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Threat Assessment and Gang Stalking

Threat Assessment Teams & Gang Stalking

A closer look

Many Targeted Individuals wonder how they could be placed on a list in the first place? Who has the power or the authority to do such a thing? If you live in a country such as the U.K. your local councils have this ability as displayed in the Jane Clift case. If you live in the U.S. or Canada it might be the task of what’s called a threat assessment team.

This team can be comprised of just a few individuals, to a team of individuals. It depends on the company, educational facility, or community they are representing and what the specific needs are.

Some examples include members of Human Resource, Police Officers, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Professionals, Senior members of the department or division. In some cases there might be just a small team, who then liaison with various other departments. The team members are pre selected, so the team is already in place. The team should generally be trained in assessing workplace violence, violence on campus, what to do, who to call, and they might also be trained in profiling an individual, to enable them to make an assessment of wither an individual is a threat vs a none threat to the environment around them.

The threat assessment teams and who they are comprised of seem to make no concessions or allowances for being evaluated by a team of peers. Eg. In court cases they try to encourage a variety of jurors, so that a person being judged can be evaluated by a peer of their jurors. This in theory allows for fairer trials and outcomes. With the threat assessment teams there are no such guidelines for who the team is comprised of, or what the make up of the team should be. This may or may not account for why the Targeted Individual community has seen an above average targeting of females and minorities. In addition dissenters such as whistle-blowers, extremist site members, and conspiracy site members are also starting to show up above average.

Once in place the team is ready to take tips from the community around them. Generally the team will liaison with Human Resources, The police, Employee Assistance Program, Mental health, and when a report comes in they use these other resources to assist with their assessment of the Target.

Reports can be filed via a form, the reports can be filed anonymously. This means that the person making the accusation need not have any accountability for making a false report. This might not be the case in every area, but in most of the threat assessment guidelines I came across, reports could be filed anonymously. Keep in mind that report are likely primarily initiated by human resources, campus resources, etc. However anonymous reporting of any kind leaves an organization open to abuses of the system that might be difficult to identify or remedy.

http://www.threatassessment.vt.edu/FAQ/index.html#CareTAT

http://rems.ed.gov/docs/EMHETraining_SATX08_ThreatAssessmentTeams.pdf

The threat assessment team works in a four part process.

1. Identify persons of concern
2. Gather information/investigate
3. Assess information and situation
4. Manage the situation

Identification of person of concern


Once a target is chosen, or a concern is forwarded to the threat assessment team it’s time for them to liaison and start to profile and assess if that target is a concern for further evaluation or monitoring, or if the case can be closed.

http://www.nalc.org/depart/cau/pdf/manuals/pub108.pdf

This threat assessment guide from the post office is interesting. Here are some of the criterias it uses to assess if a target could be a threat.

Obsessive focus on grudge — often quick to perceive unfairness or malice in others, especially supervisor.

Especially for males, great concerns or emphasis on sexual fidelity of mate.

Recent stressful events or severe losses.

Perceived loss of options.

Direct or veiled threats of bodily harm toward supervisory personnel, coworkers, or customers.

Physical deterioration (head injuries, cancer, disability, kidney failure, etc.).

Extreme sense of moral righteousness about things in general as well as believing that the organization does not follow its own policy and procedures.

Inability to handle constructive criticism well and projecting blame on others.

Demonstrated disregard for safety or coworkers.

Tendency to be a loner with little family or social support and often having an excessive investment in the job.

Another University uses these criteria for their threat assessment and fit for duty guidelines.

http://www.vpfa.fsu.edu/Employee-Assistance-Program/Workplace-Violence

A. Expression of bizarre and inappropriate thoughts. B. Excessive absenteeism without prior approval or rationale. C. Degenerating physical appearance. D. Acts of insubordination. E. Poor work performance. F. Poor workplace relationships with others. G. Indications of alcohol/substance abuse. H. Excessive complaining.

Once an assessment is initiated information is gathered on the Target in question.

Gathering of information and Investigating

To gather information on the target, these threat assessment teams use a variety of sources. They use the persons friends, family, social networking circles, co-workers, neighbours, and other resources.

Triage questions can include:

• Has there been indications of suicidal thoughts,
plans, or attempts?
• Has there been indications of thoughts/plans of
violence?
• Does the person have access to a weapon or are
they trying to gain access?
• Are there concerns about the well-being of the
subject?

• Are there concerns about the safety of the
community?
• If yes, a full inquiry is recommended.

Gather Information (Full Inquiry)
• Think broadly and creatively about those who
might have information:

• Co-workers
• Other staff
• Friends
• Family
• Online friends, web sites, etc.
• Previous schools / employers
• Others?
• Document information and use it to answer the
Key Investigative Questions.

Many Targeted Individuals express concerns often that their families, friends, people online, others are playing a role in their monitoring, or are taking part. That they are somehow in on it, well according to what this threat evaluation guideline dictates, they are often in on it, and asked to be a part of the monitoring and evaluation process.

Need for Collaboration
“Most important, dangerous people rarely show all of
their symptoms to just one department or group on
campus. A professor may see a problem in an essay,
the campus police may endure belligerent
statements, a resident assistant may notice the
student is a loner, the counseling center may notice
that the student fails to appear for a follow-up visit.
Acting independently, no department is likely to solve
the problem. In short, colleges must recognize that
managing an educational environment is a team
effort, calling for collaboration and multilateral
solutions.”

They use a variety of sources in the targets environment, but because reports do come in remotely, there is cause for error, or even false reporting of events. These reports are used to keep targets on monitoring for years to come.

Many people believe that the social networking sites that they use are harmless, but when it comes to being evaluated as to wither you are a threat to your social circle, you will see that these sites have now begun to play a critical and integral role in assisting these teams to make their initial assessments.

Initial Screening
Helpful Internet sites include:
Google.com Bebo.com
MySpace.com Xanga.com
Facebook.com Snopes.com
YouTube.com thehoodup.com
Technorati.com
(searches blogs)
craigslist.com
(search the relevant city/town)
Twitter.com JuicyCampus.com
Blackplanet.com RateMyProfessor.com
MiGente.com Cuil.com

If unaware of the guidelines being used to assess them, targets could well be entrapped or tricked into making suggestive statements. Also once those around the target perceive that the target is under investigation, normal everyday behaviours that would have been brushed aside, become significant, and everything the target does is cause for alarm.

2. Have there been any communications
suggesting ideas or intent to attack?
• What, if anything, has the person
communicated to someone else (targets,
friends, co-workers, others) or written in a
diary, journal, email, or Web site concerning
his or her grievances, ideas and/or intentions?
• Has anyone been alerted or “warned away”?
Source: U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education, (2002)
Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and Creating Safe School Climates.
Key Investigative Questions

The threat assessment team will also circumvent laws such as FERPA and HIPAA to get around laws that would usually prevent an invasion of the targets rights and privacy.

Information Sharing: FERPA

• FERPA is not an impediment to effective threat
assessment and case management.
• FERPA governs records only, not observations,
communications, etc.
• FERPA does not govern police records.
• If created & maintained by law enforcement, for
law enforcement purpose.
• New guidance from ED encourages information
sharing where public safety is a concern.
• FERPA does not permit a private right of action.

Information Sharing: HIPAA
• Check with legal counsel as to which laws
govern counseling center records.
• Confidentiality is held by client, not MH provider.
• In cases where privacy laws apply, can try these
strategies:
• No legal prohibition against providing
information to health/MH professionals.
• Inquire about Tarasoff – type duty.
• Ask subject for permission to disclose.

Record Keeping
• Centralized incident tracking database;
• Document reports and actions – include date,
time, subjects, targets, behaviors of concern,
witnesses;
• Data;
• Assessment;
• Plan;
• Preserve evidence: Keep copies of email,
memos, etc.
Record Keeping
Incident tracking database;
• Incident Information:
• Date, location, nature of incident, means of approach;
• Subject information:
• Name, DOB, sex, description, affiliation, status, etc.
• Target / Victim Information;
• Name, DOB, sex, description, affiliation, status, etc.
• Witness/Reporting Party Information:
• Name, DOB, sex, description, affiliation, status, etc.

Assessing Information and Situation

Once all the reports are in from the eyes and ears around the target, then the assessing of information begins.

Think creatively about resources, as well as
“eyes and ears.”
• Anticipate likely change in the short and midterm,
and how the subject may react.
• Monitor using available resources. Who sees
the person regularly, inside work/campus,
outside, on weekends, online, etc.?

The threat assessment team use the information gathered together to determine if the target should be referred any third parties, this could include law enforcement, Employee Assistant Program, Mental Health Workers or others.

They evaluate if the person might be a danger to themselves or others, if the person is able to take care of themselves. Eg. Do they pay rent on time, do they buy groceries, are the suicidal, a threat to others, etc. If these criteria are not met, they might try to convince a judge or other health care worker that a mental health hold is required, or some other form of intervention.

Information is recorded and reported 24/7 and often stored in some form of centralized database. The records are crossed referenced with police and other contacts.

Now this procedure was in place well before the fusion centers ever came into existence, however it is not out of the question to assume that fusion centers might well be used in future or linked into this process, even if they were not initially used.

Once a Targeted is listed for monitoring, even if they move away from the university, place of employment, or community, if they are still perceived to be a threat to others the remote monitoring, or case management will continue.

While the case is open the team should:

• Continue to monitor and modify the plan as long as the individual still poses a threat

• Recognize that a person can continue to pose a threat even after he/she ceases to be a Closing a Case
member of the campus community

• Continue to monitor the situation through its relationship with local law enforcement agencies and mental health agencies, as well as in direct cooperation with the person, if possible

http://www.threatassessment.vt.edu/FAQ/index.html#CareTAT

The Target will be monitored as long as they are perceived as a threat. There is no current limit to how many years the state can continue this monitoring, imposition and disruption of the targets life.

If someone who has been reviewed by the Threat Assessment Team leaves the area, do you continue to monitor him/her?

If the situation warrants reviewing the case after the subject leaves the area, the team will continue to do so. It is important to remember that when the subject has relationships in his/her life, there is a lesser chance for violence to occur. A failure to communicate or interact with a subject encourages problems to fester, which could lead to violence.

Also under many of these occupational health and safety guidelines, the Targets information can and will be shared with those that they are likely to come in contact with.

http://www.wcb.pe.ca/photos/original/wcb_wpviolence.pdf

“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.

Remember as the case is being monitored, any incidents, perceived threats, strange behaviour, anything at all can be reported to this team for assessment and evaluation. If the team feels that a change in behaviour constitutes a threat the team might upgrade the targets to something along the lines of medium risk, danger to self or others, should only be seen in pairs.

Manage The Situation

The threat assessment team might also add specific quirks of the target to their files, things that the general public might be made aware of, such as if the target starts to pace it could be a sign of imminent attack.

Assessment: Case Priority Levels

PRIORITY 1 (Extreme Risk): Poses clear/immediate threat of violence or self-harm and requires immediate containment, law enforcement involvement, target protection, and case management plan.

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.

PRIORITY 4 (Low Risk): Does not pose threat of violence or self-harm at this time, but may exhibit some disruptive behavior and/or need for assistance. Requires passive monitoring. Utilize case management and referrals as appropriate.

PRIORITY 5 (No Identified Risk): Does not pose threat of violence or self-harm nor is there evidence of disruption to community. No case management or monitoring required.

It can be clearly shown that monitoring is indeed a part of the guidelines that these threat assessment teams do follow.

Once the plan is developed, it needs to be
implemented and monitored.
• Team should include implementation and
monitoring responsibilities as part of the case
management plan.
• Further referrals may be necessary.
• Team should continue to follow up as
necessary.

What targets may wish to do in future is redirect F.O.I.A. (Freedom Of Information Act) requests to these agencies.
Targets may also wish to have their lawyers make a cease and desist request to these threat assessment teams in regards to the overly invasive monitoring that is allowed. In future Targeted Individuals might even be able to come together and aim class action lawsuits or individual, and human rights lawsuits at these teams. Slander suits and others might also be suitable.

What would also be nice is to gain some statistics on who is being monitored via these threat assessment teams. Which case files were closed, vs which are still open. How many years does the average case stay open for? Ages, genders, race, how many were whistle-blowers, or belonged to a dissident, extremist, conspiracy or protest group. How many cases ended in suicide? Incarceration? Institutionalization? Homelessness?

These might be things that future Targeted Individuals look into as they seek assistance in stopping the monitoring, surveillance, and life disruptions, and curtailling the abuses that are being experienced under these programs.

With these threat assessment teams it’s extremely important to realize that if the threat assessment team is composed of one group, and they are assigned to make a threat assessment of another group or individual, you might not have fair and balanced assessments, because these teams than do not take into considerations cultural norms, gender, racial, sexual, or other biases that might be present, or underlying within the assessment team. The assessment team is essentially playing judge, jury, and executioner with their assessments of these individuals, thus if courts are required in many cases to use a fair and balanced jury of peers, should Threat Assessment Teams be morally or legally required to do the same in future?

October 15, 2010 Posted by | Gang Stalking | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Racism and Reality

Racism and Reality

The whole shooting in Connecticut has brought to the forefront a lot of issues of racism, and how America still handles this subject.

When I was younger I use to think that as long as two people loved each other not much else mattered in this world, and as long as they had made up their minds to be together nothing else mattered, but time and maturity has shown me that there are a world and a wealth of other factors to consider.

I am a romantic, but I am also very practical. For anyone who has read my blog, they know that I like to think out all the angles in any situation.

Over the last year I have visited sites that focus on race, some who focus on the differences in a negative way, cause I wanted to learn what people think, how they view the issues. I have learnt a great deal.

Most people think of people who have race issues as uneducated hick types, backwards, unintelligent, but that is not always the case. A lot of the people who frequent such site, not all but some, are intelligent people, they hold their views at times not cause they are full of hate, as I might have thought at one point, but because they are found of their own race, and see separation as the answer. Then ofcourse there are those that just hate people of other races, they admit it, they are proud of it, and very little will likely change their minds. Just like in the real world you get a variety of opinions and views on the issue. What I found is that just like anyone else, most people on those forums, do not have the answers anymore than most.

The only thing that happens on those forums, is in my opinion is hat it allows many to be more open and honest than many of their counterparts. Many countries still have a lot of race and race issues to deal with, America as much or more than anyone else.

What really caught my eye about the shooting incident is the sudden and complete denial about any issues of race or racism. People might not like those forums where they discuss race, and issues of racism, and their open views, but in some ways at least they are more honest. I think if that workplace had been honest with themselves, they in another time period would have been more overt and told him that they just did not want to work with him.

People always talk about how times have changed, but sometimes when you look at the forum comments you realize that in some ways they have not changed as much as people would like to think.

Some places are going to be more fraught with issues of racism than others. I think the more diverse a city becomes, the better change you have of those issues being dealt with, simply because the numbers are more balanced. I think the location where the shooter worked, unfortunately was likely a good breeding ground for such issues to come to light, and being one or the only person of color in his environment, it was easy for the co-workers to use race as the determining factor of the targeting, but with mobbing, any factor can and is often used, but on most of the forums, they are highly focusing on the race issues involved.

Today’s society makes it easier for people of different views, values, and backgrounds to interact, I personally think that’s a good thing. I like the lessons that I have learnt from those around me, and would not trade that for anything. I know that there are others however in this world that do prefer to keep things separate, they just don’t think that people should mix, and it’s ok to have such views, and to be open and honest about them. Where it crosses the line and is not ok, is when you hate, or hurt others simply because of those differences, or put them through degrading situations, that is not ok, and that is where it crosses the line, and this is the view that most people hold of others who want separation.

I think focusing back on people and relationships, I would have to say, that depending on where you live, who your family, and friends, social circle are, and who you love, these factors might well in today’s society come into play when deciding if you can make a situation work, or if it’s even worth the risk to try.

Though I still think love is a pretty big determining factor for wither two people should be together, I also think if it’s going to rip a family apart, or put you in a situation where you surround yourself with people that hate, or dislike you simply because of who you are, these are factors to consider. A lot of people in the world still have crazy, stereotypical views of others. America for some odd reason thought that the issues of race and racism were behind because of who was elected president, but as you can see in the last little while it has, only brought those issues closer to the surface. I personally think that is a good thing, because anything else is just deluding yourself and does not fix the problem.

Love in this world is important, in any realm, I do believe it is the most important and determining factor, but in this world it’s not the only factor, so many other things have to be considered, and people should be realistic and honest with themselves. Can you really live with Aunt Susan and Uncle Chester cutting you off because of who you choose to be with? If you visit some of these forums, it’s entire families threatening to cut people off if they date the wrong person. I think if you are in it for the long haul then great, but I think a lot of people do not understand what the long haul is, I think they are very naive about how hateful the world can truly be, and the objections that they might truly encounter on embarking on certain unions or associations, and it’s well to give a lot of forethought in advance, to make sure you really understand what you are getting yourself, and other into.

People are still hung up on race, gender, sex, age and even class, the hang up’s and objections are not as obvious, but they are still there.  Some people can push ahead and cross those bridges when they come to them, but for others, every angle should be reviewed, and considered very carefully.

With the shooting that happened, sure race as an issue can not be ignored, but I hope people understand that the bigger issue was still workplace mobbing. If he had been white instead of black, there are a variety of reasons he still could have become a target, and object of workplace mobbing, and there are a variety of reasons that the workplace shooting could still have happened. If you look at past cases, he fits the profile of those who are targeted, and then finally lash out, but no matter how many stories are presented, I am still left watching society wringing their hands, going, oh how could this have happened, why would someone do this, he was just deranged, he shot random people. No he did not, he shot those he felt were the ones targeting him, and harassing him. He left those that had not been a problem for him, like the woman in the wheelchair. His girlfriend confirms as much, by saying she recognizes the names of those shot, and they were people he had previously mentioned as his harassers. We don’t want to be mean to the targets of the shooting, by even hinting that they had any flaws, I understand that, but we will not prevent future tragedies, by sticking our heads in the sand and ignoring this issue, it’s not going to go away, and I am sad each time that an incident like this happens, because it is a tragic wast of life, and if we paid attention to workplace mobbing, more of these issues could be prevented. Instead we have unions that can ignore targets of mobbing, and most mobbing target fear taking higher steps, cause it usually increases the mobbing, and puts them at deeper risk of losing their jobs, so they stay in these situations, most can not afford to quit, because they fear being able to pay the bills, and then it creates these toxic situations with these end results.

Only be dealing with these issues openly, directly, and responsibly can we hope to bring about changes.

For love sometimes it’s worth it to risk it, you might just inspire others with your actions, but at other times, it creates scandal beyond ones wildest imaginations or expectations, and people have to understand this ahead of time, and determine if they can go the distance.

August 5, 2010 Posted by | Gang Stalking | , , , , | 1 Comment

Change

I was just thinking about how society adapts and gets comfortable with new principles. concepts and ideas. Throughout history there have been ideas, concepts that once seemed taboo, forbidden, and those same ideas, concepts, social norms are now common and everyday. From controversy in science, where you could not say that the earth was not the center of the universe, to Christianity being a banned religion, then being adapted and taken over by the church of Rome. We saw racial practices in America and other societies go from being the norm, to getting slowly overturned, in some cases.

Years ago interracial dating was much more difficult than it is today for many in today’s society. I am not trying to imply that it’s always easy for couples, but for many in today’s society it’s easier than it was just 30-50 years ago. Many would not even think twice about dating someone outside of their race, but there are still cultural taboos in some cultures.

In a not too far distant past, a royal marrying a commoner would have been unheard of or meant giving up the thrown. Classicism was very much in existence, and families at times did terrible things to ensure that those boundaries remained in tact. Today it’s not that uncommon to see those barriers broken down, and wealthy individuals dating and marrying outside of their wealth and class structure.

At one time it was the norm for women to work in the home. Having the wife work outside of the home, was not thought of, even if the family was in dire straights, the man made the money and that is all that there was to it. Today women regularly work outside of the home, and many are the bread winners for the family. Society hardly thinks or blinks twice about women in the workforce, but just 30-40 short years ago, that is not the way things were.

Discussing groups like the mafia, Illuminati, unheard of. In fact both groups were said not to exist at some point in the past. Even discussing some cults, and street gangs was not as openly done as it is now in today’s society.

http://www.bestofsicily.com/mafia.htm

Now talk of the Mafia is common, there have been movies, even a T.V. show about how this organization functions. Talk of groups such as the bilderbergs, Illuminati and so forth was a conspiracy theory. They did not exist, discussions were laughed at, but not this has changes and discussions about their membership, practices, etc, are becoming more common. It should also be noted that the reason such groups were not outed is in part because they asked for the assistance and discression of the mainstream media outlets, and as a reward heads of those media outlets were allowed to attend their meetings.

They are now mentioned on news shows such as CNN, on T.V. programs, their mention is now a part of common culture.

Discussions of childhood sex abuse though widespread at one point, was a forbidden topic, so were the abuses by the catholic church, now today discussions of both are very common. Again where talk of such was taboo, and might even have had the victim excommunicated from society today talk is all too common.  Did these changes come about overnight? Oh no, many of these changes took years, and cost many people their lives. At the time these events were happening they created mini frenzied attitudes in society. People died, were arrested, socially annexed, but those who stuck it out, and survived slowly brought about change in society.

Societies attitude changed, and in time, they looked poorly on mistreating women who wanted to work outside of the home, those who wanted to date outside of their race (in some cases.), those who wanted to date outside of their class system (in some cases).

Today’s society is not that dissimilar to the old Roman empire and occupied Jerusalem where Christianity was introduced. People have taboos that they do not wish to change. The system has always been one way and they don’t want to have it changed. Jesus in his time, went up against an established system. He taught the people that those in authority were corrupt. He showed the people a better way to live, how to truly follow the true essence of the law. For his effort at time he encountered rumours, slander, death threats, and attempts on his life, betrayal by some friends, false arrest, fake trial, and death on a cross.

The people wanted change, but when truth came they let it be nailed to a cross, while letting real criminal like Barabbus go free, cause he was one of theirs. They were not willing to fight for their freedom from the spiritually occupying forces at that time, and so their bonds remained. Things have not change that much. People think that they are better educated. Many think oh if I was in such and such a time period I would have acted differently. I would not have betrayed Jesus, or I would not have harassed those people, or been too blind to see that the earth is not the center of the universe. Many people seem to think that they would have acted differently, and maybe some would. From what I can see people bring the same attitudes and mentalities to each time period, then the struggle has to start all over again.

In this time period the struggle is to expose a system, which is allowing a lot of corruption. As per history, those in the time period are not likely to see the faults and if they do, they are likely to do little to bring about the change, if the system is working for them. It’s only if things get uncomfortable, or the corruption gets so bad, that social attitudes change, only then will things change.

May 22, 2010 Posted by | activism, Awareness, Community harassment, Conspiracy, control, Controlled society, Gang Stalking, Jesus, revolution, slavery, Social Control, Stalking | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Male Rape. Part 3.

Over crowded Prisons.

American prisons went from semi reasonable numbers to being the overcrowded, violent, dangerous places they are today. This in large part due to the war on drugs.

The aspect of American jails that gets joked about, brushed aside, but not discussed in a serious enough manner is that of male rape.

Racism in Prison.
“Prison is the best recruiting ground the white power movement has!” pg. 58

This is from the book- No escape: male rape in US Prisons.
Apparently prisons are divided along gang line, racial lines, and so forth, so it turns out it’s a wonderful breeding ground for racism. Apparently many enter the prisons ignorant of racism or without any gang affiliations and in order to survive that is one of the things that happens you join a gang, crew or stick to your own kind along race and color lines. Thus why any attempts to desegregate prisons have to take this into consideration. They also have to take into consideration that this set up in some ways is ued for protection of some prisoners to stop other groups from brutally raping some group members.
The Rapes themselves happen in a variety of ways. Some of them are physically forced rapes, some are threats, some are extortion, many are psychological or praying on vulnerabilities. I was surprised that many of the same techniques that are used on women in society are also used in these jails. Meaning that rape is not always about force, it’s often about getting power over your target. Men in jail do use force, but they also use psychological techniques to break down their targets and to get them to submit, or become indebted to the aggressor.

Part of what happens with rapes along race lines is likely what is playing a part in changing attitutes and creating racism in these jails. Eg. White males, young males, gay males, and effiminate looking males are prime targets for sexual assults and rapes. However there are no hard and fast rules, in jail anyone can be a target.

Dividing along race lines can provide some protection, but only so much, because men are then often hit upon by members of their own groups for sex as a means of protection.
http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/BB0BCC36-DADF-4BC7-8CF7-89C58B6B011F.asp

HIV/AIDS
HIV is a very real concern for the US prison authorities. An estimated 2% of the US prison population is HIV-positive – a prevalence four times greater than that of the general American population. The exact prevalence of HIV in prisons varies from state to state: in New York 7% of inmates are infected with HIV, compared to less than 1% in California.
This is a real problem in prison, the prison population has a 4-7 times higher HIV rate than the general population.
HIV rise in the Black Community

I found what I thought might be a correlation between the higher rates of HIV in the black African/American population and the incarceration rates. I was happy to find a couple of articles on this and one study.

Study on AIDS and increase in the black community

[quote]
It is one of the most puzzling mysteries of the AIDS epidemic: Why did blacks, in little more than a dozen years, become nine times as likely as whites to contract a disease once associated almost exclusively with gay white men?

Two researchers say they found the answer in an unlikely place: prison.

Rucker C. Johnson and Steven Raphael of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley analyzed census data and a federal database containing detailed information on about 850,000 men and women who contracted AIDS between 1982 and 1996.

They discovered that the surge in black AIDS patients — particularly women — since the early 1980s closely tracked the increase in the proportion of black men in America’s prisons, which by the 1990s had become vast reservoirs of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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What I also found surprising is the number of men estimated to be having male on male sex willingly or unwillingly behind bars. Some research has it at 50%
[quote]Whatever the cause, the AIDS gap is not going away. Other studies suggest that half of all prisoners engage in homosexual sex. But safe-sex programs, key to controlling AIDS in the gay community, are unwelcome inside prison walls.
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Remember there are 2.1 million men behind bars. if the studies are correct that would be about 1.5 million at any given time engaging in male on male sex at some point, in many cases unwillingly and unprotected. When I say unwillingly, I mean that outside of forceful rapes, and psychological cohesion, some men do engage in male on male sex, but if they were not forced to for protection, many men would not choose to engage in male on male sex.
http://www.thebody.com/content/whatis/art46176.html

[quote]”Our women are sharing men who’ve gotten HIV. It’s swirling around us. We cannot pretend it’s not happening and can’t ignore a chance to try and fix it.” While 21% of the state’s population is black, black women represented more than 80% of new HIV cases among women in 2006, the News & Observer reports, adding that a recent study found that most HIV-positive women reported that their last three sexual partners had been in prison the previous year.[/quote]
The men are being released back into the communities and then they are infecting new partners. This most likely why there is a rise in HIV amongst the black population
[quote]
According to prison estimates, screening and treating HIV-positive inmates would cost $21 million annually. However, according to the News & Observer, the estimate is based on a 10% infection rate, which is much higher than any state has reported. An estimated 1.8% of North Carolina’s prison population, about 700 inmates, has HIV or AIDS (Locke, Raleigh News & Observer, 4/13).

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It’s interesting that they base it on 10% infection rate, are they just being over pessimistic or do they have figures that we do not?

I then went to have a quick look at the North Carolina infection rates.

[quote]HIV Transmission Among Black Women — North Carolina, 2004

In 2003, women constituted 28% of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases in the United States; approximately 69% of those cases were among non-Hispanic black women (1). Heterosexual transmission is now the most commonly reported mode of HIV transmission among women (1). In North Carolina, black women make up a growing proportion of newly reported HIV infections and, in 2003, the HIV-infection rate for black women in North Carolina was 14 times higher than that for white women (2). Despite this disparity, few epidemiological studies have examined HIV transmission among black women in the United States, particularly those residing in southern states.[/quote]
There has been at least a few studies done however and the findings were interesting.

http://www.champnetwork.org/unshackle

HIV Positive Inmates

Prison Men, Women and AIDS
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ruckerj/johnson_raphael_prison-AIDSpaper6-06.pdf
[quote]The magnitudes of the results
suggest that higher incarceration rates among black males explain the lion’s share of the black-white
disparity in AIDS infection rates.[/quote]

It seems along with create more racism for society, prisons are also likely the main reasons for higher HIV rates in the Black African American community based on reentry of the prison population, back into communities.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | Awareness, Black Females, Black Male, black women, CDC, Disease, gay, harassment, Intimidation, Isolation, Minorities, sexual harassment, Skin Heads, Social Control, White Male | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Snitch Language

The snitch language.

What I really found interesting about the one handed sign language was it’s ability to unite people. I know I recently said some not nice things about the sign language, but I am human. I have my moments.

When I was first observing it however, and I could just play the role of the observer, I did not feel that way about it.

First of all I was fascinated, second I was relieved. I knew they were out on the street communicating, at first I had thought they were using the cellphones, and communicating that way, but not all had cellphones and they were still communicating.

When I finally realised that they were using a language similar to what was used in East Germany it was a relief.

Here is a sample of the East Germany Stasi language that was used.

http://www.nthposition.com/stasiland.php

SIGNALS FOR OBSERVATION

1. Watch out! Subject is coming – touch nose with hand or handkerchief

2. Subject is moving on, going further, or overtaking – stroke hair with hand, or raise hat briefly

3. Subject standing still – lay one hand against back, or on stomach

4. Observing Agent wishes to terminate observation because cover threatened – bend and retie shoelaces

5. Subject returning – both hands against back, or on stomach

6. Observing Agent wishes to speak with Team Leader or other Observing Agents – take out briefcase or equivalent and examine contents.

After realising what was happening, it was a matter of confirming the theory with some field testing.

When I could just observe it however and not be the target, it was interesting. There was something very amazing about it. Here we have all this racism, sexism, ageism, religious separation, lack of unity for all these various reasons, and here was something that knew no boundaries.

I watched Black, White, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, African, all use this language across boundaries. I watched men, woman, young and old, and there were no boundaries. I mean why do we have this separation in society, if these people can work together?

In learning some aspects of how they were communicating, I was fascinated. People that would never talk to each other on the street were passing information to each other. Goth, the Elderly, the Religious, groups you would never believe would work together, but there they were on the trains, in public, on the platform coordinating, sharing.

It destroyed the myths of this world. The hatred we buy into, why is it even necessary? If we each taught our children sign language or a simplified version of the one handed language from when they are little, there would not be language barriers, because it’s silent you could not use raised voices the same way, hateful words would be more difficult. There might even be more respect, because there would not be this separation.

The other thing that was interesting was that when people realised that I knew some of it, there was the expectation of participation. When someone passed something along, it was almost rude the times I did not respond, because I was in observer mode, and my job was to observe a new a language. To field test at other times, and to just observe.

The other amazing thing was the cultural nuances that were picked up. Depending on which area of the world that people came from some signs were passed in different ways, just slightly, or different mannerisms were used. Some had styles that were amazing. Some I just wanted to stand up and applaud, they were so good at it. In observer mode, I could admire it for it’s true potential, but in target mode, I can only hate it for it’s ability to be used as something to help track me as an animal, which I am not.

I think this would be amazing for the linguist, or the sociologist to study.

Back when I was researching this, I use to want to walk up and give people little medals for doing a good job, and others I had to stop myself from pulling aside and re-educating them. Which is funny. The target having to pull aside the pursuers. I have had to help a few from themselves however. The girl at the grocery store who was so busy watching me, that her child almost impaled themselves. The girl who was so busy trying to pass a signal she almost fell off her bike, no she was fine, but I have had a few moments.

See it’s hard to hate someone when you understand them more. Watching and observing them, gave me a better understanding of them. It made me more sympathetic, because I know not everyone chooses this path. I know not everyone likes this. I learnt a lot, and for that I am grateful. It’s so easy when you are a target to see things in black and white. They are electronically harassing me and Gang Stalking me, well they must all be evil. I have blogged before that is just not the case. In my finer moments I remember that. In my less than finer moments, I verbally lash out and tend to generalise a lot of things, and a lot of people. That’s the part where I am human, and I can’t be sorry for being human.

A lot of this is still very traumatic for me. Realising that there are forces in the world that would seek to hurt me, destroy me. Forces in the world that actually hurt and kill people. Conspiracies that are real. A society that is kept in silence, and in my opinion enslaved by this system. Those things are a shock to the system, and you do not adjust over night, I don’t know that you ever fully adjust.

I go from moments of upset, where it’s just me and my emotions my feelings, I forget that others are also suffering and being forced. It’s much easier to believe that they are willing and enjoying what they are doing to me, to other targets. Some do enjoy it, they think it’s power over another person, those I would like to get alone and talk to. I believe they would be nothing but cowards face to face. Others just don’t know what to do and just go along with it. Others are not really clear about what is happening. Some think it’s another McCarthyism, or maybe it’s just something in their workplace, others believe it’s helping the country.

There are a lot more people being electronically harassed than I would like to believe. When I think about how pervasive this is in society, I can only conclude that this is being used in some ways as a form of slavery, to control people, to teach them how to act. Behaviour modification? Wither you use a whip or electronic harassment it’s the same fu**ing thing.

What I do know is that there are good people in the world, yes it’s hard to say, some of them are part of this civilian spy force, that creeps me out most days. Not the people but the system, but the people are part of the system, and so at times it’s hard to separate the two, and still understand it all. I am so use to things being black and white. Good vs Evil, these grey areas are hard to understand.

Plus it’s like a person in a concentration camp saying not all Germans are bad, which would probably have been a correct statement in Hitlers Germany, but when you are being targeted by a system, you want to have a source where your anger can be directed. You want to have it as Informants are bad and evil, not they are people, some in a bad situation just like the rest of us, many being forced and targeted the same way. Yet many others just going along for the ride and the power trip of it all.

When I do lash out, the last two groups are where the majority of my anger is directed. Those who like this, the sociopaths who are power tripping on this and using this to get off, to hurt people.

Then there are people themselves, people who are as changing as the weather, no that would make the weather look bad to say this. People are so changing, they can be all friendly today, and then tomorrow depending on what the latest gossip is, it’s another story. Do you know what I call those, those are viewers and spectators, tuning in for the latest dirt, the latest gossip, so they can be told if they should like you today or not, who cares, and more importantly who wants to associate with people who have such limited capacity to think for themselves?

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” by Albert Einstein.

I think people like that are at times more dangerous than the ones directly hurting us, and just like dealing with workplace mobbing, I am making decided efforts to avoid such people in the long run, because it is not beneficial.

Back to the language that is used. The ways it’s used now to enslave I can not enjoy, people are unified but not for the sake of something good, like helping the homeless, or feeding the hungry, they are united to destroy the innocent and oddly enough it seems to be one of the few things that humans are good at uniting to do. Just look at Hitlers Germany.

The language they use however has also given me hope? If children learnt sign language, a very simple one from an early age, which it has been shown they can learn, think about the possibilities for a much more unified world? The hate they try to teach us to keep us apart, these two sided hegelian dialect arguments, some of them might be done away with.

http://www.babies-and-sign-language.com/

As the observer, I could appreciate and be fascinated by the language they use, and even see the potential for good. I saw unity within lines that I know would never be crossed any other way. There is nothing more funny than watching someone pretending to be homeless, passing the language to people that are dressed in suits, it breaks through the rich/poor lines, every line you could think of this language broke through. It’s really fascinating to watch, cultural lines check, gender, age, disabilities, check. If it was not a part of what was being used to pursue the targeted part of me, I could appreciate it, however since it is being used in that capacity, the part of me that likes my survival, hates it, and can not appreciate it for what it is. It’s a conflict, but it’s not hypocrisy.

It’s humanity, my humanity, a part of which really liked the black and white lines, the part that hates grey, the part that likes Good vs Evil and nothing in between. Right from Wrong is much easier this way, but this system blurs those lines, and it’s hard to be on any side, but it’s even harder to try to understand those who unfortunately are on a side that is trying to destroy you.

I think some targets get this, but I am not sure if others do.

I have changed so much. I am anti gun personally, but now I see that guns are a necessity, and people should have the right to own them.

I am deeply against all forms of drugs, but now that I have seen what the informant system is and what it does, I have no choice but to side against it, and to seek the betterment of some informants being used by the system, and to hope that some drugs get decriminalized, because I feel a greater crime is ongoing.

I believe in a multicultural society, but now I see that opposing voices are needed. I see that in a free society you must allow voices of dissent. I don’t have to agree with you, or like what you are saying, but in a free society your voices are needed, and thus some of these extreme websites I might have railed against a decade ago, I do see the need for.

I am still anti smoking, but that’s one of the few things that remains.

The research over the last few years has opened my eyes more to the world that I am living in. I never thought of myself as sheltered, I would read up on issues, and care about causes most avoided, but the true nature of the world I had no idea. It’s like what Gary Webb said about thinking that he was winning awards, because he was going out and getting the stories, how he thought he was doing everything right, but it was really that he had never done anything controversial.

http://gangstalkingworld.com/Forum/YaBB.pl?num=1230244889

[quote]Indeed, some of the writers in Buzzsaw say that, before their own experiences, they were among the scoffers. Webb writes, “If we had met five years ago, you wouldn’t have found a more staunch defender of the newspaper industry than me … I was winning awards, getting raises, lecturing college classes, appearing on TV shows, and judging journalism contests. So how could I possibly agree with people like Noam Chomsky and Ben Bagdikian, who were claiming the system didn’t work, that it was steered by powerful special interests and corporations, and existed to protect the power elite?”

But, like most of the contributors to “Into the Buzzsaw,” he did his job too well and the powers that be hurled him onto the other side of the looking glass. “And then I wrote some stories that made me realize how sadly misplaced my bliss had been,” he writes. “The reason I’d enjoyed such smooth sailing for so long hadn’t been, as I’d assumed, because I was careful and diligent and good at my job … The truth was that, in all those years, I hadn’t written anything important enough to suppress.”[/quote]

Many of us are like this, we don’t think of ourselves as controversial, but if you are the type to stand up for your rights, the rights of others, assert your voice, or you just stand out for the right reasons or even for the wrong one’s you could be a target.

You don’t think of the world this way, neither did I and that is why this place of understanding is such a journey. It does not happen overnight, I am not sure it ever happens, some days are easier than others, but there is still a part that is so sad that the world is like this, you just have to be patient with that side, love and nurture that side, and take it day by day. I really do believe that praying helps. It’s one of our best defenses and weapons.

Not much else. You are getting a weeks worth of posts all at once so enjoy them.

April 19, 2009 Posted by | activism, Awareness, Citizen Informants, Civilian Spies, Conspiracy, Cultural diversity and multiculturalism, Gang Stalking, Gangstalking, Informants, Life, one handed signals, slaves, Snitches, Social Control, society, Stasi | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments