GANG STALKING CRIME

The Secret Criminal Part of 
Our Own Societies 
 
 
Gang stalking is a lethal secret program that is designed to inconspicuously destroy literally every aspect of a person’s life.
 
 
   Victims of  “gang stalking” (Also called “organized stalking” or “Cause Stalking”) have been thought to be only political figures or popular individuals, but this is not the truth. Hitler used these tactics against the Jews. Our own government uses them against what are perceived as possible threats. And sadistic occult members use them against anyone they choose. Countless numbers of ordinary people are becoming victims of this criminal program. Apparently all it takes is to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, or to upset, reject, or be disliked by, someone who is heartless enough to want to make you suffer for the rest of your life.

    There is a desperate need for public and law enforcement awareness of this horrific crime, which is mostly unacknowledged, at the victims expense. As far as I know, the state of Michigan is the only state in the USA, which has recently acknowledged the devastating effects of gang stalking and has passed new laws to help prevent its continued success.

 
 
A Good Article on the process of Gangstalking:
http://whale.to/c/predatory_gangstalking.html

Quote from the above site: “Predatory Gangstalking is intended to deprive someone of their freedoms and rights. It destroys a person’s privacy and control of their own environments. It is intended to create distress, disrupt all relationships, deplete person’s resources, destroy one’s physical and mental health, and inflict great overall long term suffering… They employ a variety of interactions with the targeted individual which are likely to produce accidents and various forms of illness. One of the main weapons they use for their own protection and to enable their success in gangstalking is to manipulate the target’s life in such a way as to cause them to lose their credibility with others. This is usually the first objective reached. After that, gangstalking the target involves only minor risk. Notably, people who become involved generally stop caring about the abuse by either turning a blind eye or actively joining in. While others, though concerned for the target, become too frightened to speak out or come to believe the propaganda that the target is mentally ill and needs ‘this’ help.”

    Stalking group members often appear like ordinary people. They tiptoe around, (often even WITHIN) law enforcement and government agencies, in order to secretly harm Primary Targeted Individuals in such deceitful/sadistic ways that it makes their victims appear to be “just paranoid,” which is their initial goal. Those who perform such crimes can be accurately described as terrorists. Ironically, some of these terrorists appear to be members of surveillance teams, which are employed by our own government for the purpose of protecting us from terrorists.

 
 
Some stalking group members are law enforcement personnel, or “neighborhood watch” groups, who believe lies, which are fed down to them, through a corrupt system, against innocent victims.  Some are foolish people who are manipulated into stalking, as if it were a game. Some are poor people who are being paid to perform crimes against victims. Some are doctors and dentists who plant micro chips in unsuspecting victims. Many are members of dark occults with satanic intentions. Many are perceived as respected community members. MANY are veterans who are still caught up in a war and are not aware that their plight is being taken advantage of by criminals. Many proudly display USA flags while destroying freedom and liberty. (I have found these depths of hypocrisy shocking!) Many appear to be unaware victims of remote mind control technologies. All of them are criminal accomplices to the countless numbers of psychological and physical murders, which are now taking place throughout humanity. 

      Targeting starts out slow and inconspicuous and ends up blatant and lethal:  In the initial stages of this crime victims can think they are going crazy and not realize that ill intending people are aiming to drive them into a state of confusion and distress. After the victim is isolated from all sources of help, and is allowed to realize what is happening, the harassment is vamped up into levels that aim to destroy every aspect of our lives – after the victim is isolated is when the real terror starts. 

Here are a few things that are done by gang stalkers:

Stalking the victim everywhere he/she goes.Stalkers seem to belong to a large occult that has chapters in most communities. They pass the victim off to each other so that the harassment never ends. . .no matter where we go.
 
Keeping victim under constant surveillance: Tracking the victim through cell phones, devices on vehicles and sometimes satellites.

Invade our privacy: Stalkers will tap into our computers, phones, emails, homes…etc., to listen to our conversations and then let us know that they hear us.

Crowding us in public: Constantly try to cut us off or stand too close or bump into us or make us wait in long lines, literally everywhere we go.

Street crowding: Stalkers follow you in vehicles. . .often pulling out ahead of you instead of behind you. They try to cut us off, blare horns at us, pull up beside us with blaring music, try run us off the road, suddenly slow down in front of us or rush to get ahead of us in line at a fast food restaurant …etc. They use false license plates on their vehicles when obviously zooming to cause harm or irritation. Otherwise they try to blend in with other traffic and just be inconspicuously rude.

Befriend and betrayed the victim: in order to inflict emotional pain and mental abuse and interfere with relationships. They observe until they find out what bothers us most and then keep making it happen over and over again. They will hurt us and betray us until we tell them to leave and then another member of the group will zoom in, if they are not already in place, to consol us and start the cruel process over again. 

 
Home and Vehicle Intrusions: Moved our belongings around in your home with no apparent evidence of a break in, because some members are skilled criminals or locksmiths. They play games like hiding something one day and then putting it back after we notice it missing. They will do things like repeatedly move the rear view mirror in our vehicles or hide our keys. Some of the stalkers will even go so far as to drug or toxify our food.
 
“Street theater” – noise campaigns: Stalkers creating frequent loud noises around us, which can include things like blaring music, blaring horns, banging, slamming doors, blaring sirens, yelling, revving engines, screeching tires. . .and street theater – the process of acting out an argument between two stalkers, which sometimes includes the repeating of parts of our own conversations…etc.

Micro-chip planting: Many victims have been implanted with micro chips by a trusted doctor or dentist or stalker who slyly drugged them before installing it. Many victims suddenly find a cut or sore on their head without any memory of an injury…etc.

Financial Ruin: The stalkers instigate financial ruin in any way possible. This can include mind control techniques to steer us in bad directions, identity theft and nasty rumors started in our place of work, which instigates sudden rude behaviors from coworkers for no apparent reason. Reporting us for things we did not do…etc.

Sabotaging relationships: Stalkers aim to destroy our relationships with our children and family members as well as our friendships. . . through rumors, fabricated letters, emails, recorded phone messages…etc. With the use of mind control technologies this is becoming easier then you’d think it could be. (Please read the page on “Mind Control.”

Sabotaging vehicles: Sudden flat tires, brake failures, electrical problems, batteries being drained by remote technologies, oil leaks being created, engines being destroyed …etc. (I have had three sudden break failures since 2009 and ALL of my vehicles have developed sudden oil leaks, due to the oil filter being unscrewed or bolts removed from the engine…etc. The goal seems to be to destroy our vehicle in ways that appear accidental.

Threats: Threats are often delivered in cryptic ways that repeatedly mention or display death. Stalkers will come close to you and yell out a message, while pretending to be talking to each other. . .in such a way that you are the only one who knows that the message is for you. (The most obvious time that this happened to me was when a couple parked net to my van and. . .as the woman removed a child from the back seat, the man came around to that side of the car (right next to me) and yelled, “You keep testing! You know what is going to happen if you don’t STAND DOWN!” This was while I was moving around – testing to see if remotely directed microwave energy attacks were coming from vehicles (like they want us to think) or from some other remote source. My conclusion was a FIRM knowing that we are being attacked through technologies like HAARP and satellites

Remote Electronic Torture: Stalkers slyly attack you with microwave or laser weapons. These attacks can rang from being uncomfortable to being extremely painful as well as mentally and/or physically debilitating. Sometimes its constant blasts of microwave energy and sometimes its like being shot with some sort of laser weapon, which caused an instant rush of heat and intense pain.

 
Biological Warfare: The stalkers us chemicals that burn, itch or make us choke. These chemicals can also be placed in cars, heat vents, food, shoes, clothes …etc. (I have experienced suddenly breathing in something that burns my lungs and makes me choke. And also something that caused intense pain in my lungs, sudden choking up globs of mucus that had little black dots in it. . .at a time when I was not ill – this came on within minutes of being infected.

Stealing or killing of victim’s pets:  (I have experienced both of these things.)

Deaths of Loved Ones: Victims can experience an unusual amount of losses that FEEL unnatural although they appear to be of natural or accidental causes.

Psychological Harassment and Torture: Stalkers say and do countless numbers of things to confuse or scare us. They play the catty games. . .like telling us what kind of harm they are going to inflict on us before they do it. They say something and then say they didn’t say it. This list could go on forever. It can include all sorts of mental abuse and any array of cruel confusing scenarios.

Manipulations: Stalkers manipulate situations to make us think innocent people are the ones who are following or harassing us. This makes us look crazy if we accuse them. (This happened to me with my daughter’s boyfriend who was doing all the things that perpetrators do – like pushing thing that are bad for us and running to text someone after trying to get me to tell him the names of people I was putting in a report to the FBI. . .and insisting on keeping the yard light shut on the night of my visit, although it was left on all other nights…etc. (My car was being tampered with at the time) Is he a perp or a mind controlled innocent? I am still not sure. But I do know that he was a heavy influence in convincing my daughter that I am “just crazy” and that none of this is happening.)

Sleep deprivation: Stalkers launch noise campaigns to try to keep us from getting the rest we need. This can also be done with remote technologies.

Parasite infestations: Stalkers infect our bodies, vehicles or homes with parasites.

Loss of Homes and businesses: Stalkers inconspicuously destroy our homes and businesses.

Slander: Stalkers use the media or internet to publicly discredit us, or start false rumors, so that the public will not believe us. 

Frammings for uncommitted crimes: Stalkers try to set us up to be blamed for crimes that they commit or they try to set us up to commit a crime.

Murder: Stalkers may try to kill us in ways that look like an accident or natural death. This is being slowly done to most Targeted Individuals, through toxifying food and directing steady doses of microwave energy at us…etc.

Abduction: Some victims are abducted after being completely isolated from their families and friends. (There appears to have been more then two attempts to do this to me.)

Drugging and raping victim: This can repeatedly happen to both the victim and his/her children. It seems to be a sadistic domination tactic. ( I had two beautiful daughters and believe that they have both experienced this. One had the bruises to prove it.)

And the gory list goes on. . .more may be added later.

 
    Primary Targeted Individuals are intentionally isolated from family and friends, through cruel and relentless manipulations and mind control techniques, leaving us with no possible avenue for help or support, while our lives become infiltrated with criminals who harass and harm us in any way that is not obvious to anyone else. This covert targeting is performed so inconspicuously that even the victim often does not realize what is happening until it is too late to reclaim their destroyed lives.
    Attacks often start out slow and subtle and then increase as the perpetrators succeed at isolating their victim. The final steps aim to push the victim into a seemingly natural death, suicide, mental breakdown, institutionalization or being jailed for uncommitted crimes – ultimately destroying the victim’s life. This process is so cruel and barbaric that it becomes unbelievable to those whom we try to get help from. . .and this is the most dangerous part!

    There is a desperate need for public and law enforcement awareness of this horrific crime, which is mostly unacknowledged, at the victims expense. As far as I know, the state of Michigan is the only state in the USA, which has recently acknowledged the devastating effects of gang stalking and has passed new laws to help prevent its continued success.

This video on “Gang Stalking” shows only a tiny fraction of the horrors we are experiencing:
 
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11 thoughts on “GANG STALKING CRIME

  1. They have been hitting me hard lately. I wondered how they always knew where I was driving (I drive a lot) but I figure they put a bug in my car. I’m no mechanic so I wouldn’t know the difference between a car part and tracking device. They cut me off, sit through green lights without going, block me in alleys and tailgate me. Also they have switched from elf waves to a much higher frequency, my right side of my head feels like it’s about to explode. And every time I turn around there’s a new “cell” tower going up. I will have a post about this soon.

    Peace love and light James keep up the good work

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  2. Usually the “stalkers” are entirely unware that they are “front-running” you. It feels that way and looks that way, but it is due to remote computerized suggestion controls to the physical people around the targeted individual.

    It is a “delay and impede” tactic. It is also designed to make the targeted individual act out in anger or frustration so-as to make a social mistake that can be used to incarcerate the individual or character assassinate the individual. This results in social isolation.

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  3. I’ve experienced screaming noise at night but my doc gave me Meclizine. They stopped that and went onto emf impacts on my head, chest and stomach. Then they stopped that and now just try to fry me. I wear staticot for that. I am sure microwave guns are in the furniture. One of these days I’m going to buy an RF meter and check out the furniture to be sure. I’ve experienced weird behavior from strangers but I just have ignored it. It doesn’t bother me because I have a master’s in counseling, so instead of being angry at them I just psychoanalyze them. Why am I a TI? It might be cause I was fired from NSA for being a pacifist 🙂 Chow.

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  4. WALTON COUNTY GA IS THE WORST PLACE N MISTAKE I EVER MADE IN ALL MY LIFE & NOW AFTER YEARS OF SEVERE MENTAL TORTURE / HELL THAT THE SOB WHOM GOES BY GLENN & ITS VERY EASY TO DETERMINE THAT HE SUFFERS SEVERE MENTAL RETARDATION, ON TOP OF HAVING SEVERE SEXUAL ISSUES, SINCE THE NASTY, FILTHY LOW CLASS SEXUAL PERVERT SITS AROUND TALKING THE NASTIEST FILTH EVER ABOUT MY SPOUSE. WHICH AFTER SO LONG & HEARING THIS EXTREMELY SICK MF TALK ABOUT HER OR ANYONE I CARE ABOUT AS HE’S DONE NUMEROUS TIMES NOW. WHAT KIND OF SICK NASTY SOB WOULD DO THAT TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING? WHAT KINDA SICK NASTY SOB WOULD HARASS & TORTURE ANOTHER PERSON PAST THE POINT IN WHICH THEY LOOSE ANY & ALL CONTROL OF THEMSELVES, THEIR MIND GOES BLANK, THE RAGE INSIDE IS THE MOST EXPLOSIVE, UNCONTROLLABLE DESIRE TO DESTROY ANYTHING & EVERYTHING IN MY PATH. IF SOMEONE WHOM WERE SUFFERING ALHEITZMERS HAPPENED TO WANDER AROUND MY HOUSE DURING THIS NIGHTMARE FROM HELL & BACK THAT U SICK NASTY MFS PIECES OF FILTHY SCUM PURPOSELY & INTENTIONALLY BROUGHT ABOUT, JUST SO U COULD GET AN ERECTION & MASTURBATE ALL TOGETHER IN A MASSIBVE CIRCLE JERK, FILLED W/ TRASH, SCUM & LOW LIFE GOOD FOR NOTHING CROOKED LAW OFFICIALS WHOM AS WELL HAVE A DEATH WISH FOR THEMSELVES. SOUNDED LIKE MAY HAVE BEEN A RECORD AMOUNT OF SCUM INCLUDING URSELVES MAYBE 3 OR 4 TOPS, WOW ITS A LONELY WORLD RESIDING AS NASTY, FILTHY LOW CLASS WHITE TRASH FILTHHAS BROUGHT BACK & MULITIPLIED TENFOLD A VERY VIOLENT RAGE INSIDE ME, WHICH IS UNCONTROLLABLE & WILL BE WHAT TAKES DOWN THIS FILTHY TRASH N HIS FAGGOT GIRLFRIENDS. NO ONE SHOULD EVER BE FORCED TO HAVE SOME MENTALLY DISTURBED AKA RETARDED CREATURE TALK ABOUT ANYONE IN THE SICKEST / LOWEST WAYS EVER & WHEN THESE MFS END UP IN COURT ONE DAY, I CANT WAIT TO HEAR WHAT A JUDGE N JURORS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT NASTY FILTH LIKE THSES DIRTY ROTENN GOOD FOR NOTHING FILTHY PIECES OF TRASH THAT I’M POSITIVE WILL BE LEAVINGH THIS WORLD MUCH SOONER THAN THEY MAY THINK OR BELIEVE. ACCORDING TO THE PERVERT RETARDED MF AKA GLENN, HE IS EMPLOYED N WAS HIRED BY SOME WHITETRASH INBRED / INSIST SHERIFF OF W.C.S.O. IN WHICH IF SO, CANT WAIT 2 CROSS PATHS W/ THAT NASTY DOPED UP SICK PIECE OF TRASH WHOM WRECKED A COMPANY VEHICLE FEW MONTHS BACK, WHILE CHASING DOWN SOMEONE WHOM RIPPED HIM OFF DURING A DRUG DEAL. THEY SAY HIS OLD LADY LEFT HIM 4 ANOTHER FEMALE, WOW WHAT A BIG MAN HE WAS!! HE WILL ONE DAY BE STANDING TRIAL 4 ALL HES DONE WRONG, ALONG W/ THE MENTALLY RETARDED MF THAT ALSO SERVES AS HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND, ACCORDING TO RETARDED BOY WHOM ALSO SQUEALED LIKE A STUCK PIG AFTER JUST SITTING DOWN AFTER THEIR LASY ALL NIGHT DATE.

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  5. THIS GANG STALKING HAS TO STOP IN AMERICA THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRIME AND NOONE SHOULD BE HARRASSED AND TORTURED! I am a victim of gang stalking ELECTRONIC HARRASSMENT AND MICROWAVE AND RADIATION HARRASSMENT! IM A GOOD PERSON BEEN TAKING CARE OF MY PARENTS MY MOM DIED OF A HORRIBLE POLITICAL DISEASE! THIS IS DEVASTATING THAT THIS CRIME IS GOING ON IN AMERICA AND THE VICTIMS CANT GET POLICE HELP! IN THE BEGINNING OF MY HARRASSMENT I WENT TO COMPLAIN AT THE POLICE STATION AND OME POLICE OFFICER WAS VERY NICE AND I KNOW HE WANTED TO HELP ME BUT HE WAS NOT ALLOWED, WHEN THE POLICE OFFICER TOLD ME I HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO TRICK THEM! THEN I KNEW THIS WAS AN ILLEGAL PROGRAM, AND THIS IS GOING ON
    IN AMERICA! THESE CRIMINALS ARE USING THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX MONEY TO FUND THIS ILLEGAL COINTELPRO PROGRAM SO THEY CAN KILL INNOCENT AMERICANS IN THERE OWN HOME BY SATELLITES AND THESE WEAPONS ARE IN CARS AND IN THE HANDS OF VERY EVIL PEOPLE THIS INVISIBLE DIRECT ENERGY WEAPONS ARE HAND HELD and THESE CRIMINALS ARE WALKING AROUND TARGETTING INNOCENT AMERICANS, THIS ILLEGAL PROGRAM IS MAKING SO MUCH PROBLEMS IN AMERICA! THIS ILLEGAL COINTELPRO COPS PROGRAM HAS TO STOP AND THE ELECTRONIC AND MICROWAVE AND Radiation HARRASSMENT HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY THIS ILLEGAL PROGRAM IS RUINING INNOCENT PEOPLES LIVES AND SLOWLY KILLING CHILDREN AND FAMILYS! AND THESE SICK PEOPLE ALSO TORTURE AND KILL ANIMALS TOO! HOW CAN THIS GO ON IN AMERICA FOR DECADES! THIS IS SO DEVASTATING AND THIS HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY OR MORE AND MORE INNOCENT AMERICANS WILL BE HARRASSED AND TORTURED BY THESE INVISIBLE DIRECT ENERGY WEAPONS THAT I KNOW CAN KILL PEOPLE IN A SECOND AND ITS HARD TO PROVE WHO KILLED THE VICTIM! PRAYING THAT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL BAN THESE ILLEGAL WEAPONS AND THIS ILLEGAL COINTELPRO COPS PROGRAM SHOULD BE BANNED IMMEDIATELY! ALL AMERICANS RICH OR POOR SHOULD ALWAYS GET POLICE HELP!

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  6. This web page is FAKE…planted by stalkers to mis-educate people. Don’t believe one word of these lies mixed with half truths. TI’s are being manipulated to commit school shootings, club shootings, and church shootings…and it’s all due to (RFID CHIP INPLANTS). It’s also the real reason behind Unarmed Black men being shot by White Officers. The Officer and the Black male has been Chipped and manipulated to cause a FATAL ENCOUNTER…

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  7. These people are calling outside the San Diego area and witnesses won’t speak up.

    2 Serial Bully parents and one of their ex-husband’s wealthy software company and friends are encouraging people to bully a woman whose children attend our North County San Diego School – Evidence in two text messages the woman had with two of the bullies in their group.

    They are creating a “gang of companies” and using their connections to crank call her kids.

    To the community,

    **If you have been called by these people or somehow have been involved, please make a San Marcos police report – even if it is anonymous.  Witnesses to the bullying want nothing to do with this situation as the bullies live within a reachable distance. The police can’t do anything unless things turn physical, or a public nuisance or there is a witness. In the past year these people already called hundreds of companies to be involved with stalking, bullying and mobbing.  Tell the story as you know it. It is important to give the information that they are asking the public to do which is gangstalking. They are terrorizing this area and her neighborhood with their “gang of companies.” If you feel threatened by these people, google “FBI San Diego Tips” and place a complaint. It can be done anonymously where an FBI Tip can be made online by taking a laptop to a different location i.e. coffee shop, such that your IP address cannot be traced to your home, and do not give your name in your tip.

    There has been a situation where a tall, large white male and a small mixed asian lady, both parents, and possibly accompanied by a third tinier asian lady, have created a heart-felt hate story to anger individuals and their friends in order to bully a woman whose children attend one of our local San Diego North County schools since 2012.  A fourth small white woman, possibly mixed Hispanic, was also involved but moved from this school.  The driving force of this group is from (2) two of the women, believed to be serial bullies, who have managed to keep the loyalty of the other two parents in their group. They are giving out the bullied woman’s picture as well as the make of her car information. Keep in mind that their target may change in the future to a different woman or man.  They may continue doing this for the next few years to come.

    They are lying to the ex-husband(or soon to be ex-husband)/and their friends, and their friends’ friends, etc.  They are their main supporters. The ex-husband is part of a big computer software company. No one on their end has asked for the other side of the story but only assume the bullies’ story to be true.

    They are known to not be truthful as evidence is contained in two (2) detailed, and long sets of messages texted between the bullied woman and two members of this bullying group that contradicts their story.  It discusses the individual questioning the negative way the group treated each other – which the serial bully admits to, a later discussion of the groups’ bullying behaviors received by them, and the individual asking the group to leave her alone. NONE of the bullies’ supporters know what is in the content of these messages including the (ex)husband.  

    They have since moved from this community and found BRAND NEW connections with individuals in the surrounding areas to rally people to come bully this woman, and encourage stalker behaviors from people in order to “keep an eye” on this woman from causing “trouble” at the school. They are also now asking these same companies to look for work from the neighbors on her street. They may ask people to work at places where she eats, shops, etc.

    Many have behaved badly without asking for the woman’s side of the story or evidence; without seeing any of the behaviors claimed by these three individuals;  and without knowing anything
    about the woman at all.  If one is to come across this group of people, it is suggested to advise this group to seek a restraining order legally, instead of offering to help them bully this mother as they are skilled at preying on the sympathy of the public.  They will lie even when caught in a lie, and play on the sympathetic ear’s belief in friendship in order to manipulate people to do their bidding.

    One of the messages can be viewed here.  It discusses the victim asking one serial bully why she hung around people who made her cry; gave her dirty looks; that their kid kicked her kid in the stomach and didn’t do anything about it. It discusses how the victim and bully were friends for the year and the bully suddenly dropped their friendship at the end of the year. It also discusses later on that the bully and her other friends started making up stories about the victim in the school community and the victim said she wanted nothing to do with them.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011656546654

    If you have trouble opening the link, type in the google search:
    “Mallory Snow Facebook Anchorage Alaska,” click on the first “Mallory Snow Profiles/Facebook” link, scroll down to the approximately 9th or possibly earlier/later picture of a purplish wintry scene of a lake and open.

    If you are part of a company branch and find this information to be accurate and true, please feel free to share this issue with your other sister/brother companies throughout San Diego County.

    If you bump into someone who has heard the story and doesn’t know the truth, tell them this version of the story if you feel comfortable and are not in any safety risk. Thank you.

    OPTIONS/SUGGESTIONS/POINTS TO THINK ABOUT:

    1) Instead of stalking and bullying, those concerned can get their friends together and offer to pick a random week and accompany any member of this serial bullying group for 7 days to observe any interactions between this group and this woman.  Concerned individuals can continue to pick another 7 days over and over again at random times.  What they will find is that the incidences that this group claims against this woman would be zero (0) for that week and every week that their interactions are observed, and they would be caught in their lie.  This is a logical solution and option.

    2)  There are two exits to the school.  One can recommend that this bullying group to pick up on the back exit of the school where there is no way to cross paths, and have all of their friends surround them, camera/video ready in case something should occur.  But once again, nothing will occur as incidences will be zero (0).

    3)  If bad actions are encouraged by a person/group even when the story sounds “justified,” what kind of moral intent does one think this person/group truly has?

    4) Recommend that these people hire a body guard to 24/7 as they can afford it and be “camera ready” – keeping in mind that people should “see things for themselves” before they bully or stalk an individual they don’t know and who claims their story to be untrue.

    If they are seeking help from your community, one should ask the question, “why are they not seeking help from all individuals in their own immediate community?  And why is it so necessary to seek help from areas located communities away or even further?”  The answer:  They are looking for everyone and anyone to mob this individual.

    It is not encouraged to treat the children of this bully group poorly, as the children are innocent victims of their parents’ behavior.  It is best to emotionally support and guide these children where possible.  The same should be given to all children as they are our next generation.

    Below are part of articles related to this situation as well as the links for reference.

    This phenomena is one that perhaps not many are aware of.  That is the existence of the serial bullying/serial gang bullying and mobbing.  But first of all, what is a serial bully?  There is the physically aggressive  and the non-physically aggressive serial bully.  We will talk about the non-physical type here.  This video shows not exactly the same, but is very similar to the effects of a serial bully.  A Verizon employee talks about bullying from bosses who have mental pathology.  

    1). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bid5DK97rq8

    Neal Dias at NPC, 10/15/2012
    http://www.youtube.com
    Neal Dias, Verizon-displaced bullied target, supports WBI, Healthy Workplace Bill, and Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week, National Press Club, Oct. 15, 2012. Tells …

    A serial bully is an individual who bullies and has a history of targeting an person through methods of bullying that is difficult to prove.  For example, dirty looks, gossiping and spreading rumors.  Serial bullies enjoy pitting people against each other.  The serial bully takes this bullying to the next level as they will constantly, and incessantly go after a particular ‘target,’ at times regardless of the consequences.  They will not stop until that individual has a breakdown or leaves the establishment.  When that individual breaks down or leaves the establishment, they will select the next target person. 
     
    Serial bullies are not to be mistaken for serial killers.  This type of serial bully operates and stays below radar level while engaging in anti-social behaviors.  That is, they do not wish to be involved with the law or with the police and often times wish to keep a very good appearance to the public.  They are masters of blending in with people and can look pleasing to a group of persons they are trying to impress.  It is the first person who sees past this facade who will receive the wrath of the serial bully.  The serial bully fears being exposed and targeting the one individual is their way of neutralizing them.  They will work on one individual at a time. They will have difficulty to keep from targeting the individual even when there are ‘healthier’ avenue options.  

    Tim Field is the leader in studying the serial bully in the UK and primarily those in the workforce.  From his studies he found that 1 out of 31 individuals is a particular kind of bully.  See the attached links.  He states that although he studied these individuals in the work place, this could happen anywhere in the community.  Many current magazines or news articles will reference Tim Field’s work.  A serial bully can have a personality disorder or is an actual sociopath.  As one article states below that 1out of 26 persons is a sociopath.

    Many people are surprised to find that adults too can be bullies.  When a serial bully gets their friends to gang up on an individual and involves more than just two people, this becomes a gang bullying group.  As another article states below, co-workers who realize there is a bully in their midst may also join in the bullying tactics so they do not become a target themselves.  For example, direct neighbors of the serial bully may join the bullying group such that they do not become a target.

    This is possibly a rising trend in our society.  It has historical roots, as we all know the infamous Salem Witch Trials where a group of young girls claimed to be plagued by the devil and pointed out ‘devil worshippers.‘  Their power was generated from the people using their fear which resulted in mobbing. 
     
    In conclusion, it is important to understand, that in order to not be part of a mobbing crowd, it is best to judge a situation with your own eyes without the influence of what a group might say.  Or, to hear all sides of the story before sending that individual ‘to the stake’ so to speak, as it should be in any court system.  When given the opportunity to hear people’s stories, one may be shocked to find that there is clear evidence that an individual is indeed being gang mobbed.

    How does one protect themselves from serial bullying themselves?  It would be beneficial for the community to band together not against the bullies themselves per se, but more to band together as a community from participating in bullying behaviors.

    2). http://bullyonline.org/index.php/bullies/5-serial-bully

    Serial Bully
    bullyonline.org
    “Serial Bully” is a term that Tim Field coined to describe the character he realised was behind the majority of cases that came to his attention when he ran the UK …

    Click the “continue reading” button in each section to open up the link with more information.
    Serial Bully
    “Serial Bully” is a term that Tim Field coined to describe the character he realised was behind the majority of cases that came to his attention when he ran the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line between 1996 and 2004. Callers described similar character traits, patterns of behaviour and events indicating that, in a given workplace, there was usually one person responsible for the bullying, for whom bullying was a modus operandi.
    Tim observed that when one target left the bully’s environment, the bully would then focus their obnoxious behaviour on someone else; the new target would eventually leave and another would unwittingly take their place, hence the term “serial bully”.
    Tim’s ground-breaking insights and their value to society are recognised by the Tim Field Foundation, which is grateful for the privilege of preserving, refining and building upon Tim Field’s original work.
    Introduction
    A serial bully could be anyone. They are attracted to positions of authority and trust, but that does not mean that everyone in such a position is a serial bully. Also, not every serial bully is in a position of authority or trust. They cannot be identified by their status, but by their conduct.
    (These illustrations alternately use masculine and feminine pronouns; A serial bully could equally be male or female.) This is a person who mercilessly mistreats one person after another, but whose depravity appears to be constrained by the understanding that he has to appear to behave decently if he is to blend in with civilised people. Rather than using physical violence, he abuses people with methods that are harder for onlookers to recognise such as abusing the authority that comes with his job, emotional blackmail, malicious gossip and one-on-one confrontations when there are no witnesses.
    He is able to manipulate others’ emotions and perceptions, and does so to get what he wants. He has to impress those whom he thinks will help him maintain or advance his status, and these are likely, at least initially, to perceive him as smooth, charming, accomplished, charismatic and authoritative, and worthy of support, respect and deference. He may gain their respect by exaggerating his achievements and by trying to mimic the behaviour of respectable people. Some onlookers seem to maintain their positive first impression indefinitely, but some only appear to do so because they are frightened of not doing. Others, whom he never thought he had to please, may soon come to regard him as grossly incompetent, deceitful, insensitive, unintelligent, aggressive, ruthless and completely unaware of or indifferent to the effect of his behaviour. These people, the first to see through the charisma, are those he is most likely to pick on, focusing the worst of his aggression on one person at a time.
    The serial bully feels threatened by colleagues with competence, integrity and popularity, and sooner or later he picks one out and projects onto them his own inadequacy and incompetence. Using unwarranted criticism and threats, he controls them and subjugates them, without a thought for the contribution they make to the organisation, or their self esteem, self confidence, loyalty or their health. Sooner or later this person – the bully’s “target” – realises that they are not being “managed”, “mentored”, “developed” or “investigated”, but “bullied”, and they start to show signs of intolerance. When this becomes apparent to the bully, sensing that the target might complain to a higher authority and expose his misconduct, he neutralises the target by isolating them and destroying their credibility and reputation among decision-makers and peers, and then putting them out of the picture through dismissal, forced resignation or even early retirement. Once the target has gone, within about two weeks, the bully’s focus turns to someone else and the cycle starts again.
     
    3). http://www.overcomebullying.org/mobbing.html

    Workplace Mobbing
    Mobbing is an Extreme Form of Workplace Bullying that Devastates the Lives of Targets
     
     In the early 1980s, a Swedish psychologist, Prof. Heinz Leymann, identified a grave threat to health and safety in what appear to be the healthiest, safest workplaces in the world. German was Leymann’s first language, Swedish his second, but he labeled the distinct menace he had found with an English word: mobbing.
    – Professor Kenneth Westhues, University of Waterloo
    At the Mercy of the Mob: A Summary of Research on Workplace Mobbing
     
     
    The word “mobbing” was used by Professor Heinz Leymann, PhD, MD sci, to describe a phenomenon he encountered while researching the social dynamics of the workplace.
    “Psychological terror or mobbing in working life involves hostile and unethical communication which is directed in a systematic manner by one or more individuals, mainly toward one individual, who, due to mobbing, is pushed into a helpless and defenseless position and held there by means of continuing mobbing activities.
    These actions occur on a very frequent basis (statistical definition: at least once a week) and over a long period of time (statistical definition: at least six months´ duration). Because of the high frequency and long duration of hostile behavior, this maltreatment results in considerable mental, psychosomatic and social misery. Thus, the definition does not focus too much on the activities themselves, but rather on the heavy mental strain.
    In other words, the distinction between “conflict” and “mobbing”, to emphasize the concept again, does not focus on what is done or how it is done, but rather on the frequency and duration of whatever is done.
    The scientific definition of the term mobbing thus refers to a social interaction, through which one individual (seldom more than one) is attacked by one or more (seldom more than four) individuals on almost a daily basis and for periods of many months, forcing the person into an almost helpless position with a potentially high risk of expulsion.”
    Not infrequently, mobbing spelled the end 
    of the target’s career, marriage, health,
    and livelihood.
    Some of the worst cases of mobbing go on for much longer periods of time and can actually continue for many years causing severe, sometimes irreparable psychological, emotional and physical health damage. In the worst cases this abuse has lead to suicide (see bullycide) and even incidents of workplace violence.
    “Not infrequently, mobbing spelled the end of the target’s career, marriage, health, and livelihood. From a study of circumstances surrounding suicides in Sweden, Leymann estimated that about twelve percent of people who take their own lives have recently been mobbed at work.”
    Kenneth Westhues, Professor of Sociology at the University of Waterloo in Canada, has spent many years researching the mobbing phenomenon and has written several books and articles on the subject.
    In his article At the Mercy of the Mob: A Summary of Research on Workplace Mobbing Prof. Westhues says, “Mobbing can be understood as the stressor to beat all stressors. It is an impassioned, collective campaign by co-workers to exclude, punish, and humiliate a targeted worker.
    Initiated most often by a person in a position of power or influence, mobbing is a desperate urge to crush and eliminate the target. The urge travels through the workplace like a virus, infecting one person after another. The target comes to be viewed as absolutely abhorrent, with no redeeming qualities, outside the circle of acceptance and respectability, deserving only of contempt.
    As the campaign proceeds, a steadily larger range of hostile ploys and communications comes to be seen as legitimate.”
    Bullies are very good at convincing others, including coworkers and managers, that the victim deserves the abuse that they are subjected to. As the attacks continue day in and day out the target begins to be worn down and eventually will make a mistake. Perhaps they will have an emotional outburst and lash back at the bully.
    This is stereotypical in mobbing cases and this incident will be used to turn the tables on the target as the bully will loudly proclaim that this proves that the target is the real troublemaker. This often gives management, who have done nothing about the bullying, the opportunity to bring formal disciplinary measures against the target and the victim winds up being the one who is punished.
    This adds insult to injury as the mobbing continues to escalate out of control, especially once managers have gotten onboard with the abuse and have sided with the bully.

    5).  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-winner-effect/201207/why-do-decent-people-bully

    Why Do Decent People Bully?
    What happened to Karen Klein?

    The bullying by a group of teenage schoolchildren of a 68-year-old bus monitor names Karen Klein in New York State reached international prominence after its YouTube posting and led to widespread disgust at the teenagers’ behavior. 
    Several of the children expressed apparently genuine remorse afterwards. But why do they behave in this way?
    The great social psychologist Leon Festinger proposed a theory of cognitive dissonance which proposed that we are powerfully motivated to maintain consistency in our thoughts, feelings and actions—in other words to minimize conflict among them. Brain imaging studies have shown the networks involved in sorting out such conflicts [i].
    This is the logic of cognitive dissonance – that strange need to keep the ego reassured that what is being done is all right and proper and above all consistent. This is, of course, how bullies work. They pick a victim. They then choose someone in the group who has no strong feelings about the victim—maybe they even like them. The bully then gets that person to do some small tease—something which on its own is trivial, perhaps even mildly funny—like a relatively harmless comment directed at Karen Klein.
    Cognitive dissonance means that they will find it hard to say no when the bully escalates and—implicitly or explicitly—asks them to do something a little bit less innocent, like the more hurtful comments in the escalating abuse of Karen Klein. The dissonance conflict detectors respond in this sort of way: ‘I’m a good person, but I am doing this to them—ergo, they must be a bad person deserving of this. ‘
    And so we see spiraling situations where more and more people in a group are manipulated by the bully into harassing and mobbing the poor victim—as we saw on that school bus.  Most of these children in other circumstances would likely be decent people but unbeknown to them, the bully-leaders had injected conflict into their inconsistency-hating minds, forcing them desperately to balance out the conflict in the only way it can—by concluding that the victim is deserving of all they are getting. 
      

    6). http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/28/bullying-at-work-workplace-mobbing-is-on-the-rise/

    Bullying at Work: Workplace Mobbing is on the Rise | World …
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    Mobbing is “bullying on steroids,” a horrifying new trend whereby a bully enlists co-workers to collude in a relentless campaign of psychological …

    Bullying at Work: Workplace Mobbing is on the Rise
    By Sophie Henshaw, DPsych 

    Mobbing is “bullying on steroids,” a horrifying new trend whereby a bully enlists co-workers to collude in a relentless campaign of psychological terror against a hapless target.
    Targets are usually anyone who is “different” from the organizational norm. Usually victims are competent, educated, resilient, outspoken, challenge the status quo, are more empathic or attractive and tend to be women, aged 32 to 55. Targets also can be racially different or part of a minority group.
    The target receives ridicule, humiliation, and eventually, removal from the workplace. It leaves the victim reeling with no idea what happened or why. It takes away a person’s safety in the world, dignity, identity and belonging and damages his or her mental and physical health. The effects also radiate outward toward the target’s partner, family, friends and even community.

    Because an employee is being targeted and criticized, he or she may be seen as a “troublemaker” by others and thus be ignored and isolated by otherwise OK people. Former allies can thus turn against him and he is left socially isolated. They think: “well, he’s being criticized by management, there must be something wrong with him and I don’t want to be tarred by the same brush!”

    Gossip and innuendo spread behind closed doors before the target is aware of what’s happening, as previously loyal co-workers are enlisted to provide personal information that substantiates damaging rumors. Often the person instigating the mobbing is emotionally immature and threatened in some way by the target. People with personality disorders often employed tactics such as “splitting,” which pits members of a team against each other in order to exact revenge against a perceived slight or insult by the target.

     7). https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mobbing-bullying-other-nastiness-terry-howard

    Mobbing, bullying and other nastiness!
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    The following post, slightly edited, is a follow up to the previous one, “Letter to the college student.” Not only does it address bullying and mobbing in the workplace, it extends to cover such behaviors on college campuses. The reader is urged to read and reread this one carefully, and make it the focal point of a small group discussion in the home, at work or on campus, perhaps during a future fraternity meeting or as a case study during a class in the school of business.  -Editor
    ———————————————————————————————
    Psssst, hey reader! Got a second? 
    Can I get you to join me as an invisible partner as I replay my conversation with “Pat?” C’mon, just hop into my pickup truck and we’ll head to my favorite coffee shop. Along the way I’ll provide some context. That way you’ll fully appreciate my conversation with Pat. I promise not to take too much of your time.
    Now what I need for you to do, reader, is to reflect on all the nerve wracking stuff that’s sweeping the globe these days; acts of terrorism, reports of hateful behaviors on college campuses, hazing, sexual violence against women, gang warfare, cyberbullying…and the list goes on.  Hold those thoughts for now.
    Turning now to “Pat,” who stopped me in a hallway a while back. Pat’s facial expression was covered with anguish. Normally when I smile at someone, I expect a smile in return. This time, however, it became clear right away that would not happen during this unanticipated hallway stop with Pat.
    “Can we step into a vacant conference room just around the corner?” Pat asked me, eyes darting nervously up and down the hallway and over my shoulder. Clearly, Pat did not want to be seen huddling with me, I suspect because of all the attention my articles and workshops on eradicating workplace bullying had been getting at the time.
    “Terry, I was about to send you an e-mail after reading you last column. I’m still recovering from a devastating recent experience and it has been tough, really tough for me.” Pat proceeded, describing how giving presentations and presenting alternative positions in the organization have become painful experiences for many. “There’s this tendency to shoot the messenger, and the attacks are getting more personal, which has the effect of leaving the presenter with no desire to ever want to present again.”
    During the typical presentation, Pat explained, one person in the audience would start asking pointed off-the-wall questions. Others would then quickly chime in, putting the presenter in a helpless and defenseless position. And it would get worse from there.
    “Given a choice, I’d never want to place myself in that position again, ever! My supervisor was not present during my last presentation but the next level was, and they either sat back and watched or joined in with the rest of them. It was sickening.” And the most hurtful thing was that some of these same people who treated me so badly during the meeting afterwards smiled in face as if nothing happened. I lost all respect for them.”
    “Sounds to me, Pat, like you’ve been mobbed,” I said, an assertion met with a blank stare. “The one that cut open the “wound” that leads others to join in on the attack is the “vicarious bully,” or the “serial bully” who has a sordid history of going after anyone he or she sees as threat ”
    So what is “mobbing?” Simply put, it is when a group of people verbally attacks a target in an attempt to undermine their credibility and, often, to drive them away. Like a pack of wolves, once the mob “smells blood,” they move in for the kill, the feeding frenzy.  Targets leave the experience demoralized and may even seriously doubt his or her personal safety. The other side of the danger is that others who may not be the target may retreat into silence rather than risk being treated in a similar way.
    The late author Tim Fields knew a thing or two about mobbing. His groundbreaking book — Bully In Sight, How to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying! — is internationally recognized as the premier book on bullying. Fields, who was based in the United Kingdom, pointed out that “mobbing” is preferred to “bullying” in continental Europe and occurs in those situations where a target is selected and bullied, or mobbed, by a group of people rather than by one individual. Fields says that every mob has a ringleader, or “serial bully,” as some like to describe this personality.
    “If this ringleader is an extrovert, it will be obvious who is coercing others into mobbing the selected target,” he writes. “This person is typically the shouter and screamer and thus is easily identifiable.”
    If the ringleader is an introvert, Fields suggests that the person is likely to be in the background coercing and manipulating the mayhem, getting group members to mob the selected target. “Introvert ringleaders are much more dangerous than extrovert ringleaders,” Fields writes.
    What does it mobbing look like? It  is  intentional shouting, biting sarcasm, snide and cutting remarks, constant interruptions, vicious attacks on the data presented, etc., that can be debilitating. And on the subtle side, it ranges from publicly pointing out the trivial stuff — a typo, comma splice here and there — to rushing the person to finish while conspicuously clock watching, “icing the person,” all with malicious intent.
    In combination with rolling eyes, glaring, engaging in “side” conversations, doing e-mail, etc., the impact can be humiliating. Taken alone, any one of these behaviors may be annoying, uncivilized and despicable, and even tolerable at times. However, it is when they happen continuously, purposefully and in many variations, that they can become psychologically injurious to the target.
    On the college campus it usually takes the form of vandalizing property with offensive comments, graffiti, threats and taunts, most likely done by a group. It can also manifest in the classroom but tends to be more subtle.
    Unlike physical domestic violence where the evidence can be clear — bumps, bruises, cut lips and black eyes — mobbing “violence” gets inflicted on the target’s psyche, shattering his or her confidence, undercutting professional credibility and reducing the person’s productivity. Here the injury is largely invisible, does not heal as fast and the scars tend to be permanent. Most targets of mobbing – in the workplace or on the campus – can recall with relative ease their experiences of many years ago.
    So what compels others to join in the mobbing?
    First, there’s the “vulturing phenomenon.” Similar to what happens after one or two lions manage to snag a wildebeest, the smell of blood attracts hyenas while vultures circle above ready to move in on the carcass.

    8)  Regarding Gang Bullying:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/understanding-the-characteristics-of-workplace-bullying/

    Understanding the Characteristics of Workplace Bullying
    Last Updated Dec 17, 2007 6:52 PM EST
    The personal and emotional effects of workplace bullying can make it difficult for you, as an employer, to remain impartial. It’s especially difficult to be objective when you’ve received conflicting accounts of an incident from various colleagues.
    It is therefore important to understand exactly what issues, actions, and incidents constitute workplace bullying. This will help you promote a consistent approach to tackling bullying in your business, and ensure that each reported case of bullying is dealt with fairly.
    The key aspects of workplace bullying are outlined here, as well as some suggestions for tackling bullying in your business.
    What You Need to KnowWhat is the difference between bullying and harassment?
    Bullying and harassment are terms that are easily confused and often used interchangeably in the workplace. However, they refer to very different activities and need to be dealt with in different ways.
    Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates the law. It is defined as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, and/or age.” It becomes unlawful when it is either a condition of employment, or is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work environment.
    Bullying is an intentional act that involves the psychological, and sometimes physical, abuse of one person by another or a group of others. At present, no federal or state laws specifically cover workplace bullying; and although some bullies do base their abuse on issues such as gender, race, religion, and physical ability, most instances of bullying focus on the victim’s competency. Bullies are often insecure about a particular aspect of their own professional abilities, and feel threatened by colleagues who are competent in the same area(s).
    Bullying is extremely difficult to identify as it is carried out covertly, and is not as public as most forms of harassment. This is especially true in the workplace, where threats and abuse can be delivered via e-mail and other non-verbal forms of communication.
    When does criticism become bullying?
    In order to be successful, a business must regularly review staff performance, productivity, and conduct. An element of these reviews will inevitably involve discussing areas where your staff are failing to meet requirements or are producing work of poor quality.
    Criticism given in such circumstances does not constitute bullying if it is delivered appropriately, constructively, and respectfully. Constructive criticism from supervisors and management is part of the personal development of employees and the ongoing development of a business.
    However, if senior staff takes criticism too far, it can cause other employees to feel victimized and under intense pressure. Top-down bullying by a senior colleague can manifest itself in the following ways:
    deliberately setting unreasonable and unrealistic objectives
    publicly criticizing a person’s work without reason
    forcing employees to work long hours and overtime
    creating unmanageable workloads
    taking work away from someone
    Again, these issues can be difficult to detect and quantify due to the emotional aspects involved. By recording all formal appraisals with colleagues, and agreeing on objectives and targets with managers and staff, you can help to prevent situations in which top-down bullying can occur.
    What to Do Identify Bullying In Your Workplace
    Ways in which bullies intimidate and abuse their targets vary. Some are easier to identify than others. Workplace bullying, too, can take many forms; some of the more common examples are listed below.
    Corporate bullying, in which employers bully employees by imposing unmanageable working conditions and actively discriminate against employees who fail to comply.
    Client bullying: in which employees are bullied by their clients or customers. This occurs most often in customer service jobs, in which customers behave in an abusive, angry and sometimes violent manner toward staff who are trying to assist them.
    Serial bullying: in which one employee actively abuses one colleague after another. A serial bully tends to victimize one person until he or she suffers a breakdown, and either leaves the business or takes action against the bully—who then selects the next target.
    Pair bullying: in which two people bully a single victim. One bully usually takes the lead, while the other watches or aids in the abusive activities.
    Gang bullying: in which two or more people participate in a bullying campaign. Like pair bullying, one person tends to be the leader, while the others watch or are passively involved.
    Regulation bullying: in which one colleague forces another to comply with unrelated or obscure workplace regulations, or makes unqualified formal complaints about the victim’s professional behavior.

    9)  http://www.workplacebullying.org/idg/

    May 22nd, 2014
    IDG: Workplace bullying in technology companies

    Is Bullying Rife in Tech? by Kathryn Cave, IDG Connect, (UK) May 21 2014
    “It was quite insidious,” says Alex [false name]. “The odd comment here or there. And he’d work his way through the team. Then he started on me and I stood up to him… and it got really ugly. Really ugly – to the point where I went and got a lawyer.”
    “I am a really strong person,” continues Alex. “Anyone that knows me is just shocked by what went on. But he undermined me so much, it was this whole campaign. It got to the point where you think: am I imagining this is happening? It was very manipulative and subtle: complete psychological and mental bullying. It was awful. And it wasn’t [just] a mental health issue. It was a physical thing. One day I literally started hemorrhaging blood…”
    It is at this point that the naysayers will often step in. If it is female being described she would be casually dismissed as “emotional” and most likely “always running to HR”. If it is a male, this it would be the moment to give a kind of appalled snort: clearly he should “man up” and learn to deal with “tough management”.
    Yet throughout our conversation, it is plain to see that Alex is extremely bright and analytical; not overtly weak or emotional. This is a firm, likeable and very self-possessed person. And still, although this happened five years ago, Alex is only starting to get over the experience now.
    22% of IT Professionals Have Taken Time Off For Stress
    The latest research from the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), released in Feb 2014 [PDF] shows 27% of adult Americans have directly experienced “repeated abusive conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, work sabotage or work abuse.” And Dr. Namie, Director of WBI and widely regarded as North America’s foremost authority on workplace bullying, stresses this figure would have been far higher, if he had been less stringent with the definition.

    Bullying is extremely hard to define. It can cover a raft of abusive behaviour, from obvious horribleness, such as shouting, hectoring and physical maltreatment. Right through to a devious spectrum of Machiavellian, psychological techniques, designed to break the victim from the inside. This can include too much work, too little work, ill-defined expectations, constantly changing the goal posts, along with the usual schoolyard fare of whispering in corners and making people feel worthless.
    There is no overt legislation against it, and not only is it difficult to prove, it often takes the recipient a long time to realise it is really happening. “I was paranoid. I had depression,” explains Alex. It had a terrible effect on me. To the point where it made me question my sanity.”
    There is some evidence to suggest that whilst this problem exists everywhere, things might be worse in tech. In 2008 Computer Weekly produced an article which stated that the “IT profession is blighted by bullying”. Based on research from the UK Trade Union, Unite, this showed that out of 860 IT professionals surveyed “65% believed they had been bullied at work, and 22% had taken time off work because of stress caused by bullying.”
    Sam [false name], a senior IT professional I consulted, agreed with a lot of the findings but demurred: “To me it is not bullying, but sheer incompetence, and cronyism. Lack of openness and accountability at the top, micro-management and over-scrutiny, a lack of appropriate training and HR being useless. I have seen it, wondered how bad it can be – then experienced worse.”
    Steve Jobs, the Tech Industry & IT Professionals
    It is extremely difficult to pinpoint issues within IT as a whole because the community is non-cohesive. There are those who work in tech companies – in a range of capacities – and those who work in IT, in a wide range of industries. Yet many people agree that, like teaching and nursing, the tech industry itself, is particularly riddled with bullying.
    Steve Jobs is the poster boy of both tech entrepreneurialism and bully-boy tactics. Dr. Namie believes his example is fairly common. “The narcissism of the tech entrepreneurs is excessive. The type of personality who starts these kinds of companies are very tough to deal with. They’re quite full of themselves and they’re not about democracy or inclusion. So, they’re natural bullies. But the media will never call them bullies because they’re seen as geniuses and they’re the inventors of our era.”
    As late as this April, Jobs’ bullying made the news (again), as tech workers appealing to the legal system about Google, Adobe, Intel and Apple’s alleged conspiracy to keep workers’ wages low were asked to refrain “from unfairly portraying Jobs as a “bully” at the trial.” Cult of Mac reported “the companies said they don’t want the court to ban all of the Jobs evidence, just stuff gleaned from sources like Walter Isaacson’s biography that paints Jobs in a bad light.”
    “A tech firm is like a dysfunctional alcoholic family where the parent is the drunk,” says Dr. Namie. “The poor family. Nobody else drinks but they all have to walk on eggshells. People check their dignity at the door in those kinds of companies. They live a deferred life because the sun is burning so brightly at the top of the company and everyone else is supposed to be a bunch of nothings. It is sickening. Our biggest task at WBI is trying to get people to understand they deserve more.”
    He feels fundamentally, this stems from two factors: “[The first is] there is no boundary between home and work. The second is work pace.”
    “Those two [factors] combined, make that industry so bullying prone, it is pure chaos. And people who get into it initially get a buzz form it, but they are human wrapped in the technology experiment [and] they underestimate the fact that biologically our stress response is way behind our technological need to innovate.”
    Alex however, isn’t sure if bullying is worse in the tech industry than in others: “I’ve only ever worked in tech and so, I don’t know, I wouldn’t be able to comment. [What I do know though is] I wanted to have a career. And the industry is small. You don’t want to be seen as a trouble maker. You think: people will badmouth me.”
    Sam, who holds a senior position in a large, traditional IT company, describes personal experiences as: “a classic tale of incompetence, [the] old boys club looking out for each other [and] HR being utterly useless. [These people] get promoted because they are safe and can be trusted, not because they are competent.”
    “Not sure it is specific to IT-industry though? I believe this happens everywhere. There is a ‘leadership deficit’ in the world, in companies, in politics, everywhere.”
    A Leadership or HR Issue?
    “All of the business articles think that bullying is an HR issue,” says Dr. Namie. “It is not, it is a leadership problem because they establish the culture. HR does not establish the culture. So it should not be handled by HR, it should be handled at a leadership level.”
    Pam Farmer, an independent HR Professional, who runs consultancy firm Change Map and has 10 years’ experience of workplace bullying, agrees with this, to a certain extent: “It is critically important for the HR managers in the organisation to be fully confident that the bullying/workplace behaviour/conduct policy can be implemented and that they can run an investigation which is fair and free from interference.”
    “Many HR people, ‘HR Business Partners’, can be too close to the business and do not stand sufficiently apart from line managers,” she continues. “They either see the complainant as a problem to be managed away or are themselves afraid of being victimised. The HR community in general needs to recapture an independent position in this particular area.”
    Both Dr. Namie and Pam Farmer stress that the organisational culture establishes a bullying environment. Farmer says “negative workplace behaviour can happen anywhere, in any profession and at any level. Yet she lists a series of factors that make this worse: poor standard setting; a high degree of change or pressure; a poorly understood or implemented performance system; poorly selected managers; and of course, limited opportunities to find other jobs.
    Dr. Namie has run his organisation for 17 years and feels that companies should “care more” about the problem. However, they “either like the bully, they are afraid of the bully or they are the sponsor of the bully. In one way shape or form they are letting this go on and on.”
    This tallies with Alex’s experience. The bully was a person in a senior position; he was head of the UK office, who remained unmanaged and unchecked by the business. This led to a top-down culture, where bullying was condoned throughout the rungs of his team.
    The Bully vs. The Bullied: A Different World View
    In extremely simplistic terms Dr. Namie believes these problems in the workplace stem from ideological differences. The people who are focused doing a good job are a very different breed to the people who are preoccupied with the career ladder. In black and white terms this is the political people vs. the non-political people: “the ones who care about the work and the ones who care about personal agenda.”
    “That is the major distinction,” he explains. “The bullies are driven by their agenda. They fill their days with political dealings [usually] to the detriment of the company. So it is never about work getting done. It is never about being a tough boss, it is about getting it done for me.”
    The people that tend to be targeted fit a profile too he says: “[They tend to be] a strong worker, a veteran worker and a technically skilled worker.”
    “The target of bullying is a highly studied area,” agrees Farmer. “It may be that the bullied target is very good at their job, is anxious about their job, or speaks their mind, or is an independent thinker [there are] a whole variety of reasons. Self-confident people who are viewed as ‘strong’ by others, can be targets for bullying.”
    The best book written on the subject, “Bully in Sight”, is by Tim Field: a man who suffered a mental breakdown after being bullied in the IT workplace and died tragically young. In this he explains: there are “many reasons” why a person is selected for bullying but the two that “stand out head and shoulders above the rest are: being good at your job, often excelling; [and] being popular with people.”
    This can, of course, manifest itself in a few different ways. Employees can bully managers. Peers can pick on peers. Yet in the words of Field: “Most cases of bullying occur when a manager uses the opportunity of position to bully a subordinate.”

    10) http://ingoodhealthfdl.agnesian.com/2012/11/07/how-to-recognize-a-sociopath/

    How to Recognize a Sociopath
    by Beth Rogers-Doll Phd on NOVEMBER 7, 2012 in BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, KNOW & GO TOPICS

    There is a subgroup of human beings that walk unnamed among us. They are called sociopaths or psychopaths. These individuals cause a great deal of pain to other human beings in the world through their cruelty, manipulation, deception and power plays. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V(newest version of the book most commonly used by mental health providers to diagnose mental health concerns),
    scheduled to come out in May 2013, classifies the constellation of behaviors and personality traits as sociopathic/psychopathic personality disorder. Scientists studying how many sociopaths there are in the general population estimate that roughly 4 percent of the population has sociopathic personalities (or one in 26 people).
    The most shocking characteristic that we encounter in the mind of the sociopath is the lack of a conscience. This means that the guilty feelings most of us get when we do something wrong does not trouble the sociopath. Nor can the sociopath feel our pain. Most of us have had that strong feeling of connection to another’s pain. We empathize. We cry at sad movies; we cried when the Twin Towers came down. Sociopaths do not feel empathy. They cannot share another person’s suffering or loss. In fact, they seem to underreact to all painful stimuli. This is a consistent finding in research.
    However, they can imitate empathy once they learn how to blend in. What do I mean by “blend in?” Experts in the field seem to agree that sociopaths try to fit in by taking on more socially appropriate masks.  Hence, these cold, unfeeling individuals learn to fake feelings and to say socially appropriate things to blend in. Meanwhile, they manipulate others, destroy lives and wreak havoc. Criminal behavior is nothing to a sociopath who craves money and power. And although a number of sociopaths are in prison (according to Hare et. al, 1993, only about two in 10 inmates are sociopaths), there are just as many who never get caught at criminal activities. Still others live unethical and immoral lives, but not illegal lives.

    11) http://westchesterfamily.com/article/moms-who-bully-standing-up-to-alpha-moms-and-break-the-bullying-cycle-52e7e13c3b4f6.html

    Moms Who Bully: Standing Up to Alpha Moms and Break the Bullying Cycle
    Most of us think of children or adolescents when we hear the word bully, but here in suburbia there is plenty of bullying that goes on between grown women and it looks a lot like it does between kids.
    Published: 01/28/2014
    by Westchester Family

    ”Oh, good, you have extra juice boxes. We forgot ours today,” says a mom at the park while reaching into your diaper bag to help herself. “You don’t mind, do you?” she asks, and, though you have yet to answer, she has already pierced the foil opening with the little straw and handed it to her child. This is not your best friend or family member, just an acquaintance from your local playground. If you have experienced a similar incident, then you have been bullied – by a fellow mom.

    Just Like Kids
    Most of us think of children or adolescents when we hear the word bully, but here in suburbia there is plenty of bullying that goes on between grown women and it looks a lot like it does between kids.
    According to Urban Dictionary, these women are Alpha Moms and are characterized as type A personalities “that make other moms feel totally inadequate and inferior because of their constant attempts to outdo other mothers. Incredibly competitive and judgmental, Alpha Mom has to be the first with the latest trends and fads and her kids always have to be ahead of all the other kids.” They engage in the same subtle or overt exclusions from social events and talk viciously behind each other’s backs.
    A friend described a woman in her affluent Westchester town who bullies by manipulation and aggressive exclusion – setting people against one another with rumors and using social events such as barbeques, bar mitzvahs and even PTA committees to exclude people. She actually divides her friends into an “A” list and a “B” list and makes no secret of this. Even children of the mothers who have tried to fight back by confronting her have suffered the consequences by being excluded themselves.
    In their zeal for perfection, Alpha Moms trample over anyone that does not further their ambitions. When confronted with such destructive and negative behavior it leaves well-educated, mature women feeling as helpless and isolated as a child. Though our advice to children is to simply ignore such people, many women find it difficult to do so.

    12)  https://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/when-bullying-turns-into-mobbing-everyone-in-the-workplace-loses/

    When Bullying Turns Into Mobbing, Everyone In The Workplace Loses
    By Crystal SpragginsDecember 5, 2013TLNT

    35% of workers have experienced bullying directly
    So, I tried to explain why to this member, but it was obvious from his responses that he wasn’t listening. And his lack of listening felt like a dismissal of the realities of the very people whom he purported to want to understand with his inquiry.
    And that reminded me of a fabulous conversation I had this week withDr. Maureen Duffy, a family therapist and author of Overcoming Mobbing: A Recovery Guide for Work-place Aggression and Bullying. (And we’re back. See? I told you.)
    The book is planned for release in late December, and I wouldn’t consider myself any kind of friend to the HR community if I didn’t recommend that each and every practitioner read this book. It is wonderful.
    According to a survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), 35 percent of American workers have experienced bullying directly. I’m in that percentage. I’ve been mobbed and bullied, so I know first-hand the destructive effects of this phenomenon.

    13) https://www.amazon.com/Sociopath-Next-Door-Martha-Stout/dp/0767915828

    14) http://www.workplacebullying.org/

    15)  “adult bullying” on Facebook

    16). http://aboutleaders.com/leaders-beware-good-people-bully-too/

    Leaders Beware, Good People Bully Too
    Article by Al Gonzalez
    January 15, 2013
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    Leadership Skills
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    Leaders are sometimes unaware that their actions may be misinterpreted.

    A few months ago, a friend told me that her boss had beenbullying her.
    Although it was obvious that her manager’s behavior involved tactics that were aggressive, humiliating and intimidating, my friend was unable to make a stand against this onslaught as she found it hard to prove that her manager was operating against established rules and policies.
    Essentially, it was her word against her manager.  
    It was also scary, as my friend felt that her job was in jeopardy.
    Painful Memories
    Since I am not an authority on workplace bullying, I reached out to experts via a discussion post on LinkedIn and started looking for resources that could help her. Little did I know that through the course of this experience, I was going to be reminded of my own bullying behavior and the reason I became a leadership consultant.
    While the whole story can be accessed here, it is fair to say that I ended up looking in the mirror and becoming embarrassed about my own actions, both as a child AND as a manager.
    While it was a lot easier to focus on what my friend’s manager is doing, I decided to write an article focusing on ways that I bullied others as a leader. As you will see, it was very easy to justify my actions.
    I wanted to dig deep and list some of the actions I am least proud of, in hopes of helping others who may be doing the same to their direct reports.

    Four Types of Bullying
    The National Center Against Bullying lists four types ofbullying. Although the organization’s focus is on childhood bullying, I feel that the following kinds of bullying can also occur at the workplace. The four types of bullying include:
    • Physical bullying – hitting, kicking, tripping, pinching and pushing or damaging property.
    • Verbal bullying – name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse.
    • Covert bullying – often harder to recognize, covert bullying includes:
    ◦ lying and spreading rumours
    ◦ negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous looks
    ◦ playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate
    ◦ mimicking unkindly
    ◦ encouraging others to exclude someone damaging someone’s reputation or acceptance
    • Cyber bullying ~ overt or covert bullying behaviors using digital technologies

    For those involved, if you bully, you only add to others’ fear of these people. They are only as strong as the people that stand behind them. Encourage those involved in bullying to be kind and to keep an open mind to both sides of a story.

    Other gangstalking cases exist besides this one. If you are partaking in similar stalking like behavior, especially if you don’t know the person or there are no hard facts that a story is true, STOP THIS BEHAVIOR. This taps into a very unkind and sad part of humanity that persons such as serial bullies are very aware of. This phenomena is evil. To knowingly participate in this behavior is equivalent to devil worshipping.

    For those who believe human kind can be “better than this,” feel free to send that message out to the world – genuinely greet a neighbor, help someone in need, if your life is the pits take the time to care for yourself, or just smile.

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