Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the founders of the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. The fund was established by the two journalists to help the members of the Hispanic community.
The community had undergone racial discrimination and had faced civic abuses in the Arizona. The fund has been of great help as it is able to advocate for migrant, civil and human rights of individuals. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
The freedom of individuals has been safeguarded through this fund. The individuals can express themselves freely in matters pertaining their country. The fund has provided equity among individuals as they can participate in civic matters through Arizona. Some of the matters they have actively engaged include the Mexican border matters commonly referred to as the “la linea frontera.”
Jim and Michael are also co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and the media representing the village. The main aim for founding the organization was to find the rights of migrants in Arizona. The migrants could be funded using the money they had acquired from their arrest. The two journalists had been arrested after they were vocal with some issues regarding the government.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were paid 3.75 million dollars after they were arrested. They were arrested by the county Sherrif of Maricopa known as Joe Arpaio on the eighteenth day of October in the year 2007. Larkin and Lacey had been jailed after revealing some articles concerning the Sherrif.
Lacey and Larkin had proceedings from the jury and they had reported about the proceedings. The citizens who had even read the articles that were published online by the New Times were demanded by the jury. Larkin and Lacey utilized their careers defending themselves. The two journalists had been sued by the county over their amendment rights.
Michael and Lacey later prevailed in the appeal courts in the United States for the ninth time. The village voice media which they funded in the year 1970 was an alternative for the newspaper which was printed weekly in Phoenix. The charges which had been leveled against them were dropped by attorney of the county known as Andrew Thomas.
Lacey and Michael later sued the attorney Thomas, special prosecutor Dennis and Arpaio for abusing their powers and violating their rights. The two journalists also founded the Border Angels foundation. The foundation was formed in the year 1986. The Border Angels is related to the Frontera Fund although it is a Non- governmental organization based in San Diego.