There are millions of people across the globe that need help and support because of the situation they are in where there is lack of food, clean water, education, medicine, and healthcare. Thankfully, there are hundreds of organizations working round the clock in these places, so that the people get the help and support they need.
The wars stricken countries in the Middle East have millions of adults and infants that need help and necessary supplies, and while organizations are working to reach out to these people, deaths are reported every day.
Terrorism is another issue that has blanketed the world in a very deplorable way, and it costs more lives than one can imagine, even as we progress rapidly into the world of technology and modernization in the twenty-first century.
Human rights organizations do not only work to provide essential supplies to people in need but also helps in raising the voice against the human rights violations on the people. There are people who are poor and do not have the strength or the resources to fight against the richer, stronger, and influential people who exploit and commit crime against them.
Human rights organizations become the voice of such people who cannot defend themselves and even provides them with the legal assistance, if required, to ensure they can fight for their rights. Every citizen in a country is equal and has the same rights, but these rights are often violated, even in the modern nations like the United States.
The arrest of Jim and Michael proved that the police atrocities against the civilians had increased its peak. It is when the people across the nation united to fight against the exploitation carried out by the local sheriff Joe Arpaio. He is amongst the most controversial County Sheriffs in the country and is involved in many scandals and controversies.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin run the local newspapers, Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, which has often reported about the mismanagement in the Joe Arpaio’s administration and his unruly behavior with which he handles many of the cases he comes across, including committing a crime against the minorities and inmates.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested from their homes without any warning or notice late at night but were released within 24 hours due to the national outcry that followed. It led to the widespread debate as to the authority of the sheriff and why the law enforcement agencies are crossing their horizon and misusing their power.
The legal battle ensued after their release that was won by Larkin and Lacey comfortably, along with $3.75 million in settlement amount. The compensation amount was converted to make the Frontera Fund that is used now to help the Hispanic Community in Arizona and help champion the cause of freedom of speech, media, expression, racial disparity, and more.
Such issues are often not talked about, but they do exist even in the most modern of societies, and Frontera Fund helps in giving voice to the minorities so that they can live peacefully and make their dreams come true.
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