Lacey and Larkin have been exposing unlawful and unconstitutional behaviors and action for many years over the course of their careers as journalists. Both of them are based in the state of Arizona and have been working side by side for a few decades.
Mr. Lacey and Mr. Larkin founded in collaboration the new outlets of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. The man live in Phoenix, Arizona and their startups are both dedicated to news in the area and in the state of Arizona as a whole.
A few years ago, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested in the middle of the night from their homes. The order had been given by someone who they had exposed for wrongful conduct. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a part of the Maricopa County. He had been getting proceedings from the grand jury about reporters who have been writing articles about him. Mr. Michael Lacey and Mr. Jim Larkin had been arrested and put into jail but not for long.
Once the two journalists and colleagues had been released, they had filed a lawsuit. The subpoenas of the grand jury had even demanded to receive a full list of the names of the people who have read the stories about the sheriff that had been published in Phoenix New Times. Mr. Michael Lacey and Mr. Jim Larkin raised the lawsuit against the county because of the breach in the first amendment rights of their readership and of their own rights as well.
The two journalists won the case against the institution which was not the first time that they had fought for their basic human rights and for the rights of others as well. A settlement was estimated – $3, 74 million.
The large amount of money had been directed to a noble cause. Mr. Michael Lacey and Mr. Jim Larkin established an organization together which is dedicated to this day to helping organizations in the state of Arizona. The organizations which benefit from the support of the organization are causes which protect immigration rights and fight for their peaceful living in the state of Arizona.
The organization that the two journalists co-founded is called the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The organization also supports causes which defend civil rights, the freedom of speech and the written word both in Arizona and along the Mexican border which is referred to as “la línea fronteriza”. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
The Frontera Fund has been operating since 2008 and it is currently a strong supporter of about twenty organizations and charities which are based in the state of Arizona.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund has its headquarters set up in the home town of the founders – Phoenix. Thanks to the work of and support of the Frontera Fund, life in Arizona for immigrants has become a lot easier and safer over the course of the past couple of years. The founders continue to expose unconstitutional conduct as they have en doing throughout their careers.