Larkin & Lacey Speak Out On Arpaio’s Pardoning

There are several instances in The U.S history where various presidents have made controversial pardons. However, the most controversial one happened recently when President Donald Trump pardoned America’s toughest sheriff from Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio.

There’s a lot that can be spoken about Joe Arpaio but one of his notorious acts was the wrongful arrest of the two former newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The duo gave Joe Arpaio sleepless nights while serving as the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Background story about Arpaio

Over a decade ago, several agents from the Maricopa County selective enforcement Unit came knocking at the doors of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and forcefully took them into custody. They alleged that the two for owners of New Times Magazine had been involved in disclosing information about a grand- jury investigation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin at that particular time were both working with the Village Voice Newspaper. Michael Lacey was serving as the Executive editor and Jim Larkin as the Chief Executive Officer.

The two newspapermen had earlier published several other stories that brought to the limelight major scandals in various institutions.

Since taking office in 992, Joe Arpaio became the talk of the town because of his administrative style. He introduced punitive and measures that made the lives of many inmates unbearable.

He was accused of torturing inmates and even killing others. His troubles started when Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin began investigating his operations in the institutions.

The revelations were shocking and Joe Arpaio was found guilty of committing murder and torture of several inmates.

He was also accused of diverting funds meant for prison into his personal accounts. It was such revelations that made Arpaio and his cahoots to lock up Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin behind bars.

Despite the charges and public outcry, Arpaio continued with his crooked leadership styles and encouraged his employees to racial profile Latino people. He was however relieved his duties after media houses throughout the country highlighted his heinous acts. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were later awarded over $3 million by the Maricopa County for wrongful arrest.

How dies Trump Come in?

After being relieved of his duties, Arpaio remained in a precarious situation. First of all, he was charged with contempt of court during the Melendres case. However, Arpaio happened to be an experienced politician and that is how he caught the attention of Donald Trump and his presidential campaign. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter

During the initial presidential campaigns, Arpaio indicated his willingness to support President Donald Trump and that is how he got his way to the Oval Office. Donald Trump even in one of his campaign speeches hinted that he would pardon Joe Arpaio if he got elected.

The aftermath

During his tenure as the sheriff in Maricopa County, the Latino community was largely segregated and undermined. Arpaio together with his allies and the police under his command helped propagate his racist policies.

However, human rights movements and some media houses vowed to stand by the Latino community and defend them from Arpaio.

Madison Street Capital’s Growth in the Global Finance Industry

Madison Street Capital is a company that was established to provide corporate advisory solutions to middle market businesses that are located in different parts of the world. Based in Chicago, the firm has been assisting corporations in gaining quick access to loans, making wise decisions about investments, and addressing the most complex transactions.

The enterprise is also recognized due to its expertise in corporate advisory, M&A, and valuation of businesses. Madison Street Capital has built an excellent name in the finance industry due to its success in handling various high profile transactions. Read more: About Madison Street Capital and Madison Street Capital | Pitch Engine

Several renowned companies have utilized the investment banking solutions of the finance expert. In 2014 it was hired by the Vital Care Industries to assist in offering advisory solutions. The Illinois-based firm needed guidance on the best financial institution that could provide it with a commercial loan.

Vital Care Industries is renowned due to its excellence in the manufacture of sterile medical equipment since 1984. The CEO of the medical company confessed that he was very pleased with the services that were offered by the firm.

The outstanding work of the company made its co-founder, Antony Marsala, to be named as a nominee for the 40 Under Forty Award. The program was established by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts to honor relatively young business leaders who have led successful merger or valuation transactions. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

Marsala is the current CEO of the company and has served the finance sector for the past 14 years. He is also has a masters degree in finance.

The M&A Advisors named Madison Street Capital as a finalist in its awards ceremony that was held in the summer of 2016. The company gained the highest number of votes from finance professional due to its outstanding service in the sector. Corporations that get nominated for the prestigious commendation are supposed to have successfully headed acquisition, restructuring, and financing transactions.

Professionals voted for MSC as the leading boutique investment enterprise in 2016. The company also managed to be selected as the finalist for overseeing an excellent industrial merger that was valued at less than $100 million.

At the beginning of January 2017, MSC was named as a winner of the Turnaround Award. The recognition showed the role of the company in the restructuring of the leading transactions that were worth less than $25 million in 2016. The firm faced stiff competition from over 300 other enterprises but managed to be named as the winner.

Madison Street was praised by the current president of the M&A Advisors for its outstanding work while it was being offered its award at the Palm Beach hotel. Madison Street Capital has also served companies such as DCG Software, the Spitfire Group, ARES Security Corporation, and WLR Automotive Group.

Vijay Eswaran And The QI Group: The Present and Future

There’s not a lot of businessmen today that offer the best cutting edge technology needed for companies to thrive. In fact, there’s not a lot of companies even in Malaysia alone that can meet the demands of the modern times.

However, this is not a problem of Vijay Eswaran, the Malaysian businessman who now leads as the Executive Chairman of the QI Group.

The Early Life

Mr. Vijay was born on October 7, 1960, and since then has grown to become a leading businessman in the market today. His headquarters is in Hongkong, and it is there that he writes the books he has authored.

These books offer multiple resources that make for wise guides to how to start a business. His early life living in Penang with his mother Pushpavathy Chinnaiah also shaped how she handles the business endeavors of his career.

Mr. Vijay’s education at the London School of Economics in 1984 also earned him the training that got him the many positions he later found for his work.

He stayed in Europe for a few years after graduating and started working for odd jobs to gain actual real life experience in Economics, even if this may not be his real intention. Read more: 3 More Years: NYCFC Owners Man City and Vijay Eswaran’s QNET Extend their Partnership

It was in the UK that he got introduced to the beautiful and varied binary system marketing. This idea is the kind of marketing that also prompted him to get a qualification from CIMA in the UK, which he then followed with an MBA from the Southern Illinois University, which he earned in 1986.

QI Group Involvement

It was in 1998 that Vijay started the multilevel marketing firm that went into an expansion to become what is now called the QU Group, an e-e-commerce with various business involvements across different sectors.

With QI’s endeavors in travel, telecommunications, media, wellness and corporate investments, Vijay’s QI continues to be the leading multilevel marketing group both in Hong Kong and across different nations including Hong Kong.

Right now the best venture of QI involves the subsidiary company Green Venture Capital, which Vijay started with the goal of building an RM 1.2 billion commercial development in Bandar Meru Raya.

The announcement of the well-known broadcaster by Norman Pattiz

Norman Lear has been announced by the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Podcast One Norman Parttiz to start a progressive and intimate weekly podcast named All of the Above with Norman Lear. Lera is known as a world war II veteran, producer, writer, director and creator of some legendary sitcoms. He has contributed to the revolution of American television. Lear will be joined by Paul Hipp, his great friend, composer, actor, and sidekick.

Norman Lear takes listeners through an enlightening ride of conversation, and he has programs running from comedy, current events, politics, social issues, music and much more. Some of the old celebrity guests are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler, America Ferrera and Jerrod Carmichael. He holds conversation topics runs from basketball talents of Louis-Dreyfus’s son and Veep with Julia, religion, race in media and training for a triathlon. The podcast came with new episodes on May every Monday on Norman is committed to offering podcast that can fit all peers despite his age.

Norman Lear who is now about 95 years old has exploited most of his talents. He has been a writer, producer, television host, with over 100 shows. He is also the founder of the liberal advocacy group People for the America Way which has 300,000 members. He received an award from President Clinton, the National Medal of the Arts. Norman also bought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and toured it in fifty states for ten years.

PodcastOne was founded by Norman Pattiz who is also the Executive Chairman. He has experience of over 40 years in radio syndication. He founded Westwood One. Under his leadership, Westwood One became the largest news provider, sports, entertainment, talk and traffic programming in America’s broadcast industry. Norman Pattiz founded courtside Entertainment group in 2010. The main agenda of this program was to produce and redistribute quality programming. He launched PodcastOne in 2012 after seeing unexploited opportunity in the audio-on-demand industry. Learn more:

Pattiz was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America in 2000. He was reappointed to the same position by President Bush in 2002. He was in charge of conceiving and launching Arabic language radio and television services for America reaching 22 countries in the Middle East. He also launched Farsi Language Broadcasting to Iran covering an audience of about 40 million per week. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and was awarded the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting. Learn more:


Rare Stinky Plant at Orange Coast College

The Orange Coast College is expecting a ‘corpse flower’ to bloom this week that smells quite horrid. It is very rare and they expect to have many visitors wishing to admire it and get a smell of it.

General Information

The flower is called the Amorphophallus titanum plant, also called the corpse flower. It will be on display June 28th at the administration building of the school located at 2701 Fairview Road from 10 in the morning until 6 at night. Once the flower starts blooming, the visitors will be able to stay until 10 at night. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

Amorphophallus Titanum Plant

This plant is nicknamed Little Dougie. It has been growing at the Costa Mesa college for 10 years and weighs more than 30 pounds. It is about 5 feet in height. These flowers can get up to 200 pounds and have a disgusting smell caused when beetles pollinate it. Instructors and students pollinate these flowers by hand.

The name ‘corpse flower’ comes from the smell because it is similar to something that is dead. They have magenta colored petals when they open that look similar to s skirt that surrounds the plant’s spadix. It takes a full decade for the plant to have it’s first bloom that only lasts between 24 and 48 hours. They then only bloom once in every three to five years.

Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College located in Orange County, California is a community college founded in 1947. It has options for two-year associate degrees in art and science. They enroll about 24,000 undergraduate students making it the third largest Orange County college. It’s located 40 miles from Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see and smell something that doesn’t happen every day. The Orange Coast College provides this for the public to experience one of natures rarest events.

Why Our Prison Loves Working with Securus Technologies

One of the jobs me and my fellow corrections officers are responsible for each day is safety within the facility. Not only are we trying to keep each other safe, we have to protect inmates, visitors, and the staff of the prison too. In order to maintain a certain level of safety inside the jail, we do a few different things every day that are designed to keep the inmates from getting their hands on anything that can be used to hurt someone else.


We start our shift by doing surprise cell inspections throughout the facility. Sometimes we will hit the same cell a few times a week, other times we will randomly select a number of cells. The goal here is to locate any contraband and let the inmates know that they are not going to be able to hide anything in that area because we will find it.


The visitor center is where we have the most likely chances of types of contraband passing hands, so we do several physical searches of both inmate and visitor while they are in our area. We even listen to inmates using the phone in the jail, and up until recently this resource has really changed how we maintain safety in the jail.


Once Securus Technologies installed their updated inmate telephone call monitoring system in our prison, we were able to listen to calls in a new light. The LBS software is able to scan calls and detect certain chatter that would enable us to locate and remove contraband from the jail. We trust Securus Technologies because not only are they in 2,600 jails throughout this country, the entire staff of 1,000 employees are all dedicated and working hard towards the single objective of creating a safer world we can all live in.


Betsy DeVos: Giving Parents Back Control of Education

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education for the United States, is well-known for her philanthropist efforts in the field of public education. As a reformer, she has long been politically involved in securing a better system for quality education for all children, regardless of their background or circumstances. Her interest in the education system began in her early childhood, with her mother as a public school teacher. And later, she began digging even deeper when her own children went to school and she became a first-hand witness to the unfairness of the system. This, coupled with the example of hard-working leaders in her hometown, motivated her to act, and she became a mentor for children at risk in Grand Rapids schools. After filling this capacity for 15 years, DeVos became a leader in the reformist movement to provide better education choices for children, as well as more options for parents. DeVos received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is married to Dick DeVos, who is also politically active. Together they founded the Windquest Group, a firm dedicated to enterprise and investment management.

They became publicly and politically involved in the education movement in 1990, when Dick Devos was elected for the State Board of Education in Michigan. At the same time, Betsy DeVos, known for her philanthropy, served on the boards of Children First America, and the American Education Reform Council; both charities which were aiming to improve educational choice through measures such as vouchers or tax forms. After a setback in 2000, when they attempted to change the Michigan state constitution to allow vouchers and tax-credit scholarships, Betsy DeVos founded the Great Lakes Education Project, which is today known as the American Federation for Children, on which she is chairman.

She also chaired for the All Children Matter organization, which her husband worked together with John Walton to create. However, after looking at their many organizations that they were affiliated with, they determined to organize their main efforts to make a smoother-working movement. After a bit of work, they have experienced great success with American Federation for Children as an umbrella organization, affiliated with the Alliance for School Choice.As the 11th Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos plans to work with President Trump to continue the education reform movement. Having had success in empowering parents with new education choices in twenty-five states, as well as the District of Columbia, DeVos is committed to providing higher education choices for students on a career path and education settings control to parents by returning control of education to states and localities. Her aim is to provide both parents and students with safe, quality education. You can also follow her on twitter (@Betsy DeVos)


Paul Mampilly’s Gift To His Readers

Paul Mampilly is an American investor, who after long time serving in the finance industry, decided to start a newsletter that helps his readers make wise investment decisions. The Profits Unlimited newsletter has positively impacted lives of those who read it. Since its launch in 2016, the magazine has witnessed a significant milestone, where it now has over 60,000 subscribers.

Mr. Paul Mampilly has experience spanning more than 20 years on Wall Street. His skills in investment won him Templeton Foundation investment award, here, without shorting stocks, turned $50 million into $88 million during the height of financial crisis.

A former hedge manager, Mampilly uses his newsletter to guide main street Americans to gain through their investment opportunities. He helps them pick the best-performing stocks in the market, by helping his readers to monitor and analyze its trends. The readers will then make decisions whether to buy them or not by themselves.

He is skilled in pinpointing small companies with innovative products and excellent business models. He shares all with his readers

With his advice, many of his readers have gained positive results, with some referring to him as the financial advisor they never had. One of his readers highlighted how, since he started applying Mampilly’s tactics, has since hit $44,190 is pure profits. Besides this, Semiconductor Company, one of the stocks he wrote about in June, has since grown 160%.

Mampilly’s investment portfolio has an upward trend, with most of them having over 15% growth rate. And 11 out of his 13 open positions, are profitable.

Paul Mampilly

Mampilly is a certified financial analyst (CFA) and also manages two other elite investment publications namely, Extreme Fortune and True Momentum at Banyan Hill Publishing. Major publications such as Fox Business News, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV have featured his articles, where he talks about investment, biotech and health and stock markets.

Former Co-Portfolio Manager at Kinetics Asset Management LLC, Mr. Mampilly, started his career as Research Assistant at Deutsche Bank in 1991. Since then, he has worked with the industry giants like ING where he worked in Asset Management department, Royal Bank of Scotland as Money Manager, Sears, and a Swiss Bank.

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A glimpse of top entrepreneur, Arthur Becker

Arthur Becker remains to be one of the most respectable executives and investor in the real estate world. He runs large investment projects ranging from real estate to finance as well as art. Although Arthur Becker has proven to be an astute and determined businessman ready to conduct real estate development, he has not lost his special touch for art. His office in Tribeca features some of his notable arts such as the origami money board and paperweights. Also, he specializes in reproduced sculptures of ancient currencies which have made sales to Wall Street.

Born in 1950 in Brooklyn New York.The 67-year-old real estate mogul graduated from Bennington College with BA Fine Arts (ceramics and photography). Arthur started his early career by refurbishing the 18th-century buildings before resuming to photography and introducing the famous visual artifact in paintings.

Before joining real estate, Arthur served as the CEO of NaviSite, a tech firm that specializes in cloud infrastructure. Notably, his leadership skills propelled Nashville to an asset base of over $230 million when Time Warner Cable acquired it in 2011. Arthur’s skills enabled him to work effectively at Zinio LLC which is the largest digital newsstand in the word. The top executive has also been a senior advisor at Vera Wang Fashion. Vera Wang is his wife’s Fashion Company. Arthur also remains to be one of the managing members at Madison partners a tech and real estate firm. For more details visit Perez Hilton.

Having run some of the most successful companies, this business guru has an eye for successful start-ups. Additionally, Arthur Becker has broken the heights in real estate through his multimillion dollar investment and prominent partnerships. Some of his successful business ventures include; the 111 West 57th Street development- tallest residential building in NY City, Sullivan and 465 Washington Street luxury condo. Becker was married to Wang a celebrated fashion designer until 2010 and together they have two daughters.


Active American Groups Defending Civil Liberties

Even in the new millennium the last vestiges of hatred and discrimination have not been forgotten. Those belonging to certain racial groups as well as refugees and migrants have been the brunt of persecution, the likes of which would have made the Gestapo proud.

But perhaps the most saddening notion is that this aggression and hostility toward our fellow men, women and children is not restricted to the fringes of our society but perpetrated by the man in the White House.

Despite this latest tide of discrimination and hatred, the vast majority of Americans believe that banding together and lifting the downtrodden is the only way to put an end to brutality and create a better world. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter and Michael Larcey | Facebook

If you feel the same, you are in the company of folks like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and many more. The following article will introduce you to many forward-thinking individuals who have formed organizations and groups that fight for civil liberties and human rights.

The Border Angels

All across the US-Mexican border, the rights of humans are in danger now more than ever. Trump’s aggression against those he feels are responsible for financial and social disruption is not only misplaced. This is where the border angels work to protect the rights of migrants and those in need. Regular educational programs and seminars are only part of the services they provide in this region.

National Immigration Law Center

In an effort to extend a hand to those immigrants and especially those who have found themselves in strained financial states, this law center offers solutions to their plight. In addition to educational and orientation programs, the national Immigration Law Center works to provide advocacy and policy analysis for each situation. More information can be found at the National Immigration Law Center Web Site.

The Lacey and Larkin Border Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey established the Border Fund to provide financial resources to those advocacy groups working in and around the Arizona area. The two men also founded the Village voice and Phoenix New Times periodical. When they received a generous sum of money as a settlement for a clear case of abuse of authority, they immediately donated the resources to those who work to prevent this type of abuse.

CHIRLA (The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles)

Immigrants and refugees come from across the globe to seek a better life in sunny California. CHIRLA works with the many different ethnicities, races and political refugees that arrive in the Los Angeles area. As an advocacy group, CHIRLA not only defends the rights of these people, but also works to provide education programs that improve their lives as well.

Final Notes — these are only a few of the many organizations in operation today to fight for human rights and defend the downtrodden. If you believe that lifting your fellow man, woman and child is the path to a better tomorrow, don’t sit this one out. Your skills, time or resources are in great need, find a way to put some action to those beliefs.

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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Still Targeting Joe Arpaio

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are certainly acquainted to controversy. One of their most nationally publicized instances of controversy was when they were illegally arrested by Joe Arpaio. The story made national headlines, featured in publications such as the New York Times and USA Today.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are journalists themselves. During their time in college, Lacey and Larkin worked together in order to provide students with a liberal alternative to the school’s conservative paper. After the school began to express their distaste for student protesters, Lacey and Larkin caught the attention of students with their truly free publication.

Lacey and Larkin had a similar motive at the Phoenix New Times, a paper which they eventually purchased together. At the New Times, Lacey and Larkin had one primary target: Joe Arpaio.

Joe Arpaio had been running the county police department like a dictator, even opening a self-proclaimed concentration camp to house inmates. The New Times had been writing about all of Joe Arpaio’s activities, at least until Lacey and Larkin were arrested.

A judge declared the arrest illegal, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin sued, and they were awarded nearly 4 million dollars.

With this money, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey created The Frontera Fund, a charitable organization that was created to help Latinos. Latinos are the primary recipient of Lacey and Larkin’s altruism because they feel like they share something in common: they were all the victims of Joe Arpaio. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also donate to more well-known charities such as the ACLU.

Even though Joe Arpaio is no longer Sheriff of Maricopa County, Lacey and Larkin still consider him a threat. In the pages of Front Page Confidential, Lacey and Larkin’s newest paper, they still cover Joe Arpaio extensively.