The USA citizens have witnessed several pardons by a sitting president. The recent pardon of the former sheriff, Arpaio surprised many people. The sheriff is known to have violated a lot of human rights while serving in Maricopa County.
Arpaio was charged in 2017 for the crimes that he committed. President Trump pardoned him before being sent to jail. The victims of Arpaio’s injustices were outraged.
Lacey and Larkin were hurt on receiving the news that Arpaio had been pardoned. The founders of Phoenix News Times renowned for their contributions in fighting for justice. The two journalists understand how Arpaio conducted the misdeeds the county, Sherriff. Lacey and Larkin investigated the crimes in the Maricopa County since Arpaio took over the leadership in 1992. The outcome of the investigation was published in their newspaper.
They found out that the prisoners were being tortured in the prisons. Some of them opted to commit suicide due to disastrous beatings in the prisons. The women were being raped, but no one could deal with the rapists. Lacey and Larkin established that the immigrants were being tortured and deported.
The exposure of the misdeeds irritated the county chief and ordered the county special unit officers to arrest them. They were hauled into a tinted car and taken to Maricopa county prisons. The members of the public were who loyal to the journalists learned about the arrest.
They rallied each other and went to the streets .they demanded the release of Lacey and Larkin. The judge let them free after 24 hours .the journalist went to court and filed a case against the violation of their rights through illegal arrest. The court ordered that the Lacey and Larkin be awarded $3.75 million. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
Lacey and Larkin still remember the actions of Arpaio. They know everything that the residents of Arizona passed through under the rule of Arpaio. Arpaio led the county for 20 years with torture and murder. They journalist have put efforts to restore justice that had been lost in the county. They founded Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund they use the money awarded by the court to run the operations of the organizations. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
Many people have been treated with justice which was not available during the reign of Arpaio. The organization has supported some organizations such as ACLU to fight for human rights. The Hispanic community has benefited from the restoration of justice in Arizona. The community has celebrated the contribution of Lacey and Larkin in fighting for justice.
The pardon of the president to Arpaio was attributed with his political connection to the government officials. Arpaio is known to have endorsed Trump for president in 2016.he was involved in the campaign trails that brought the president to power. The current administration granted him a favor by pardoning him of all the crimes that he committed.
Lacey and Larkin are remembered for their productive contributions to the society. They have enabled many people to receive fair treatment in the court of law. The immigrants have been assisted through the contribution from Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.