Larkin and Lacey Contributing to Eradicating the Racism and Marginalization in the United States

These days it has become difficult to trust whatever the media says. It is a well-known fact that the media houses are being controlled by the large-scale business houses that are using these media houses to create news for their benefit. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Whether it is the business news or the social news channel, one can be sure that everything you hear on these channels is not entirely right. Most of the people with an open mind and who are aware of what is going on in the world take most of the overly hyperactive news with a grain of salt. It is because one cannot trust the news blindly as it was the case once upon a time.

In one of the cases that shook entire the United States where the local law enforcement agency misused their power to crush the voice of the independent media, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested on the orders of Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter

It led to the thousands of people across the country taking to roads and rallies to show their support for the media as well as Larkin and Lacey. The arrests were made without any basis, and their only mistake was that they were presenting truth to the people about the misdoings in the grand jury investigation. The authorities sent subpoenas to the editor, writer, and even some of the readers of the news that was published on Phoenix News Time about grand jury probe.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey had to stay for nearly a month in prison without any rhyme or reason but were eventually released on the order of the court that agreed that the arrest made is unlawful. The Supreme Court of the United States decided that there was no basis for the arrest, and the personal agenda might influence it.

Larkin and Lacey didn’t crack under pressure and ensured that they file a lawsuit against the state as soon as they were released. It is what led to them winning the lawsuit and Joe Arpaio being blamed for misusing his power and authority. It eventually led to the downfall of Joe Arpaio, and he couldn’t win the seventh term as the Sherriff of the Maricopa County.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin didn’t only win the lawsuit against the state but were also given the compensation by the state of $3.7 million. The amount they received as compensation was transformed into the Frontera Fund. It is meant to help the immigrants, especially the Hispanic Community, who has been suffering at the hands of the authority and officers with an attitude such as Joe Arpaio for long.

Larkin and Lacey used the money they received to provide the legal assistance to the many prisoners from the Hispanic Community who were wrongfully arrested and put in the prison. The Frontera Fund they created was also used to spread the awareness about the misuse of the power by the law enforcement agencies and providing legal assistance to the people.

 

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