Michael Lacey is a very well known writer to the liberal south over on the west coast. He has made a name for himself because he shares his opinions without hesitation, and by contributing media content that reflects an anti-conservative viewpoint.
At one point Lacey was almost jailed for his outspokenness, but was kept afloat by a demanding public who wanted his views and opinions.
He also identifies with his business partner Mr. Jim Larkin, and together they have amassed a small empire dedicated to sharing unbiased truth and helping out minorities across the state of Arizona.
At one point, this included running a newspaper entitled the New Times. In this paper the pair often scrutinized local law enforcement and media coverage, trying to attain as much truth to report as they possibly could. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
The pair have arisen once again due to their severe honesty regarding the public pardon of Joe Arpaio by President Donald J. Trump Sr. Arpaio was pardoned for not adhering to a judge’s sentencing and orders from a case over ten years ago regarding racial profiling. Arpaio is a former Arizona sheriff, local to the county of Maricopa.
Joe Arpaio is also the man who attempted to have Larkin and Lacey imprisoned for simply sharing opinions that were the mirrored opposite of local Arizona conservative news.
From this event however, Larkin and Lacey were paid out over three million dollars after suing the sheriff for unlawful arrest. They went on to create the ‘Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund’ to support and assist Latin Americans in Arizona.
President Donald Trump’s pardon led to a public statement from Lacey who very quickly dismisses the president as ‘moron.’
Lacey continues by recounting racist statements made by Arpaio, and by referencing the physical and mental abuse that happened to prisoners that stayed in the local jail that he helped to run.
A prison that Arpaio himself once referred to as a ‘concentration camp, in reference to the awful places used by Adolf Hitler to commit mass genocide against Jewish people during his dictatorship in Nazi Germany throughout the early to mid 1900s.
Michael Lacey blames the justice system. His many articles that took a magnifying glass to what Arpaio was doing are what lead to his arrest in the early 2000s. Jim Larkin interjects to agree with him, saying that he and Lacey were a constant bother to Arpaio. They placed him under severe scrutiny and demanded accountability.
This demand was made because of repeated comments that Arpaio was making. Their persistence for truth even lead to their being banned from local press conferences, and as mentioned before at least one unlawful attempt at arresting them. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
The pair also agree that comments made earlier in the year by President Trump outline everything that they are against.
Racial slurs and profiling as well as the growing desire for a border wall between Mexico and America drive Larkin and Lacey to continue their support and assistance across Arizona and the southwest.