One of the injustices that has ever happened in the United States is the pardon of former Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Arpaio is a man who committed so many crimes against immigrants living in the county. His treatment of the immigrants was so horrible that he caused the death of tens of them after he ordered their arrest and incarceration in concentration camps with horrendous conditions. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://reporterexpert.com/sheriff-arpaios-2017-criminal-conviction-clash-michael-lacey-jim-larkin/
Despite all the crimes he committed Arpaio never got to be punished. He is a free man because he frustrated any attempt to charge him while he was in office and when he finally lost the seat and looked like he was to face justice, he was given a presidential pardon by President Trump.
Despite all the crimes the he committed, the only charge he faced was contempt of court. In what was described as “a failure in the justice system” by one journalist in Arizona known as Michel Lacey. Instead of being held for the real crimes that he committed when he was the sheriff, only mediocre charges were pressed against him.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the founders a newspaper known as the Phoenix New Times. This is a newspaper that they used to expose all the illegalities that were being done by Arpaio.
The two were not in good terms with the sheriff since he detested anyone who had the nerves of challenging him. They were never cowered by the authority he possessed, they condemned him so aggressively that he became the point of attention in the whole country.
In 20017, they would face the same injustices which they accused him of when he ordered for their arrest. Arpaio sent his officers to their homes at the middle of the night who arrested them and placed them in jail overnight.
They were released the following morning after huge protestation from the people and other media outlets. The step taken by Arpaio was against the rights of the people to speak and express their opinion freely.
Lacey and Larkin are drop outs of the Arizona State University. They took a camps paper in the 1960s and made a national sensation. They established Village Voice Media which at the height of its publication was producing 17 newspapers. They later sold the company in 2013.
Arpaio was elected the sheriff of Maricopa County for the first time in 1992. He lost the seat in 2017 after winning 6 consecutive elections. He is a former Drug Enforcement Administration. He used be known as the America’s Toughest Sheriff. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Twitter
Joe Arpaio was a brutal in dealing with the immigrants such that he never allowed them an opportunity to present their case. He was the accuser and the judge. Many immigrants were mistreated and beaten. In fact, tens of them lost their lives from the torture that occurred.
The “Tent City” is a concentration camp that was used to carry out most of the injustices which happened during his time.
The concentration camp was established illegally. The mistreatment that happened back then will remain in the minds and hearts of the affected immigrants and their families for many years.