Sheriff Joe Arpaio And The Arrests Of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey
Two of the most racist men in America have teamed up to break the laws of the United States of America.
One of them is named Donald Trump and the other one is famously called Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And this all stems from a contempt charge that the sheriff earned while enforcing racist policies in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were working in executive positions for Village Voice Media when they exposed the racist Sheriff’s actions. They helped publish a litany of articles in the Phoenix New Times which illustrated inhumane conditions at the Maricopa County jail and racial profiling being perpetrated by the sheriff’s department.
A federal court ordered Sheriff Joe and his office to stop profiling Latinos. The sheriff’s department was famous for pulling over anybody that looked Latino in order to hunt down “illegal immigrants.”
Firstly, it is outside of the jurisdiction of a state law enforcement agency to enforce immigration laws. Secondly, it is unconstitutional to pull somebody over simply based on the color of their skin.
The federal court held the sheriff in contempt when he defied the orders. He was found guilty and a sentencing hearing was set. That’s when blatantly racist Donald Trump saved the day for the corrupt sheriff. Learn more about Jim Michael and Michael Lacey: https://thenewsversion.com/2018/03/larkin-lacey-speak-happened-joe-arpaio/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted in federal court which allowed the president to issue a pardon for the contempt charge. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was forced to admit guilt in court before receiving the pardon. It’s a shame that he was not able to spend any time in jail as he believed in the “strict enforcement” of the letter of the law.
Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio showed incredibly racist tendencies while defying the laws of the United States of America together. One continues to serve as president and the other one walks free. And Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a long history of horrible and inhumane abuses of power.
The stories of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are absolutely heartbreaking. They were arrested in the middle of the night by the Sheriff’s Department at their own homes.
They were thrown into jail and spent 24 days behind bars before being released and filing a lawsuit. They won $3.7 million worth of damages against the Sheriff’s Department which the taxpayers of Arizona paid for.
The two first amendment advocates used the money to open up nonprofit organizations to help Latinos in the Maricopa County area as a way to thumb their noses at the racist former sheriff.
Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Speak Out on Trump Pardon of Arpaio | Phoenix New Times