Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are disappointed with the decision made by President Donald Trump to pardon Joe Arpaio. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is notorious for how he conducted himself while in office. Many civil societies were frustrated by the administration of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/
The president’s decision to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a major drawback to justice and a disappointment to the whole country. The victims of the misdeeds done by Sheriff Joe Arpaio may never receive justice as a result of this action taken by the president.
Larkin and Lacey are one of the victims who experienced unlawful acts performed by Sheriff Arpaio. After the presidential pardon, the newspapermen have decided to criticize the action taken by the president openly.
The journalists believe that it was wrong for president Trump to pardon Sheriff Joe. They had been arrested before by the Sheriff for exposing some scandalous activities which took place at the office of the Sheriff.
During the time of arrest, Larkin and Lacey were working with Phoenix New Times, a company that they founded. Larkin said that the president acted foolishly by pardoning Joe Arpaio.
He further stated that the relationship between Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio could only be compared to a marriage of two corrupt individuals.
Michael Lacey said that both president Trump and Joe Arpaio are racists, dictators, and selfish individuals. Most of the people who were jailed by Sheriff Joe lost their lives because of torture and the unfavorable jail conditions.
The story of the tent city written by Lacey and Larkin depicted the jail conditions created by Joe Arpaio as congested, dirty, and inhuman. The inmates were raped, beaten to death and the children forced to have sex.
Sheriff Arpaio was found guilty of abusing Latinos, and he was also accused of corruption. Lacey said that it is unfortunate that the president can pardon someone who has been accused of corruption and found guilty of infringing human rights.
He said that that the decision made by Trump has made the judicial unable to administer justice.
Michael Lacey said that the victims who were raped, sexually abused, tortured, killed have felt disappointed by the president. He added that Arpaio should be arrested for the misuse of office power, illegal arrest of individuals, and racial discrimination.
Lacey and Larkin had investigated the corruption that was taking place in the office of Sheriff. The story was then published in Phoenix New Time. They wrote about the corruption taking place in Sheriff’s office, the tent city, misuse of power among others.
Lacey and Larkin were arrested illegally by the sheriff for exposing the scandalous activities within his office. They also published about the corrupt real estate business conducted by sheriff’s family. Lacey and Larkin were released the following day after the public demonstrated and demanded their release.
Lacey and Larkin sued the county for the illegal arrest and were compensated with $3.75 million. The money was placed in Frontera Fund and used to fight for the rights of immigrants, Hispanics, and people whose right are violated by the government across Arizona.