Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s Frontera Fund And How It Came to Be

The Frontera Fund is something that was created to people who were stuck in civil rights cases. The fund was created to help people get out of bad situations where they were unable to fight the problems that come about as a result of fighting for their civil rights. The fund can be used for money that they need during that time, for attorneys and even for other expenses as long as they are a direct result of the civil rights case that the person is involved in.

The fund has been able to help many people and it is something that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin will continue to work on so that they are able to help other people who are going through the same problems that they went through. They want to make sure that people are able to get the monetary help that they need while they are fighting for rights that they are already supposed to have.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were actually in the same boat as the people who are able to use the fund. As journalists, they began reporting on the problems that were associated with their local sheriff’s office. They did not do it in a slanderous way but that’s the way that the sheriff’s office saw it.

They arrested Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and chose to begin prosecuting them for simply reporting on information that they had found about the office. They did this because it made them look bad and they wanted Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to pay for what they had done. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund

Since Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were always fighting for civil rights for other people even before this incident, they were well aware of all of their rights. This was something that they used to their advantage during this case and something that they did to make sure that they were able to get more out of the case that they were involved in. They chose to fight it and that is what eventually led to the creation of the Frontera Fund.

After fighting the case, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin sued the sheriff’s office and won over three million dollars. They wanted to put this to good use and that allowed them the chance to start the Frontera Fund. They saw it as a way for them to make sure that they were helping other people who had the same problems.

The fund was created for those who are dealing with civil rights cases so that they will be able to fight the case without worrying about money. It is something that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are passionate about and something they will continue to grow.


The Constitution Must Be Protected

The most powerful thing when it comes to the freedom of speech is the ability to affect change within your country. This is one of the foundational principles in the United States of America. We honestly believe that each citizen to have the right to speak their mind. It is only as we allow this that true and positive change can come to our country.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin spoke out against two things; a tyrannical government gone wild and Hispanic persecution. These two troubling issues collided together in the form of one person named Joseph Arpaio. Joseph Arpaio is the Maricopa County Police Department Sheriff it is widely known for his racial biases.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin broke several stories concerning Sheriff Joseph Arpaio. Some of these stories told how he allowed pregnant women to die within his prisons, how he worked Hispanic man as if they were concentration camp workers, how he took justice in his own hands and punished several Hispanic families even though they had American citizenship, and how he forced the Maricopa County Police Department to racially profile the Hispanic community.

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio would also violate the rights of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. This was done when he entered into their homes even legally and confiscated all paperwork that contained information about his tyrannical ways.

This violation of the freedom of speech would end up costing Sheriff Joseph Arpaio his job and the Maricopa County $3.75 million.

This settlement money was then used to begin the immigration and freedom of speech advocacy group the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. These two issues are firmly supported by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund through a system of publications that inform the American public to what is going on in our borders constitutionally.