As more and more evil saturates this earth, we all need the courage to take a stand against tyranny and oppression. It is when we stand up together against these atrocities, we have a chance of stopping evil from spreading. If we succeed, we may even make this world more positive for our children. Two people who are taking a stand for their fellow man and stopping evil are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
The main person that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are taking a stand against is Sheriff Joe Arpaio from the Maricopa County. Arpaio calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff” and with good reason.
Arpaio is known nationwide for his strong stance against illegal immigrants in the state of Arizona. You may view this strong stance as a good thing, it may even seem honorable to you, but we should all agree that certain methods are evil. I would suggest to you, that the methods Sheriff Arpaio uses are indeed evil.
One report that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin uncovered shows that Sheriff Joe Arpaio stormed a Latino home because he believed it was functioning as a drug headquarters. It is not wrong to search out these things, what is wrong was that Sheriff Joe Arpaio did not have sufficient evidence to make this call.
In other words, Arpaio was going out on a hunch. It turned out that Arpaio’s hunch was indeed wrong and the family was innocent. Rather than just apologizing, he forced the family to leave their home and burned to their house to the ground.
Another atrocity that Sheriff Arpaio is guilty of is the death of an unborn child. A pregnant Latino was brought to his jail cells, and while she was there, she complained of abdominal pain.
All she wanted to do was see a Doctor. Sheriff Joe Arpaio denied her the ability to see an American Doctor, and she had a third-trimester miscarriage right there in the jail cell. To show how heartless Arpaio is, he would not even allow her to go to the funeral.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were furious when they heard this. Using their media channels, they reported this crime on the Phoenix New Times. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was angry they reported these things and decided he would silence them.
He stormed their homes illegally in the middle of the night and hauled them off to jail once they refused to give him the evidence they had against him.
This illegal detention made headline news across the nation, and the pressure was so strong that Arpaio had to release them. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and https://about.me/jim_larkin
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would win a settlement against the Maricopa County for $3.75 million. This money was used to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund continue to fight and reverse the evils that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has done especially since Donald Trump has now pardoned him. They continue to financially support Latino and Hispanic program.