Let me paint the picture of an evil man for you, and you can tell me what should be done about him. The evil man is Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and I am saddened that President Trump pardoned this cruel man.
However, I can be proud of people like Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who have exposed his evils to this world and continue to fight him through the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.
Sheriff Arpaio is known for the terror that he has forced upon the Maricopa County in the state of Arizona. This fascist has done everything he can to silence free speech and to eliminate the Hispanic disease that he sees in the state of Arizona. Here are a few of the stories.
It has been found out that Sheriff Arpaio has ordered his police force, which he views as his private military, to eradicate the Hispanic problem from Arizona by any means necessary. It was very clear to the officers and guards what he meant. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: https://angel.co/michael-lacey-3 and https://michael-lacey.com/press/
The guards would routinely refuse to clean jail cells that were reserved for Hispanics only. The whole thing was that they could put these Hispanics in these jail cells, let them get sick, and then deny the medical care so that they die.
The most heart-wrenching story where this ever happened was with a woman who was eight months pregnant and lost her baby because Sheriff Arpaio would not give her medical attention. To add evil to cruelty, Sheriff Arpaio denied her the right to see her dead baby before it’s funeral.
These jail cells are so horrendous that many Hispanics have died from being in there. While the official report is that they are suicides, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin found at the autopsies reported that many of these so-called “suicides: had additional help from the guards.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also reported on a time when Sheriff Arpaio believed that there was a weapons cache inside a Hispanic home. He raided the house only to find that there was nothing there.
The problem was that he had no warrants to go into the home. Rather than admitting his mistake, he burnt the house to the ground. Now to his credit, he did let the people live, but he forced their animals to go back inside and burn alive while the residents screamed for their animals to be let free.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s Change of Motive – Their Altruistic Side
When Joe Arpaio’s reign of terror in Arizona was at its peak Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were there, standing up against Joe Arpaio and his racist agenda. They were using their newspaper as a medium to the residents of Maricopa County, the county that employed Arpaio as Sheriff.
Arpaio’s legitimacy as Sheriff was called into question on multiple occasions; he was accused of intimidating his political opponents. Arpaio’s injustices don’t only restrict themselves to the political process. He was also known for mistreating prisoners and harassing immigrants.
One occasion of Arpaio’s racial profiling led to a 70 million dollar bill footed by the citizens of Maricopa County. When Arpaio arrested Orega Melendres, he arrested a Mexican citizen who was in the country vacationing legally. This led to major problems for Maricopa County.
Arpaio also arrested Michael Lacey and Jim Larking, resulting in a 3.75 million dollar settlement for the journalists.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin now run Front Page Confidential. This paper is working even harder to expose corrupt politicians. Joe Arpaio has been mentioned quite often in this paper as well. This time Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are attempting to stop Arpaio’s attempts at Congress.
Another organization created by Larkin and Lacey post-Arpaio ordeal is called The Frontera Fund. Along with charities like the ACLU, The Frontera Fund is working to change the lives of immigrants along the border. Border states are notorious for their nationalism, resulting in a xenophobic attitude towards immigrants. The Frontera Fund hosts educational programs like Can The Border Divide Us?, assisting in informing people about the truths of the immigration process.
Lacey and Larkin decided to help immigrants because they share a common enemy in Joe Arpaio. Now that Joe Arpaio is out of local office, The Frontera Fund can make a positive change in the community.