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April 20, 2007

A civil jury in Linden, Texas, today awarded approximately $9 million in damages to Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man who was taunted, knocked unconscious and dumped along a desolate road by four white men in September 2003.

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April 19, 2007

A civil jury in Linden, Texas, today awarded approximately $9 million in damages to Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man who was taunted, knocked unconscious and dumped along a desolate road by four white men in September 2003.

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March 12, 2007

Guestworkers who come to the United States are routinely cheated out of wages; forced to mortgage their futures to obtain low-wage, temporary jobs; held virtually captive by employers who seize their documents; forced to live in squalid conditions; and denied medical benefits for injuries, according to a new report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center today.

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March 09, 2007

A jury trial in the SPLC's lawsuit on behalf of Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man who was taunted, beaten and left unconscious beside a road by a group of young white men, will begin April 17 in Linden, Texas.

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March 09, 2007

A jury trial in the Center's lawsuit on behalf of Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man who was taunted, beaten and left unconscious beside a road by a group of young white men, will begin April 17 in Linden, Texas.

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February 21, 2007

To assist with the FBI's review of unresolved civil rights era murders, the Center has provided the bureau's Civil Rights Unit with information about the deaths of dozens of people who may have been victims of racially motivated killings.

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February 12, 2007

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently joined 31 state attorneys general and more than 210 law enforcement, professional, education, civil rights, religious and civic organizations across the country in support of federal hate crime legislation.

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