Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin got arrested by local authorities from Joe Arpaio’s home, Maricopa County. Joe is a sheriff of the state of Arizona. These events date back to 2007. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are successful journalists who are currently managing the Village Voice Media. After being taken by these people unknown to them, they got detained in different prisons under the control of Joe Arpaio.
All the activities that happened that night were initiated by Joe Arpaio. His reasons for arresting the duo are because they let the public gain access to the reports they had published about him. The stories were written in Phoenix News-Times and explain the how Joe Arpaio has not been meeting his constitutional responsibilities as a societal leader.
The whole nation vouched for Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to be set free. The fines and the accusations that were imposed on them disappeared. They were found innocent of the crimes that the authorities accused them of.
After successfully going through the legal court procedures, they were paid $3.7 million. The money came from the government of Maricopa County and this happened in 2013.As expected, they did not use the money for personal gains. Instead, they channeled it towards the establishment of The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. Their main purpose of establishing the organization was to support Hispanic communities by fighting for their human and civil rights.
The Arizona based organization has helped immigrants to settle in the United States of America. Jim Larkin has always been told by his parents to give to the needy without expecting anything in return. People who migrate to Arizona in search of more lucrative job offers have benefited from the assistance offered by the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.
The firm has done everything in its power to protect the rights of the people in Arizona. This has been through giving generous funds and other charitable donations to civic organizations campaigning that the constitutional rights of every citizen to be upheld. Somehow, the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey was for the good of their interests in fighting for justice.