The recent presidential pardon that President Donald Trump recently announced has caused quite a stir among people all over the country. The U.S. District Judge Susan R allowed for the presidential pardon to go through, rendering Arpaio completely free from all the charges that he was tried for.
This pardon came just a few weeks before Arpaio was to be sentenced to imprisonment for all the wrongful acts that he has committed. He was sentenced after a case against him was filed by Lacey and Larkin, who sued Arpaio for wrongful imprisonment. 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://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
The case that led to it was as a result of an article that Lacey and Larkin had published in their publication that they ran. They decided to release an article outlining the wrongdoings that Arpaio was involved with, and which were already being speculated by people in the media, and in the state of Arizona. Soon after the article was published, Lacey and Larkin were both taken against their will and falsely imprisoned. They arrest was ordered by Joe Arpaio, who wanted to send them a message.
However, the reason that they were held for was malicious and not something a person could be imprisoned for. When asked for a valid reason, Arpaio mainly stated that it was because of the writing that they had published. Because of this, Lacey and Larkin decided that they had to seek justice for this kind of wrongdoing.
They had only experienced wrongful imprisonment, but some people were serving sentences of years, sometimes, when they aren’t at fault. Even so, Lacey and Larkin decided that they would sue Arpaio for his actions.
The case went on for five years before any ruling was given. At the end of the ruling, Lacey and Larkin were granted a settlement by the Maricopa County. They then decided to use this settlement money to start up an organization that would help people of this community who also had to be subjected to this kind of acts and wrongdoings.
Arpaio was known for mainly targeting people of the Latin American community. He wanted to rid Arizona of illegal immigrants but did not make a distinction between people who didn’t have the right papers, and people who were of particular skin color.
He was known for paying off juries so that he could give people of the Latin American community harsher sentences. In addition, people were coming forward to talk about the harsh and inhumane conditions that inmates who are living within these facilities had to endure as a result of Joe Arpaio and his racist notions. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
The presidential pardon that is being granted to Joe Arpaio does not board well in light of natural justice in the country. People all over the country have come forward to explain and voice their opinions on why Arpaio should not be granted Presidential pardon, especially because of the severity of the acts that he committed, and the amount of harm that he posed to the people of the state of Arizona.