The Never-Ending Story Of Abuse In America
Lacey and Larkin are two American journalists who’ve endured a long history of abuse for the work they believe in. The American nation stands on strong principles of freedom of speech, but both Michael and Jim have faced the darker side of American politics and were arrested due to their reporting of an Arizonan sheriff. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
It was this policeman that arrested Jim and Michael on charges that the American court of appeals overturned. Overturning the arrest of these journalists led to a compensation of over $3 million and the freedom of two great voices. These voices now speak about the ongoing abuse of law enforcement and those directed at the immigrant and migrant communities.
The Rise Of A New Era In American Values
The values of America are challenged today and as Latin immigrants enter the country for work or for a safer life for their families. Jim and Michael show their commitment to the liberties of the United States by using their compensation money to create what’s now being called the Frontera Fund. Arizona lies on the border of Mexico and has a large population of immigrants.
The abuse these immigrants endure is similar to what our two journalists dealt with the night they were arrested and taken from their homes without due process. This story goes down in history and brings to mind the difficulties of bigotry and segregation.
The American society is founded on people having a voice, and the sound we hear now comes from Larkin and Lacey.
Finding A Stance To Be Difficult
The challenge of these professional writers was in standing for what they believe in. It’s easy to allow the presence of law enforcement and hand cuffs to deter you from what you want to stand for. These manipulating tools weren’t enough to discourage the beliefs held within these two professionals. The work they hold now is reforming how the world looks at America.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no longer sheriff and was denied reelection by the townspeople of his own jurisdiction. According to Jim and Mike, the policeman used unfair tactics and lies to hold his position in office, but all of that has come to an end.
There’s a new era on the horizon for the American society and it’s being established by the work of two American journalists.