On October 18, 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The two were arrested for making public the grand jury proceeding.
Lacey and Larkin are residents of Phoenix Arizona. Both journalists are talented in producing content and writing about issues affecting the community. One of the stories that they featured was Joe Arpaio. Arpaio is a tough sheriff and was behind various arrests of different people who believed were illegal immigrants.
Joe Arpaio was targeting the Hispanic Community. Through these actions, Arpaio made headlines and caught the attention of Lacey and Larkin. The two journalists published an article that highlighted the activities of Joe Arpaio. This is what led to their arrest. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase
After their arrest, the two were jailed. Due to insufficient evidence, Lacey and Larkin were released after forty-eight hours and given a $3.75 million settlement. The two exceptional journalists used the settlement to found the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an organization that supports the minority groups in the United States of America. The fund fights against racial discrimination. Racial discrimination has been present in the United States in since the 18th century.
Despite the huge strides that have been taken to fight it, racial discrimination is still present in the society. Lacey and Larkin’s fund has been safeguarding the interests of all the minority communities.
Lacey and Larkin motivation to form their organization was to ensure that wrongful imprisonment of people does not happen again.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund works with other organizations in a bid to end discrimination of immigrants and other minority groups. One of those organizations is the Justice for Immigrants and Families Projects.
The projects are geared to promote access to justice for these groups. The organization represents the immigrants during the case proceeding by providing them with legal representation. They also provide self-help studies to the groups. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
Another significant organization is the American Immigration Council. This is a Non-profit organization in the United States. The organization works to shape the immigrant history and how the American citizens feel about the immigrants. They have achieved this through education and exchange programs. The organization also teaches citizens about the immigrant’s history and their contribution to the American economy and culture.
‘Justice that Works’ organization measures the success and the impact that Justice has on people’s lives. They ensure that all persons receive the justice they deserve.
Lacey and Larkin have also partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona of Arizona. The organization, founded in 1959 has challenged the unconstitutional laws that exist in Arizona targeting minorities.