Joe Arpaio is an American sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona. He was sworn into office in 1992. He once made an unrighteous verdict in the imprisonment of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The duos were the owners and executives of the Village Voice media newspaper.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested on 18th October 2007 by Maricopa County Selective Enforcement Unit agents in their homes in Phoenix, Arizona. The arrest was incited by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The two were judged and imprisoned by the sheriff under the charges from grand jury investigation.
Lacey and Larkin were arrested for revealing what was untold in the Phoenix New Times. The story in their publication unveiled how the Constitution was being violated, this in return conspired to their arrest. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
Grand jury had been investigating the duo without their knowledge. The affiliates of Joe at the attorney’s office, Maricopa county orchestrated the investigations. During the time, Latin and Lacey made a publication on the probe that was engulfing the grand jury in The Phoenix New Times.
Larkin and Lacey began airing out sheriff Joe’s odious deeds via their publications. Phoenix New Times columnist captured Joe Arpaio’s abuse of power and mismanagement of financial resources. The reports from the magazine also included how the inmates behind bars were being mistreatment and killed. They did not exclude poor predicaments of various jails.
Jim and Michael exhibited how the disbursement of cash to Frontera Fund was being made. Frontera Fund benefits and supplements to the Hispanic community. The community has been on the forefront of supporting and reinforcing the abuse of civil rights and racism in Arizona.
Lacey noted that Arpaio had arrested and detained Mexican migrants and American with brown skin. Apart from this heinous acts, he also further took part in helping towards inflicting fear for the elections that come to an end in 2014.
The bill showed one of the candidates advertising a group of ISIS terrorists crossing to Arizona from Mexico.
After spending 24 days in behind bars, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were released. They aftermath filed a case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for unlawful imprisonment against them.
Under this sue, they gave out more information about his rude and incompetent acts. In 2013, the court decided the suit of Jim and Michael to be settled for $3.7 million.