Joe Arpaio Made Things Difficult in Arizona
Joe Arpaio was the sheriff of Phoenix, Arizona. He was a corrupt sheriff and he tried to make people do things he wanted by throwing his power around. He was doing things that were completely illegal, but he didn’t care. He just wanted to get his way and would do anything he could to ensure he was making things hard on people. He was especially cruel to people who were trying to come to Arizona. He knew things would be hard for them, but he tried his best to make everything even harder when he was working on different things.
Larkin and Lacey saw everything Joe Arpaio was doing. They wanted to put a stop to it, but they knew they would need to call him out on the things he was doing if they were going to do that. They spent months gathering information and putting a story together. Then, the published it. They had a successful Internet publication they used to publish the story on so they were confident many people would see it. When they made the choice to publish the story about Joe Arpaio, they had no idea it would blow up in the way it did after they had started the publication.
The men published the story, and Joe Arpaio was not happy. In fact, they had done something bad enough he tried to arrest them and charge them with a false crime. This, of course, was illegal, but it was something Joe Arpaio was used to doing so he did it without any type of idea as to what the consequences would be. The arrest was the first part of his downfall. It would eventually lead to him getting in trouble and the men getting a huge settlement from him.
Once they fought the charges he was trying to stick on them, they realized they were going to win. They accepted his offer to settle out of court for three million dollars. They used the money they won and put it back into the cause they were supportive of. Since they were activists, they wanted to use the money to start their own organization. They are now running the Frontera Fund and helping other people who have been charged with crimes they simply didn’t commit. It is what they wanted to do for a long time, and the arrest gave them a chance to actually do it.