Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are a disgusted fellows following the pardon of Joe Arpaio. Joe Arpaio is a former Sheriff in Maricopa County. His term in office was marked by a lot of controversy over the issue of immigration into the United States. Hundreds of immigrants were mistreated for being in the country illegally, while others were captured trying to enter the country and passed through the same.
Lacey and Larkin took time to investigate the allegation and what they revealed was mind boggling. Arpaio is a man with no respect for human rights. While he was in office, he orchestrated some of the worst human right violations in the state of Arizona. He is accused of committing crimes such as torture, sex crimes, corruption and death of inmates.
In October last year, something else happened. Joe Arpaio was pardoned. This means that despite all these crimes he is accused of, he will not go through prosecution. He is a free man who is ready to do anything he so wishes. This is where the Trump administration has taken back us back to. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
Days when respect for the human right was disregarded. The pardon was first announced by the white house in August and was later confirmed by the courts in October. Judge Susan Bolton lifted all allegations of contempt of court orders from the former Sheriff.
Why did the white house take this action? According to people familiar with the politics of the U.S right now, there are a number of factors that could have led to such a decision. One, President Trump is trying to salvage his dwindling approval ratings. One way of doing this is by enticing the nationalists who believe that the actions of Joe Arpaio were legit.
This is the population of the United States that is against any attempts to promote immigration. However, according to Michael Lacey, Trump does not seem to gain anything even after such actions. He is in free fall, and no one can shore him up. Right now he below 30% and continues to go down.
Secondly, the action by the White House is seen as an attempt to reward Arpaio for his political loyalty. Arpaio who is known to be a politician of acumen just like Trump supported the Republican nominee where almost everyone was opposing him. As one of the people who highly believed in his presidency, Trump may have committed an act of favoritism in recommending a pardon.
Finally, Trump may have taken this action as a way of telling the people that he is proud of Arpaio for stopping immigration into the United States. Trump used anti-immigration clarion to win the last general election, and his decision is seen to be supported by many Americans.
Trump has recommended some far-reaching measures meant to stop immigrants from accessing the United States including building a wall that will separate the United States and Mexico. For anyone who can look at the actions of Trump, there is no difference between his ideas and those of Joe Arpaio. They are both racists, according to Michael Lacey.
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