Tuesday, August 20, 2013

An Open Letter to the Vancouver Police Department

To Whom It May Concern:

I am one of many concerned citizens who have become starkly aware of certain criminal matters that are ongoing in our community and abroad. I am a target of these crimes and I feel that they are not being addressed by the police as they should be. I am far from alone in feeling this way. 

I will get right to the point by asking you some pertinent questions that need to be answered: 

1) Why do your police officers continually deny any knowledge of what is commonly referred to as 'gang stalking', 'organized stalking', or 'cause stalking'?

2) Why do your officers continually deny knowledge of 'watch lists', which are being used excessively to blacklist certain individuals under the guise of anti-terrorist laws. 

3) Why do your officers refuse to investigate these organized stalking crimes when they are reported to them by those who are being targeted? 

4) Why do your officers not seem at all concerned that they are coming under greater and greater suspicion by the targets of these crimes, who feel more and more certain that the police are involved in assisting the perpetrators and even orchestrating or otherwise directing their targeting activities? 

5) What are you doing to assure that 'community watch groups' and 'police agents' are not targeting innocent people in these crimes, using the power you have entrusted in them? 

6) How does a targeted (blacklisted) person go about determining if they have been placed on police 'community notification lists' or 'watch lists', and how do they go about having themselves removed from such lists?

7) What is the full extent of these lists, i.e. how many people are currently listed, how widely are the lists distributed, to whom are the lists distributed, and how often are they distributed?

8) What sort of information, confidential or otherwise, do you share with community watch groups and police agents regarding certain individuals of interest to you?

9) What are the procedures that are involved in a 'threat assessment' when a person makes claims of being harassed, threatened, or abused?

10) What sort of 'threat assessment' teams or investigative parties exist outside of the Police Department, and who are they?

11) What is the extent of the 'investigative advice' that you provide for any investigative parties that exist outside of the Police Department? 

12) Is a person who has a criminal record eligible for training by the Criminal Harassment Unit, if so requested? If not, why not? 

I hope that these questions will be answered promptly and satisfactorily in order to ease growing suspicions among the public about police methods and conduct, and I hope that these answers will be able to help myself and others in understanding that the protection of our health and safety is of as much a priority to you and your officers as is anyone else's, and that the public as a whole can depend on you and your officers to recognize this epidemic criminal activity and uphold the law in these matters as much as they do in any other matter where an ongoing crime is being committed. 

Organized stalking is an ongoing crime that is occurring more and more often within many communities, both in this country and abroad. It involves continuous dangerous and threatening activities that are directed against specifically targeted people, and leaves these targets feeling isolated and unprotected within their own community, with nowhere to turn for help, as long as the police refuse to acknowledge its existence. It involves both psychological harassment and physical violence that usually comes from many simultaneous fronts at once, or in an alternating pattern, and over a very long period of time (usually years). It often leads to temporary mental or physical breakdown, which only adds to the problem by stereotyping the target as mentally ill, which gives those in authority (police and doctors, among others) an excuse to disregard their otherwise valid claims of being victims of such harassment and violent abuse. Generally, authorities seem to be overly complacent about the reality of this situation. 

Organized stalking includes virtually the same forms of abuse that you define on your website as 'domestic violence', except that the perpetrators and targets in organized stalking situations are not partners in a relationship. However, organized stalking involves coordinated attacks by a multitude of perpetrators, whereas victims of domestic violence usually have only one perpetrator. Also, in cases of domestic violence, the victim knows who their perpetrator is, whereas in cases of organized stalking, the target usually has no idea of who or how many perpetrators they are dealing with. It appears that in almost every case, complete strangers to the target are involved, as much as are known perpetrators.

Targets of organized stalking need to feel assured that they have somewhere to turn where they will not be made to feel that they are not believed, and where they can expect something will be done to protect them, just as victims of domestic violence are. Currently, targets of organized stalking are reluctant to go to the police, due to the fact that they are quickly coming to believe that the police are deeply involved in both orchestrating and directly assisting in the perpetration of these crimes. This belief that the police (and other government agencies as well) are involved in these matters should be of extreme concern to you, since targets are now coming together on the Internet and elsewhere and sharing their stories, and from hearing these stories, many are coming to understand that the police have absolutely no intention of helping them. If your officers continue to ignore the fact that these crimes are occurring to the degree that they are, some of these targets will eventually be forced to take action into their own hands, and this will not result in anything good for anybody, including the reputation of the police as protectors of the peace and servants of the community. People that the police favor will become targets of the targeted. The methods being used to target individuals will be turned back on them, and other recourses will be devised. The only way to stop this forced defensive measure id for the police to start to acknowledge that these crimes are occurring, and to take the proper action to investigate them in order to prevent them from occurring. 

Organized stalking goes beyond both domestic violence and criminal harassment in that it involves a coordinated effort by multiple perpetrators in a manner that avoids the possibility of any one perpetrator being seen to commit either of these offences as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. 

Since your officers do not currently recognize organized stalking as the unique form of crime that it is, this allows and even encourages perpetrators to engage in further crimes against their targets, including slander, invasion of privacy, psychological and physical torture, illegal electronic surveillance, sexual exploitation, blackmail, etc. 

This crime of organized stalking needs to be properly recognized and addressed immediately! I hope to hear from you soon so that my questions can be answered. 

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Targeted Victim

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