When it comes to justice and matters relating to heinous police acts you will note that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are one of the two journalists that have strived to get justice no matter the consequences.
Their journey to bravely started when the two teamed up to and served at Village Voice Media where each played an important role to make it a success.
The two have ever since been working hard till the time of the arrest where the allegations of making an insult to the constitution of the land were made against them by the famous sheriff Joe Arpaio who the master of anti-immigration from Arizona the Maricopa County.
The two were jailed following the allegations but thanks to the public as it expressed its outcry and their charges were finally dropped within 24 hours.
The incident happened just in ten years ago when the group of the enforcers came knocking at the doors of two Arizona residents that is Jim and Lacey where they were forcefully taken and imprisoned and charged for putting the classified information of the grand- jury investigation to the public. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The two news hero did make a lot of coverage that was aimed at exposing the deeds of the toughest sheriff in town and this had angered him as result of his aggressive enforcement of the law, the Tent city incident and more so the orders he gave against the immigrants both women and inmates.
Although Joe Arpaio has been charged with many offences most of them were not covered and the ones that he was charged for he did not comply as Joe remained defiant while continued to do best what he was known being the toughest immigrant sheriff.
The sheriff could not stop with his practice for years, but that was about to change as the public has had enough from his wrongful acts.
The public outcry reached a point to catch the attention of the reporters, as they could not take more of the abuses. It was the efforts of both Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin that began to uncover the deeds of Joe Arpaio to the American people.
The two wrote on many instances about the abuses of the sheriff, which led to the loggerheads with the department for many times.
At first, their work on Joe was filtered, but with many newspapers, the story picked where the scandal could no longer be a secret and Lacey and larking were released after serving 24 days in prison and paid $3.7 million as compensation.
Even though all of these allegations were made against Arpaio, the president Donald Trump would go on to offer a controversial pardon to the notorious sheriff as a sign of loyalty for the political reasons.
With the all of the efforts that Lacey and Larkin have made the life of the Latino and the other immigrants to be well protected through the society, they created to help champion the rights of Latinos and other members.
Thanks to the Larkin and Lacey the wrong deeds were known, and there is hope to end them in the coming days.
Learn more about Jim Larkin and Larkin:
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821 and http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/