Lacey and Larkin – Their Endless Journey to Stop the Minority Discrimination

The humans race is being tested and tried especially in USA and Europe after the increase of two factors nationalism and xenophobic hatred has increased the threat and danger to human kind and this hatred also threats to affect the infrastructure of the inclusive and liberal rights groups which western society has established after a lot of fighting and hard work. Read more: Michael Larcey | Facebook

These efforts are totally against the extreme conservatives who believe that minorities are given some extra attention for no reason and in response are holding up the job vacancies and positions they think they own it and it’s their right to have it. Even after the appointment of Donald Trump as the president of USA, these civil right groups, organizations, NGO’S are still working to give minorities their rights they deserve.

One of the group is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. This group was made by the two media representers named Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who revealed the truth of Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa Country, informing the authorities his involvement in corruption. He was also charged with keeping the jail and their conditions worse and giving inhumane treatment to prisoners, especially to Latin- Americans.

The articles exposing Arpaio ran in the newsletter named Phoenix New Times, the same newspaper Lacey and Larkin owned. And this brave act caused a lot of problems for Lacey and Larkin; the sheriff took action against the newspaper leading to the imprisonment of Jim Larkin on October 18th, 2007. But the public stood by them, and because of their protest they were then released in a day, and in 2013, after a long legal war, they were compensated with $3.7 million by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

This compensation money has been used under the label of Frontera fund to establish their NGO in Arizona which are fighting for the minorities, so that they don’t suffer and get in humane treatment which they don’t deserve their main focus is to fight for the rights of Latin-America as well immigrating Mexicans which are fleeing towards America for better future.

The advocates and law groups need a lot of funding to establish themselves as an independent and liberal team so that they legally assist and stand up for civil and human rights. Thus the Frontera Fund has helped many lawyers to establish their independent firms.

Frontera fund was established by Lacey and Larkey to fight against the discrimination minorities are facing and to fund these law firms, and this all wouldn’t be possible if they didn’t win the case and got the compensation money, all the funds are originated after them getting their compensation money.

On October 18, 2007, Arpaio was imprisoned, before they even started funding institution to help the lawyers and their firms to fight against the minority discrimination. The Frontera Fund has currently around two million dollars remaining to fund groups around the nation and is still growing stronger and helping minorities to get their rights they deserve.