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Lacey and Larkin’s Battle for the First Amendment

On Friday April 6th, veteran newspaper founder, writer, and half of the duo that began the infamous Backpage, Micheal Lacey, was set to celebrate his wedding at his home in Paradise Valley. Just as festivities were commencing, FBI agents stormed the Lacey residence, in what would be said was an invasion fit for the likes of a serial killer or organized crime leader, and not of a 48 year veteran of the newspaper industry. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter

The other half of Backpage, Jim Larkin, also faced federal raids and arrest on the same day, along with Lacey, and a home owned by Lacey in Sedona was raided as well. The duo faced a federal indictment due to Backpage’s support of their Adult listings section, which has been said by critics to be nothing more than a ‘online brothel’.

The indictment included 93 separate counts, and involved seven names, though Lacey and Larkin were the only two made public initially. In addition to the indictments, raids, and arrests, the FBI also took down Backpage’s online residence.

Paul Cambria, Lacey’s criminal defense attorney, blatantly labeled the federal shutdown of Backpage as direct journalistic censorship. Cambria, who once represented Hollywood Hustler founder, and porn mogul Larry Flint, has a long history of defending clients who’s First Amendment rights have been infringed.

On the 9th of April, the indictment was made available online, and included not only the names of Lacey and Larkin, but several Backpage Executives. it was also revealed that Scott Spear, John Brunst, and Jim Larkin were charged with money laundering, while Spear and Larkin also faced facilitating prostitution and conspiracy charges. There are no sex trafficking charges mentioned.

This information is pertinent considering the allegations of Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain, chair holder of a place on the Arizona Governor’s Human Trafficking Council and staunch opposer of Backpage.

In speaking to the Arizona Republic following the indictments, McCain was said to be overjoyed by the news of the shutdown, and said she had heard that Backpage offices had been raided and the website had been shutdown without providing a source for her information.

In the same interview, McCain says both herself and others had urged Lacey and Larkin to change their ways, but that the two had ‘wanted no part of it’. McCain has long advocated that Backpage ‘sold children for sex’ without any kind of evidence to support her claims, comparing consensual adult prostitution with child sex trafficking. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Village Voice Media | Wikepedia

This is not be the first time that Lacey, Larkin, and the McCains have crosses paths, however. While Lacey and Larkin owned the Phoenix New Times, a paper they had launched in 1970 as college dropouts, the news outlet had repeatedly reported on the McCain’s misdeeds.

One such article, a 2000 cover story named ‘Haunted by Spirits’ details Senator McCain’s reliance on his wife’s inherited fortune from her father’s distributorship for Anheuser-Busch.

Another, the ’94 release ‘Opiate for the Mrs.’ detailed Cindy McCain’s addiction to Vicodin and Percocet, and the allegation that she had been using her own non-profit, American Voluntary Medical Team, an organization setup to fly doctors and supplies to third world and war torn countries, as a personal pharmacy.

With this information brought to light, it’s easy to see how Lacey and Larkin, and all of the Backpage indictments, could be nothing more than a morally corrupt senator’s wife vying for revenge.

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Adam Milstein Wears Many Hats

Adam Milstein is the Co-Founder of the Adam and Gila Family Foundation which he co-founded with his wife, Gila. The foundation offers charitable and humanitarian services to a wide range of establishments to support the Jewish people, Israel as a state and the relationship between the United States and Israel. He is as well a managing partner with Hager Pacific Properties where he oversees the finances, disposition, and management of property at the firm. Adam Milstein has been vocal on issues that affect people adversely especially those based on religion like in the case of radical Muslims who were focused on abolishing and delegitimizing Israel. He was in the forefront to condemn the actions by Radical Muslims of stoning women, killing gays, walking over on minority and human rights as well as despising feminism. With these actions, the few that are involved tarnish the whole Muslim community which is not good for that religion as a whole. Adam Milstein wonders how radical leftists allow such things to happen which fails to help identify the real Muslims and the radicals. He is as well offended by the reference of his home state, Israel as a white supremacist by some students at Tufts University. Israel as well seems to be under siege as New York University seems to share similar sentiments.

Adam Milstein on his part advocates for a good relationship between the United States and Israel and therefore does not understand where the issue of anti-Semitism hails from and why people cannot co-exist irrespective of their origin. The issue of racism and religion seems to have become rampant which is one of Adam Milstein’s concern as the radical Muslims are determined to interfere with the peace of the Jewish people’s homeland; Israel. In that case, he condemns these kinds of premeditated actions which are likely to stir conflicts among religions and people from various origins. Being a Co-Founder of the Israeli-American Council, he is best placed to advocate for peace and bring to an end such actions that deform the relationship that exists between the two states. He is a holder of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business and economics which means he understands what some kind of actions would do to a state economically.