Larkin & Lacey are the voices of justice in an era where expedience seems to carry the day. In October 2007, they were arrested from their apartments and hauled into prison for crimes they were never informed. The protagonist: Joe Arpaio, Sheriff Maricopa County.
President Donald trump Seems to have had it all thought out before his assuming office on Capitol Hill. Never has a president caused so much trouble in a few months following his swearing-in.
As if the controversies he has triggered aren’t filling his in-tray, President Trump pulled off another major one, rubbing many people standing for justice the wrong way.
Mr. Arpaio was sentenced to serve, ten years ago for oppressing Larkin & Lacey; the two journalists that the Sheriff sought revenge against because of publishing the oppressive acts that he was meting out against immigrants of Latin origin.
The two journalists, finally got justice in an Arizona court which declared their arrests illegal and further ordered Mr. Arpaio to pay the two a huge sum of money. Sources privy to the ruling say that Mr. Arpiao was ordered to pay Larkin & Lacey some $ 30 million. Mr. Arpaio had gained himself a place in history as one of America’s worst Sheriff.
However, the justice that had been served did not last long. District Judge Susan Bolton validated the presidents pardoning of Mr. Arpaio.
Yes, it’s true that in the end, the controversial American leader who might just as well earn himself a name; all for the wrong reasons has pardoned America’s Worst Sheriff, Mr. Joe Arpaio, the ex-Sheriff of Maricopa County.
Contempt of Court
Mr. Arpaio was pardoned after he was found guilty of contempt of court in a case where he defied the order of a federal judge emanating from a lawsuit about racial profiling.
Larkin & Lacey are former owners of Phoenix New Times. They are the only journalists that dared to cover the antics of Mr. Joe Arpaio’s 24-year reign at the helm of the police department. The wayward law enforcement boss hatched a trick to punish the journalists. He rounded them up and tramped up charges against them.
Now, Mr. Arpaio is getting a helping hand from a rather unusual source. Some critics suggest that President Trump’s actions only serve to prove his poor leadership skills and an evil agenda for the American dream.
Larkin & Lacey aren’t leaving Trump alone too. The two journalists recall and highlight some of the heinous acts perpetrated by Joe Arpaio during his time as the Sheriff in town.
They allude to a large number of mutilated dead bodies that were ferried from prison because of the Sheriff’s racist stance and unfair treatment of Latin American and Afro American men and women.
For a man who even kept what he referred to as a concentration camp, a term with a heavy racist and murderous innuendo, right from the craftsmanship of the world’s worst dictator ever: Mr. Adolf Hitler, President Trumps move to pardon the Sheriff in a move that speaks volumes about what he stands for.
Larkin & Lacey are incensed at the turn of events. They, however, point out that the problem with America is systemic. They do not understand how, even Joe Arpaio was being sentenced for contempt of court when he had committed more heinous crimes including abductions, fraud, sex crimes and more.