Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two journalists who have endured the pain of working in the media industry. They have been mistreated for doing their work of informing the people and exposing the wrongs that happen in the society. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The torture they underwent under the leadership of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County was one of the worst in their lifetime. Joe Arpaio was a rogue officer who used to refer to himself as the “Toughest Sheriff in America.”
His toughness was however not objective. He used to discriminate the people based on the origin. The immigrants in the country were the most affected by the rogue activities of the Sheriff. He used to look at them from the angle of illegitimate people who had moved to the United States to make the lives of the residents hard.
Arpaio believes that the immigrants caused the financial challenges facing the country and the only solution is to eject them from the country. He led the war against immigration from the front by making sure that no immigrant was allowed in the country without the necessary documentation. In Maricopa County, many Latinos were affected by the eviction since the number of immigrants in the county was very high.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were tortured by Joe Arpaio because they had used the media outlets they owned to expose the illegal activities of the Sheriff. Joe Arpaio used to hide behind closed doors while making orders that led to harassment of the immigrants. However, this would not last forever as he would be exposed by Lacey and Larkin later.
They showed that he was the one ordering for the harassment and eviction of immigrants illegally. The eviction process was done with least respect for the rights of the people. Immigrants were arrested and placed behind bars having done nothing wrong.
Many people who were arrested were arrested just because they looked “suspicious.” This is the worst form of discrimination that can ever happen in this century. Joe Arpaio managed to do all these things under the office of the Sheriff for 24 years until he was removed from the seat after failing to win the seat in 2016. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://www.facebook.com/michael.lacey123 and http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/
After he was dethroned, it looked like he would finally face justice for the crimes he had committed but this was no longer the case. He would be pardoned by President Trump who had just gained powers. Under the US laws, presidential pardons are allowed with no question from any other authority.
President Trump supported the actions of the former sheriff, and that is how he managed to avoid sentencing for the illegalities he had committed while he was the sheriff.
For all the wrongs he committed over two decades, he never faced charges because Donald Trump saved him. Lacey and Larkin have voiced their concerns for the issue that happened in the county for the two decades Arpaio was in power. They have registered their discontentment with the action taken by president Trump.