Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two heroes that I wish had more time in the spotlight. These two brave men stood up against the tyrant of Maricopa County, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
They saw that he was guilty of crimes against humanity and they vowed that they would do everything they could to put him behind bars. The evils that these two brave and uncovered would make the hardest heart begin to weep.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin found that in order to continue to suppress the Hispanic community Sheriff Joe Arpaio fired any police officer who refused to racially profile and then hired officers who were known racist against the Hispanic community.
They then discovered a Sheriff Arpaio took fecal matter and spread it through certain jail cells and then quarantined Hispanics in those jail cells that they would get sick.
Sheriff Arpaio would then deny them medical care so that their condition would get worse and some of them even died. While it is yet to be proven, we have reason to believe that several Hispanic suicides were assisted by the guards in the jail cells.
One disgusting story entails an eight-month pregnant woman who was complaining of abdominal pain and needed to see a doctor. Sheriff Joe Arpaio refused that right to her and, as a result, she lost the baby. To make matters worse, Sheriff Joe Arpaio then refused to allow her to see the baby before the funeral. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter
When Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported stories such as these to the news channels, Sheriff Joe Arpaio became furious. He obtained an illegal warrant so that he could break into the homes of these men in the cover of darkness.
He threatened that if they did not hand over all evidence that he would take her to the jail cells and they would never see their families again. These brave men were not intimidated.
After being released, their story went viral throughout America. They ended up suing the Maricopa County for $3.75 million and using that money to start their nonprofit the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund stands to support any and all organizations and nonprofits who desire to fight for civil rights here in America.
They especially promote those who fight for the freedom of speech and guard Hispanics from the cruelty and vast evils of a tyrannical government.