Category: Activism

Joe Arpaio is pardoned by the President Making Lacey and Larkin Extremely Unpleased

Without a doubt, the history of presidential pardons in America has never been this unusual to the point of the ordinary citizens running to the streets to riot. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

The recent pardoning of Sherriff Joe Arpaio by President Donald Trump is not only inclined towards creating a social discourse but also shaping one. Alongside describing him as America’s toughest cop, it looks like the justice system has been compromised this time.

Background Data

Most people may probably remember him as the sheriff whose heinous acts cover the wrongful imprisonment of immigrants and Jim Larkin as well as Michael Lacey, the two owners of one media house called Village Voice.

What Happened?

On one evening in 2010, when Lacey and Larkin were in their separate homes with their families, of course, black USV’s approached their homes and in were the Maricopa Selective Unit Agents who forcefully found their way into their homes and arrested the duo. Unknowingly to them, the arrest warrant was facilitated by Joe Arpaio.

The two men were forcibly hauled into the vehicles even after attempting to defy the arrest orders. Apparently, they were arrested on the charges of disseminating valuable information regarding a grand-jury.

The Village Media Paper

A more in-depth look into the series of events shows that Lacey and Larkin were the masterminds behind the entire saga of disclosing the misgivings of Sheriff Joe Arpaio through Village Voice Media publications and the Phoenix New Times. Unfortunately, they were unaware that the grand-jury was on their case.

The Cases

Because the media personalities were trying to expose his misgivings, Arpaio was devastated. However, the more he was depressed by the circumstances, the more media houses dug deeper into his character.

Other than that, his department was in trouble as well. This is in the line of his deputies’ attitudes and their aggressive ways of dealing with inmates. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

Well, on a few occasions, Joe Arpaio was commanded to stop arresting immigrants based on their races as that was an offense on its own.

Even so, that did not stop. He went on with his business, as usual, always making biased arrests based on how an individual also looked if innocence was appended to their character. Now the major issue of his arrest came up when he was ordered to appear in court.

Additional Information

Joe Arpaio decided to disregard the judge’s order by refusing to appear in court. At that juncture, the jury ruled against him.

Consequently, he became a character of interest to the judiciary. He was set to appear in court for other multiple issues including mishandling inmates, torturing them, segregating them and using his deputies to do all the dirty work.

The Overview

As well know, justice delayed is justice denied. Arpaio’s case has never seen the light of justice until now. Besides, President Trump has pardoned him. This is an actual demeaning move to the democracy of the most influential state in the world.

Well, Lacey and Larkin and not happy about it. Neither are law experts from different areas of specialty.

GOP Leaders across the Nation Put DACA Program and Youth in Jeopardy

After the letter that was pinned by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Trump Administration took action to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his letter to the Trump Administration, Attorney General Paxton also included threats to the Administration if the changes to DACA were not implemented. The letter was supported by nine other attorney generals and one governor all of whom are from republican lead states.


Although, the program changes will be phased in over an extended period of time, the youth and their families are fearful of the changes which could ultimately result in deportation. The program affects approximately 800,000 youth across the entire United States.


DACA was made available under the Obama Administration and gives undocumented youth an opportunity to remain in the country as long as they continue to meet certain established criteria and prerequisites. The primary benefits of the program is to keep families together and allow their undocumented children the opportunity to the advantages of the United States without any adverse consequences. Since those children often arrive into the United States through means that are considered as non-threatening to society, the Obama Administration carved a pathway to citizenship that fills the gap in a situation that was intended to be fruitful for America as well as undocumented children.


Undocumented youth contribute to the economy in many ways. They are also able to be enriched by the educational advancements with the United States that ultimately contributes to society. Because of the DACA program, the youth are able to enroll in colleges and pay in-state tuition fees as well as obtain driver licenses just like their documented peers which gives them a pathway for many to be productive and become hopeful about their future.


The proposed changes put new applications in jeopardy. The Lacey and Larkin Fund, located on Arizona, has been accelerating information to the immigrant community for the preparation of those changes. The fund is a paramount source of information within the immigrant and migrant community. Arizona has approximately 325,000 undocumented individuals within the state with an estimated 43,000 children. The Lacey and Larkin fund is aligning with immigrant advocacy groups to keep an active watch on the changes taking place. Fighting for the preservation of the DACA program is high priority for the fund while there is a search for a permanent solution to the undocumented issue throughout the country.


All across the United States there have been protests, sit-ins and active social media involvement to get the attention of Congress to do what’s morally right. Earlier this week, the closed-door meeting with the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly proved unsuccessful. After the meeting concluded, it was clear that Mr. Kelly believes the changes will move forward. The program for 800,000 people is now at the mercy of changed minds. Finding a solution to the DACA issue is going to take a vigorous effort, and there appears to be plenty of action taking place with the supporters of the program.