A smear campaign against someone who is not a criminal and hasn’t done/isn’t doing anything wrong needs backing up in then producing “evidence” to back up the smears. Most sensible people when looking for a place to live would reject a place which appeared to be inhabited by prostitutes and other dodgy criminal types. So the Target is caught out by moving criminals into their address AFTER they have moved in. Then the smearers can claim, truthfully, that the Target is living at an address with known criminals. Job done! The same kind of mind set who in the absence of crime helpfully plant the evidence after first making the accusation.
Cointelpro and the modern equivalent hysteria mongers wildly throw around accusations of ” communism” or “terrorist” to justify THEIR dodgy/criminal activities. Both terms being stretched in definition to the extent of absurdity. Don’t know any communists? They can arrange for you to meet one. The meaning of the word “terrorist” has been gradually stretched from people who are, well, terrorists, to people who commit criminal acts equivalent to terrorists, to dissidents with no intention of committing any criminal act, but the authorities claim despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that BECAUSE they are dissidents they MIGHT commit a criminal act. The definition appears to have been stretched even further not only to include legitimate dissenters which potentially includes anyone capable of independent thought or even just thought, and naturally, with their all inclusive policy to throw the net as wide as possible, anyone who just happens to have any association, however remote, to that person. The result is the term “domestic terrorist” can be applied to anyone at all. This is the mind-set of fascists who define their potential enemies in the widest possible way to justify pre-emptive attacks. And the fascist mind-set doesn’t care one iota how many innocent people get hurt in their frenzied pre-emptive strikes against someone who MIGHT be opposed to them.
Time to read up on the Gestapo, I think.