Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

Larkin and Lacey fight against Arpaio heinous acts

The recent controversial presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio by president Trump has caused social discussions since Joe is known for his bad reputation. Among his despicable acts include the wrongful detention of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey of the Village Voice Owners.

Ten years ago, Joe Arpaio ordered the arrest and imprisonment of Jim and Lacey. Joe charged the duo with disclosing of information on a grand jury investigation. Lacey is the CEO of the Village Voice Media while Larkin serves as the executive editor of the same newspaper. Larkin and Lacey published a story on the probe of the grand jury.

Arpaio was overly annoyed by the alarming daily publications of his distressing and aggressive law enforcement techniques since his initiation to sheriff’s department. His outrageous behaviors and orders against women and mainly the immigrants were discussed various times on different platforms.

Since his inauguration to the office, he was advised severally on what was accepted and what was not. He was warned by United States District Judge Murray Snow against detaining immigrants due to suspicion without evidence and that it was against the constitutional rules.

In most cases, Arpaio’s scandals were handled behind closed doors until 2011, when the cases were put on the public domain when Arpaio was charged with violation of the rights of immigrants and Latinos. The lawsuit that was filed exposed the inhuman conditions that the immigrants were subjected to at the hands of Arpaio. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Despite a lawsuit filed against his behavior, Joe continued with his duties, completely ignoring the charges and encouraging his team to continue racial discrimination against Latinos. He kept giving his heinous orders until the public outcry caught the attention of reporters.

This was when Larkin and Lacey started to expose Arpaio’s abuse of office and misuse of power to the public. They wrote on numerous occasions, and as a result, they were arrested by a special prosecution team.

During their publications, there was hardly any other newspaper that covered Arpaio case, but later more newspapers started reporting articles and different reports from Larkin and Lacey original work. Arpaio’s scandals were exposed to a national level where every media was discussing his inhuman acts.

Larkin and Lacey were detained for 24 days, and after their release, they filed a case against Arpaio which was settled for $ 3.7 million.

Arpaio got presidential pardon since he campaigned for Trump and endorsed him at an early stage when almost everyone was against trumps presidential campaign. Trump hinted that he was going to release him in one of his speeches, this was meant to attract voter base and work in Trump’s favor to those who see Arpaio as their hero.

Larkin and Lacey are the founders of Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund; a foundation that is meant to benefit the Hispanic community and offers supports to groups that fight for human rights, civil rights, and immigrants’ rights. They also advocate for freedom of speech without intimidation. The foundation also supports activists who fight against the excessive use of power and police brutality by the government.

Peter Briger- The Charming Champion

Peter Briger is among the world billionaires and ranked no 962 by Forbes with an estimated wealth of $1.2 billion. He went to the famous Princeton University for his Bachelor of Arts Degree and later to Pennsylvania University for Masters Degree in Business Administration. Peter is the leading primary donor for the Entrepreneurs Funds of the Princeton Alumni that helps graduates with interest in business and has startup ideas to get capital and mentorship.

Peter Briger joined Goldman Sachs and the company in 1996 as a partner and worked for 15 years before venturing out in 2002 and joining the Fortress Investment Group. At Goldman Sachs, he worked in various management levels and also on the company committees including the Compliance and Global Controls Committee, The Japans Executives Committees and the Asians Management Committees. Peter managed as the co-head of Goldman Sachs groups like the Asians Real Estates and Privates Equities Business, the Special Opportunities for the Asians Funds, the Asians Distressed Debts, and Business, the Trading Businesses, the Fixed Incomes Principals and Investments Groups.

Fortress Investment Group since its inception has become a trendsetter, and in 2007 it took the mantle of leading the other private equity company to go public through its successful initial public offering. It’s listed in the New York Stocks Exchange. The firm operates as a diversified global investments company managing over 1,750 investor’s assets amounting to over $43 billion. The assets are in permanent capital vehicles, private equity, and hedge funds and it uses a strategy of the strong risk-adjusted returns. Fortress Investment Group has 900 employees and headquarters located in the city of New York. The firm main co-principals include Randal Nardone based in Newyork Offices, Peter Briger based in the San Francisco offices and Wes Eden’s found in the San Francisco.

Peter Briger has vast expertise and capable unique skills that he transferred to Fortress Investment Group as the Company Principal, and Co-Chairman and the Director of the board members. Peter is the company Firm Management Committee firm with core duties of overseeing the credit business and also creating new business relationships.

The company employees believe that Peter dedication to growth and investment in the company will enlarge its business portfolio and capture more on private equities, traditional assets management, and liquid markets. The SoftBank Group Corporation bought Fortress Investment Group at $3.3 billion, and Peter Briger remained as principal overseeing the daily running of the company independent entity.

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