Most if not all blogs that talk about OGS mention being harassed by cars. And, because we know that counter-intelligence stalking is what OGS is, mostly, we can presume that counter-measures within the law are necessary. One of those things that is “within the law” is shaking your tail feathers!
But even then, notice how it is one huge money wasting “make work project” for the surveillance state and it’s many trough slurping cowards.
OGS is perhaps the one situation in law and society where Occam’s Razor, which posits that the simplest explanation is the right one, does not apply, because the simplest explanation is exactly what intel/counter-intel seeks to avoid. And, when those who are tailing you do it in big black SUV’s whose tail lights are equipped to signal like airplane runways (red lights become yellow, become white, or go from red stop lights to flashing blue and reds, and so on, like a signal man with colored flags), well, good luck shaking those.
But do it if you can shake a tail, do it within the law, and if you can’t then get some good photographs. But leave Occam of it, because what you are enduring is NOT simple, by design (read nearly any post on this blog, but especially, the ones that advise you to document everything.)
See how that works? Invent a boogieman, chase the boogieman, and then, when the boogieman gets wise, call in another guys whose job fits the exact same clock-milking scheme as your own job. Niiiiice. Bottomless security theater slop-trough, seemingly endless food supply, AND you own the keys to the boogieman creation complex– until “they” finally chew the bottom out, which is inevitable.
Who do YOU call when the good guys do bad things? I have an idea- don’t call ANYONE. Write about it instead, which leaves a record for others to follow. But don’t forget the basics of the SDR!
From Gabe Suarez, on Warrior Talk, who “cut’s the enemies throats with Occam’s Razor”- and especially note how all of this godguyism is a make work project- that when being harassed by one good guy, call another good guy to shake the tail!
We used to do tail checks if we were working UC and wanted to know if the bad guys were now surveilling us. Some call this a “cleaning run” as well. We would often see the bad guys do this as well when they suspected they were being followed. The more thorough their cleaning run, the harder it was to follow them discreetly.
The purpose of the tail check is to identify and/or lose surveillance. When you’ve finished a tail check you should feel confident that no one is watching or following. The tail check can be done in various ways or combinations, or by traveling a confusing or unpredictable route. A thorough tail check could take several hours, could cover a large area and involve various means of transportation.
If you identify a “tail”, it is always best to never acknowledges it. Some will want to go confront the tail, but that leads nowhere. After all, when you grab the tail by the lapels and growl at him, he can simply deny everything and that is that.
Use the tail check to observe and if you realize someone is in fact following you, there are some things that can be done to identify them, and/or elude them.
One option is to make a very obvious drop of something inconsequential…a manila envelope with nothing in it, a folded piece of paper, or a gum pack. Leave it on the table at the coffee shop, discreetly place it in someone’s briefcase, etc. Or simply strike up a conversation with a total stranger and the abruptly leave. All of these will diminish the “tail team’s” ability to stay up with you as they redeploy assets to retrieve things and follow inconsequential leads.
Another option – is to make a discreet call to the police identifying the possibly armed man “casing the store” across from your coffee shop. This is another possible use for a burn phone. Watch the police contact the “tail”. Does he show ID? Do they arrest him? Do they act as if he is a colleague? How do they interact with him? This will give you a great deal of information on your “tail”. This can also be used to elude the tail.
A few links on shaking a tail:
The cleaning run 101