Larkin & Lacey

Sheriff Arpaio

Sheriff Arpaio had worked for the government for many decades of his life. In 1992, he enthusiastically took up the role of Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona. As Sheriff, he had a good time torturing and humiliating prisoners. His wrongdoings did not end there.

Outside of the jail, he pestered motorists who he thought were undocumented foreigners from Latin American countries. In reality, he was really just picking on Hispanics/Latinos. After being ordered by federal judges to cut the absurdities, he went on his merry way and resumed the racial profiling of innocent Hispanics/Latinos.

Because he utterly refused to uphold the words of judges, he was held in contempt. Before they were able to fully throw the book at him and give him jail time, President Donald Trump took a nosedive into the situation ad pardoned Arpaio in the blink of an eye.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin, countless Latinos and Michael Lacey were totally flabbergasted to find out about Sheriff Arpaio’s pardoning. After years of corruption, he really should not have been pardoned. Many people felt that the criminal justice system had failed, and that justice was not served to an evil man when the pardon was issued by our president.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are important players when it comes to discussion about Sheriff Arpaio because they are two of his many victims. They were not harassed by him in the context of being Hispanic/Latino; they were harassed by him the context of being people who freely spoke out against him.

Following the events of being harassed by Arpaio, they set up a Fund to help organizations who are geared toward protecting the First Amendment of the Constitution and the rights of Latinos.


The country is split on whether Arpaio was right or wrong to harass people. Some say that he was right and that he should be thought of in the highest regard. Others say that he is the meanest, most racist figure in American history. Each viewpoint has a very complex set of views attached to it. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin |

People who concur with Arpaio believe that such a person is simply protecting the structure of society. After all, a lot of serious societal issues do come out of the presence of undocumented immigrants.

There are disparities between citizens and undocumented immigrants because many times the immigrants benefit from public services that are funded from the tax money of citizens. Sometimes, to complicate matters, the undocumented immigrants are given first priority in jobs and colleges—just because they are undocumented.

People who do not concur with Arpaio tend sympathize with undocumented immigrants and think that it is the right of undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States of America.

They give a number of arguments for why their stance is true: “We are all immigrants,” “Most of us in this country descended from immigrants,” “They are running from danger in their home countries” and “They are racial minorities so they deserve to be here in order for us to not be racist.” They feel that there is underlying racism and nativism to not wanting undocumented immigrants around.

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Matt Badiali: Statue 26-F And Freedom Checks

Freedom Checks is a term given to payments made by master limited partnerships by Matt Badiali. Matt Badiali is a member of Banyan Hill Publishing Company and is responsible for their investment advice column Real Wealth Strategist. Matt Badiali began his career in academics as a trained scientist. He received his bachelor’s degree and earth sciences and his masters in geology from Florida Atlantic University. He was in the process of pursuing his Ph.D. and teaching classes in geology the University of North Carolina when an expert from the financial industry contacted him. This expert was in the process of building a team that would be researching investment opportunities in the natural resource and commodities markets. This expert needed a trained geologist in order to adequately research investment opportunities and offered Matt Badiali position within his team. Read more at Agora News about Freedom Checks.

Matt Badiali took this opportunity and shortly after was traveling the world gaining the first-hand experience with the natural resource markets. It was during the process of researching the oil and gas industries that Matt Badiali first came to be aware of the existence of Master Limited Partnerships. Master Limited Partnership is a particular kind of classification for tax purposes that a corporation can have. It was first created whenever Congress passed Statute 26-F in the 1980s. This was a piece of legislation that was pushed through Congress in an effort to help give tax advantages to companies that were assisting America pursue energy independence. In this legislation, requirements were specified for companies in order to receive tax privileges.

According to Statute 26-F if a company is able to generate 90% of its revenues through the production, processing, presentation, and distribution of oil and natural gas domestically within the borders of the United States of America, then they are able to qualify as a Master Limited Partnership. In addition to specifying where the source of companies incomes must be Statute 26-F also requires the companies pay shareholders a portion of the revenues on either a monthly or quarterly basis. It is this process of income distribution that Matt Badiali is referring to whenever he coined the term Freedom Checks. Any income that an individual receives as a result of these Freedom Checks is treated as a return of capital. Since it is treated as a return of capital, it is only subject to the lower capital gains rate of tax and not to the higher personal income tax rate. Watch:


Larkin & Lacey Speak Against Intolerance and Impunity

when the courts in Arizona found Joe Arpaio guilty of abuse of his office and powers in arresting the two journalists of the Phoenix Times, lines were drawn between the forces of impunity and progressive ones. One would have thought that it would be a turning point for those who harbored similar thoughts as Joe, to reflect and change their perspectives on life and of other people.

Life is never a straight line though; not even for issues that appear to be straightforward. Mr. Joe Apaio was convicted of contempt of court in July 2007. A lot of people thought that that was the end of impunity and of the career Sheriff of Maricopa. Well, President Trump had other ideas. He just overturned that ruling by granting pardon to Mr. Joe Arpaio.

Validating the Pardon

Joe Arpaio’s conviction by an Arizona court was not to happen; thanks to President Donald Trump. District Judge Susan Bolton validated the president’s pardon for Mr. Arpaio.

Of course, the move leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of the residents of Arizona, especially those that had been subjected to the many inhuman and lawless action by Joe and his gangs in the name of law enforcement.

Larkin and Lacey could not help but make their voice heard about the new development. In part, the journalists blame the system. According to Lacey, it is even sad that the story is about disobeying a court order when the man should be answering more serious charges of murder, torture, and abuse of his office.

Joe Arpaio’s Sins Keep Smouldering In Arizona People’s Hearts

The Arpaio Saga has been long running. Ten years earlier, Joe had a run in with the owners of the Phoenix Times Newspaper which covered all the evils it could observe under his leadership as the Sheriff.

Then Joe had sought to mete vengeance at the two journalists but he soon burnt his fingers in, arguably was he would never recover from. Joe had served Maricopa County for close to 25 years.

According to Lacey, the views by Rex Tillerson regarding Donald Trump were accurate. He says that Donald Trump proved to the world that he is indeed a moron.

Michael Lacy on his part highlighted some of the extreme acts of lawlessness that Joe and his gang adopted. Joe is even reported to have set up a tent that he proudly referred to as his “concentration camp’’ Such was his distasteful ways when he was in charge of the Maricopa police.

About Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey

The two gentlemen are talented journalists of Latino origin living legally in Arizona. Their newspaper is called the Phoenix Times. It is a paper that is as candid as it can ever get. They were once arrested by Joe but won the case and were rewarded with over 30 million USD. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Luckily, even amidst the acts of impunity and gangs regrouping to support their own, the Arizona residents still have an independent mouthpiece in Jim Larkin and Michel Lacey.

Despite their having been harassed to abandon their frequent probing of the lifestyle and work activities of the county sheriff, they remain steadfast in championing the rights of minorities, immigrants, and all disadvantaged groups.

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Daniel Taub Expressed Plenty Of Concerns About The Nuclear Agreement Made Between The West And Iran

Daniel Taub, the former Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, once put out the idea that Israel and some of its antagonists in the Middle East could end up being allies. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | Crunchbase

He revealed that he didn’t think the Geneva accord would do much to hamper the nuclear threat that had been coming from Iran as the country worked to achieve nuclear power. Along with these possible alliances, Israel sent its own national security team to Washington to speak with American officials.

Taub believes that many of the other countries in the region of Israel and in other parts of the world would agree that there are many radical groups in the area between Tehran to Gaza.

He also commented that many countries probably see things the same way as Israel does and that if the most essential of concerns could be agreed upon there could be an alliance.

Daniel Taub was asked about the possibility of a relationship with surrounding countries, and he responded that there were many changes that were creating openings for partnerships that wouldn’t have been thought about before.

He commented that Israel’s relationship with its Western allies including the United States were going well even though they didn’t agree on the deal made with Iran. Learn more about Daniel Taub: and

He went on to explain that while it appeared that sanctions and other deals made with Iran would have a significant effect, that he didn’t believe they would. The reason for this according to Taub is because the deal will not effectively keep Iran from making a bomb.

Daniel Taub spoke more about the deal made with Iran and commented that Israel’s concern was that the deal didn’t take care of everything that it should have.

He feels that there was a a lot of deception involved and pointed to the fact that no centrifuges were taken apart and that, in fact, all of the centrifuges will still be operating after the agreement was made.

Taub felt that Iran wouldn’t be any further from attaining nuclear weapons at the end of the deal than it was at the beginning of it. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, shared Taub’s opinion and had an angry telephone conversation with President Obama at the time.

Daniel Taub believes that only time will tell what effects the nuclear deal made with Iran will have on his country and the rest of the world, and he hopes that the global community will do more in the future to shut down countries who threaten other countries with nuclear destruction.

Sheriff of Maricopa County

Former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, who was recently granted a presidential pardon by Donald Trump, was once again confronted in the media by longtime foes, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, who called the President’s decision “the perfect marriage of two corrupt individuals.”

Throughout his career, Joe Arpaio was called out for a number of his misdeeds by Larkin and Lacey’s Phoenix New Times, which would eventually lead to their unlawful arrests at their homes. While it has been ten years since the brazen violation of constitutional rights occurred, feelings between both parties remain raw.

The early 1970’s was a period rife with turmoil in the United States, with significant protests mounting throughout the country regarding the United States’ participation in the Vietnam War, and combined with the conservative nature of the coverage executed by the traditional media outlets, the need for an alternative voice was at an all-time high.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey – at the time, merely dropouts from Arizona State University, had become increasingly involved with the anti-war movement that had begun gaining traction, and after the shootings on the campus of Kent State University, in which four students lost their lives at the hands of Ohio National Guardsmen, decided to jump directly into the fray. Joined by fellow students, Karen Lofgren, Nick Stupey, Hal Smith, and Frank Fiore, Michael Lacey launched the inaugural issue of the Phoenix New Times, to much acclaim. Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

In two years time, Jim Larkin joined the party, taking on the business aspects of the publication, which proved to be a wonderful matching of the minds, as the stock of the Phoenix New Times quickly elevated, particularly with the involvement of J.C. Penny, who took out full-page ads in the weekly paper.

The latter half of the decade proved to be a time of peaks and valleys, but by the arrival of the 1980’s, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey had implemented a number of new columns, including a wildly popular personals section, as well as a section featuring satirical comics strips by Bob Boze Bell.

This would give the Phoenix New Times a new set of readers, in effect, taking the brand even further.

In 1983, New Times Media would make its first major acquisition, purchasing Patricia Calhoun’s Westword – a publication based in Denver that had seen a significant dip since its launch six years prior.

This would begin a period of expansion for the team of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, as over the next few years, they would go on to acquire a total of 17 publications, including Miami New Times, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Nashville Scene, and the counterculture publication that started it all, New York City’s Village Voice.

Sticking to their trend of shedding light on the issues that mainstream media refused to cover, Jim Larkin and Michael garnered an audience that stretched from coast to coast – maintaining this a notable readership for the next four decades.

Today Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey head the Frontera Fund and recently delved back into the world of narrative journalism with the launch of FrontPage Confidential.

Social Equality and Justice Spearheaded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

There is nothing noble about mistreating others. There is no pride in subjecting others to a life of pain and suffering. This is because we are all human beings and deserve to be treated with dignity.

Many nations in the world continue to fight for the implementation of advanced human, immigrants and civil rights policies.

All minority groups are victims of the violation of this laws. Many of them suffer in silence. They are slowly adopting this as their part of life. This is unfair. Equality and justice must be upheld to ensure that everyone enjoys a happy life. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

Humanitarians have contributed a substantial part of their lives and resources to ensure that this state is achieved. Some of the groups that are spearheading in the advocacy of human, immigration and civil rights are;

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Frontera Fund is the creation of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two are also the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times.

The two journalists have put a lot of effort in implementing the first amendment rights. They have a history of winning their legal battles.

The journalists sacrificed their settlement of $3.75 million that they received from the case of the sheriff.

The Frontera Fund is the primary supporter of the groups that advocate for human, civil and immigrants’ rights in Arizona. They also fight to ensure that everyone enjoys the freedom of expression.

Arizona Project Justice

The convict’s group is one of the secluded group in the society. People view inmates as criminals who deserve to suffer. However, the detainees are members of the society who deserve to be protected from poor policies.

Some of the convicts claim to be innocent. They ended in jail due to lack of proper legal representation. Some of them lack the finance to employ a lawyer.  Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

The Arizona Project Justice fights to ensure that such inmates get justice. Then there other inmates who claim to have serious ailments or need medical attention.

The foundation believes that denying one individual a right is denying the whole society the right.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

There is nothing that is annoying like people who judge others based on their color. This is a baseless way of classifying anyone. The character is built depending on the individual’s virtues.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund educates people against racism. They fight racism using the litigation method when the need arises.


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Highland Capital Management Has Specific Objectives

Highland Capital Management is based in Dallas. It is involved in alternative investment management. It has just closed a private equity fund that is focused on healthcare. There is a total of $147 million in capital commitments. The anchor investor for this fund is the National Pension Service (NPS) of South Korea. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.

It was in 1988 that this fund was founded. Today, it has a value of nearly KRW 565 trillion. The corpus is nearly $465.13 billion. The specific objectives of investors in the Highland fund are in the healthcare spaces. These include access to co-investment opportunities in Korea, China as well as the US. Highland Capital Management will be working with Stonebridge Capital in Asia for co-managing this fund. It will be the first private equity fund in Asia that will be focused on healthcare. Earlier, the Asian investors were investing through various multi-purpose funds.

The core expertise of Highland Capital is in the healthcare sector. Nearly half of their private equity is related to the healthcare companies. The primary target market for investment is going to be the middle market healthcare companies that are based in North America as well as Asia. Highland Capital had reported in May 2017 that they had over $1.5 billion with them as healthcare assets under management (AUM). These spanned across several asset classes as well as fund structures. In the US, the healthcare industry is facing several disruptive forces. All this is severely affecting the healthcare companies that are in the middle market.


Another fact remains, that there would be a much larger older population in America. Next, the access to healthcare facilities will enhance greatly in Asia. This means higher levels of utilization, along with complex demands of the consumer and government in this sector. All these factors along with the rise of reimbursement models that are value-based signify inviting opportunities for the investors in the healthcare industry.

Highland Capital specializes in credit strategies. These include credit hedge funds, besides long-only funds as well as separate accounts, along with distressed and special situation private equity and even the collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Next, Highland Capital offers alternative investments too. This includes emerging markets, besides the long/short equities as well as the natural resources. Read this article at PR Newswire.

Madison Street Capital’s Impressive Path to Top-Notch Reputation

Madison Street Capital is one of the most prominent international investment banking companies that are committed to the highest forms of integrity in the industry. For over three decades of experience, Madison Street Capital has always stabilized a wide range of access solutions that animate better business through their intended solution capabilities in the industry.

Madison Street Capital Company has strived to achieve the best reputation in the industry through a wide range of capacitated business with the aim of becoming part of the solution to the problems facing most of their clients. Perhaps this is what sets them apart when they receive a wide range of clients in the industry.

Madison Street Capital is a company that is committed to leadership and integrity. For the company, they are always keeping up with the trend in delivering social approach services for the increased growth of business capabilities.

Madison Street Capital is also a leader in the industry for the provision of corporate social advisory programs and entities for those seeking fast solutions in a manner that is not paralleled in the business world. For over three decades of professional experience working to solve the business problems facing their clients, Madison Street Capital is has been adopted on a massive scale by the private businesses and companies when it comes to seeking fast working capital.

Madison Street Capital also understand that time is of the essence when it comes to solving people’s problems in the industry. The company also understand that business solutions, especially those requiring a business approach to securing fast capital, need to be attained promptly to advance in better business solutions. Read more: Madison Street Capital | LinkedIn

This is the reason why Madison Street Capital responds to every opportunity that comes to their way within the shortest period. With the advancement in technology, few companies are expected to remain in the business market for a longer period. However, Madison Street Capital is one of the few companies that will increase their capacities as a business partner.

The approach taken by Madison Street Capital creates financial transactions that where both the buyer and seller get the mutual benefit desired at all angles of business. V also prides itself for possessing the necessary experience and knowledge to match buyers and sellers in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry.

Madison Street Capital also can match the most appropriate capitalization and finance structure for a unique situation.

The methodology taken by Madison Street Capital reflects their leadership in the industry for offering services like mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, market pricing and due diligence, valuation services, specialized financing solutions, and the design and implementation of alternative exit structures. This is the reason why Madison Street Capital is at the top of the industry as a leader.

A Detailed Look at Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund and Other Civil, Human and Immigrant Groups

There is a global increase in the number of organizations fighting for human, civil and migrants’ rights. The United States has not been exceptional as it has seen a rampant increase in these groups in the last couple of years. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

The human rights groups fight to strengthen the rule of law by implementing international human rights requirements and upholding civil society. These groups work in line with the UNHCHR (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights), which is a UN agency mandated to protect human rights around the globe.

Alliance for Justice (AFJ)

AFJ is an American group that is devoted to delivering justice to all the people. It represents many groups that promote progressive values. Its core mandate is to create a free, just and equitable society. It fulfills its mandate through ensuring that the judiciary advances its primary constitutional values and implements equal distribution of human and civil rights.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

CHIRLA is a California- based nonprofit group that has been tirelessly fighting for immigrant families. The organization also champion for implementation of free mobility human rights without discrimination based on race.

Its core mandate is to create a society whereby all people, immigrants or residents are included and their rights protected.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

With its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a nonprofit foundation that benefits the Hispanic community that has borne the brunt of the racial hostility and civil right abuses in the state.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin founded the group in 2013 after they were compensated for the unlawful arrest by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The two journalists, who also co-founded the Phoenix New Times, were arrested for exposing the misdeeds of the county sheriff. During their case hearing, the county sheriff was found guilty, and the court ordered the county to pay the duo a settlement worth $3.75 million.

The two journalists then decided to use the funds to launch the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to help Mexican Immigrants get equal rights while in the United States. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

The Advocates for Human Rights

Founded in 1983, the organization has strengthened its position in the global human rights movement. The Advocates for Human Rights is an impartial, independent, nonprofit organization that aims at creation and implementation of all-inclusive system locally, regionally and globally.

The organization investigates and exposes the social and moral rot in the society. It also represents refugees and immigrants seeking asylum as well as training groups that advocate for human rights and policymakers.