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Ronald Fowlkes Lends Experience To The Revolutionary World of Tactical Equipment

A History of thorough tactical training and law enforcement experience leads Ronald Fowlkes to take on responsibilities as Partner and Director of Business Development for innovative tactical equipment company FirstSpear.

 

Ronald Fowlkes knows first hand what it means to rely upon quality tactical gear and equipment for safety and security. Ronald Fowlkes is a graduate of Army Jump school, and proudly served in the Marines before going on to work in SWAT and Law Enforcement. Ronald Fowlkes remembers first being introduced to FirstSpear while serving as a Marine. He recalls his first experiences with this gear as being compelling and impressive. FirstSpear was well designed and highly functional, even under the most rigorous of conditions. He is involved today in the development, design and distribution of this revolutionary new tactical equipment only offered by First Spear.

 

What is Ronald Fowlkes most proud of now for the future of First Spear?

 

Ronald Fowlkes fully stands behind his product. He knows it works, and that it is the best in the business. He knows because he used it, and relied upon its functionality himself. As the future develops more extensive technology, FirstSpear focuses more on the Type 1 Operator for importance in weight, Laser cutting, and new advances in tube technologies. Frequently called the Ferrari or Gucci of the tactical world, Ronald Fowlkes could not be more pleased to back this quality American made product. FirstSpear is currently commissioned by NATO, as well as Law enforcement agencies on both the local and state levels nationwide.

 

What does Ronald Fowlkes enjoy doing with his free time?

 

The Marines taught Ronald Fowlkes the value of putting his thoughts down on pen and paper and daily journal writing. He is a serious sports and hockey fan, and you can read his blog on medium.com. He believes in family first, and enjoys spending quality time with his family and he has fun coaching his Kids youth hockey team.

 

Ronald Fowlkes blogs about major happenings in the world of Hockey.

 

It may have taken more than 14 years, but Jeff Glass is looking like he is with the NHL to stay. Appearing in a total of six games since making his debut with the Blackhawks on December 29, 2017, Jeff Glass earned his first NHL victory after allowing three goals on 45 shots, ultimately defeating the the Edmonton Oilers. It looks as if this victory insures that Glass has a roster spot with the Blackhawks for the rest of the year. This might just be what the oldest rookie in the NHL deserves after persevering in the minor leagues and Russia for so long.

 

Ronald Fowlkes writes with passion about Hockey, and about the current heroes of the game at: https://medium.com/@ronaldfowlkes.inbox

 

Larkin And Lacey Continue To Fight For The Rights Of Those Attacked By Joe Arpaio

The name Joe Arpaio has a strange effect on many in the U.S. as the very mention of his name can reveal much about the political ideology of an individual.

To conservatives, former Maricopa County Sheriff is something of a precursor to U.S. President Donald Trump and his views on immigrants entering from Mexico and further afield; the work of the man who styled himself as the “toughest sheriff in America” has placed him in direct conflict with the former owners of Village Voice Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who have personally felt the wrath of Joe Arpaio. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

In 2018, the name of Joe Arpaio has once again made headlines after the former Arizona law enforcement official declared his desire to run for office as a Senate Representative for the state. This decision came after Arpaio was pardoned by President Trump towards the end of 2017, a decision recently upheld by the Supreme Court in a decision journalists Larkin and Lacey saw as an obvious one waiting to happen in the current political atmosphere.

Larkin and Lacey played a key role in bringing the actions of Sheriff Arpaio to the attention of the people of the Phoenix area of Arizona and the wider world through their own investigative reporting and that of their team at the Phoenix New Times. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

The journalists were already well-respected in the journalism industry for their ownership of the Village Voice Media group when they published an investigation into the ownership of commercial properties by the Arpaio family worth an estimated $700,000 when the annual salary for the Maricopa Sheriff was just $78,000 in 2004.

The Phoenix New Times was just one of a nationwide chain of local newspapers owned by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey which they recently sold and had already become a major part of the switch to news delivery Online with a strong subscription base.

After almost three years of investigations into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department including revelations about a concentration camp style tent city holding prisoners, Larkin and Lacey were arrested when they published details of an illegal and unconstitutional subpoena served to them from Maricopa County.

The two journalists were eventually arrested in a third-world style operation conducted by plainclothes Maricopa County detectives in unmarked vehicles carrying Mexican license plates.

After their illegal imprisonment, the journalists were awarded $3.75 million in compensation which they used to establish the Frontera Fund fighting for the rights of immigrant groups along the U.S. border with Mexico.

The pardon of Joe Arpaio by Trump was met with scorn by both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey as the two campaigners for minority group rights had expected the decision to be made and believe the former Sheriff had hung his hat with the President to ensure he received his pardon.

Before he was even sentenced, former Sheriff Arpaio was not expected to serve any jail time for his conviction of contempt of court which would lead to his loss of the position of Sheriff of Maricopa County after 24 years.

Contribution of Larkin and Lacey in Restoring Refugees’ Rights

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have become famous in the community through the great transformation they have contributed. The two were in the scene of journalism before making the decision of becoming role model to many via their Phil atrophic work. They made a turn of venturing into the arena after becoming touched by the facts of discrimination that was threatening to take the entire United States.

The area that the incident has affected greatly was the city of Arizona. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin came across the incident of oppression while carrying out their normal work of journalism in the society. They combined their ideas and put up an organization that was meant to fight for the refugee’s rights through various programs.

Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media had the objective of fostering the human rights and democracy in the community. The dedication of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in keeping the programs of the organization flow towards the right directed attracted a lot of support from various humanitarian authorities across the globe. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Most of the immigrants that were based in the city of Arizona were being oppressed in the workplaces and their demands were not being taken into account by the concerned bodies. Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media priorities the condition of the refugees and fight for their rights through several moves.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are known to be the people behind the craft of the goals of the organization. The concept they had was to support other small unions promoting the human rights in the community. The factor that elevated their idea was the coherent measures they laid down and the team of experts incorporated to drive the system of the organization.

Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media registered a lot of achievements within the set timeline as per the objectives. The other is that organization put its effort in is the creation of awareness to many refugees across the United States on their rights.

Furthermore, the programs of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media entailed the training of the leading individuals of the small organizations. The step bolstered the efforts of the unions and made them become a unit throughout their mission in the field.

Michael and Jim through their outstanding leadership overcame various issues that were hindering the objectives of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Their experience placed them in a better place of pushing the goals of the body to the right niche.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin experienced the order of arrest from the Sheriff at night while at their house. The factor that made them faced the incident was the publication they had put in their article about the information of the grand jury proceeds.

The reason for their decision was to allow the public access the facts about the matter. The public then demanded the release of the two and they were paid a compensated after the judges dropped their cases. The two supported the agenda of promoting the human rights through the whole set of money

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are philanthropists who have contributed hugely on matters relating to the human rights in the United States.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey