UPDATE: City Council Approves Naming Queens Street After Sean Bell

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From the NY Post:

The City Council yesterday approved renaming a Queens street after police-slaying victim Sean Bell, but several legislators said he wasn’t worthy of an honor often bestowed on cops killed in the line of duty.

With the council’s vote yesterday, three blocks of Liverpool Street in Queens, where Bell was shot and killed by cops on his wedding day, will be co-named Sean Bell Way.

“A City Council that places a man who nearly ran over police officers in the same category as heroes who risk their lives for us all every day needs to no longer have the authority to do street renamings,” fumed Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-SI), who voted early in the meeting and left in protest.

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[10:52 a.m. - 12/17/2009] – Queens City Council Considers Naming Street After Sean Bell

From the NYPost:

A City Council committee today is expected to vote on a controversial bill to rename a Queens street after Sean Bell, who was killed in a hail of 50 police bullets on what was to be his wedding day.

The council’s Committee on Parks and Recreation will vote on renaming a section of Liverpool Street, Sean Bell Way.

Bell, 23, who was unarmed, was shot in his car there outside a Jamaica strip club in 2006 as he left a bachelor party with friends.

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