The PBA president is quoted in cbsnews.com: "Yet another societal problem has landed in New York City police officers' laps, and the 'solution' is terrible for everyone involved. It is a significant security risk to house civilians in an active, working police facility, which means a large contingent of police officers will need to be posted there for both the safety of the migrants and the security of the building. It's a waste of resources and a frankly inhumane arrangement. This decision needs to be rethought."
The PBA president is quoted on ABC 7 News, WINS radio, and in amny, WINS and “You’re standing here at roll call today at a historic moment. Years from now the pictures that are being taken will be looked at—that’s one of the days when the NYPD changed. This took a long time to get to, many folks said no. Most administrations wouldn’t even talk about it. This administration would. This commissioner said yes. This Commissioner sat at the table and helped us figure it out. Because she understood it.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “It’s ironic that the NYPD claims to be caring for police officers’ ‘wellness and professional development’ with Orwellian thought-crime programs that negatively impact their careers. If doing the job by the book won’t save a cop from being put through the wringer, many will decide to quit the job altogether. The NYPD cannot afford to continue driving talented cops away to other, less stressful policing jobs.”
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “I want to thank each and every one of you who cast your ballot in support of this contract. The record-breaking vote proves our union’s strength and solidarity.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This is outrageous cruelty towards the families of our fallen heroes. The Parole Board acts as if it’s completely blind to the family’s suffering, waiting and hoping for a decision, only to be told they must wait some more.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Our police officers were thrust into a tragic situation they did not create. Social service and mental health providers were supposed to be caring for Mr. Trawick – they could have and should have intervened long before our police officers arrived at his door. But the anti-police advocates who are exploiting this tragedy aren’t talking about that, because they only have one agenda: when the rest of society fails, just blame the cops.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Our elected leaders should be listening to the New Yorkers who are turning out at precinct councils and community meetings across the city to demand more police presence. They want to see police officers paid fairly so that the NYPD can recruit and retain the Finest. Public safety isn’t a punchline for a comedy show – in too many of our neighborhoods, it’s a matter of life and death.”
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The PBA president is quoted on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News and the Post: “This is a potential cop killer. He tried to kill a New York City police officer. Thank God he didn’t succeed.”
The PBA president is quoted on CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Long Island, New York 1 News and Inside City Hall, 1010 WINS Radio, WOR Radio, the NY Post, Newsday, City & State: “This is a contract agreement for the future, not just for New York City police officers but for our entire city. The challenges police officers face on our streets have never been greater, and our work has never been more critical to the city’s success.”
The PBA president is quoted on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, WCBS Radio: “I’ve said it before, you heard me say it. If this doesn’t tell you something has to change, I don’t know what will.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This is the environment that anti-cop politicians and activists have created. They have emboldened racist hatred. They have encouraged threats and abuse towards police officers. And they have made sure that police officers can’t do anything about it without jeopardizing their careers. We don’t get paid enough to put up with this kind of vile treatment. And more and more cops are realizing that and taking their talents elsewhere.”
The PBA president is quoted in SIlive: “This three-time killer will unfortunately get another shot at freedom very soon, and we have numerous other cop-killers coming up for parole in the months ahead. We need our lawmakers to take action to fix the broken parole system, and we need every New Yorker to visit the PBA website and send a message to the parole board that Shatiek Johnson and every other cop-killer must remain behind bars.”
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “PBA members are stretched well past our breaking point…We thank Commissioner Sewell for hearing our concerns and taking this step to lighten the workload for our members. However, everyone recognizes that this is not a permanent solution to the NYPD’s staffing emergency.” Officers have been working without a new contract for close to six years and they need a new pact that pays them a competitive salary, he added.
Pat Lynch publishes op-ed piece in the Daily News.
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The NYPD could spend a billion dollars a year on recruiting ads. It would make no difference as long as the pay and benefits remain inferior to every other policing job in this area. The city should stop wasting its money on recruiting ads and instead invest in a more effective recruiting tool: competitive compensation.”
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday and the NY Times blasting the Legal Aid report for going on "a quest to strip away [Sewell’s] disciplinary authority and weaken the NYPD as a whole.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “It is absolutely mindboggling that monitoring beard length and sock color are the NYPD’s top priorities right now. New York City police officers can’t pay their bills. They never get to see their families. They are battling every day against perps who have no fear and a justice system that delivers no consequences.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “This kind of nonsense is yet another reason cops are quitting in droves.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The NYPD staffing emergency is approaching the point of no return…We are losing cops to better pay and benefits in other policing jobs almost every day…the city needs to focus on resolving our contract and providing competitive pay, better benefits and better quality of life for its police officers…If that doesn’t happen very, very soon, we won’t have a police department left.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The last thing we need is to inject more politics into the management of the NYPD. Police commissioners already serve at the pleasure of a democratically elected mayor. We need them to be law enforcement professionals who are fully focused on protecting our city, not running for office.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “The absurd double standard in this case proves once again that CCRB doesn’t care about justice, only their anti-cop agenda. Wayne Isaacs should have been afforded the same rights as every other New Yorker who has been acquitted at trial.”
The Staten Island Advance, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News and NY1 News cover the press conference with the family of PSA 1 P.O. Gerard Carter moments before they went before the parole board to deliver their victim impact statements opposing his killer’s release. See full PBA-recorded video here.
The PBA president is quoted in AMNY: “The loss of our brother is both heartbreaking and infuriating. New York City police officers are under incredible stress: not just the stress of the job, but stress from the Job. Our city and NYPD leaders already know what they need to change. The heartbreak won’t stop until they do.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “Not even a millisecond should have been shaved off this murderous drug lord’s sentence. Our hero brother P.O. Eddie Byrne and Parole Officer Brian Rooney are not coming home any time soon. This cop-killer must not be sent home, ever.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “PBA members are stretched well past our breaking point. Far too many police officers have left for better pay and better quality of life in other policing jobs. The NYPD’s ongoing staffing emergency is impacting public safety for all New Yorkers. The PBA has been working intently with the city and state arbitrators to reach a resolution that improves our members’ pay and working conditions. That resolution must come soon – not only for our sake but for the sake of the city we serve.”
Extensive media coverage of the passing of our brother P.O. Adeed Fayaz, who was shot during an off-duty robbery attempt on Saturday, as well as the apprehension of his killer. Stories appeared in the NY Post, Daily News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News. NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Bronx, News 12 Brooklyn, PIX 11 News, WOR Radio, WCBS Radio, WABC Radio, 1010 WINS Radio,
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NY Times, Newsday and New York 1: “We are still awaiting ‘accountability’ for the city leaders who sent us out with no plan and no support, and for the criminals who injured more than 400 of our brothers and sisters.”
CBS 2 News and PIX 11 News report on the continuing vigil for the 66 Pct. police officer shot and injured on Saturday, while the PBA billboard truck circled East New York and Brownsville, urging the public to come forward with information.
The PBA president is quoted on Fox 5 News, News 12, WABC Radio, WCBS Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, WOR Radio, WSYR, Syracuse, NY Post, Newsday, and ABC 7 News. “We are glad that the City has decided to stop fighting against our court victory overturning this unjust and illogical mandate. However, the job is only half done. We call on the City to ensure that our members who were fired or had their employment unfairly impacted are reinstated, with back pay and without condition.”
The PBA president is quoted in AMNY: “For some time now, we have been listening to our legislators talk about crime as if it is a fantasy, it’s not real —talking about it as if it is just numbers on a page when in reality it is human lives. We have asked for help before, we are asking and demanding help now. You are living in a fantasy world. Want to see reality? Look at the devastation that those rounds caused to that young man’s body.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Yahoo News, New York 1, News12 Bronx and Westchester, and 1010 WINS Radio: “You want to see the reality? Look at the devastation those rounds caused to that young man’s body. Listen to the cries of the wife, the father, the mother, their children.”
The PBA president is quoted in silive: “While Assembly member (Mike) Reilly and his colleagues work on the parole reforms we desperately need, we need every New Yorker to speak up and send a message to the parole board. There’s no parole for our murdered hero, and there should be no parole for his killer, either.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News and New York Post: “If we want to stop the deterioration of public safety in New York, we need to stop piling new burdens and penalties on police officers. We need every elected official to speak up and say — unequivocally — that they’ll support police officers when we do the job in good faith.”
The PBA president is quoted on Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Bronx, New York 1, WLNY, WCBS Radio, 1010 WINS Radio and in the NY Post, Newsday, AMNY and SI Live: “What we just saw was a police officer pushed out of this hospital by his heroic partner. What we saw when we watch that body-worn camera and videos from shops, is a police officer realizing they were shot, still running towards the danger — running after the person that shot them. The partner realizing that his partner was shot jumped into action, drove the car, lights and sirens on, on the radio, giving a description, calling for help, and notifying Barnabas hospital. Professionals right till the end.”
After a police officer was shot and injured in the Bronx, Pat Lynch spoke at the hospital and described the officers’ calm professionalism in the face of chaos. See PIX 11 News, 1010 WINS Radio, and WCBS News Radio.
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “We’re glad that the conversation is returning to common sense and public safety. However, that doesn’t undo a decade-plus of laws and policies that emboldened criminals. Even if every misguided law was changed overnight, cops would continue to quit at record rates because they’re demoralized, overworked and underpaid.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The risks New York City police officers face for simply doing our jobs have grown exponentially in recent years. It’s another reason you’re seeing a mass exodus from the NYPD. Many cops don’t want to work in an environment where attacks on police officers have become normalized.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News and WCBS news radio: “CCRB no longer even pretends to be fair and impartial in their investigations of police officers. They cannot even bring themselves to say the word ‘exonerated’ about a cop who has done nothing wrong.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Mayor Adams has said he wants to improve police officer morale and boost the NYPD’s headcount. The time to do that is now. The mass exodus is already significantly impacting NYPD operations. If it continues any longer, it will totally erase the public safety gains we’ve made over the past year.”
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: "The police officers involved are entitled to due process, not summary judgment based on a few seconds of video. What is clear at this point is that these police officers were trying to break up a violent altercation when they themselves were assaulted. What is needed now is a thorough investigation of the entire circumstances, not just what has been posted online."
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NY Times, Staten Island Advance, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, WLNY, ABC 7 News, and WINS radio: "The police officers involved are entitled to due process, not summary judgment based on a few seconds of video. What is clear at this point is that these police officers were trying to break up a violent altercation when they themselves were assaulted. What is needed now is a thorough investigation of the entire circumstances, not just what has been posted online."
At the hospital treating two officers injured in a machete attack, Pat Lynch calls for the public to keep the family members of those officers in mind. "Once again," he said, "We are at the hospital on a holiday weekend." Watch and hear his remarks on New York 1 and 1010 WINS Radio.