The country of the United States of America is split right down the middle. It seems half the people want to deport the immigrants. It seems the other half want the immigrants to achieve their dreams. I side with those who want to see immigrants become all that they can be. I am glad that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have stood up against the other half and thought for the Immigrant rights.
Michael and Jim fought against some very powerful people. One person was Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Working in the Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio had been doing some very very evil things. He had turned his police force into a small but thriving personal military. He then sent his army out and had them find ways to persecute Latinos.
While they were out rounding up Latinos, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was back at base making sure the jail cells would be as much hell for the Latinos as they possibly could be. It was so bad, that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department was guilty of several wrongful deaths of Latinos. When these Evils are being committed, who will speak out against them? In this case, it was Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin used the Phoenix New Times, which they owned, and the Village Voice media, which they also owned, to reveal to those around them the evils that this man was doing.
The people were surprised. They had thought Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a good man. They thought that he was a little unorthodox but he still was getting results. They did not realize this is what he was doing. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
This is when the evil and Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s heart became evident to all. You would think that sheriff would want to uphold the law as that is their job and duty. Instead, Sheriff Joe Arpaio would go out of his way to break as many laws as he could to silence Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. This did not work.
After being illegally arrested, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would win a lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Because they won the lawsuit, they would receive 3.75 million dollars. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin did not want to keep this for themselves. The used this money to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. Now immigrants have a voice on their side.