Sheriff Joseph Arpaio is perhaps one of the most sickening and disgusting men I have ever read about. Honestly, when I read about his atrocious acts, I felt my stomach churning inside and wanted to vomit.
The first disgusting thing that this man is guilty of is racially discriminating against the Hispanic community. This can be seen in how he has treated the Maricopa County Police Department. Being the lead Sheriff, it is his right to deputize people and to hire and fire as he pleases.
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio created his own miniature army by deputizing citizens. This is not unheard of and is not unconstitutional. What is a crime though is doing it with the intention of racially discriminating against a certain people.
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio hired these deputies solely based on their views of Hispanics. If they were pro-Hispanic they did not get the job. If they thought Hispanics should be kicked out of his country, they got the job. 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.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/
Once Sheriff Joseph Arpaio stacked Police Department to show its hatred for Hispanics, he began committing atrocious acts. Firstly, he allowed these racial bigots to have full control over the prison system. This led to Hispanic men being be an to death. This led to women in labor being denied medical attention.
Some women died because of this. Even more heartbreakingly, some children died from this. To make matters even worse, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio never allowed women to go to the funeral of their children.
In his prison system, which functions much more like a concentration camp, he would take Hispanic men out into the field and work then at the heights of an Arizona summer. This led to many Hispanic man suffering heat strokes and death. They easily could have been saved had Sheriff Joe Arpaio provided them water or shelter and shade at the appropriate times.
The last disgusting thing that Sheriff Joe Arpaio committed against the Hispanic community was purposefully burning their homes to the ground. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was convinced that a local home in the Maricopa County was functioning as a go between for a local gang as a drug cartel. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter
He ordered the home to be searched by a SWAT team. During the search, no drugs or weapons were overturned. However, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was still convinced they were guilty. He broke down their walls searched inside them. During that procedure, the electrical outlets were struck and the home was set aflame.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two advocates for Hispanic rights. They run the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. They have reported on all of these misdeeds that are conducted by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Because of that, he tried to arrest them and threatened them if they did not turn over the evidence they had on him. Luckily, these two men were able to get Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested and charged with a violation of their first amendment rights. Let us hope that he faces considerable justice when his time comes.