"Groups consider themselves to be investigators who are gathering information to be used to LAY CHARGES against the target. A typical police investigation lasts a few days. An investigation by a private investigator may last a month and it may involve being followed around by two or three people. The 'investigations' conducted by extremist groups against individuals can last for decades and involve hundreds of 'investigators'. Some extremist leaders say that what they do is essentially what investigative journalists do, but they don't mention the harassment, break-ins, or property damage ... Groups of individuals who appear to be borderline retarded, mentally ill, or deluded into thinking that they are Secret Agents."