One of the most disgusting human beings that is currently in power is Sheriff Joseph Arpaio in the Maricopa County of Arizona. This man is known throughout the nation for being a racist who is biased against the Hispanic population that makes up his portion of the United States. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and https://about.me/jim_larkin
While there are people out there who applaud him for his stance on immigration reform, I cannot help but shake my head when they hear of all the atrocious things he has done.
One family tells the story of how he took justice and his own hands to the point of harming their family. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio for whatever reason only known to him believe that a Hispanic home in the Maricopa County was in allegiance with a local drug gang. He believed this house was acting as a transportation center between drop-off points.
He entered the home to search it with a SWAT team but found no drugs present. Without any evidence he cannot state that this family had committed this crime. However, in his got he was sure they were guilty. Because of that, he took flame torches and broke down their walls and set fire inside the drywall. This resulted in the entire house being set aflame.
There is also a story told about how Sheriff Joseph Arpaio allowed his security guards to beat several Hispanic men to the point they die because of the wounds. The security guards in the prison stated that the Hispanic men were not complying with their orders. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio agreed to use excessive force. To add insult to injury, he denied the Hispanic men the ability to see a doctor.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have taken it upon themselves to report on these atrocities. They have used the New Front Page Confidential to make the world aware of what Sheriff Joseph Arpaio is doing.
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio wanted to silence these two men and try to illegally arrest them and demanded that they shut down their media business. When this failed, he tried to sue the 9 million readers for having an opinion about his actions.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would fight back against these injustices. After Sheriff Joseph Arpaio illegally came into their homes and help them at gunpoint they knew something had to be done. They would go through a grueling battle in court where they would ultimately when a $3.75 million settlement.
They set this money aside to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This fund has been used to help the victims of Sheriff Joseph Arpaio.
There is a story of a woman who lost her child because Sheriff Joseph Arpaio refused to let her see a doctor. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin used the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to pay for the funeral can hold a celebration of life in that child’s honor. It is the hope of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin that Sheriff Arpaio will one day be behind bars.