1975 Senator Frank Church convened a joint senatorial/congressional inquiry
into the egregious human rights and civil liberties violations of the Central
Intelligence Agency (“CIA”), National Security Agency (“NSA”), as well as the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) against people both foreign and
domestic. Such blatant transgressions included the “neutralization” and
“elimination” of political dissidents, “enemies of the state,” real or imagined
threats to National Security, and anyone else on the proverbial shit list of
the Military Industrial Complex (“MIC”).
Church Committee was the United States Senate Select Committee to Study
Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, a U.S. Senate
committee chaired by Senator Frank Church (D ID) in 1975. A precursor to the
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the committee investigated
intelligence gathering for illegality by the aforementioned agencies after
certain activities had been revealed by the Watergate affair.
famous examples which have since emerged include: (1) the FBI sending letters
to Martin Luther King Jr encouraging him to kill himself or else they would
tell the world about his sexual proclivities; (2) the planned or successful
assassinations of foreign leaders such as Fidel Castro, Patrice Lumumba, and
countless other South American, Middle Eastern or Asian leaders; (3) the
wholesale undermining of entire foreign economies if they democratically
elected someone at odds with the elite power structure deep state of the United
States such as what occurred against Salvatore Allende of Guatemala; (4) the
possible assassination of John F Kennedy; (5) revelations of Christopher Pyle
in January 1970 of the U.S. Army’s spying on the civilian population; (6) the
December 22, 1974 New York Times article by Seymour Hersh detailing operations
engaged in by the CIA over the years that had been dubbed the “family
jewels,” involving covert action programs involving assassination attempts
against foreign leaders and covert attempts to subvert foreign governments were
reported for the first time; (7) efforts by intelligence agencies to collect
information on the political activities of US citizens; and (8) countless other
examples, both overseas and domestically.
end result of the Church Committee Hearings was the outright banning on CIA
assassinations as well as the FBI/DOJ COINTELPRO gang-stalking programs. In
1975 and 1976, the Church Committee published fourteen reports on various U.S.
intelligence agencies’ formation, operations, and the alleged abuses of law and
of power that they had committed, with recommendations for reform, some of
which were later put in place.
the other matters investigated were attempts to assassinate other foreign
leaders such as Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, the Diem brothers of
Vietnam, Gen. René Schneider of Chile, and Director of CIA Allen Dulles’s plan
(approved by President Dwight Eisenhower) to use the Sicilian Mafia to kill
Fidel Castro of Cuba.
recommendations and pressure by this committee, President Gerald Ford issued
Executive Order 11905 (ultimately replaced in 1981 by President Reagan’s
Executive Order 12333) to ban U.S. sanctioned assassinations of foreign
the Church Committee’s reports have been said to constitute the most extensive
review of intelligence activities ever made available to the public. Much of
the contents were classified, but over 50,000 pages were declassified under the
President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992.
Church Committee learned that beginning in the 1950s, the CIA and FBI
intercepted, opened, and photographed more than 215,000 pieces of mail by the
time the program was shut down. The Church report found that the CIA was
zealous about keeping the US Postal Service from learning that mail was being
opened by government agents. CIA agents moved mail to a private room to open
the mail or in some cases opened envelopes at night after stuffing them in
briefcases or coat pockets to deceive postal officials.
May 9, 1975, the Church Committee called CIA director William Colby. That same
day Ford’s top advisers (Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Philip W. Buchen,
and John Marsh) drafted a recommendation that Colby be authorized to brief only
rather than testify, and that he would be told to discuss only the general
subject, with details of specific covert actions to be avoided except for
realistic hypotheticals. But the Church Committee had full authority to call a
hearing and require Colby’s testimony. Ford and his top advisers met with Colby
to prepare him for the hearing.
Ford administration, particularly Rumsfeld, was “concerned” about the effort by
members of the Church Committee in the Senate and the Pike Committee in the
House to curtail the power of U.S. intelligence agencies. It seemed that
Rumsfeld et al was comfortable giving the power to arbitrarily destroy anyone
as “enemies of the state” by anyone working in the IC and MIC.
(COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert and illegal projects
conducted by the FBI aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and
disrupting domestic “political dissidents.”
records show that COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the
FBI deemed subversive, including anti Vietnam War organizers, activists of the
Civil Rights Movement or Black Power movement (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the Black Panther Party), feminist organizations, anti colonial movements
(such as Puerto Rican independence groups like the Young Lords), and a variety
of organizations that were part of the broader New Left.
Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives on COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents
to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, neutralize or otherwise
eliminate” the activities of these movements and especially their leaders.
Under Hoover, the agent in charge of COINTELPRO was William C. Sullivan.
included anonymous phone calls, IRS audits, and the creation of documents that
would divide their targets internally.
the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Hoover singled out King as a
major target for COINTELPRO. Under pressure from Hoover to focus on King,
Sullivan wrote: “In the light of King’s powerful demagogic speech, we must mark
him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the
future in this nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national
Final Report of the Select Frank Church Committee blasted the behavior of the
intelligence community in its domestic operations (including COINTELPRO) in no
Committee finds that the domestic activities of the intelligence community at
times violated specific statutory prohibitions and infringed the constitutional
rights of American citizens. The legal questions involved in intelligence
programs were often not considered. On other occasions, they were intentionally
disregarded in the belief that because the programs served the “national
security” the law did not apply. While intelligence officers on occasion
failed to disclose to their superiors programs which were illegal or of
questionable legality, the Committee finds that the most serious breaches of
duty were those of senior officials, who were responsible for controlling
intelligence activities and generally failed to assure compliance with the law.
Many of the techniques used would be intolerable in a democratic society even
if all of the targets had been involved in violent activity, but COINTELPRO
went far beyond that – the Bureau conducted a sophisticated vigilante operation
aimed squarely at preventing the exercise of First Amendment rights of speech
and association, on the theory that preventing the growth of dangerous groups
and the propagation of dangerous ideas would protect the national security and
to attorney Brian Glick in his book War at Home, the FBI used four main methods
Infiltration: Agents and informers did not merely spy on political activists.
Their main purpose was to discredit and disrupt. Their very presence served to
undermine trust and scare off potential supporters. The FBI and police
exploited this fear to smear genuine activists as agents;
Psychological warfare: The FBI and police used myriad “dirty tricks”
to undermine progressive movements. They planted false media stories and
published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups.
They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous
telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up
pseudo movement groups run by government agents, and manipulated or strong
armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials and others to cause
trouble for activists. They used bad jacketing to create suspicion about
targeted activists, sometimes with lethal consequences;
Harassment via the legal system: The FBI and police abused the legal system to
harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers of the law
gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for
false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. They discriminatorily enforced tax
laws and other government regulations and used conspicuous surveillance,
“investigative” interviews, and grand jury subpoenas in an effort to
intimidate activists and silence their supporters;
Illegal force: The FBI conspired with local police departments to threaten
dissidents; to conduct illegal break ins in order to search dissident homes;
and to commit vandalism, assaults, beatings and assassinations. The object was
to frighten or eliminate dissidents and disrupt their movements.
FBI specifically developed tactics intended to heighten tension and hostility
between various factions in their targeted groups and individuals, and this
resulted in numerous deaths, among which were San Diego Black Panther Party
members John Huggins, Bunchy Carter and Sylvester Bell.
COINTELPRO was officially terminated in April 1971, critics allege that
continuing FBI actions indicate that post COINTELPRO reforms did not succeed in
ending COINTELPRO tactics.
THE “COPS” FEDERAL AND STATE SANCTIONED GANG-STALKING PROGRAM
Oriented Policing,” (“COPS”) is a strategy of policing that focuses on police
“building ties and working closely with members of the communities,” and
originated in 1994 when then Senator Joseph Biden wrote and then President Bill
Clinton enacted the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (“VCCLEA”)
establishing the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (“COPS”) within
the US Department of Justice.
policing is supposedly a policy that requires police to engage in a “proactive
approach” to address public safety concerns, and is a cornerstone of the
Clinton Administration, gaining its funding from the 1994 Violent Crime Control
and Law Enforcement Act.
implementations of community policing include: (1) relying on community based
crime prevention by utilizing “civilian education,” neighborhood watch, and a
variety of other techniques, as opposed to relying solely on police patrols;
(2) restructuring the patrol from an emergency response based system to
emphasizing proactive techniques such as foot patrol; (3) increased officer
accountability to civilians they are “supposed to serve;” and (4)
decentralizing police authority, allowing more discretion amongst lower ranking
officers, and more initiative expected from them.
other words, federal and state sanctioned and approved GANG-STALKING.
Stalking has been described as fascism, using East Germany style “Stasi
Tactics,” a systemic form of control, which seeks to control every aspect of a
“Targeted Individual’s” life. Gang Stalking has many similarities to workplace
mobbing, but takes place outside in the community, where the target is followed
around and placed under surveillance by groups of organized civilian
spies/snitches 24/7, 365 days a year. Targeted Individuals are harassed in this
way for months or years before they realize that they are being targeted by an
organized program of gang-stalking harassment. This is very similar to what happened
to many innocent individuals in the former East Germany or activists and
dissidents in the former Soviet Union. Many innocent people in the former East
Germany would be targeted for these harassment programs, and then their
friends, family, and the community at large would be used to monitor,
prosecute, and harass them. In the former USSR it was used by the state to
target activists, political dissidents, or anyone that the Secret Police
thought was an “enemy of the state,” or as “mentally unfit,” and many were
institutionalized or murdered using this form of systematic control.
Bill Clinton’s COPS Gang-Stalking Program, civilian spies are recruited from
every segment of society, and everyone in the “targets” life is made a part of
this ongoing, continuous, and systematic form of control and harassment, with
such actions that are specifically designed to control the target and to “keep
them in line,” like a Pavlovian Dog. These actions are also designed to
mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, socially, and
psychologically destroy the target over years, to make them appear to be crazy,
and leave them with no form of support, whatsoever.
the targets of this harassment, COPS Gang Stalking is experienced as a covert
psychological, emotional and physical attack that is capable of immobilizing
and destroying a target over time. For the state, it is a way to keep their
targets in line, control them, or ultimately destroy them.
modern day systematic form of control is funded at the highest levels of
government, just like it has in other societies where these similar types of
harassment programs have been implemented.
can be chosen for many reasons: (1) political views; (2) whistle blowing; (3)
political dissidence; (4) asserting rights at work; (5) making the wrong enemy;
(6) too outspoken; (7) investigating something that the state does not want
investigated; (8) signing a petition; (9) writing a letter; (10) being
“suspicious” by a civilian spy/snitch; or (11) being a religious/ethnic/racial
goal of the COPS state sanctioned organized gang-stalking program is to isolate
the target from all forms of support, so that the target can be set up in the
future for arrest, institutionalized, or forced suicide. Other goals of this
harassment are to destroy the targets reputation and credibility, and to make
the target look “crazy” or unstable.
process often involves sensitizing the target to every day stimuli’s as a form
of control, which is used to control targets when they “get out of line.”
Targets of this harassment become vulnerable and destitute, and often become
homeless, jobless, have a breakdown, are driven to suicide, similar to targets
of the banned COINTELPRO. The government eliminates perceived “enemies of the
state” in this manner.
a target moves or changes jobs, the harassment continues.
time the target moves, the same defamation, lies, libel, and slander will be
spread, and the systematic harassment will continue. Online defamation, libel,
and slander on the internet has made this continuation of COPS gang-stalking a
great deal easier.
from all segments of society can be recruited to be the “eyes and ears” of the
state, such as laborers, drug dealers, drug users, street people, prostitutes,
punks, church groups, youth groups, your best friend, your lawyer, local
policeman, doctor, emergency services, a neighbor, family, social workers,
politicians, judges, dentists, vet, supermarket cashier, postman, religious
leader, care worker, landlord, anyone.
of these recruited civilian spies/snitches do not understand or even care that
the end consequence of this harassment protocol is to eventually destroy the
targeted person, and function as “useful idiots” of the state sanctioned COPS
has been reported that people participate in this COPS gang stalking because
it: (1) gives them a sense of power; (2) is a way to make friends; (3) is
something social and fun; (4) breaks down race/gender/age/social barriers; (5)
is forced or blackmailed upon them by the State or police to take part; (6) is
told to them that they are part of “homeland or national security” to help keep
an eye on “dangerous” or “emotionally disturbed” individuals where they are
“heroic spies for the state;” (7) is used on local thugs or informants who are
already being used for other activities where their energies are diverted into
these COPS gangstalking community spy programs; (8) is either a choice of
spying for the State or police, or else go to jail; (9) involves outright lies
and slander about the target to get them to go along with ruining the targets
life; (10) includes average citizens recruited by the state the same way
citizens were recruited in the former East Germany and other countries.
techniques used against targets in this organized COPS Gang-stalking program
include: (1) classic conditioning where a target is sensitized to everyday
stimuli over a period of months and years to harass them in public to let them
know they are constantly being harassed and monitored; (2) 24/7 Surveillance
following the target everywhere they go, learning about the target and where
they shop, work, play, who their friends and family are, getting close to the
target, moving into the community or apartment where they live, across the
street, monitoring the targets phone, house, and computer activity; (3)
isolating the target via defamation, libel, and slander campaigns, (eg, people
in the target’s community are told that the target is a thief, into drugs, a
prostitute, pedophile, crazy, in trouble for something, needs to be watched,
false files will even be produced on the target, shown to neighbors, family,
store keepers); (4) constant or intermittent noise and mimicking campaigns
disrupting the targets life and sleep with loud power tools, construction,
stereos, doors slamming, etc; (5) talking in public about private things in the
target’s life; (6) mimicking actions of the target and basically letting the
target know that they are in the target’s life; (7) daily interferences, not
too overt to the untrained eye, but psychologically degrading and damaging to
the target over time; (8) everyday life breaks and street theater such as flat
tires, sleep deprivation, drugging food, putting dirt on targets property; (9)
mass strangers doing things in public to annoy targets such as getting
called/text messages to be at a specific time and place to perform a specific
action; (10) blocking targets path, getting ahead of them in line, cutting or
boxing them in on the road, saying or doing things to elicit a response from
the target; (11) “baiting” tactics where a surveillance operation can
selectively capture evidence of a targeted person responding to harassment, and
then that evidence could then be used to justify the initiation of more formal
scrutiny by a government agency.
COPS Gang-Stalking Program, as all other state sanctioned/approved
gang-stalking programs, have always been funded by the Government. They are the
only ones with enough money, coordination, and power to keep such a system in
place. These coordinated efforts then join hands with others for this systemic
form of control and harassment.
operations have nothing to do with the target’s criminality – they are led and
perpetrated by federal agents and intelligence/security contractors, often with
the support of state and local law enforcement personnel. Unofficial operations
of this type are often private investigators and vigilantes – including many
former agents and police officers, sometimes on behalf of corporate clients and
others with connections to the public and private elements of America’s
goal of such operations is “disruption” of the life of an individual deemed to
be an enemy (or potential enemy) of clients or members of the security state.
Arguably, the most accurate term for this form of harassment would be
of communist East Germany’s Stasi (state police) referred to this process as
Zersetzung (German for “decomposition” or “corrosion” – a reference to the
severe psychological, social, and financial effects upon the victim). Victims
have described the process as “no touch torture” – a phrase which also captures
the nature of the crime: cowardly, unethical (and often illegal), but difficult
to prove legally, because it generates minimal forensic evidence.
include online and personal slander, libel, defamation, blacklisting, “mobbing”
(intense, organized harassment in public), “black bag jobs” (residential break
ins), abusive phone calls, computer hacking, framing, threats, blackmail,
vandalism, “street theater” (staged physical and verbal interactions with the
minions of the people who orchestrate the stalking), harassment by noises, and
other forms of bullying.
stalking is sanctioned (and in some cases, orchestrated) by federal agencies;
however such stalking is also sometimes used unofficially for personal and
corporate vendettas by current and former corrupt employees of law enforcement
and intelligence agencies, private investigators, and their clients.
counterintelligence stalking goes far beyond surveillance – into the realm of
psychological terrorism, as it is essentially a form of extrajudicial
punishment. As such, the harassment is illegal – even when done by the
government. It clearly violates the US Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which
prohibits unwarranted searches, and the Sixth Amendment which guarantees the
right to a trial. Such operations also violate similar fundamental rights
defined by state constitutions. Stalking is also specifically prohibited by the
criminal codes of every state in America.
was stated above, organized stalking methods were used extensively by communist
East Germany’s Stasi (state police) as a means of maintaining political control
over its citizens. Although this is supposedly illegal in the US, the same
covert tactics are quietly used by America’s local and federal law enforcement,
and intelligence agencies, to suppress political and domestic dissent, silence
whistle blowers, and get revenge against persons who have angered someone with
connections to the public and private agencies involved.
Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency (“NSA”) in 2013
and 2014 generated a great deal of public discussion about mass surveillance,
US domestic counterintelligence activities such as the COPS Program receive
relatively little attention.
FBI’s COINTELPRO operation is still happening, involving even more advanced
surveillance technology – and this program is none other than Joseph Biden and
Bill Clinton’s COPS Program.
Department of Justice crime statistics from a 2006 survey indicated that an
estimated 445,220 COPS gangstalking victims reported three or more perpetrators
(the only ones reported), and this number is growing exponentially on a daily
addition to being morally reprehensible, the COPS gang stalking program, just
like the original version of the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations, is very, very
illegal. It violates criminal laws in all fifty states against stalking, as
well as grossly violates the US Constitution’s prohibitions against warrantless
searches and extra judicial punishment.
the vast majority of Americans are never personally targeted by the Joseph
Biden/Bill Clinton COPS gangstalking program, they should still be concerned
about the existence of such operations.
if such activities were constitutionally legitimate (which they are not), they
still have an enormous potential for abuse as a personal or political weapon by
enemies currently employed or friendly with these governmental institutions.
this cowardly and illegal practice by law enforcement agencies, intelligence
agencies, and their parasitic corporate and individual recruits will first
require exposing what is happening, to the public.