With the rise of police brutality in the world and America in particular, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund couldn’t have come at a better time. The fund, which was acquired after Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey got a settlement of 3.75 million after winning a case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The case was won after it was established beyond reasonable doubt that the two plaintiffs were mistreated while in police custody.
Their arrest, which happened October 18, 2007, by the sheriff mentioned above from Maricopa County, involved the two journalists being dragged from their homes in the dead of the night because of the documents they allegedly possessed about the sheriff.
These reports were about the grand jury proceedings that needed the reporter’s notes which were in possession of the two reporters. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
As a result of that, the pair decided to take that opportunity to help those who are in need by using the settlement money and starting the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
The fund is meant to support nonprofit organizations dealing with migrant rights organizations all over Arizona. And so far, they have managed to help out a lot of people who have had the misfortune of being mishandled by the police.
The fund has also gone a long way also helping a lot of people who have suffered the misfortune of racial profiling especially from those who are in places of power, especially those in the law enforcement. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
If in need of their help, Lacey And Larkin Frontera Fund has got their offices in Phoenix that you can visit. You can also send them a letter through PO Box 20213 or even better, and you can visit their official website and read all of the necessary articles that can help enlighten interested parties on what the organization is all about.
Apart from racial profiling and mistreatment, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has also supported freedom of speech thorough Arizona especially the Mexican border. There is a lot of racial profiling at the “la linea Fronteza” or the Mexican border, and that is why the nonprofit organization is active there.
Apart from spending the rest of their time defending the rights of the minorities, the two philanthropic journalists also keep on enlightening the public about their civil rights. That way, the public can always be in a position to know when people in authority are violating their right as well as the right course of actions to take.
People, especially the minorities in the united states of America aren’t acutely aware of their first amendment rights, and they always end up accepting mistreatment which shouldn’t be the case. Upon visiting their official website, you can access all of the files including the Arpaio archives. Read more; Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
So, if at all anyone feels the urge to check out all of their articles, all that they need to do was to check out the archives and get whatever they want which is an amazing feeling altogether.