I am disheartened to see that Joseph Arpaio, who was the former Sheriff of the Maricopa County Police Department, is not facing justice for all the crimes that he has committed. I am even more disheartened to see that he is considering a senatorial run for a seat in the state of Arizona.
To see a man like that not only not pay for his crime but rather have a thriving life in the public sphere makes my soul wither and my heart cry. I am glad to see that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are doing all in their power to make sure Joseph Arpaio’s victims receive justice.
While Joseph Arpaio was Sheriff of the Maricopa County Police Department, he committed an untold amount of evil against the Hispanic community.
The first evil was creating a local Police Department that was geared to racially profile the Hispanic community. This was accomplished by firing all previous police officers on staff and then re-staffing the Police Department with officers who were more than willing to let their racial biases show.
The second evil was the time when Joseph Arpaio ordered an innocent family’s home to be burned down to the ground because he wrongly raided the home looking for drugs.
The third evil was another time when Joseph Arpaio allowed an unborn baby to die. This occurred when a woman, who had been detained earlier that day, began complaining of bleeding from her lady parts and pain in her abdomen. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
The guards were informed that she had not felt the baby move and she needed a doctor. Rather than being concerned, they laughed. Unfortunately, because of their error, the child died. To show how cruel Sheriff Joe Arpaio is he refused to allow her to even go to the child’s funeral.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported on these atrocities, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio came under heavy scrutiny. He decided it would be best to get out from under the microscope by obtaining the evidence that Lacey and Larkin had. To obtain this evidence, he would get his hands on an illegal warrant and unlawfully burst into their homes.
This illegal assault would end up as a settlement where Lacey and Larkin were rewarded with $3.75 million which was then used to begin the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This non-profit opposes the Senatorial run of Joseph Arpaio.
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