President of USA has offered pardon to many people in the state. The pardon of the former sheriff, Arpaio has worried many people due to the misdeeds that he carried out while in office. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are some of the people who complained about the illegal arrest by Arpaio.
The Latino community suffered in the hands of Arpaio due to racial profiling. Lacey and Larkin were taken to prison by the officers from the county after Arpaio ordered for their arrest. The two journalist owned their newspaper which they used to publish the misdeeds in the county of Maricopa under the leadership of Arpaio. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/
Lacey and Larkin were working for Phoenix New Times when the Arpaio became disgusted by their exposure of grand jury. The journalists had been investigating that actions of the sheriff since he took office in 1992.
The sheriff arrested them, and they put in separate jails. The members of the public were informed of the arrest .they went to the streets to call for the release of the journalists.
Lacey and Larkin went to court and sued Arpaio for illegal arrest the judge found Arpaio guilty, and he ordered him to pay $3.75 million to the journalists. Many people have accused Arpaio of the injustices that he committed as the county Sherriff. He was judged in 2011 for failing to appear in court for hearing of the cases against him.
He was also found guilty of crimes he committed to the public in 2017. The crimes that he committed started in 1993 just a year after he took over the leadership of the county. He created a tent city where many prisoners lost their lives.
The inmates were tortured in the concentration camp. Many prisoners committed suicide to evade the beatings and torture in the prisons. The Tent city was closed in 2017.arapio was judged with violation of justice of the prisoners, and he was supposed to remain behind bars for many years. He was supposed to be sentenced for contempt of court.
Sherriff Arpaio found favor in the hands of the president Trump. The president ensured that the fan base was happy by pardoning Arpaio. The pardon was granted due to the political experience of Arpaio. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
He has been supporting Trump since he started campaigning for the seat of a president. Many people felt that justice had not been served since a criminal who should have remained in bars had been released. Among the people who were affected by the pardon is Lacey and Larkin.
The journalists were well aware of the actions of Arpaio since took over the leadership of Maricopa County.
Larkin and lacey covered all the actions and published them in their newspaper. The pardon from the president failed the many people who suffered under his leadership. Lacey and Larkin were humiliated, and their rights were violated by the Sherriff.
Many people lost their loved ones in prisons. Many non-profit organizations have been disgusted by the move taken by the president. They have risen to express their disappointment on Arpaio’s pardon.