Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, two Phoenix-based journalists, formed an organization that has been changing lives for many years through supporting groups and foundation that take care of underprivileged people, refugees, minorities, immigrants, and others.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has been at the forefront in its line of work, and even the story of inception serves as a lesson and puts a start to changing society for the better.
It is common knowledge that the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was created. From the money of a lawsuit that was held against the former sheriff of the Maricopa County in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/
The two journalists had dedicated their life’s work to exposing fraudulent conduct as well as illegal and discriminatory behavior towards others. The two journalist have been using their stature to make individuals and companies accountable for mistreating other individuals.
One of their greatest doings over the course f their career was bringing down the former sheriff of the Maricopa County who stepped on the path of crime while wearing the badge. Joe Arpaio profiled immigrants throughout his career, going after individuals solely based on their race.
This racial profiling detained hundreds of people, some suffering worse than others. Not only that, but Joe Arpaio had also started going after people of the media, profiling everyone involved in any unflattering articles about him.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larin also fell victims to Arpaio’s profiling. At first, Joe Arpaio approached them via e-mail, sending out demands to receive the names of everyone who has read the articles about him on the journalists’ news websites.
For Lacey and Larkin it was clear that Joe Arpaio was preparing to target citizens for merely reading the press about him. They did not conform and instead exposed him for who he truly is.
Later, Joe Arpaio ordered their arrest unlawfully and took them away in the cover of the night right out of their own beds. Everything was revealed, and Lacey and Larkin filed a lawsuit against the entire Maricopa County. Joe Arpaio was found guilty, and the two journalists received more than 4 million dollars in settlement money. They used it to start up the Frontera Fund.
Joe Arpaio was supposed to serve a sentence in prison for violating the law. He would still be in jail if it weren’t for Trump who came to the rescue and pardoned his fellow criminal.