Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have looked evil in the eyes and said, “You will never do these atrocities in our hometown again.” The evil man they were talking to is none other than the tyrannical Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
This cruel, vindictive dictator was taken down by these two brave men who reported on his evil actions even at the threat of them rotting away in jail cells forever.
It all began with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin discovered that Sheriff Arpaio had systematically fired all police officers who were not biased toward Hispanics and replaced them with police officers who were. This told them that something big was going on.
Exploring the matter further, they discover that Sheriff Arpaio had set up monetary rewards for any police officer bringing in any legal immigrants. They found out that this monetary reward was being recorded as overtime pay which, of course, equals money laundering.
Things got worse when Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin discovered that Sheriff Arpaio was specifically doing things in order to enact crimes against humanity on Hispanics. One story they discovered was that Sheriff Arpaio illegally broke into the home of a legal Hispanic family who had citizenship because he believed their home to be a weapons or drug cache.
Sheriff Arpaio knew that he was not supposed to be there because he did not have a proper warrant so instead of being found guilty he just decided that he would lock the pets inside the home and burn the entire place to the ground. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
Another story that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin discovered were dozens of alleged suicides within Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jail cells. The coroner said these deaths underneath under and may have had outside help. Of course, the only ones that had access to these inmates were security guards.
The last heartbreaking story that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin uncovered was a detained pregnant female who was denied medical care when she was bleeding out her vagina. This denial resulted in the death of her baby.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported on these atrocities and experienced Sheriff Arpaio’s wrath firsthand when he illegally came to their homes and brought them to prison.
After Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were released they would win a settlement against the Maricopa County and use that $3.75 million to start their beloved Lacey Larkin Frontera fund.