One of the evilest men I have ever heard about it Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. This vindictive man truly spreads evil and darkness wherever he goes.
The worst part is that he believes that the law and righteousness are on his side. I am grateful to men like Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who have unearthed the evils he is doing and exposed them to the world that we may get justice.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has continued to terrorize the Hispanic population in Maricopa County for years. One of the evilest things that he has done is to create jail cells in his prisons that he contaminates with disease so that when the Hispanics are put in there, they will become sick.
The reason for this is evil is that underneath Arizona law once an illegal immigrant is detained they lose any rights to go to the hospital. He hoped that they would become sick so he could deny them medical attention so that they would die.
One of the most heartbreaking stories I read was of a pregnant woman who requested to see a doctor but Sheriff Arpaio denied her that right, and she lost the baby. To make matters worse, Sheriff Arpaio denied her the right to see the baby before its funeral. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/
He also raided a Hispanic home one time that he believed to be a drug and weapon cache. However, when he went through, he realized that he was wrong. Most people would just apologize and move on but not Sheriff Arpaio. Instead, he lit the house on fire and burn everything they had accumulated the ground.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin saw these atrocities and began to report them through several media channels such as Village Voice Media and the Phoenix New Times.
Sheriff Arpaio would continue his fascist ways by breaking into the home of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Under the threat of being sent to one of his jail cells, he demanded that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin turn over all evidence to him. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
These brave men refused to be intimidated, and they stood for what is right. Sheriff Arpaio took them the jail but soon the national news heard of this and the pressure was so great they had to be released.
They would end up suing the Maricopa County and using the money to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.