Recently, I witnessed an unhealthy incident which made me think again about how some human beings evolve while others do not. Remember, evolution isn’t just about the physical body; it also includes our emotional, mental and spiritual selves. I believe the evolution of our inner selves is a conscious choice. You either choose to evolve or you don’t.
I know a lady who has told me many times about how she is regularly stalked by another woman. Usually the stalker woman is accompanied by one or two other people. This group will follow the lady I know around in public places. Now there is no law against being in a public place. Still, there are times when the stalker woman seems to materialize shortly after the stalked lady does. So, does this mean that someone who works in a certain public place is telephoning/texting the stalker gang to come follow this lady around a specific area?
Specifically, the gang of stalkers appears out of nowhere when this lady is at the federal facility known as the Rosebud Hospital. Is there an Indian Health Service policy against stalking? Maybe I should call Dr. Yvette Roubideaux and ask her. And while I am at it, I think I will tell her about what goes on in terms of stalking at the Rosebud Hospital.
In any case, according to the Law and Order Code of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, stalking is a crime. So in essence, tribal members, or anyone for that matter, who choose to stalk other people in public or private are criminals. See the following for clarification.
“5-6-4 Stalking: Any person willfully, maliciously and repeatedly follows or harasses another person or who makes a credible threat to another person with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury is guilty of Stalking. Stalking is a Class A crime. [History: Ordinance 97-03]
“5-6-5 Harasses – Defined: For the purposes of this chapter, “harasses” means a knowing and willful pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose, directed at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys, or harasses the person and which serves no legitimate purpose. [History: Ordinance 97-03]
“5-6-6 A Credible Threat – Defined: For the purposes of this chapter “a credible threat” means a threat made with the intent and the apparent ability to carry out the threat. A credible threat need not be expressed verbally. [History: Ordinance 97-03]
“5-6-7 Stalking a Child Twelve or Younger: Any person who willfully, maliciously and repeatedly follows or harasses a child, twelve years of age or younger or who makes a credible threat to a child twelve years of age or younger with the intent to place that child in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury or to reasonably fear for the child’s safety is guilty of stalking.
“5-6-8 Order of Protection: Upon the filing of a complaint under this chapter, the victim shall immediately be issued an Order for Protection from the actor named in the complaint.”
Now, this lady I am referring to is often stalked when she has her children with her. These children are under the age of twelve years and they see these people who follow their mother around. I doubt the stalkers actually stop to take some time to think about what kind of distress they are subjecting these children to.
I also doubt that these stalkers realize they are committing a Class A crime because all of their attention is focused on following this woman around. Their personal energy is spent committing the act of criminal stalking. Obviously, they have no time to reflect upon their own unhealthy behavior.
People who stalk others are showing their children how to act. Essentially, they are teaching their children that it is okay to follow someone else around with the intent of harassing them. Remember, the RST Law and Order code states: “A credible threat need not be expressed verbally.” Children mimic everything we do. Don’t teach your child how to be a criminal stalker.
People could find more meaningful ways to spend their time. Is your whole life focused on someone else’s whereabouts? Do you sit in the privacy of your own home and constantly wonder where the object of your stalking is? Seems like a lot of wasted time and energy, don’t you think?
Consequently, the stalking also extends to this gang following the lady around in a vehicle. I don’t believe any evolved humans would behave like this. Stalking is actually the behavior of dangerous psychos. Anyway, I would not be one to waste the gasoline I pay a lot of money for by following another person around in a vehicle. Or maybe they don’t have to pay for the gasoline; perhaps a person with a job is buying the fuel.
In any case, personal evolution will not happen when your focus is on what another person is doing. The choice to evolve is a conscious one. Do you choose to think on a higher level or do you choose to focus on someone else’s life? Are your days/nights spent burning whole tanks of gasoline in order to follow someone around?
Finally, the Rosebud Hospital has a sign posted near the turn off from BIA 9 which reads “Rosebud Comprehensive Health Care Facility.” The word comprehensive means everything. It means all levels. If our hospital is really a comprehensive health care facility, shouldn’t the employees who work there also emulate comprehensive health? When the employees and administration condone unhealthy, even criminal, behavior – such as stalking – it really doesn’t surprise me that our health conditions are the way they are.
What good is a hospital staffed with unhealthy employees? Perhaps some training on what constitutes criminal stalking and privacy of patients is needed. Our people deserve better. Our women and children shouldn’t be stalked, especially at a health care facility.