Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a disgusting human being who should rot in his jail cells before going to the land down under, and I am not referring to Australia.
It is hard to overstate how vile this Sheriff from Maricopa County is and how grateful we should be that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin showed the world his true colors.
In their investigation Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin uncovered evidence that would make Charles Manson look like a saint.
The first stream of evidence paints him as a bad guy. When Arpaio became Sheriff, he immediately fired all officers who wouldn’t arrest people based on the color of their skin and then replaced them with ones who would. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/
He misappropriated funds and used this money to give cash bonuses to officers who brought in the most Hispanics that month.
This second stream of evidence that Lacey and Larkin found show the evil tendencies that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has. Sheriff Joe Arpaio led a raid on a home they thought had a weapons cache; it turned out it was the wrong home.
However, during the raid, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s officers set fire to the house. They refused to call the Fire Department even though they knew they had the wrong house. When the home owner’s dog tried to escape, they forced it back into the inferno to burn alive.
It is this third stream of evidence that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin found that show him for the demon he is. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jails were so brutal to the Hispanics that they had more people hang themselves than any nearly any other jail in America. Of course, like South Africa during apartheid, these were labeled as suicides, though dozens were shown to have “help” from the guards. A
lso, Arpaio’s guards routinely failed to provide inmates proper medical attention. This led to one lady losing her baby, and the guards protested when she asked to see her dead child before the funeral.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin made these atrocities known and Sheriff Joe Arpaio retaliated by acting like a fascist and hauling them off to the same cells where he killed Hispanics. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would use this situation and win a lawsuit against the Maricopa County for $3.75 million and then use that money to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.