Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were the last unfortunate recipients of Joe Arpaio’s racial prejudice. The two journalists, whose tenures include a lengthy career with Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, stated that Joe Arpaio forcefully and unrightfully removed them from their homes at night.
The two journalists spent the night in the county jail, for what Joe Arpaio termed to be withholding of necessary information. Micheal and Jim spent the next months fighting for their first amendment rights and inevitable won against Arizona county.
Following the success of their case, the two decided to use the money earned from the proceedings to advance their fight against unjust laws affecting immigrants in Arizona.
They set up the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to advocate for the human and civil rights of immigrants. One of the ways the foundations achieves its mission is by identifying operational organizations within Arizona County that need extra cash to fund their events.
Can A Border Divide Us is a sub-division of the Larkin and Lacey organization, with an impactful influence in the fight for improved treatments of immigrants of color. The group dissects matters affecting Latinos and Chicanos who emigrate from Mexico.
The group airs the issues plaguing the people of color using films, lectures and panels entitle Can A Border Divide Us? The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund funds the events with the support of Arizona’s senator, Alfredo Gutierrez, hence allowing the public to participate in the events without an entrance charge. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
Years after Joe Arpaio was found guilty of several charges including racial profiling, he received a pardon from President Donald J. Trump. Joe’s lawyers however did not manage to sway Judge Susan Bolton who explained that a pardon does not erase ones previous charges.
Joe’s lawyers sought to bar the court from acting on his past charges by clearing his name of all the alleged offences. The judge sentenced Joe Arpaio to six months of prison and declared that compensations may be due for the wrongfully deported civilians from Mexico.
In light of the unjust court rulings, the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund have another division that offers special treatment to inmates who receive excessively heavy rulings or experience PTSD.
The Justice Project works with law school students from the nearby institutions to fight for the undoing of what they find to be unlawful convictions. The organizations educates the public on the intricacies of the process and ensures that individuals and families receive improved treatment.
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