Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: Behind the men of the Frontera Fund

Who are these individuals? This is the first question that you might be asking yourself if you do not live in Arizona. If you are one of these people, you should not be worried. This is an article describing them in detail and explains the Frontera Fund.

Jim and Michael are the co-founders of FrontPage Confidential. This is not the first organization that they have worked together in. This partnership goes back to 1972. It was the year that Jim Larkin decided to start the Phoenix News Times. This was after he dropped out of Arizona State University. He decided that he was going to team up with Michael Lacey to set up the news corporation.

Jim Larkin was the Chief Executive Officer. His task was to ensure the traditional advertising of the News Corporation was effective. While Jim was the CEO, Michael Lacey was the Chief Editor. He provided that before any article or news was published, it was clean and readable to everyone.

Phoenix News Times started as the result of students’ public demonstrations towards anti war efforts. It was a platform that enabled the students to air their views.

Jim and Michael took advantage of this and grew it to be a big news company. These are two gentlemen who have been through a lot together; good and bad moments alike. A simple yet effective strategy was used by these two to make sure that the writing business was a success.

In the year 1983, Jim and Michael agreed to purchase Denver’s news-and-arts weekly paper. Indeed, this was the best strategy to expand their roots. This action made sure the Phoenix News Times became famous.

In addition to that, it was able to cover the news from all corners of the country. Things were successful and continued on. However much this was good, there was a Sheriff who was not happy with these actions. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County in Arizona took action against them.

On the 18th of October 2007, Jim and Michael were arrested in their homes in Phoenix. All this was under the orders of the Sheriff. As if that was not awful enough, they were taken to Mexican Jails.

It is said that this action was affirmative so the Sheriff’s Agenda would be secure. However, this did not last for long. They were released the same day since they were no relevant charges against them. This irrelevant arrest made them request a lawsuit. The county ended up paying them $3.75 million as a result of it.

As always, when someone is offered this kind of money, he/she starts planning to make sure to have a good life ahead, or avenge the arrest. With these two individuals, the funds were used to establish the Frontera initiative.

This was an initiative that made sure that the Latino community had enough settlement and access to civil liberties. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey fought for the rights of Latino communities in the USA.