Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know a lot about human rights and the things that they are able to do as a result of the options that they are given. They want to make sure that people know that they do have rights no matter what and that they are going to be able to use these rights no matter what type of situation that they are in. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin did not know about these rights before they were arrested and jailed for something that they were actually allowed to be able to do in the situation that they were in.
For Larkin and Lacey, this meant that they had to deal with major problems as a result of the arrest. They had to go to court and they even had to deal with things that they never dreamed would happen to them. Thanks to the problems that they experienced as a result of the court hearing, they were actually able to get a settlement from the sheriff’s department. This was somewhat of a hefty payment thanks to the human rights violation that they received. It was something that they were not going to waste and they were going to make a difference with it.
With the over three million dollars that they got from the settlement, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin created the Frontera Fund. This is a fund that is set up to help other people who are going through similar situations. It can help with court costs, attorney fees and even wages lost in some instances. It is used for people who have had their human rights violated or who are going through problems with the migration options that they have. It is a huge help to many people and has proven to be successful for them.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know that anything could happen to them at any second. While they won the case against the sheriff’s department with the settlement that they got, they could still have their rights violated. This is something that they are waiting on. They hope that it doesn’t happen to them but they know that it will happen to someone else in the future. They are going to be able to be prepared to help others now that they have the Frontera Fund set up for the sole purpose of helping those people out with it.