Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have opened their minds to the move of president Trump to pardon Sherriff Arpaio. The sheriff has been noted by many civil societies as the notorious sheriff in Maricopa County. Arpaio received a pardon from the president despite being convicted for the crimes that he committed while in office.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey noted that the president pardoned being he was being supported by the sheriff during his political campaigns. The sheriff had also supported the claimed raised by Donald Trump that Barrack Obama was not born in Hawaii. Larkin and Lacey are renowned for founding the Phoenix New Times.
The newspaper had been publishing the scandals that were being conducted in the office of Arpaio. Some of the scandals that were published by the newspaper include the deaths of the inmates through torture and inhuman conditions in the jails. The newspaper also revealed how children and women were being raped.
Sherriff Arpaio was disgusted by the publication, and he ordered that the two journalists were arrested.Larkin and Lacey were handcuffed at night by plain cloth policemen. They were transported in the unmarked tinted car to prisons. The members of the public demonstrated for their arrest .the released them due to public outcry.
Larkin and Lacey sued Arpaio for illegal arrest. The court addressed their issue, and they were awarded a settlement fee of $3.75 million. They invested the money in founding Frontera Fund. The money has been used in assisting the victims of injustice to obtain their rights.
Michael Lacey gave his response concerning president Trump. He concluded that Trump has proved to be a moron for pardoning a criminal like Arpaio. He termed the connection of Arpaio and Trump as a merger of two corrupt administrators. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been involved in fighting for the justice of immigrants for many years. They witnessed the protests of campus students in 1960s and 1970s while pursuing their education at Arizona State University. They came up with a campus newspaper so that they could express their concerns. Larkin was the CEO, and Lacey was the chief editor of the newspaper.
Michael and Jim have set a record in fighting for the rights of the immigrants. They have accomplished a lot of great works through their newspaper known as Phoenix New Times. They have also established a subsidiary newspaper of Phoenix New Times which is known as Village Voice Media.
The journalist has played an important role in enlightening the members of the public on the ills that are being carried out by the government officials. They were hurt to realize that president Trump has pardoned a person who had denied many people their constitutional rights.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin termed the move taken by president Trump as a miscarriage of justice. Lacey expressed openly that president Donald Trump and Arpaio are corrupt government officials.
They blamed the judicial system for failing to punish a criminal who forced many people to lose their lives. Arpaio was supposed to be jailed for many years.