Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have addressed their concerns about the president Trump’s pardon on Joe Arpaio. Sheriff Joe Arpaio had is well known for the misdeeds that he carried out while in office. The sheriff disappointed many civil societies.
The action was taken by the president has created humiliation in the country. The victims of Joe Arpaio have been disappointed by the action. The victims felt that the policies in the state are divisive.
Larkin and Lacey are the victims of the vengeful acts that were carried out by the sheriff. The journalist has opened their minds after the pardon from the president. They were arrested by the sheriff for revealing some of the scandals that were evident in his office.
The journalists were serving at Phoenix New Times during their arrest. Lacey commented that are exhibited himself as a moron through the pardon. He concluded that the association of Arpaio and is a similitude of a marriage of two corrupt administrators. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
Michael Lacey described the sheriff as a dictator who led with racism and torture. Many people who were jailed in his term lost their lives due to tortures. The jail conditions were not favorable for a human being. He created a tent city where the inmates were tortured inhumanly.
Many inmates committed suicide while others were beaten to death. Rape cases were many and children were forced to have sex. Sheriff Arpaio was also accused of stealing $100 million through corruption the lawsuit termed as Melendres v. Arpaio found him guilty of mistreating Latinos, and he was supposed to be sentenced to death.
Lacey was disgusted by the president and expressed that the judicial failed in executing their roles. Arpaio should be kept behind bars.
Michael Lacey felt that it seems Arpaio could have escaped the punishment even without the involvement of the president. Arpaio who turned 85 has escaped the punishment for the tortures, sexual abuses, and deaths.
Lacey noted that many people were left desperate through the reckless behavior of Arpaio. Lacey and Larkin were kept behind bars in 2007 during the reign of Arpaio. Larkin was serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Village Voice Media during his arrest.
Lacey was working as the senior editor of the organization. The cases that Arpaio escaped include the misuse of office power, racial discrimination, and illegal arrest. The misdeeds were being tracked by Larkin and Lacey.
Larkin and Lacey published the outcome of their investigation in one of their publication. The publication hurt the Arpaio, Larkin observed that the revelation was like a thorn to Arpaio. The two journalists were arrested at midnight at their homes.
Larkin and Lacey had also published a dirty game of real estate business that was being played by Arpaio and his wife. The information hurt the sheriff, and it might have incited their arrest in 2007.
The citizens who were loyal to Larkin and lacey poured into the street to express their disappointment with the arrest of Larkin and Lacey. The court was forced to release them, and they were compensated with $3.75 for illegal arrest.