For nearly 2 millennia now, courage has been the most sought after characteristic for a human being. This is because courage is capable of changing the world as we know it. It takes courage to challenge the status quo, to get people to come to your side, to get the world to change according to your morals and your values. It was courage that led to the Christian church growing even in the midst of persecution. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/
It was courage that allowed the LGBTQ community to pass laws in their favor. It was courage that brought civil rights here to this great country. It has ever and always will be courage that faces tyranny and oppression and destroys it forever.
In the age where America is hostile against any opinion that differs between citizens, courage is in short supply. However, even in an environment of hostility and persecution, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin cry out to the world that the way we treat immigrants from Mexico is wrong.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are very passionate about Hispanics and Latinos being offered the possibility of growing in happiness while living here in the United States of America. To help gain a following, they began the Village Voice Media while attending college.
The newspaper did so well that these two men dropped out of university in order to continue spreading the newspaper and their ideals. Over time, they gained a following of 9 million people.
As Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have sought to educate people on the situation that is affecting illegal immigrants they have come up against a monster. This monster is worse than any found in horror films. The monster’s name is Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The reason I refer to him as a monster is because he has done untold atrocities to his fellow men. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have shown how he is the one responsible for much persecution of Hispanics in the state of Arizona. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio runs a series of prisons which he has referred to as his own personally ran concentration camps. In these concentration camps, he does all they can to persecute the Hispanic community.
He has chained women in labor to their jail cells while their babies died from the lack of care. He has allowed prison gang to kill Hispanics, and he has turned his back with security guards being Hispanic men to death.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin published these stories and Sheriff Joseph Arpaio decided that he was above the law and he will go silence these two tools. In doing so, he illegally detain then inside the very prisons that Hispanics died in and try to destroy their records they had concerning his crimes.
This not only showed how the government is oppressive and overreaching, but it directly violated the first amendment rights of these two men.
Out of this unfortunate situation, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would receive a sizable settlement to start their nonprofit.