The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an amazing new endeavor launched by the founders of the New Arizona Times, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
Lacey and Larkin have been successful businessmen in the field of journalism since the launch of their publication in 1970. Both men were college dropouts at the time, but they saw a serious need in their community for alternative news coverage.
The public took to their work very quickly and their publication grew. Eventually, they were even able to help develop other news sources all over the country, including the very popular Village Voice in New York City.
What prompted Lacey and Larkin to create the Larkin Frontera Fund is their famous dealings with Sheriff Joe Arpaio. After an unlawful arrest and the violation of their personal liberties, Lacey and Larkin sought restitution.
They won their case against the department and they vowed that the money would be dedicated to helping others within their community. Specifically, their mission is to help fund migrant rights organizations throughout the state of Arizona. Read more; Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
At Laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org there is a plethora of information about their cause for anyone that might be interested in getting involved as well. Lacey and Larkin intend to use their experiences to touch lives.
Having been unfairly accused of a crime themselves, Lacey and Larkin got a small taste of the fear experienced by many undocumented immigrants within the Arizona community. The difference is that Lacey and Larkin had the privilege of being released rather quickly. Unfairly imprisoned migrants and other minorities do not have that luxury.
Even if they were to receive a second chance, they are also hampered by the unfair assumptions that follow them because of their citizenship status or nationality.
This need is exactly why the Arizona Justice Project was founded, to help those that may not be able to help themselves due to severe injustice.
The Arizona Justice Project is one of the many organizations that are generously supported by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. Through partnerships with local lawyers, law school programs, and special investigators, this organization can get to the truth behind unlawful convictions.
They have screened thousands of cases from inmates that have claimed to be wrongfully convicted and the victims of manifested justice.
Charity funds such as Lacey and Larkin’s can help perpetuate good programs such as this and ensure that they can continue to operate by helping to free the innocent.