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The First Amendment of the United States Constitution clearly guarantees that Congress will not prohibit the freedom of speech or of the press. The United States Congress and government are represented by the law enforcement that is supposed to protect and serve the American people.
In the winter of 2007, the notorious Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, violated Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey’s first amendment rights. Under the cover of darkness Joe ordered his posse, The Selective Enforcement Unit to arrest Mike and Jim solely because he was fed up with their journalism antics that was impeding on his tyrant rule of Maricopa County. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://james-larkin.com/press/
Joe Arpaio has been selected as Sheriff for six consecutive years, because people are afraid of him and what he might do. Jim and Mike however, published the truth about Joe Arpaio and his dictatorial leadership of the Maricopa County jail. Detainees are known to have died under Joe’s rule and his blatant racist agendas have been publically announced, but no one dare stand up to him except Jim and Mike.
Jim Larkin was the CEO of Village Voice Media and Mike was the executive editor at the time of their arrest. The local Phoenix New Times was one of the company’s publications that brought to light Joe Arpaio’s brutal treatment of Mexican immigrants and terrible jail cell conditions. Joe has been running wild, doing what he pleased since his instatement in 1992. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/
Although, Joe is an evil man he is extremely clever. During the Presidential elections Joe was an avid follower of Trump and his anti-immigrant ideals. Joe openly and loudly announced his loyalty to the Trump administration gaining him formidable allies in Washington including Trump himself.
In 2017, Joe Arpaio was investigated for his involvement in the Melendres v. Arpaio lawsuit. If found guilty Arpaio would have spent considerable time behind bars, but fortunately for him his allies intervened. Trump pardoned the tyrant and once again non one is able to stand up to Joe. Jim and Mike are the only ones brave enough to do it. Through Frontera Fund they are still fighting against Arpaio and anyone who violates the rights of migrants and immigrants.
The Frontera Fund was started by Lacey and Larkin with the $3.2 million settlement money earned from the lawsuit that followed their unlawful arrest in 2007. Unselfishly, they used the money to create the non-profit organization to make sure the Constitution of the United States and its rights are never violated again.
Lacey believes Trumps pardoning of Arpaio was to strengthen his popularity among his followers and maintain the anti-immigrant agendas of his political regime.
The two men that were subject to Arpaio’s brutality will not sit still as the President pardons a man that goes against the Constitution and America’s freedoms. Arpaio is a man who was pleased to be called a Ku Klux Klan member. In this day and age how can anyone pardon a man so racist and evil?