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This name popped up a lot when I was reporting on Arizona two years ago for my book The Backlash...J.T. Ready, a neo-Nazi who somehow hobnobbed with more "respectable" conservative politicians like the state senator Russell Pearce, architect of the anti-immigrant law SB 1070.

Today Ready strapped on body armor, killed four people, including a toddler, then killed himself.

My heart goes out to his victims and their loved ones...and the tortured state of Arizona.

(Photo of J.T. Ready on border patrol by Michael Chow/ Arizona Republic)