The co-founders of the Frontera Fund and Front Page Confidential Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin spoke ou on what happened between them and the opposition Joe Arpaio, who was dubbed the worse sheriff in the United States.
The states were outraged when Tump pardoned the criminal. After that, however, while the criminal thought he was let off the hook, judges stated that they will not be letting go and that his criminal record is not history.
About a decade ago the journalists Michal Lacey and Jim Larkin went through the ordeal of being involved in the criminal schemes of the former sheriff of the Maricopa County Joe Arpaio. For many years, Arpaio had been dedicating his time to racial profiling and used his sheriff’s badge to have his deputies do his bidding.
Because of that, a few thousand immigrants and citizens of another race within the county have been arrested unlawfully, fined for no reason, refused drivers licenses, refused services, or racially profiled in other ways.
Racially profiling citizens and immigrants was not the end to the racism of Joe Arpaio and he added another course to the animosity and started profiling anyone, regardless of their race but whether they had written or read articles about him. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
The media in California and specifically in Maricopa County has started discussing the doings of Joe Arpaio in unflattering articles that most of the population had read. Suh pieces of news would appear nearly on a daily basis, and Joe Arpaio disliked the negative light that was shining on his crimes.
In their publications, business partners and journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have also talked about Joe Arpaio and soon after received a demanding email from him wanting a list f the people who had visited the online page and read the articles about him.
The profiling of citizens was continuing way too far, and Lacey and Larkin wrote a lengthy expose about the email, and the next stage of targeting was for Joe Arpaio.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were later taken away from their homes in the night and boarded into unlicensed cars, and locked up into separate prisons, both of which were under the authority of Joe Arpaio.
Release less than 24 hours later due to people’s outrage, the two journalists were not just going to stand by and ignore what had transpired. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin started a court case not only against Joe Arpaio but the entirety of Maricopa County Department. They won after a difficult battle and received a settlement as large as nearly 4 million dollars.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund rose from that money to fight against criminals such as Joe Arpaio and support other organizations with the same cause. Not all of them will receive a pardon from Trump, after all, so there is hope that America will lower its crime rate against officials someday.
Frontera Fund supports a vast number of organizations that provide civil and judicial help to immigrants and minorities, as well as medical help, education, housing, and more.