Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin are two individuals who founded the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, an organization that is aimed at helping those who have been affected by any racial discrimination or injustice.
The foundation was founded with the settlement money that Lacey and Larkin both received as a result of the discrimination that they faced. Lacey and Larkin had established a newspaper that they published weekly, in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. The two of them would cover all the various happenings in the city.
At the time, the county sheriff was Joe Arpaio, who had also gained a massive reputation for being one of the top sheriffs in the country. He was also known for putting away many illegal immigrants living in the state of Phoenix.
Various reports started surfacing about the arrest, with multiple people coming forward to state that they were being punished for no fault of their own, and were being sent back to their countries in spite of them having a valid resident visa in the United States.
Upon investigation, people started realizing that all these arrests were made on individuals who belonged to the Hispanic community. Lacey and Larkin, being from the Hispanic community themselves saw it fit to publish this article to do these injustices known to the public.
Soon after the article was published in their weekly newspaper, the duo was picked up from their homes and put into separate vans in the middle of the night. They were then taken to holding facilities that were run by Joe Arpaio.
They were kept at the center for a total period of about forty-eight hours before they were released, and were only told what they were in for after their detainment. The supposed reason why they were detained for, was there writing, and Arpaio did not have a warrant from any court to conduct these arrests.
In light of this, Lacey and Larkin decided to sue Joe Arpaio and his attorney for misuse of power and wrongful detainment. They were given a settlement, which they then decided to put to good use to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has been highly successful and has provided aid to numerous people all over the country. The fund has tied up with various organizations to assist them with their efforts.
The organization assists people from minority communities so that they can enforce their rights better and prevent any discrimination that happens against them, and seek justice for those who it has already happened to.
Through the organization, numerous people who have been exploited by individuals in positions of power have been able to seek the proper justice that they deserve.
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