Michael Lacey along with Jim Larkin found out just how difficult it is to pursue justice. In their investigative journalism, they rubbed the Maricopa sheriff the wrong way and consequently found themselves behind bars. The two would later petition the court for wrongful incarceration by the sheriff.
When the case was heard and determined, the two journalists emerged victorious and were awarded compensation by the court. They set up the Frontera Fund to help organizations that champion human rights and migrant rights as well.
Place under Arrest
As journalists, the quest for truth thrust Larkin and his colleague Lacey towards writing an expose on hearings that were being conducted secretly.
The hearings were meant to make a determination on the publications that the two journalists have written on the Maricopa Sherriff. The court was requested to have the material rescinded and the audience punished for entertaining such publications.
Larkin and Lacey
When Michael and Jim went to court to seek redress after being wrongfully incarcerated, they won a big prize in compensation. They decided to use the settlement to boost the fight for human rights.
In order to achieve solid gains in the fight for migrant rights and other human rights, the two journalists are today working with established organizations which have championed these rights for years.
This is an established organization which is keen on the rights of prisoners. Owing to the good work Amnesty has done over the years it has been severally awarded. The prestigious ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ is one of the awards that adorn its collection cabinet. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
‘Human Rights First’
‘Human Rights First’ is a fierce champion of refugee rights. Issues such as racial profiling are of keen interest to the organization. Larkin and Lacey work closely with this team to help boost the fight against abuses propelled by racial differences and religious belief.
After 9/11, for instance, the anti Muslim sentiment made life very difficult for Muslims in America. Without the assistance of ‘Human Rights First’, such believers would have endured abuses without anyone to defend them honestly.
‘Justice That Works’
This is one of the leading organizations in the fight for justice. The organization is a champion of migrant rights. Michael and Jim work with Ayensa Millan, one of the directors at ‘Justice that Works’. Others leaders in the organization are Mr. Viridana Hernandez and Heather Hamel.