Mayor wants street renaming to honor slain officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are working to rename two streets in Brooklyn in honor of slain officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.



The legislation calls for Ridgewood Avenue between Shepard Avenue and Highland Place to be named after Ramos and West 6th Street between avenues S and T to be named after Liu.



Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said in a statement, "These courageous men were fathers, brothers and sons and they were committed to the protection of every New Yorker who calls the city home."



The sites for the street names could be located near each of the officers' homes, and were picked with the help of their family members.


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