Not everyone rolls over and begs when the gang stalkers knock on their door. Independent businessmen and working class people are more sceptical and fight hard to retain their independence. This is where a few persuasive deaths may enter the picture.
Faced with a recalcitrant workplace a completely healthy person will be struck down by illness. When that fails to persuade another completely healthy person will just happen to fall over and crack their head on the pavement retaining permanent brain damage.
The hard-to-persuade, cave.