You cannot deny that racism exists still in the country of the United States of America. This evil which we long thought had been destroyed, is still prevalent in our society. Of course, there are still good men who are fighting against this evil. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two such men.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are heroes. They stood up against the racism in this country, and in doing, received the money needed to help other people do the same. This is the story of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.
There is a man known as Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Some people refer to him as America’s toughest Sheriff. He made headlines due to his unorthodox techniques as Sheriff. Though these techniques may be off the beaten road, they did produce results. While at a very basic level it may seem good that he produced results, we need to also look at his methods and ask the question, “are they ethical?’ Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Facebook
Let me paint a scenario for you and you can tell me if it was ethical. The police force racially profile people because of the color of their skin. If your skin happens to be more tan than the average American, you are brought into a jail cell which is kept specifically inhumane for you. It is not clean. It is not safe. It is not healthy.
In fact, you know of people who died in the cells. While there, you watch as the police department wrongfully uses money given to it by the county in order to splurge on their own personal pleasures rather than giving the jail the funds needed to actually pass health inspection.
If you believed that this was unethical, then you believe what Sheriff Joe Arpaio did was evil. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin thought the same. This is why they publish articles and podcasts showing what this man did.
This man showed evil in his heart by trying to silence Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. His goal was to obtain their podcasts and delete them so that no one would hear the evidence against him. To do this, he broke into their homes illegally, and threatened them under arrest.
This illegal activity would go on to become a lawsuit where Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin with win the 3.75 billion dollars needed to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.