The Fine Line Within The Frame Of Justice
Justice and the law can be complicated issues. It’s not enough to want liberty, freedom and an open forum to speak within. These are attributes to American life that must be fought for.
The fight begins with a message and then getting that message out to the people. This is the process that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had to undergo.
The two writers were held illegally by Arizonian police and then granted their freedom with a large financial compensation in the process. Their story reflects the dangers and challenges of due process and how change can leverage your own power as a citizen of the United States.
The change these journalists brought about will alter American society forever.
The Drawn-Out Process Of Liberty
Liberty is not always an overnight process. The legal process takes into account both sides to any story and how events have unfolded. It’s not enough to simply accuse one side of breaking the law.
Proof and evidence must be found and established. The saving grace that Jim and Mike were able to leverage was the illegal process undertaken by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Though this man’s action were found in the wrong, the process took roughly five years to unfold. The final verdict became a large compensation giving to both Mike and Jim. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/
This compensation covered the time wasted, the emotional damage endured and the clear illegality of what Joe Arpaio achieved in the dead of night with guns and badges.
The Foundation That Was Started
The compensation giving to these journalists is what started the Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund is a non-profit organization that leverages roughly $3 million giving to the writers and to cover for total damages. The work of these professionals remains in journalism and in writing stories that Americans use to better their understanding of the world around them.
The role of the Frontera Fund is to support the emerging needs of a migrant and immigrant community as they deal with the hardships employed by police officials in the American state of Arizona.
The process is drawn-out but shows to be worth it in the end. There’s now an advocate against police brutality and the level of politics that law enforcement can work at.
The work is intricate and is being led by some of America’s greatest professionals.