Surveillance teams, watch lists,
gang stalking and targeted individuals


Basic mechanism
  Surveillance team app
  Surveillance team tactics
Response in target
  Confusion phase
  Watch list removal
  Other effects
Role in society
  Social media
  Watching the watchers
  Mass shootings/murders
  Popular culture
  Other uses of the term
  Other components
  Temporary evasion  


Primary tracking via the mobile phone

Targets are tracked primarily by tracking their mobile phone location using fake cell towers, most commonly referred to colloquially as 'stingray'. This tracking beacon will be passed onto the surveillance teams who will have the location plotted on a mapping system on a custom-made surveillance team app.

Fig 1. A target's location is being tracked primarily using fake cell towers Depicted here are just 3 members of a surveillance team, however these surveillance teams are much larger, consisting of 50+ people.

Using this tracking beacon, the surveillance team can efficiently stalk the individual by automatically detecting when they are on the move, getting satnav directions directly to the target and determining when they are near one of their starred locations (so they can be at a location before the target gets there).

Secondary tracking using motion detection technology and manual updates

If the target realizes they are being tracked by the government on their mobile phone and leaves it at home, soon after a motion detector will be installed in the street lamp outside their house. This will detect when the target is on the move automatically and will then notify the surveillance team. The surveillance team will then 'rush in' with 3 or 4 people and start stalking them.

Fig 2. Backup tracking via a motion detector in the street lamp

Any one member of the surveillance team that spots the target will then manually update the target's position on a mapping system so that the rest of the surveillance team know exactly where they are.

Street lamp's are ubiquitous and afford a power source, lighting source, protection from the elements and the installation can be covert (as it's made to look like regular maintenance of the light bulb). The motion detection technology is also cheap.

Other forms of tracking

Other forms of tracking exist such GPS trackers and automatic number plate/licence plate recognition (ANPR/ALPR), and other forms motion detectors (such as in the front and back of unmanned parked cars).

Fundamental significance of automated tracking

This automation of tracking people has been fundamental to the evolution of individual investigators into surveillance teams as they do not have to wait around manually detecting when someone is on the move.

Manual tracking by individual investigators

All the members of the surveillance team are tracking the same individual(s)

Fig 3. The evolution of individual investigators into surveillance teams.
Previously, individual investigators would wait around and manually detect when an individual was 'on the move'. That individual would be followed by a single car. Now, due to automation of detection when someone is on the move, the individual investigator's are free to roam about permanently, and, when one target on the watch list goes 'on the move', they will line that route of that individual.

Other technological factors contributing to gang stalking

Many other technologies have contributed to the evolution of gang stalking, such as apps, mapping systems, camera technology and increased bandwidth with 5G, which, allows potentially, for the livestreaming of people in HD.


Fig 4. Technologies that have contributed to the evolution of gang stalking

This technology means it's cheaper and more efficient than ever to track, stalk and surveil people. Whereas before it was drug dealer's, terrorists and hardened criminals being followed. Now, as it's become so much cheaper and more efficient, people with no criminal history whatsoever are being placed on watch lists in a blasé fashion.


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