Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been disappointed president Trump move to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They termed the sheriff as a criminal who committed a lot of mischief in his time. Lacey and Larkin commented that Arpaio should have been allowed to serve in the county of Maricopa.sheriff coordinated crimes and corruption while serving in the office.
The operations of the police department were marred with corruption and torture of the inmates. The citizens and the prisons were not treated by the constitution.
Larkin and Lacey described ills that were conducted by the Sheriff Arpaio. The response of the two journalists has received support from many people in the state. The crimes that were organized by the sheriff were enough to sentence for many years in the prison.
President Trump pardoned him when he just about to be sentenced. The judge upheld the directives from the president to pardon Arpaio. Michael explained that the pardon was not a surprise to him. He expected that Arpaio would be a free man given that had a political connection with some officials in the government.
He noted that Arpaio had been loyal to president Trump, especially during his political campaign. He was one of the first people who support president trump in his campaigns. The loyalty has enabled Arpaio to escape the punishments. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://james-larkin.com/
Arpaio has been freed despite the crimes and corruption that was witnessed in his office. The pardon saved him from spending time in the jail.
Michael described Arpaio as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” in the history of America. Sherriff exploited the people and denied them their rights. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were tracking his activities in the county.
The corruption and the details of the crime were published by Phoenix New Times. The newspaper published the business practices so that the members of the public could get to know what was going on it the office.
The journalists were harassed by Arpaio after the publication. All the journalists were not allowed to record any information Lacey and Larkin escaped death to provide the citizens with the truth.
Larkin and Lacey published the secrets of the grand jury in the office of the sheriff. The publication landed Larkin and lacey in the prisons.
The sheriff was annoyed by the revelation of the grand jury. He ordered for the immediate arrest of the journalists the members of the public who had been informed of the corruption details when to the streets and demanded the immediate release of the journalists.
The judge was forced to release the journalist due to public demand for the release. They sued the Sherriff for violating their rights .the court found the sheriff guilty of violating the rights of the journalists and ordered the country to pay them 3.75 million dollars.
The journalist placed the money in forming an organization which assists the members of the public to obtain their rights. The group is known as Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. Larkin and Lacey have inspired the people in the society through their efforts to fight for human rights.