In the last couple of years, the political situation in the United States has been highly volatile, especially after and due to the Donald Trump’s Presidency. Donald Trump won the U.S. Presidential Elections in 2016 even though many people thought it was never going to be possible. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
One of the supporters of Trump during his presidential campaign was the highly controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff. Joe Arpaio is known for his high handedness with the minorities and being very strict with the minorities. He has even taken law into his own hands many times and misused his authority.
Village Voice Media is a news publishing house that is co-owned as well as founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. They have often raised voice against the injustice by the administration under the supervision of Joe Arpaio. When they published about the grand jury proceedings, Joe Arpaio got upset and ordered their arrest.
It is why Larkin and Lacey were arrested from their house in the wee hours of the night. Over the years, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been openly vocal against Joe Arpaio and his high handedness with the minorities. It is what has kept Joe Arpaio so upset with them all these years.
After they were arrested, the entire nation was in shock, and thousands of people protested against the arrest. Larkin and Lacey were kept for twenty-four days in the prison, and as soon as they were released, they filed a lawsuit against the state.
Eventually, Larkin and Lacey won the case and even got the settlement amount of $3.75million to pay for their long legal battle. Joe Arpaio recently lost the re-election for becoming the sheriff of Maricopa County, and it came as happy news for the people of the region, especially the minorities who were terrified.
In the Tent City jail, there has been news of human rights violation under the supervision of Joe Arpaio. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were upset when Donald Trump acquitted Joe Arpaio of all the charges and pardoned him using his executive powers. It is because now Joe Arpaio won’t be serving any jail time.
However, Larkin and Lacey are relieved that Joe Arpaio lost the re-election and won’t be the part of the administration for good. Larkin and Lacey have created the Frontera Fund to help the people in need of financial help to pay for their legal expenses in the battle against the administration.
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