The thing we need most at this time hostility is great courage. Courage has been instrumental in reshaping and changing this world as we know it.
Courage is needed at this time when America seems to be hateful toward anyone in the Latino and Hispanic communities. It is our job as loving human beings to advocate for the equal treatment of immigrants here in the United States of America.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been instrumental in changing the worldview of the American population. They have done this by sending out newspapers and magazines and journals describing the hard situation that illegal immigrants find themselves in. On top of this, they routinely tell stories of how the government answer and citizens are mistreating and oppressing the Mexican community.
As Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported their findings, they found that Sheriff Joseph Arpaio comes up in their journal more than any other name. They spoke about how he chained a pregnant woman to the bed in her jail cell. This woman was eight months pregnant and had been complaining that she no longer felt the baby moving and was experiencing pain in her midsection. Rather than letting her go see a doctor, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio ordered her to remain in her cell. When she did not comply, she was chained to her bed where she went into labor.
Even though she was in labor, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio refused to call the OB/GYN. Without her doctor present, the mother lost her baby. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was so evil that he then denied her the ability to go to the child’s funeral.
Sheriff Arpaio also is the one who took a Hispanic family’s home and turned it into a blazing inferno. He had entered the home believing they were part of a drug cartel and moving the supplies for a local gang. When he wasn’t able to find any evidence of this he was furious. In his heart, he knew they were evil and guilty and so he set fire to their home so it would be destroyed.
It is this kind of evil man that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin want to remove from the United States government. I would say they have every right to do so.
As Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin published these stories Sheriff Joseph Arpaio began to plot revenge. He decided that it was within his power to silence these two men for daring to speak out against him.
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio would gather the various deputies that worked underneath him and go to the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Once he broke in illegally, he held the two men at gunpoint and demanded they hand over all incriminating stories they had about him.
Of course, being brave and full of courage, these two great men refused. He then illegally detained them. However, this furthered Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s great cause and Sheriff Joe Arpaio was fired.
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