$12 million lawsuit brought against Syracuse for incident involving police, student

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A $12 million lawsuit has been filed against the city of Syracuse, Police Chief Frank Fowler, and a Syracuse police officer accused of using excessive force while arresting a 14-year-old special needs student at Nottingham High School. The incident took place more than a year ago, and started when the student was suspended and told to leave the school.

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.”