Larkin and Lacey Bringing Truth to the People About Joe Arpaio

It is essential that the government treats every one of its citizens as equal and doesn’t engage in bias and prejudice. However, it has been seen lately in the last few years that the cases of the police authorities and some of the government officials in the United States are biased towards certain sections of the society. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/jim_larkin and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

It is causing a divide in the nation and the unity of the United States of America, something that the people of its country take pride of, is in danger as well as in the question.

One of the recent examples that shake the faith of the people on the government and their departments was when the owners of Village Voice Media were arrested wrongfully on the orders of Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey entered in the world of media publishing during the 1970s when the mainstream media weren’t reporting correctly and truthfully about the anti-government protest by the local college students.

With time, however, their news publishing house continued to grow and spread across many other states in the country. Today, Village Voice Media is amongst the biggest names in the nation when it comes to alternative media.

They have been increasing their reporting of whatever wrong was taking place in the Tent City jail and how the administration under the local sheriff Joe Arpaio is harsh towards the people of color and immigrants, especially the Hispanic community. It had infuriated Joe Arpaio on many occasions. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

However, when Larkin and Lacey published an article in their publication Phoenix News-Times about the grand jury probe, Joe Arpaio ordered the Arizona Emergency Task Force to arrest them from their houses.

The arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey was unlawful on all grounds, and it led to the people across the country joining the protest to force the administration to release them. After 24 days under arrest, Larkin and Lacey were released from the jail.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin resolved to take the matter to court after they were released and used all they had to make a strong case against the state and Joe Arpaio. The legal battle pursued and eventually, the court acquitted Larkin and Lacey and convicted Joe Arpaio. However, the new US President Donald Trump pardoned him through his executive powers.

The Supreme Court of the United States not only acquitted Larkin and Lacey but also granted them compensation of $3.75 million that they used to create Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund is scheduled to be used for the help of the immigrants, especially the Hispanic community in Arizona, who are mistreated or are unlawfully arrested and convicted.

The legal assistance provided through the Frontera Fund and the support of Larkin and Lacey has helped many people in the region get a new lease of life. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been fighting for long to bring the truth to the people, and they believe it is necessary to continue to take action to ensure that the government knows who they are working for.

Peter Briger Is A U.S. Asset

Peter Lionel Briger, Jr., is a graduate of the prestigious ivy league school Princeton University, New Jersey where he received a degree in Business Administration. Peter also attended the renowned Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania graduating with a Master’s in Business Administration.Peter is the Co-Chairman and a Principal on the Board of Directors with the Fortress Investment Group. Fortress oversees financial and physical assets that are a part of real estate transactions, capital assets, and more.Both Briger and The Fortress Investment Group have received many accolades. These honors have included:

  • Hedge Fund Manager of the Year in 2014.
  • Management Firm of the Year by HFM Week.
  • Discretionary Macro-Credit Focused Hedge Fund of the Year for three consecutive years.

Billionaire Peter Briger is a global investment manager who is regarded as a financial genius in asset management. His financial vocation began in 1996 when he went to work at Goldman, Sachs and Company which was a 15-year successful career.While working at Goldman Sachs, Peter held many managerial titles which included Partner, Co-Director of Asian financial business and loan sales in areas involving:

  • distressed debt business
  • fixed income
  • private equity
  • real estate
  • special opportunities

He also participated on key Asian executive and management committees of Goldman Sachs which helped to grow the company’s global investment prominence.In an earlier career Peter Briger worked for the U.S. Treasury Department as an officiate and counselor during the presidential administrations of Kennedy and Johnson. Working with the Treasury Department’s International Finance Corporation Peter was sought-after on a number of financial management debt issues. In addition to his paramount success at the Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger sits on the Board of Directors of his alma mater Princeton University’s Investment Company. Mr. Briger and two alumni colleagues supports the Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund which provides up to $100,000 to any Princeton alum who wants to become an entrepreneur and start their own business.

In March 2018, Peter Briger joined the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Board of Advisors. CNAS consists of individuals representing education, the military, the government, and the private sector. Their goal is to inform, research, analyze, shape, and prepare national security leaders for today and tomorrow. Peter enjoys working with the medical industry by supporting organizations like the Special Surgery Hospital, the Central Park Conservatory of New York, and The Global Fund for Children Foundation where he serves as a board member.

Would Nick Frost Make a Decent Penguin in the New Batman Movie?

Nick Frost wants to play an iconic Batman villain. The actor of Shaun of the Dead fame stated he’s up for playing The Penguin in the solo Batman film. The Batman remains stalled somewhat in development. Originally, Deathstroke the Terminator was slated to play the main villain. Now, rumors swirl that The Penguin takes the antagonist role in current script drafts.

 

Frost has built a fan following thanks to his role of Bajie, the notorious monk of the martial arts favorite Into the Badlands. The obvious benefit to casting Frost as The Penguin derives from his recurring role on the series. Into the Badlands could become a promotional vehicle for The Batman. Frost appears in front of millions of fans on the AMC series. Those fans might follow him to The Penguin.

 

Elsewhere on television, the villain’s sinister ways intrigue audiences. The Penguin character currently appears prominently on the Fox TV series Gotham. Robin Taylor plays the character in his “Oswald Cobblepot” alter ego form. Taylor’s performance has certainly appealed to fans of DC Comics. Since Burgess Meredith and Danny DeVito played The Penguin in the past, Taylor had huge acting shoes to fill. Taylor did so quite well. His outstanding performance created a buzz about the classic villain. The buzz may carry over into a film featuring the villain. Maybe this is why The Penguin is replacing Deathstroke.

 

Two points do need to be made here. First, Frost’s expression of interest on social media doesn’t mean much. Warner Bros. hasn’t contacted him. No formal talks have taken place.

 

Also, the script for The Batman continues to be tweaked and rewritten. No final script exists. The script could be tossed, and The Penguin dropped. Reportedly, The Penguin was also considered as the lead villain in the DCEU ensemble project Birds of Prey.

 

Sooner or later, the classic villain will return to the big screen. Frost seems to be a fine choice to play The Penguin. Warner Bros. should take his interest-expressing Tweet seriously.

Sylvester Stallone Launches New Production Company

Sylvester Stallone has no desire to leave the movie industry behind. The film industry made Stallone an international star in 1976 when he starred in the classic film Rocky. Stallone’s acting days may be numbered, but he’s moving into a completely new role. Stallone recently founded Balboa Productions. As Stallone fans know, Balboa was the cinematic Rocky’s last name.

 

With the new company, Stallone will develop feature film projects with his partner. And he connected with a strong partner in Braden Aftergood. Aftergood produced a number of well-received films. His films also did well at the box office. Hell or High Water and Lone Survivor rank as two of his best films. Aftergood’s combination of developing prestige films with commercial potential could lead to some excellent projects with Stallone.

 

Stallone does seem to be interested in producing quality films. The very first film slated for development is a biopic of boxer Jack Johnson. Stallone recently made the news by lobbying President Trump to pardon Johnson. Johnson was the victim of a racially biased conviction over 100 years ago. The tale of the fighter’s life will now be told in a motion picture.

 

Consider it fitting that Balboa Productions chose to make his first movie about a professional boxer. Since the production company is a startup, little is known about the other projects planned in the pipeline. Stallone made a number of popular and hugely successful action movies. Likely, his new company will probably jump into the action genre full throttle.

 

Balboa Productions signed a distribution deal with MGM, a major studio. Stallone’s new venture definitely rises to “A-list” level.

 

Stallone has not completely thrown in the proverbial towel with acting. He reprises the Rocky Balboa role in Creed 2. Stallone also plans to give his other legendary character, Rambo, a final send-off. Stallone also directed features in the past. He may do the same in the future.

Richard Brake May Be Breaking Up The Firefly Trio in Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell

Rob Zombie shocked horror fans with the news he started filming a third “Firefly family” film titled 3 From Hell. Fans did not even know the rocker/director was planning a follow-up to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Reject. News about the film remains ever so quiet. Things will remain this way until Zombie finishes up touring and starts work on the editing. To keep a buzz about the film going, Zombie releases still photos from the feature. The stills definitely intrigue fans about what to expect from the third — and likely final — Firefly family film.

 

The newest photo reveals actor Richard Brake. Brake sports a grizzled beard and appropriate 1970’s era clothes. The Firefly film series continues its late 1970’s setting. The look on Brake’s face appears quite serious. Take this as a hint his role in the film is equally serious. Consider it doubtful Zombie would cast Brake in a mere cameo. The actor played the prominent villain Doomhead in Zombie’s previous horror outing 31. Brake also plays The Night King on Game of Thrones. Fans outside of the horror and fantasy genre probably will recognize Brake from a variety of other projects he appeared in. The actor’s popularity continues to rise allowing him to become a favorite casting choice. With 31 and 3 From Hell, Brake rises above supporting actor status and into featured roles.

 

Since the title trio from 3 From Hell play the main villains, is Brake’s role going to be a more heroic one? More accurately, will he be an anti-heroic antagonist to the Firefly family in the new entry? Zombie doesn’t seem to like creating heroes that lack flaws. Brake’s penchant for quirkiness in his roles makes him better suited for a more anti-heroic character as well.

 

So far, everything about 3 From Hell falls under the category of pure speculation. The film won’t be released until 2019. Fans must wait a long time before seeing what the third film is all about.

 

Andrew Lincoln Soon Walks Off The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln seems to be done. Reportedly, the actor has decided to call his Walking Dead career quits. At the end of season 9, Lincoln ends his run as Rick Grimes on the zombie apocalypse series. All indications suggest Norman Reedus will rise to the lead role from season 10 onward. Reedus now weighs a big money deal to accept the promotion.

 

The departure of Lincoln comes as a shock, but not too big of a shock. The Walking Dead continues to lose viewers season after season. Failure to provide an audience with the type of entertainment it has grown accustomed to often proves disastrous. Viewers get used to a particular presentation in a television series. The trouble with The Walking Dead centered on the constant shuffling of the production staff. Different showrunners brought with them different approaches. Even when adopting the source material from the comics, the tone of The Walking Dead simply didn’t match from one season to the next. Likely, this factored into both declining audience numbers and Andrew Lincoln’s desire to depart.

 

When a television series clearly displays it’s best years are far behind it, actors start looking for other projects. Andrew Lincoln has become an international star thanks to his recurring role as Rick Grimes. He shouldn’t have too much trouble landing a new gig. Costar Lauren Cohan has capitalized on her fame from The Walking Dead. She will be starring in another television series. She won’t depart The Walking Dead in season nine, but her role will be limited.

 

Andrew Lincoln won’t be appearing in every episode of season nine either. Cutting back on his screen time makes sense since he won’t be the lead star in season 10. The program’s running time must invest in those stars who will be carrying the series in future years.

 

Where The Walking Dead walks to from this point truly is uncertain. Hopefully, the series can turn around its ratings woes.

How Cedric the Entertainer Changes Lanes in Entertainment

Cedric the Entertainer is proving that there are more rolls for him that may not consist of comedy, and this shows incredible range.

 

This is a new twist for Cedric the Entertainer because comedy is what he has always been known for. Now it appears that the true mark of an actor is his ability to show range. People know that actors that are transitioning are going to be able to play a number of different types of roles.

 

It can be difficult for someone that is in comedy to reach beyond this and do something else. That is the sign of a true actor. Jamie Foxx is the prime example of this. For many years he was known for comedy and doing impressions. He would actually win an Oscar, however, for something that was not a comedic role at all. In fact, his transition into drama came in the form of an impression of Ray Charles.

 

People were very impressed with his role as Ray, and this would lead to other options for him beyond comedy. Jamie would continue to be the funny man with impressions over time, but he would also find himself an action movie roles that he may not have acquired before. He found himself in movies where he would get the chance to show different emotions. All of this came because he was willing to take on more than what he had become accustomed to as an actor.

 

It is very easy for men that are in the arts to get engulfed in what they have become known for. In Hollywood this is called typecasting. It is not always their desire to be in the same roles that they have always been. Unfortunately, it is something that happens because they are so good at what they do. People automatically assume that they will be perfect for a certain type of role because this is what they have always been known for.

Peter Briger: Leading the Company to Success

Peter Briger is an American businessman who currently serves as the principal of the Fortress Investment Group. He is also working as the co-chairman of the company’s board of directors. He assisted in establishing the Fortress Investment Group in 1998, and through the years, he showed his co-founders that he could lead the company to success. During the early years of the company’s existence, Peter Briger helped his colleagues develop a better way on how they can handle the business and how they could attract more investors. Through the combined efforts of the founders of the Fortress Investment Group, the number of their clients started to increase.

Peter Briger invited several investors to work with them, and he showed them how they could succeed by investing in the company. The Fortress Investment Group now has an extensive network of investors, thanks to the determination of the co-founders to win them. The success of the Fortress Investment Group did not end with them inviting more investors. Peter Briger agreed with his co-founders that their business should also be sold to the public, so they decided to make a debut at the New York Stock Exchange in 2007, and started selling 8% of the company to the people in the form of shares. Many people bought stocks from the company, hoping that they would profit from it. As the Fortress Investment Group started to gain more investors and develop a positive reputation, its stock market value increased, attracting more people to invest. Meet Pete Briger: A Titan in the Investment and Finance World

Peter Briger has a significant role in the success of the company. Without him working with his colleagues, the Fortress Investment Group would not be as successful as it is in the present. Being open to suggestions and corrections, the co-founders managed to identify what could work for them and what would not work. Because of their dedication to succeed, the Fortress Investment Group became America’s largest private equity firm, and it continues to develop the business and financial sector in the United States. The firm has also acquired $65 billion worth of assets, and it is projected to expand further, based on what business experts are foreseeing. Fortress Executives to Cash In $1.39 Billion From SoftBank Sale

The co-founders of the Fortress Investment Group stated that they would continue to serve the public by providing them the chance to become a part of their success. The Fortress Investment Group continues to perform much, gaining a favorable forecast for its future. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group

 

Ry Cooder’s New “Prodigal Son” Album Is A Real Winning Effort

For half a century now, Ry Cooder has been creating and performing a delightful form of music that touches upon blues, country, folk, world music and straight-up rock and roll.

 

In a recent Rolling Stone article, Ry Cooder’s latest album The Prodigal Son is given a thumbs-up review. Having heard some of the tracks on this album, I can honestly say that Mr. Cooder’s new music is every bit as appealing and vital as it always has been.

 

Ry Cooder’s music is described more than once in the Rolling Stone article as being ‘roots music’, and those roots sometimes include gospel, bluegrass and Spanish influences. In the 1990’s, this artist helped to popularize the music of Cuba, when he worked as a producer on the Buena Vista Social Club musical project.

 

Known for his exemplary slide guitar work, Ry Cooder has performed with a wide range of other artists, including the Rolling Stones, the Doobie Brothers, Taj Mahal, Captain Beefheart and Randy Newman.

 

Although The Prodigal Son album is not as politically charged as Cooder’s Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down album from 2011, or his Mutt Romney Blues work from 2012, this new album still takes aim at several social issues, with a dose of Cooder’s light humor. These include facism, changing cityscapes, climate change and exploitation of third-world workers.

 

It has been six years since Ry Cooder released a new album, and The Prodigal Son disc really offers a fresh, exciting and relevant sound. As with much of his work, even when he’s rocking hard here, Mr. Cooder’s music possesses a relaxed yet polished feel.

 

If you’re looking for a very good new album by an established artist, look no further than The Prodigal Son by Ry Cooder. Happy listening.

 

Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Is Happy With Today’s Spider-Man

Although actors Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire have already turned in good performances portraying Peter Parker/Spider-Man in full-length feature films, the superhero’s co-creator says it is Tom Holland, who is currently starring as Spider-Man, who best-exemplifies the way he envisioned the character.

 

According to a recent article on the Screen Rant website, Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man sent out a tweet yesterday saying that the superhero was never meant to be physically large in size, and that Tom Holland is exactly the right age and height to play the part.

 

Tom Holland is only 21 years old, but he has handled the pressure of starring in three high-profile, feature films very well. While his predecessor’s performances in the role are indeed quite excellent, Holland’s youthful sensibility adds another dimension to the character.

 

Mr. Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man debuted on the big screen in 2016’s Captain America : Civil War film. In 2017, Holland starred in the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, and he is now starring in the Avengers: Infinity War film. In this Avengers film, Spider-Man and a host of other super heroes join together to save the universe from doom and destruction.

 

All of the Spider-Man movies are very popular with fans, and Tom Holland’s performances as the webbed superhero have been very well-received by the movie-going public. A very talented actor, Mr. Holland consistently displays a sensibility that belies his chronological age.

 

While it certainly is an honor for the legendary comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee to praise the choice of actor to portray his character, Mr. Lee has also praised the work of Garfield and Maguire in their roles as Spider-Man.