Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have won my respect. And let me be the first to tell you, that is not an easy thing to do. You see, I hate evil. I hate tyranny. The problem is, we see far too much of it here in the United States of America. It is mostly shown toward immigrants who have crossed our border looking for a better life.
The reason Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have won my respect is because they actually empower people who believe that immigrants should have the same rights that you and I have.
Michael Lisa and Jim Larkin have created the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund so that they can continue mentoring those who believe and civil liberties, as well as the right to free speech, and the immigrants right to come and start a better life.
The reason that this fund was able to start is that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin won a lawsuit against the Maricopa County. This happened after Sheriff Joe Arpaio tried to silence them for using their right of free speech.
You see, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin found out some incriminating evidence about Maricopa County’s beloved Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
They discovered, and reported, that Sheriff Joe Arpaio had systematically profiled Latinos and rewarded his police force for bringing in people of that ethnicity. To show his cruelty, Sheriff Joe Arpaio with lock these Latinos and cold and unhealthy and unsanitary jail cells.
Some Latinos suffered so horribly underneath his treatment, that they died in the custody of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin made this known, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio wanted to silence them. Learn more about Michael and Lacey: https://about.me/michael-lacey
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was able to secure a search warrant for the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. His one goal was to get there and acquire the data of their reports concerning his illegal activities.
He wanted to destroy them so that they could not prove what he had done. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin did not give that data over to him. In response to this, Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested them.
This illegal arrest would be the grounds for the settlement and lawsuit that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin brought to the Maricopa County. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would win a little over three million dollars and use that money to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.