Larkin & Lacey: Joe Arpaio
There have been a lot of strange and controversial pardons from presidents in the history of the United States. Of course, one of the most recent being the time that Trump had issued his pardon to Joe Arpaio.
You may have heard of this person, but you may not have heard that one of the most horrible acts that had committed was him having imprisoned Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. As the owners of Village Voice, everyone was shocked when this happened to these two.
A little more than a decade ago, the MCSE agents had been knocking on the door of their homes. Of course, this took both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey by surprise.
Following the orders of Joe Arpaio, the agents had taken the two men out of their houses and had thrown them in jail charging them with disclosing the information of an investigation going on for a grand-jury.
You will see that Both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey had been working with the Village Voice Media newspaper. Jim was the executive editor for the newspaper and Michael had been the CEO of the newspaper. At some point that very same day they had published something that had been discussing the probe of a grand jury in one of their publications. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/
However, they had not known that the grand jury was investigating them. Arpaio was angry with how much attention is tactics were getting in the news. Arpaio’s Tent City along with his many different orders against the women and inmates, had been brought to the attention of the public multiple times before in publications.
Ever since the time that this man had been put into office there have been a lot of cases where the man was told what should be legally aloud and what should not be. During the 2011 year, one of the US judges had told him that him arresting immigrants just because they were suspicious was not legal grounds for them getting arrested.
Since they were not able to provide evidence of the detainee having or not having any proper status they were not aloud to do what they were doing to them. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
You will see that these types of incidents kept occurring over and over with this man. However, there was finally a lawsuit that ended up being filed against Arpaio around a decade ago. After this he was charged with having violated the rights of those who are Latino and many other immigrant groups.
However, none of this was able to stop this man. He continued on with his racial profiling of Latinos, and it seems as though no one was seeing justice served by this man.
This kept happening until the people had finally made enough noise and his abuse of power had been published by many reporters. This was the time that Michael and Jim had started with muckraking and had begun to expose Arpaio and all of the bad he had done to the public. Of course, this ended up in the two men being arrested for all of the wrong reasons.