Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey originally worked as journalists who reported on the different things that were going on in the world around them. They wanted to make sure that they were able to tell people about things that were happening and about the civil rights violations that others had to deal with. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
All of the people who they were able to help were only able to see the different things that were going on and that were not able to work with other people. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey both did everything that they could to show people that there was more to life than having to deal with civil rights violations.
When Larkin and Lacey were working as reporters, they had trouble getting everything that they needed to all of the people who needed the information. For example, Larkin and Lacey wanted to tell stories to everyone but the only people who they could tell them to were the people who already followed their website and the information that they published.
They needed to figure out a different way that they could make a difference and truly help people get the civil rights help that they deserved to have.
The men are based out of Phoenix. While they do a lot around the country, they also try to publish information in their own hometown. For Larkin and Lacey, this meant that they needed to tell people about the civil rights violations that were going on with their local sheriff.
This was a problem because the sheriffs were supposed to be protectors of the law but they were actually the ones who were breaking the law by going against the constitutional rights that the people had (even if they were criminals). It was something that Larkin and Lacey felt needed to be on the website so that everyone would know about it.
After learning about this information and publishing it, Larkin and Lacey were arrested for trying to make the sheriff’s office look bad. They were arrested by the same sheriff’s office and that proved to be just as unconstitutional as the things that the sheriff’s office was already doing.
The men were not brought down by the arrest, though, and they decided that they were going to fight the charges so that they could continue their mission to get information to people who needed it about civil rights.
The men fought the case. They won against the sheriff’s office and were able to actually walk away with over three million dollars. This was a sum of money that helped them to have even more money and helped them to be able to set up the Frontera Fund.
They created the Frontera Fund and they even added more money to it to help out other people with civil rights. Instead of the men just being able to report on the things that were going on, they could now actually give people the money they needed to make a difference.
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