It is important for Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to be able to provide people with the help that others are not giving them. This is because the men know how to do a lot of things and they have been able to learn a lot in the time that they have been working with civil rights victims.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have done a lot of different things to make sure that they are getting the best out of all of the situations they are trying to handle. Since they first started the journalism opportunities that they used to do, the men have been able to help others.
Now, though, they not only help them with the things that they can do as reporters. Instead, they also help them out with the organization that they are a part of. As the founders of the Frontera Fund, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know a lot about what they can do to help people and get more out of the situations that they are in. They try to help them with the things that they can by providing legal support, monetary support and even simple moral support for the victims of human rights violations.
The legal support is something that many victims, especially those who are immigrants, do not have access to with other organizations. That is one of the things that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin tried to make happen so that they could make things better for other people.
The men did what they could to make connections and provide opportunities for the victims so that they can get more from the situations that they are in. They wanted to be sure that things are going to work for them and that things are going to get better through different attornies.
It may not come as a surprise to most, but many people who are arrested on human rights violations do not have the money that they need to support themselves. The majority of those people are living in poverty and these arrests can take away from their wages.
The court cases are also very costly and something that people have to deal with so that they don’t have to go to jail for something that they never did. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know that giving these people money will help them with the cases.
Sometimes, it is good for people who have had their rights violated just to have moral support. The Frontera Fund is also able to do that. The founders of the organization went through similar problems and they can help victims have a better understanding of the things that are going to happen.
They also have trained professionals who they use to help the victims feel better about the things that are going on so that they will be able to take advantage of the things that are going on and the opportunities that they have to be able to talk to someone.
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Lacey and Larkin Advocate for Latinos with Frontera and Front Page
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have always been advocates for the Latino community in Arizona. The newsmen, who founded counterculture news weekly Phoenix New Times, became staunch opponents of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The Sheriff’s questionable tactics regarding illegal immigration garnered the focus of many. Lacey and Larkin both felt that the Latino community was being singled out, so they used their paper to hold Arpaio accountable. Over the breath of his tenure Arpaio’s reign was peppered with scandals, most of them covered by Phoenix New Times. The paper relentlessly dogged the Sheriff, but they again that was its purpose. Michael Lacey founded New Times as a response to the Kent State Shootings. Steadfast proponents of the first amendment Lacey and Larkin did not let up on Arpaio. Even when the Sheriff began investigating them. Their arrest, following the printing of a confidential subpoena under their byline, is what eventually led to the Frontera Fund.
The Frontera Fund is an organization funding other organization fighting for migrant rights. The group is specifically designed to fight Apraio and the mandates he set down. The group allocates funds form a $3.75 million dollar wrongful arrest settlement. This settlement is the outcome of Lacey and Larkin’s wrongful arrest by Arpaio in 2007. The lawsuit, which reached its conclusion in 2013, held that Arpaio’s investigation was unconstitutional, as was the duos’ 24 day incarceration. Lacey and Larkin use the Frontera Fund to finance the group at the front lines of migrant rights. As Arizona is still a hotbed for illegal immigration, groups like Frontera Fund ensure that immigrants get a fair shake. The duo has also returned to the news with counterculture digital news source Front Page Confidential. The site will advocate for the first amendment and present alternative news stories.