California Ballot Initiative #891
Notice of Intention to Circulate Petition
Submitted by Christopher A. Brown
Notice is hereby given by the persons whose names appear hereon of their intention to circulate the petition within the Counties of the State of California for the purpose of creating accountability in record keeping of court case files of insanity actions. A statement of the reasons of the proposed action as contemplated in the petition is as follows.
I as a registered voter, with my signature, support the public opportunity through a ballot initiative, to approve a private investigation producing accountability for missing insanity actions (court cases) of the public record. I support that the investigation be guided by Christopher A. Brown, a resident born and raised in the City of Santa Barbara, who, as a civil litigant was deprived of witnesses and evidence (arrest and booking records) concerning the court cases when subpoenas were denied in Santa Barbara County Superior Court civil case 220298.
HISTORY; The court case record density from 1876 to 1884, of all early Santa Barbara County court actions are few when compared to surrounding years. The civil index shows 72 insanity actions for a two year period, 1876 to 1878 with a note at the end of the entry period, "Insanity papers". Documented inconsistencies of the number of microfilmed insanity actions compared to the number of arrest and booking records for crimes of insanity (each arrest required by law to have a related insanity action of the court) and denial of subpoena duces tecum upon custodians of public record for arrest/booking records, coupled with indiscretions of judicial officers in assuring, rightfully, public safety by compelling County accountability for records congruent with state laws of perpetual record keeping of court case files, justify, independent, private investigation with public divulgence of results.
BENEFITS TO PUBLIC SAFETY ENHANCED BY INFORMATION CAUSING REDUCTIONS IN THE INCIDENCE OF;
Random violence, homicide, suicide, domestic violence, rape, child molestation, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, industrial accidents, child abuse, single parent homes, elder abuse, drug and alcohol abuse.
PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS FROM INFORMATION ALLOWING TREATMENTS FOR;
Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, schizophrenia, emotional disorders,
aggression, sexual disorders, delusion, homelessness, and learning disorders.
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENHANCING TEACHING OF;
Science, mathematics, vocabulary, law, vocations, the arts, cultural tolerance, parental responsibility, home economics, diet and child emotional development.
COST; Investigation costs are ten thousand dollars for the investigation with an additional five thousand to produce a video of the findings to be aired on government television. Fifteen thousand dollars total.
SAVINGS; Law enforcement costs reduced by fifty percent in five years due to reductions of incidence of juvenile or drug related crime.
LOWERING COSTS OF; Prisons, Courts, probation, social services, welfare programs, education and emergency services.
Health care cost reductions of sixty to eighty percent over twenty years by prevention.
Twenty year savings could be forty billion dollars statewide.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE FUNDING AND FACILITATING PRIVATE INVESTIGATION OF EARLY COURT CASE FILES AND PRODUCTION OF VIDEO DOCUMENTARY OF INVESTIGATION FINDINGS.
The State of California shall make available, upon voter approval of the ordinance, the approved funds to the voter approved private individual investigating and documenting the court case files of insanity actions of the County of Santa Barbara.. The State shall also make available to the voter approved private individual, a California State Superior court judge chosen by the voter approved private individual and a courtroom equipped for video and sound recording for taking of testimony to be provided by the official custodians of records and others, designated by the voter approved private individual conducting the investigation, having knowledge of any records relating to the early court cases of insanity actions. The original videotape shall be copied (two copies) immediately with the original and one copy left in the possession of the voter approved investigating individual until editing and the copy remaining with the same.
The video documentation of the investigation produced by the voter approved private individual shall be edited into its final form by the County video personnel of the government access television department conforming to a video editing script containing, tape, time and scene descriptions, blocking facial identity, mentioning only office of witnesses, created by the voter approved private individual conducting the investigation with a title to be designated by the same. The State of California shall air on county government television the completed video documentary a minimum of once a week for six months after the completion of the documentary and once a month for ten years following. All proposed play times of the television presentation of the video documentary of the investigation on government access television will be published with its original title in the government access television schedule made available to the public.
Ordinance drafted 12/28/99; Christopher A. Brown,