With immigration reform going on in America we need people who will stand up against both evil and also tyranny. It is when people do this that we have a chance of changing this world and leaving a better place for the ancestors to come.
I myself have dedicated my existence to reforming people’s feelings and mindsets when it comes to things concerning goodness. Two people who have done this that I highly respect our Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin stood toe-to-toe against Sheriff Joe Arpaio who is known for his racial bias against Latinos. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin came across several different crimes the Sheriff Joe Arpaio had committed against the Latino people. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/
While some wanted to call him America’s toughest Sheriff, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin knew that he was just a racist.
They spoke out against his racial profiling, illegal detaining of immigrants, unsanitary cells, and even wrongful deaths against the Latino people. They use their to Media channels, one which is called Phoenix New Times, and the other which is called Village Voice media. They reported on these things and raised the ire of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
Sheriff Joe Arpaio with speak to those above him in rank, and secure illegal warrants from his friends above. He would then take these illegal warrants and illegally break into the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Just out of spite, he illegally detained them and some of his unsanitary jail cells.
The nation cried out against this atrocity. The American people knew that this was evil and was not right.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin with only be held there in the jail cells for 24 hours. After their release, they decided to take Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County to court. After several different appeals, they were able to get a verdict in their favor awarding them 3.75 million dollars.
This money would then be used to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. This fund would be used to empower and embolden other nonprofits so that they could stand and promote immigration rights and reform and freedom of speech.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin stood up against vile tyranny and racism and for that we all should be grateful. It is a moral calling that we all must answer if we are to eradicate racism from this Earth.