In October of 2017, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio about to be sentenced for crimes stemming from racial profiling and ignoring a federal judges order was granted a pardon by President Donald Trump.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, former co-owners of the Phoenix New York Times had a long-standing 10-year-old feud which included them being arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The New York Times in their relentless peruse covered and exposed the scandals and corruptions of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department during his years in the sheriff’s office which spanned 24 years.
According to Michael Lacey who has been feuding with the Sheriff for decades, regarding the pardoning of Joe Arpaio by the President, agrees that Donald Trump is a moron. According to the reports and Michael Lacey, the Sheriff is responsible for advertising racism and torture, asked God to take a look at the many corpses and mutilated bodies that became victims of Joe Arpaio.
Joe Arpaio spent six terms in office. During that time he was responsible for the horrendous conditions in the jail. Some of the heinous crimes were committed against children, inmates being beaten to death, inmates committed suicide, more than a million dollars in jail funds were misappropriated.
According to Michael Lacey, there was pure evil within the walls of the sheriff’s office ran by Arpaio as people’s lives and careers were destroyed. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey felt the wrath of Sheriff Arpaio when they were handcuffed and taken for a ride to the station by his thugs. This event took place in October of 2007.
Using the power of the press Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey stood up against the tyranny of a corrupt and evil Sherrif to expose his corruption, his treatment of the people, and to bring Sherrif Arpaio to justice. Unfortunately, President Donald Trump stepped in and made a mockery of the criminal justice system when he pardoned Arpaio.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey embody the principles of what can be accomplished with or without a college degree. On May 4 of 1970, there were killings (shootings, massacre) of four students and injury of nine others at Kent State University. This incident angered both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. They dropped out of college and began their walk into history.
They started their quest with a campus newspaper and it evolved into a well know newspaper company, New York Times that went all across the United States. This included the Village Voice Media with 17 publications which they sold to Voice Media Group in 2013.
The CEO of the company was Jim Larkin and the executive editor was Michael Lacey. Together they took on corruption, greed, murders and other crimes and exposed them. Together they were a magnificent duo who did not back down in the face of adversity.
With Larkin and Lacey embattling corruption in the Sherrif’s office, they fought to the end against Arpaio to bring him to justice for crimes he committed. They did not back down until he was exposed for what he was, evil.
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