Michael Lacey grew up in Newark before joining university in Arizona but stopped studying in 1970. This was as a result of an antiwar student publication done by Phoenix New Times which the local media gave less attention to. Jim Larkin dropped out of the same state university in 1972 after joining Michael Lacey in spearheading Phoenix New Times. Lacey was the executive editor and Larkin the head of the advertising department.
Larkin and Lacey were wrongfully charged and arrested in 2007 for exposing the fact that news writers and editors were mainly targeted in court summons by the grand jury. This was termed as an offence against the constitution of the USA.
The charges were dropped in 24hrs after a public outcry and the grand jury probe stopped. Investigations disclosed that the charges were false.
In 2013 Larkin and Lacey were paid $3 million by Maricopa County in settlement of a suit they filed for wrongful arrest. They used the funds in founding the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund so as to help in the mobilization of cash meant for the settling of Latin Americans all over the Arizona state.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s outburst concerning Trump’s forgiveness of Joe Arpaio a former sheriff who was involved in acts of brutality.
Bolton a U.S. judge officially accepted the pardon granted to Joe Arpaio by the president. Joe Arpaio had been accused of law breaking by disregarding a court order rising from a racial profiling indictment in 2007. The pardon was granted a few weeks before his ruling.
The verdict by the court finalized an epic in which Michael and Jim Larkin were arrested ten years back. They exclusively covered and revealed the transgressions committed by the atrocious law enforcer. Lacey gave an elaborated assessment of his outstanding foe.
The act of pardon is a perfect union of two dishonest individuals, Lacey further said that the sheriff promoted torture and racism. “May the Lord look upon the numerous corpses and brutally severed bodies that came out of his jai.” Stated Lacey. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
Lacey revealed the atrocities committed by Arpaio during the six terms he served in office. He termed them as, barbaric jail conditions, a city tent that Arpaio called, “a concentration camp.” Proving the inhuman conditions in the jail. Beatings that led to death, suicides committed by inmates and the illegal embezzlement of jail funds.
Multiple sex related crimes involving children which were filed under clumsy or doctored investigations. The intimidation of Latin Americans that brought about Melendres V. Arpaio an uprising which caused Arpaio’s criminal charges.
Some people believe that even if Trump would not have intervened, the former sheriff would have never spent a single day in jail.
Lacey says that this is because of the negligence by the justice system. Thus, showing the lack of respect for the court and the disdain of orders issued by a judge.
Thus, ending up in the evasion of justice for those brutally murdered and tortured, the mistreatment of inmates and the destruction of careers and lives by Arpaio.