Anyone who routinely stands against evil is somebody who is worth my respect. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have dedicated their lives to oppose the awful man known as Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They have taken it upon themselves as American citizens to reveal to the public what this awful man was doing on a daily basis.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin thought the best way to inform the public of what Sheriff Joe Arpaio was doing was through various media channels. They were the owners of Village Voice Media. This Corporation was once comprised of 17 publications among which were the Phoenix News Times and the News City.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would fill their newspapers with the daily crimes the Sheriff Joe Arpaio was committing. They exposed how Arpaio took pride in humiliating his inmates by making them put on pink underwear underneath their striped jumpsuits. They also reported on how his jails routinely failed health inspections due to the moldy food and rotten fruit served in the cafeteria and the feces spread on the walls.
Lacey and Larkin also reported how Sheriff Joe Arpaio deputized several people on the streets to arrest Hispanics and Latinos so that they could bring them in and see if they were even legally here in America. Mind you, these citizens received no training whatsoever and routinely broke the law in their arrests.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also broke the story concerning what Sheriff Arpaio called his concentration camp. This was a jail that was meant to help the area of Phoenix deal with its prison population.
However, it was used by Sheriff Joe Arpaio to enact evil upon fellow human beings. In the summer, the camp often swelled to 135°F. After the inmates were sweated outside, they were brought into cells where they were savagely beaten by the security guards.
There are even tales about pregnant mothers who went into labor and, rather than being brought to the hospitals, were chained to their beds where both the mother and the child died.
Lacey and Larkin also broke the story concerning the vast money laundering going on in the Maricopa County Police Department. They showed how Sheriff Joe Arpaio was guilty of laundering over $100 million. They pointed to the fact that he had accumulated over $1.2 million of real estate on a $78,000 yearly salary.
Lacey and Larkin would reveal to the public that Sheriff Joe Arpaio was responsible for various wrongful deaths in his prison system. They showed how diabetics went into comas because they were denied the use of the medication. They showed how Army veterans were killed during a riot not by fellow prisoners but by the security guards themselves.
Lacey and Larkin were hoping that one day Arpaio would face justice. However, just a few days before his hearing, President Donald Trump pardoned this awful man and proclaimed him a hero in the United States of America. Lacey Larkin are still fighting for justice today.