The recent Presidential pardon that saved the Sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected to create widespread consequences in the American civil society. It gave big disappointment to the victims of his crimes as well as their relatives as he was responsible for numerous deaths, tortures, inhuman treatments, racial profiling, and more.
During his 24-years reign, the Maricopa County sheriff encountered with numerous scandals that ended with a lawsuit against him which would have transcribed into a possible prison if President Trump was not granted a pardon to him.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, who experienced the worst experience from Arpaio as news reporters as they criticized his acts, expressed their thoughts on the pardon, heinous acts of the Sheriff, and tortures the reporters experienced.
Lacey was highly unhappy with the Presidential pardon and said that the recent development showed that the President is a moron. It is an association between two individuals with polluted minds.
Lacey also added that President Trump signed the Presidential pardon on the mutilated bodies and parade of corpses who lost their lives in the prison of Arpaio. He also listed out the crimes of Arpaio including illegal diverting of jail funds worth more than $100 million, torture deaths, inmate suicides, and more.
Lacey adds that Arpaio is also responsible for many sex crimes which a majority of them had children as victims in his jails. All of those incidents were either did not lead to any investigations or ended up with poor investigations which did not make the sheriff responsible for his acts.
However, the racial profiling issues against the Latinos in Maricopa County ensured his downfall as it led to Melendres class action followed by the sheriff’s criminal conviction. Lacey thinks that the justice system of the country terribly failed to make Arpaio paying for his cruelties.
According to him, even if the sheriff was not escaped by the Presidential pardon, he would have saved by the elaborate consideration of the law as Arpaio already crossed the age 85. Additionally, the conviction by the court is not for the tortures, deaths, sex-crimes, or any of his cruelties but for not following the instructions of the court. Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and https://about.me/michael-lacey
It meant that he is no longer prosecuted for the crimes which are against the cosmopolitan nature of the American society. Arpaio also targeted his critics and political opponents with arrests and brutal suppression measures during his years of office.
Both Lacey and Larkin were also victims of his revenge as they wrote about him in their newspaper, Phoenix New Times. They reported a large majority of his crimes and educated people how detrimental his acts were to the civil society. The journalists got arrested by the special forces of Sheriff in 2007 from their homes.
The arrest created frenzied reactions from the people. The incident created discussions on First Amendment rights violations and press freedom in the American civil society. The prolonged legal battle cost the county $3.75 million, in the form of settlement towards the journalists, in 2013.