same thing could happen again if Rajan’s demands for $10 billion in compensation for both he and Kimveer weren’t met.
That same day, they searched the house and discovered a three-page typewritten letter in which Rajan demanded $10 billion “for all the violations, damages, suffering” committed by citizens and the government and “for the negligence of their law enforcement agencies.”
Police also found one of Rajan’s chats on his computer, in which he demands $10 billion for both him and Kimveer for violations of their fundamental rights, like “freedom from torture” and the “right to paid holidays.”
During his interrogation with police, he said he had no knowledge of what his friend had planned. He also said that for the past five or six months, he had developed the ability to read people’s minds, had telepathic powers and had the ability to move people and animals.
Kimveer’s friend Rajiv Rajan wrote some interesting postings after Kimveer’s death. He wrote about damages, suffering committed by citizens, and the government. Neglegence of law enforcement agencies. Violations of his and Kimveer’s fundamental rights, for freedom from torture.
Might just be the ramblings of someone who has since been diagnosed as schizophrenic with a history of depression, but his statements might also shed more light on what might really have been happening with Kimveer Gill.
Friday said the 44-year-old Deroux’s cocaine addiction was fuelling ‘paranoid delusions’ that listening devices and cameras had been placed in his apartment. The drug addict believed someone was sending him coded messages through his computer and, even after moving to a new residence, Deroux feared people were entering his house through an underground tunnel and funnelling “noxious gases” into the residence. The only person with enough resources for this kind of surveillance, Deroux figured, was his friend and cocaine dealer, Wolfgang Droege. …
Mr Deroche would then shoot and kill his friend Wolfgang Droege who he blamed for the surveillance and mishaps going on in his life. He gave what to many seemed like a wild, paranoid drug induced description of being under surveillance, gassing, harassment, people entering his home, and that it continued after he moved.
Was he just spewing out a drug induced fantasy or was he on a list, flagged, with a warning marker against his name?
The allegation against 20-year-old Damon Thompson is that on Thursday October 9, he attacked a 20-year-old female classmate Katherine Rosen. It happened in an organic chemistry class in the William Young Hall at the university sometime around midday on Thursday when Thompson allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Rosen five times and slashed her throat.
Thompson, an A -student with consistent excellent academic performance is an only child of Judith Brook a legal clerk with the Legal Advice and Services Centre in Belize City. While the US media has painted a negative picture of Thompson,
sources close to him and his family indicated that prior to this incident he had made countless complaints against classmates and this specific lab partner but with no results. Contrary to US media reports, Thompson did know Rosen who was his lab partner and who has been very offensive to him on previous occasions and even the day in question. Now UCLA in an attempt to shift blame away from itself has sought to discredit the mental stability of Thompson by using his many complaints by e-mail as an indication of instability.
When this story occurred, the American media painted Damon Thompson as a student that had walked into a classroom, pulled out a knife and stabbed a random student. He was immediately painted as mentally ill, and placed in jail. That is the bulk of what many will remember about this story, but digging a little deeper and told a very different story.
He had been familiar with Rosen his lab partner, he had made many complaints about harassment, and he had in particular complained about her on several occasions, but I reports of this do not seem to have been printed in the American Media.
Frank said he grew concerned about Thompson in mid-December 2008, after the student sent several e-mails complaining that classmates sitting around him had been disruptive and made offensive comments to him while he was taking a written exam.
In one of the e-mails that Frank provided to The Times, Thompson, 20, also accused Frank of taunting him.
“I believe I heard you, Professor Frank, say that I was ‘troubled’ and ‘crazy’ among other things,” Thompson wrote in the e-mail. “My outrage at this situation coupled with the pressure of the very weighted examination dulled my concentration and detracted from my performance.”
Frank said he was told that other professors had reported similar exchanges with Thompson, who complained he was the constant target of taunts from students across campus — in dorms, dining areas and the library. A university official told Frank that he could only suggest that Thompson seek treatment, but they couldn’t require him to seek psychological help. “My concern was in the context of other violent incidents on campuses around the country,” Frank said.
To Frank, the e-mails he received from Thompson indicated the student was in need of serious help. Frank said he urged university officials to take action. An official told Frank that they could only suggest to Thompson that he seek treatment, but they could not require him to seek psychological services.
University officials have acknowledged that “Thompson was known to our student affairs office prior to the incident,” but could not disclose information about the suspect, citing privacy laws.
When the story was examined a little bit closer it was clear that he had made several complaints about disruptions not only by the students around him, but also by also by professors. His complaints had not been taken seriously, infact he it seems that he was viewed as the problem for making the complaints which most often happens in cases of workplace mobbing, and habitual bullying in the schooling system. It should be noted that the professor he had accused of harassment, was the one used in the interview. What is happening in cases of this is that the system is not correcting itself, instead of tackling systemic bullying, harassment, mobbing, these individuals are all too often placed on lists, have warning markers placed against their names, or flagged, once this happens, it almost invariably leads to open season on the target by the community, and an escalation of open harassment. Then further complaints by the target are seen as a cry for mental health and not what they should be seen as, which is a system that is broken and not functioning. This is is also often a precursor to Gang Stalking, and the escalation of systemic harassment.
“We’ve heard him say crazy things and do crazy things,” said neighbor George Johnson. “The chip they’re talking about–I don’t know where that came from, but he kept on thinking that the government put a chip in him.”
“The suspect through the note left at his residence indicated he was upset with the doctor, thinking a chip had been placed inside of him during his appendectomy. The suspect believed he was being tracked due to this chip,” Sterling Owen IV, Knoxville’s Police Chief said.
According to the case file, which lists his name as Abdo Ibssa Mohammed, Ibssa told the court he bought his business in 2008 but wasn’t making any money. Handwritten notes indicate he was $80,000 in debt, apparently for an online school he dropped out of in 2007 “due to personal problems.”
The notes also indicate he filed no tax returns in 2008 or 2009.
Also found during the search were a second handgun, a bag of marijuana and a copy of the book “The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception” — a reproduction of a Cold War-era CIA handbook on the use of illusion and deception for acts of espionage.
Ibssa was allegedly involved in a violent incident a year ago, attacking a stranger in a convenience store, according to a lawyer for the man who filed the civil suit.
Jalal Boudarga sued Ibssa for $300,000 in January, claiming Ibssa shoved him violently against his car, causing him to fall to the ground and badly break his leg. Boudarga’s attorney, Jerry Martin, told The Associated Press that Ibssa believed Boudarga said something bad about him in the store.
“I guess if Mr. Ibssa imagined that a doctor had put a computer chip in him, then it’s not that far of a jump for him to imagine my client saying something about him,” Martin said.
It’s very easy to write this man off as a paranoid and mentally ill individual. He has a history of violence, he was just committed to a mental health facility, and he was off his medication.
When you look at the story there are some question left unanswered. Why did this man feel that he was being tracked? Was he being followed, or did he think he was being tracked via electronic means? Why was there a copy of the CIA manual of Trickery and Deception? For those familiar with the techniques used in Gang Stalking rude comments by strangers, that directly correlate to the Targeted Individual are all too common and it would not be very hard to imagine that a complete stranger could indeed have made a comment to Ibssa.
The stories unlike several of the others does not go into enough details, to establish a firm correlation, in regards to what might have been happening, and the some media outlets have claimed that his neighbours are not giving interviews.
If these cases can be reviewed and it is determined that these men or some of these men were on community lists, had warning markers placed on their files, were flagged, then it might help establish a link between these community incidents of violence and these community listings, warning markers, or flags.
If these patterns can be established, then other factors such as complaints to the police and other agencies can be reviewed. Maybe then Targeted Individuals could get more understanding and awareness, vs being written off as mentally ill.
If it can be established that placing people on lists, warning markers, or flagging files causes community paranoia, harassment, mobbing, and Gang Stalking, then in future when targets complain, maybe their complaints will be taken more seriously. Right now complaints are taken as a sign of mental illness, and additional complaints are viewed the same.
The community in the meanwhile thinks that anyone flagged is a dangerous person, and someone that the need to do everything they can to protect and guard themselves against. The target is then exposed to day in day out systemic harassment, which equates to a psychological operation that is capable of driving the target to a breakdown, or acts of suicide or violence.
Community members go out of their way to do things to provoke the target, harass them in subtle ways. Each incident in and of itself means nothing, but the repeated provocations over time, lead to the headlines seen on the news. This is the dark side of society that is not seen or reported.
It took years for enough research to be put into place to establish a direct link between bullying, mobbing and acts of violence. This process within the Targeted Individual community can be more readily streamlined, by checking to see if any of these individuals had such warnings or flags on their community files.
If they do has such warnings, then it’s important that this link be used to draw the correct conclusion, which would be that placing such warnings against individuals files, can and often does lead to identifiable patterns and cycles of harassment. This then causes acts of violence with in the community as the target is provoked, monitored, and psychologically harassed on a daily basis, everywhere they do. This is the conclusion that should be reached vs people on these lists are violent for no apparent reason and without any justification. It’s important to look at cause and effect.
If the communities actions are leading to these end results then it’s important to establish laws and support for targets to address this, so that fewer incidents will be caused over the next few years.
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This case is great. She was placed on a list. She used the Data Protection Act and Human Rights Act to sue and win her case.
6# The words complained of contain personal information relating to Ms Clift. That is data which is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). This Act implemented in English law some of the rights recognised by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“the Convention”). Later those rights were more fully incorporated into English law by the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”). The Council is a public authority. HRA s.6 (1) provides:
“It is unlawful for a public authority to act in a way which is incompatible with a Convention Right”.
Physical Contact. This is an area that some targets might be able to build a case on, in regards to who was given access to their data.
Data Protection Act. Human Rights Act. These are the two acts that she was able to use to file her case.
8# The question in this case is whether, and if so how, the Council must demonstrate that it has complied with its public law duties under HRA (and incidentally DPA) if it is to be able to assert that it has the interest or duty required at common law for there to be a defence of qualified privilege.
This is what the case came down to. The same would likely be true for the Acts in other countries.
EVENTS LEADING TO THIS ACTION
9# As a responsible employer the Council has a policy to protect its employees from violence at work. The policy is set out in a document headed “Safe System of Work (Codes of Practice) H&NS/COP/1.14 Version 1.0 date issued 11/3/03 Violence at Work (Inc Potentially Violent Persons)” (“the Policy”).
This also fell under Violence at Work
15# Mr Kelleher then conducted a number of other interviews. One was with Mr Gulfraz, a friend of Ms Clift. She was accustomed to helping him in making telephone calls and filling out official forms. She was at the time also helping him in a complaint he was making against the Council on a housing matter. He was present at the time Ms Clift made her call to Ms Rashid on 11 August. He heard the whole conversation over the speaker phone. Other witnesses were fellow employees of Ms Rashid. Ms Rashid did not have the phone on loud speaker but her colleagues sitting near her heard her side of the conversation. It was sufficiently unusual to attract their attention.
Witness close to Jane Clift were interviewed. Just like witnesses, family, friends, would be interviewed.
21# Also on 1 December 2005 Mr Kelleher filled out a standard form prepared in accordance with the Policy. It is known as a Violent Incident Report Form.
Same type of reporting form used in other countries as well to document incidents.
22# Mr Satterthwaite is the author of the Policy and the officer of the Council responsible for compliance with Data Protection and other related matters. He maintains the Register. It is a document prepared on Excel spreadsheet software. It contained ten columns and, at the relevant time, about 150 rows. Each row related to a person identified by name and address given in the first two columns. Ms Clift’s name was entered on the Register by Mr Satterthwaite upon information provided by Mr Kelleher. Details of the incident are given in column 5 as “threatening behaviour on several occasions”. The duration for which the person is to remain on the register is given in column 8 and in respect of Ms Clift the period is 18 months. The ninth column contains a title “Risk Rating VH, H, M and L” the entry for Ms Clift is M for medium. Two entries are admittedly inaccurate. The location of the incident is given at column 4 as “via correspondence”. The date of the incident is given in column 6 as “30/11/2005″.
All your information get’s documented.
24# The precise means by which the Register was circulated did not emerge clearly in evidence. Ms Clift protested immediately at her inclusion on the Register and asked if there was a right of appeal. She was informed there was not. In a letter dated 13 December 2005 Mr Satterthwaite (signing himself as Data Protection/ Health and Safety Co-ordinator) explained his decision in terms which implied that the Register had already been circulated by that date, as might be expected. Some information as to whom the Register had been shared with was given in that letter. More detailed information as to the publishees is not recorded in the form of an email before one that has survived dated 27 January 2006.
Health and Safety Co-ordinator did not give her the chance to appeal, so she took it to court.
30# The letter dated 13 December 2005 from Mr Satterthwaite to Ms Clift includes the following:
“Re – your letter dated 10 December 2005 – PVP Marker
A request for information that you sent to the Council, has been passed to me to answer, as I am the Data Controller for the PVP register.
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1992), we have a duty of care to ensure that we do not put our employees into situations that may cause them physical or mental harm…
This register is shared between the Council’s Health and Safety co-ordinators to distribute on a need to know basis to managers, (especially those services that interface with our customers) so they can take the appropriate actions to protect their staff. This register is also sent to our partner organisations that may provide a service on our behalf (i.e. Slough Accord, Interserve, NHS Primary Care Trust and The Community Safety Partnership). Once the time limit has expired, using the same communication chain, a request is made that all traces of the warning marker is removed from the individual’s name.
This is what get’s distributed, and this is the same wording in most of the documents that I have been reading up on.
31# That letter reflects guidance from two sources. Whether it does so correctly is another matter. The first source is the Policy. This includes what, in another context, would be called sentencing guidelines, listing the activities that may render a person liable to have a violent person marker placed on their file and the “set period” said to be commensurate with the activity. The second document is one issued by the Information Commissioner covering five pages, entitled “Data Protection Act 1998 Compliance advice Violent Warning Markers: used in the public sector” (“the Compliance Advice”).
32# Ms Clift pursued her rights of access and sought further information under the Data Protection Act. By a letter dated 11 January 2006 Mr Satterthwaite wrote as follows:…..
Mainly social services related activities – Supporting People, Community Mental Health Team and Community Nursing
– Community Safety Partnership
Disclosure was made to the above organisations as they may all have cause to visit your address, for face to face contact. A good example of this is one of the many satisfaction surveys carried out.
She wrote the request under the Data Protection Act. Note her file was shared and distributed to quite a few people.
42# After further submissions on the questions to be asked of the jury counsel agreed that I should direct them as follows:
“If you assess damages, then you take into account circulation to 30 people for the e-mail and 150 for the Register. You leave out of account the remainder of the 66 to whom the e-mail was addressed unless you answer question 2 yes [in other words unless they find malice].
If you answer yes to question 2, you take into account all 66 people to whom the e-mail was sent and 150 for the Register”.
THE DATA PROTECTION ACT AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT
These two acts played heavily into her defense.
43# The first proceedings brought by Ms Clift were in the County Court under the DPA. She commenced those proceedings on 13 January 2006 alleging that the Register was inaccurate. Those proceedings have been stayed to await the outcome of this libel action.
This is what Jane Clift had to do to clear her record.
(a) The widespread publication of information that a person is ‘violent’ and their inclusion on a register of ‘violent persons’ is a serious interference with that persons Article 8 rights which requires cogent justification.
(b) Ms Clift had never used violence towards the First Defendant’s employees and had never threatened any such employee with violence. No employee had complained about Ms Clift’s conduct and no contemporaneous ‘Violent Incident Report’ relating to Ms Clift had been completed by any person.
Point 46. interference with a persons Article 8 rights.
47# There followed a plea of malice which is summarised in para 2 above. The plea of publication set out the facts I have already recited in relation to the circulation of the e-mail with the Register as an attachment on 27 January 2006. The next paragraph material to be cited reads as follows:
“10 The Register entry and the e-mail were distributed excessively widely to persons and bodies with whom [Ms Clift] had no contact and had no interest in [Ms Clift].
When I have no contact with individuals across boarders, why is my information shared with them? Clients or associates in other countries should not have this information disseminated, but they are.
50# Nevertheless, it is appropriate to set out the terms of the draft amendment as follows:
“12A Further by publishing the e-mail and the Register Entry the [Council] has interfered with [Ms Clift]‘s rights under Article 8 (1) of the European Convention on Human Rights without such interference being justified under Article 8 (2) and as a result its actions were unlawful under Section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
The targets in European countries could start to look into this via data protection and Human Rights Conventions, Articles 8 and 6. See a lawyer first.
66# It is understandable that Mr Beggs should have ordered his arguments as he did. The Council has policies on both health and safety, and on data protection. Mr Kelleher and Mr Satterthwaite made the decisions they did make after considering these policies. Mr Satterthwaite directed himself on the law of health and safety at work, and on data protection, as set out in the Policy and the Compliance Advice. He did not mention the law of libel. Whether or not Mr Satterthwaite directed himself correctly is an issue for the court. But it is understandable that the Defendants should wish to be judged by the law which they understood to be applicable. Mr Beggs may also have taken the view that the course I adopted in the Westminster case at para 151 would be difficult to support. If so, he did not say that.
Health and Safety at work.
75# Mr Beggs submitted that the Council owed a duty to ensure the safety of their staff. He cited Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 ss.2 and 3 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/3242), in particular regulations 3-5 and Schedule 1.
Health and Safety consistently cited throughout this whole case, used for justification.
90# The absence of a system of monitoring to whom the Register was published means that the Claimant may not be able to prove the full extent of the publication. The onus of proof is upon her, and if she is unable to discharge it, that cannot be relevant to the defence of qualified privilege that might be available in respect of other publications which she can prove.
A disgraceful lack of oversight is what I like to call it.
94# Para 16 provides that:
“Data controllers should ensure that only those members of staff who are likely to come into physical contact with a potentially violent individual, through visits or by meeting in open plan reception areas, or who can otherwise demonstrate a need to know, have access to violent warning marker information. So for example where a member of staff is required to visit a potentially violent individual, at this point they should be advised of this fact”.
Physical contact. There is that word again.
98# The Compliance Advice does not assist on the definition of violence or violent behaviour. The Policy gives what it states are “Examples of violent behaviour covered by the Code of Practice”. They include: “Shouting, Swearing, Racial / Sexual Abuse, Threats, Pushing, Spitting, Object Thrown, Damage, Hostage and Actual Violence”. These are all things which an employee should expect to be protected from. But to refer to them all as examples of violence, or even potential violence, gives an extended definition of that word. It normally connotes at least a threat of physical force, and one which is meant seriously.
An expanded definition of violence. So shouting by someone’s standards could get you and did help to get Jane Clift on the list. You have to be so very careful with these individuals.
109# Documents are now normally held and communicated electronically. It is easy and common to circulate by e-mail to very large numbers of people, within (and outside) an organisation, information which, in the past, would have been addressed in a letter or memo to very few. It is therefore much more likely than in the past that information will be communicated to persons to whom no duty is owed, or who do not have a legally sufficient interest in receiving the information. It was in order to address this change in practice that the data protection legislation was introduced, first in a limited form in 1984, and then as it is now in DPA. HRA was not specifically targeted at this issue, but it undoubtedly applies to it.
How far and wide is information getting shared? This is going to be an interesting question to look into. I get the feeling with limited oversight, they are using this to smear targets left, right and center.
112# The historical cases show that the values set down in the Convention in 1950 as rights under Articles 8 (including the right to reputation) and Article 10 (including the right of freedom of expression in the giving of references and warnings) were not invented in 1950. These and some other Convention rights can be traced back, not only to the American Bill of Rights and the French Declaration in the eighteenth century, but also to the very beginnings of English law. So one thing that HRA has achieved is to provide a means through which the courts can review the relative priority that the common law gave to those rights (which it already recognised), and adjust those priorities to meet contemporary needs.
This case was very interesting. Lot’s of good points, targets might be able to use. Check with a legal expert.
On the one hand looms the probability, often amounting to a certainty, of damage to the individual, which in some cases will be serious and may indeed be irreparable. The entire future prosperity and happiness of someone who is the subject of a damaging reference which is given carelessly but in perfectly good faith may be irretrievably blighted. Against this prospect is set the possibility that some referees will be deterred from giving frank references or indeed any references.”
Yes slander can ruin your life.
120# The DPA has created new statutory rights which are in no way related to employment or other relationships, although they affect such relationships. That Act requires attention to be focussed on the rights of those who are the subjects of references and warnings, as well as on the rights of those to whom the references and warnings are addressed. Personal data must be processed (which includes disclosed) “fairly and lawfully”, and it must be accurate: see Sch I. There are extensive provisions on the interpretation of these and other principles and a number of statutory instruments containing further provisions. I shall not consider these further, because Mr Tomlinson made no submission based upon them. He confined his submissions to the new rights and duties created by the HRA, which apply to the defendant council, but would not apply directly to a private sector employer.
Wow you mean people can’t just create fake incidents, data must be accurate? Guess it’s time to start reviewing some files and see what is actually out there. What has been said, attributed to individual files vs what is accurate. There has to be a way to do a class action for inaccurate information, especially if there is a systemic practice that is occurring.
128# The jury answered No to each of the first three questions: they rejected the defence of justification and the allegation of malice. They awarded damages of £12,000 to Ms Clift. So, Ms Clift left court with her reputation vindicated and Mr Kelleher left court without a stain on his reputation.
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This blog is going to be about my adventures with gang stalking. I really didn’t choose this adventure, it choose me about six years or so ago. I didn’t ask for it, but I am living it, and so now I will share my adventures with you all.
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