If you have heard of Joe Arpaio then it is likely due to the persistent effort made by the Phoenix New Times. The New Times was the very first newspaper to begin airing Joe Arpaio’s dirty laundry. The Phoenix New Times reported on things such as Joe Arpaio’s illegal asset hiding, illegal arrests, and many other immoral activities.
You see, at the time, Joe Arpaio was the Sheriff of Maricopa County. He was elected in 1992, and for 24 years, ran rough shot over the citizens of Arizona. Arpaio was able to remain in power for such a lengthy amount of time by using intimidation tactics, arresting the opposition, and likely much more that we don’t know about. Joe Arpaio got away with a lot of things, and the victims of Arpaio were given false hopes of justice on multiple occasions.
Just last year, Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio of criminal contempt of court, yet another example of Joe Arpaio sneaking his way out of prison.
Joe Arpaio was charged with criminal contempt of court partly due to the illegal arrest of a Mexican tourist. After the arrest, it was brought to public knowledge that Joe Arpaio was using racial profiling as a method of law enforcement.
A judge ordered Arpaio to no longer enforce immigration law, an order which Arpaio ignored. Arpaio was held in contempt of court for ignoring orders of a judge. He was convicted in 2017, only to be pardoned by Trump a few months later. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/
The pardoning can be attributed to Arpaio’s ties with the GOP and similarities in their fan bases. Joe Arpaio and Donald Trump both have extreme views on immigration, and this excites the GOP voters. Joe Arpaio’s experience in politics saved him from spending up to six months in jail.
Arpaio’s legal battle lasted 10 years, he was able to delay his conviction until he has political allies in high places.
Even though Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are no longer running the Phoenix New Times, they have a new outlet to connect with voters now. Front Page Confidential was founded around the same time as Arpaio’s conviction.
Lacey and Larkin are still covering Arpaio, trying to prevent him from winning Arizona’s upcoming Senate election. Front Page Confidential also covers a variety of other topics like civil rights, migrants rights, and even a little bit of pop culture.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have also been operating The Frontera Fund since 2013. In order to assist the victims of Arpaio, Lacey and Larkin are donating money to a variety of different charities that help Hispanics and Hispanic-Americans.
The Frontera Fund also provides information at its online domain that may interest immigrants. The website provides news on the ever changing laws of immigration and explains immigrants best options towards naturalization.