Lacey and Larkin: Working Against Evil
There’s a lot of evil in the world. Most people are trying to combat the dark forces that seem to be endlessly attacking. While some battle in the streets, some battle in courtrooms. Regardless of where the fight’s happening, it doesn’t help to have evil ruling the nation. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Unfortunately, Donald Trump is President of the United States, and people are more concerned with degrading him than actually fighting evil. While everyone argues and attacks each other, Trump’s dark servants spark chaos and destruction all over the country. There are a few people trying to fight these evils where they live.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two media executives that took down one of Trump’s personal friends. Joe Arpaio served as sheriff for 24 years in Maricopa County. Those were some of the worst years in law enforcement history. Nothing Arpaio did involve protecting the community.
Basically, Arpaio did what every racist bigot does when they get power: abuse anyone who’s not the same race and gender. Arpaio publicly announced the opening of Tent City, his answer to overcrowded jails. In reality, Tent City was a concentration camp worse than any of Hitler’s concentration camps.
The things that went on in that place were beyond horrible. There are numerous reports of inmates being beaten within inches of their lives. Pregnant women were handcuffed to beds and made to have their babies in jail, in horrible health conditions. Some inmates even died from these horrible living conditions.
These camps publicly humiliated and abused inmates as a joke. It’s amazing there weren’t more sexual assaults reported from that place. There are probably a lot of things people aren’t talking about, but the number of inmate suicides is a big discussion. Too many inmates had access to things that allowed them to take their own lives.
Lacey and Larkin ran Phoenix New Times at this time. They never stopped reporting on Arpaio’s acts of barbarism. Arpaio was used to keeping his critics silent by using extreme force. New Times never faltered, and Lacey and Larkin proudly stood up against his tyranny.
In the end, they brought him down and put him in jail. He was later convicted of criminal contempt and faced federal prison. Weeks before his sentencing, his savor, President Trump, stepped in and pardoned him. Trump deliberated set civil and human rights back fifty years just to save his corrupt friend.