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With Veto-Proof Majority, Seattle City Council Pledges to Defund Police by 50%

HeadlineJul 10, 2020

In Washington state, a veto-proof majority of the Seattle City Council has backed a proposal to slash the Seattle Police Department’s budget by 50%. Seattle’s mayor and police chief have opposed the move to defund the police.

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