There are many passionate people in our midst. Some of them we see in plain sight.Some of them are hidden, preferring to work in the background. Some of them are doing their best to change the wrong things and wrongdoings in the society.
Two of the most prominent people today who do their best to make sure that justice is served to where it is due are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the founders of FrontPage Confidential and the Frontera Fund.
The Joe Arpaio Pardon
One of the most striking news today about the two journalists above has something to do with the pardon of Joe Arpaio. You see, Joe Arpaio was instrumental in the career of Michael and Jim.
If it weren’t for him, there would probably no controversy at all, and there would be no urgency to create the news journal Front Page Confidential.
The two journalists’ involvement with Joe Arpaio happened when Joe, a former Sheriff, illegally detained the two journalists because he suspected them of illegal social activism in their region.
However, it should also be noted that the two journalists were already showing their adamant protest against what Joe Arpaio had been doing in their region. Joe Arpaio was said to be abusing his power, and the two journalists were exposing it.
With that said, Joe Arpaio was sentenced guilty because of a technicality issue in the court proceedings where he was filed with contempt. However, this verdict was not fully initiated because President Donald Trump pardoned Mr. Arpaio.
Asked for a response, Michael and Jim said that the act of pardon just shows that President Trump is just as corrupt as Joe Arpaio and is an indication of how corrupt the administration can be.
Lacey also added that one of the failures of the justice system is that it doesn’t hold accountable those who have been proven to have done a significant amount of wrong.
About Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey
We already know that the Michael and Jim are the two journalists who have shown an incredible amount of dedication for fighting for the rights of the immigrants.
They’re also the man behind the Frontera Fund, which is created using the money that they earned from the settlement amount that they gained after winning against the illegal detention and racial profiling case that was filed against Mr. Joe Arpaio.
Right now, the two journalists are also busy allocating the 3.75 million dollars of money that they got from the Maricopa County, where Joe Arpaio was the sheriff, to advocacies that help immigrants be protected from the abuses of state authorities.
In addition to the Frontera Fund, the two journalists are also managing the journal Front Page Confidential, a news website that covers all the different issues that threaten the first amendment, constitutional rights, and other human rights violations that should not be just left aside.
Truly, the illegal detention that Larkin and Lacey experienced had been used for the positive and had been a cause for initiating advocacies that will prevent others from suffering the same.