The FBI has arrested Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin on the allegations of money laundering among other 93-count charges that they face.
The move to arrest them came after allegations of illegal activities being conducted by the two through their website known as Backpage.com. At the time of arrest, they had sold the site to another owner and were no longer responsible for the operations of the site. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/jim_larkin and http://james-larkin.com/press/
The FBI, however, pulled the site down although the new owner was not arrested. The arrest came after much condemnation of the government by the two based on the First Amendment in the country.
Lacey and Larkin have insisted that the government has been reckless with the implementation of the First Amendment. To highlight the issues of the First Amendment, they have established a new site known as FrontPage confidential which will go a long way in stopping violations of the First Amendment in the United States.
Michel and Jim will now be facing charges after the April arrest. They have however expressed confidence that they will win the cases. They are not happy about the things which have taken place and will defend themselves to the end. It is not the first time that they have been arrested, and this will not be the last time that they are facing such charges.
They have been to court countless times facing similar charges, but they have always been absolving from any wrongdoing. Backpage.com was accused of being involved in prostitution, but Lacey and Larkin insist that the platform offers people to engage in opinions and can therefore not be indicted based on a platform that offers exactly what the First Amendment stands for.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been fighting for the First Amendment for the past four decades. They have been imprisoned for fighting this First Amendment by the former sheriff of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio.
Arpaio arrested the two in retaliation to the work the two had done in exposing the illegal activities that were happening under his management.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested for publishing a story about a secret subpoena that the sheriff had obtained illegally. Lacey and Larkin wrote in one of their papers that the sheriff was behind the subpoena that wanted him given permission to search the paper and its editors. They rejected the move, and the whole thing was brought to an end with a court settlement of $3.75 million which was given to Lacey and Larkin by the courts for illegal arrest.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have vowed not to give up despite the challenges that they face. They will fight for the rights granted by the constitution of the United States without fear of being victimized.
They see the move being taken by the government as an intention to stop them from engaging in the First Amendment clamor which they have taken to another level through a site they now own known as the First Page Confidential.