[Note: This page came up in the site statistics today and I double-checked the Urban Dictionary definition for the quote, which is the second paragraph below. The definition seems to have changed; at least the highest rated definition on the site acknowledges workforce mobbing and gives an example of someone who reported “gang-stalking” and was then assumed to be mentally ill (July 4, 2018).]
Numerous of the Internet references to mobbing list “gang-stalking” as a synonym and link to definitions of gang-stalking. For example, take the following from the Urban Dictionary at http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gang+stalking.
Gang stalking is organised harassment at it’s best. It the targeting of an individual for revenge, jealousy, sport, or to keep them quite, etc. It’s a psychological attack that can completely destroy a persons life, while leaving little or no evidence to incriminate the perpetrators.
“To get some revenge we had Joe stalked, mobbed and harassed 24/7, the gang stalking never stopped. We had him followed, cut off, we bugged his house, made that guy think he was going loco, crazy. We really messed with him till he was broken.”
Grammatical errors aside, this is an oddly boastful description of a crime. You might almost say, “badass” or “gangsta.” The definition is written almost as though the perpetrators themselves are writing it. And yes, it gives a rough description of the “mobbing” harassment I have faced in my neighborhood for going on two years now.
It would not surprise me if real estate mobbers love the myth of gang-stalking, if it is mythical outside of real estate, because it’s scary, and because the local police are likely to think people are nuts if they try to report they are being “gang-stalked” by some shadowy criminals for some dark reason.
The FBI does claim—I forget which Wikipedia page I found this on but do remember reading—that there have been instances of multi-stalkings, that is, people being stalked by more than one person or by apparent gangs. And those are indeed my circumstances. But I wouldn’t be surprised if gang-stalking is a scam that real estate mobbers use to terrorize people out of their homes. Nor would I be surprised if the likes of the people who are mobbing me went out of their way to seed the web with scary descriptions of gang-stalking that might contribute to the success of their con.
It would be pretty interesting to look at cases where tenants or home owners were scared out of their homes after making wild claims of stalking and other bedtime terrors. It would also be interesting to have a look at what happened to their homes after they left. Did they sell to developers for redevelopment? Did a real estate speculator buy the home and flip it? If you think you’re being “gang-stalked,” look at the motives that could be involved. Did you recently turn down an offer on your home? Do you have a neighborhood watch attempting to gentrify the neighborhood, to enforce its own law or to force those individuals its members don’t like to sell their homes to speculators?
Think about it, because the police don’t know this crime well enough to recognize that property acquisition, the acquisition of your neighbor’s property, is in fact a motive. But the crime of forced eviction itself is illegal enough so that both motive and crime must be hidden. This is what real estate mobbing, as performed by the real estate mobbers of northeast Seattle, and probably by criminal speculators and mobbers elsewhere in the United States, does for the criminals. Hidden motives, and hidden methods.