Stopping the Abuse

Bad things happen in jails. Worse things happen in prisons. Terrible and unnecessary things have happened in Maricopa County jails, under Sheriff’s Joe Arpaio’s reign of tyranny. All jail inmates who once fell into the custody of the then law enforcer can attest that the self-proclaimed America’s toughest sheriff was a cruel soul.

He was as abrasive as any law enforcer could possibly get, more abrasive than the law could have him. He was known to lark around Hispanic neighborhoods harassing the locals.

Worse still, the locals reported frequently that would raid their homes and make arbitrary arrests on innocents: some of whom never came back home alive.

In a span of fewer than two years after the year 2004, more than 60 jail inmates in Maricopa County died of easily treatable diseases. Those who survived the badly kept jails claimed that the substandard health conditions of the public facilities were intentionally cultivated to torture and kill the jail inmates.

Most of them tell tales of abuse and inhumane treatment while in Sheriff Joe’s custody. In fact, most of them claim that the sheriff was always there at the time they were physically or verbally abused.

Larkin and Lacey first got involved in the investigations on the sheriff’s abuse of power through their Phoenix Times employee who published articles on the sheriff’s financial misgivings at the county offices.

The articles had in them verifiable and conclusive proof that the sheriff was embezzling public funds meant to keep the county jails clean and habitable. One of the inconsistencies cited was the cash investment of 690,000 dollars that Mr. Arpiao had made in personal projects despite his annual salary of 72,000 dollars.

It was after the reporter left the Phoenix Times for better career opportunities that Lacey and Larkin took up his case. They felt that the numerous complaints about the county administration’s abuse of power and racial profiling needed to be tried fairly in the court of public opinion.

The two, co-founders of both the Phoenix Times and the Village Voice Media, published a series of articles exposing the corrupt and oppressive Sheriff’s criminal activities. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

The sheriff, notorious for brutally dealing with his critics, responded to the publications by sending subpoenas to the Phoenix Times. In the subpoenas, allegedly from a grand jury, Maricopa County demanded Larkin and Lacey’s journalist notes pertaining to Joe Arpaio’s abuse of office.

The subpoenas also demanded that the media house release to the sheriff’s office, private browsing data of all the members of the public who read the articles, including their IP addresses and browsing history.

The heroic duo refused to comply. They were aware that such demands from the sheriff were in clear contravention of the First Amendment of the American Constitution.

In response, they published the subpoenas and explained their context. They explained that the sheriff had been persecuting jail inmates, then began persecuting immigrants, then journalists and that he was about to start persecuting all those who read newspaper articles exposing his criminal activities.

Joe had Lacey and Larkin’s homes raided that night by his deputies. They invaded their homes without arrest warrants, armed, and used unmarked vehicles.

The public protested against the arrests and the two were released. The two journalists desired to set precedence discouraging such flagrant abuse of power and sued the county administration for wrongful arrest and harassment. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

The lawsuit dragged in court for five years due to appeals but was concluded justly with Maricopa County ordered to pay 3.75 million dollars in compensation to the duo.

Larkin and Lacey decided to dedicate the money to defending immigrants from further discrimination and founded the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.

How Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Push for Justice

The conflict between the two veteran journalists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, and America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, Mr. Arpiao, symbolizes a much bigger picture.

Mr. Arpiao is widely accused of being racist and oppressive while Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin represent their most tenacious pro-human rights activists in the United States. The two disagree sharply because of the opinion stands.

However, the constitution of America is clear on how people should live and interact with each other, therefore, if justice prevails, the likes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would always triumph. Unfortunately, the American law enforcement and justice system is plagued by some officials who are too racist and stubbornly so to uphold the law they enforce.

For justice to prevail, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, other activists, and lobby groups have to keep the fight for justice stronger than ever. Fortunately, through wit and sheer gut, some activists like Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been able to keep the oppressors at bay.

Via the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, oppressed members of minority communities are welcome to seek assistance in pursuing justice for any of their rights violated.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was created by the two veteran journalists after they were awarded 3.75 million dollars in damages for the wrongful detention that Mr. Arpiao put them through.

Mr. Arpiao felt aggrieved by the two journalists when they exposed his flagrant abuse of power by racially profiling members of the Hispanic community and mistreating them when he wrongfully took them prisoners.

The Sheriff was, as a result of the law suit and exposé by the two journalists, fired from office and found guilty of criminal contempt of court. The two journalists, in a continued spirit to pursue justice for immigrants and in pursuit of empowering minority groups’ right to expression, dedicated the 3.75 million dollars to the fund for such causes.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Puente Arizona Society, and other human rights activist groups often, puts in concerted efforts to rebuke publicized cases of oppression. They also join hands to fight oppressive policies strategically through litigation.

Sometimes, the specifically pick on particular cases to provide legal, financial, and social aid just to set precedence. Some other times, they challenge the constitutionality of laws and policies that infringe on the provisions of the First Amendment.

Other times, they simply conduct research and generate statistics of racial and ethnic discrimination just to make it known how cruel some laws are to immigrants. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

For instance, the ACLU reports that America holds over 40 million immigrants and 83 percent of them get deported without due process. It also lists policies that make it seemingly criminal to be an immigrant. Such laws and policies allow for authorities to detain immigrants indefinitely.

Some even make the detentions mandatory. Through publicizing such policies, the public can rebuke them and reject them, ultimately leading to their abolishment.

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How Does End Citizens United Help Us All Live Better Lives?

End Citizens United has done quite a lot to ensure that we are all living better, and they have created a platform that will help change the way we approach campaign financing. They want to change the laws in our favor, adn this article explains my own experience with End Citizens United. I have been happy with ECU, and I know that my family is happy to help where they can. We have about $30 million more to raise to help, and there are many people who will benefit once we take away lobbyists and big money payouts.


#1: What Does End Citizens United Do?


End Citizens United is a PAC that was created solely to ensure that the government laws on campaign financing will change. We want to stop lobbyists from paying government officials to follow their own plans, and we want to stop campaigns from being run by the wealthiest people in America. These people do not represent someone like you and I, and I hope that we may stop them from ruining what little security we have.


#2: How Do I Help?


The help that I give comes in the form of volunteer service and sharing. I follow all the social media channels of End Citizens United, and I share what they post about they see in the news. There are many news articles that I have been troubled by, and I know that it is much easier for someone to learn when they see the news in-print. I go to their events, and I volunteer so that the events will go over more smoothly.


#3: Why Must We Talk About This?


The things that we are most-concerned about are the things that will change us the most. We want to live well on a local level, and we know that the local elections are just as important as national elections. I hope that we can convince people to change their votes in favor of candidates who do not take money from big donors, and I hope that we will convince Congress to do something that will change the laws of the land. The laws of the land must change so that candidates are prevented from doing whatever they please with the money and benefits that they receive. I hope that this changes soon, and that is why I keep talking about it to friends and family.


We will all live in a more impartial society when we come to End Citizens United and help them make a change to campaign financing. I have been troubled by it for years, and I know that they are trying to make a change. I hope more people will volunteer as I have.

Andrew Rocklage: One To Watch in Boston Business

Lawyer and entrepreneur Andrew Rocklage is an emerging powerhouse in the world of Boston business. This young man on the go has shown amazing skills and savvy both in the business and legal fields. His newest venture is Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Florida, where Rocklage, originally from Boston, has relocated.

Rocklage operates and owns Sky Zone Trampoline Park, one of the newest, coolest and most popular trampoline parks in the country today, and which has been a tremendous success.

Andrew Rocklage graduated cum laude from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in 2009, with a BS in Sport Management and Economics. He then went on to law school at the prestigious Suffolk University Law School, where he was a member of the Transnational Law Review and Phi Delta Phi. Rocklage graduated in 2013.

Rocklage’s success can be partly credited to the fact that this dynamic young man has been working non-stop for many years now. During his time at the University of Massachusetts, Rocklage attended internships with Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Red Sox, for whom he also worked as a ticket sales associate.

And, as a law student, he participated in an internship and legal consultancy for Cubist Pharmaceuticals, after which he clerked for Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC and Avery, Dooley and Noone, LLP.

After graduating from law school at Suffolk University Rocklage worked for EPIRUS Pharmaceuticals, first as a legal consultant, eventually becoming corporate counsel later on.

In the last two years, Rocklage’s career trajectory has taken an exciting turn. His entrepreneurship skills have come to the fore and he started Sky Zone Trampoline Park at Daytona Beach and Port St. Lucie in Florida in September of 2015. Sky Zone has opened to rave reviews, with the team getting consistently high marks for customer service.

Andrew Rocklage has managed to put together an amazing team that provides unparalleled service at the park, putting in the necessary hours of finding the best people and training them, just because he recognizes how important this is to the success of any brand.

It is obvious that even at such a young age, Rocklage has taken his experience and still growing expertise in the field of sports management and sales, pharmaceuticals as well as the legal field, to spur him on to break new ground in entrepreneurship. We expect only new heights for this stellar young entrepreneur.


Looking for a suitable lawyer is not always easy. Some people have to use different lawyer and the search becomes a daunting task. Due to such challenges, New York has established a new way. The Bar Association of New York State has introduced an online platform. People can use it to search for lawyer conveniently.

This option is fast and all potential clients receive help shortly after they ask for it. The new online portal is also supported by Lawyer Referral and Information Service.Getting assistance from this portal is simple.

An individual will be required to visit the website and answer a questionnaire. It will have questions about the individual’s legal needs and location. Using this information, the Bar will appoint a lawyer according to the needs of the client. Before allocating a lawyer to a client, some keen screening happens.

The legal fees are dependent upon a situation. The lawyer and client will agree on the fees as per consultations. Referrals attract an additional fee of thirty-five dollars in the first thirty minutes of consultation. A client does have an obligation of retaining a lawyer if it was on a referral basis.

This new service is available throughout and it guarantees confidentiality. Each lawyer listed o this database has undergone review. He or she is credible and competent to handle cases. By availing these services at ease, lawyers redefine their delivery to the people. At an affordable cost, many people will access legal services.

Jeremy Goldstein is a practicing lawyer at a boutique firm where he is the owner. This firm’s specialty is corporate law. They assist organizations to address matters of corporate governance. Before starting his own firm, Goldstein worked at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. As Jeremy Goldstein served this organization, he was made a partner. He gained rich experience by participating in transactions for big corporations.

Before embarking on his career, Jeremy Goldstein attended New York University School of Law. He also pursued an M.S from the University of Chicago. In the past decade, Goldstein has elevated significantly in his career. For example, he is currently the Chairman of Mergers and Acquisition Subcommittee. Since he wants to impart knowledge, he has written. Most of his work is on executive compensation as well as other corporate governance issues. He is also a member of New York’s Journal of Law and business. Jeremy Goldstein is passionate about his work and he seems determined to impact businesses and the entire society.

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CTMA: Problem Solving Innovators for Central Texas Roads

In a recent report dated September 15, 2015, Mike Heiligenstein and other experts in the Central Texas regional transportation industry discussed the MoPac project being one of the many mobility solutions among other situations relating to traffic. A few weeks prior to the American-Statesman argued that Austin’s traffic congestion will increase. The American-Statesman also stated that a tech solution is needed for this problem, and there is a need for residents to be encouraged to pedal and walk.


In response to these concerns, mobility solutions are continually being built. Even though there are still unanswered solutions, there are and have been some solutions so far. For one, the 183A Toll road was built in Leander and Cedar Park which led to exponential growth. The U.S. 290 toll road was built between Austin and Manor which allows triple capacity of the road. And now, the new MoPac Express Lanes are being built to institute tolling used in sophisticated technology to assist in managing traffic flow.


When it comes to encouraging residents to pedal and walk, the mobility authority along with the support of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization uses the Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) program that offers free roadside assistance to assist motorists with minor issues that frequently become major traffic problems. Other solutions the mobility authority have so far include the embedding of fiber lines along the 183 South project between the airport and the US, working with Metropia to make a mobile trafficking app that provides real time alternative routing commutes, and working with Carma which is a carpooling app to inspire commuters to share rides.


About Mike Heiligenstein and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority


Mike Heiligenstein, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s executive director, is a board member of the International Bridge, Texas Transportation, and the Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Additionally, he earned a masters of business administration and a masters in government from the University of Texas.


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Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund Defends Civic, Human, and Migrant Rights

The Colibri Center is one of the groups that is supported by Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This is a family advocacy group that is located in Tucson, Arizona. They were one of the first groups to be funded by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera organization.

They work with a variety of people including scientist and regular families to put an end to the increasing migrant deaths and sufferings that occur not he Mexican border. They work through this issue from the approach of basic human rights.

The Colibri Center has a database that helps them in order to identify the missing and dead so that they can provide relief to the families looking for their loved ones. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also have an advanced DNA program that is essential in the identification of the individuals who are killed trying to cross the border. Many of the dead cannot be identified using finger prints and photos due to the harsh conditions of the land.

This make DNA identification extremely important. These DNA collections will be sent to a lab where the results will be evaluated. They also have a family network that works to provide a support group for families who are missing or have lost loved ones. They intend to assist in the healing process in any way that they can. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter

In San Diego, the Border Angels groups focuses on helping people who are negatively affected by the denial of migrant and immigration rights. They are trying to prevent the increasing number of deaths on the border and provide support to the families who have lost someone. They also try to promote community awareness to this growing issue and place water along the border to help anyone who might need it.

Back in 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested in the middle of the night in their homes. They went on to sue the Maricopa country sheriff for unlawful detainment and were eventually awarded a large settlement of $3.75 million after the grand jury determined that the arrest has absolutely no basis and was completely unlawful. These two journalists decided they needed to use this money and help other people, so they went on to create the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

This group was meant to provide support to other civic, human, and migrant rights groups. They also try to promote the fight of freedom of speech and civix participation along the U.S. and Mexican border. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

They are mainly focused on the Arizona area but their reach has spanned all over. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has had a huge impact on other civic, human, and migrant rights groups just by word of mouth and showing they really can made a difference.

Bob Reina: He Is On Top Of His Game

It is very hard for people to reach a place in their career where they are at the top of their game, but Bob Reina has achieved that. He has shown that through hard work, dedication, and sheer will, anything can be accomplished. There are talkers and there are doers. Bob Reina is a doer. When he sees a vision in his mind, nothing is going to get in his way from accomplishing what he wants to do with his career. That is why Talk Fusion has had so much success over the past ten years. First and foremost, it is a great product, but they have a great man leading the way in Bob Reina. Learn more here:


This is a man that used to be a police officer, so because of this, he knows empathy, which is an important trait to have as an individual. It is something that a lot of people lack and a lot of people don’t know how to see. Bob Reina has the experience to see it and follow through with it. That is how he came up with Talk Fusion, which is a video communications provider that has made a lot of people happy and allowed a lot of people to live out their dreams, each and every day of their lives. Learn more:


Bob Reina has also never been shy about giving back to other people and even animals. He recently made a record-breaking donation to the Tampa Bay Humane Society. He truly loves and cares about animals with every fiber of his being. It says a lot about a person’s character when they do things like this. It shows they want to make a difference and they go out and do it, no excuses. They don’t let anything stand in their way, which has always been the Bob Reina way.


As pointed out in a recent interview, he is on the lookout for the next big thing at all times. He wants to find it, get it, and make it happen because he knows of the people that will be helped along the way, which is his primary goal. Learn more: