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DOJ Civil Rights Thomas Perez Issues Statement on LEP Practices Relevant to Pending Georgia Case - Ling vs. Georgia

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement on August 16, 2010 on language access policies and practices to state courts which is directly relevant to recent Ling v. Georgia case being carefully watched in Georgia. http://www.lep.gov/final_courts_ltr_081610.pdf

Solidarity Walk for Pa Lee Klo, 20 years old, Murdered Last Friday in Georgia

(Clarkston, GA) -- The Karen Community of Georgia issued a press release inviting the public to participate in a Solidarity Walk on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 5 p.m. to commemorate the life of Pa Lee Klo, a twenty-year-old Karen refugee who was senselessly killed last week in a driveby shooting outside of his home in Clarkston in Dekalb County, Georgia.

Dekalb County is home to one of the largest refugee populations in the South. The community has been increasingly concerned by the growing violence in the Clarkston apartment houses where Pa Lee Klo was killed.