In 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by officers sent from the office of the Former Sheriff of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio. Arpaio had accused the two of uncovering the contents of grand jury proceedings which had given the sheriff powers to search the Phoenix New Times, the media house they owned.
Lacey and Larkin protested the move by making public the contents of the subpoena even before it was implemented. This matter angered Joe Arpaio who ordered for the arrest of the two in the middle of the night. They would later be released the following day after a lot of public pressure from the people and the media. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/jim_larkin
The matter did not end without punishment on the part of the state. The courts ordered that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin receive $3.75 million as compensation for the arrest and illegal incarceration of the two.
Lacey and Jim Larkin decided that they would use the money to stop cases of racial profiling as it used to happen under the leadership of Joe Arpaio. Arpaio commanded the persecution of many immigrants in the county just for the simple reason that they were in the country. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Village Voice Media | Wikepedia
This move was illegal and did not deserve to happen. Lacey and Larkin now have an organization known as Frontera Fund. This is an organization that is behind a number of moves made to stop mistreatment of immigrants in Arizona. Currently, they are working with other organizations to make the fight a reality.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are now in court again. This time, they have been indicted for allegations of conducting illegal activities through a site they owned known as the Backpage.com. This is a site that they had sold in 2015, but it seems they are not off the hook since even after selling the site, the ghosts of the past have followed them.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are now behind bars awaiting 93-count charges that they face, Backpage.com has been accessed of being involved in prostitution cases. It was highly expected that they would be charged with sex trafficking, but this did not appear on the official charge sheet.
Lacey and Larkin have maintained their innocence through their lawyers. They have insisted that they will never be afraid of doing the right things. Lacey and Larkin have spent millions fighting court cases before, and this is not going to be any different. They are willing to stand up and do the right thing which is defending their rights.
Lacey and Larkin have always stood with the side of the law. They have never been convicted because everything that they have been doing has been in accordance with the law of the land. They have ensured that everything that everything that they are doing is protected by law.
They have promised to make the industry better by focusing their attention of the First Amendment. This is law that will ensure everyone in the country has an equal right to speak their ijd no matter who they are.