Joe Arpaio has a reputation that precedes him. He has propagated a reign of violence, and interrogation that has made the lives of countless migrants more difficult in the state of Arizona. Throughout the period of time when he was sheriff of Maricopa County there have been a lot of detestable actions brought to light. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Not only has he contributed greatly to some of the worst aspects of infrastructure and design when it comes to immigration law, but he has personally been responsible for the captivity of numerous people throughout the state.
There are even reports of his prisons being responsible for some of the most volatile imprisonment centers south of border. He has held so many different individuals captive and there are countless numbers of deaths throughout the unsafe and volatile environments.
The main purpose of his special enforcement unit has been to create disturbances and to attack political foes. These are some of the ways that he has created a lot of problems for people while continually running unopposed for several terms in a row.
Lacey and Larkin were also victims of the Joe Arpaio. He had held them in a detainment camp after their journalistic reports documented some unique aspects of a case that had gone to grand jury.
They were violently held and were unable to receive fair trial or assessment despite the need for this information to be distributed to the public.
Because of this unfair treatment they discerned the importance of their case and presented in a trial against Maricopa County.
They eventually won with a resounding victory as the county had to provide extensive funding as a result of the poor management of protocol as well as destruction of first amendment rights in several incidents.
There were a lot of benefits to the way that this trial was established. The funds have been used to contribute greatly to the Frontera Fund, an organization interested in the long term establishment and development of civil rights.
The group is focused on creating high quality standards of implementation and geared towards improving the way that civil liberties are honored for migrant workers and immigrants.
The federal decision to pardon Joe Arpaio has come with a great deal of surprise and rebuttal. Because of the thousands of lives that he has affected through poor leadership and vindictive missions Lacey and Larkin have been significantly vocal about the way that the organization has been paired with an equally corrupt legislation. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/ and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
The way that Trump is able to pardon these horrific actions that shaped the course of two decades explains the state of affairs in our current economy as well as the political precedence that now exists.
The work of the Frontera Fund and other institutions has become even more paramount due to the developments of the case with Joe Arpaio.
He has created a horrible reputation and there is now evidence that these kinds of behaviors may receive a pardon. The negative aspects of this are multidimensional and further efforts to preserve civil liberties will be needed.