Justice for All

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin once decided to pursue justice for the Hispanic Community who had complained that they were receiving harsh and unfair treatment from Maricopa County’s sheriff. The subject of the complaints, America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, coincidentally happened to have a very long list of people that he had sent to prison.

What was peculiar about his work, however, was the fact that he had held many more people in the county jails: he had never had a balanced ratio between arrests and convictions.

As professional journalists with a history and reputation for exposing discrimination and oppression, the two veteran reporters made a probe into the official activities of Mr Arpiao to determine whether the allegations made about him were true.

After conducting enough objective investigations, Jim and Lacey unearthed enough evidence to indict the sheriff for offenses including but not limited to:

  • Racial profiling of members of the Hispanic community
  • Cruel treatment of jail mates (he would make inmates to put on pink undergarments and stay like that on cold jail floors)
  • Abuse of office (he would use his official powers to punish people for personal reasons)

The sheriff breached his mandate one last time by arresting the two journalists to settle a personal vendetta. His reason for the arrest was not official; he just did it for the objective of intimidation and punishment. However, his luck ran out on him when the two journalists, aware of their rights, and patriotic enough to defend them, decided to sue for wrongful arrest.

They lost in the ligation against the unethical law enforcer at the initial stages. However, the two were so determined to serve justice and set precedence that they kept appealing through the circuit courts.

The ninth appellate court granted them justice and found Mr Arpiao at fault. The court ordered the Maricopa County to pay 3.7 million dollars as compensation for damages incurred because of the arrest.

The two, despite having set a heroic and historic precedence of the people, decided to do more. They set up the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to advance the push for the protection of the Hispanic community from any human rights violations.

Jim and Lacey also decided to emulate some of the effective litigation strategies that some existing human rights lobby groups have employed through the past decades.

Some of the groups and organizations that the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund have lifted strategies from and partnered with include the Puento Arizona and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

One of the most effective methods of elevating the position of immigrants in the American society is the Closed Fist Approach. Lobby groups and foundations like the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund use it to combat draconian laws that criminalize immigration not by word but by spirit.

Such laws provide for the profiling of persons by race and detaining and deporting immigrants without due process. Lobby groups challenge such laws directly in court for unconstitutionality.

The Open Hand Approach, another effective method employed by activists, entails funding lawsuits that set certain precedence against oppressive law enforcement bodies and individuals.

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Fabletics vs. Amazon

There is a great level of urgency that comes with opening more stores for Fabletics. This is what Kate Hudson is planning to do in the next 5 years. She has her mind set on opening as many stores as possible because she has a desire to improve upon the exposure of Fabletics. She has created with co-founders Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler.

 

She has been doing a great job of promoting the brand, and appears that even more people are discovering Fabletics because it is the premiere website for athletic clothing for women. This is a great thing that Kate Hudson has done, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this brand.

 

Fabletics is a great clothing company that has been able to secure a large customer base because there is a lot of talk about the amount of convenience that customers have through the automatic shipments of clothes. This is something that has set the brand apart from other companies like Amazon.

 

People know Amazon largely because there is such a great presence on the way up. This is all that CEO Jeff Bezos has used to keep this company in the front spot. It is a great position for Jeff to be in, but Kate Hudson has her eyes set on obtaining the number one spot for athletic clothing for women. Jeff has his hands in a lot of different business ventures so he has the ability to rule in a lot of different areas, but Kate Hudson wants Fabletics to be at the top when it comes to athletic clothing.

 

So far she has been able to do a great job of working toward this goal. People have becoming excited about Fabletics, and through new stores that she plans to open will be a gateway to a whole different customer base. Kate realizes that in competing with Amazon she knows she can only connect to a select part of the marketplace. Right now she is only tapping into customers with a few physical stores, but her primary audience is online because there are not a lot of stores in existence right now. That is why Kate Hudson is desperately seeking to change this with the addition of more stores for Fabletics. This is definitely something that can give her the ability to compete at a much greater level with Amazon.

Logan Stout – Helping Others Achieve Their Goals

With a personal philosophy of believing that every idea developed by your team can lead into another idea, Texas businessman Logan Stout has become a respected leader and entrepreneur in the business world. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of IDLife, a company that specializes in organic nutritional supplements. With business partners that include former Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman, IDLife had the honor of being named one of the 100 Solid top MLM Companies in 2016.

Mr. Stout is also an established author and in his desire to help people realize their goals and potential, he wrote his book, “Stout Advice: The Secret to Building Yourself, People, and Teams.” The book was endorsed by motivational speaker John Maxwell and Daymond John from ABC’s Shark Tank. The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times have done features on Mr. Stout and Philadelphia Life Magazine named him “Man of the Year”.

In addition to IDLife, Logan Stout is the CEO of the Dallas Patriots, a baseball organization that gives youth the opportunity to receive mentoring and training from top instructors and coaches. All the youth that have graduated from the Dallas Patriots have gone on to play college baseball. Logan, his wife Haley, and their two boys live in the community of Frisco, Texas. They are active in several charitable organizations, which include the Youth Athletics Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.

The Garmin Company which has been a leader in the field of GPS devices has now partnered with IDLife. Both companies want to help their customers reach their health goals and become better educated on issues related to body mass index, muscle mass, and body fat. Garmin produces a full line of fitness trackers that customers can wear to monitor their vital signs while exercising.

Mr. Logan Stout is committed to helping others achieve their life goals. He has spent time as both an athlete and professional coach and he drew on that experience while writing his book. He attended Panola College and the University of Dallas and has degrees in business and psychology.

Visit loganstoutmentor.com for more information about Logan Stout.