Is there a connection between these 4 things? Perhaps I should add a fifth - criminal police/ authorities.
targets are not criminal. My theory is gang stalking is a huge criminal con game. The Targets are BAIT to recruit the real targets - ordinary working people with families and assets. The Recruits are recruited on the basis of lies into a cult where they will be subject to manipulation, mind control, indoctrination, with the object of fleecing them of all their assets - slowly, over time. The target bait is just a distraction to keep their focus off what is happening.
Why target the elderly? It's an old con tricksters mantra - where there's old there's gold. The target bait also are stripped of their assets. They could be the targets of identity theft - a clever move which strips them of their assets and criminalises them in one move. And the defamation of character is for a purpose - it means their assets can be seized under asset forfeiture laws on no other basis than they have a "criminal lifestyle". No crime need ever be proved. And old people , who have spent a lifetime getting some resources together, trusting of authority and always vulnerable to swindlers - soft and lucrative targets.