This is an organized group who have targeted an individual or family based on some action or attitude displayed by the target who knowingly or most likely unknowingly used while in contact with a member of the organized group through a work place, or any other social arena. This has become common place in the United States due to the War against terrorism and has organized these groups of well meaning citizens who are now following targets they do not even know personally but have been placed on the List for what ever reason which may mostly be made up by someone within the organization (an organizer) who labels the target with any number of negative, evil, criminal character personalities such as terrorist, pedophiles, abusive parent, trouble maker, anti-American, anti-industry, or just someone that's a monkey wrench in the workings of the organization. The person becomes a target of the organization due to their religious, political, or ethical beliefs and who speak out when they believe that something is not right.
Once the person is placed on the List then they are put under constant surveillance which includes stalking. This is where the target suffers because this group wants the target to know they are targeted so that the targeting is more than surveillance, it is a punishment. The group also does not want anyone else outside the group to know that the target is being targeted so that it is covert to the general public but not to the target.