Human rights are natural benefits that all people enjoy. They are given to people despite their race, gender, social status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.
These rights give people the ability to exist in peace, not to be enslaved by their fellow man and to able to direct the course of their life to the best of their ability.
Many people allow other human beings to exist in peace and in harmony. However, there are some groups and individuals who do not allow other people to exercise their rights at all. Michael Lacey and his co-worker Jim Larkin understand this truth all too well.
In 2007, these men were arrested and jailed by a Phoenix sheriff who did not like what they had done. These two men did not break the law or commit any major infraction. Instead, they released a story about a sheriff named Joe Arpaio. This story basically revealed that a grand jury was out to get reporters who were gathering evidence on Arpaio and his shady dealings as a lawman.
Arpaio did not want this to happen. So, he arranged to have Larkin and Lacey arrested and thrown in jail. Sheriff Arpaio even wanted all of the names who subscribed to Phoenix News Times. The Phoenix News Times is the publication where the story has been printed and it is owned by Larkin and Lacey. This is why Arpaio had targeted the two men thrown in jail.
Once a court of law tried this case they realized that the Arpaio and the Grand Jury had violated Larkin and Lacey’s rights. Their human rights as citizens were violated. Their First Amendment rights were dismissed just so a corrupt sheriff could avoid prosecution. Larkin and Lacey’s case was tried and in court and they were awarded close to 4 million dollars from this incident.
After this fund was created it has become a necessary tool for helping to protect the rights of people in Arizona. There are many at risk communities in the southwestern region of the U.S. Many of them need agencies in place to ensure that they are being treated fairly. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was created by the Phoenix Times News founders for this purpose. This fund helps people human and civil rights when they have been violated.
The Frontera Fund primarily supports organizations in Phoenix and it also assists migrants that settle into the Arizona state area.