UNEXPECTED PATH TO END T.I. STALKING
There are no truly simple and foolproof paths to end any kind of stalking, but one proven Free Will Society method has led to discovery of an unexpected path which might prove very simple and effective for many T.I. victims of organized or individual stalking.
by H. Michael Sweeneyproparanoid.wordpress.comFacebookproparanoid.net
Dateline, Jan 18, 2021, from beneath the secretary’s desk at the fictional Law Offices of Saul Goodman. copyright © 2021, all rights reserved. Permission to repost hereby granted provided entire post with all links in tact, including this notice and byline, are included. Quote freely, links requested. Please comment any such repost or quote link to original posting. Fair Use Law in play.
One unexpected benefit of stalking victims relocating here on the Coast of Washington State with me has created awareness of a new path to escape stalking. It is not really new, but that is, a new way to use an old method previously though useless, based on prior attempts to employ it. It seems we just didn’t know how, but quite by accident, thanks to the Free Will Society’s efforts (FWS) to help severely impacted stalking victims, now we do. That said, I’m not claiming we have exclusive knowledge of it… others may have discovered it before us, and simply failed to share.
This discovery amplifies the original reason for T.I.s electing to meet up here with me (and other Members) on several levels. The idea was that there would be safety in numbers able to watch each other’s back, with the eventual hope of caravanning together as a preformed community to a rural property site (farm/ranch) to establish our own intentional community, the Free Will Haven project (FWH). Today, as this is being written, there are four Members of the Society here (one just arriving), along with a larger number of victims already living here… and a like numbers seriously considering to do so.
One thing is already true of this: all Tis here have a sense of great improvement in their targeting situation, and if honestly considering, must admit that remaining targeting symptoms may simply be coincidences or knee-jerk assumptions based on expectations ‘learned’ from years of targeting. So, to be clear, coming here has proven beneficial without the new path discussed herein. But it is important to relate it to our efforts, here, because it explains how we learned of it, as well as how to make it work.
To preface further with useful event context, having worked with thousands of victims over several decades, one axiom which has remained constantly true is this: it is not normally a good idea for targeted individuals to share the same domicile, or become romantically involved. That axiom presumes that two or some other small number are doing so as individuals, and not part of a larger community of ONLY victims living in the vacuum of a targeting-free environment, like FWH. In an all TI environment, safe from direct easy access by perps, and given time to get to know other victims and establish relationships normally in the luxury of a non-targeted day-to-day life, it may be possible to find helpmates and romance free of the problems which always arise while targeted actively. Specifically, it almost always ends up where one or even all such persons living together end up accusing one another of being perps in one form or another, and result in bitter breakups with considerable additional damage to everyone’s already frazzled and delicate psyche. In fact, I’ve never seen the axiom fail, though I’m hoping it has, somewhere, for someone.
A perfect example took place when, against my general advice, one of the Members offered cohabitation to aid another homeless Member in seeking to reestablish himself, here. They would share a hotel room, one using a sleeping bag on the floor. It only took about three weeks for an emotional bond to form sufficient to lead to romance, again against my advice, and only a few weeks more to lead to the expected accusations and an unhappy separation. There is only one important detail about all that, and it is the matter which opened the unexpected door to a logical path for other victims.
The male Member, admittedly a PTSD victim as well, threatened violence in ways rendering him a danger to himself and others… to include myself and the Society.
There was no choice but to seek a restraining order, and that has proven to be a doorway of great opportunity, particularly here, in Washington State. Before continuing, I must admonish against mentioning organized or gang stalking, mind control, and any DEW or other electronic weaponry when seeking a restraining order. Not unless you have direct proofs to offer… and by proofs, I mean courtroom Perry Mason-quality. What you believe or think true, or have researched online or even found in my books, MEANS NOTHING before a Judge.
For this reason, also, know that your standing before a Judge, especially if the Respondent chooses to use it against you in his defense, can be harmed if you had previously filed Police Reports which involved those same topics. While there can be exceptions, it can be used against you and result in an unfavorable ruling by the Judge… who will likely view you as mentally imbalanced in some way. I have always advised great care in calling Police or writing letters to FBI, Politicians, Media, etc. Any such prior activities will create doubt in your claims, and require significantly stronger proofs if to overcome such doubts. Ergo, best to keep it simple, and focus on threats of violence or actual violence in need of restraints.
Even so, attempting to secure an Order has potential value even if rejected (for any reason). You can try again another day when your quality of proof improves, and multiple attempts can, in the right circumstances, serve as proofs of another sort in non court venues. But you can’t keep doing that… after a third try, or so, you’ve likely worn out the welcome mat. But one or two can be seen as an excellent historical trail which succinctly documents the nature, depth, and timeline of targeting, esp. when presented with your own argumentative responses to any given rejection by the Court.
Types of Orders and how they work
There are many kinds of restraining orders, and while a lawyer is always a wise partner in any legal action, they are relatively simple to request on one’s own. Most States have a Free Legal Service available for this and other purposes, if you are on fixed income, homeless, etc. We are only concerned with Civil Orders, as opposed to Criminal Orders, which relate to criminal investigative needs. Commonly, there is no Court Cost or Fee to seek any form of Civil Restraining Order, the type useful to a T.I. It is primarily a matter of visiting the County’s Courthouse and requesting the forms, often also available online, and filling them out. Because multiple types of orders can rely upon the same forms, it can mean rather a lot of detailed paperwork (in our case, about a dozen sheets of questions with checkboxes and fill-in-blanks).
Typically, the County Clerks can answer questions should any given item not be understood. We had about six such questions, answered on the spot as we filled them out at the Courthouse. If you will have witness testimony, you will likely need ask for forms for that. Even with Clerk aid, our first attempt was still somehow flawed, but by the time we finished the second attempt, we understood the process rather well. There will be no specific stepwise advice on any of that, here; it will likely vary State by State, as determined by various laws in place which so dictate, and the forms themselves.
There may be variations on the type of Civil Restraining Order from which to choose. The County Clerk’s Office can advise which type is best… or more correctly, which forms best meet your need, based on playing 20 questions. But the one best version is one based on Domestic violence, for reasons covered separately, herein, some of which relate specifically to unusual benefits in Washington State, which may or may not be available in your State.
Domestic violence is generally defined as actual violence or threats of same from anyone you have cohabited with (romantically, or no), be it current or at some time in the past. Many targeted victims complain of family members, roommates, and cohabitation lovers (not one-night stands… but any situation where they had their own key copy) deemed to be a perp. Actually, as we will later discuss, it need not even be that they were a perp, to make an Order of value… that Washington State difference. Restated: there is a potential benefit in a Domestic Violence order against any individual, which can also benefit a victim of stalking by other unnamed and unreferenced persons in the order. It’s like being handed an umbrella; it can cover more than one person in the right circumstances.
Less specific orders (non Domestic Violence) addressing specified aspects of stalking and/or harassment still have value, but only if against named respondents.
Before getting into details, lets take a look at the process, which would not seem to vary much State by State. After you file the request (Petition), a Judge will review the Petition and either reject it for insufficient cause, or find it sufficient to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (likely in the range of ten to fourteen days) pending a Hearing where the Respondent and Petitioner can argue before the Judge as to why it should be rendered Permanent, or Lifted (canceled). This provides due process rights to the Respondent, who must ‘respond’ if feeling the order is unjust. It might take place by phone or only video conferencing, since the advent of COVID. In any event, the petitioner (you) need not confront the respondent in court, if feeling threatened, thereby. Note that should a restraining order be lifted, you should likely be notified and given an opportunity to protest and alter the decision… a matter to be inquired upon when the final order is issued.
The Temporary Order will be served and you will also receive a copy. If violated by Respondent, you call Police and they will take action which might be anything from a warning to an arrest, and the Court will be notified of the violation, which will strengthen the likelihood of a Permanent Order. Once the Judge rules, that notice will also be delivered to both parties, and the protection either continues, or is ended. Simple 1, 2, 3.
What you need before you can file
You need to know the name and address of the Respondent, and ideally, their birth date or estimated year of birth. You need physical description characteristics (estimations OK). For both yourself and the Respondent, you need to have current addresses. This can be a problem if either of you are homeless… specify a Shelter or friend’s address, or a hangout location and so indicate. In like manner, you must know what Law Enforcement Agency responds if either of you were to dial 9-1-1 (determines who will serve legal papers and be most likely to enforce the Order if violated). It can be useful to know if the Respondent has weapons, a criminal past, an income/job, vehicles, or specific items used in targeting you (again, nothing relating to political control technology). In some cases, your Order can request seizure of items potentially used against you, such as guns or a vicious attack Dog. For anything more than guns, it is especially a question for a lawyer, perhaps, and for making a case that the request addresses a valid, significant threat.
Of utmost importance, you need to be able to describe the perceived threat with examples, but also, if to succeed, supporting proofs. This should include descriptions of emotional states of fear or other harms already experienced, or feared; sell the drama. A Police Report is the ultimate proof, perhaps even if the Police could not verify claims… multiple reports can establish a pattern — so it is possible that any ill-advised calls to Police might still prove useful. If they exist, consider to use them, because if they do and you don’t mention them, that may cause the judge to throw the matter out.
Ask your Clerk about how to properly handle and submit such third-party proofs, testimonies, and other attachable evidences. Proofs can be in the form of emails or sms messages, video/audio recordings, or eye witness statements which illustrate the most serious threats or harms experienced. Some such proofs like video/audio can simply be cited, with an offer to provide them at a hearing, or perhaps by mounting them online somewhere with a private URL link you can put into the documentation. You would not want to overload the request with too many examples, but you can cite that other examples are available. The important thing is to illustrate each differing kind of threat, abuse, or harm endured for a broader picture.
Special Benefits of Domestic Violence-based Orders
Victims of Domestic Violence become eligible for special benefits in many States. In Washington State, it can mean emergency housing in a center with greater security than a homeless shelter. It can also mean monthly financial assistance in several categories. Washington even has the functional equivalent of a ‘Witness Protection Program’ which provides the victim with all new identity, and establishes them with either an income and living space or employment in a differing city, as well as a blind mail drop which allows contact by approved persons/businesses without them knowing your true location/current name.
The Society has a contact in the Washington State program who is very pro Society efforts at a personal level. This provides yet one more set of reasons for Members to consider joining us, here. Should perps follow, the Restraining Order provides additional defensive measures to those already in place here due the safety in numbers and my presence, with my skills set and special TSCM (Technical Security CounterMeasures) equipment. It can, for those able to illustrate Domestic Violence (even if from another community, perhaps even out of State), mean superior protection and other aid well beyond that of the Society. Again, that is true even if it was unrelated to current stalking issues.
But it is also true, that even if not a Member, and not joining us, here, anyone can use this tool anywhere in the country, for possible relief at one level, or another. Please advise of any such efforts and outcome.
Free Will Haven; Targeting Free Intentional Community for Stalking Victims
When I created the Free Will Society to aid stalking victims, one of the lofty goals was to eventually build some form of Safe Haven community for them. That dream now seems on the threshold of coming to pass. The result is Free Will Haven. iWhere can a targeted individual get help? Free Will Haven; Targeting Free Intentional Community for Stalking Victims by H. Michael Sweeney proparanoid.wordpress.com proparanoidpress.com proparanoid.net copyright © 2017, all rights reserved. Permission to repost hereby granted provided entire post with all links in tact, including this notice and byline, are included. Please comment any such repost to original posting. What is Free Will Haven?
Free Will Haven?
MAJOR UPDATE/REWRITE: Aug. 2017. It’s been three years now since we formed the Free Will Society with the intention to establish a low-cost, self-sustaining, targeting-free intentional community (Free Will Haven) for stalking victims who can’t get a fair shake at life in populated areas. A lot has transpired, some of it really good, some of it bad, and now, it looks like we are ready to ramp things up a bit. So I thought this page should be rewritten, and perhaps, be simplified. Very little of the original post remains, or remains unchanged, and I have added rather a lot about the Beta site which was established and our plans for an even better location. Over 2,500 victim days targeting free! Compare that to over 12,000 stalking victims I’ve had contact with over some 25 years where almost every victim says they can’t get even a few days respite, if not for the stalking, then the fear of it.
Intentional Community? Beta site has been undertaken
Wikipedia’s definition for Intentional Communities is a full paragraph long. Simplified, it is a community planned from the start to cater to specific persons of like (interests, beliefs, goals, needs, etc.), typically favoring alternative lifestyles which foster those goals. You can learn more about such communities at sites like tedxblackrockcity.com (informative video), ic.org (a kind of ‘superstore’ of centralized info on topic), dba Fellowship for Intentional Communities (Facebook page). The Free Will Society is now a Member organization of the FIC, which gives us access to a mountain of informational resources and other aid not previously enjoyed. Much of this is now available and useful to FWS Members as result.
In Free Will Haven’s case, our goals are ecological and consumptive sustainability (not to be confused with the New World Order’s use of ‘sustanability’ when pushing Codex Alimentarius, Agenda 21, GMO foods, Genetic Engineering, Global Warming, Carbon Tax/Credits/Currency, etc.); survivability (in this case, against all forms of surveillance, stalking or targeting of individuals in any manner), and financial and spiritual wellbeing (the unchecked pursuit of happiness through exercise of God’s gift of Free Will). Defensive survivability lays at the heart of the plan, and is based on the many books and online consultancy I have made available as a privacy/security expert to targeted persons for more than 25 years as The Professional Paranoid, the title of my first book.
Low cost is addressed primarily by focusing on portable tiny homes, or RV vehicles for short-to-long-term housing, and communal style co-op sharing of centralized services and site-produced foods and resources. Cottage industry will be encouraged to augment personal incomes, and/or like projects for the collective. It is the goal to allow one to live a decent and enjoyable life-style for less than $500 a month, total outlay (I’m managing on $400), that figure based on purchasing of food and supplies from outside sources. Once self sufficient, costs would decrease accordingly.
I think of FWH as a bit more flexible than a community. I see it as also acting as a short-term hospice for those seeking temporary shelter and healing from their ordeal, and in some cases, a school of defensive arts, and even self-replicating factory. Residents can stay as long as they like. Once fully rested and obtaining stability in their lives through being targeting free for a sufficient period, they might wish to return to society, perhaps under a new identity (we can help with that), or, perhaps, having learned what it takes to establish and operate such a community… go out and create another one, somewhere else. We would like to see several of them nation-wide, and even internationally.What makes Free Will Haven an intentional community?
Tiny homes and RV life style?
A tiny home generally references any small living space intended to be extremely practical and economical, though minimalist in nature. As a rule, this commonly means either a starter home for a young couple or single individual, or a retirement home for someone without a family, as a tiny home cannot have many rooms dedicated for family functions and individual compartmentalization.
The original tiny home movement included exotic efforts with costs of $1M or more not uncommon; ultra modern, hi-tech, and with prestige designer labels attached. The grass roots version, on the other hand, has gone wild finding ways to do as well with less, with costs ranging from well under $10K to perhaps an average of about $40K for the higher end; about what one might put down on a conventional home mortgage. This has resulted in an almost unlimited array of possible home design types and, as result, flexibility in meeting individual needs and tastes, like these as found at pinterest.
You can have tree houses, container homes (check these out), domed homes, spray cement (free-form shape) and similar homes (check this video out, and this), underground homes, and more, including homes that simply look like a normal home but scaled down… some of which are on wheels. That brings us to the fact that a motor home, RV vehicle, trailer, or even a manufactured home also qualifies. All of these are on the drawing board/table at Free Will Haven.
The ones we favor most are the ones you can order pre built and delivered to the site (look at these, and you can even get an ‘Ikea’ home complete with furnishings), or the ones you simply buy plans or kits for and then build yourself (like these). Or, they can be ad-hoc, and built from whatever you can cheaply get your hands on. Google any of these home types for endless solutions to choose from, and when it comes time to actually consider residency options, we will work with you to fine tune or better the ideas you favor.
I have established a special page chock-full of information about the ins and outs, pros and cons of the almost endless options available in choosing an RV type or style of Tiny Home. It also addresses the lifestyle, itself. RV solutions provide a quick and dirty ‘home’, completely self-contained with everything needed including their own backup generators. Tiny homes tend to be minus some aspects, such as bathrooms, but can include them; its up to the individual. They can end up being more roomy and comfortable than an RV, and seem more ‘homey.’
The Free Will Haven concept encourages use of an RV upon arrival, and the construction/installation of a tiny home (many of which can be portable and towed like a trailer). If electing a tiny home, any RV in hand can then be sold or rented to someone who does not have one, sold for long term, rented for short term. The same can be said for the Tiny Homes should a resident choose to relocate and not take the home with them. There is no reason anyone should feel that becoming a resident has no exit options. Quite the contrary. It increases options.
Beta site effort proves viability
The original Beta effort has resulted in the purchase and operation of a rather off-grid beta site by one of our founding members using their own money. It operated for about two years serving two TIs using most of the basic plan established by the Free Will Society. For whatever reason, the owner/operator of the site elected to abandon reliance upon and participation with FWS, though we had provided money to help pay for installation of electrical power to the site. There are clues it involved personal matters as well as relationship issues.
While there is some mystery as to why a refusal to engage in dialog, it is clear the Beta site was successful in terms of the key-most goals; survivability targeting-free. We are grateful for their effort. The Beta site failed only because of eviction for contract violations of some sort, presumably through miscalculation by the owner/operator in absence of help from the FWS. Due diligence is always upon the purchaser, who was at a disadvantage in many ways in terms of ability to do so. It is a regrettable outcome.
Meanwhile, I myself have been living as a homeless person in a motor home. I have essentially established a semi Beta site of my own where I was the only resident, also in a deeply rural environment. Between my experience and the actual beta site, there has been a total of more than 2500 targeting-free days. It has been a joy for me, and the Beta site operator has come forward publicly to express positive views towards the experience and an intention to attempt yet another effort. In that effort, the operator has affiliated with a new core group with a troubled past with respect to credibility and honesty, and we wish them all better luck.
The concept is proven. 2500 stalking free days!
Now it is time to move forward more earnestly, and do it right, this time.What is a tiny home like in Free Will Haven?
The future: location and logistics?
The original beta site (image) was less roughly 1 acre in size, and rather a long, narrow unimproved property at a high altitude in a colder part of Oregon with a dry clime (annual high of less than 60 degrees). It had no water but was near to a river with drinkable water and fish, and she had a water filtration system. It would support a well at shallow drill depth. It had no power but as it fronted a main highway for the area, it did not cost much to install power. It would support raising crops, and was established with an Airstream trailer (very nice) and several other towable items, and self-assembled Quonset-like structures for storage and greenhouse function. It is not known if a second RV was brought in for the second resident; the Airstream is thought to sleep up to four persons in two different accommodations. Still, it is not a terrible site, actually fairly decent given it was purchased sight unseen and based on a limited budget.
This site was not chosen with the help from or according to the ideal guidelines established by Free Will Haven. Since the purchase was made with the operator’s money and in consideration of their small income, that exercise of control was perhaps expected. The basic-most needs were considered to the extent possible. But While there was some good visual separation between the site and neighbor structures by trees, it was not as private as FWS would prefer. There are two neighbors within about 600 feet of the property (less than a city block). The nearness of a main highway, though also buffered with a lot of trees, is also not a perfect situation. I do like the fact that the rear of area (not shown) is backed with a high bluff which is uninhabitable, and provides security.
We can and should do better. Recently, my Publisher bought some property at auction and invited me to live there rent free. While it turned out not to be possible due to dense forestation requiring expensive work just to get onto the property with a motor home, the method of acquisition was unrealized in previous review of potential sites. Things are looking up.
Compare the the Beta site to this 20 Acre property which represents the ultimate site for meeting goals established for Free Will Haven. The road is a gravel road established for timber harvest and is seldom used by anyone but hunters — residents could hunt on the property if desired! It dead ends at the property, which is a flatland at the top of a hill, and continues into the property as shown for easy access.
It has multiple developable locations and area for growing crops without the need to fell trees. There is NO ONE for miles in any direction. These are the kinds of features preferred in the actual site. Depending on many factors, a really good site could be as small as perhaps 5 acres and still prove satisfactory. Geographic features such a hill can negate concerns about privacy as relate to adjacent properties. There are many such opportunities; cliff faces or steep terrain, rivers, national forests, etc., can all be allies.
This particular location is very inexpensive to purchase despite the larger acreage, simply because there is zero access to commercial power at any cost. That lets it out of consideration, as neither solar nor wind power enjoys economy of scale in the levels required to support a comfortable life style for a given individual, much less a collective. It would take approximately $9,000 per living space for solar, for instance — without a battery system to cover nighttime use (another $4,000). Figures are based on the same power level as the generator output in a typical Motor Home. If one had a few hundred thousand to tie up into an off-grid house, that would be a small bit of the budget. But that’s not your typical stalking victim. I’ll mention here that the weather is much nicer at this location, too, withs highs in the 80s.
The all important factor in any land acquisition, of course, is cost, including what it will take to occupy it successfully. As it happens, there are properties which fit these kinds of requirements which are available at a price I can afford. Sort of. The trick is finding them where the owner will finance with ‘ez credit terms,’ which, fortunately, is not unheard of. I have to be able to handle the monthly payment out of my pitiful social security payments, and have a low enough down payment that I still have money to pay for bringing in power and a water storage system, and a few other items such as a storage shed, and a freezer (a Motor Home typically holds about four days worth of frozen foods).
Alternately… should the Society obtain a large donation or one of our members win the lottery (I buy tickets), I’ve found marvelous properties in Missouri which offer as much as 160 acres fully developed as a farm or ranch capable of producing an income suitable to cover mortgage… for less money than it would cost to buy a house in most big cities. Many of these have rivers, lakes, or ponds and wooded areas full of all manner of wildlife, such as Wild Turkey, Geese, Ducks, Deer, Boar. This allows hunting and fishing right on the property, many of which have hunter’s cabins or blinds in place. But I’m not waiting for $300-500K donations.
I’m scouring land listings for something I can buy NOW. And, I will be starting a new gofundme for anyone willing to help, and/or wishing to participate, perhaps, as resident.
Participation: Membership and Residency
Anyone and everyone is requested to join the Free Will Society, stalking target or no, to support the Free Will Haven project (and other projects planned in the future). Annual membership is $25, currently payable by PayPal to proparanoidgroup at gmail com, adding comment to that effect in the message it requests in the process. Membership gives one access to more detailed information, including the history thus far of the project in detail, and an opportunity to participate in and contribute to the ongoing dialog and direction of the effort. It also gains access to dozens of resource materials from our membership in the Fellowship for Intentional Communities.
One must be a Member to apply for residency. There is a separate $25 fee to cover the application process, which is required to insure that all residents will be able to benefit without social incompatibilities. It is unfortunately true that there exist people who claim to be stalking victims who are not, for instance. While one can join and apply simultaneously, I advise against. Membership will provide access to a flood of information and direct contact with other members, and could conceivably end up changing a person’s mind about residency. One should be fully informed before deciding.
The application process further educates the applicant toward decisions about if, when, and how to undertake the actual move. It analyzes the applicant’s ability to actually undertake the venture with a reasonable expectation of happy success, fully informing them of what to expect in the way of possible downfall, all based on their precise personal situation. A checklist of things to consider and steps to be taken is reviewed in great detail, critical in determining the true cost of ‘move in.’ Once approved, they need not act immediately, and can work through the checklist at their own pace, as may be dictated by anything from costs to family affairs in need of tending.