Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have donated significantly to the Frontera Fund. This is an organization dedicated to improving civil rights for immigrants as well as others who have experienced injustices in the state of Arizona. The fund was started due to more than two million dollars that was received by Larkin and Lacey in response to a court case against Arpaio for incarceration attempts under false pretenses.
There are a lot of different ways that the Frontera Fund supports immigrants and those who have experienced multiple kinds of injustices or improper aspects of civil liberties. They will continue to improve the conditions in legal and other matters for people affected by the adversities of Joe Arpaio. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_
Atrocious crimes have been committed by Joe Arpaio over more than a decade of his reign as sheriff in Maricopa County. He has targeted immigrants and created special task forces in order to carry out objective and often times vindictive missions. Misdeeds and abuse of power are just some of the allegations against Joe Arpaio, as he has been an established member of office since 1992.
Arpaio has done a lot of different things in his douche bag nature. He has also detained prisoners for long periods of time, often times with expectant mothers chained to their beds in the process of child birth. It has not been documented how many of those detained in the jail cells have died. These campaigns have been some of Joe Arpaio’s special missions that are often times targeted towards different political figures and specialists.
Since there are multiple kinds of vendettas that Joe Arpaio carried out throughout his time in office, there were numerous enemies of state caused throughout Arizona. Two particular targets were reporters Lacey and Larkin.
His actions had directly violated the First Amendments at a national level. These violations led to a law suit on behalf of Lacey and Larkin with regards to the brutal injustices that were unwarranted. The court had paid three point seven five million dollars in a settlement to the journalists due to the event. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Facebook
Arpaio made sweeping changes to the way that civil liberties are treated and operate. This is an important aspect to the scope of injustice that citizens of Maricopa county experienced. Since his criminal contempt has taken place, several law suits of transpired. There has not been any firm punishment or other type of attempt for restitution against Joe Arpaio.
His early support of the Donald Trump presidential campaign was important for the former candidate to gain momentum in Arizona. Despite his horrific actions, Joe Arpaio has received a presidential pardon from Donald Trump.
The support that he provided was useful and leveraged Donald Trump towards gaining the GOP nomination. This was one of the most poignant steps forward that has led Donald Trump to his current position.
The Frontera Fund is committed to improving the way that Lacey and Larkin have competed against the hardships that Joe Arpaio has subjected multiple people to. Propelling forward, first amendment rights as well as basic civil liberties are the goal of the Frontera Fund’s mission and commitment to the human condition.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Facing more First Amendment Controversy?
The Frontera Fund is the result of a multi-decade long relationship between Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The two former owners of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times began working together in college and are still business partners today.
If you have heard their names before, it is likely from a story in 2007 involving Jim Larkin, Michael Lacey and Joe Arpaio. Joe Arpaio had them arrested for their approach to journalism in the Phoenix New Times. Lacey and Larkin believed the citizens of Arizona should know that Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County were intimidating the press; Joe Arpaio disagreed.
When the Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were finally released from custody they filed a lawsuit, citing a first amendment violation as the reason. Maricopa County ended up fronting a 3.7 million dollar bill for Joe Arpaio, giving it to Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey for the illegal arrest.
Shortly after the money was awarded The Frontera Fund was born. This organization chooses to help Hispanics because they were victimized by Joe Arpaio for over two decades. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’s charitable organization donates funds to charities like the ACLU and Aliento.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are back in the newspaper business as well. The duo created Front Page Confidential in order to continue conducting their investigative journalism into Joe Arpaio’s behavior, but have recently found themselves the subject of their own paper. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are now involved in some controversy with a website they used to run: backpage.com. Michael Lacey was arrested in early April, but he was then released on a one million dollar bond; he is once again free to continue his work with Front Page Confidential and The Frontera Fund.