Sightsavers Looks To Increase Their Work Worldwide

In 2016, Sightsavers began a pilot program in India in order to bring corrective eyecare to people with disabilities there. This program was set up to show the established healthcare community what is needed to bring corrective eye surgery to those in their country who need it most. The findings have been collected and Sightsavers has found that the project can move forward and possibly move into other nations nearby.

 

Sightsavers found that in order to bring about change anywhere, they need to have tenacious leaders in place and they need to show how people with disabilities can become productive members of the community. Sightsavers is working towards wiping out trachoma in the near future and its CEO believes this is a possibility. By increasing awareness of the need for this type of surgery is key in the program succeeding and Sightsavers is beginning to see changes happening.

 

Many times, persons with disbilities are left out of the culture of a nation because of their disability and Sightsavers is trying to change that mindset. By allowing doctors and medical facilities to have access to worldwide news on improvements in eye surgery, the physicians there are more willing to perform them. It may take a lot of time before the program reaches its fullest potential but with the right leadership in place, and more facilities available to those who need it, the project will succeed.

 

Sightsavers history shows just how tenacious they are and how they have been moving their healthcare programs forward. They have already invited many other nations to come to India in order to see how the program works and what it could mean for their country. The company is expanding its operations constantly and improving their programs more and more to include other healthcare needs. They feel that healthcare should be provided to all people regardless of their disability.

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JIM LARKIN AND MICHAEL LACEY ARREST

The validation of Joe Arpaio’s pardon against a 2007 lawsuit about racial profiling drew a lot of speculations among many American circles. Prior to this U.S President Donald Trump had already pardoned the former Maricopa County sheriff.

Judge Susan Bolton validated Joe Arpaio’s pardon. Around ten years ago, the sheriff who had ruled the county for 24 years ordered the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. This is after the two who are journalists and founders of Phoenix’s New Times persistently kept on exposing and reporting about the misdeeds that involved the former sheriff. Michael Lacey was particularly angered by the move by President Trump to grant Arpaio a pardon.

The human rights activist was bitter when he recalled what the former Maricopa County Sheriff had done in the county. Some of his complaints included a concentration camp that the sheriff had disguised as a city of tents, inhumane jail conditions, prisoners committing suicide, and death due to extreme battery.

In addition to this, there was also extreme harassing and racial profiling of Latin Americans, swindling of over 100 million dollars of jail funds, and bungled sex crimes investigations that involved children.

However, the case that led to the former sheriff’s arrest was the Melendres vs Arpaio one that involved racial profiling. Moreover, there are others who believe that even if the American president hadn’t pardoned him, Arpaio would not have ended up in jail.

Although Arpaio had committed various crimes, the 85-year-old ended up with a contempt charge. According to Lacey, this action is a letdown in the American justice system. Needless to say, it’s Larkin and Lacey who profiled the evil deeds of the former sheriff and it is this that led them to prison in 2007. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Facebook

These two activists were inspired to start a campus publication after the killings of Kent state. The two were dropouts of Arizona State University; however, this didn’t deter them from starting their media company in 1972. Their media house consisted of 17 publications. However, in 2013 they decided to sell the media house company to Voice Media.

ABOUT JOE ARPAIO:

In his heyday, Arpaio was known as one of the toughest sheriffs in America. The former DEA official was voted in the sheriff post in 1992. However, to prove that he was there to reform the system, he had to use extreme tactics.  Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Regardless of this, the New Times was able to expose his real intentions to the public. Some of the deeds that the ex-sheriff was responsible for were cruel tactics to intimidate the Latino community. Moreover, he also abused his power to gain political and economic leverage in the Phoenix community.

ABOUT MICHAEL LACEY AND JIM LARKIN:

Michael Lacey was the executive editor and Jim Larkin was the CEO of the New Times. Although this paper managed to expose and report numerous social and political issues, it is an article about how subpoenas from the grand jury were targeting their staff that led to their arrest.

In addition to this, the consistent and relentless exposure and reporting of Joe Arpaio’s misdeeds was also a factor. However, after protests rocked Arizona their charges were dropped. Nonetheless, they managed to sue the county in 2013 and it’s their settlement money that started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

How Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Described What Happened To Arpaio

The USA citizens have witnessed several pardons by a sitting president. The recent pardon of the former sheriff, Arpaio surprised many people. The sheriff is known to have violated a lot of human rights while serving in Maricopa County.

Arpaio was charged in 2017 for the crimes that he committed. President Trump pardoned him before being sent to jail. The victims of Arpaio’s injustices were outraged.

Lacey and Larkin were hurt on receiving the news that Arpaio had been pardoned. The founders of Phoenix News Times renowned for their contributions in fighting for justice. The two journalists understand how Arpaio conducted the misdeeds the county, Sherriff. Lacey and Larkin investigated the crimes in the Maricopa County since Arpaio took over the leadership in 1992. The outcome of the investigation was published in their newspaper.

They found out that the prisoners were being tortured in the prisons. Some of them opted to commit suicide due to disastrous beatings in the prisons. The women were being raped, but no one could deal with the rapists. Lacey and Larkin established that the immigrants were being tortured and deported.

The exposure of the misdeeds irritated the county chief and ordered the county special unit officers to arrest them. They were hauled into a tinted car and taken to Maricopa county prisons. The members of the public were who loyal to the journalists learned about the arrest.

They rallied each other and went to the streets .they demanded the release of Lacey and Larkin. The judge let them free after 24 hours .the journalist went to court and filed a case against the violation of their rights through illegal arrest. The court ordered that the Lacey and Larkin be awarded $3.75 million. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

Lacey and Larkin still remember the actions of Arpaio. They know everything that the residents of Arizona passed through under the rule of Arpaio. Arpaio led the county for 20 years with torture and murder. They journalist have put efforts to restore justice that had been lost in the county. They founded Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund they use the money awarded by the court to run the operations of the organizations. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

Many people have been treated with justice which was not available during the reign of Arpaio. The organization has supported some organizations such as ACLU to fight for human rights. The Hispanic community has benefited from the restoration of justice in Arizona. The community has celebrated the contribution of Lacey and Larkin in fighting for justice.

The pardon of the president to Arpaio was attributed with his political connection to the government officials. Arpaio is known to have endorsed Trump for president in 2016.he was involved in the campaign trails that brought the president to power. The current administration granted him a favor by pardoning him of all the crimes that he committed.

Lacey and Larkin are remembered for their productive contributions to the society. They have enabled many people to receive fair treatment in the court of law. The immigrants have been assisted through the contribution from Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.