Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the most controversial officials of his kind. First announced in early 2018, the self-declared toughest sheriff in America’s corrections system has been pardoned by President Donald Trump. Here is the backstory that led to his arrest in the first place.
The long-serving sheriff who has served Arizona for decades got into trouble when first, he promoted racism in corrections facilities. Termed as racial profiling, the judge in charge of the Arizona state found him guilty of the allegations.
Therefore, Joe Arpaio was set to show his face in court and answer for his crimes. However, Joe Arpaio disregarded the court order. Described as ignoring the court’s instructions, Arpaio’s sins began to emerge. Apparently, he pushed the hands of the judge into digging further into his case.
That is when Arpaio’s case against Lacey and Larkin emerged. On one fine evening, Lacey and Larkin, in their homes, of course, different homes within Arizona saw black USV’s approaching. They were ambushed and forced out of their homes into the police department.
Like ordinary people, they questioned the reasons for their arrest. However, no response was given by the men who arrested them. Therefore, they were left in the hands of the justice department. Apparently, Sherriff Joe Arpaio was the man behind their arrest. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/press/ and http://james-larkin.com/
The longtime sheriff has facilitated the arrest of Lacey and Larkin based on a storyline they worked on. This story was in light of Joe’s misconducts while working as an officer in Maricopa County Jail. As the articles stated, Joe Arpaio was racist to the point of arresting immigrants for no apparent reason. That was the beginning of all his problems.
From that accusation, Joe Arpaio was sentenced for a hearing in which, he was instructed not to arrest immigrants based on their races but their mistakes. Surprisingly, the immigrants he detained had not even broken the law.
Well, Lacey and Larkin were released after a riot session from their fan base. According to their fans and even the justice department, the duo had not broken the law by highlighting Joe’s misgivings. In fact, they were only trying to save the community from his character.
Now, that caused a huge rift between Arpaio and the justice department as there were now many cases based on his dislike on particular people. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
When Arpaio was finally arrested and scheduled for a court hearing, he absconded the hearing. He was now becoming rude to the justice department, a move that shocked many. But recently, President Donald Trump pardoned him.
This was the most surprising move. Describing him as a man who has worked hard to prevent crime in Arizona and bar immigrants from penetrating into their land, Donald Trump said that he is a hard-working man. Of course, this move did not please most people.
Lacey and Larkin are some of the people. The duo has categorically stated that they are not pleased and that the move by Trump is seriously troubling to most people.