Speaking out against racial profiling and other injustices

The events of one night in August 2007 would forever change the perspective of Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey. The two had just been arrested in the middle of the night and bundled into two different yet unmarked SUVs before being driven to the county jails.

This was all done under the watchful eyes of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The events of this night would prove to be a turning point of the already frosty relations between the sheriff and these former owners of the Phoenix New Times. The arrest had been instigated by the sheriff when the duo printed an article that focused on the blatant abuse of the constitution by the sheriff and his men where they have obtained a subpoena stopping the duo from publishing details contained in it.

The sheriff would detain the two in different jails and intended to charge them with various trumped-up charges with the hope that some would stick and with a stroke of luck save himself from answering the hard questions that they had been asking. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Twitter

The arrest quickly went viral, and every major media outlet was reporting on the story, realizing the mess that he had got himself into he would opt

to release them within 24 hours of the arrest and announced he had dropped all charges. This was a weak attempt to save face by the sheriff.The duo would not take this apparent misuse of power and violation of there first amendment right lying down and decided to move to court.

The lawsuit that ensued would force the sheriff to be on the defensive and it would later emerge that indeed what the sheriff had done was illegal. At this point the sheriff was already facing a myriad of other lawsuits that were costing the county millions of dollars. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter

This, however, did not seem to deter the sheriff from his ways openly stating that the role of the county insurance scheme was to settle such lawsuits. The duo would be awarded a settlement of 3.75 million dollars for the illegal detention and violation of their first amendment right.

This was a drop in the ocean for a county that was facing lawsuits that were costing it upwards of 70 million dollars. The sheriff would personally become the focus of some of this lawsuits when he was accused of racial profiling. Despite all attempts to deny the same, it had already been established that he had systematically entrenched this culture in his department and was not willing to change. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

A guilty verdict from Judge G Murray would compel the court to come up with measures to try and redeem the image of the department as well as ensure that this culture did not become further entrenched.All this fell on deaf ears as the sheriff was not willing to heed to the orders.

The second lawsuit would find him guilty, and it is at this point that the president issued a pardon. For Lacey and Larkin this action has denied hundreds of victims justice, and they have expressed there will continually speak out against it.

Louis Chenevert & His Everlasting Effects on UTC

Louis Chenevert is a businessman with a very accomplished résumé. He served as president and chairman of many different companies for the duration of his career. As of the now, he is retired and fulfills the position of exclusive advisor for Goldman Sachs.

It all started at the Université de Montréal, where Louis earned a production management degree from HEC Montréal. Proceeding this, he began working for GM (General Motors). GM designs and manufactures vehicles. He rapidly improved in GM and soon became Production Manager. He stayed in this position for 14 years.

Pratt & Whitney, an aerospace company, employed Louis after his time at GM. At the time of his recruit, the market was in bad condition, and the recession was in its prime. The company’s fate improved with the aid of Chenevert. As a culmination of Louis’s success with assisting Pratt & Whitney, UTC (United Technologies Corporation), sought him out. UTC is a parent company of Pratt & Whitney.

Chenevert was elected Chairman of UTC and the title of CEO shortly followed. Louis’s thinking was divergent when it came to outsourcing. Most companies were relocating business to countries where workers would work for less money. Louis did the opposite. He decided to move all production to the United States. By keeping all operations domestic, and in one centralized hub, there was no miscommunications.

The obtainment of Goodrich Corporation through the negotiations Louis made tremendously benefited UTC. There is still a lasting impact of this decision in UTC’s company today. Goodrich was a top rubber manufacter at the time. This was a shrewd business move, as it lowered UTC’s internal cost and made an overall stronger force.

With steady success, in the year of 2014, Louis handed over his title as CEO. The motive behind this profound decision was the desire to live a more tranquil lifestyle, after years of intense business. Louis currently lives his passions of designing and engineering. It seems as though every time Louis was involved with a company, they subsequently flourished, even under the toughest times. Chenevert’s impact is everlasting.

Hussain Sajwani Builds A Brighter Future In The Arab World

Across many Arab nations, the economy remains mired in the complex contracts and industrial sector of the oil and gas industry but in the United Arab Emirates, a dedicated push is underway to build a better and brighter future for the people of the country to enjoy. One of those who is playing a key role in the development of this new cultural direction towards construction and new technologies is DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani who has been building his own successful career across almost four decades. Learn more: http://www.hussainsajwani.com/

 

Hussain Sajwani came to the attention of the majority of the public in 2016 when he was given a seat at the New Year’s Eve party given in Florida and namechecked by the then President-Elect for his impressive business success across the world. The close working relationship between President Donald Trump and Hussain Sajwani has seen the family of the UAE-based billionaire mingle with that of the Commander-in-Chief as the real estate moguls continue to eye future business deals.

 

President Trump may have imposed a personal ban on completing new international deals while he is still resident within The White House but the opening of a 2018 Dubai golf course led luxury real estate complex centered around a course designed by golfing legend Tiger Woods should seal the future of the relationship between the two moguls. Tne Trump-branded golf course resort is the last planned real estate development between Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump but the success already achieved has allowed Sajwani to retain a $2 billion deal which will remain in place until Trump has completed his term in office.

 

Headquartered in Dubai, DAMAC Properties has quickly become one of the most important real estate development companies in UAE since being founded in 2002. The many luxury apartments and condo units created by the company have seen innovative marketing campaigns undertaken by Hussain Sajwani including the giving of a free Bentley car to all buyers of luxury properties purchased from DAMAC.