Joe Arpaio caused quite a stir in the country during his tenure as the Sheriff of Maricopa County. He was responsible for several acts of discrimination against people and committed various felonies that caused an immense amount of devastation to the lives of people. In spite of all of these acts, he continued to serve as the Sheriff of Maricopa County for an incredibly long time before he was eventually convicted for all of his crimes in 2017.
However, just a month after his conviction, he was granted a presidential pardon by Donald Trump, which means that he would be let go of his crimes, and would not have to serve the prison sentence that he was previously offered. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53
This event gave rise to a significant amount of discontent and unhappiness in the minds of the people. Protests started emerging all over America who wanted Arpaio to serve for the wrongful actions that he had done.
Organizations all over the country have been emerging to come in support for the people and to extend a helping hand to the people and to aid their fight for their rights. One such organization is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, which stands as one of the biggest and most prominent organizations that have been helping the fight against Arpaio and the atrocities that were being conducted.
The reason they started an organization against Arpaio was that they were victims of his atrocities themselves. Lacey and Larkin were falsely imprisoned for an article that was released in a newspaper that they ran called the Phoenix New Times.
When the arrest was conducted, Arpaio did not have a warrant, nor were Lacey and Larkin told what they were in for, up until forty-eight hours after their release. The duo had simply written an article on Arpaio, and what he did to them was a violation of human rights and one’s right to speech and expression. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
Arpaio knew that if they wanted to make a difference and ensure that this never happened to anyone again, they would have to press a case against Arpaio, which is what they did. Even though they had a strong case, it dragged on for ten years before they were finally given a settlement of three million each, which was then used to start up the organization that is now fighting for the rights of the people, and a better government.
The presidential pardon that was offered to Arpaio may have seemed unethical, but to the President, it was because of the positive acts of patriotism that he had committed during his tenure. Furthermore, Arpaio and Trump have known each other for an incredibly long time, which would further shed light on why the pardon was granted to him, in spite of the severity and number of crimes committed.
Lacey and Larkin are planning to continue their fight against Arpaio and hopefully grant justice to the lives that have been affected because of people like him who are ruling the justice system.