The Appraisal of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin of President Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio
There are things in life that people are passionate about, and they will put their life and blood in it. It’s hard to argue with these people because it’s almost like their souls are what’s pushing them in, and not just their bodies. That’s how much passion they have.
Two of the examples of these passionate people are Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, who right now are facing some of the most challenging and stirring events in their life, and a cause of this event is the pardon of the President Donald Trump for Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is Maricopa County’s Former Sheriff.
The History of the Tragedy
We may be able to start the story of how Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey first had to encounter this interesting legal case by going back to July of last year, which is the conviction of Joe Arpaio. The conviction came from the fact that Joe Arpaio didn’t follow the court procedures sanctioned by a federal judge, thereby accusing him of contempt. This contempt of court sprang from the 2007 Racial Profiling case that was filed against Joe Arpaio for the illegal arrest that he has done for the two journalists in the middle of the night. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/
We should also remember that this illegal arrest happened when one night Sheriff Joe Arpaio went inside the houses of the two journalists and illegally arrested them, thereby causing a lot of intrusion to the journalists’ human and civil rights. There was also enough evidence to show that the Sheriff only did this because he was suspecting two journalists of doing illegal activities, most specifically those involving promotion of immigration rights.
The Brutal Injustices
It may also be a bit relevant to say here that Joe Arpaio was also accused of a lot of heinous illegal acts, ranging from beating deaths to suicides of inmates under his term. According to an article from Phoenix New Times, Joe Arpaio was also accused of diverting the funds that he held, about more than $100 million in total jail funds. There are also hundreds of sex crime cases under his name, which involved children and whose investigations were botched because of poor investigations.
However, Joe was pardoned by the President himself, sparing him the punishment. Asked for a comment about the recent pardon of the president of the former sheriff, Larkin just said that Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio’s partnership is “a marriage of two corrupt individuals.”
Lacey is pretty stern in claiming that the Sheriff was advising torture and racism in his position as a former sheriff. He’s also blatantly strong in his accusation that the former sheriff had a long list of grim deaths and corpses under his name while he was operating the jail.
About Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
A result of the settlement of the case involving Joe Arpaio is a $3M settlement, which is now used by Lacey and Larkin to build the Frontera Fund, a non-profit that helps push for immigration rights. Lacey and Larkin aim to let the non-profit they started help make sure that each police officer should be held liable for their crimes.