For the past several years, Joe Arpaio has stood as a figure of controversy, mainly because of the numerous crimes that he committed during his tenure as the Sheriff of Maricopa County. While he was responsible for putting away criminals, he was one of them.
He invested more crimes than some of the people that he put behind bars and ensured that people got sentences for crimes that were half as brutal as compared to what he did. The only thing keeping him away from a conviction is the connections that he has.
Over the years as the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio was known for his enforcement of brutality on those belonging to the Latin American community in America.
Under the guise of a patriotic act, Joe Arpaio would regularly try to arrest those belonging to this community under the pretense of them being illegal immigrants living in the country, Arpaio managed to cause distress and concern to the lives of thousands of people all over the country. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Two people who have been known to stand up to the atrocities that Arpaio committed were Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. These two people were writers at the Phoenix New Times, a news publication in Arizona. They had released an article about Arpaio, which caught his attention, leading to their arrest, again, under a pretense. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/
Because this was something that Arpaio was known for doing, Lacey and Larkin decided that they would sue Arpaio with the hope of achieving some kind of justice.
The case ended in a settlement, which Lacey and Larkin thereon decided to use to start up their foundation that would work to seek justice for all those who have been wronged by Arpaio.
Over the years, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has played a big role in the trial that Arpaio saw. The organization knew that they would have worked hard if they wanted to bring down someone who had so much power. However, the future that the organization has been working for is something that people all over America have been yearning for.
With people like Arpaio causing so much devastation through rampant, the lives of people in America are always in danger. It is no secret that Arpaio shares a close bond with a few political and governmental leaders, which is also what has given him this immune status that he has been able to uphold for so many years.
In 2017, The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, along with thousands of supports and activities from all over the world thought that they had won as a result of the conviction that was being granted to Arpaio. However, this was only a short-term win, as he was immediately granted pardon by the President of the United States.
Granting a presidential pardon to someone like Arpaio does not bode well for minority groups in the country. Lacey and Larkin know that there can be no change if people like Arpaio are still in power, which is why they are continuing their movement against Arpaio for all the crimes that he has committed.