Gang Stalking, Government Style
By Remington Alessi
“I’m just another white guy who wrote something people didn’t like online,” Evan Carroll sighs as he sinks into his armchair.
This all began when the Houston Police Officer’s Union posted Carroll’s home address, phone number, and employment information on their official Facebook page, accompanied with the caption, “For all of our Kingwood officers, apparently this person is extremely anti-police.”
Visibly tired, he has already turned away countless reporters, curious neighbors, and food delivery people, the latter of whom have been sent as part of childish pranks by an army of anonymous gang stalkers, many of whom are members of local law enforcement agencies. Police and civilians alike have driven by, leering at the front of Carroll’s residence; a random person tore up his parents’ yard; threatening phone calls have come in as often as four times per minute, and countless complaints have been filed against his real estate license with every professional agency available. This is gang stalking taken to an entirely new level.
Though Facebook eventually removed the post, it was too late for the internet to forget. A virtual invitation to gang stalk Carroll rippled through right wing channels on the internet, being shared tens of thousands of times across law enforcement pages, with a local FOX affiliate even airing his phone number on the evening news. A photo below has been edited to exclude Carroll’s personal information, but the edits are mine, and were not done by the local news team.
At time of writing, neither the Houston Police Officers’ Union nor the Houston Police Department would respond or comment. One might wonder if there was a staff shortage due to members of both organizations taking time off in order to engage in gang stalking, as appears to be the case.
One might naturally wonder what Carroll could have said to set off this kind of reaction. On his own personal Facebook page, Carroll typed, “2 down, 49,000 to go. Not ‘an execution’ just a minor insurrection and a bit of humble revenge,” in response to the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers. Inflammatory as this may be, it could be interpreted as a less poetic way of conveying author Tim Wise’s sentiments on the matter: “If you treat communities like you are an occupying army don’t be surprised when folks assume you have declared war on them. And then don’t be shocked when some decide to declare war back.”
As so often is the case, this incident will most likely be used as a pretext to tighten security or otherwise add to the mission creep of the various government agencies assigned the task of protecting the shit out of us from behind every mailbox. It may be easy, at this point, to take the propaganda bait and blame the man engaging in political speech, as is so often the case. Certainly corporate media will even encourage you to do so. However, it is important to not shift the moral burden away from the army of oppressors who seek to control this country with violence and threats, because they are, as Dr. King once said, “the greatest purveyors of violence in the world today,” both then and now.
In the world of Facebook, all it took was some viral sharing by a few incensed individuals for the entire post to snowball, sparking a mob mentality and becoming a rallying cry for police from Houston all the way to New York to begin threatening to murder Carroll. Judging from the backlash Carroll has received, the participants closely resemble the police he opposes; hiding behind a lack of accountability, their responses are cowardly, crude, and childish, but they ultimately are the dying gasps of an army that has lost its legitimacy.
by Guest Author