Website of a whistle blower
Job hunting has to be one of life’s least fun requirements.
If you have other people’s transgressions on your records that Human Resource (HR) people look at to decide whether to hire you or “weed you out” of the job applicant pool, you could be disqualified for the position yet you may likely be told the favorite HR excuse: “you’re over qualified”.
After 10 years of unknowingly fighting mistakes entered by the courthouse, I had a job interview with an unexpectedly honest executive who told me what was going on behind my back.
I discovered that “over qualified” was just a sweet sounding lie to avoid telling the truth.
The first purpose of this website is to “pay that favor forward”.
The bad news is that there isn’t a procedure yet to correct mistakes you might find on courthouse civil records, however, many states can delete certain entries on criminal records.
I’ve lost my house over the mistakes on my courthouse civil record and my student loans I haven’t paid off yet have gone from around $40,ooo to something over $150,000.
I’ve been told by the highest ranking lawyers in Kansas that correcting the mistakes on my courthouse civil record is too much work because I’m the only one complaining. This attitude troubles me.
If you think this kind of a mess can’t happen in your state, what follows deserves to scare your pants off.
During my research on my identity mess, I tried to find how other states handle correcting error entries on courthouse civil records – I found nothing.
I went to the law library of Washburn University School of Law and looked with the help of the law librarians to find how other states handle correcting error entries on courthouse civil records – we found nothing.
With a fluke of accidental good luck, a bill to correct error entries on courthouse civil records was written and it went before the Kansas Judicial Council Civil Code Advisory Committee (KJCCCAC).
They (someone with the KJCCCAC) looked for how other states handle correcting error entries on courthouse civil records – even these people found nothing also.
Just to be clear:
The Kansas Judicial Council and their committees are amongst the highest ranking lawyers and judges in the state of Kansas, appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court .
These are the privileged elite “Lawyer Gods” of Kansas.
The bottom line is: I’ve discovered an awful piece of legislative neglect and wherever you live in the United States you might want to make sure your courthouse isn’t giving out wrong information about you like mine is giving out about me to anyone in the world with Internet access.
It seems to me it should be obvious that it is wrong to deliberately permit wrong information to be publicised (lie?) about a person’s background but the “Lawyer Gods” insist that more than one person needs to complain. Their attitude troubles me.
OK, GAME ON The public shall serve the public servants.
I need to find as many people as possible who have this problem also, so….
The first purpose of this website is to show you how to do a background check on yourself so you can find out if you have errors on your records too.
The second purpose of this website is to find people who have discovered uncorrectable mistakes on their records.
The third purpose of this website is to work with people with uncorrectable court house data entry mistakes and develop the needed legal procedure to fix their mess also.
I’m not offering to fix your mess for you, I can’t even fix my own – working alone – but if enough of us work together – eventually the public servants won’t ignore a bunch of us working together.
For starters, if you’ve been told you’re “over qualified”; something else might have been the real reason.
I met a guy who was a high school drop-out with a criminal record. Even he was turned down for jobs because he was “over qualified”.
He thought that was the stupidest reason of all.
I think he had more good sense than the person who rejected him.
To illustrate how important court house records are:
Many landlords are now using courthouse records to determine whether or not to accept a prospective renter looking for a place to live.
Even insurance companies can use courthouse records to determine how much to charge you or to not even sell you insurance at all.
These records can also be checked when you buy a car, a house, or even get a credit card if they want to pry into your background more than just your credit history only.
For the rest of this website, I’ll just refer to using courthouse records for job hunting even though these records are also used for background checks by other businesses and even people checking out potential friends. You may to fall into this category also after reading this website.
In this web site you can read the final decisions of both the KJCCCAC and The Kansas Judicial Council stating that since I’m the only one complaining, it’s too much work to correct the mistakes “for just one person” (as they put it in their decisions).
Some people could argue that it is not the job of the “Lawyer Gods” to be a moral compass but instead they are only to uphold the exact letter of the law. When you read their decisions later in this web site, this attitude appears to be in control.
Therefore the responsibility for being the moral compass of the law rests exclusively with the Republicans & Democrats in the Statehouse; there’s just one little problem.
Three times I’ve been told the first step is to give money to the Republicans & Democrats for their reelection campaign like the lobbyist who want legislation passed. (Can you say “bribe” or “extortion”?)
One part I find amazing is that the task of correcting mistakes on courthouse civil records has been neglected this long by our public servants.
I’ve been trying to get these mistaken entries corrected for over 9 years and now I have exhausted all the legal options except for going public and asking for help in public.
To illustrate how damaging courthouse database mistakes can be: the Veterans Administration (VA) had a job opening that required someone with a fast learning curve.
I was able to show my college transcripts for each of my 2 college degrees and that I completed 5 years of college hours in 3 years – both times.
I also told them that I had other people’s transgressions on my courthouse civil record but don’t worry because the entries aren’t mine.
Later I received a letter saying I was “qualified but not selected because of references”.
I called all the people I had listed as references and none had been contacted.
I called the VA and asked if the mistaken entries I had warned them about could be the reason.
The reply was: “I wasn’t the one who made the decision, but yes the entries would be the reason”.
Even with advance warning; these mistakes command more consideration by the VA than does my Honorable Discharge from serving in the military.
Hopefully you won’t find errors on your record and knowing your records are correct will be one less thing for you to worry about.
Enough of the intro, let’s go to the business of your background check.
There’s a right and wrong way to do your background check:
To check your courthouse records that HR people use to make a decision regarding hiring you for a job or not; DO NOT START by paying a background check company to check your records for you.
THE REASON IS that many (probably most) save the results they find into their own database for future reference.
If they find mistakes, they will save the mistakes into their databases because most likely the mistakes won’t look like mistakes to them.
Then getting the mistakes corrected will be about as likely as flying to Pluto in a tea cup because background check companies have all these disclaimers because mistakes come to them in the files they find because they can’t be responsible because they can’t make changes because the law doesn’t say they have to because because because because.
(Later in this web site you’ll see a copy of the bill to correct courthouse civil records that includes a clause for background check companies to make corrections within a specified time after the mistakes are discovered. How amazing that no one has thought of that before!!!)
Instead, skip over the background check companies and go directly to their sources and start by calling your courthouse civil records department and ask if the civil records are on the Internet.
If the civil records are on the Internet, get the Internet address.
Also, ask if they have criminal records are on the same website, logically, they should be, if not, ask where they are located.
Some employers also check driving records so ask where the traffic (or driving) records are.
(Here in Shawnee County Kansas, the courthouse website contains: civil, criminal, domestic, probate, and traffic records.)
There is an additional State Police (the Highway Patrol in Kansas), except Hawaii doesn’t have one – I’ll get to that after the courthouse records.
According to Wikipedia, 32 states also have a “state level detective agency” (the state’s Bureau of Investigation or in Texas – the Texas Rangers) - I’ll get to that later also.
If you live in a rural or sparsely populated area, your records may not be on the Internet yet.
In that case you will need to go to the courthouse in person and find where the courthouse clerks are that deal with civil, criminal and traffic records and get a copy of what the courthouse is publicizing about you.
When you visit your courthouse, you may have to go through a security check at the entrance so leave your letter openers, pocket knives, guns, and bombs in your car for safe keeping.
Courthouses are transferring many documents onto Internet access in order to diminish “foot traffic” therefore increasing courthouse security.
If your courthouse records are now on the Internet you will need to check your records TWICE.
FIRST BACKGROUND CHECK ON YOURSELF:
When you get to the page that asks which records to search, you will want to select criminal, civil, and traffic (selecting each one separately could be less confusing – and you might want to check all the others while you’re there anyway). You may be asked for this after the identifying information in the next sentence.
When you get to the page on your courthouse website that asks for your identifying information (name, birthday, social security number, grandfather’s maiden name, etc.), enter all the information they ask for then hit the “records search” button.
If your records search on yourself comes back with “no records found” or something similar, congratulations, there are no mistakes.
If there are records found, look them over VERY carefully for any errors.
If it isn’t absolutely positively 100% correct, you need to get the corrections made or the entries deleted or else these mistakes WILL be used by HR people to “weed you out” when you apply for a job.
If there are mistakes on your criminal (not civil) records, many states have a laws dealing with “expungement of criminal records” and the mistakes can be taken off with the help of an attorney.
Even some criminal records that really happened can also be removed if certain conditions are met but an attorney can tell you more exact details that pertain to you provided expungement procedures exist in your state.
If you are financially strapped you might try to find a nearby law school to help you for free (pro bono (pronounced “pro bone no”)) or coach you how to do it yourself (pro se (pronounced “pro say”)).
You can also enter the name of your city and “free legal help” (pro bono) or “legal self help” (pro se) on your favorite Internet search engine and find local help who would be more knowledgeable than I am.
I don’t have enough training and experience in the field of law to give you the exact and detailed information you really need in this area to make wise decisions for yourself (that is the friendliest disclaimer statement I’ve ever seen).
If you live in a state that doesn’t have a law for “expungement of criminal records” and you have mistake(s) on your criminal record – stick around – don’t give up.
Some states also call this “pardon”, other states call this “seal”.
Every state has the prerogative to define their terms any way they want.
Generally pardon means “forgiven”.
Generally seal means “removed from public viewing but can be pulled up by authorized authorities”.
Generally expunge means “to destroy beyond existence”.
In Kansas the law uses the word “expunge” for “seal”. “Expunged” records are saved to be pulled up by authorized authorities.
To find out more information about your states’ laws, enter the name of your state and the word “expungement” in your favorite search engine and you should get a rough idea of your particular circumstances.
You will find many lawyers have information on the Internet.
For exact precise information – see a lawyer in person. (I’m dancing a fine line here and I’m doing my best to give as much information as possible without being vulnerable for not giving enough disclaimer statements to guide you to a lawyer.)
While we’re on the subject of disclaimer statements and considering the information bombshells on this website: All information on this website is based on hearsay and opinions of myself and strangers with the possible exception of a few people I may have already known to be honest, honorable, and more knowledgeable than I am on the subjects I asked them for help on.
I don’t like having to put that disclaimer in but this website is going to be stepping on toes in shark infested waters.
Database mistakes happen because the only way database entries are made are by humans and we humans make mistakes no matter how diligently we try to be perfect.
SECOND BACKGROUND CHECK ON YOURSELF:
Go back to the page that asks for your identifying information but this time only enter your name.
If you go by a shortened version of your name (Ron or Lin instead of Ronnie or Linda), use the shortened version (along with your last name).
If there are aliens in that database who have your same name but different other identifiers, this search will pull them up.
If this happens, you will need to tell prospective employers that there are other people with your same name so the prospective employer needs to be careful to enter your complete identifying information or else other people’s records can come up on your background check.
If you have lived in the jurisdiction of your courthouse for less than 5 years, you will need to contact the courthouse in the jurisdiction of where you used to live and do a background check on yourself there as well.
Some employers check farther back than 5 years, 10 years is usually the most, so you might want to go back that far just to be sure you don’t have any monster skeletons in your closet you don’t know about.
If you are seeking employment in law enforcement, casinos, lottery offices, child care, caring for the elderly/disabled, or some other unusually security critical job, you likely will be checked farther back than 10 years so you might want to check with that employer to find out how far back they will go on you before you turn in your job application so you can check and try to clean up any rude mistakes that could be lurking behind your back.
The Shawnee County Courthouse
Some employers also check driving records to “weed out” job applicants.
It would be a good idea to check with the “State Police” (Highway Patrol, State Trooper, State Patrol) for your state to find your driver’s record also in case there is someone with your same name who has a record from some gruesome accident.
You can find the name of your state’s “State Police” in Wikipedia‘s definition of “State Police”. For our International friends, this definition includes “State Police” for other countries also.
One more place to check would be your “State-Level Detective Agency”.
Wikipedia lists 32 states as having “state-level detective agency’s” with various names (Texas Rangers are in this category).
If you’re not sure who to contact in your state, here’s a list in Wikipedia‘s definition of “State-Level Detective Agency”.
If you live in a state not listed, stop in to your local library and ask if your state has a “Bureau of Investigation” or something along that order. If there is one, maybe you could help Wikipedia with updated information.
While you’re at your “State-Level Detective Agency” or “State Police”, check to see if your name is on the child molester’s / sex offenders list. This is not a good place to discover an alien with your same name.
(I have met a person who had a hideously horrible tangle in this area – I’ll briefly describe that later – back to the subject.)
Your “State-Level Detective Agency” or “State Police” may charge a small fee to run a check on you but at least you would know you checked.
If you hired a professional check to be done, this might be skipped because paying for this background check would cut into their bottom line profit whereas a prospective employer may not be so likely to ignore this resource especially if there is concern about hiring someone who might hurt the companies’ public image.
A secretary with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation told me that mistakes on databases never happen because Social Security numbers are always required. I smiled politely and walked off.
Discovering aliens with your same name can happen at the strangest places.
Topeka, Kansas has a population of about 121,000 until we annex some more farmland.
There is one really good camera store in town and in their customer database there are 3 Norm Crawfords.
I have no clue who the other 2 are and they both have addresses I’m not familiar with.
What are the odds.
(I’ve also discovered there are 7 in Kansas, 778 in the U.S., and even 16 in the U.S. who have my middle initial.)
For your amusement (or horror), enter your name in a search engine.
This has to be the poorest technique of all for a personal background check because there’s almost a guarantee you’ll pull up aliens with your same name.
However, some employers will use search engines when they get to the final few and still need to “weed out” a few more job applicants.
If you have entries or pictures of yourself doing wild and crazy things at wild and crazy parties in the social media, Murphy’s Law will surely come into play at this most awful time.
ALSO: don’t have any entries saying bad things about a present or past boss no matter how much they deserve it.
A future employer will assume these kind of entries are an indication of how you are going to talk about them too.
If you’ve had a bad boss, I sympathize with you, but you need to be better than him/her.
Lowering yourself to their level is no place for you anyway.
An HR secret for selecting a person for employment is to start by eliminating as many job applicants as possible right off the top – YOUR OBJECTIVE IS TO BE THE LAST ONE STANDING!!!
Credit Records are another set of databases some employers use to “weed out” job applicants.
If you buy identity theft insurance, credit records are an area they specialize in and often add a few additional bonuses to ease your anxieties.
You can shop for identity theft insurance using your favorite search engine and the shopping can keep you busy past next Christmas.
(If you do go shopping for Identity Theft insurance – be sure to compare Zander Identity Theft Insurance and LifeLock to the others you look at. (I did not receive money to put those recommendations in this text.))
They are required by law to provide credit history reports for free so they have gone together and provide free credit history reports through their website annual creditreport.com.
On the Internet there are other websites that promote giving you “free” credit reports then ask for your credit card number.
STOP!!! Whenever someone says they will give you something for “free” then asks you for your credit card number, be warned they could be attempting to FOOL you into taking money from you.
At annualcreditreport.com you will not be asked for your credit card number unless you want your “credit rating” score which they aren’t required by law to provide for free.
(I just ran across 2 web sites that do give credit rating scores for free but you have to sit through their advertisements first. If you won’t loose your grip on your good judgment, the web sites are: http://www.CreditSesame.com and http://www.quizzle.com ) (I did not receive money to put that information in this text.)
If you haven’t done a credit history check before, you might be tempted to check all 3 agencies at once but you can only have a free credit history check once a year for each one of the 3 agencies.
I check one agency every 4 months.
That’s more of a nuisance and requires carrying some sort of a pocket planner or pocket calendar for a reminder of which one to check and when, but that allows a more frequent check on what’s going on behind your back.
When you get the report from each agency, check each entry carefully to be sure it really is true.
The business world has learned that database mistakes can happen (duh) and have established an error correction procedure for credit reports.
In fact the business world even has terminology for this process the government hasn’t discovered yet. This is called: “cleansing dirty data from corrupted files”.
Civil records database error correction procedures has been neglected by our public servants all this time. I’m still amazed they haven’t yet caught up to the computer age as the business world has.
If you discover some creep has tried to take advantage of one of your credit accounts, report it immediately to the agency that has the bogus entry.
They will research the entry and take it off when they can’t find a valid justification.
The website: annualcreditreport.com will also tell you additional recommended actions to take after some creep has invaded one of your accounts.
If you have questions about your credit information, the website annualcreditreport.com would be a good place to start. (I’m not receiving money to put this information in this text.)
They also have links to other informative websites so they can tell you where to go without hurting your feelings.
I discovered a dirty trick that at least one insurance company pulls on their customer’s credit history report.
I found a cheaper car insurance company so I switched car insurance companies.
My old insurance company reported to one of the credit agencies that I was “past due” on my insurance with the old insurance company.
Well duh – I wasn’t even their customer any more because I had changed insurance companies.
Here is a point that can be tricky in checking the files on yourself.
If this was your record and knowing the background for it, you would know this entry means nothing because you would know you’ve changed insurance companies.
Instead, you need to pretend you are someone who doesn’t know the background details on your life.
To a stranger (a prospective employer) this shows irresponsibility that could probably indicate an irresponsible employee.
I contacted the credit agency and the malicious entry was deleted.
Fortunately I wasn’t job hunting back then.
I wonder how many other businesses pull this trick on their customers that leave them.
I have discovered that some gyms do this and any business that expects regular or monthly payments may do this also.
Tip: when you stop doing business with anyone you are expected to make regular or monthly payments to, write them a note on paper telling them that you are no longer doing business with them and keep a copy for yourself.
Send this note by registered mail so you will have a signed receipt that they received it just in case they want to pull the rug out from under an ex-customer.
I’ve just discovered an EXCELLENT article on checking your credit records yourself AND maintaining your credit records yourself!!! I have even installed a link to take you directly to the article by Consumer Reports. Look for: ###Goldmine Update### at the end of this section where I put valuable updates all together in one place.
NOW if your background check information is OK and you want to verify your background check information with a professional background check service, this would be a time to go for it.
Another reason to stop in to your local library is to ask their HR person what company they use for background checks on prospective employees then have that company check your background to see if they find anything your check didn’t turn up.
Libraries are usually pretty good at keeping on top of things.
Other places you might ask who is good at background checks would be the YMCA/YWCA, your house of worship, or your favorite store.
There are thousands of background check agencies to choose from and I have no idea which is the best.
Some are scams.
You can enter “background check” on your favorite search engine and you will be bombarded.
Some of them call themselves “data brokers”.
I’ve not found any requirements or licenses needed in order to call yourself a “data broker”.
All one needs is the nerve to ask for money from strangers to do what I’m describing on this website.
You may want to go a little classier and get a subscription to a list of background information databases.
I have a lifetime subscription to Web-Detective (about $50), there is also Net Detective and who knows how many more there may be so if you want such a list – shop around, read the reviews on the Internet before you buy.
Keep in mind that some favorable reviews are written by people who are receiving money to say nice things, however there may be something better than when I bought my subscription about 9 years ago.
With the information I’ve just shared with you, if you are thinking about starting up a data broker business and you are a good enough sales person to sell a data broker service, I would recommend finding a job selling something else for an established company instead of trying to start up a data broker business on your own. (There always seems to be jobs for spectacular salespersons. Tip: find a company whose product inspires your honest enthusiasm and honest passion (for most of us, being fake shows).)
Back to the subject:
The largest data broker is ChoicePoint (they drop the space between words) and they are defined as a “data aggregation company”.
ChoicePoint is the primary data broker for the United States government.
ChoicePoint offers a free “self test” which I asked for.
Their “self test” sends you what they have saved to their file after someone has paid them to do a real background check on you.
If nobody has paid ChoicePoint to do a background check on you, they will send you only the “easy to get quickly” information that won’t require much time on their part. After all it is free.
I received a surprisingly thick package of papers that only showed I didn’t have a marine license or an aircraft pilot’s license, but they did have the address of the dairy farm I grew up on.
The only mention of my identity mess was that my home had been taken from me and it’s pitiful small market value, but there was no mention of the nine entries my identity mess had collected at the courthouse over the previous 11+ years.
Their free “self test” could be good for political appearances but for me it wasn’t worth the trouble to ask for.
ChoicePoint has made some hideously horrible mistakes that I don’t have time to get into but you can read a sample on Wikipedia‘s definition of ChoicePoint.
I probably shouldn’t pick on ChoicePoint by pointing them out because there have been so many other hideously horrible database mistakes by so many other data brokers that none of us are safe and there aren’t enough fingers to go around.
If you find bogus entries on your record, you could ignore it and hope it won’t be found – if you are the weird exceptionally profoundly lucky type.
For 10 years I unknowingly used this technique and it didn’t work.
If you are normal, your best bet is to be honest and tell the HR person up front that there are mistakes on your record.
WARNING: Do not expect HR people to believe you. I have found out the hard way numerous times that when HR people are warned of my identity mess, I am judged as trying to fool the HR people and pull one over on them or else they think I’m drunk on stupid.
However, maybe warning the HR people will work for you, being honest should work, but warning HR people has failed miserably for me.
There is a solution but hoping an HR person won’t find the mistakes doesn’t work and warning HR people of the mistakes doesn’t work either.
There is a law that certain background search information is not to be used in making hiring decisions. How sweet.
The secret truth is that any information that is discovered – will be used – but thanks to that law – you will not be told certain information was ever found.
It took me 10 agonizing years to find that out. For 10 agonizing years I was fighting monsters in the dark until I finally met an executive honest enough to turn on the lights for me.
The first purpose of this website is to turn on the lights for someone who is also fighting monsters in the dark.
One point I’ve not touched on is where the job interview fits into the background search sequence. The answer is: it’s the choice of the company.
I have found that most companies try to limit the number of “hideous homies” in their building to the end of the selection process after the background checks have “weeded out” as many applicants as possible.
However, a few companies have mass “cattle calls” at the beginning of the selection process because it’s so much fun to have all these funny looking people prancing down their halls then do background checks on the applicants that weren’t “weeded out” because their eye liner or guy liner didn’t match their hip-wader fishing boots.
###Bombshell Update### On the radio on 11 Oct. 2011 I heard that a provision of President Obama’s new health care plan is that all health information is to become public information!!!
I happened to be a jump ahead on this because in my research for this website I had already tried to find out how accessible medical and mental health records are to HR people and I found that all medical and mental health databases are off limits because of The Health Information Privacy Protection Act (HIPPA (pronounced: “HIP ah”)).
I visited the VA Hospital and asked the Information Disclosure Officer about this and if their databases are becoming public and has HIPPA been resended.
He told me he had not received any directives.
I also visited the health records departments of Topeka’s 2 largest general hospitals and they hadn’t heard anything of this either.
I asked if there was a medical records database that employers could access to check the health records of job applicants – they didn’t know of any such database.
I asked if they get inquiries on job applicants as a result of the job applicant signing a line giving permission to the employer to check background records.
They said the only employer inquiries they get is to verify treatments due to work related injuries.
If our professional politicians permit HIPPA to be discontinued, HR people will have another resource to deny people employment based on hiring only those who will be the least likely to be a medical expense and everyone in the world with an Internet connection will be able to see the reasons why you visit your doctor.
I am amazed there hasn’t been a peep about this mentioned on the news since. This is big bad news but no one has brought this forward and thrashed it mercylessly!
Medical records also have an awful history of mistakes.
Since Feb 2010 I have had Google trolling the Internet with Google Alerts on the words: “Database Mistakes”, “Identity Mistakes”, “Records Mistakes”, “Uncorrectable Databases”, and of course “Uncorrectable Government Databases”.
The most frequent source of errors uncovered by Google Alerts has been relating to medical records!
I’m amazed the main stream media is ignoring this. They should be on this like stink on brussels sprouts.
It is dangerously easy to imagine an ex-friend having a “brat-fit” and posting someone’s private records on Facebook.
Our boys and girls in Washingtonn from BOTH parties sure failed to do their homework on this one.
This section of the new law that puts health records on the Internet is in: Section 3015, Subsection 399JJ, Paragraphs (a) and (b).
This is scheduled to become law in 2013, should someone stop and think besides just you and me???
###Goldmine Update###: I’ve discovered an EXCELLENT article on checking your credit records yourself AND maintaining your credit records yourself!!! This is: ConsumerReports.org Debunking the Hype over ID Theft Serious good stuff. (I’m not receiving money to put this recommendation in this text.)
I’ve also added a link to this Consumners Report article in the footer at the very bottom left corner of this page.
================This covers all the areas I have been coached on that would be good to check. If I run across more, I’ll add them just above these lines you’re reading right now. ================
The above information comes from some of my college business management classes and going to:
The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce,
The president of the local chapter of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management),
Many other HR people – most were very protective of their secrets therefore not very helpful (thankfully there were a few precious exceptions),
Colmery-O’Neil Veterans Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital
Valeo Behavioral Health Care
The Topeka Police Department,
The Shawnee County Sheriff,
The Kansas Highway Patrol,
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation,
The Federal Bureau of Investigation,
and more lawyers than I would dare to shake a stick at.
It would be good if you were to be helpful to your friends to clue them in on this website so they can check their own records and start to clean off the errors they may find on their records.
(Or as the business world refers to “deleting dirty data from corrupted files”.)
In this next section I will be exposing how my identity mess has progressed from discovering the errors to the present point.
I was fortunate to have a bill written up then it eventually landed in the Kansas House Judicial Committee where it never came out. (A photocopy of the bill is included below.)
Since the bill never came out of committee before an election, the bill was destroyed and now, after over 9 years, I’m starting all over from scratch except now I know who isn’t interested in helping.
The only person in the Kansas Legislature who helped was Representative Raj Goyle (from Wichita) and he wasn’t reelected.
On this website I am exposing an oversight neglected by our public servants.
I’m planning on a long long fight to get my identity mess corrected because the public servants have demonstrated they don’t care help. Their attitude troubles me.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fasten your seat belt, hold on to your hat and here we go. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~ I’m opening up a can of worms some people are not going to be pleased about.~~~~~~~
The whistle blowing begins:
The Kansas Statehouse
After graduating with my degree in Telecommunications Management, I had such an awful time even getting job interviews that I started going back to places I had applied to and asked what I could do to improve my prospects.
I discovered HR people “play their cards close to the chest” and don’t give up their secrets.
I started doing temp work, lost my house but for ten years I kept my stupid Pollyanna attitude that something good will eventually come up. TEN YEARS!
After 10 years of temp work, I finally gave up trying to find a job in Topeka, drove to Kansas City and walked in off the street to a company that could use my skills.
As good luck would have it, they had an opening and interviewed me. The interview went swell.
I and a few executives went to a restaurant and enjoyed a nice lunch.
I got a job installing links in computer networks through out the Midwest.
HARK!!! Time for a happy dance!
Then they did the background check and the job was resended.
All was not lost. This time the executive clued me in on what was going on and explained the background check findings.
This time I was given an honest explanation! After 10 years; and even returning to places I had applied to asking how I could improve my chances.
The 10 years of job hunting followed by rejections had been like fighting monsters in the dark but now the light had been turned on.
This was the happiest bad day in my life.
I hurried back to Topeka to the courthouse clerks and asked to have the mistakes deleted from my civil record.
They told me to go see a lawyer. I found a lawyer quickly and he told me there is no procedure for civil records like there is for criminal records.
That was OK because now I knew what the problem was and I could just explain that there were mistakes on my courthouse records and not to worry because the entries were mistakes that didn’t belong to me.
The next day I went to another place that had an opening and could be an interesting place to work: CyTek Media.
I told the guy interviewing me that I had just found out there were some errors on my courthouse record but the entries were mistakes that didn’t belong to me.
The response was in a sarcastic tone of voice: “yeah right”.
The part that burned was how emphatic the sarcasm was in his tone of voice.
At that moment, my happiness of finally knowing what the problem was, ended.
I talked to friends; most knew of someone who would be good to talk to so I talked to their recommendations – and the recommendations’ recommendations and on and on.
I talked to the lawyers involved with the entries on my record and asked how I could get their entries off my record.
They all said the same thing: there is no procedure to delete entries from civil records.
One lawyer told me he could get the entry taken off my criminal record that was a DUI which had been accidentally entered twice. I wasn’t interested in that – I wanted the mistakes taken off – but I told him to go ahead anyway since the entry was mistakenly entered twice.
(Entries entered repeatedly is common in Shawnee County. I did a survey of the Shawnee County criminal and civil records and the worst I found is a person’s file where 6 entries were duplicated into 36 entries!)
For those interested in statistics: in my survey I found the error rate for duplicated entries of criminal records to be 8.257% and for civil records to be 9.075% with a margin of error of +/- 1.15.
For those not interested in statistics: Imagine going to the grocery store and getting home to discover 8 or 9% of your groceries are bad.
(These statistics only account for duplicated entries. This does not account for other types of errors like I still have left on my record.)
The Kansas Judicial Center
Where the Kansas Supreme Court meets, as well as The Kansas Judicial Council, and the
Kansas Judicial Council Civil Code Advisory Committee.
Picture taken from the outside top of the Kansas Statehouse Dome (a brutal long series of stairs).
(If I buy a new camera again, I think I’ll tame my enthusiasm and limit the gymnastics to take a picture.)
A friend at the Topeka Capitol Journal Newspaper recommended I talk to her friend on the Kansas Supreme Court, the Kansas Chief Justice Honorable Kay McFarland.
I went to see her. Security steered me to Kansas Supreme Court Liaison Jason Oldham and he recommended I see the Shawnee County Court Administrator Donald Troth.
(Small world, he and I went to the same high school and my mom was one of his English teachers.
His family are good people.)
He was the first person who really understood the seriousness of this mess.
He was already aware of this oversight in the law and had expected someone would be turning up some day with this problem.
His recommendation was to visit Shawnee County’s 3 State Senators because there needs to be a law passed to resolve this legislative oversight so that there is a procedure to delete mistakes on courthouse civil records.
I ended up writing a series of 3 letters and doing law research during and between letter writing.
Senator Laura Kelly wrote back after the first letter telling me I needed to see a lawyer.
If she had read that first letter she would have discovered I had already been to 9 lawyers and they all said the same thing, there is no procedure.
Senator Laura Kelly didn’t respond to the second letter.
I handed the third letter to her in person in the Statehouse and she told me in a stern tone of voice: “I TOLD YOU TO GO SEE A LAWYER”. (ouch!)
Senator Vicki Schmidt was precious wonderful when I delivered the first letter to her at her home. She was even wearing a lapel pen for the same church denomination I’m a member of.
I told her about being in the choir and being one of the church’s Liturgist. We had a wonderful visit and I thought she was going to be my angel.
After the third letter I received a call from her secretary telling me that my letters asking for help were turned over to Judge Nancy Parrish.
The letters were never heard from again and I felt like a fool for getting my hopes up on Senator Vicki Schmidt.
Senator Anthony Hensley is the Kansas Senate Minority Leader and I found out his office staff has been trained to keep him isolated from “little people”.
His office staff wouldn’t let me see him but took the first letter and told me it would be given to him.
When I delivered the second letter I was told the person with my first letter wasn’t there but it would be passed on – same thing when I delivered the third letter.
After that legislative session ended, I finally received a letter saying I needed to see a lawyer.
Evidently another example of not enough mental horsepower to read.
However, the letter recommended a lawyer who was also a law professor at Washburn University School of Law.
I went and he told me there is no procedure.
I’m running out of sarcastic expressions, you pick one this time.
I went to see the Governor of Kansas, Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
She wasn’t available at the moment but I did have a letter ready to leave.
She sent me a letter telling me this wasn’t in her job description and to go see a lawyer:
(By the way, Governor Kathleen Sebelius is who you now know as President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services for the United States.) You can read her letter by clicking on “Kansas’ Governor Sebelius” on the next line.
I went to the Kansas Attorney General’s office and I was told I should sue the state of Kansas.
I knew immediately that was bad advice because in the work I’m trained for, I am judged by HR people on a category called: “problem solving and conflict resolution”. If I sue or am sued by someone – I get a negative mark in this category. Even if I were right and the other party was wrong, that negitive mark could cost me getting jobs unless all the other job applicants had that negative mark also.
In spite of knowing better, I tossed my better judgment into the weeds and I went to see a famous big name lawyer who I was already a little bit acquainted with and is well known in Kansas from lots of main stream media exposure for taking on high profile cases.
His name would be recognized by most people in this area of Kansas.
He said he would not take on this case but his mother has the same problem! Huh?!?!?!
I didn’t have a good feeling about that. (Later I was hit with 2 bombshells as I dodged a bullet on this option of suing the state – that’s coming (I am stupid lucky).)
I drove to Kansas City to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and asked for help. They sent me a letter saying they didn’t have the resources to help me.
Wanna read it? Click on “ACLU” on the next line.
Judging from what their letter says, I guess they didn’t understand the “lawyers have no procedure to follow in this mess” part of my letter.
Then it occurred to me to see a Representative.
A friend recommended I see Representative Ann Mah.
I did and she asked me where my house was so I told her where it was (I wasn’t up to the drama of telling her I was living in my car). We visited numerous Shawnee County Representatives then she introduced me to Representative Ann Kuether to help me instead.
Representative Ann Kuether passed my letters asking for help to Representative Raj Goyle from Wichita.
Good grief I don’t live in Wichita, he had no obligation to help me.
Lesson 1 of 3: When someone has an issue you don’t want to deal with, pass it off onto someone else, it’ll go away.
Representative Raj Goyle has a degree in Law from Harvard. He looked over my mess and determined this really does deserve to be dealt with so he had one of his staff draw up a bill and submitted it to the Revisers Office.
From the Reviser’s office came House Bill (HB) 2393.
I wasn’t even informed on the progress of the bill being worked up until I was fooling around on the Internet one day and I accidentally discovered it on the Statehouse website by weird haphazard coincidence.
Here it is – Hark and glory be: Click on “House Bill 2393” on the next line.
I emailed Raj Goyle a hearty thank you.
I was so impressed with how well the bill was edited down from all the pages of my writing that I made a special trip to the Reviser’s office to thank the lady and ask her where she went to college to learn to edit so precisely concisely.
The answer was Washburn University.
Next was to have the bill reviewed by the Kansas Division of the Budget to determine how much money this new bill is going to cost the state if it is passed from being a bill into law:
(I’ll save you some reading, the cost is negligible.) Click on “Kansas Division of the Budget” on the next line.
So far the process is running beautifully except for having worked on this for 5 years, 6 months, and 18 days.
To make this even crazier still, my second college degree is in Telecommunications Management (Computer Network Administration would be one of the positions I am trained for).
If I were doing the work I am trained for as a computer network administrator and someone came to my company complaining about a bogus entry on their file, it would be my job to correct it unless if I had someone I supervised do it for me.
This isn’t rocket science.
What I would be expected to do in the first business day hasn’t yet been done yet!
An additional 5 months and 19 days later HB 2393 goes before the Kansas Judicial Council Civil Code Advisory Committee (KJCCCAC); I was there, happy and excited to finally be getting my life back.
You are about to read the minutes of that meeting. They had been given copies of my website PayPal later discontinued service on so they had a complete history of this mess along with some of my research regarding handling identity data.
A mistake I just noticed while building this website is in the last paragraph of the first page of these minutes where Ms. Strouse explained that I was referred to the Office of the Reviser of Statues – implying that I had the bill drawn up – WRONG.
The only person who helped me, Raj Goyle of Wichita, had an assistant write up a draft of the bill and delivered it to the Office of the Revisor of Statues. I was not referred to the Office of the Reviser of Statues.
Somehow they got the strange idea to assume I went to the Revisor‘s office with this information. The public doesn’t do that.
After their discussion, their opinion caught me completely off guard.
You’ve heard of Activist Judges and how they mess everything up when they deal with a law that conflicts with the United States Constitution so they pass a judgment to make the law align with the Constitution.
A lesson in U.S. Constitution could be a quick and simple resolution here.
The Lawyer Gods of Kansas passed a judgment opposite of what an Activist Judge would deliver. (Would this make them In-activist Judges?)
I’m not trying to promote “Activist Judges” or criticize these Judges on the opposite extreme either, but can’t there be a position in the middle that uses “measured good judgment” like the business world should?
To paraphrase their judgment, their position is a very stern “the law’s the law and that’s that; too bad these mistakes messed up your life”.
At least they were compassionate enough to say these mistakes sure are a shame (“but the law’s the law and that’s that).
That’s a whole lot more than the
public servants Professional Politicians remaining in the Statehouse did. You can see their judgment by clicking on, ah you know.
After reading this ruling, my first reaction was to look for cameras because I thought these Lawyer Gods had just Punk’d me!
Their minutes continue on for several more pages dealing with other business – I’ll spare you from them.
I have tried to find out how deleting mistakes or “cure” as these public servants put it would result in much bigger problems for many others.
Who are these “many others” who would be inconvenienced by courthouse civil record databases telling the truth?
In the business world, correcting database mistakes would fall under the responsibility of the Computer Network Administrator and possibly the Information Technology (IT) staff, if there is a staff.
Another curious observation is I betcha I wasn’t supposed to notice was that there wasn’t a quorum (majority) present as is supposed to be according to Roberts Rules of Order.
The Toastmasters Club I’ve been president of adheres to Roberts Rules of Order just like the Lawyer Gods of the KJCCCAC are supposed to (according to Kansas law).
Just before the meeting began I overheard a conversation between one of the members of the KJCCCAC (who was seated at the front) and another (who was standing at the front) asking if there was a quorum present and the other person answered “no but we’ll go on anyway”.
I betcha I wasn’t supposed to hear that and I’d betcha they would have expected me to not understand what they were talking about.
(The law since then has changed the word quorum to simple majority.)
You can scroll back up to the beginning of their document and see that there were 50% of their members in attendance and 50% absent so whichever terminology is used, looks like something is wrong here involving insufficient attendance.
Unfortunately, I’m sure that doing the meeting over correctly wouldn’t make any difference at all.
I found it interesting that in the middle of their document they mentioned problems involving posse comitatus filing fraudulent liens and lawsuits against judges and elected officials but at the end of this document they decide this bill is for one person only.
So how did the public servants who serve as judges and elected officials get their fraudulent entries resolved that isn’t available for everybody else???
I have asked the right people about that but nobody gives me answers. Suspiciously interesting.
Well it’s not over yet.
Two months and 9 days later the Kansas Judicial Council met to review HB 2393.
The Kansas Judicial Council is at the top of the hierarchy over the KJCCCAC.
I notice that again they mistakenly say I was referred to the Office of the Reviser of Statues.
Here’s the Kansas Judicial Council’s opinion on correcting mistakes on civil records:
There was mention of my utility bill not being paid in a timely manner when my house was taken away from me. True, but the bill was paid when a new mailing address was established, however, the utility bill is to appear unpaid for the rest of my life because civil records can’t be corrected.
What a curious distraction away from the subject.
(Here’s another secret: an amazingly effective technique defense attorneys use during trials is to “create chaos” so the jury won’t be confident enough to pass judgment against the defendant. These 2 judgments you’ve just read have a lot of distracting chaos but the subject is that there are mistaken entries on my record and they are leaving the mistakes there, the chaos just distracts from the subject.)
Lesson 2 of 3: When someone has an issue you don’t want to deal with, change the subject, it’ll go away.
Here’s the bombshell I warned of earlier:
With both these unanimous bombshell decisions that strictly adhere exactly to the law, my chances in a law suit would have been hopeless and the lawyer’s bill for his services would have been a bullet of astronomical cost.
There is a scary possibility that the well known high profile lawyer I went to for help wouldn’t help because he already knew the results would be just a great big debt from me to him and his knowing the feelings of the Lawyer Gods would explain why his mother continues to have this same problem.
I’m well enough acquainted with this lawyer to know he’s not going to fight a herd alligators with a fly swatter.
(Also Plan “B”: An additional fix for this mess is:
In the next election we can vote out of office the Professional Politicians and elect some Public Servants who will serve the public and do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. A refresher course in the U.S. Constitution is in serious order for everybody.
An unusual advantage I have is that I went to a grade school where the kids had a class in Civics and a class in U.S.Constitution.
I hear most High School graduates now are no longer given these classes which leaves the graduates vulnerable to being bullied by the Professional Politicians who don’t want to live up to the standards of the U.S.Constitution.
Maybe I need to find a law firm that is REAL serious about the U.S. Constitution. I wish Hillsdale College was closer.
While I’m on this tangent, if you want some top notch coaching on the U.S. Constitution, check out Hillsdale College’s website www.hillsdale.edu – you can have a free subscription and video seminars on the U.S. Constitution are available without a required fee (donations are welcome) seriously good stuff (again, I’m not receiving money for putting this recommendation here).
For a quick read, an outstanding book on the US Constitution is: The Constitution Made Easy by Michael Holler (an easy way to remember the author’s name is to think of someone in front of a microphone and hollering, hence Michael Holler). I studied several books on this subject and this one is the most concise no nonsense book of all; don’t let the reference to the Tea Party on the cover scare you off. An outstanding quality of the book is that it has the original transcript of the Constitution on one side and the same passage next to it written in today’s vernacular that makes it easier to understand for us in this day and age. Edwin Meese, the Attorney General of the US during the Regan presidency, writes the Foreword. Serious good stuff whether you’re in the Libertarian Party, Republican Party, Democrat Party, Constitution Party, Justice Party, Green Party, Tea Party, or a Communist (no “party” for that last one). Back to the subject.
I am so lucky I didn’t rack up the expenses of conducting a law suit against Kansas to correct these mistakes now that we know how the cards are stacked with the Lawyer Gods’ feelings on passing judgments on correcting courthouse database mistakes – unanimously – twice.
Blessings come in odd places.
One month after this memorandum, the Kansas Legislature reconvened and HB 2393 was given to the House Judiciary Committee.
I made numerous visits to Representative Ann Kuether, my representative who happened to be on this committee and I never found out she ever did a single thing to help. (I asked the chairman.)
The Chairman of the House Judiciary was Lance Kinzer, a lawyer and Representative from a suburb of Kansas City; Olathe, Kansas.
I visited him numerous times and he had endless suggestions of other people to go see.
He was skillful at what felt like sending me snipe hunting all over town.
One secretary in the Kansas Statehouse even told me Lance Kinzer was giving me the run-around, another secretary said he had me on a “wild goose chase”.
He also came up with a law that was already on the books that would take care of mistakes.
Well it didn’t work on whole mistaken entries.
The law was for grammatical mistakes like when a the writer of a law doesn’t know the difference between the homonyms: “their, there, and they’re”.
I heard it is common knowledge in political circles that Lance Kinzer and Sam Brownback were buddies, so I visited his buddy Sam Brownback, then US Senator and now the Governor of Kansas.
Another small world side note:
Governor Sam Brownback and I grew up in Linn County. We were even in 4-H together but in different clubs.
At the annual 4-H Achievement Banquet, he and I were called numerous times to the front to accept 4-H awards.
I had run into Senator Sam Brownback at an Election Watch Party at the Capitol Plaza Hotel 2 years earlier.
I whined to him about my identity mess. He told me that if ever there was anything he could do to help to get in contact with him.
I really needed his help now because it was clear that his buddy, Representative Lance Kinzer, was determined to keep giving me the run-around; and he was very good at it.
I visited Sam Brownback‘s office several times during the legislative session, left a letter asking for help, and I finally got to see him, this time I asked for the help he offered me the last time we visited.
Later I asked Representative Lance Kinzer if Sam Brownback ever contacted him.
Representative Lance Kinzer‘s response was a simple “no” but his tone of voice and expression on his face spoke volumes that he didn’t care at all what Sam Brownback had to say.
In fact his response was so emphatic I was suddenly skeptical about how much regard there may or may not be from Lance Kinzer to Sam Brownback.
His response was clear that he wasn’t concerned about Sam Brownback‘s input.
This identity mess should have been resolved years and years ago in graceful stride, instead, HB 2393 died in Lance Kinzer‘s committee.
When newly elected Governor Sam Brownback introduced his new entourage to Kansas, the picture on the front page of the Topeka Capitol Journal had Sam and Lance together in the same picture.
During all this I have also given (hand delivered – not mailed) letters to all 18 of the Republican & Democrat Representatives in the House Judicial Committee asking for help, and letters to all 9 of the Republican & Democrat Senators in the Senate Judicial Committee asking for help.
I never heard boo from any of these Professional Politicians.
In my USB drives I have copies of 385 letters asking for help (and this is the 4th website).
One lawyer I talked to told me that what’s going on is that the Professional Politicians are hoping I will die before they have to do anything to help.
I guess this is where I’m expected to shuffle off into the sunset with other people’s transgressions on my record and costing me jobs for the rest of my life and muttering shucky ducky.
Another potential source of help I have also gone to is the main stream media.
When it became obvious the Professional Politicians were not going to help, I sent 301 letters asking for help to Kansas newspapers, Kansas news/talk radio stations, Kansas television stations (that had a newsroom) and a few national media asking for their help by exposing this mess to the public.
I was hoping the public exposure would embarrass the Republicans & Democrats into doing their job and correct this legislative oversight.
A double whammy surprise I ran into is how the main stream media no longer works as it used to be supposed to.
Here I go again with more crazy personal info:
My first college degree is in Technical Journalism (fancy words for Broadcast Journalism). I’ve worked in radio broadcast news, weather, and even as a rock and roll radio DJ for Jim Morrison’s dad (where I got #1 ratings in that market (not just the station)). (By the way, Jim Morrison as in The Doors.)
In college, we were taught that the Main Stream Media’s duty to society was to be a watchdog informing Americans of news and events that would be of concern to the people in how this country was being managed.
Before a story was published or aired, the reporter was supposed to investigate both sides of the story so the reader, listener, or viewer would have a full understanding of the issues being covered by the watchdog media.
I discovered today’s main stream media has changed from how mass media journalism used to be taught in college.
From all those letters asking for help, there were only 3 responses:
I received a phone call from TV channel 4 in Kansas City, Missouri telling me that they get too many requests for help to help everybody but good luck anyway.
I received a letter from CBS’ 60 Minutes in New York with the same response:
And finally Oprah’s magazine in New York had the courtesy to send a letter also:
OK it looks like a form letter but 2 strangers in New York showed more courtesy and compassion than all the main stream media in Kansas put together.
I was thinking that if only 2 or 3 or 4 or maybe even 5 would expose this neglect out of the 301 letters, that could be enough to be successful in inspiring the Republicans & Democrats to do their job and resolve this mess.
Instead, not a single one of the newspapers, radio or TV stations would expose this oversight to the public to help correct this mess.
I even built a special web site for this publicity campaign that consisted of the three letters I had written to the Kansas Senators and Representatives asking for help and these three letters answered all of the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions I had ever been asked.
On that website was a counter and not a single one of the newspapers, radio or TV stations even cared to pull up the web site for more detailed information.
The main stream media decided this government neglect was another matter the American public is not to be told about.
Our country no longer has the watchdog media I was taught about in college.
Therefore, as far as the main stream media is concerned, the information on this website before you now may be regarded as our little secret – just between me and you – my Internet friend.
Lesson 3 of 3: If someone has an issue you don’t want to deal with, ignore it, it’ll go away.
Freedom of the press has largely been run off into the weeds because so much of the main stream media is now tilted to favor a preselected political side of their story.
Thank heaven for the Internet that hasn’t yet been bound and gagged so that freedom of the press the United States Constitution says Americans are supposed to have can still exist in one last place.
I’m seriously scared I maybe jumping the gun with that last sentence because the first website I built asking for help from the main stream media was taken down from the Internet by PayPal deciding to suspend service like they did the Wiki Leaks guy’s website.
I had no idea PayPal had taken the position of controlling the content of the Internet.
What happened is: after automatically withdrawing the monthly payments for the web site for several years, PayPal suddenly stopped and told me the money wasn’t in the account. Well it was and my banker told me PayPal didn’t even try to withdraw the payment when they suspended service and the bank had not denied any payment to anybody. My banker told me to have PayPal call her directly and she would straighten this out. I sent the message to PayPal and they didn’t call my banker and they never responded again. The money remains in that account to this day.
That website was: uncorrectable-government-databases.info
That first website which PayPal suspended service on was written in my formal proper style, after all, that website was of the letters I had written to politely ask for help from the Republicans & Democrats in office of public service as Senators and Representatives.
In this website you’re reading now, I’m being candid instead.
This website is paid for until December of 2018 (this time the financial transactions did not pass through PayPal ). If this website goes down before then – be suspicious, there are politicians in Washington who want to gag the Internet with restrictions that will end freedom of the press on the Internet and in the United States the Internet would be censored like it is in China, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba.
Please please please be on your guard looking out for the well being of keeping the Internet on the trophy shelf of freedom of the press. We are scary close to loosing it if a few politicians in Washington get their way.
This website could be “a canary in the cage” for the end of freedom of the press.
Then there would be no place to go for help.
### Another Bombshell Update ### Both the Right and the Left, Republicans and Democrats, Conservatives and Liberals complain about the main stream media not giving the full story.
They are both correct.
To get the whole story you need to listen to the news from both sides and then there will still be some news left out by both sides.
Those left out stories are reported on the Internet on Project Censored. This news organization has been publishing for just over 37 years and was a fondly regarded by Walter Cronkite.
I have a link at the bottom left corner of this page.
There will be news stories to offend you whether you are on one side or the other or in the middle. Many of those stories are common knowledge in the European media but the American commercial media ignores.
Some stories are from nuts – it is good to know what the nuts are up to also.
I record their radio shows on my Mp3 player to listen to in place of “stupid stuff” on the radio.
One of the shows told of a poll taken of the journalist of the world who ranked how well the journalist in each country told their audience the complete unbiased story in the news. The US came in 47th. I’m ashamed to admit that might be correct. Even the old shows are new information to me.
Sometimes it is easier to listen to the “stupid stuff” after all.
Back to my original soap box.
I have met other people with bogus courthouse database entries:
This first one I told about in the letters to the Republicans & Democrats in the Statehouse and to the Lawyer Gods of Kansas, involves an awful prank.
This is that dreadful case I mentioned to you earlier that involves being accused of child molesting.
I met a guy who worked at a hospital and started dating a lady who had 2 daughters.
This lady didn’t believe in making her little girls behave.
One of the daughters was mooching money from mother for drugs and the other girl was a little outlaw.
When this guy came on the scene, he told the first girl there was to be no more money for drugs and the second little girl was to do what her mother wanted.
These girls had never had any part of this kind of behavior before and weren’t about to start now.
These girls devised a solution to get this guy out of their life by having him sent to prison by accusing him of child molesting.
When the court proceedings were underway, the girls confessed the whole thing was just a prank.
The case was dismissed and everybody went home happy – except for one little detail.
This guy now has this case of being accused of child molesting on his record for the rest of his life and there is no way to get this prank court case off his record – even though the case was dropped.
We have special laws in Kansas that forbid expunging all records involving murder and child molesting.
The law assumes mistakes never happen.
Since then this guy has realized what kind of a future he can’t avoid and now he has 2 more entries on his record.
One is a conviction of attempted second degree murder and the other is a murder conviction.
All this because of a prank of a couple of children and the mistaken entries for this prank can’t be corrected.
After he told me about his case, I pulled it up on my computer and when I first saw the words about this case involving this subject, I wanted to close the screen immediately because I didn’t even want those kind of words on my computer screen.
HR people don’t believe my mess, I can’t imagine this guy having any kind of a chance at all. If he were to die and go to hell, I don’t think he would see much difference.
I’ve been told about another set of database mistakes which involves a guy whose son has the same name except the son has II after it.
The son has had a number of run-ins with the police and the entries landed on the father’s record.
Getting any cooperation from the public servants has been so inhospitable that the father has given up and is settling for the 3rd rate life his son has established.
This case is an example of the father not having a grip on the term “public servants” as intended by the U.S. Constitution and insisting that his record be made truthful.
Another mistaken courthouse entry I have been told about was by a girl who was questioned during a job interview about a bankruptcy entry on her record.
She didn’t know anything about it.
The entry didn’t belong to her and she blew it off because she felt bankruptcy was no big deal but wasn’t it funny that such an entry appeared out of the blue.
Somehow I failed to get the point across to her that every single entry is important and the bogus entries that don’t belong cost penalties that seriously shouldn’t be accepted no matter what.
This even applies to that first guy who has the prank child molesting charges because there are people who consider child molesting to be a worst offense than murder.
If you have mistakes on your criminal record and there is no expungement procedure in your state, you will need to start visiting your public servants and being a polite nuisance.
That remedy hasn’t solved this mess for me with my civil record mistakes, but after you have been refused help enough times that it is obvious the public servants aren’t going to serve the public, you’ll have the nerve to go public and expose the public servants who won’t serve the public.
I would like to ask you to check your civil records your courthouse is publicizing about you, what ever state you live in.
Everybody in every state is vulnerable to this kind of mess on their courthouse civil records.
If you find mistakes, even if you live in another state, let’s build a stack of database errors that the public servants won’t continue to ignore.
If you find your courthouse is telling lies to prospective employers and costing you from getting jobs, there is a tendency to develop stirred up emotions – be cool.
A computer forensic expert (law enforcement expert of the computer world) looked over my mess and commented “I’m surprised you haven’t committed some kind of crime against society as revenge for the damage this case has done to you”.
It’s important to stay in control in order have a positive outcome that will spare people in the future from this unnecessary anguish.
We’ll need to work together – I have faith that good things can develop with enough of us working together.
Turn your friends on to this web site so that they can verify that their background information doesn’t have mistakes that would be damaging their lives.
If errors are found, I would like to know what state your database errors are in and what progress you are having to correct the errors.
Leaving the mistakes alone will cost you jobs and who knows whatever other denials for service.
Honestly, it seems logical to me that the errors should be quietly corrected because it is the right thing to do.
That is how it would be handled in the business world, but the computer network administrator in the business world should look into the situation a little deeper just to make sure that the error isn’t an indication of a larger problem lurking in the shadows of the database.
Unfortunately, our government bureaucracy isn’t designed to zoom along on the road of measured good judgments as the business world is supposed to.
This is genuinely amazing to have to go to all this effort to get stupid mistakes corrected.
I have no idea how much of a response this plea for help on the Internet will get.
The response from the Professional Politicians and the main stream media has been a hopeless dud.
The general public is all I have left.
Funny legal business: I’m supposed to specify that no one under the age of 13 is supposed to respond. (That statement should be unnecessary but this website could make some Legal Eagles angry because the lights have been turned on where they want people kept in the dark.)
I’ll not send spam – I already don’t have enough time to do other more important stuff than to send spam – like polish the bottoms of my shoes.
I really would like to hear from anyone having errors on their courthouse civil records and what kind of a response you get as you start having the corrections made or trying to get the corrections made.
If you live in one of the states that doesn’t have a correction procedure for criminal records and you have mistakes, take a deep breath and start talking to people.
After enough talking that doesn’t work – you’ll be ready to go public also.
TIP: You can get some coaching on speaking by joining Toastmasters. You can visit their meetings for free. BONUS: You’ll also get to meet some very enjoyable, top notch, hospitable people. (I’m not receiving money to put that in.) Since you’ve read this far, I’ll bet you are a person who shouldn’t be silent. The Professional Politicians are taking the low road here and the high road is empty - that’s where we fit in.
Any of the contacts I’ve given in this website could have achieved the successful resolution if they had the heart of a warrior.
Maybe you’ll be lucky and find a warrior to help you in your state.
Good Luck to you and good luck to getting your friends on board as well.
Without help, my case is hopeless.
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