One of the controversies in the United States that shook the entire nation is the pardon that President Donald Trump gave to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The court convicted sheriff Joe Arpaio for unlawfully ordering the arrest of Village Voice owners, namely Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been highly controversial throughout his career, primarily due to the way he has treated the people from the Hispanic community. In his career, he has been biased towards the people of the color and has misused his authority as the sheriff to go against the law many times.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been the face of the alternative media in the state of Arizona, and thousands of people across the country read their network of publications across the country. Before the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, Joe Arpaio was upset for the fact that Village Voice media published an article about the grand jury probe on their publications.
Joe Arpaio had been harboring vengeance against the Larkin and Lacey because they have increased the coverage in their newspapers about the high-handed tactics of the law enforcement agencies under the leadership and command of Joe Arpaio. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://thenewsversion.com/2017/08/the-fall-of-sheriff-joe-arpaio-after-jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-controversy/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested from their house in the middle of the night in a very disrespectful manner by the emergency task force of Arizona. The arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin led to the national unrest as more and more people started to realize what has happened.
The protests across the country began to spread like wildfire, and after twenty-four days, Joe Arpaio was forced to grant leave to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
However, as soon as they were arrested, they filed a lawsuit against the state and ensured that the Joe Arpaio is convicted for his crime. After the long and gruesome legal battle, the court finally gave its verdict and acquitted Larkin and Lacey due to the lack of evidence and convicted Joe Arpaio.
Recently, Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, which meant that the former sheriff wouldn’t be serving any jail time. It came as a disappointment to the people of the nation who were looking forward to the justice for Larkin and Lacey. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Facebook
One of the reasons why US President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio was that the latter supported Trump during his Presidential Election. It is a sort of return of favor that Trump did, but many political analysts consider it as the political foresight of Joe Arpaio, who probably predicted his win and found it as a way out of conviction to support him.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are relieved that Joe Arpaio lost the re-election for becoming sheriff, and the compensation of nearly $4 million they received from the state was used to create Frontera Fund.
The Frontera Fund is used to help the Hispanic community in Arizona and across the country, and provide legal assistance to the immigrants, refugees, and minorities in the region.