Gathering life-saving data to prevent unnecessary deaths caused by wrongful charges
So, you need to feel safer. And you think your family deserves to feel safe too, or else you want to talk about something safer on the horizon. Rewardingly, death prevention is a beneficial subject for us all to talk about. This new program initiative from team CLU broadens everyone's horizon.
What is a death sentence to you? Most people think of capital punishment. But we’ve all heard stories about victims of bullying and abuse who ultimately take their own lives.
When an innocent person is harassed, maligned, exploited or persecuted until they feel death is their only escape, is this a type of death sentence? A social death sentence?
You be the judge.
Case studies - When charges kill
When wrongful financial charges are coupled with a limited ability to question or resolve those charges, could they cause people to commit suicide? Recent events suggest so.
Alexander Kearns was a 20-year-old man from Plainfield, Illinois who was found dead on June 12th, 2020, after Robinhood investment company led him to believe he owed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
He had been using the company to trade stocks when he mistakenly received an email indicating he had a negative balance of -$730,000. He died distraught, after repeated attempts to get in contact with Robinhood. His death is being treated as a suicide, according to his family.
A similar case in Woodstock, IL saw a 51-year-old father of four take his own life in jail after he received allegedly wrongful child support charges that he could no longer afford. The court order was based on a fixed amount, rather than a percentage, which exceeded his actual earnings.
After the judge allegedly refused to take all the information into account, Thomas Doheny was jailed for being held in contempt of the courts. Amid the overwhelming financial distress, he committed suicide in his cell.
Were these deaths preventable?
Both Alexander Kearns and Thomas Doheney left a tragic lesson to be learned — false financial charges can be fatal.
Their cases have another thing in common; they were closed-access. In other words, charges were brought against them without question and with seemingly no opportunity to change their course.
Closed-access cases cause a dangerous level of despair. In Alexander’s case, he was a victim of the age of automation. Despite frantic attempts, he was unable to reach a human being to question his charges or get more information.
It isn’t just corporations that field access to information with impenetrable operator systems — the legal sector is infamously opaque. For those with reduced capacity to use or access the internet, this issue has only grown with the increased digitization of workflows and court hearings during the pandemic. One example of Backwards Bureaucracy in this last year is the distribution of blank Proof of Motion forms. As of January 1, 2020, all Motions and their corresponding Proofs of Service forms had to be filed electronically, rather than signing and stamping taking place at the Clerk's Circuit office. Forms have since been scanned backwards and sent out blank. The party who received the back of the paper has no physical proof that they filed anything and the judge rules against them for wasting the court’s time.
Another example of a closed-access case is when someone is unable to afford or access sufficient representation, causing power imbalance in the courtroom.
Whatever the details may be, when someone is denied the ability to understand, question or refute wrongful charges brought against them, they are stripped of their agency and dignity. They are alienated from their right to redress, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If Alexander Kearns and Thomas Doheney had open access to the charges brought against them, perhaps they would still be here today. If informed suicide prevention strategies were in place, they might still be here.
Their deaths were tragic not only because they resulted from false circumstances, but because they were preventable. And until effective prevention programs are put in place, history will only repeat itself.
Saving lives through open access
The data from cases such as these are critically important, both in mapping out the problem and solving it.
The SDSP Repository will freely collect information on cases like these and freely share it. It advocates for fluid, "open access," to legal financial charges.
Open access cases should be:
Transparent; Information is readily available and openly shared with involved parties
Free from barriers; for example, the necessity for internet access, opaque automated call systems, and complex digital workflows
Just; Parties should be able to bring forward information, with proper, equal representation and due consideration
Fair; Innocence until proven guilty
Integrated; Suicide prevention programs, strategies and providers could enable high-risk cases to be rapidly identified and prevented.
Clean policy jobs; We know from other states like California, Missouri, and Tennessee that there's a need to include scientific experts regarding life-saving methods, natural facts, human progress, and systemic ultra-safety into often combustible political/governmental assemblies.
The repository will document and share proactive practices, including awareness and solution opportunities, for saving lives. For example, it’s a repository safety tip to assume that leading a 20-year old to believe they owe $730,000 could lead to death.
Likewise, it’s a repository safety tip to assume that a 51-year-old who has been contracted to pay $11,500 a month without question, but makes less than that amount currently, could be at risk of suicide.
The moral question
If corporations or individuals are currently free to use wrongful financial charges to push their victims to suicide, then is it a form of sanctioned murder?
By law in America today, can anyone legally try to kill anybody else like this – by reporting wrongful charges? For example, can I get you to buy into my business, and then when you do, send you a bill reporting that you owe the company $10,000,000 for membership? And if so, then isn't protection from this needed?
Circumstances like these are why the United States Constitution and our nation's founders barred debtors’ prisons. They had already seen these types of dangerous stockyards and closed cases, where the deal would be published, amplified, and anyone who questioned it, publicly humiliated. Maybe that's why bail and presumed innocence until proven guilty are a gift to each American from the start? Perhaps we should still be entitled to redress, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness openly?
Re-tipping the scales of excessive leverage
Although debtors’ prisons may be barred, excessive corporate or financial leverage still pose imbalanced access to justice today. To tip the scales, it needs a social counterbalance.
To defy our own lingering death sentences in Central Illinois, CLU (Clean Law Union) members have always uplifted and protected each other against extreme counter levers.
For example, if a conglomeration on one side of the situational scale was intent on destroying a life, then we were intent on countering their wages — counterbalancing their leverage. This could mean anything from counter-balancing hot false charges like "deadbeat dad," pooling money together to counter an opposing "retainer fee," or publicly standing in front of the courthouse handing out handbills in solidarity against a broken judicial mechanism.
Death freely awaits wrongfully charged people and everyone knows it. Exclusions like expensive retainer fees make us look bad for not even being able to get into a courthouse door and question what's already signed, sealed and delivered.
Social counterbalancing bolsters people in times of overwhelming financial and legal stress.
People who wouldn’t normally buy into these wrongful charges and wrongful situations become open to exploitation when they are desperate for help, worried, or hurting. It takes social support, financial stability, and occupational security to balance the scales.
How not to save lives
In the Illinois 2021 General Assembly, the "Criminal Justice Reform” House Bill 3653 and Senate Bill 1188 has recently passed and Governor Pritzker signed the deal on Monday, February 22, 2021. There are multiple lenses to see this "landmark" Justice Reform Bill through, as covered by The Daily Egyptian Journal. One of these lenses is particularly relevant to the SDSP repository.
Police chiefs and their association have spoken out against the bill to say that all it creates is "no cash bail." Almost every officer we know has spoken out on this, and it’s something that scares a lot of people. In the conventional "family" law v. law court cases that my friends and I help with, we never have cash bail. So, we have experienced first-hand what this small part of the new bill means. And it's something else we feel compelled to warn everyone about.
Our experience is that no cash bail renders the accused unable to sufficiently gather witness and evidence to make a fair case. In family court, if one parent accuses another — say, being a thief or on drugs — then the court tends to rule against the accused party no matter what the issue is; child support, visitation, or medical bills. We predict that without cash bail, the same pattern is likely to emerge in criminal court.
The absence of cash bail also carries a far more sinister and severe consequence — suicide. If someone is incarcerated on the grounds of a life-altering accusation, what is the probability that they will be suicidal?
In the case studies of wrongful financial charges, we have seen that it is highly likely. And a no cash-bail situation constitutes a new type of closed-access in criminal court. Not only are the accused less able to understand, question or refute their charges, but they are also less able to access any kind of social counterbalance against their charges.
Without cash bail, the leverage is tipped even further in the favor of conglomerates, corporations, and any ill-minded prosecutors. Whether guilty or innocent, people will be unable to escape more serious consequences of accusations, and we predict that without proper safeguarding intervention, more lives will be lost to what has been called social death sentences.
The right to a level playing field
From experience, this new intersection of no bail versus freely falsely accusing is like a football team with no name wearing blank uniforms competing against a brand name team. A brand name team that gets to label and color the other blank team every time they play.
One week the blank team might be a “deadbeat dad” and the next the neighborhood “meth head”. Whatever the case, the ones with the leverage get to decide. That’s as much democracy, freedom & liberty as a baby on the football field competing against a giant bodybuilder. Which one goes forever up in lights and which one forever down in lights in the current public record books?
From decades of walking with victims in their shoes through family court, they really do lose their children, dignity, money, homes, fair trials, retirement accounts, educations, careers, hopes, and dreams. All without bail and no fair due process. But for those on the other side of the team, there are a lot of benefits to that kind of unregulated behavior of slandering others for personal gain. It's good money for some.
Some false labels are already known as “silver bullets” because they don’t miss their targets and they work every single time. These silver bullets can strike every Illinoisan who isn't covered, thanks to HB 3653 and SB 1188. Because detrimental accusations are free to happen on the playground, in the streets, in “family” court, and digitally with your other corporate brokers.
Soon, it could be easier and more beneficial to freely order someone's death than it is to order a pizza.
SDSP repository warns against no cash bail
Warning 1: “Family” law and “family” court do not necessarily provide solutions to conflicts nor rule in the best interest of family life.
Warning 2: Courtroom “law” and the “law” you learn in science, engineering and physics are not the same. Laws of science apply in every situation — they aren’t subjective or subject to manipulation. Courtroom law, on the other hand, comes down to leverage. With courtroom "law" v. "law," one never knows. But with scientific law, anyone can know.
Warning 3: Forcing officers to enforce “no cash bail” can open those municipalities to civil rights lawsuits.
Proactive action for self-preservation
Now with no bail for Constitutionally innocent people in state "criminal" court too, it's probably time for good honest family people to start thinking about fully protecting themselves.
To help the repository, early adopters of the CLU free domestic insurance policy can help. This is an all-natural, open access prevention policy to protect (counter) against unnecessary death, crime, court, and psychological warfare tactics or operations. Early adopters have been certified or even licensed as agents to protect their position in these case studies and to save their own lives. A policy that glows the good, humane things in life as opposed to the not so good, or inhumane entrapping's in life.
You see, people involved with these extreme circumstances don’t always realize it can be a competition between corporate entities and isolated people. While suicide victims seem to self-blame or take it to heart. A public repository is a new option in that trade. One much simpler to see raising awareness regarding potentially deadly experiences that any one of us may face someday.
The domestic insurance policy both sends a message, as well as protects individuals and their families. It's open to include policymakers, senators, officers, and officials at home too.
Members here protect each other from exclusive excess with inclusive data. From documenting good achievements to seeing bad negative levers, those actions, and those results.
When people become entangled with conventional systems like “family” law, “family” court and their dangerous levers — plus experience free wrongful charges, plus closed-access — they may never realize or believe how bad that situation can be.
So, CLU even offers free events like the ones listed below just to individuals and families survive when these ordeals popup. This is an alternative to forever hitting the concrete walls of denied access. It’s an alternative to being closed off from accessing their ability to question and find answers.
So, to help saves lives, here are three free events (in honor of those who did not survive):
1. Child Support Cleanup Day is a virtual free event teaching people how to expect and write open-access to ultra-safe terms and avoid inaccurate contracts capsizing their lives. https://www.facebook.com/Child-Support-Cleanup-Day-103181291758800/
2. Death, crime, court, and war Prevention Task Force takes action to prevent alienation experienced by children of divorced or deployed parents. https://www.facebook.com/preventiontaskforce/
3. The CLU Show – “Inspiring news you can use.” A new podcast for survivors from broken hearts in the middle of a divorce, and and broken systems in the middle of a divided nation, to bring to life inspirational chats about families and America monumentally reunited. Learn more here: https://www.cleanlawunion.com/spotter
United CLU parents have always uplifted and protected each other with the same veracity that rolling "law v. law" gravities draws them under.
A word about authenticity - Discrepancy in schools of law
Like a lighthouse is a beacon of hope shining at night, a life-saving light piercing the unknown to protect passengers and voyages from crashing into the shore unexpectedly, the antithesis to the hustle and bustle of the city. So is scientific law the antithesis of broken hearts, divisive courtroom law versus law, and even the antithesis of modern-day extreme politics
To scientists and our emotional, social, and financial feelings, the courtroom scale and cases are literally leverage versus leverage. Like a crushing intersection where only the richest as strongest pass through to a winning life.
Are courtroom experiences and cases really leverage versus leverage? "Petition" versus "Answer" to Petition? Five bullet holes in one dead body and five counts of murder versus one count of murder? A ten-million-dollar lawsuit versus a half-million-dollar settlement offer? Plaintiff versus Defendant? Witnesses versus counter witnesses, evidence versus counter-evidence, he said v. she said? A one million dollar budget for the case versus a $0 budget for the case?
Financially, without preventative measures, the highest budget usually wins against the most humble budgets. That's pretty well-known. Those experiences could be thought of as financial leverage versus leverage.
Socially, without preventative measures, usually, the higher postured witnesses outshine the side with underserved social standings. That experience could be thought of as social leverage versus leverage.
Emotionally, without preventative measures, people who understand that these impasses are just psychological warfare competitions end up faring better than those who incorporate real feelings, or God forbid, take it too seriously. That situation really should be pre-thought of as emotional leverage versus leverage.
Digitally, without preventative measures, people who understand technology are always included in legal decisions while those without adequate means always loose. Which, unfortunately, is another burden that may exacerbate those feeling that death is the only means to escape.
In this day and age, decisions and cases are more digital leverages than they are other forms of levers like financial, social, and emotional. We've all heard about Zoom court hearings, efilings, and the need for a computer with a healthy internet connection. So, the courtroom "law" school inherently develops the biggest and brightest budgets, emotions, social standings, and digital savviness.
Today, only the digitally savvy survive. The rest experience, but are not limited to, up to four more digital Backwards Bureaucracies.
SDPS is the antithesis of that school of thought. While at the SDSP repository, no one looses. SDSP data does not inherently preclude the most humble budgets, real feelings, underserved social standings, and those who get excluded and closed-off by what can be thought of as digital life zappers.
If you had to draw a caulklike around the loss of a loved one, would it be worth it to protect others?
Only with the SDSP initiative can we all be enlightened nicely together. Without it, just the humblest half of these experiences get that excluded feeling. Feelings then complicated with to closed-access impasses of thought.
The scientific repository and unscientific "law": A discrepancy on impassability's.
One enlightens all, the other...snow-capped mountains.
We all know people who unfortunately died at the crushing intersection of "family" law versus law divorce. How many more will die at the new life-wrecking intersection of no bail versus freely falsely accusing? The CLU is launching the SDSP repository to advocate for a fairer system. We believe that people need to have open access to their charges — wrongful or otherwise — to have the power to question, understand and refute those charges.
We believe that excessive leverage requires a social counterbalance, and that’s why CLU members have always supported and uplifted each other against heavy gravities.
This is how we save people, protect families and take back the reigns of our own fate.