Cheap propaganda or not? While every day you wake up with the hope of a new tomorrow, there was no such fulfillment for Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin on 6th April 2018. On this day, instead of celebrating his marriage party, Lacey was arrested and remained in federal detention.
The case was no different for his ally and business partner Jim Larkin as the policemen also raids his home an arrest him. According to government agencies the two are accused of facilitating sex trafficking as their company Backpage.com is perceived as an online brothel.
The lawyers of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin this is nothing but cheap propaganda because of two main reasons. One, the case involved a total of seven people, however; it is only Michael and Jim who seem to be blamed for all these allegations. Secondly, the company’s first publishing involved the first amendment which perhaps revealed rather too much information which angered the government hence their recent actions on Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
The lawyers of the accused are almost sure that their clients will walk out free as the act of arresting them because of government reports they published are the main reason but for their arrest and this is illegal as the accused are being denied the freedom of depression which is listed in the constitution. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare and Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase
Various people in the internet world have had different arguments about the case. A good number believes that the two have been great in fighting for the rights of sex workers and there is nothing fishy with their site. Others however side with the government concerning the sex facilitation allegation but have no proof on the issue.
The majority nonetheless agree that their first publication on the amendment could be the reason behind all this chaos. Is this, therefore, cheap propaganda or not? Well, the court will sooner rather than later be shading more light on this and giving the way forward as the two have seen attending various court sessions to prove their innocence. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/ and http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/
But who is Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin? The two are migrant’s rights activist and newspapermen based in Phoenix. They are well known for the establishment of Lacy & lacey Frotena Fund. The fund seeks to help deserving Latin-American Organization all over Arizona through monetary donations.
Before the establishment of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, the two activists had been arrested but managed to win the case being settled $3.75 million which they used to establish this fund.