Joe Arpaio is considered by most of the Americans as the worst sheriff ever. He was given the position in 1992, and since he became the sheriff for Maricopa County, a lot of issues and scandals have dragged his name to the ground. The Latino community in the state of Arizona hated him the most, because of his atrocities against the Latinos living in Maricopa County.
He made a lot of controversies since the first day that he was seated to serve as the county sheriff, and two reporters from the Phoenix New Times, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, were considered as a thorn on his side because of the countless criticisms that he is receiving from the duo. Joe Arpaio projected himself to the media as a tough sheriff, showing explicit punishment for those who are inside his jail.
An infamous tent city was even built in 1993 to accommodate a lot of prisoners who can no longer fit inside the county jail.
Because of his actions, many human rights groups have asked for his suspension and even his disqualification from his post, but Joe Arpaio keeps on seeing a loophole in the justice system, and he keeps on retaining his post. The tortures and the summary executions would keep going, and the cases are going up every year. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://james-larkin.com/about/
One of the most disturbing stories that the people heard about Joe Arpaio is how he treated the prisoners inside the correctional facility. It was stated that the prisoners were treated by animals, and they are tortured day and night. Another issue arose when the tent city was built.
According to those who were detained in the tent city, the prisoners would be left under the scorching sun, and they could not do anything because they are bounded and heavily guarded. Their condition is almost inhumane, and Joe Arpaio does not want to do anything about it because he loves to torture people.
He would also give the prisoners spoiled food, and he does not care if the inmates would get sick. It was hell for those who are imprisoned in one of the county’s correctional facilities. Because of the repeated atrocities of Joe Arpaio, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to take matters into their own hands and tried suing Joe Arpaio. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Other victims of Joe Arpaio began to surface, and they are saying that Joe Arpaio should be jailed for what he has done in the past since he is never apologizing for the crimes that he committed.
Mr. Lacey and Mr. Larkin received over $3 million from one of the last that they filed against Joe Arpaio. In 2007, after Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by Joe Arpaio’s men, they thought about some information on how they can defend themselves. They were accused of worthless accusations, and before they knew it, they are being tried inside the court.
The outrage for the arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin became a national occurrence, with several networks covering the issue. After the judge saw that no additional information can support the claim of Joe Arpaio, the case was dismissed.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were free once again, and they demanded the damages, which would be priced up to $3.75 million.
Today, Joe Arpaio was pardoned by President Donald Trump because of his strong disapproval to illegal immigration, and the president knew that it was only Joe Arpaio whom he could use to further the foreign policy of the United States of America.
In addition to this, Joe Arpaio would also be running for the Senate, and people are starting to show their opposition to their representatives.