Larkin & Lacey

Racial profiling is not something that Sheriff Arpaio has introduced; it’s an old phenomena that has been around since the beginning of human civilization. In American history, the people who have suffered most from this have been people who do not appear to be of pure European heritage.

Different groups and admixtures of non-Europeans have suffered to different extents. Some groups are thought of as “model minorities” who are “desirable” to live around. Others are thought of being less “desirable”–less attractive and more inferior. In the past, the groups who are now “model minorities” never used to be “model minorities.”

They used to be demonized by the media and various organizations. However, as time went on, certain model minorities were demonized less and eventually prospered in American society. Latino people make up a minority, though they are not a model minority. As a result, prejudice and racism is directed at them like a laser beam.

For many Hispanics, this laser beam of prejudice and racism took the form of Sheriff Arpaio. Like a racist hawk, he watched the roads, trying to see which Hispanics he could harass next.

The people who worked under his orders did the same. What ended up happening was that legal citizens were falsely accused as being border jumpers and detained until proven innocent. It must have been extremely embarrassing and insulting to be profiled as an illegal immigrant on the basis of having brown skin and dark features.

It was a matter of time before Arpaio got caught for his unfair crimes. U.S. District Court Judge Snow issued the man an order that required him to quit the prejudice.

Arpaio had a chance to stop doing what he was doing and to make amends. Instead of making amends, he spent about two more loathsome years doing the same thing. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/

He didn’t get too far by doing that. The courts realized that he wasn’t listening to their orders, and they didn’t buy the excuse that he gave for utterly refusing to follow what they had told him to do. As a result, Susan Bolton, a judge, took the initiative to lay a charge of criminal contempt upon him.

A jail sentence could have really been devastating to Sheriff Arpaio’s life because he is already so advanced in years. If he received any length of jail-time, especially a sentence close to ten or fifteen years, that could have technically been a life sentence.

Think about it: He has lived for 85 years. If he got a jail sentence of about ten or fifteen years, he might have been forced to live in jail into his 90s and 100s!

Well, the pardon was good for Sheriff Arpaio and his family. However, a lot people felt that the justice system had failed. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were major opponents of Sheriff Arpaio’s pardon.

Their opposition to the loathly man is not a shocker, considering how he tried to instill fear into them so that they wouldn’t utilize their First Amendment rights to write against him.

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The Spectacular Thoughts And Success Of Doe Deere

Doe Deere will always be the Unicorn Queen to the world. She became one of the first female entrepreneurs to successfully launch a cosmetics company in 2008. She has dedicated herself to producing makeup that is vegan, certified, cruelty free, bold and colorful. Lime Crime offers lipsticks, lip gloss, nail polish, liquid liners, loose pigments and eye shadow palettes.

 

Doe Deere was originally a clothing designer with an independent line. During the time she was modeling for her website she was unable to find the bright makeup she desired. This led to her decision to make these colors herself. She admits her two greatest loves are makeup and fairy tales. She combined both and her brand of makeup is imaginative and fun. She brought in the fairy tales by making her mascot a unicorn to represent beauty, compassion, individuality and kindness to animals. She chose purple for the brand to represent creativity.

 

When Lime Crime launched in 2008 the line consisted of primers, glitter, blush and fine brushes. By 2009 Doe Deere was well known for her sensational products. The name Lime Crime first appeared on her clothing line. She did not find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow until she began dabbling in makeup. She is passionate about her line and loves her job. The contests she has run have been extremely popular. She gave away fantasy inspired accessories including a princess cake necklace. Her exposure online led to a significant fan base and she currently has three million Instagram followers.

 

Doe Deere believes online feedback is incredibly important. She takes criticism well and uses the knowledge to grow her brand. She listens to what people say and responds appropriately. She expresses herself well on the topics most important to her. She gives practical advice as a female entrepreneur about the importance of following ambitions (http://norcal.news/news/23849-doe-deere-helping-cats-need-through-makeup). She has made some difficult choices including deciding which laboratory would make the best partner for her products. She wanted chemists who could share her vision. Once she found the laboratory she went wild with her delicious color choices.

 

Doe Deere focuses on beauty because it makes people happy. She wants her colors to transform and inspire just like a magic fairy. Her colors are meant to bring out the very best in people. This was the niche she focused on and the result was something nobody else had. Her makeup brings fantasy to life and makes Lime Crime different from the other brands. She continues using her favorite themes to create her enticing new collections. Two of her favorite fantasies are mythical creatures and subcultures. The Alchemy collection was created with her vision of swirling potions is sensational colors. Doe Deere will never stop trying new things. She turns her dreams into new fantasies for Lime Crime. Her fantasies are where the name Lime Crime originated. She wanted a name that was whimsical and brought fantasy to mind. Lime Crime rolled off her tongue beautifully and the Unicorn Queen was created.

Securus Technologies Continues to Acquire Subsidiaries

Securus Technologies has acquired the government payment processing company, GovPayNet, according to a press release dated January 4, 2018. This moves comes just 18 months after the company purchased payment processor, JPay. They will now have the capability to process over 40 million payments per year. GovPayNet specializes in credit and debit payment processing for over 2,300 government agencies in 35 states, covering over 26% of counties nationwide. Examples of the payments the company processes includes property tax, criminal and traffic fines, cash bail, and others.

 

GovPayNet is located in Indianapolis and is headed by CEO Mark MacKenzie, who will stay in the position, and has been in business since 1997. This is just the latest in a large number of acquisition that Securus Technologies has made in the past 15 years, as the company owns over 20 subsidiaries in its portfolio. A number of these include Archonix Systems, CellBlox, JPay, Telurus, JOBView, and T-Netix, among others.

 

Securus Technologies is a holding company that specializes in providing technology-based services to government agencies, mostly corrections facilities. They have contracts with over 3,500 institutions and provide services to over 1.2 million inmates across North America. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has over 1,000 employees across four regional offices in Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.

How to Achieve Success Inspired by Dr. Mark McKenna

One of the factors that lead to success in business is the right timing. It helps in managing risks depending on the prevailing conditions in the market. Dr. Mark McKenna is a certified surgeon. Having grown up in the medical field, where his father is a surgeon as well makes him a competent doctor. He studied at Tulane University Medical School.

Despite the professionalism of Dr. Mark McKenna, his passion lied in real estate. He, therefore, dropped medicine and ventured in real estate, where he began McKenna Venture Investments. Unfortunately, he was a victim of massive property destruction of the Hurricane Katrina. Having nothing left to save the business, he moved to his second love: medicine. In 2007, he began ShapeMed in Atlanta. Currently, he is working at OVME that he began ten years after ShapeMed.

OVME is pronounced as ‘’of me’’, it is meant to show the transformation that the services give the client. Through creativity, he has been able to differentiate his brand in the crowded market. OVME is meant to give the patients a chance receive aesthetics treatment in a less formal setting. They are beginning a program that will send their service providers to their clients. He says in lame man’s language, it’s like Uber only that the services offered are aesthetics.

Dr. Mark McKenna says that one strategy that has improved his business is associating with intelligent minds. He says despite being a successful investor, it is essential to engage with people who continually challenge your thinking. To him, these individuals are his employees, and they have enabled him to make informative decisions in his firm.

One attributes that have influenced his productivity is reading. He says that he is a passionate reader. Dr. Mark McKenna explains that there is a lot of knowledge hidden in books. To open up his mind, he reads even books that are not related to the medical field.

He says he brings his ideas to life through visualization. He says that when you imagine things you don’t cease to work until you achieve them. This is why his favorite book is ‘’Think and Grow Rich’’.It unleashes the power of visualization.