Sheriff Joe Arpaio is an outlaw in the eyes of people with more liberal views. He is seen as someone who goes past what he is entitled to do and breaks the law. Even though news about him was publicized nationwide, many people may not know who Sheriff Arpaio is.
Sheriff Arpaio is no spring chicken—he is an 85 year old man who has been working in law enforcement for decades. He has been accused of a vast number of injustices in the criminal justice system under his watch. People in jails were denied medication while others were restrained in deadly ways. There seemed to be more “suicides” than usual as people were found hung in cells.
Arpaio went after individuals who fought against his agenda. Many of the people who fell victim to his smear tactics include critics, opponents and the state general. Even President Obama fell victim to Arpaio as the legitimacy of his birth certificate was questioned.
A class action was taken out on Sheriff Arpaio, called Melendres vs Arpaio. In this suit, Arpaio was being busted for racially profiling Latinos to a horrific extent. He would stop Latinos, arrest them, detain them and check their citizenship statuses. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
This was a major waste of time for all of the Latinos involved, especially the large amounts of them who were citizens. As one could imagine, it must have been a huge inconvenience to go through that process. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/ and http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/
One of the ideas behind Melendres v. Arpaio is that it is unreasonable to profile all Latino people. It’s ludicrous to think that every Latino is an “illegal alien” when so many of them are citizens, and when so many Latinos naturally live in the American states that border Mexico. Some Latinos from foreign lands are natural born citizens, as in the case of Puerto Ricans.
In 1992, Sheriff Arpaio took office as sheriff after having been a Drug Enforcement Administration official. From the start, he partook in brazen tactics to embarrass prisoners and keep them on their toes.
In 1993, Arpaio set up a “tent city” for prisoners due to the fact that the local jails were overcrowded. The conditions were not very good in these tent cities.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin
Lacey and Larkin have been following the activities of Sheriff Arpaio for many years. Through constant patience, strength and perseverance, they have put up with persecution to dish out the truth on “America’s toughest sheriff.”
They are not that young themselves, appearing to be somewhere at the end of middle age or older in more recent pictures.