Joe Arpaio arrested Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey around 10 years ago from their homes in Phoenix, Arizona. Joe Arpaio arrested them for disclosing information about a jury investigation.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey wrote for Village Voice Media Newspaper and had published an article regarding a probe on the Newspaper itself when they wrote the piece; they were unaware that they were the one that was under investigation.
Joe Arpaio has been known for a few notorious arrests that were deemed unconstitutional. Joe Arpaio, however, no matter the times he was told through various cases that his law enforcement tactics were overly aggressive and legally not admissible.
Joe Arpaio has shown his law enforcement duties that majorly focused on immigrants and woman, showed that many of his cases did not have proper grounds for the arrest, due to insufficient evidence.
Joe Arpaio had a few too many cases arise with this same concern, and while it was allowed to continue, one case brought back a lawsuit to Joe Arpaio. The case was regarding Tent City, and how he racially profiled many Latinos and immigrant groups, ended up Joe Arpaio getting charged with violations. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://james-larkin.com/
Even after the lawsuit ended, Joe Arpaio, continued to do his law enforcement tactics against the same groups and pushed other workers in the law enforcement field to also continue. This is what ultimately caught the attention of reporters, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey started to blast Joe Arpaio for a variety of cases that he was involved in for the same racial profiling problem. Because of this, it led them to be arrested for writing about Joe Arpaio and his tactics. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
However, they did not stay in jail for long, and when they were released, they filed their own lawsuit against Joe Arpaio and the lawsuit was settled for$3.7 million.
Joe Arpaio caught the attention of many people and one person, in particular, Trump. Because of Joe Arpaio understanding and knowledge of politics, he was able to grab the attention of the Trump administration.
Joe Arpaio supported Trump and his campaign because there was the talk of his pardon, for the audience support that Joe Arpaio could bring to Trump and his campaign. Trump did later on state that Joe Arpaio was pardoned, but many believe it was only because of his following that this was allowed.
In conclusion, while the pardon was being considered, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey started an organization that focused on the Latino community and their protection. They used their settlement money to endorse this organization to help those that have been involved with similar law enforcement acts of racial profiling.
Because of this fun, it has pushed against Joe Arpaio, allowing his goals and actions harder to complete. Since Trump has officially pardoned Joe Arpaio, there is talk about what the future may hole regarding both sides. However, many more people are aware that Joe Arpaio is the man he is, therefore, his support following is slowly decreasing with hopes of stopping him for good.