Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a cruel demon who should have been locked up long ago. We all should applaud and honor Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin for showing his vile acts to the world.
It is true, President Trump pardoned him, but we can be grateful that many more people are stepping forward to sue him for his crimes against humanity.
If you are in any doubt about how evil Sheriff Joe Arpaio is, let me show you a few things discovered by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
The first thing they discovered was how Sheriff Joe Arpaio used totalitarian tactics to cover his own mistakes. One great example is when he sent his squad to raid a home he believed was a weapons cache. They came to find out that they had picked the wrong home. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://james-larkin.com/press/
However, Arpaio couldn’t let that go public, so instead, they burned the house to the ground. Now they did let the family out. However, they forced the family’s pets back inside and let them die in the inferno. When the homeowners flipped out, the officers just laughed at them.
The second thing Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin discovered was how brutal Sheriff Joe Arpaio was to the Hispanic inmates in his cells. As Lacey and Larkin looked over the records, they found an alarming rate of alleged “suicides” in the Hispanic population.
As they looked further, they found that the results of the autopsies stated that there seemed to be a struggle before the hanging.
Even worse, they found a story about a pregnant woman who was denied medical care, and because of that denial, she lost the baby. Even more heartbreaking, Sheriff Joe Arpaio tried to file an order that would ban her from seeing her dead baby before the funeral.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin discovered this and made everything public. As the national outrage grew against Arpaio, the wicked sheriff decided to respond with his same old fascist tactics.
He broke into the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin with an illegally obtained warrant and tried to haul them off to jail in the cover of night.
The whole ordeal would result in a lawsuit against the Maricopa County where Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would win $3.75 million. This money started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and now supports other non-profits fighting for immigrant rights.