Larkin and Lacey Initiatives to Defend the Helpless Minorities

The world is such that human beings not only need laws but their effective application for society to function in a just way. The order of society is such that, usually, the majority tends to forget about the plight of the minorities, and will even invent ways to make sure that their way will always carry the day.

There are the reasons that such historical bloats as slave trade took place. Slavery was the height of the manifestation of human selfishness and animal tendency. Thanks to civilization such tendencies are largely controlled and eliminated in some cases.

However, like a chronic wound, the evil still resides, like dregs, in the hearts and minds of those who benefited from oppressing the minorities. It is for that reason that such tendencies randomly tend to want to show their ugly heads that several organizations have been formed to defend the rights of minorities.

These organizations are usually formed as a result of witnessing oppression against minorities.

Border Angels

It has several community-outreach programs aimed at supporting immigrants. They even organize trips to the desert to place drinking water on the routes that immigrants follow on their way from Mexico. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/press/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/

The Day Labor outreach program offers free legal assistance on daily basis to support immigrants in need of legal representation or pursuing documentation.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona

The union was started in 1959. It has engaged the authorities on minority rights issues since it was formed. It provides legal assistance to minority needy groups and individuals. It is renowned for having successfully challenged the law that banned multi-racial marriages in Arizona. The Ernest Miranda case is also another of their major achievements.

How Larkin and Lacey shot into the limelight and became frontline defenders of the rights of the minorities in Arizona

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are true patriots when it comes to fighting for the rights of the minorities in Arizona and beyond. The two founders of Village Voice Newspaper were the first ones to smoke the cat out of the bag in Arizona when Joe Arpaio reigned supreme, apparently outside the law.

Larkin and Lacey were rounded up and thrown into prison by the Maricopa County Sheriff for what appeared to have been a vengeance mission by the County Sheriff. The two had highlighted the proceedings in the County Sheriff’s Department regarding the use of public funds and the draconian application of the law when dealing with immigrants.

The Frontera Fund

Ironically, the Frontera Fund was started with the funds that the courts in Arizona awarded Larkin and Lacey for wrongful arrest by the Maricopa County Sheriff. Mr. Joe Arpaio was ordered to pay the two former Phoenix Times journalists a sum of $3.3 billion.

The two journalists were fully aware of the conditions that surrounded the lives of many immigrants and other minorities in Arizona. They decided to use the money awarded by the courts to start a fund that would defend the rights of those that the authorities mishandled.

The Frontera Fund is dedicated to providing documentation assistance to immigrants and giving free legal counsel, where needed, to such people.

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