RELEVANT FACTS: (THESE CAN BE READ BEFORE OR AFTER THE BELOW ARTICLE) APPROX 10% OF US RESIDENTS ARE POOR, 60% HAVE NOT GRADUATED COLLEGE. UNTIL 2020 THE AVERAGE US RESIDENT UNDER 30 HAD LESS THAN $3,000 IN THE BANK. APROX. The average level of reading comprehension for the US is a 6th grade level for 54% or more, 90% OF CIVIL CASES ARE DISMISSED WITHOUT GOING TO TRIAL. THE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL CIVIL CASES THAT ARE NOT PURSUED IS UNKNOWN. NO AGENCY OR ADVOCACY GROUP HAS MADE TRANSLATIONS OF CRIMINAL LAWS ON EITHER A STATE OR FEDERAL LEVEL. MOST CONVICTED CRIMINALS WOULD HAVE COMMITTED A LESSER CRIME OR NOT COMMITTED THE CRIME AT ALL HAD THEY KNOWN THE EXTENT OF THE PUNISHMENT. NO FORMAL INTRODUCTION TO USE OF LEGAL RESOURCES EXISTS IN ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES. VICTIM'S SERVICES OF THE COURTS DO NOT AID IN THE PROCESS OF SEEKING CIVIL RESTITUTION. THE NATURALIZATION VICTIM'S TEST FOR THE USA HAS NO LAW RESOURCES.
This is a letter sent to the President, Vice President,
members of the US House, Senate and a few government agencies.
There have been many versions, this is the most recent. For older versions and the replies I received, check the lower part of the site page titled Legislations and solutions. In addition to this letter I am in the process of calling these elected offices on a recorded phone line and verifying a few things.
I am still in the verification process for this version.
1. I had the staffer read me the title of the letter. Which read "Educational materials for interactions with law enforcement and the measures of punishment.
Governing law translations into common read languages, The addition of law resources on naturalization tests. Increased legal aid, Easy access to these materials and programs and more.".
2. I called back (am calling) to check if the elected official was made aware of these issues, so that I dont receive a generic reply from a busy staffer who is tired and confused prioritizing larger issues and pushing out others. (it happens)
3. Determining "Has a reply been submitted or action taken."
This letter asks for the creation of programs that fix access, use and understanding issues that exist in our justice system providing help for the lower and middle class (regardless of race or ideology) and addresses a few other issues as well. If you would like to help and have your suggestions or ideas submitted along with these, use the contact form or info on home page.
Letter as it reads
To the addressed Elected officials of the USA
Law enforcement interactions and punishment measures education, criminal law translations, additions to naturalization tests, increased legal and victims aid, designed to save tax payers money.
To the office of XXXXXXXXXXX
This letter is to ask about the steps that must be taken to begin creating legislation around these proposed solutions, addressing the issues mentioned with them. Taking up the cause, if you will. This may not be a good time to address civil or human rights, but Im sure you agree, it would be worse not having the time later. Even though these are nonpartisan issues, if you would like to discuss how these programs align with this party’s goals please ask. But I do not believe anyone wants to see help held hostage over politics. That being said, any requests or requirements this office has will be attempted to the best of my and our communities efforts. Even a single program or issue being reviewed would be welcomed.
If you can, please provide the requested info as soon as possible. So these rights may be gained for all. Either in the forms below or allow for further definition of the spirit of need and entitlement as this government works towards what is determined to be the fairest envisioning of these rights. Rights that I doubt any can argue would not be entitlements to make for a happier America, an example for the world.
>>>Educational materials for interactions with law enforcement and the measures of punishment as a means of fairness and a deterrent. Governing law translations into common read languages and the addition of law resources on naturalization tests. Increased legal aid, Improved access to these materials and programs and more.
These issues effect all peoples on American soil, our nation deserves to see benefit from these improvements. Improved access, understanding and use of the justice system building toward better functioning communities.
Even though these issues only directly effect a small percent of Americans each year their impact is felt through our entire nation. From taxes, to the trust and love a person has for their communities and this nation. If you question the merit or entitlement of these ideas, provide me a situation where the following statements are not true and I will accept it. Education before punishment is the only way to govern fairly, When a person has not been introduced, does not understand or have access to laws, They are less likely to respect and uphold them. When a person has not been introduced, does not understand how to use the court system, they are less likely to find justice with it. Placing expectations on people who have not been properly informed (educated) of those expectations allows (is) oppression. Likely any government's people would be better served, with an increased, fairer use of their legal system, but this is not about other peoples governments or laws, its about individual Americans rights as humans and what is likely the spirit of our nations intent in creation and growth. It's unprosperous to allow these problems to go unresolved. These improvements are most certain to instill a greater respect and trust in our justice system.
So that I don’t take any more of any of our time, here are the issues and solutions I and countless other Americans have found are due for addressing.
*Education for Interactions with law enforcement and measures of punishment.
Asking that laws are created requiring state and federal jurisdictions create educational materials for the rules of interactions with law enforcement, other citizens and measures of punishment: States do not have or provide a simple to understand compiling of materials that define the laws of interactions with law enforcement. Criminal behavior is usually a result of convenience and lack of visible options. Clearly defined rules and expectations give the info needed to minimize uncomfort, confusion and will increase trust in law services, As a system can not be fair if the rules are not introduced and offered before being enforced. Introducing the public to educational materials will provide people with expectations of their rights and responsibilities such as, How to make reports, the laws around questioning’s, arrests and other encounters. Education for measures of punishment, meaning a look for the public (starting at youth in schools) at the cost of crimes vs its punishments and be an opportunity for dissuasion or change. Without doubt saving on all types of incarcerations, injuries and greatly reduce the issues brought up by last years showcased interactions gone wrong. Making the programs cost savers. Further details and draft legislation as it would be required of states is available upon request. Please note: The most common crimes in America carry fines\sentences that are larger than offenders expected. When asked most offenders would have not committed the crime (or as serious a crime) had they know the penalties. But more important to note. The victim is always the tax payers because I have rarely ever heard of a fine that made whole the victim and covered the costs associated with law enforcement, court, incarceration, reintroduction, etc.
*Increased accessibility and language translations of laws:
Not a single state or federal jurisdiction has compiled a convenient easy to use resource for studying laws, accessing services, victims or legal aid, sites exist but they are always grouped with legislative or law enforcement services and none has taken measures to make accessible laws for the members of their communities who do not read English, making their use of the justice system less likely and resulting in other negative effects.. This does not just allow crime, it allows it to thrive.
1: INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY: I realize this may be hard to understand without picture diagrams, they are available upon request. Increased accessibility means, making law requiring US codes and state statutes be provided online (and up to date) requiring that states introduce (to youth) and display for people where to find governing laws. Also having the Federal government host links to these jurisdictional sites in a single location directory website: (GoverningLaws.gov?) These sites should include help resources (like victim services, most states do, but they are scattered, inconsistent and vague.) and ensure the bridge works both ways, requiring state and federal jurisdictions host appropriate links. Not having these materials roadblocks fair access, healthy inclusion and communications.
They should of course be translated to allow non English readers/ speakers the same civil liberties and duties as other Americans 2: CREATING TRANSLATIONS: Determining the extent governing law should be translated may be up to you and states, but when asked Americans want non English speakers/readers to have available the info they need to use the justice system, Neither courts or advocate groups have translations of law. Official translations do not exist! To not have translations is barrier to fair use and allows continued criminal activity.
*Legal consultants free and conveniently accessible.
Countless injustices go unpunished because of lack of legal resources, the existing resources are full of uncovered areas of law and other short comings. When unjust behavior is not addressed it makes victims less productive Americans or worse they become victimizers. A standard and or program of some form is required to provide fair use of the courts and understanding (clarifications) of laws for Americans of low incomes and education levels. Telling a poor person to ask a lawyer rarely results in justice and creates a distrust of a less defined, uncontrolled system. By allowing the limitations and practices that currently exist in our judicial systems to continue during this modern age deprives us all of justice. So its being ask that states and federal jurisdictions be required to create a legal aid department for the answering of legal issues and a minimal amount of assistance with civil and other legal matters.. Or that at a minimum a committee is created to assess how to update and improve the legal system in these areas and others. For further details about this specific issue, ask.
*Addition of law resources and legal questions to naturalization, visa and other appropriate tests: To be fairly informed visitors, citizens and patriots of The United States requires knowing the protections and expectations persons in our country are entitled to and responsible for. Laws define these, introducing and teaching ideals and history without laws creates unbalance without introduction to rules. I don’t believe it should require complex questions, just make sure applicants know where to find the info that protects us and our country.
*Pain and suffering protection for victims: I am asking that a review of: Or a modification be made to laws, allowing state and federal criminal court judges to trial and award civil issues and relief in certain situations. It would save money, eliminate waste and reduce burden on victims. Victims who are required to continue through the court system alone often without the knowledge it takes to receive fair compensation.
* Federal one party consent laws, allow for recording of certain interactions, however several states have adopted laws that deny people the right to protect them selves in their business and personal matters, I believe this is a constitutional violation to be addressed. If not please provide me an office to contact for reference to any applicable federal laws that permit states of this limitation of the rights granted to people by other states and federal laws. If you can not, I would say that legal consultants are an issue that cost less than paying victims of state laws that are questionable in federal courts.
Thank you for your service, time and help in finding solutions to these issues
Nicholas Woodall 5122978742
Further information and p.s.
This letter will be sent to several leaders: The President, V.P. committee leaders of the Congress and Senate, asking about addressing the issues and solutions of this letter.
* U.S. Patent fee waivers and deferrals for low income persons: An issue of resources to research, But I can say, Our nation should review the benefits of and options available to provide a greater ability for citizens to acquire us patents through equity programs. Creating percentage of gains options, deferral options for fees, purchasing and so on. Even if it only pertains to patents for specific areas of creation, like computer, industry, electronics, etc.. undoubtedly, countless ideas go undeveloped and unsubmitted because of these issues and others.
* Letter to the United Nations: This is an abridged version of letters I have sent to the U.N. I have received no reasonable reply, but we do not have a US representative to the UN Human Rights Counsel. I have had numerous computer hacker issues.......... and I have no way of knowing if the translations were understood.
To the U.N. H.R.C. Can you determine if these are human rights and tell me if you can provide the path to ensuring that all peoples (of U.N. nations) can enjoy these human rights. If the translations are poor, please contact me, my US representative or the available US state department representative to the U.N. Thank you.
(1) Would you agree, the only way to govern fairly is to inform and in some measure educate before enforcing law when possible. This is not listed or explained in the UN human rights charter. Is education or introduction before enforcement not considered a human right? (2) If no, can you tell me how the U.N. determined (or determines) what is considered a human right in relation to introduction and education of governing law? Thank you.
Below are requests. 1) A minimum requirement of nations to post signs at exits and entrances informing of where to find laws, with translations and contacts. 2) When court fees and practices are expensive and/or complex beyond the common level of education of a nation, becoming burdensome to the point of limiting people's ability to find justice, that is when nations should be required to make accommodations. This is just an abbreviation.
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