Joe Arpaio is the former sheriff of Maricopa County who ruled the county for two decades and left a trail of crimes against the immigrants. In his two decades while in the position of power, he made sure that immigrants in his county were not given space to exercise their rights according to the constitution of the land. He was against immigration into the United States and referred to any person who was in the country illegally as a criminal.
His approach to human rights became a concern for many people who were not of the “right” race. Arpaio was profiling the residents of the county based on the race. The Latinos were the hardest hit by the discrimination that was promoted by the sheriff. He described them as the cause of the challenges facing the United States.
Joe Arpaio has been a supporter of the anti-immigration movement for a long time. While he was the sheriff of Maricopa County, he worked alongside the current President Donald Trump in the birther movement. This is a movement that was racially profiling the people and advocating for immigrants to be kicked out of the country. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and https://www.facebook.com/michael.lacey123
The movement was started by Trump when he accused the Former President Barack Obama of being born outside the country. Obama was forced to show his certificate to prove that he was born in America. Trump did all this amidst cheers from the conservatives led by Joe Arpaio.
Trump and Arpaio had a working relationship for years, and when it came to the turn for Trump to vie for the presidency, Arpaio is one of the people who supported his presidency with a passion. He campaigned for him aggressively especially in his county of Maricopa.
The actions of Joe Arpaio especially on racially profiling the residents of Maricopa County led to a court case in 2011. He was charged with racial profiling and was ordered by a judge to stop any further action that amounted to discrimination of immigrants. However, even after the order, Arpaio did not stop the harassment of immigrants. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
He continued with his aggressive action against the immigrants of Maricopa County which was a caused uproar and his indictment ion 2017. Arpaio was taken back to the court’s ad charged for failure to obey the initial court orders. He was found guilty of disobeying court orders, and that is how he found himself in court answering to cases that resulted in a pardon given by President Trump.
Arpaio discriminated even the people who tried to expose him. Lacey and Larkin are journalists from Arizona. They live in Phoenix which is located in Maricopa County. They are among the people who stood up to the sheriff and vehemently condemned him for the action he was taking against the immigrants.
Lacey and Larkin used the power of the media to expose him and condemn the actions he was taking against the immigrants. They were opposed to racial profiling as was done by the sheriff and his officers. Arpaio later arrested the two for opposing him.