Sheriff Joe Arpaio Caught

The President of the United States, Donald Trump’s decision to grant the controversial former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio with a full pardon, was met with a vigorous amount of disdain from the community, as well as from two of the former sheriff’s most bitter rivals, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.

Despite the fact that the rivalry between the former sheriff and Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey began almost immediately after he was elected to office in 1992, it was a mere ten years ago that the situation finally reached the point of no return.

Michael and Jim were arrested in their home in Phoenix, AZ, at the behest of the nation’s most controversial civil officers. The arrest was made based on an accusation by Sheriff Joe Arpaio that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey had used their publication, Phoenix New Times, to disclose to the public, sensitive information regarding a grand jury. While this was alleged by the Sheriff’s Department, the duo actually released information regarding the fact that they, themselves were being investigated by the grand jury.

Upon calling for the arrest, Sheriff Joe Arpaio egregiously violated the constitutional rights of the newspapermen. At the time of the arrest, Jim Larkin was the Chief Executive Officer of their conglomerate, while Michael Lacey ran the Village Voice Media newspaper as the Executive Editor.

To compound the issue of the arrest, it was eventually discovered that it occurred as a result of Sheriff Joe Arpaio contempt towards the New Times consistent coverage regarding a series of indiscretions within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.

The arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey would eventually lead to a saga spanning five years, for which the duo of newspapermen would find victory, receiving a $3.75 million settlement.

Stephon Lemons of the Front Page Confidential recently did a piece regarding Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tumultuous career, as well as his feud with Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.

In the piece, Mr. Lemons revisited the concentration camp-like conditions of the infamous tent city, the astounding amount of people who have died while in the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and his continuous discriminatory practices leveled at Latino Americans and other minorities.

Sheriff’s Joe Arpaio’s contempt toward minorities would eventually lead to Melendres v. Arpaio, which was an integral part of the controversial figure’s failure to garner reelection.

Today, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are recognized as two of the most prominent figures regarding print publication and the media as a whole. It was in 1970, after dropping out from Arizona State University, that Michael Lacey, along with two other students decided to form a newspaper. This was in response to the conservative angles that the news in the area consistently took regarding the war in Vietnam.

While Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey decided to sell their shares in the company to a group of longstanding executives of the company, their legacy helped to define a generation of high-quality investigative reporting, and the fight for individual rights.

Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Success Trail of Business Entrepreneur Roberto Santiago

Becoming what you want is a huge achievement in life because life requires that we work to sustain our daily needs. This is an objective that one has to set just like Roberto Santiago did by setting up his business that made him a famous household name Brazil. Roberto Santiago currently owns one of the vast Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping in Brazil. The business mall is situated in his native homeland in Joao Pessoa. The mall offers a wide variety of businesses in it including entertainment, shopping, and recreational facilities.

Roberto Santiago a long story before he became a success and this explains his determination to reach where he is now today. He was born in the same town of Joao Pessoa 58 years ago. He studied fluently attending Pio X-Marist College and later on achieving his BSC in business administration from Joao Pessoa University. He strived a lot like everybody else finding for a job where his first job was a manufacturing company known as Café Santa Rosa where he worked for some time and moved on to launch a Cartonnage Company producing cartons that were made from cardboard. The company grew so fast and diversified production and started producing decorative products.

This company grew and increased the income, and he found it better to increase his business ideas and invested in real estate where he was amazed as the idea became one of the best decisions he has made as it helped him make his portfolio as a successful businessman. This was when he came up with the idea of setting up a shopping mall and immediately bought the land and started the construction with a beautiful design which lasted for two years.

The mall has over 280 stores where all types of businesses are here; He made sure the whole business fraternity and family have a business they can start offering more than what everyone can purchase at a single time. The types of businesses in these malls include financial institutions which offers all types of financial needs including advice and loans, food stores, theatres, gym, gaming areas and so much more. The mall is unique because of its versatility as it has more features including a college thus having a recognized reputation in the state of Paraiba.

He worked hard and in the year 2013; he constructed a new mall in the same town. These malls have generated him a lot of income, and because of his generosity towards his native town, he has made an impact in improving the economic and social perspectives of the city. The malls have served important roles in entertainment and fun for families, and the best part is that the malls have employed hundreds of residents thus providing a means of income to many people. These malls have made the town to develop significantly thus increasing the price of land, and many businesses are relocating to the town due to the growing population that is increasing business opportunities.


Why Nathaniel Ru’s Company Really Is Something That Works

Nathaniel Ru is one of three CEOs of food and restaurant company that’s been around for about 10 years but is still growing and finding new ways to appeal to millennial customers. The company is Sweetgreen which originated in the Washington D.C. area but as grown across the country and now has headquarters in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. Ru spoke to Fortune magazine about the factors that made Sweetgreen successful and why he’s excited about its future. Learn more:


Nathaniel Ru told Fortune that he believes reading a lot of books is essential to becoming a great business leader in any industry. He also said he and his fellow CEOs, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet have learned that to build a big company and maximize production, you have to be willing to let go of various responsibilities and even invite new team members on board sooner than you’re comfortable doing. He points to Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank as a great influence on him and likes what he’s done with that company and its brand. Learn more:


Nathaniel Ru and his two friends both came to Georgetown University to become entrepreneurs in the footsteps of their parents who were all immigrants who had each founded a business. The reason food interested them the most was that options on the Georgetown campus were limited, especially for those who preferred a more lean diet focused on salads and vegetables. So that prompted the three to start a salad bar restaurant business and it began in a small shop on the Georgetown campus. The three had to get creative to keep it open during the slow times when almost nobody else was there, but as Ru later said that surviving that first winter break when campus was empty was what made them know they could meet any challenge. Learn more:


What makes Sweetgreen important is that Ru and his friends do not want its message to be only about eating green food, but rather to be about balance and making healthy diets popular. They’ve also included technology in their business which takes advantage of online and mobile ordering and customizing services for customers who want their food ready when they arrive. Ru also has expressed the importance of not simply running things from the top down, but actually making it about all employees and taking time off to go work at Sweetgreen’s locations. Initially the investments in the company came from friends and family members, but they’ve now had many more venture capital investors come to the company and have raised over $95 million to date.