FOIA Documents Released Under FOIA Suggest 10% of US Population Experienced Stalking-Harassment.
Over the past several years government and law enforcement officials have denied that U.S. citizens are routinely stalked by teams or groups of anonymous individuals. Documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that these official denials are false.
The following two documents are those provided by the DOJ, in response to the FOIA request by Keith Labella, Esq. Extrapolating on the 2006 study’s methodology and results, about 3.4 million U.S. citizens were victims of stalking-harassment. Of these, 447,000 (13%) were coordinated stalkings committed by three or more individuals (see document 2 below).
No known federal study has since been conducted charting this phenomenon. For additional information see the National Crime Victimization Survey: Stalking Victimization Supplement, 2006.
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Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.