In a long line if odious events, Sheriff Arpaio was pardoned by the leader of these great United States this past summer. It was a spectacle for all to see. President Trump justified the decision by saying that he was a good, hardworking man who was just doing what was expected of him.
All of the countless victims who Arpaio harassed and condescended, including Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, would beg to differ.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were up this guy’s butt for years, putting anti-Arpaio stories in their publications. They were justified in doing it, though, because of the fact that the man was so corrupt. People deserve to know about the corruption of a local official.
Throughout the years, the two men owned a large number of left-slanting publications all over the United States. It all started with the Phoenix New Times, a college newspaper that eventually turned into a widely read publication in their region.
The Phoenix New Times comes in print form, as well as an online version. It talks about social issues, as well as whatever leisure events are going on in the Phoenix area.
Lacey and Larkin also own a number of websites relating to social justice news and their organization, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The Fund is an organization that uses settlement money to give monetary support to social justice causes in the Phoenix area, as well as the state of Arizona.
It helps out various intersectional groups pertaining to Latinos, the First Amendment and immigrants. On the organization’s website, there is a current stream of news about these issues.
Lacey and Larkin are liberal and anti-Trump—the opposite of Sheriff Arpaio. Arpaio is more on the conservative end of things and is an avid supporter of Trump. This may be one of the reasons why Trump let him off the hook of justice. Arpaio has also been involved in the birther movement—a movement of people who claim that Obama wasn’t born here and that his birth certificate should be questioned.
Arpaio also went after supposed illegal aliens—a situation that turned into a prejudicial hunt for Latinos. The racist nature of this hunt lead to a situation where judges on the higher levels of government told Arpaio to quit his antics. He refused to quit the bullshit. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
As a result he was put on the cusp of having the iron fist of justice served to him. That fist of justice was shattered when the president offered him the loathsome pardon in 2017.
By now, Arpaio is no longer a sheriff. In fact, he is setting his sights on getting involved with the state government in Arizona.
We can only imagine what bullshit he will try to pull, next. It is quite clear that he wants to be a mover and shaker, since he wants to get involved in the state government. Perhaps he will attempt to change the state’s laws to fit the interests of people like himself.