The Commendable Fight of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey For Justice and Humanity

We are all aware of maxims like, ‘Truth will ultimately prevail’ or ‘ultimately, justice will see the light of the day.’ No matter how smart or powerful you are, you cannot overpower the right.

The maxims have again proved their worth with the ouster of the toughest sheriff of the United States, the former Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio. The ouster would not have happened without the campaign, and hard work carried out by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Both Jim and Michael are journalists by profession and own and run the publication house, ‘Phoenix New Times.’ Both have been following Joe Arpaio and his notorious activities closely and moved heaven and earth to expose his dark side and bring some justice into the world. Here’s a brief of their glorious fight to let justice prevail.

Joe Arpaio has been the sheriff of the Maricopa County for about 24 years after winning the seat six times. He was rigidly against immigration of Latinos entering the U.S from the southern border of Mexico.

He got many people to side with him who too did not like the idea of immigrants filtering their country. However, his brutal treatment of them brings forth his ugly side. Illegal immigration is no hideous crime.

However, Joe treated it as such. He would find illegal immigrants and ensure that they go through a concentration camp before they are deported. According to the country’s law, the immigrants should be placed in human prisons and treated well while they wait for deportment to their country.

Going against the law, Joe Arpaio created concentrated camps like the Tent City with absolutely inhuman conditions. The level of torture meted out there knew no bounds. People would not have known what was going on there if Larkin and Lacey were not there. They finally exposed Joe for the person he is to the world.

Their newspaper is famed to explore a variety of social and political issues and bring truth to the limelight. They closely followed and documented the actions of Joe and regularly publish his wrongdoings in his newspaper which did not go well with him.

A pissed Joe framed a wrong case against the duo and got them arrested and gave them a taste of his wrath for publishing on October 18, 2007. However, the pair was released within 24 hours as arrest warrants were forged. Jim and Michael filed a lawsuit against him and won $3.75 million as compensation in late 2013.

They used the money to set up a Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund via which they distributed the lawsuit compensation to Latin-American groups of Arizona.

The fight of Jim and Michael against Joe finally bore fruit when Judge Susan R. Bolton finally declared the 85 years old Joe guilty and sentenced him to six months of imprisonment. But his presidential pardon by President Trump has raised many eyebrows. Its time, we stand by Jim and Michael and ensure that evil people like Joe get what they deserve.

Jeremy Goldstein: An Executive Compensation Lawyer Who Cares

Jeremy Goldstein is a lawyer who advises his clients on matters concerning executive compensation. Connect with Goldstein on LinkedIn

With over 20 years of experience under his belt, Goldstein has honed his skills to the point that he is able to give his clients the advice that they need no matter their situations.

According to Goldstein, most situations are typical.

However, when a client brings up a situation that is a bit different from others, Goldstein is always able to refer to a past situation to help him reach the best plan of approach for his client.

Goldstein didn’t always advise people on executive compensation. As a lawyer, he only got into the executive compensation game once he began hearing talk of executive compensation committees breaking away from large organizations.

Goldstein saw that there was a need to be filled and stepped up to the plate to fill it.

Although he is a counselor, he remains teachable and says that some of the best advice that he has ever gotten has been from a client.

This particular client advised him to not wait until his computer crashed before trying to buy another. This nugget of wisdom encourages Goldstein to stay on top of all of the latest technology and to keep his gadgets up to date. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Facebook and Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare

One of the best pieces of technology in which he’s invested is an app called TurboScan, which allows him to easily scan documents.

This is an ideal piece of technology for him since he is a mobile lawyer.

Jeremy Goldstein is a partner at the Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates law firm and holds three degrees from three prestigious colleges. These degrees are

  • a J.D. from New York University
  • a B.A. from Cornell University
  • an M.A. from the University of Chicago

Goldstein is heavily involved in charitable causes, holding a spot on the Board of Directors at the Fountain House, an organization which helps men and women recover from mental illnesses.

When he isn’t hard at work, the successful lawyer is sending an email or text to a client or friend to let him know that he is thinking of them. Goldstein says that keeping up appearances is a good business strategy but is also a great way to be.

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