Joe Arpaio will not see jail despite spending his entire 24 years term in office as the sheriff of Maricopa County harassing and discriminating immigrants who did not have the necessary documentation to allow them to live in the United States legally.
Despite all the crimes he is alleged to have caused, no action has been taken on him. When it almost looked like he would face justice for the crimes, he was saved by President Trump whop ordered that he be pardoned of all the accusations leveled against him. Those wishing jail term on him were a disappointed lot after Trump gave the former sheriff a pardon meaning that he will never face charges again for the crimes he committed.
Joe Arpaio labeled himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” This name came from his stand on illegal migration into the United States. He was a hardliner who did not want anything to do with immigration.
He believes that immigrants are taking advantage of the natives. Maricopa County which is located in Arizona is one of the counties with the highest population of immigrants in from the southern country of Mexico. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/ and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/lacey-larkin-speak-out-on-trump-pardon-of-arpaio-9879938
Together with his supporters, he used all manner of methods to deal with illegal immigration in the country. Some of the methods applied were illegal and led to discrimination of many immigrants. Arpaio and his cronies believed that the immigrants were responsible for all the challenges that the natives were facing. The solution according to Arpaio was to kick them out of out of the country forcefully.
Joe Arpaio used his position in leadership and the fight against illegal immigration in the United States to discriminate and torture innocent people who did not deserve to be discriminated. Immigration is not a crime that deserves to be treated with the ruthlessness displayed by Arpaio and his officers on the Latinos.
Arpaio established concentration camps which were used to victimize the immigrants. He would conduct a swoop that would lead to the arrest of hundreds of immigrants. These immigrants would then be taken to concentration camps which were a form of prisons established by Arpaio illegally. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
These camps were the real torture chambers. Anyone brought here would face horrible living conditions. It was almost impossible for the people to live in these camps. During summers, temperatures would rise to over 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Supply of basic human needs such as clean water and the food was also a problem. Immigrants who were held in these facilities were even denied medical care. There many women and children who died due to lack of medical attention while giving birth.
Joe Arpaio was also against anyone who tried to portray him in bad light. When journalist Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin exposed his crimes, he hit back by ordering for their arrest based on flimsy excuses. Lacey and Larkin were arrested in the middle of the night and taken to the concentration camps owned by Arpaio. They were later released the following day after public pressure piled on the office of the county prosecutor.