Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin deserve the full support of the American people. They have taken a stand against the evil and tyranny that Sheriff Joe Arpaio was enacting through the Maricopa County Police Department on to the Hispanic community. It is because of people like them, that we may be able to stem the tide of evil and leave this world in a better condition than how we received it.
Michael and Jim often find themselves at ends with Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Joe Arpaio has crowned himself with the title “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” The reason he refers to himself in that way is because he has taken a very strict line concerning immigration in the state of Arizona. At first, this sounds very noble, until you realize the atrocities he has done to make that happen.
On the smaller side of evil, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin discovered that Sheriff Joe Arpaio was guilty of laundering money through the police department, purposefully stacking the department with the racist police officers, and creating jail cells that routinely ended up with Hispanics dying.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also reported on the time that Sheriff Joe Arpaio burned an innocent family’s house to the ground. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was raiding the home because he believed a cache of drugs and weapons were present. When it turned out that he was wrong, he lit the home on fire and allowed the family’s pets to perish inside the raging inferno.
Another incident that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported on was how Sheriff Joe Arpaio allowed an unborn child to die in his jail cell. A woman, who was a Latino, was eight months pregnant when she was placed in Arpaio’s jail cell. She began to complain of abdominal pain and bleeding of the vagina, but Arpaio would not allow a doctor to see her. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
This resulted in the death of her unborn child. To show just how black his heart was, Arpaio refused to allow her to attend the funeral.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin used their media outlet the Phoenix New Times to report on these awful atrocities. When Joseph Arpaio heard the solid evidence that Lacey and Larkin had against him he decided he would have to quiet them.
Under the cover of darkness, he would roll up to their homes with his thug squad. Sheriff Joe Arpaio threat and that is Lacey and Larkin did not hand over the evidence he would take him to his jail cells and leave them there to rot. When they refused to hand over the evidence, he illegally detained them.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would win a settlement against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for $3.75 million. This money was used to start Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
Ever since Donald Trump pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Frontera Fund has been used to reverse the many different evils that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is committing on a daily basis.