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    Streets in Brooklyn to Be Named After Two Slain Police Officers

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    Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are remembered as heroes who lost their lives in line of duty.

    MOSCOW, January 21 (Sputnik) — Two streets in Brooklyn, New York, will be named in honor of two police officers who were shot and killed by an Afro-American, New York Post reported on Wednesday.

    “We have to do everything we can to keep their memories alive”, representative of the City Council Parks Committee said in statement, cited by the newspaper. He also added that it is important people remember them as heroes who were doing their job to protect the population.

    The two officers were killed in line of duty while sitting in their patrol car on December, 20.

    The killing is assumed an act of revenge inspired by grand jury decisions not to indict the two white police officers who killed unarmed Afro-Americans — Eric Garner and Michael Brown — in the summer of 2014.


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