LACEY AND LARKIN DECADE LONG FEUD WITH MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey will go down the history lane as two men who fearlessly fought for Latino rights in the State of Arizona. For more than 10 years, these two fought who today can be referred to as the worst ever sheriff in American history, Joe Arpaio.

Their decade-long feud with Joe Arpaio dated way back in 1992 when they exposed his department’s outrageous injustices starting from the day Joe was elected as a Sheriff in Phoenix Arizona.

By then, the two used to work for Village Voice Media Group. Jim was the company’s CEO while Lacey was the executive editor. Together they did publications on human rights violation against the Latinos in Phoenix News Time.

In 2007 Phoenix News Time Learned of a conspiracy against them by Joe’s allies in the office the county attorney. They had issued a grand jury subpoena where they had requested information about the paper’s editors.

The jury also wanted the names of people who read New Times stories. When Jim and Michael learned about this, instead of on being cowed, they went ahead and published the story.

Upon release, the story spread like a bush fire in Arizona. This led to Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey October 18th, 2007 home invasion by Arpaio’s infamous Selective Enforcement Unit. The two were illegally detained in separate jails but their detention lasted less than a day. This was due to the backlash their detention brought in Phoenix.

A long protracted legal battle pitting them and Arpaio ended in 2012 with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling in their favor. The court found the two to have been arrested without a probable cause. This resulted in Maricopa County paying the two a settlement to their lawsuit worth $3.75 million.

Last year, might go down as a year not to remember for Arpaio as it saw him lose his seventh reelection bid as well as being convicted of criminal contempt. His conviction was celebrated by many rights activists through their celebration didn’t last long as President Trump pardoned his old friend. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

Though Arpaio didn’t pay for all the evils he committed against these two, many Latinos enjoy equal rights as American citizens. This is as a result of the fight these two fearless journalists put against discrimination.

Instead of using the money they got as a settlement for their own use, Jim and Michael decided to give back to the community and opened Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.

The purpose of the organization is to support non-profit rights groups which fight and support the rights of Latinos and Hispanics. Today, the fund has helped many Latinos who have been discriminated by public officials in one way or another.

Michael and Jim’s love of information have led them to return to journalism. Together they have launched Front Page Confidential. This is a website that is covering threats to free speech and the First Amendment. For them, the price of true journalism came at a price which for them, they were willing to pay.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Serving the Community with Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein does a lot of things, one of them being activism. He is a major contributor of the Jewish News Syndicate, a site that posts news about Israel. Recently, he posted an article expressing concern on anti-Semitism. Milstein believes that radical alliances are propelling anti-Semitism, bigotry and other prejudicial trends. Radical Muslims are spreading hate towards Jews and perceiving Israel as a White Supremacy. Read more at Huffington Post about Adam Milstein.

Groups with hatred towards western nations are forming alliances to advance their agendas. Since they have some things in common, these alliances are working together to achieve these objectives. Radical Muslims are determined to delegitimize Israel because it is historical home of the Jewish community. They are allying with however is willing to destroy the American culture of tolerance, freedom and democracy.

Adam Milstein is interested in Israel and America because both nations are his home. Adam was born in Haifa and spent his childhood there. Part of his life was in service for the IDF. Adam was even in Yom Kippur War. Later, Adam moved to USA with his wife. Adam went to University of Southern California to pursue higher education. Follow Adam Milstein on linkedin.com.

Adam and Gila have majorly participated in philanthropy. Gila established a foundation where Adam is a co-founder. The named it Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. This organization mainly supports Jewish programs. The foundation helps Jewish people in both nations. It offers partnership development, consulting, raising funds and financing various programs. The objectives of this foundation were inspired by Adam’s love for his people. He would like to empower them and fight powers of retrogression with them.

Besides activism and philanthropy, Adam Milstein is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. It is a real estate firm with management and development services. Adam is quite an active and industrious person. He is a business man and major supporter of his community and people.

Adam’s effort and generosity has changed the society positively. For example, the foundation has taken care of children, adolescents and adults. Some of the children are as young as two years old. Adam Milstein is still full of stamina to serve his people, family and business. He has big anticipations for the future.

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