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Seattle City Council passes historic police-accountability legislation

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Seattle City Council members  Tim Burgess speaks at a council meeting Monday afternoon.  At the meeting, the council unanimously passed the $15/hour minimum wage proposal .


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“This is breaking new ground nationally and it is a very exciting experiment,” said Samuel Walker, a nationally recognized police-accountability expert and emeritus professor criminal justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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