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.