“Targeted” individual journalism wins the Taylor Award: who wants to apply for the Gary Webb Award for Excellence in gang stalking journalism?

The series “Targeted,” by the Tampa Bay Times chronicled the targeted individual program run by Chris Nocco, a corrupt county sheriff.

Pasco County parents and teachers are calling for changes to a secretive Sheriff’s Office program that uses student data to profile schoolchildren as potential future criminals, with some demanding the practice be stopped

Then, it began winning awards for fairness, and truth in journalism.

From Harvard University`s Nieman Foundation, a story of “the best of gang stalking journalism:”

Cambridge, Mass. – “Targeted,” an in-depth investigation by the Tampa Bay Times into a police program that for years monitored, intimidated and harassed families in Pasco County Florida, is winner of the 2020 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism.

The reporting by Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi revealed that ten years ago, the Sheriff’s Office in Pasco County, Florida, created a secretive data-driven system ostensibly designed to proactively combat crime. The algorithm instead was used to try to predict which residents might break the law. During the last five years, the sheriff’s department used that information to target nearly 1,000 people and assigned deputies to repeatedly show up at their homes, often without probable cause, a warrant or evidence of a crime.

The Gary Webb Award for Excellence in Gang Stalking Journalism is still open for submissions, if any enterprising journalist is interested.

The Gary Webb Award for Excellence in Gang Stalking Journalism has,a new candidate: Meet Alyse Burnside, candidate

The Gary Webb Award for Excellence in Gang Stalking Journalism has,a new candidate: Meet Alyse Burnside (and be aware, gang stalking pigs, and others are on notice that ROGS will go to the plate for her) who quotes,ROGS directly, and muses about how gang stalking is,a bizarre, anti-democratic method of social control.

Keep in mind that you must apply for that award. Follow the link above for details.

Here is Elyse Burnside, writing at Entropy online, about gang stalking:

There is power in the act of documentation, and an obsession with tangible proof. A photograph bears witness to the act the victim feels so threatened by. The blog goes on to say: “Nothing beats a photograph or several hundred of them- except taking names! Likely, your stalker works somewhere, where they are paid to do what they do. This form of domestic terrorism becomes easy to document, once you have a name, and then two, and then three, and so on.” Because gangstalking operatives are believed to be sanctioned by government officials, or large, organized operations, some degree of vigilante justice is required in fighting back. Whether this be through self-isolation, or combat violence, is seemingly left up to the disposition of the individual.


When I move across the country to attend grad school, I decide to live alone. I find an apartment and do all the things one is supposed to do in a new place. I decorate, I say hello to my neighbors, I get a library card, I take walks around the neighborhood so as to feel like I really live here. I count the cameras I see as I walk from the corner store to my apartment just down the block. I spot three security cameras affixed to mobile homes, a large police camera parked at a busy intersection, two strapped to a traffic pole, and a sign that reads “NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: If I don’t call the police, my neighbors will,” with an illustration of a man with eyes like an owl’s. In the half mile walk, I count eleven cameras total, and these are just the ones that are visible. If it feels as though I’m being watched, it’s because I am.

And, see my posts about Michel Foucault, being watched, Jeremy Bentham, and the Panopticon for reference.


When I learn about Targeted Individuals, I think first of Foucault. Foucault introduced thinkers to his theory of panopticism, the metaphorical watchtower which exists in each of us, fueled by the collective desire to prove ourselves as anything but delinquent. As anti-delinquent. Turning us into relentless monitors. The panopticon operates in tandem with his theory of “the microphysics of power,” which suggests that power does not exist in any one authoritative force, rather it is relational, and because it is present in our social interactions, it is embedded into our own conscious, and dictates, to no small degree, our sense of self. In our paranoia of delinquency, we begin to police one another, each of us becoming vigilantes of sorts, surveilling one another, and of course, most stringently ourselves.

When Foucault imagines a world of peak carcerality, it is a constant, and community oriented punishment, one in which each person becomes a supervisor. It is a power without bounds, an ever expansive source of control, “an interrogation without end, an investigation that would be extended without limit to a meticulous and ever more analytical observation,” he writes. It is not unlike the nightmare of gangstalking.

Apparently, ROGS Analysis is now syndicalizing, because I am.being quoted by other authors which is a very good thing. See my reportage about the gang stalking murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and Brian H. Clark for evidence of that.