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.