Joe Arpaio is a rogue element in the United States. He is the person behind the human rights violation cases in Maricopa County which happened for the last 24 years. Joe Arpaio has been a sheriff of the county from 1992 to 2017. He had managed to be elected to office for the last 24 years despite being a rogue officer.
What many people did not realize about him is that he was using the anti-immigration campaign to seek for re-election. It was a political strategy which was disguised as an effort to get rid of the immigrants from the country.
Joe Arpaio knew very well that majority of the people who were living in the county were nationalist who did not like the idea of immigration. The only way that he could win their votes is by ensuring that he fought immigration in the county with all his might.
According to journalist Jim Larkin of Phoenix New Times, Arpaio disguised his rogue activities as actions which needed to be taken to protect the local people. However, there was no truth about this. She was a racist who was using his position in leadership to oppress others as a way of retaining power.
Joe Arpaio ruthlessly implemented his plan and this is what made many people annoyed about his leadership. When he tried to vie for the seventh time for the position, he was defeated. People were tired of the rogue activities he engaged in. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
They were also now enlightened that there is no difference between immigrants and themselves. All are human beings who deserve to be treated in the same manner as everyone else in the society Joe Arpaio was at the same time battling court cases involving his actions while in office.
Joe Arpaio managed the county so badly that the actions he took are haunting the county till today. There are numerous cases which have been launched by victims of his activities. As a result, the county has been paying hefty compensation fees to the victims.
Some of the people who have received compensation are Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The courts gave the two journalists $3.75 million. In another case that was launched by Melendres, the county has so far paid over $70 million for the crimes committed by Joe.
In the long run, the actions he took are now haunting the county. He thought he was taking the actions to benefit the locals, but he is now even hurting them more.
Lacey and Larkin had been arrested in October 2007 for publishing a story about how Joe Arpaio had a secret subpoena that would allow him to search the media station they had. A journalist from the station who had written an investigative story about Arpaio’s corrupt life was to be investigated. Lacey and Larkin were put behind bars for one night.
They were released after public pressure the following day. Lacey and Larkin are surprised that the president has decided to give this man a pardon despite all the wrongs he has committed on the people of Maricopa.