I think I do know who is doing this--my next-door neighbor. Furthermore, I am pretty sure that she has called the police a second time because I was doing some major league cussing at the TV during the news.
The problem is that I will have to have a background investigation soon and this seems likely to come up. It looks as if I stand to lose my livelihood even if I am not arrested or charged.
OK--I think you've pretty much said all you can. and I am satisfied.
The deeper issue though is how can I keep this person from continuing to make these horrible, irresponsible calls? It's like having Big Brother looking over your shoulder 24x7. I can't afford to move, and the constant dripping of these accusations can only create a bigger and bigger file on me.
What about NSA, the FBI, no-fly lists, and the rest of it? I work as a gov't contractor, though by choice I have never applied for a true security clearance, as I do not wish to be involved with any secret activities, preferring straightforward public service roles. Nevertheless, I have to maintain a Public Trust. I live in dread of the day that I am expected to apply for a Secret.
I'm 65 years old and I have to continue this charade for another five years at least before I can even think about retiring. With this person listening to every sound in my apartment, how can I manage? This is the nightmare of every citizen in a police state.
Sorry to go on like this--as I've said, this is terrifying and I am profoundly upset. But any further info you could provide would be greatly appreciated--particularly about ways to put a stop to what may amount to a campaign of slander and worse.
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