Marin Voice: Remembering goal ‘to form a more perfect union’

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On a recent Saturday, on a beautiful spring evening in the multipurpose room of Vallecito Elementary School, I experienced what the framers of our Constitution must have meant by “a more perfect union.”

The gym was full of people from many walks of life — Jews, Muslims, Christians, atheists — people of many hues gathered to break bread and mingle in a community potluck dinner.

The event was called “Meet Your Muslim Neighbors.”

Woman at center of police sex scandal files $18M claim against San Francisco

Retired Oakland cop in court for allegedly failing to report sex abuse

Retired Oakland police Sgt. LeRoy Johnson had no comment as he appeared in court Monday, accused of not reporting child abuse involving Jasmine Abuslin, the daughter of an Oakland police dispatcher.

Johnson did not enter a plea and was ordered to return to court in December. His attorney also declined to discuss the case.Retired Oakland cop in court for allegedly failing to report sex abuse

Prosecutors say Johnson had a private Facebook chat with Abuslin on Sept. 21. According to Alameda County prosecutors, she told Johnson that she had sex with other Oakland police officers — and told him not to tell anyone.

Jasmine Abuslin’s ‘new life’ began in safe house with armed guards

But she got there in a controversial way. It involved wearing bullet proof vests in public and living in a safe house where she was under 24-hour protection from armed guards.