Michael Lacey was brought up in Newark, New Jersey. His father was a well-known worker in the construction industry. Michael later moved to the west before the year 1970 to undertake his studies at Arizona State University.
Michael and some friends in the schools then came up and published an issue that was as a result of his drop out from school. The publication was known as Phoenix New Times and was created as a response to ample coverage of the media of the antiwar protests that took place in Campuses.
In the year 1938, they purchased Westword, starting a development that could bring them a multi million-dollar company of various similar papers like the Miami New Times, and the LA Weekly. Michael currently resides in Phoenix, and he is the currently known as the Founder of Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook
He works together with his partner, Jim Larkin. Its main goal is to achieve the distribution of the profits from the settlements to the Latin-American group of people in the whole Arizona State.
The Maricopa County paid a total amount of 3.75 million dollars for the wrongful arrest of the two. This was in between 2013 and 2014. They were arrested and jailed on the 8th of October, 2007, due to their reveal regarding the issue. According to the information on Phoenix New Times, the jury was targeting the writers and editors of the paper causing insult to the Constitution of the United States.
The arrest was executed by the notorious Joe Arpaio, an anti-immigrant sheriff of the County of Maricopa in Arizona. Fortunately, in less than 24 hours, the charges were eventually dropped. An investigation following the same was conducted and it was realized that the jury was in possession of counterfeit warrants, given by a bitter prosecutor who happened to bypass the legal safeguards.
Michael and Jim then came up with Village Voice Media Holdings. It was later sold at the end of the year 2012 to a team of longtime executives of firms. This is due to its rich reputation for delivering long-form reports of investigations, classy coverage of food, films, music, and arts.
Also, they were renowned for engaging in various local events and featured writings of various magazine styles. The string reached almost more than nine million print readers monthly and more than a blasting 56 million online viewers monthly. It garnered almost 1,000 of honors in journalism such as the Pulitzer Prize.
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