The Formation of Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Armed deputies from the “Selective Enforcement Unit” of Maricopa County governed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey on October 18, 2007. The two reporters were removed out of their homes in Phoenix and ushered into SUVs with Mexican number plates and dark tinted windows. The two were taken to two separate jails all under Sheriff Joe. The arrest orders were given by the sheriff who referred to himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” The sheriff was angered by news reports from the Phoenix Times that uncovered his evil deeds.


The Phoenix Times reported on the sheriff’s male-controlled role of instilling and posing political superiority in Arizona. The newspaper also exposed the mismanagement and financial irregularities that were rampant in the Arpaio’s office. Moreover, the newspaper covered reports on the mistreatments and death if inmates, illegal detention and racial profiling of Latinos.


Larkin and Lacey were arrested because of their story at Phoenix New Times that showed how Arpaio violated the constitution. The sheriff’s friends at the office of the Attorney of Maricopa County had issued orders seeking personal details of writer and editors. Larkin and Lacey were later on released after spending 24 hours in jail.


The Maricopa county sued the two Phoenix Time co-founded. The lawsuit basis was on the First Amendment rights and abuse of power. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals termed the grand jury order of seeking private information of writers and editors of the Phoenix News Times invalid. This is because the prosecutor had violated certain legal procedures in the act. In 2013, the appellate court ordered the Maricopa County to pay Larkin and Lacey a settlement fee of $3.7 million for the illegal detention.


Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey used all the settlement money paid to them to establish the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The fund organization was set to help the Hispanic community that suffered racial profiling in Arizona. The organization also funds other non-profit organizations that fight for the immigration and civil rights of the Hispanic community. The organization is still continuing to help fight for the rights of the Hispanic people.


Bob Renia Brings Marketiing Expertise to Rebranded HuffPost

Talk Fusion has built it’s reputatation on being marketing experts and CEO Bob Renia is a big part of that. Renia’s expertise has lent it self to a partnership with HuffPo, which recently rebranded itself after being known as Huffington Post.


As experts in branding and marketing Talk Fusion understands the iportance of rebranding and how it can be useful in connecting with your customers. As companies grow and change, it is important to make sure that your brand represents who you are as a company in order to best connect with the right customers. As HuffPo grows and changes they will continue to support the company and reach out to its audience.


As CEO of Talk Fusion, Bob Renia has written a number of articles that have helped to highlight his and his company’s expertise, including a recent article on HuffPo, Promoting With Purpose. In this article Renia discusses how to understand who your customers are and how this fits into your brand, as well as the importance of staying ahead of your competators.


Renia believes in innovation, and this belief is at the core of his business, Talk Fusion. Everything they do as a company and the way they approach marketing is reflected in this core belief.


Talk Fusion is the creator and marketer of the world’s first all-in-one Video Marketing Soltion, and CEO Bob Renia has been with the company since it was first concieved. Their all-in-one Video Marketing Solution offers small and large business the opportunity to get thier message out to a wide range of customers in the most efficient, cost effective way.


Renia first concieved the Video Marketing Solution as a way to attach videos to e-mails in order to share them with colegues. He worked with the best and most innovative digitial media specialists and programmers in order to solve a problem that top experts told him could not be done. Along the way he studied marketing and adapted his design so that it could become a comprehensive solution for small and large businesses that want to reach costomers in the most cutting edge ways possible. Learn more: