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Sawant, Mayor Murray trade barbs over Seattle police role in immigration enforcement

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks at a protest in front of the federal courthouse, Friday, Feb.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Mayor Ed Murray have traded remarks after Sawant called on Murray to use police to block federal immigration raids.

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