The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is raising money to fight the legal battles of immigrants devastated by the zealous round up by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Most migrants are from low-income backgrounds, preventing them from obtaining the quality legal help that they need. The Larkin Frontera Fund will also assist small journalists that try to report on the violation of civil liberties.
In 2007, Joe Arpaio had arrested two journalists for trying to expose the existence of certain grand jury proceedings. This case had lead to a $3.75 million dollar settlement in the journalists’ favor. The proceedings had also attempted to obtain the identities for subscribers of the New Times.
Lacey & Larkin specifically host an online archive of Joe Arpaio related articles. The sheriff attempts to hide the truth, but they prevail as a beacon of truth during these dark times. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin themselves have curated these articles highlighting the dark secrets of the sheriff.
The condition’s of Joe’s jails had lead to the death of U.S. Army Vet Ernest “Marty” Atencio in 2011. The officers Anthony Hatton and Sergeant Jason Weiers had overreacted with deadly force leading to this man’s death. The two officers are now off Scott free without the slightest of penalties for what should be considered manslaughter.
As a man closely related to Donald Trump, it is a sure thing that he is racist towards Mexicans. During his re-election, criminal charges from the State Department had come to light but this tyrant completely disregarded them. Behind the famous pink underwear and nutraloaf jail camps is a man responsible for multiple deaths. A jail is meant to reform, not to play out his political ideologies using his position of authority. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a
MCSO is continually racially profiling Latinos with their illegal policies. Under Trump, he will likely have free reign to do so without any Federal oversight.
Arpaio is responsible for swiping taxpayer dollars with the intentional mismanagement of jail funds. Behind those pink underwear, work camps is a secret means to funnel money into private interests. It is estimated that he has wasted over $250 million since he has taken office. His recent usage of lawyers in federal court had taken $1 million directly from the county’s budget. Arpaio should at least have the decency to use the dirty money from within his own pockets.
Although the jail population is dwindling, he has chosen to keep the tent camps open as an unneeded money sucker. At the same time, other parts of the department (including the SWAT team) remains underfunded. Detention offers also report being underpaid and lacking benefits.
Re-electing this costly man was a grave mistake by the people of the county. We should also suppose that the recent rise in race nationalism has contributed to such losers getting elected in the first place.
Arpaio continues to delay his compliance with federal court orders. He had even lied under oath in a court of law and may now be considered contempt of court.
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