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12/08/2003 Archived Entry: "Janklow guilty!"

JANKLOW GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS. After just five hours of deliberation, a jury found former Gov./Rep. Bill Janklow guilty on all four counts -- speeding, running a stop sign, reckless driving, and second-degree manslaughter.

For decades, Janklow has epitomized the abusive, untouchable politician -- and his driving has notoriously epitomized his disregard for the rights of others. It's a terrible thing that a man had to die before Janklow was finally found out, but wonderful to see a politician finally being held to account for his actions like any other human being.

Now, if he just doesn't get a slap-on-the-wrist sentence ...

Posted by Claire @ 06:31 PM CST

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