Fighting for the human, civil and immigrants’ rights is the primary aim of most non-governmental organizations to ensure that justice is accorded to all the people. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have contributed largely in supporting these organizations financially. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
The organization is a non-profit group that provides legal service to the people who were detained in Arizona by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).The group aims at enlightening detainees about their rights on immigration law. Treating the detainees fairly and humanely during the judicial process is one of the agendas of the organization.
Most of the detainees fail to be represented during the judicial process due to poverty. The Florence Project aims at bringing equality by collaborating with the communities, partners and through direct involvement. The detainees have obtained justice since the Florence Project has represented them during court proceedings.
Justice That Works
The organization strives at improving the standards of living of the communities by ensuring that criminal justice is employed. Eradication of white supremacy is done by the group to make sure that no one faces racial discrimination. The objective is achieved through the promotion of social justice. Read more: Phoenix New Time
Changing ideology of the police is one of the methods aimed at reducing incarceration.Curbing incarceration will also improve safety in the community. The organization strives at helping the individual to avoid jail by bringing sentencing reforms.
The organization also accommodates the persons who have been released from jail or detention. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have funded Justice that Works to implement their objectives.
No More Deaths-No Más Muertes
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have lent financial support to No More Deaths-No Más Muertes to ensure that the deaths of the immigrants are stopped in Southern Arizona. The organization was formed in in 2004 to enhance humanitarian issues based on faith principles.The group uses the people working in the community to uphold human rights in the society.
The Consciousness of the people about the need to promote human rights is being enhanced among the people. Policies that aids in stopping deaths are being enacted by the organizations to achieve its objective.
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
The initiative was started by Michael and Jim to fund groups that champion for the human, civil and immigrants’ rights. The two journalists are the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times.
They had been arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio after revealing the grand jury proceedings. The case was, however, won by the journalist and they were awarded a compensation of $3.75 million. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to use the funds to support the organizations that champion for human rights.Many non-governmental organizations have used the funds to eradicate human injustices. Some of the funds have been employed in enacting policies that bring criminal justice in judicial systems.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been in the forefront in ensuring that the human beings live comfortable life free from any injustice. The funds that they provide through the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund have assisted the organizations that fight for human, civil and immigrants’ rights.
How Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Fought Hard For Human Rights
The presidential pardon associated with the former Maricopa County Sheriff has made many people upset. Most people weren’t happy with Trump’s pardon since they felt that it was a total humiliation to the torture victims. Among the people who weren’t happy with this were Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. They are journalists that Sheriff tortured after arresting them. The two journalists showed harsh reactions in connection with the decision that was made. It actually hurts when one suffers at the hands of someone else and doesn’t get the justice they deserve.
Michael and Jim were arrested in 2007, October. The two happened to be Phoenix New Times co-founders. The real cause of their arrest was persistent reporting on custodial deaths, corruption, abuses, and other scandals that took place in the county during Joe Arpaio’s administration. Lacey is known to have opened his eyes to what was going on, and decided to give a sharp criticism of what Trump did. According to him, the president didn’t act responsibly by pardoning someone who had propagated grave injustices within the county. Lacey noted that approving Sheriff’s pardon was an indication that the president’s decision was irresponsible. Lacey is one person who never feared to speak his right mind out irrespective of the consequences. Lacey and Larkin have spent a good time defending the First Amendment of their rights.
According to Lacey and Larkin, Joe was a terrible cop. Although Joe was a great politician, he didn’t have any compassion for human rights. Michael Lacey grew up in New Jersey at a place called Newark in the late 1960s. He studied at Arizona State University. Michael and Jim teamed up to publish a newspaper called Phoenix New Times. They were too sensitive to the political and social issues that affected the nation and the communities there. They came up with Frontera Fund with an ambition to support various groups that advocated for freedom of speech, migrant rights, civic participation, and human rights.