When Joe Arpaio was working as the sheriff in a border town, he was doing everything he could to keep people from coming to the United States. He didn’t want undocumented immigrants, which is reasonable, but he didn’t want legal immigrants either. He was corrupt and fighting them about the things he wanted to get from them. He was even arresting people illegally on the basis that he was doing the right thing for the people who were a part of the city he was working in. Since Joe Arpaio knew he as doing things illegally, he knew he had to keep doing them or he would get caught.
Even when Joe Arpaio eventually got caught doing the illegal things, he still continued to push and tried to make things harder on people. Those who were a part of the city saw what he was doing, but others had no idea. They didn’t realize he was corrupt which made them subject to even more issues. They also knew he would do what he could to try and make things harder on them even though they were not doing anything wrong in their own lives.
When Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin saw what Joe Arpaio was doing, they knew they had to stop it. They were activists, and they always stood up for people who couldn’t stand up for themselves, so this was a reasonable thing for them to do. They had to make a change so they would be able to show people they were doing something to make a difference. They also knew things would only get better if someone spoke out against Joe Arpaio so they decided they were the ones who would have to do it. They made the choice to publish information about him on their website.
While it ultimately turned out to be the right choice, the men had to go through a period of tribulation. They were arrested. Joe Arpaio tried to charge them with false crimes, but everything they had done was legal. They knew what they were doing so they were prepared for the backlash that he was going to send them. They made the choice to fight against the crimes he was trying to charge them with. When they fought, the ended up settling for over three million dollars. They used the money to start an organization to help people who were personally victimized by Joe Arpaio.
The Latest Addition to the Media Empire of Lacey and Larkin of Frontera Fund
Rising Star is the latest news outlet founded by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two business partners launched the website several months ago, adding it to the existing Village Voice media, Phoenix New Ties, and Frontpage Confidential.
Michael Lacey and Jim Karkin had stepped away from journalism for some time in order to direct their focus and efforts toward the Lacey and Laroin Frontera Fund. The organization is the embodiment of what Lacey and Larkin have bee striving for throughout their careers and so it has become one of the most significant organizations of its kind in the state of Arizona.
The Frontera Fund was created using the settlement money front the court case Melendres v. Arpaio from about a decade ago. That was a challenging battle for everyone involved, the pushing and pulling lasted a good several years before Joe Arpaio lost the fight and was on his way to a long sentence in prison. What saved him for repenting for his numerous crimes, was Donald Trump coming to the rescue with his presidential pardon issued a week before the judge was supposed to sentence Joe Arpaio to prison.
The former sheriff of the Maricopa County than tried to regain his previous position but his candidacy was neglected, and he retreated into his home and has not been in the public eye since. Media has also not been providing any updates on the man but has instead focused on Frontera Fund and the significant work it does.
The organization helps foundations and other groups to fulfill their duties and provide help in maintaining the First Amendment right of minority groups, proving the medical help, legal representation, education, and so on. Frontera Fund was created to help pick up the pieces of the destruction brought by Joe Arpaio.