Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have shared their insights about the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, considered by many as the worst sheriff to take office in the United States.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are currently voicing out their opposition to the decision of President Donald Trump, stating that giving pardon to someone like Joe Arpaio is not a good idea because of the violations that the latter made, especially with the migrant population.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin shared their insights on Front Page Confidential, a new media company which they co-founded. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/michael-lacey and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
In 2007, armed men broke into the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. It happened at night, and it happened so fast. They were taken to jail, as instructed by Joe Arpaio, and their hands were handcuffed the whole time.
The jails where they were brought in are located in two different areas, and there was confusion in the minds of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin as to why they are being arrested. Joe Arpaio later revealed that the reason for their arrest is because of an article that they published, leaking some important information about the decision of the jury in a case filed against Joe Arpaio himself. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were both officers of the Phoenix New Times when they were arrested. Michael Lacey works as the executive editor, while Jim Larkin serves as the chief executive officer. The two denied the accusations that they are leaking any confidential information. They stated that what they wrote is about the probe of the jury regarding Joe Arpaio’s case.
The information is readily available and not confidential, according to the two. However, the truth behind the accusation is that Joe Arpaio set it all up because he is already tired of reading negative things about him and his case, and it was Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who are always writing negative stuff about him. He later pointed out that since he became the Maricopa County Sheriff in 1992, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin never stopped writing negative articles about him.
The people of Phoenix hated Joe Arpaio so much, accusing him of creating tent cities for migrants where they were left in harsh conditions and even death. He is also accused of racial profiling, and many witnesses are claiming that he is targeting everyone except the whites.
A case was filed against Joe Arpaio because of his continuous contempt, and he was later convicted by the court. Meanwhile, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s case was dismissed, and they were awarded over $3 million. They used the money to initiate the Frontera Fund and focused on helping the migrants who are crossing the border.
Everything is perfectly fine for Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, but after the reports that President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, they wanted to write a letter ordering Joe Arpaio to be convicted again.