Abusing from someone, be it physically, morally, politically, name it, could be a direct assault on that person’s civil and human rights.
According to the constitution of the United States, issued and developed since the independence of the nation from the U.K., every citizen of the country has the same basic rights that define what they can and can’t do, and what can’t be legally done to them. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
With that in mind, it is important that you raise your voice when you realize someone might be suffering or has suffered from some sort of abuse to their civil and human rights.
You are not obliged to do something yourself to stop it, but you can call organizations that defend these rights and can help the victim while also exposing the aggressor.
That has happened when the entrepreneurs and journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested illegally when law enforcers breached into their houses and took them to jail.
These law enforcers did not have a warrant and the two journalists were obliged to spend 24 hours in that cell. However, it would’ve been more, if it weren’t for the help of organizations that raised awareness of the incident and provoked a national outcry.
It all happened in Texas, when the Sheriff Joe Arpaio decided that he needed to imprison the duo because of the fear that they would investigate his past. When it all happened, the Sheriff intended for them to spend more than 24 hours in the prison, but the County that they were arrested at released them with a settlement money of millions of dollars.
What to Do When You Know Someone Who Suffered or Is Suffering Abuse
Because of the participation of organizations that fight for these rights and defend victims of legal abuse, many cases like the one of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have provoked political actions against the aggressors.
When the media starts knowing about what happened to the victim, it is much easier to get justice and prevent further crimes from happening.
Because of that reason, it is important that anyone who sees this sort of abuse, where the citizen’s civil and human rights are not respected, calls the authorities and warn these institutions, like “The Advocates for Human Rights” and the “Amnesty International USA.”
When you warn these authorities and law enforcers, you are ensuring that the United States will have more people fighting for what is correct.