Ever since the election of our president, we have been bombarded with so much news that a lot of us are probably numb to it. There is so much of it that it starts to become redundant after a while and the important details get obscured among the less important details. A more important detail that some people may have missed is the pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Joe Arpaio worked as the the Sheriff of Maricopa County, beginning in the early ’90s. He wasn’t just any Sheriff—he was “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” That was what he called himself as he made an effort to crack down on illegal immigration. Unfortunately, this cracking down on illegal immigration manifested as the racial profiling of people with Latino-looking faces and bodies. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
A lot of people were falsely accused of being undocumented. These unlucky people were detained and put through huge inconveniences as they waited for their citizenship status to be proven. Of course, there were some undocumented people in the mix. Even though they were undocumented, they were still being profiled based upon their ethnic appearances.
Anybody who entered jail under the watch of Sheriff Arpaio was unlucky. Bad conditions and the mistreatment of prisoners prevailed. Two gallant men, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, made their best efforts to expose the corrupt ways of local politics under Sheriff Arpaio. As a result, they put themselves in the line of fire. They were arrested in a very precarious, shocking manner.
Now, the two men run an organization that grants endowments of money to other organizations that support Hispanic/Latino people from various walks of life. Some of these organizations are more on the grassroots level, while others belong to larger, nationwide organizations. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
There are organizations that work for the immediate needs of immigrants that have been here for various lengths of time, while there are organizations that work for the long term emotional needs and acceptance of people in the Hispanic/Latino community.
The best place to find out the latest news about Sheriff Arpaio is to look at the website for the Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’s organization. They have more news about Sheriff Arpaio than you’ll find anywhere else.
It’s really not surprising, considering the fact that they went through such a traumatic experience in 2007 when they were arrested. Other topics that they write about include the topic of DREAMERS, as well as the topic of DACA.