When some pressing issues face human beings, we yearn for a brave leader with the unquestionable acumen to liberate us from the bondage or oppression. Glad that despite all the Tribulations Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had to go through, the two legends have made an impression in advocacy of Human, civil and migrant rights.
At the time government was not very flexible or welcoming to human rights and the freedom of expression.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are both journalists affiliated with the Village Voice Media and as they were running their daily media roles wrote a piece that the government believed the went overboard in secrecy laws. Consequently, the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested them and detained them for the charges.
However, since the Arizona media was being held at ransom unfairly for some bizarre claims, it spurred up agitation. Following their charisma, the public initiated a move to free the duo.
It did not take long before they were freed and their charges dropped. In retaliation, they pursued a lawsuit in an attempt to seek justice and to ensure such treatment would not be passed onto fellow editors and writers. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
Although this tallied in frustration, in 2007 the court ruled in their favor and by 2013 they had already received their compensation.
The reimbursement for damages was approximate $3.75 million. In the quest for liberty and hunger for adherence to the civil, migrant, immigrant and human rights, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to use the fund to establish a foundation that would support acts of humanity.
This is how the Lacey $ Larkin Frontera Fund was birthed in 2014. In addition to advocacy of these rights, it would encourage public civic participation in matters of public interest.
In its four years of existence, the Hispanic community has benefited from the abolition of cruel deaths and undeserving human suffering. The No More Deaths campaign successfully looted out all social evils done by the government.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund does not similarly operate in solitude in Arizona. It pulls together with other not for profit organizations such as the Border Angels also known as Angeles de Frontera. It is based in San Diego and founded in 1986 and lobbies for fairness, justice and truth.
The two organizations have been able to break and overcome border crossing barriers in the United State – Mexico border. It’s done through education and outreach programs so that the public knows their scope and that of the state. It also give free legal assistance to the migrants and immigrants.
About Jim Larkin
He is a social activist and trade union leader. Jim Larkin lead the Irish labor movement and championed the return of communist activism. He has a passion for artistic literature and written several pieces.
This fearless leader has affiliated with the Independent Labor Party, Socialist Party of America and the Irish Worker League.
About Michael Lacey
He is one man with a strong space in America. Among the elites, he is a Mathematician and a professor with a PHD from Illinois University. Jim Larkin has held postdoctoral titles at the Louisiana State University and North Carolina University.