In huge news for the Hmong community (and in Sacramento), the United States has dropped its case against General Vang Pao for allegedly being part of a conspiracy planning an armed takeover of Laos.

You can read about it and watch a slideshow, videos, and an interactive timeline at the Sacramento Bee.  All these resources are not only informative, but many are accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners.

I’ve written about this case before, including describing its impact on our students and how I’ve used it in class. Thousands of Hmong have participated in protests in Sacramento.

We should have an interesting class discussion on Monday.