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November 27, 2020
Officers Released from Hospital

New York 1 and WCBS radio report on the return of Officers Christopher Wells and Joseph Murphy to their families in time for Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2020
News Coverage of Lynch at Hospital

Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, OAN, and WABC Radio cover Pat Lynch speaking at the hospital after two officers are shot. 

November 24, 2020
Lynch Speaks at Hospital

Pat Lynch speaks at Jamaica Hospital after two 105 Pct. members were shot and injured while trying to help a domestic violence victim. Watch video of his remarks.

November 12, 2020
Lynch Calls for Moderate Democrats to Say No

In an op-ed in the Empire Report, Pat Lynch calls for moderate Democrats to stand up, say no, and vote no to bad public safety policies and their deafening silence while police officers were being attacked and demonized.

November 11, 2020
Pat Lynch Criticizes Mayor’s Plan for new 911 EMS mental health teams

Articles in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, and the Gothamist and reports on ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, and Fox 5 News quote the PBA president: "Police officers know that we cannot single-handedly solve our city's mental health disaster, but this plan will not do that, either," PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement. "It will undoubtedly put our already overtaxed EMS colleagues in dangerous situations without police support.”

November 5, 2020
Election Update

Pat Lynch says on PIX 11 TV and WCBS news radio that election results in New York state show popular rejection of the anti-police views of Democrats' radical left wing.

October 30, 2020
Pat Lynch Praises Promotion of Juanita Holmes to NYPD Chief of Patrol

Articles in Newsday and and a report on CBS 2 News quote the PBA president: “Chief Holmes' entire family embodies the NYPD's proudest traditions, so she understands better than anybody how our work and traditions are being undermined and attacked."

October 29, 2020
News Reports on P.O. Garcia Resignation

Pat Lynch blames resignation of PO Francisco Garcia on half-baked public health policies. See coverage on Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, 1010 WINS Radio, and in News, Post, and Gothamist. See press release here.

October 27, 2020
Lynch Discusses the New Bail Law

On multiple outlets, Spectrum News shows Pat Lynch discussing what is wrong with the new bail law, and what should be done.

October 26, 2020
Pat Lynch Defends Members Against Baseless Attacks

In an op-ed in the NY Post, Pat Lynch defends PBA members against baseless attacks that they can't be trusted to protect voter's rights impartially.

October 16, 2020
'Back the Blue'

Pat Lynch calls for the public to join WABC radio's "Back the Blue" campaign.

October 15, 2020
Chief Pichardo Resigns

On ABC TV News, Pat Lynch blames City Hall inteference for Chief Pichardo's retirement.

October 4, 2020
Queens councilman aims to repeal law criminalizing police chokeholds

An article in the NY Post quotes Pat Lynch praising the councilman for sponsoring a new law: “He knows a few tweaks won’t fix it.” 

September 25, 2020
Interview with Pat Lynch

Click here to view the interview with Pat Lynch on Newsmax .

September 24, 2020
More Reports on Planned Cop-Killer Release

Coverage continues on planned cop-killer release, including interviews with PO Piagentini's widow, Diane. See CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, News 12 Long Island,, PIX 11 News and WCBS Radio.

September 23, 2020
NYPD cop killer Anthony Bottom scheduled to be released on parole

An article in the NY Post quotes Pat Lynch: “Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature have spent years torturing crime victims, especially the hero families of fallen police officers. They knew that changing the parole guidelines would unleash more vicious killers like Anthony Bottom back onto our streets.” See more coverage on PIX 11 TV, and WINS and WCBS radio.

September 18, 2020
Court Blocks Records Release

Appeals Court blocks release of Police personnel records. See CBS 2 news and WINS radio news.

September 1, 2020
Pat Lynch Slams NYPD’s New Guidelines for Disciplining Officer Misconduct

The PBA president’s criticisms of the guidelines are quoted in News12 Brooklyn, New York 1, Newsday, Staten Island Advance, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

August 31, 2020
Pat Lynch Attacks Joe Biden

New York 1 reports Pat Lynch saying on a Trump campaign call " Joe Biden ... would be a Democratic apologist asking the police to have a soft touch on criminals and rioters."

August 28, 2020
Patrick J. Lynch Addresses the 2020 Republican Convention

Click here to view full speech. Local and national media cover Pat Lynch's speech addressing America’s public safety emergency. See NY Post, Daily NewsWashington Times, PIX 11 News, News 12 Brooklyn, News 12 Long Island, New York 1, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, and NBC 4 News. The address was also carried on nationwide radio stations, including KPAM in Portland, OR; KSL in Salt Lake City, UT; and KGO in San Francisco, CA as well as WNYC, WABC, and WINS.

August 27, 2020
Pat Lynch Calls for 'Full Repeal' of Choke Hold Law

The issue is covered in the NY Post, the Chief, City and State, Gothamist, New York 1, CBS 2 TV NewsWCBS radio, WABC radio, and WINS radio.

August 25, 2020
PBA Backs GOP's Malliotakis in SI Congressional Race

WPIX 11 News, News12 Brooklyn, NY Post and Staten Island Advance quote Pat Lynch at press conference at One Police Plaza saying that the city's Democratic politicians have "turned their backs" on law enforcement. 

August 24, 2020
Media Covers New Weekend Schedule

In stories on NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, and PIX 11 News about the NYPD order to change steady weekend RDOs to combat surging crime, Pat Lynch says that cops are “at the breaking point.” Read full statement here.

August 21, 2020
Council Committee Chair Open to Amending Chokehold Law

An article in includes this PBA statement: "New York City police officers are doing our job exactly as directed. Mayor de Blasio has touted the NYPD's reductions in arrests for years. The City Council passed a law that made it impossible to safely arrest a resisting criminal. It's baffling that anybody would expect police officers to step up arrests when our city leaders have made it clear they want fewer arrests and less enforcement, not more.” 

August 15, 2020
PBA Endorses Donald J. Trump for President

Media coverage of the event on New York 1, NBC 4, PIX 11, News 12 Bronx and Long Island, WINS radio, and in the NY Post (event and Trump's response), Daily News (reprinted in MSN.COM and YAHOO.COM), Newsday, Albany Times Union, Newsweek, HuffPost, Newsmax.

August 9, 2020
Pat Lynch Blasts Manhattan DA for Reducing Charge Against Man Accused of Assaulting NYPD Officer

An article in the NY Post quotes Lynch: “Is there any doubt who is in charge in this city now? The criminal mob is dictating their terms to the NYPD brass and district attorneys, who are tripping over themselves to comply.” See also NY1 and WCBS radio.

August 8, 2020
PBA, Other Police Unions Slam NYPD Retreat at Cop-Assault Suspect’s Home

An article in the NY Post quotes Pat Lynch: "The NYPD"s top brass better start talking: Who really issued the order to retreat? Who put police officers in the dangerous position of backing down in the face of an angry mob?" 

August 7, 2020
Police unions sue NYC over ‘diaphragm clause’ of city’s chokehold ban

Articles in the NY Post, Newsday, and Staten Island Advance and a CBS 2 News report quote Hank Sheinkopf, a spokesman for the police unions’ coalition: “The Mayor and the City Council took a big gamble with this law. It was pure politics.” 

August 1, 2020
Lynch at White House Speaks on New Police Laws

In reports of a meeting with President Trump and a press conference at the White House that aired on local TV stations nationwide, Pat Lynch says that by demonizing police officers, NYC politicians have lost the streets and caused businesses and residents to flee.

July 24, 2020
PBA Responds to Chief Monahan's Remarks

In response to Chief Monahan's claim that DAs won't enforce new laws, Pat lynch said: "That is news to us. If every DA believes that, they need to say so publicly to the cops on the street." See Fox 5 News and NY1 News.

July 23, 2020
Pat Lynch, Survivors Protest Two More Cop-Killer Paroles

An article in The Chief-Leader quotes the PBA president saying that releases of “killers who undermine the very fabric of a civilized society” were emblematic of Albany’s ”pro-criminal agenda.”

July 20, 2020
PBA on BLM Murals

After a police officer was injured trying to arrest an individual smearing paint on the Black Lives Matter slogan in front of Trump Tower, the PBA tweeted “This nonsense needs to stop. Our city is in crisis. Paint on the street helps no one.”  1010 WINS covered the reaction.

July 17, 2020
Unions: City Hall Policy Drives Arrests, Summons Down

In the Daily News, the PBA and other four NYPD unions explain that the drop in enforcement activity is the result of City Hall policies that are deliberately designed to reduce arrests and summonses.

July 16, 2020
PBA Sues With Union Coalition to Block Records Release

The PBA, as part of a coalition including the four other NYPD unions and Fire and Corrections unions, filed a lawsuit in state court to block Mayor de Blasio’s planned release of records related to unsubstantiated allegations of misconduct and unresolved disciplinary proceedings. See Daily News, Post, and PIX 11, and stories on NBC 4 and the Post on the judge's temporary delay on implementation.

July 15, 2020
Lynch Blames NYC Crime Surge on City Officials

Fox 5 News has an on-camera interview with Lynch and CNN quotes from his letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio saying the officials "created an atmosphere of hatred and disrespect toward police officers and criminals are taking full advantage."

July 14, 2020
Anti-Police Sentiment Grows

Reported on Fox 5 News and CBS 2 News, Pat Lynch calls out city officials for putting New Yorkers in danger by allowing growing anti-police violence.

July 13, 2020
Pat Lynch Fumes After Suspect Seen on Video Putting NYPD Officer in Headlock Is Not Charged

Lynch is quoted on CBS 2 news: “We expect the Bronx DA to review the case and bring real charges, carrying real penalties, forthwith. If that doesn’t happen, we should just run up the white flag and admit that the criminals are in charge.”

July 9, 2020
Pat Lynch Criticizes AG’s Report as One-Sided

Pat Lynch says that AG report is one-sided, and adds that it “delivers reheated proposals that have been part of the anti-police agenda for decades." See story in and on 1010 WINS.

July 9, 2020
NYPD Limits Retirement Applications

In an article in the NY Post and on WCBS radio, Pat Lynch calls the surge in retirement applications “one answer to the question on every police officer’s mind: How are we supposed to do our job in this environment?”

July 8, 2020
Retirement Numbers Growing

In an ABC 7 News report, Lynch explains growing numbers of officer retirements. "City Hall and Albany have completely dismantled our justice system. ... Police officers are tired of trying to sort out these mixed messages."

July 6, 2020
Pat Lynch Interview

Pat Lynch appeared live on 1010 WINS to discuss the chaos on our streets. Why are the shootings rising? Lynch said: "Elected leaders, our Mayor, are saying there is going to be a soft touch on criminals and crime. Criminals on the street heard that message. They know police on the street are being held back."

July 3, 2020
'Mind-Blowing Hypocrisy' Says Lynch

Pat Lynch accuses NY Democrats of “mind-blowing hypocrisy” for wanting to deny pensions to Cops based on “mere allegation of misconduct.” See story in NY Post.

June 30, 2020
Pat Lynch Slams Mayor and Council for Billion-$ NYPD Budget Slash

"We will say it again: The mayor and the City Council have surrendered the city to lawlessness,” said Lynch. “Things won't improve until New Yorkers hold them responsible." See Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, 1010 WINS Radio, NY Post, AM New York, UPI, Times Union.

June 29, 2020
Mayhem in Harlem

Commenting on bottles and trash being thrown at police responding to shots fired, Pat Lynch says "This is what a 'light touch' looks like." See New York 1, Daily News, CNN and WLNY, and Pat Lynch's tweet.

June 29, 2020
Pat Lynch Says Failures of Other Agencies Forces Other Duties on NYPD Officers

In a page-one article in the NY Times, Pat Lynch is quoted, “If they want to shift responsibilities reasonably, do it. ... But where are you going to put it? Who’s going to do it? When you fail, who are you going to ask to step up? I got the answer. They’re going to come back and give it to the P.D.”

June 26, 2020
Pat Lynch Criticizes NYPD Decision to Eliminate Anti-Crime Units

In an article in the Staten Island Advance about the NYPD decision to eliminate Anti-Crime Units, Lynch said: “I don’t want the neighborhood that I worked in, that I brought back, that we brought back — I don’t want it to slide back.”

June 21, 2020
Pat Lynch Editorial in Daily News

In a two-page opinion piece in today's edition of the NY Daily News, Pat Lynch has a message for labor: Police officers' rights are workers' rights, and the attack on police unions is an attack on every union.

June 18, 2020
Pat Lynch Criticizes Mayor’s and City Council’s Proposals to “Reform” Internal Police Probes

“It allows employers to release whatever they want, whenever and however they want,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said in a statement. His remarks are covered in the Daily News, NBC New York and on PIX 11 News.

June 16, 2020
PBA Responds to Disbanding of Anti-Crime Teams

Pat Lynch says city leaders "will have to reckon with the consequences" of disbanding the Anti-Crime teams. His response is covered in the Post, AMNY, Staten Island Advance, Newsday, Reuters and UPI, and on Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, New York 1 and 1010 WINS Radio. See press release.

June 13, 2020
Lynch Responds to Anti-Police Laws

As Gov. Cuomo signs anti-police bills into law, Pat Lynch says on Fox 5 News and ABC 7 News that elected officials ‘have no business celebrating today.’

June 13, 2020
PBA Reacts to Proposed Council Cuts

Pat Lynch responds to City Council’s plans to cut $1 billion from city budget. News coverage in the Post and on New York 1, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, WINS radio news, and CBS radio news.

June 12, 2020
Pat Lynch Editorial in Crain's

In an op-ed in Crain's New York Business, Pat Lynch says reject the rhetoric that demonizes police.

June 9, 2020
Lynch Defends Member

President Pat Lynch defends PBA member of the 73 Pct. against overzealous Brooklyn DA. He was quoted on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News (AM and PM), New York 1, News 12 Long Island, and WNYC Radio, and in Forbes, Newsmax, and Daily News.

June 9, 2020
PBA Leads Coalition to Denounce Albany

The PBA held a joint press conference with 21 other police unions from around New York to denounce Albany’s passage of numerous anti-cop pieces of legislation. The story was covered: on Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1 (AM and PM); WABC Radio and 1010 WINS Radio; and in articles in the NY Post, Staten Island Advance, AM New York, and the Chief.

June 3, 2020
Lynch Slams Officials for Lack of Support

After another long night of rioting in which multiple police officers were injured, Pat Lynch spoke to numerous media outlets to slam elected leaders for their failure to support New York City police officers, especially Governor Cuomo who accused them of “not doing their job.”  Stories appeared on Neil Cavuto’s Fox Business show, CBS 2 News (5pm and 6pm), NBC 4 News (5 pm and 11 pm), Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, NY1 News, CBS 880 radio and 1010 WINS radio (6/2 and 6/3).

May 31, 2020
Cuomo Backs Records Disclosure

The PBA blasts Governor Cuomo for supporting changes to the state law that protect police officers personnel records from public disclosure. Stories appeared in the Daily News, NY Post and WCBS 880 Radio.

May 31, 2020
RMP Firebombers Arrested

Pat Lynch says that two women arrested for throwing a Molotov cocktail into an occupied RMP are “terrorists” who should not be allowed to hide under the label of protester. Stories appeared in NY Post and the Daily News.

May 31, 2020
Officer Safety

The Daily News and WCBS 880 Radio report on the PBA’s safety guidance to members regarding the suspension of solo patrols and the right to wear helmets during demonstrations.

May 31, 2020
Failed Leadership Creates Chaos

NBC 4 News, the Daily News and Newsday cover Pat Lynch blasting NYC elected officials for their “failed leadership” that has contributed to the chaos and violence against police officers.

May 28, 2020
PBA Salutes MTA Transit Workers

The media covers the PBA’s salute to the MTA transit workers who serve alongside us on the front lines of every crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports appeared in AM New York and on New York 1 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

May 28, 2020
PBA Distributes Hand Sanitizer in Bronx

NY1 News covers PBA board officers and members distributing hand sanitizer to their fellow essential workers at the Parkchester subway station in the Bronx.

May 25, 2020
Honoring PBA and Donato Panico

Fox 5 News leads its “NY At Our Best” tribute to local heroes with a segment on Donato Panico and his work to help the PBA feed hospital workers during the pandemic. 

May 20, 2020
PBA Distributes Hand Sanitizer in Queens

On ABC 7 News and New York 1, dozens of PBA members turned out to show solidarity with their fellow essential workers by distributing hand sanitizer during the morning rush today at the Sutphin/Archer subway station and LIRR’s Jamaica Station in Queens. See also press release and PBA-recorded video.

May 18, 2020
Lynch Calls Out Uncaring NY Politicians

In Empire Report, Pat Lynch writes an op-ed calling out New York's elected officials for "not giving a rat's ass" for cops.

May 17, 2020
Lynch on Social Distancing Policy

In a story in the Post, Pat Lynch reiterates that “any policy that continues to deploy police officers to enforce social distancing is not only bound to fail, it is putting cops in dangerous situations with no support.” 

May 14, 2020
NYC Health Commissioner’s Anti-Cop Remarks

Pat Lynch calls for NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot to be fired after reports that she withheld a supply of masks from the NYPD, saying “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops.” Stories appeared in the NY Post, NY Daily News and on WCBS 880 radio, 1010 WINS Radio, New York 1 News and NBC 4 News. See press release here.

May 14, 2020
City Council Calls for Slashed NYPD OT

The Daily News reports on a City Council proposal to slash the NYPD’s OT budget, a plan that Pat Lynch calls “insanely reckless.”

May 13, 2020
DAs Won’t Prosecute Social Distancing

With 4 out of 5 NYC DAs saying they won’t prosecute “social distancing” arrests, Pat Lynch reiterates the PBA’s call for an end of social distancing enforcement by police officers, saying “we’re not just wasting our time — we’re unnecessarily jeopardizing our health and careers.” Stories appeared in the Daily Mail and NY Post.

May 7, 2020
Media Reports on Threatened Cuts

After Mayor de Blasio suggested the city may need to furlough or lay off employees to save money, Pat Lynch said that cutting police officers would lead to “chaos instead of a recovery.” Stories appeared in the NY Post, Fox 5 News online and the Daily News. Read the full statement here.

May 5, 2020
Media Coverage of Social Distancing Enforcement

Media coverage of the PBA’s call for the NYPD to stop deploying police officers to enforce social distancing and instead refocus on serious public safety issues. Stories appeared in the NY Post, Staten Island Advance, NY Daily News, and on NY1 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, ABC 7 News and 1010 WINS Radio.

April 27, 2020
'Unruly Person' Incidents Increase

Patrick Lynch, president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association, said police officers are “ending up in too many dangerous situations with unstable people. ... New York’s political class chose to gut our mental health system,” Lynch told The City. “They chose to open a revolving door for dangerous repeat offenders. Now that we’re in the middle of a crisis, those failures are magnified.”

April 26, 2020
Lynch on Challenges of COVID-19

LISTEN - Pat Lynch talks to Q104.3’s Shelli Sonstein about the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for priority testing for police officers and the need for the city’s elected leaders to start preparing now for the next crisis: “This time, the promise we will not forget has to be real.”

April 24, 2020
PBA Salutes Staff at LIJMC

The media covers the PBA's salute to the hospital staff at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where Pat Lynch spoke about the courage and compassion that the nurses, doctors and technicians have always shown police officers. Stories appeared on NBC 4 News, News 12 Long Island, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News and Inside Edition. See full PBA-recorded video of the event and press conference.

April 17, 2020
Lynch Calls for 'Seismic Change' in City Political Culture

In an op-ed column in the Daily News, Pat Lynch calls for a “seismic change” in New York’s political culture after the city failed once again to plan to protect police officers during a crisis.

April 15, 2020
PBA Salutes Medical Workers at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx

TV and radio stations covered the PBA’s salute to the medical workers at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, where the union delivered hundreds of sandwiches and other food to hospital staff. Stories appeared on PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, NY1 News, News 12 Bronx and CBS 880 radio.

April 13, 2020
Cop-Killer to be Released

The media reports on the state parole board’s decision to free another cop-killer. The PBA slammed the decision and demanded answers from the Parole Board on whether the COVID-19 pandemic played a role in the decision. Read the press release. Stories appeared in the NY Post, NY Daily News, and 1010 WINS.

April 7, 2020
Media Reports on PBA Meal Deliveries at Montefiore

The media reports on the front line solidarity on display at Montefiore Medical Center, where PBA members saluted and delivered food for the nurses doctors and hospital staff. Stories appeared on PIX 11 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Bronx, NBC 4 News and New York 1 News. The event was picked up locally in the Norwood News and nationwide on TV stations from Boston to San Francisco.

April 4, 2020
PBA Delivers Food to Hospital Staff

Dozens of PBA members turned out at Jamaica Hospital to cheer for and deliver food to the nurses, doctors and hospital staff who are with us on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to the media, Pat Lynch once again demanded adequate supplies of protective equipment for cops on the street. Stories appeared in the Daily News, Staten Island Advance, NY Post, ABC 7 News (noon and afternoon), Fox 5 NewsNew York 1 News, and CBS 2 News

April 3, 2020
Push to Release Violent Offenders

The Daily News reports that Bronx public defenders want a judge to release violent suspects over coronavirus fears. PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: “The pro-criminal advocates are exploiting this pandemic to push their agenda to insane extremes. Anybody who pulls a gun on police officers has no business being put back on the street. Our city is in crisis and police officers have enough to worry about without running into the same vicious criminals we locked up months ago.”

March 14, 2020
PBA Files Complaint Over Lack of COVID-19 Supplies

The Daily News, NY Post, Associated PressNY Times, News 12 Brooklyn and WCBS radio report on the PBA’s complaint filed with state health and safety regulators over the NYPD’s failure to equip cops with adequate protective supplies — including masks, gloves, sanitizers and cleaning supplies — to protect against the COVID-19 virus. A follow-up story in the Post noted that hand sanitizers delivered to commands following the PBA’s complaint were expired or half-empty.

March 5, 2020
Lynch Speaks Out Against Pro-Criminal Agenda

Following the would-be Bronx cop-killer’s indictment and court appearance, Pat Lynch called on the public to speak out against the pro-criminal agenda that is making the streets less safe. Stories appeared in the Daily News, the Chief LeaderNew York 1, and 1010 WINS online, and on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News and CBS 2 News.

February 28, 2020
Cop-Killer 'Celebration' Outrage

The Post and NBC 4 News report on a disgusting “celebration” that was to be held at a New York Public Library branch for deceased cop-killer Robert Hayes, a BLA member who murdered Transit P.O. Sidney Thompson in 1973. After outcry from the PBA and P.O. Thompson’s family, an updated Post story reports that the library won’t host the event. See Pat Lynch’s full statement here.

February 15, 2020
Cop-Shooter Indictment and New Threats

The PBA was back in court for the reading of the indictment against the Bronx cop-shooter, where Pat Lynch advised all MOS to remain alert in light of new threats and called on the public to help. Stories appeared in the Daily News, the Post, Newsday, ABC 7 News, and on NY1 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, FOX 5 News (early and late), PIX 11 News, 1010 WINS Radio and CBS 880 Radio. Watch full video of the PBA press conference here.

February 13, 2020
Daily News Op-Ed by Pat Lynch

The Daily News published an op-ed column by Pat Lynch saying now is the time for politicians to stand with New York City cops.

February 12, 2020
Pat Lynch Fox News Op-Ed

In an op-ed column for Fox News, Pat Lynch addresses the dangers facing New York City police officers, noting that time is running out for our elected officials to reverse course and end their anti-police rhetoric.

February 11, 2020
Police Unions Take on Elected Officials

The police unions' reactions to this weekend's targeted attacks on cops — including Pat Lynch's demand that all elected officials renounce their past anti-police rhetoric and begin backing cops — appeared in stories on NY 1 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 NewsFox News online, and the Staten Island Advance.

February 11, 2020
Would-Be Cop-Killer Arraigned

Media coverage of the would-be Bronx cop-killer's arraignment on numerous counts of attempted murder and other charges, after which Pat Lynch vowed that cops would follow the case through to the end to ensure that the shooter spends the rest of his life behind bars. Stories appeared on CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News and WABC Radio.

February 10, 2020
Two Targeted Attacks on Cops in Bronx

Extensive media coverage of two assassination attempts on police officers in the Bronx less than 12 hours apart: ABC 7 News had live coverage of Pat Lynch’s remarks at the hospital Saturday night following the first shooting. The next day, the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Fox 5 News, UPI, CBS 2 News, WPIX 11 News and 1010 WINS News covered Pat Lynch’s news conference following the second shooting, in which he put the blame squarely on elected officials who have fostered hatred and violence toward police officers.

February 9, 2020
Pat Lynch on Second Targeted Shooting in 12 Hours

Pat Lynch speaks to the media outside Lincoln Hospital following the shooting of two MOS within 12 hours in the Bronx. Lynch warns once again that elected leaders’ anti-cop rhetoric is encouraging hatred and violence against police officers.

February 5, 2020
Pat Lynch: Crime Stats Show Public Safety Emergency

Pat Lynch called out Mayor de Blasio for the increasing crime in New York City, saying “The double-digit increases in shootings, robberies, burglary and thefts aren’t the product of any single law or policy. They are the result of failed leadership and a political culture that denigrates and devalues the work police officers do.” His comments were picked up by the NY Post, NY Daily News, ABC 7 News, Staten Island Advance, Telemundo 47, CBS 2 News, WINS Radio, and New York 1. Read the full press release here.

February 4, 2020
State Lawmakers Call on De Blasio to Raise NYPD Pay

President Patrick J. Lynch is quoted in a NY Daily News article and News 12 Bronx about 43 state lawmakers signing on to a letter by Sen. Andrew Gounardes and AM Peter Abbate that urges Mayor de Blasio to give PBA members a fair market wage. See Senate letter here, and see Assembly letter here.

January 29, 2020
PBA Sues to Reverse CCRB Power Grab

The Daily NewsNY1 News and WNYC radio report on the PBA’s lawsuit to reverse the CCRB power-grab ballot measure, which was passed in November. The suit argues that, because the provision increasing the CCRB’s budget violates state law, the entire package must be scrapped. Read the full release and lawsuit here.

January 23, 2020
MTA Poaching NYPD Police Officers

In stories by the Wall Street Journal and NY Post, Pat Lynch slams Mayor de Blasio for not paying PBA Members a fair market wage as hundreds of NYPD officers leave for the MTA PD.

January 21, 2020
Lynch on de Blasio’s “Subway Diversion” Program: Don't Blame Cops

In Post and Daily News stories about the NYPD's "subway diversion" program to address homelessness, Pat Lynch says that cops are being used as "a Band-Aid to cover up another of Mayor de Blasio's failures." Read his full comments here.

January 18, 2020
Outrage Over Parole Hearings

The NY Post reports on the outrage over the parole hearings for the killers of P.O. Harry Ryman and P.O. Anthony Abruzzo, which were granted to ahead of the normal two-year schedule.

January 17, 2020
Serial Burglar Released Again and Again

In a Daily News story about a serial burglar who has been released without bail time and time again, Pat Lynch draws the connection between Mayor de Blasio’s anti-cop campaign in 2013 and the current bail law disaster. Read Lynch’s full comments here.

January 17, 2020
Pat Lynch on New Bail Law Disaster

In a CNN op-ed, James Gagliano quotes Pat Lynch on the disaster that is the NY State bail reform. See full press release.

January 8, 2020
Lynch Defends Privacy of Members' Records

In a Daily News article, Lynch explains why repealing Civil Rights Law Section 50-A, as some activists are proposing, is a very bad idea.