Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund Helping People Defend Their First Amendment Rights in the United States

Many different nations across the globe are witnessing an increase in the human rights abuses and violations. The problem is that such reports are not only coming from countries that are war torn or facing a humanitarian crisis, but also from the first world and progressive countries. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

It is a cause of primary concern and the government, authorities, and resourceful people need to ensure that such issues are taken care of in an objective manner for the better future of coming generations. The rights of the people need to be defended, and the government has to play an active role in doing so.

Even the politicians that people elect are responsible for ensuring that people are protected as well as support, and their concerns are addressed responsively and attentively.

It is well-known across the globe that the Middle East is the ground zero of terrorism and related activities. People are being killed and slaughtered in millions, and millions of people have fled what they used to call their home.

These displaced people are in need of basic supplies such as food, clean water, shelter, and a place to call their home again. Many countries have come forward to help and rescue these people, but still, the crisis has not yet been defused and the efforts made are not enough. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

People across the globe need to come together to help these people to start their lives again. Similarly, countries such as the United States, which is the biggest economy in the world and amongst the most progressive nations, should take steps that become a benchmark in fighting against human rights abuses and violations.

There has been increased number of reports of human and civil rights violations in the United States. It has made people insecure about their safety from the authorities who are there to support and defend these people.

The trust of the people on police and the government officials has been decreasing, and it is causing a lot of trouble for the citizens. The racial disparity in the communities has almost become visible clearly, and people are fighting for these and other reasons, including freedom of speech and expression, are vindicated.

One such example is of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who are the co-founders of the modern media companies, namely Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested without notice and on unsubstantial grounds from their home in the wee hours of nights by the Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio.

Jim and Michael didn’t bow down to the pressure being put on them and fought to defend their First Amendment Right as a journalist, and were finally announced victorious by the court of law after a long, grueling legal battle.

They even received an amount of $3.75 million, which they contributed to making the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. It is a fund that would support the fight against human rights violations, defending civil rights, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and more.