Lacey and Larkin devoted to human rights cause after the Arpaio pardon
When President Donald Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in October last year, there was something that was an outcry from supports of human rights. The action did not go down well with the dictates of the human rights charter passed by the UN General Assembly. Joe Arpaio had committed crimes that could not have been allowed to go unpunished in any society that respects the rights of the people. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/
Joe Arpaio had committed grave violations of human rights while he was the sheriff that even after leaving office, his actions are still raising eyebrows. Joe Arpaio was inhumane to say the least. He treated anyone who was not a legal citizen of the United States in a way no human being should be treated.
Joe Arpaio had been found guilty of racial discrimination before Trump pardoned him. He had been ordered by the courts in 2013 to change the way he was treating immigrants in the state, but he did not. He kept on doing the same things that the courts had cautioned him.
When he was brought back to the courts, he was found guilty and was to be sentenced for disobeying court orders. In such cases, the slightest sentence would have been six months. In August, Trump recommended that Arpaio is pardoned for the charges facing him. Now he is a free man who can live with other people as nothing happened. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Facebook
Joe Arpaio and President Trump share the same sentiments about immigration. They believe that the United States belong to natives only and no one from outside the country should be allowed to live in the country. Trump’s approach to immigration is similar to what Arpaio was doing.
He believes that anyone who does not have papers to live or work in the United States should be sent away even if it is in an inhumane way soon after taking over the government, Trump was on record saying there are people from some countries who would not be allowed to step on the US soil.
Trump is proud of the actions taken by Arpaio, and that is why he recommended his pardon. To him, there was nothing wrong with actions committed by Joe Arpaio since it is the same thing that he is doing, Trump had hinted during his campaigns in Arizona that he would be pardoning Arpaio, but not many people understood what he meant at the time. Now it has become clear that he meant setting Arpaio free.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are journalists in Arizona who have used their whole career lives looking for better things for immigrants in the United States. Lacy and Larkin have a foundation known as Frontera Fund.
It is an organization they established after the courts granted them compensation of $3.75 million following case they had launched against their illegal arrest by Joe Arpaio. The group supports human right activists in Arizona do more in supporting the rights of the immigrants in the state. So far they have reached tens of other organizations.