PBA in the News
Archive 2011

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2011


December
Dec. 30, 2011 On News 12, PBA officers distribute toys, food and health items to families from the Auburn Family Shelter.
Dec. 28, 2011 The widow of Police Officer Frank Macri wins lawsuit to change his death line of duty from 9/11 exposure.  See reports in the Daily News; NY Post and NBC’s website.
Dec. 21, 2011 On News12 Bronx, the PBA donates hundreds of toys to the children of the Kipps Bay Boys and Girls club.  Retired PO Mike McDermott plays Santa and accepts the toys on behalf of the club. PBA president Pat Lynch calls an animation of the killing of officer Figoski by a company that animates NYC related news “disgusting” and “vile” in Newsday.
Dec. 20, 2011

A contingent from the PBA fill the courtroom as PO Figoski’s killers plead not guilty to the killing.  Pat Lynch proclaims the disgust of police officers throughout the city and criticizes an inmate who claimed to be assaulted by Corrections Officers.  Reports aired on: New York 1 News; CBS news at noon and 5 PM: NBC news; Fox news; ABC news; PIX news; News 12 Long Island and News 12 Brooklyn.

Dec. 17, 2011

New York 1 News reports on indictments of officer Figoski’s killers, funeral arrangements and a gun buy back in the community.

The PBA donates hundreds of toys to the Brownsville Recreational Center where members of the community hold a memorial service for slain officer Figoski.  Reports on NY 1 News; NBC news; Fox news and News12 Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Dec. 16, 2011

A large contingent of PBA members join Pat Lynch at the indictment of the killers of PO Figoski.  Reports on NY 1 News; CBS news; NBC news at 6 PM and 11 PM; Fox news; ABC news; PIX news.

Dec. 14, 2011 On an exclusive interview with CBS TV’s Pablo Guzman at 5 PM and 6 PM, Pat Lynch discusses the realities of policing and why MOS care and protect the families of fallen officers.
Dec. 13, 2011

Reports are aired indicating that five are in custody for the murder of PO Peter Figoski.  Pat Lynch express outrage over a judge’s horrible decision to ROR a known dangerous felon without even setting bail and at the arraignment, notes that the perp was brought in cuffed with PO Figoski’s own handcuffs.  See reports from:  CBS at 5 PM; CBS at 6 PM: CBS at 11 PM; NBC at 5 PM; NBC at 6 PM: NBC at 11 PM; Fox at 5 PM; Fox at 10 PM; ABC at 11 PM; MY9 news at 10; WPIX News at 10; News 12 Brooklyn and hear radio reports from WNYC and WCBS. View the entire unedited news conference conducted following the arraignment of PO Figoski’s killers in video shot by the PBA.

Dec. 12, 2011

PBA president Pat Lynch opposes legislation that, if passed, would require newly hired police officers to live within the confines of the five boroughs of the city. Print stories appeared in the NY Times, Daily News and the Post, and the issue was also covered on Fox and WNBC TV news.

Following news coverage regarding comments made by alleged police officers on Facebook, an Associated Press report appearing in Newsday reports that the PBA warned about the dangers of officers using social media in a 2009 magazine piece by PBA Treasurer Joseph Alejandro.

Dec. 3, 2011 The Post quotes Pat Lynch, saying he “fumed, ‘This rogue investigator’s testimony was used to pursue this ticket investigation and to obtain wiretaps on the phones of over a dozen police officers.’”
Dec. 2, 2011 The News and Post follow up on the PBA reaction to the charges against the "ticket fixing" scandal investigator.
Dec. 1, 2011

As reported in the Daily News and the Post, Pat Lynch questions the veracity of the entire ticket fixing investigation as its lead investigator is eyed for charges for failure to follow investigative protocols. In the New York Times, Pat Lynch weighs in on the Trial Commissioner’s recommendations of not guilty for PO Carey and guilty for Det. Isnora in the Bell shooting.

November
Nov. 28, 2011

The PBA published an ad that reprints a column by Daily News columnist Denis Hamil and one by author/publisher Cynthia Brown calling the so called “ticket fixing” scandal a “witch hunt” and “perverse anti-union fervor.”  It ran in the Daily News on Nov. 16th and in El Diario on Nov. 17th and will hit the stands for the next two weeks in dozens of weekly newspaper around the city. 

Nov. 24, 2011

PBA questions retirement of Internal Affairs Bureau cop who led the NYPD ticket-fixing investigation. Daily News, Chief, New York 1 News web story and broadcast version.

Nov. 1, 2011 The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s comments on the “ticket fixing “ indictments indicate “the bosses are next.”
October
Oct. 28, 2011

Click here to view the raw, unedited PBA recorded video of Pat Lynch’s news conference following the indictment of MOS on ticket fixing charges. Here you will see the entire news conference, not just the selected sound bites the media uses.

Oct. 28, 2011

In The Chief, PBA pres Pat Lynch lends support to the Nassau County PBA in their fight to prevent the county executive from re-opening their contract for the purpose of reducing pay or benefits.

Oct. 28, 2011

Over one thousand PBA members joined Pat Lynch to rally in a show of support for fellow officers indicted for "ticket fixing" at the Bronx Hall of Justice. View the TV coverage here: Ch. 2 at Noon, Ch. 2 at 5 PM, Ch. 4, Ch. 5 at 5 PM, Ch. 7 at 5 PM, Ch.7 at 6 PM, Ch. 7 at 11 PM, Ch. 9 at 10 PM, Ch. 11 at 6 PM, Ch. 11 at 10 PM, New York 1 News at 4 PM. You can also listen to 1010WINS and read the news coverage as reported by the Daily News (see also 2nd article); NY Post; Wall Street Journal and the Staten Island Advance.

Oct. 27, 2011

Police officer Michael Carey testifies at a department trial of Det. Isnora in the Sean Bell case. Click here to view New York 1’s story and click here to see the raw footage of the interview with Pat Lynch recorded by the PBA.

Oct. 27, 2011

The city’s labor unions have reached an agreement in "principal" regarding the consolidation of investment strategies of pension funds. Click here to view a PBA recorded video of Pat Lynch addressing the need to protect member’s rights and pensions at City Hall.

Oct. 23, 2011

Daily News reports on the impact of bad news stories and ticket fixing on police morale. Click here to read Pat Lynch's full quote.

Oct. 15, 2011 New York Post editorial: "Coddling Cop-Shooters"
Oct. 7, 2011 Pat Lynch’s outrage at a gang thug released on bail after wounding an off duty police officer during a shootout between gangs is reported in the Daily News and the NY Post.
Oct. 5, 2011

PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding proposed budget cuts.

September
Sep. 30, 2011

Pat Lynch comments about the impact of successfully achieving the 20 year pension guarantee bill in the Chief Leader.

Sep. 15, 2011

Following the alleged suicide attempt of PO Robert McGee who is involved in the Bronx ticket fixing investigation, Pat Lynch states that police officers are at the breaking point and that the entire issue could have and should have been handled differently. See articles in the Daily News, New York Times and New York Post.

Sep. 13, 2011 In the Chief, Pat Lynch talks about 9/11 and the need to have the Zadroga act cover cancers.
Sep. 9, 2011 Pat Lynch and retired police officer Edwin Rivera who now suffers with 9/11 related cancer join UFA president Steve Cassidy on New York 1’s “Inside City Hall” for a discussion about exposure, cancer and the need to have the Zadroga Act cover cancer.
Sep. 7, 2011 Pat Lynch joins members of Congress at a news conference calling for the federal government to include cancers under the Zadroga bill.  A recent FDNY study demonstrates a connection between cancer and responders prompting Congresswoman Maloney and Congressman Nadler to call for a reassessment by the federal government.  This video, shot by the PBA, shows Pat Lynch’s statement in its entirety. Pat Lynch is quoted on New York 1, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 11, and the Guardian and an insurance trade paper regarding police exposure to toxins during and after 9-11-01.

August
Aug. 22, 2011 In the Daily News, Lynch pledges to ensure that cop killer does not benefit financially from a lawsuit against the city.
Aug. 21, 2011 The Daily News reports on MOS suffering with cancer as Pat Lynch explains that the sick can't wait for science to catch up with common sense.
Aug. 11, 2011 In the Times Union's blog "Capitol Confidential," Pat Lynch comments about the state’s exhibits commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.


June

Jun. 24, 2011 In the Chief Leader,  Pat Lynch reacts to the overturning of manslaughter conviction of an off duty MOS.
Jun. 15, 2011 The New York Times, Daily News and New York Post report the overturning of a manslaughter conviction for former police officer Rafael Lora.
Jun. 14, 2011 The Daily News and the Chief Leader report “Team Lynch’s” overwhelming re-election.
May
May 21, 2011 In the Daily News, Lynch, in court for the revocation of bail hearing for a cop shooter, comments on thug being remanded to custody. On New York 1, Pat Lynch speaks about the importance of the Memorial ceremony held at the “Police Arlington” at Cypress Hills Cemetery.
May 13, 2011 The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch’s comments praising the City Council for restoring funds for a class of 1,400 in July.
May 6, 2011 Pat Lynch is quoted in the Wall Street Journal and in Bloomberg News regarding the City Council’s restoration of funds to hire 1,400 new recruits in July.
May 1, 2011 In the New York Post, Lynch says street named for fallen PO John Scarangella was “…a long time coming.”

April

Apr. 19, 2011

Pat Lynch warns that postponing the April class will lead to more dangerous streets for the public and police officers alike: The Chief

Pat Lynch supports the need for a nation-wide emergency service broadband service: The Chief

Apr. 13, 2011

Pat Lynch states the cancellation of the 540 cadets for an April class will compromise safety for the public and police officers: New York 1, WNBC, Fox, WABC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and The Republic, Columbus, Indiana.

Apr. 7, 2011

Backed up by nearly one hundred uniformed and plain clothes PBA members, Pat Lynch calls the killer of PO Schaberger “a cold-blooded animal, a killer who should be behind bars” following the arraignment of George Villanueva in Brooklyn Criminal Court.  View the coverage by New York1 News, Fox News, PIX News, CBS News and My 9 News, and in print in the Daily News, Post and Newsday.

March

Mar. 30, 2011 PBA president Pat Lynch calls the reclaiming of PO George Wong’s body an “unforgivable case of bureaucratic overreaction…” in a story in the Daily News.
Mar. 21, 2011

News 12 Brooklyn reports Pat Lynch's concerns regarding reduced staffing at the NYPD.

Mar. 18, 2011

Pat Lynch speaks of the dangers police officers face (New York 1) and the solidarity among law enforcement officers (WABC) at the funeral of P.O. Alain Schaberger.  Additional coverage of P.O. Schaberger's funeral and that of fallen a fallen Nassau police officer appeared on Fox, WPIX and WCBS.

Mar. 14, 2011 Pat Lynch comments on the uncertainty of the radio runs and question why a career criminal was on the street in several articles regarding the murder of Police Officer Alain Schaberger: The Chief, New York Times, Newsday.
Mar. 13, 2011

Pat Lynch stands with the Mayor and Police Commissioner at the news conference announcing the murder of PO Alain Schaberger. Videos on WABC at 6, WABC at 11, Fox, WCBS and WPIX.

Mar. 5, 2011 The New York Times, Daily News, Wall Street Journal and New York 1 report Pat Lynch's reaction to a Manhattan Grand Jury's decision not to file criminal charges against officers in a Harlem case.
Mar. 2, 2011 In the Queens Gazette, Cop, Fire Unions Burning Mad Over Proposed Cuts

February

Feb. 15, 2011 The Chief Leader reports on and editorializes on the police and fire unions' fight to keep our pensions and VSF intact. See the lead story, detectives' and lieutenants' reactions, VSF not a bonus, Razzle-Dazzle and editorial.
Feb. 11, 2011 The NY Post in an editorial, while calling for other pension reforms, calls for Mayor Bloomberg to stop trying to pick the pockets of retired police and firefighters.
Feb. 10, 2011 News coverage from the joint press conference on the steps of City Hall denouncing the mayor’s attack on the VSF and Police and Fire pensions. Inside City Hall, NY 1 at 6 PM and 11 PM, ABC, NBC, PIX and Fox; and from radio on CBS Newsradio 880, WINS radio and WNYC radio. Also in print: Daily News (article and opinion), New York Times, New York Post, and Wall Street Journal. See and hear PBA Pres. Pat Lynch's, UFA Pres. Steve Cassidy's and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's full statements on the steps of City Hall in this PBA VIDEO.
Feb 7, 2011 In The Chief, PBA comes out swinging on proposed pension cut
Feb. 3, 2011 Pat Lynch challenges the Mayor's plans to reduce pensions and eliminate VSF. Wall Street Journal and 1010 WINS audio (click to listen to 12.34 PM and 1:13 PM audio).

January

Jan. 31, 2011 In The Chief, Pat Lynch says City Hall Can't Be Trusted
Jan. 19, 2011 Pat Lynch is called "pugnacious" in his response defending the VSF as a bought-and-paid-for benefit when Bloombergs calls to end what he calls a "holiday bonus" for future police officers.  Read clips from the International Business Times, Gotham Gazette and Newsday.
Jan. 12, 2011 In the Daily News, Pat Lynch slams the department for filing administrative charges against two officers involved in a justified shooting.
Jan. 8, 2011 Under the heading of defense counsel will say anything to get a client off, a lawyer suggests that the near cop-killer who shot PO Ricky Ramirez should sue the city because police fired at him first.  Pat Lynch's response was included in the Daily News article. The story was also covered in the New York Post, Newsday, and the Port Washington Patch.
Jan. 1, 2011 Just before Christmas, Pat Lynch made an appeal to the public through the media on behalf of Angelo "Santa" Grande who is in need of a kidney transplant.  The story entitled "Santa Needs a Christmas Miracle" was widely picked up and ran on CBS 2, Fox 5 News, My 9 News and ran Christmas Day on WPIX 11 News.  The story also appeared in the Daily News, the Chief Leader, and was covered by the Associated Press.  It was published as far away as San Antonio, Texas and Burlington, Vermont and has hit dozens of internet news sites.  So far, 45 people have contacted North Shore Hospital as potential donors and are being tested to see if they are a match.


More print and video news stories can be found listed by year: 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002. See also full indexes of articles, video and audio listed by individual news organizations. Stories from 2001 and earlier can only be found under the individual news organizations.