It has been a while since the last update on the Joe Arpaio case, but earlier this month a bit more light was shed on the situation.
Joe Arpaio had been occupying the position of Sheriff of the Maricopa County in Arizona for more than two decades. He was finally put to trial when journalists Micheal Lacey and Jim Larkin filed a lawsuit against Arpaio.
The former sheriff spent many years of his career profiling Latinos because of his racial prejudice. He had an immigration patrol for more than 17 months which he continued even after he recited a court order to stop in 2011. During that time more than 170 individuals became a victim of his racial profiling.
Fortunately, a new ruling from earlier this month might allow these people to receive a monetary compensation from a fund. The decision also has a high chance of presenting Joe Arpaio from repeatedly running for office.
According to the legal experts involved in the case, although Joe Arpaio has received a pardon from Trump, that does not change anything. The pardon did save Joe Arpaio from six months in jail, but his charges have not been dropped, and the ruling that he is guilty is not void. That was stated by the U. S. District Judge Susan Bolton,
The lifelong activist Lydia Guzman and one of Joe Arpaio’s most active foes indicated her support for Judge Bolton’s words that facts remain facts. Activist Lydia Guzman also stated that if Joe Arpaio decides to run for office at any point in the future, his opposition should remind of the records that acknowledge Arpaio’s criminal deeds while he was occupying that pot for years on end. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
Speaking of the end, the case against Joe Arpaio is nowhere near such a point. In fact, legal experts have shared that there are several things that can stand as lawsuits against Joe Arpaio in the near future. One of those things is his disobedience towards the court order to cease immigration patrol which he ignored for more than e year, seventeen months to be exact.
In order to avoid such instances coming up to b used against him, the lawyers representing Joe Arpaio made an attempt to wipe his record clean ala abra-cadabra. There is no such thing as legal magic, and so they failed to clear his name on paper. That failure brought some sense of justice swell as hope that criminals will not have that easy of a time putting everything behind. The judgment of conviction is not that easy to erase, not the criminal contempt.
In the meantime, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are continuing to support groups and organizations that look after people who are more than underrepresented both legally and socially.
The two journalists created the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund mainly to give more power to organizations that care as they believe that that is the only way to try an fix the wrongdoing of people such as Joe Arpaio.