Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have always been helpers. They have wanted to help people who did not have the opportunity to make their life better. They also wanted to be able to help people who were immigrants as well as people who did not have the chance to make sure that they were getting what they could out of different situations.
Thanks to Larkin and Lacey, many people have been able to get more opportunities out of the options that they have and they have also been able to see that they do have civil rights that should be in place to help them with their own lives.
Larkin and Lacey have always wanted to help but they didn’t know that they would one day have to do the same thing that other people needed them to be able to do for their own situations. For Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, civil rights are really important.
One thing that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin started to do was create reports on their local sheriff’s office. The office was doing a lot of corrupt things and some of them were downright illegal. Larkin and Lacey wanted other people to know about this and they made the decision to publish reports about it. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida
This led to the sheriff’s office arresting them which was, yet another, illegal thing that they did. It was a huge problem and one that Larkin and Lacey had to deal with no matter what was going to come their way.
Instead of sitting back and letting the charges happen, Larkin and Lacey decided to take action. They didn’t want something like that on their record and they wanted to show the sheriff’s office that they were not going to deal with the problems that came from them. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
They fought the sheriff’s office and the charges that they were trying to hand down to them. This was something that they were concerned that they would not win because of the problems associated with fighting criminal charges but they actually won. Not only did they win the case but they also sued the sheriff.
Unsurprisingly, they also won when they made the decision to sue the sheriff. They walked away from the arrest with the charges dropped and three million dollars richer. They knew that they had to use this for something good, though. That is where the idea for the Frontera Fund came from.
They wanted other people to have the help that they needed with their own problems and they also wanted to show people that they could do more with the opportunities that they had. The Frontera Fund gave them the chance to do this and to help other people out.