Human, Immigrant and Civil Rights Inspired by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

**UPDATE 2-23**

A Reality Check into the Presidential Pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A recent Presidential pardon caused widespread protests by people across the United States. The pardon to Sheriff Joe Arpaio was not matching with the cruelties he did during his office terms in Maricopa County. Several people who are victimized by him came to speak against the Presidential pardon and expressed their disappointment in the development. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were the most prominent victims of the sheriff’s hate campaigns and suppressive measures. They are news reporters and co-owners of Phoenix New Times. Since Arpaio elected to office in 1992, for the first time, the news reporters were exclusively covering the inhuman treatments and scandals committed by him.

Both were arrested in 2007 by the sheriff illegally and put behind cells, which created public anger against the sheriff and his office. While coming to the Presidential pardon, Lacey lashed out at President Trump and said that he is a moron, and the latest act of saving Arpaio proved it. He continued that the development could be explained as a marriage between two crooked individuals. According to him, Arpaio advocated racism, torture, and more, and there were parades of endless corpses in his jails. The sheriff was creating highly brutal jail conditions to experiment new forms of tortures.

A tent city prison was the most infamous, and the sheriff called it as a concentration camp for him. Arpaio was credited with inmate suicides, beating deaths in his prisons, jail fund diversions worth many millions, and more. His jails were also notorious for sex-crimes that were primarily targeting children. Most of those atrocities did not see the light due to nonexistent or poor investigations. However, the harassment towards Latinos ended with Melendres class action, and that finally concluded with the criminal conviction of the sheriff. Lacey expressed his dissatisfaction on the justice system of the country as he thinks that Arpaio would have leveraged by his age even if Trump did not save him.

He also added that the criminal conviction was not deemed to punish the sheriff for his brutal acts but for not following the court order to stop the racial profiling. It meant that people who lost their career and life due to the sheriff would not get their deserving justice. While recollecting the arrests of Larkin and him in 2007, Lacey confirms that the reporters of Phoenix New Times were continuously tortured by the sheriff and his security personals. The reporters of the newspaper were not allowed to attend the press conferences of Arpaio, threatened by the officials, and not providing any county records to the newspaper even after several requests.

While recollecting the incident, Lacey added that he and Larkin arrested from their homes at midnight. They were handcuffed and locked behind bars without the access to the attorney. However, the arrests without following the procedures and not considering the First Amendment rights of the reporters created strong reactions from the civil society. People protested against the arrests, and the public anger made the sheriff to release the journalists within 24 hours. The prolonged legal battle on the breach of the First Amendment rights of the journalists ended in 2013 with a compensation order of $3.75 million to them.

**UPDATE!**

Advocacy Groups Use Technology, Laws and Aggressive Actions to Support Youth Immigrant Rights

When the Trump Administration decided to make changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), there was a force of opposition within the immigrant community; mostly from younger generations. The program is the only thing that has shielded them from any sort of deportation or adverse actions against their future citizenship.

 

The youth activists, who are opposing the changes, are among the protesters all across the United States including a sit-in at Trump Towers in New York City where Mr. Trump previously resided. The protest signified to the country that there is a movement taking place that is a nationwide act of solidarity, and a new-age civil rights movement.

 

One of the more progressive advocacy group’s leading the nationwide protest around the country is moveon.org. MoveOn is the largest and most-effective digitally advanced advocacy group within the technological world. Founded in 1988, the advocacy group can get the word out on social awareness issues faster than other groups. The advocacy group has made it clear that if democrats within Congress refuse to act then grassroots efforts will be elevated for bringing justice for the potentially 800,000 young people facing deportation.

 

The group’s stand on the immigration issue is supported by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC). The NIJC is dedicated to providing assurances to the immigrant community that their human rights and civil protections will be safe-guarded. The group has worked on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers with pro bono attorneys. The advocacy group has been successful with helping more than 10,000 asylum seekers and refugees with legal services. NIJC has set positive precedents throughout the country to accomplish human rights and civil protections using hundreds of attorney’s from some of the most-prestigious and leading law firms in the country.

 

The Lacey and Larkin Foundation also uses the technological advancements within the modern day world. Founded in 2013, the organization continually builds a foundation of resources, materials and updated policy changes, and conveys the information through all social media platforms and other technological means. The information is available when needed directly for the immigrant community. When Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin first established the fund with a $3.75 million settlement received from a First Amendment landmark case (Lacy v. Arpaio), it was initially due to the anti-Latino conditions within the Arizona community. Since that time, the fund has grown into a nationally recognized support for immigrants and migrant workers including the Arizona youth.

 

With technology transforming the world into one large market, people are traveling every day to live in different countries. This is in search of employment and survival. To some immigrants, the political and civil status left them with no choice but migrate.

Unfortunately, most countries have policies that make the life of immigrants very difficult. Most of the immigrants, cannot practice democratic rights or participate in any decision making of the country. In the worst scenario, they are denied the most basic needs. As a result, many philanthropist groups have been formed to improve the lives of the immigrants. Some of this humanitarian groups include;

The American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA)

AILA was founded in 1946.The Organization was initially known as Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers (AINL).The firm has sufficient law professors and attorney to meet their needs.

AILA foundation is unbiased and serves everyone equally. The firm is a non-profit organization created with an objective of helping the immigrants. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The attorneys represent the immigrants in acquiring permanent homes in the state. Besides the settling home, the attorneys are committed to educating the people on immigrant’s law.

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

The founders of the Frontera Fund are the two journalists who founded Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been known for fighting for their rights in most times of their career. The two published the evil acts of the Sherriff. On learning this, the sheriff arrested the two journalists from their homes at 12midnight.

The public held demonstrations, demanding their release. Lacey and Larkin were, therefore, released in less than 24 hours. Ongoing to court, the arrest was considered illegal. The two received a compensation of $3.75 million.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin used the money in financing the humanitarian groups of Arizona. Currently, the organization’s project is on the DACA foundation.

DACA foundation was formed to take care of immigrants who are in the state illegally. The organization has 800000 beneficiaries.

The firm gives the members a chance to complete their unfinished business. Some members complete their education while other acquire the legal documentation to remain in the country.

Lately, the foundation is facing some challenges. The Texas Attorney General accused the organization of not having the right documentation to support its existence. The Attorney General with the support of nine other officials has ordered the Trump Government to shut down the organization. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and https://about.me/michael-lacey

Its close down would cause severe damage to the big number of beneficiaries. The members are worried, especially, after Kelly made his announcement. He said that despite the efforts the staff was putting on the matter, the organization was still unstable.

The Frontera Fund has promised to ensure that the DACA issue finds a permanent solution. This has restored the hope of the members.

The Arizona settlers are very angry at the action taken by the AG. They have described the action as ungrateful and malicious.

The Arizona occupants, explain that the immigrants have also contributed to the well-being of the state. Deportation is, therefore, a mean way to pay back the immigrants.

Nick Vertucci Has Built A Legitimate Learning Opportunity In Real Estate

Not every investment opportunity you hear about is quite the real deal that some proclaim it to be. Sometimes you’ll hear about insider information on penny stocks or dream retirements that end up not being what you were told they were. But with Nick Vertucci, there are real results to look at with his real estate academy. The NV Real Estate Academy is a program that Vertucci put together to show how easy investing in real estate can be, and that’s backed up by the great rating that the Better Business Bureau gave it. People who’ve attended the academy also have testified to the changes its brought in their life, and some of them have started enjoying a great career in real estate without even having a background in it.

Nick Vertucci himself had no background in real estate or any corporate firms. He came from a blue collar family who he’s very close to but couldn’t afford to send him to college and could barely put food on the table. He had to live out of his van by the time he turned 18 and often went around looking for work. He managed to find a gig selling computer hardware parts, and much to his amazement it actually turned into a profitable business. He then bought a home that he ran his business out of, and he also became married and began a family his own. But while his business did well for several years, it got hit by the tech crash in the year 2000 and ended up having to close.

Nick Vertucci was once again at a low and looking for opportunities to make money. It was upon hearing about a real estate conference that he decided to see what it was about, and he says going there was the best decision he ever made. Nick Vertucci learned that the resources for buying homes and flipping them for profits were all around him, and he took the risk to make it happen for himself. He then started turning around his fortunes tremendously and couldn’t keep quiet about it. He soon had enough capital to launch the NV Real Estate Academy, and it’s become such a sensation that people come every year to his training sessions and walk away ready to make it happen for themselves.

Jeremy Goldstein Offers Solutions to the Problems Plaguing EPS

When considering employee incentives, Earnings per Share often comes up. Generally, EPS has a positive effect on companies, influencing stock price greatly, and providing strong incentives to focus on employee benefits and pay-per-performance. However, the model isn’t without its downsides, and critics of EPS can be quick to disparage it. Jeremy Goldstein offers his unique perspective on EPS, as well as his solutions for commonly presented issues with EPS and earnings-per-share.

 

 

EPS Isn’t Without its Disadvantages

Those critical of EPS are often quick to point out its disadvantages. They often cite the fact that, while nominally, EPS would provide collective control, in reality, it gives the CEO and executives of a company a significant amount of control over metrics and their results, allowing them to skew those results to their own advantage. This allows those executives to use those metrics to mislead shareholders and drive short-term share sales. This provides an unsustainable method of gaining short-term profits, as well as compounding with the inherent instability and unreliability of EPS.

 

Fortunately, these issues aren’t without solutions, and Jeremy Goldstein has formulated a solution that allows companies to keep pay-per-performance, as well as maintaining stability, and focusing on the company’s long-term success. His proposal is to hold the higher-ups of a company, the CEOs and executives, responsible for destructive or manipulative actions. This would ensure that pay-per-performance metrics are aligned with the long-term goals of the company, and would provide the opportunity for sustained growth of both the company itself, as well as shares.

 

 

Who is Jeremy Goldstein?

Jeremy Goldstein is an exceptionally experienced business lawyer based in New York. He began his career with a large law firm, but, eventually, he founded his own practice. He is highly esteemed within the field of business law and finance. His rankings in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and the Legal 500 place him among the nation’s top lawyers.

 

On top of his work in law, he has also contributed heavily to numerous law journals. He provides his unique insights and provides comprehensive advice on modern legal issues. Among the journals he has contributed to is the prestigious NYU Journal of Law and Business. Moreover, he is part of the Business Section of the American Bar Association. In addition to his business ventures, Goldstein often contributes to Fountain House, a charitable organization dedicated to aiding those with mental illnesses.
Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeremy-goldstein#/entity

 

Goodbye, Mr Taub

Daniel Taub was born in the United Kingdom in 1962 and was raised there until he moved to Israel in 1989 to serve as a combat medic for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

This led to a position as a reserve officer in the IDF’s international law division, which then in turn started him on a career path in diplomacy. Taub has held many diplomatic, legal, and political posts throughout his career.

He was a member of Israel’s negotiation team for the Israel-Syria conflict, and a negotiator on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. This resume set him on the trajectory to be the perfect candidate for representing both his cultural and geographical homelands.

He was appointed as the new Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James in 2011. During his time as Ambassador, Daniel Taub placed a heavy emphasis on trade and technology links.

Between the years of 2011 – 2013, UK-Israel bilateral trade increased to 8-billion dollars. He introduced the Bizcamp start-up competition alongside Google, and was nominated for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

Alongside his position as Ambassador to the UK, he also became Israel’s first Ambassador to the International Maritime Organization which is based in London. All these things could be seen as a very successful career as his position comes to an end.

At a farewell reception at his home, Daniel Taub was met with many Jewish people expressing sorrow for the end of his Ambassadorship. The records will show he has proved to be one of the most successful and popular Israeli envoy in history.

The Queen of England asked him at the beginning of his position in 2011 how he felt about giving up his British citizenship to represent the country to which he immigrated less than 30 years earlier. He said he felt “privileged to raise his children in their historic homeland”, but that he was also “aware of the opportunity they found in the United Kingdom.”

Daniel Taub closed his answer by saying he hoped to express his appreciation of that fact by “bringing the two countries together.” Four years after that meeting he stated: “I actually feel that happened.” He certainly wasn’t alone in that thought.

Dr. David Samadi’s: An Experienced Oncologist

David Samadi, in his contribution in the Huffington post, welcomed the news of the former Republican presidential candidate’s prostate cancer treatment. Dr. David Samadi said that prostate cancer when diagnosed and treated early, results in better chances of survival for men. Other high profile men who have been treated of the same include Collin Powell and John Kerry. He noted that advanced age of the individuals and their health history are some of the factors that led to the diagnosis.

His Contribution

Dr. Samadi also encouraged surgical treatment of cancer, stating that use of radiation might result in further complications. He said that using radiation to treat prostate cancer might result in other cancers due to the effect of radiation. Men treated with radiation were twice likely to die than men treated via surgery, those treated via surgery were also likely to live longer than their counterparts treated via radiation. Prostate cancer is common among older men, with the average age of those suffering from it being 66.

Biography

David Samadi and his brother came to the United States from Iran during the 1979 revolution in Iran. He studied in Belgium then went to London before getting into the United States. He graduated from Rosyl High in New York and got a full scholarship at Stony Brook to study Biochemistry. He graduated in 1994 and then trained in urology as a postgraduate trainee for four years in different medical centers. Dr. Samadi then did his medical fellowship in France, doing proctology till 2002.

Work Experience

Dr. Samadi began work in 2007 as the deputy head of Mt Sinai Medical School’s Urology department. He was also the robotics departmental head at the same school. He then moved to the Lenox Hill as head of similar department. He also took up a job as a professor at Hofstra North Medical School where he taught urology. His reputation as a surgical doctor is widespread, having done over 7,000 successful surgeries. Dr. Samadi has also been acclaimed for developing SMART; an innovative way of surgical treatment of prostate cancer. His specialty is in the treatment of prostate cancer, bladders, and kidneys. He prefers handling patients in small groups so as to better understand the best way or technique to use in treating each patient. He has been named as the highest earning doctor in New York City, making over $7.6 million. Mr. Samadi offers free consultations for any man who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

James “Big Jim” Larkin

James “Big Jim” Larkin, notable activist and union man, was born on January 28, 1876 to impoverished Irish parents in the slums of Liverpool, England. He had almost no education, and instead started working young to support the family and was apprenticed at 14 after the death of his father. He eventually became a foreman at the Liverpool docks.

He married Elizabeth Brown, and had at least two sons, James Larkin Junior and Denis Larkin. Big Jim soon grew tired of the working conditions and joined the National Union of Dock Labourers, and in 1907 founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union.

An intense Marxist, he wanted all Irish industry workers to join the union. His founding principles of the union sound standard today, but were revolutionary at the time: 8 hour workdays, pensions for 60 year old’s, suffrage, and nationalizing infrastructure and transportation.

1912 was a busy year for Big Jim, collaborating with James Connolly to form the Irish Labour Party, which they used to organize several strikes, where over 100,000 workers successfully went on strike for eight months. Big Jim is immortalized addressing a crowd during this time on O’Connell Street in Dublin, where his statue still attracts tourists today. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml and http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/big-jim-larkin-hero-and-wrecker/

His success stalled with the 1913 lockout, where many of the 400 employers of Dublin locked out union workers. He forged on, to the United States in 1914 while still remaining apart of the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. He attempted and failed at starting a public speaking career, and eventually became a German agent.

He was tasked with disrupting war related industries in the United States, and either failed or refused to do so. He eventually joined the New York Socialist Party, which resulted in his arrest and conviction in 1919 of “Criminal Anarchy”. In 1923, he was pardoned and summarily deported to England, where he began a downward spiral and eventually separated from his wife.

He began slandering Irish Transport and General Workers Union leadership, which lead to his ejection in 1924, and the new Workers Union of Ireland to be formed a few short months later, starting a battle of Unions in Dublin.

As the decades hearkened on, he became a much calmer soul as he worked with the labour movement until his death on January 30, 1947.

Read more: Jim Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

Inmate Illegal Cell Phone Usage Thwarted By New Securus Technology

Mr. Robert Johnson has been working for Securus Technologies in a unique position for a while now. Robert is a former corrections officer who works to help discover and prevent the use of illegal cell phones within the prison system. This is a mission that Mr. Johnson takes seriously. In 2010 Mr. Johnson was a corrections officer who was responsible for stopping contraband from entering the prisons. At the beginning of March 2010, Mr. Johnson stopped contraband, valued at $50,000, from reaching the intended inmate. By the end of March 2010, Mr. Johnson was fighting for his life after a home invader shots him six times. It was discovered that the inmate who never received his contraband authorized the hit with an illegal cellphone and made payment on a reloadable money card.

 

Seven years later, Robert has pulled through his ordeal, and has become a man on a mission with regards to stamping out illegal cell phones within the prison system. Case in point, nine month old Kendarius Edwards was shot and killed while in his mother’s arms because three brothers, who were incarcerated, had a disagreement with the uncle and ordered the hit from prison. This could have been prevented if the institution had the wireless containment system that Securus Technologies provides.

 

Wireless Containment services are the latest technology services that Securus had been providing their clients. In March of 2017, the regulations regarding third party wireless monitoring have loosened a bit which means that the internet service providers are responsible for working closer with inmate communications providers. In turn, companies such as Securus are able to employ this Wireless Containment Solutions (WCS) by intercepting any unauthorized wireless signal inside the facility and “capturing” the outgoing call. After capturing the signal, WCS will not send the signal on and render the illegal cell phone useless. Securus has captured over 1.7 million illegal communication attempts.

 

This can be very good news for facilities across the nation. For example, at Evans Correctional Institute there was a short viral video leaked by an active inmate, Jose Rivera that was 3 1/2 minutes long. This was not Rivera’s first internet posting while incarcerated. If the facility had WCS, this could have been prevented and management was luck it was not worse. Securus Technologies has a very good track record of providing technology to increase the safety and security for facilities, inmates, and family members. Securus oversees 3400 facilities and 1,200,000 inmates daily and specializes in: biometric analysis, emergency response, incident and information management, and inmate self service. To read more about this technology, please click here.

Bradesco Contemplating The Appointment Of Its Fifth CEO

Apart from Amado Aguiar, who rose to the chairmanship and presidency of Banco Bradesco SA by virtue of being the founder of the bank, the three other CEOs of Bradesco, the second largest private bank in Brazil, were appointed from within the bank’s talent pool. Evidently, Bradesco has replicated the trend in the appointment of the bank’s chairpersons. So far, Bradesco has had three chairmen: Aguiar, Lazaro de Mello Brandao, and the current chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco was named the chairman of Bradesco on October 11, 2017, when Brandao resigned after serving the bank for over 74 years. Luiz Carlos Trabuco is also the CEO of the Osasco based Bradesco. The 91-year-old Brandao was the CEO of Bradesco starting in 1981 to 1999. While serving as the president of the bank, Bradesco appointed him the chairman of the board of directors in 1991. Both of Brandao’s appointments as president and chairman of Bradesco were made to succeed Aguiar. After eight years of juggling the responsibilities of the presidency and chairmanship, Brandao stepped down as the CEO of Bradesco in 1999 on folha.uol.com.br. Marcio Cypriano took over the presidency of the bank. Meanwhile, Brandao was freed to concentrate fully on discharging his responsibilities as the chairman of the bank. The chairman of the bank represents the Bradesco Foundation which is the controlling shareholder of Bradesco.

Read more: Bradesco to Choose Board Member as New President, says Trabuco

But Luiz Carlos Trabuco, 66, may not double up as CEO and chairman of Bradesco for a substantive period like Brandao or Aguiar as his tenure as CEO will elapse when he turns 67. In fact, if the abolished Bradesco’s bylaws were in place, Luiz Carlos Trabuco would have already stepped down as the laws indicated that Bradesco’s CEOs should not be more than 65 years. However, Bradesco will not wait until Luiz Carlos Trabuco leaves the office for the management to start scouting for a new chief executive officer. For a smoother transition of leadership at the bank, Luiz Carlos Trabuco will resign in March as CEO, and a new CEO will immediately assume office. Presently, the bank’s leadership is burning the midnight oil in an attempt to identify a new CEO.

But pundits believe that Bradesco should have an easy time selecting a new CEO as the bank is considering only a handful of its high-ranking employees. Some leaders thought to be in the list of Bradesco’s “potential CEOs” include André Rodrigues Cano, Octavio de Lazari, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, Josué Augusto Pancini, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, Alexandre da Silva Gluher, and Mauricio Machado de Minas. The seven made it to the list because of the leadership positions they currently hold. Cano is in charge of the human resources department, Lazari is the president of Bradesco Seguros while Noronha is the head of Bradesco BBI. Pancini oversees Bradesco’s branch network and its high-income segment. Abreu, Gluher, and Minas are responsible for Bradesco’s lending department, risk analysis, and IT departments respectively.

The announcement by Bradesco that Luiz Carlos Trabuco would be the new chairman did not surprise many. Even before Brandao resigned, pundits expected that Luiz Carlos Trabuco would succeed Brandao. Luiz Carlos Trabuco draws admiration and respect not only from Bradesco but also the entire banking industry and even from politicians. Some years back, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was former president Dilma Rousseff’s choice for the ministry of finance according to folha.uol.com.br. Although the gesture from Rousseff was alluring, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, against the expectations of many, declined the offer. The statement from Luiz Carlos Trabuco was clear: he was, still is, unwilling to leave Bradesco, a place that nurtured his professional growth. As the bank scouts for a new CEO, Bradesco’s management and shareholders are confident in Trabuco’s leadership.

See: https://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,prisao-dos-irmaos-batista-nao-impactam-risco-da-jbs,70001996105

Omar Boraie Helps New Brunswick Thrive

The company Boraie Development LLC and its president Omar Boraie are the main reason why New Brunswick, New Jersey is the living and thriving metropolis that is today.

Omar Boraie has wanted to create New Brunswick after the European cities that he fell in love with during his travels. When he arrived back in the United States and explained this vision to corporate leaders, they only laughed at his dream. While these were bright businessmen, they were not visionaries like Omar Boraie. They cannot see into the future the way he could. However, now that four decades of past, Omar Boraie has proved them all wrong.

According to Boraie.com, Omar Boraie has used his real estate company, Boraie Development LLC, to build up New Brunswick to become a hotbed of activity. During the last three decades, he has invested $150 million into the city so that it could begin attracting businesses and jobs. These investments have built up both commercial and residential sectors in the city’s real estate. You will never find this on the company’s official website, but when you look at the article on NJbiz.com, you’ll discover that Omar Boraie has not kept single penny of profit from this $150 million worth of investments.

Sam Boraie knew that if New Brunswick were to grow, he would need to accomplish four goals. He would need to make New Brunswick a place where families would like to build a home. He would need to bring businesses to the area to create jobs. He would need to keep the current businesses staying in the city. Lastly, he needed to bring professional services so that New Brunswick was a robust community.

Omar Boraie was able to create a community atmosphere in many ways. One way was by partnering with Central Jersey Working Moms. Omar Boraie donated to them so that they could provide the community with seven nights of free Disney animated movies to the community.

Omar Boraie also spent time making New Brunswick more appealing to businesses. He did this by building class A real estate office space. This was so that counselors, psychiatrists, doctors, and lawyers would all have the appropriate office space they needed. For more details visit Bloomberg.

He then wprked with corporations in the area, such as Johnson and Johnson, to stay in the community so that they could provide jobs. This helped New Brunswick become a more robust area.

Lacey and Larkin Do Not Plan on Losing

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the owners of Village Voice Media. Through Village Voice Media they report current news in the Maricopa County through the Phoenix News Times. One person who has consistently appeared in the Phoenix News Times is the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has dubbed himself America’s Toughest Sheriff, has committed many atrocities against the Latino community, and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have blown the lid on his entire operation.

Through the Phoenix New Times, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were able to report how Sheriff Joe Arpaio was able to turn the Maricopa County Police Department into his own personal army.

It all began when Sheriff Joe Arpaio systematically looked through the human resource files and fired every police officer who refused to engage in racial profiling. He then filled their positions with police officers who were more than willing to specifically target Latinos or Hispanics.

After this, he created a reward system that gave police officers monetary bonuses for bringing in illegal immigrants.

The next thing they reported on was how he was solely responsible for an innocent family’s home being burnt the ground. He had a tip that most police officers would say did not come from a trustable source. However, he went with his gut and ordered for the SWAT team to move in on this home because it was allegedly a drug cache.

Of course, they found no drugs in this Hispanic home, but because the raid went awfully wrong, the home burned to the ground. Sheriff Joe Arpaio prevented the family from calling the fire department by detaining them and putting them into the cop cars.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was also responsible for the death of an unborn child. One of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s favorite ploys was to detain illegal immigrants and then underneath the law of the state of Arizona deny them medical care.

He did this with a woman who was pregnant and in her third trimester. Unfortunately, she was really an American citizen, but because he would not listen to her and look up for information, the child died needlessly.

These were just some of the evils that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported on to the Phoenix News Times. When Joseph Arpaio heard this on the radio, he called his police force together to come up with a way to silence these two men.

He gathered together several unmarked black SUVs, which was in violation of Arizona law, and under the cover of darkness burst into the homes of these two men and threatened to arrest them if they did not hand over the evidence. Of course, they refuse to do so and then were illegally detained.

This illegal detention would give the men the grounds they needed to file a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Police Department. In the end, they will be awarded a settlement of $3.75 million which started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

https://about.me/michael-lacey
http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/