What's New on This Website (2013)

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DateTuesday, December 31, 2013

    • New York 1 News, WCBS, WABC, the Daily News, the New York Post and News 12 report Pat Lynch's belief that actor turned drug addicted criminal, Lilo Brancato, should have been convicted as a participant in the murder of PO Daniel Enchautegui and that we will ensure he is returned to prison should he violate the conditions of his release.  Read also the PBA's press release.

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DateMonday, December 23, 2013

    • On Saturday, 12/21/13 the NYC PBA continued a time-honored tradition of supporting needy communities during the holiday season by donating hundreds upon hundreds of toys to those in need.  The first event was at 1000 hours when the PBA Canteen and a panel truck carried loads of toys to the Church of the Nazarene on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway.  The church serves a poor community that was ravaged by the Superstorm Sandy last October.  The PBA captured the event on video (see the PBA’s video) including an interview of PBA president Pat Lynch by New York 1 News Queens reporter Tamara Wooley. See also the slideshow. The second event was held at 1300 hours at the Brownsville Recreational Center where a truck load of toys was set up in an auditorium while a ceremony was conducted in the nearby gym.  The community honored the memory of 75 Pct. police officer Peter Figoski with a moment of silence.  See the PBA produced video and slideshow of that event.

    • Monroe College offers 20% discount on tuition for Queens members. Information meeting: Jan. 2, 2014. See flyer for details.

    • 9th Annual Tribute to James D. McNaughton.

DateWednesday, December 18, 2013

DateTuesday, December 17, 2013

DateMonday, December 16, 2013

DateFriday, December 13, 2013

    • NYC PBA Facebook and YouTube pages launched. See links on the home page of this site.

DateWednesday, December 11, 2013

DateTuesday, December 10, 2013

    • The Chief Leader reports on the appointment of William J. Bratton as police commissioner as PBA president Pat Lynch calls him “... a problem solver and innovator.”

    • New benefits form (for retirees only): Dependent Student Certification

DateMonday, December 9, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch joins host Marvin Scott on Channel 11’s public affairs program “PIX Closeup” for a wide ranging discussion of topics centered on the appointment of William J. Bratton as police commissioner.

DateFriday, December 6, 2013

DateThursday, December 5, 2013

    • The niece of Det. Anthony Torres of the 6th Pct. is suffering with a rare heart condition.  Six year-old Luciana Nicolosi was 9 months old when she was diagnosed with Critical Pulmonary Arterial Branch Stenosis. The disease prevents her blood from getting enough oxygen. She has had 12 heart procedures and is still fighting. Her parents, Tom and Lorraine Nicolosi, have established a non-profit fund to help cover Luciana’s medical bills with the hopes that they will also be able to help other families suffering with this disease.; Please visit www.LucianasCause.org to make a donation.

    • Press Release: PBA President reacts to appointment of Bill Bratton as Police Commissioner

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DateWednesday, December 4, 2013

    • The New York Post reports the Appellate Court’s overturning of a ruling that allowed trustees to continue in the union roles while the “ticket fixing” case proceeds.  Pat Lynch said: “We are reviewing our options but we believe that we will prevail in having our members select who represents them.”

DateTuesday, December 3, 2013

    • The PBA had fought and won the right for three Bronx trustees to continue in their union functions while the so called “ticket fixing” case was being heard but today, the Appellate Court overturned the lower courts decision.  PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: “We are reviewing our options but we believe that we will prevail in having our members select who represents them.”

    • Former NYC Police Officers are needed to provide security services at a residential complex in the Bronx. See flyer for details.

    • The Chief Leader reports on a memo issued by the department that attempts to explain the implications of Local Law 71 (biased based policing law) while PBA president Pat Lynch brands it as dangerous because it will cause police officers to hesitate to take action.  Lynch uses the published story to remind PBA members to be cautious in using “stop, question and frisk” and to protect themselves and their careers.

DateSaturday, November 30, 2013

    • Pat Lynch expresses concern regarding mayor-elect de Blasio's intention to withdraw the challenge to the Federal Monitor ruling in a think piece printed in the NY Times.

DateMonday, November 25, 2013

    • The Staten Island Advance reports on four police officers assigned to Staten Island who were named the “Finest of the Finest.”  The story includes a photo of the officers with PBA president Pat Lynch and Lower Manhattan/SI Trustee George Winkler and Financial Secretary Albert Acierno. See the full account of this year's Finest of the Finest.

DateFriday, November 22, 2013

    • Newsday and Fox News report on the PBA’s annual “Finest of the Finest” awards luncheon at the Water Club where police officers honor other police officers for extraordinary heroism in the face of grave dangers.  See the full account of this year's Finest of the Finest.

DateThursday, November 21, 2013

    • The NY Post and News 12 Bronx report that, following a judge’s decision to allow the use of wire taped conversations in prosecuting officers for ticket fixing, PBA president Pat Lynch slams the court, the Bronx DA’s office and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau for what he termed a “witch hunt.”  Click here to see the full PBA-recorded press conference.

    • The new Daily News police blog, called “The Shack,” reports the annual “Finest of the Finest” awards ceremony and reports on the 37 officers and 3 Sgts. who were honored. See the full account of this year's Finest of the Finest.

DateMonday, November 18, 2013

DateFriday, November 15, 2013

DateWednesday, November 13, 2013

    • Prospective students interested in enrolling for the spring semester of John Jay's NYPD Leadership Program are encouraged to attend the enrollment session on Dec. 13. Admission applications will be processed on-the-spot. See flyer for details.

    • Come help out at the Community Mayors' Annual Holiday Party for thousands of mentally and physically challenged kids. See flyer for details.

DateSunday, November 10, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch appears on WABC TV’s public affairs program “Up Close with Diana Williams” to discuss the union’s motion to intervene in the federal monitor suit. Lynch uses the opportunity to bash what he calls the NYPD’s “draconian disciplinary” policies and the need to improve officers' morale.

DateFriday, November 8, 2013

DateThursday, November 7, 2013

    • On the day that four police unions (PBA,  DEA,  LBA, CEA) filed a motion to intervene in the Court of Appeals to gain standing in the appeal of the “stop and frisk” anticipating the Mayor elect’s promise to withdraw the suit, the city announced that it was seeking a complete dismissal of decision in the case.  Reports were found in NY Post; Newsday; Capital NY; Daily News; Wall Street Journal; New York Times.

      NBC 4 News reports Pat Lynch’s comments about the next police commissioner and follows that story with one about the unions’ motion to intervene in the “stop and frisk” case.  Click here to see the entire interview  recorded by the PBA.  CBS News radio 88 interviews Pat Lynch regarding the city’s motion to vacate the entire stop and frisk decision.

DateThursday, November 7, 2013

    • Press Release: Anticipating the Mayor-elect's withdrawal of challenge to Stop and Frisk suit, police unions file a new motion to intervene. The NY Post covers the story.

DateTuesday, November 5, 2013

    • Offers: New dates for NYPD nights with the Islanders

DateMonday, November 4, 2013

DateSaturday, November 2, 2013

    • New York 1 news reports accusations of “race baiting” in the Brooklyn DA’s race noting that the PBA endorsed Ken Thompson for election.

DateFriday, November 1, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in reports in the Daily News, the New York Post, New York 1 news, the New York Times and Newsday regarding the removal of Judge Scheidlin’s from the stop and frisk case and the staying of her remedies pending a hearing before a three judge panel in March.  Click here to see Lynch’s full remarks.

DateThursday, October 31, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA President speaks to today's court decision to remove Judge Scheindlin and grant a stay

    • The PBA endorsement of the son of a police officer and former federal prosecutor, Ken Thompson, may spell a death-knell for DA Hynes’s chances of an eighth term as Brooklyn DA, according to the Chief Leader. The story is also covered on News 12 Brooklyn. See also the PBA-recorded video of the press conference.

DateTuesday, October 29, 2013

    • DNA Info quotes Pat Lynch in an article about policing the WTC site noting that staffing at local precincts are already spread too thin and questioning if they will be further reduced to staff the WTC site.

DateTuesday, October 29, 2013

    • The PBA wants to remind its military-minded members that the  NYPD Marine Corps Association will be celebrating the corps' 238th  birthday in the auditorium at One Police Plaza on Friday November 1st  at 1100 hours. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will be on the dais and  Major General Mark A. Brilakis, commanding general of the Marine  Corps' recruiting command will be guest of honor. After party @  T.G.I. Fridays, 47 Broadway at Trinity Place. Semper fi.

DateFriday, October 25, 2013

DateThursday, October 24, 2013

    • New York 1 and the Queens Gazette reports the union’s endorsement of Costa Constantinides for City Council.  The Gazette also reports the PBA endorsement of Paul Vallone. PBA president Pat Lynch and several PBA board members are depicted in the photos of the events.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in The Jewish Voice article reporting the union’s endorsement of candidate Chaim Deutsch for a position on the City Council in the 48th Council District.

DateTuesday, October 22, 2013

    • The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s lawsuit challenging the “biased policing law” now known as local law 71.

DateFriday, October 18, 2013

DateWednesday, October 16, 2013

    • Jets Special Offer for police officers (friends and family too of course!) for the upcoming Nov. 3rd game vs. the Saints
    • Press Release: PBA president Pat Lynch tells Bloomberg News that the city needs to hire more police officers and stop disciplining existing officers if it’s going to continue to fight crime effectively

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DateTuesday, October 15, 2013

DateMonday, October 14, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA sues the City Council over “Biased Policing Law”

    • PBA president Pat Lynch announces a lawsuit to be filed on Tuesday, 10/15/13 in State Supreme Court challenging the "biased based policing" law, saying the City Council overreached its authority in passing the law and that the law is unconstitutionally vague. See New York Post.

DateWednesday, October 9, 2013

    • The heads of the PBA, DEA, LBA and CEA endorse Vincent Gentile for City Council at a news conference conducted in the shadow of the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn’s Cannonball Park.  Click here to see the entire news conference and read the story in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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DateTuesday, October 8, 2013

DateTuesday, October 7, 2013

    • Pat Lynch tells the city in the Daily News that the problem with Stop and Frisk stems from a dramatic reduction in the size of the police force and the establishment of illegal quotas that has created so much ill-will between police and the community.  The Village Voice also wrote a story about Lynch’s opinion being published in the Daily News.

    • Four police unions endorse Eric Ulrich for City Council on the steps of City Hall at a news conference hosted by PBA president Pat Lynch.  Click here to see the entire news conference and read about it in The Forum.

DateThursday, October 3, 2013

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DateTuesday, October 1, 2013

DateFriday, September 27, 2013

    • Press release: PBA president Patrick J. Lynch calls attorney Norm Siegel’s call for the NYPD to use EDP Crisis Intervention Teams impractical and unworkable.

    • Press release: PBA president Patrick J. Lynch slams COBA president Norman Seabrook's announcement that its endorsement for mayor will hang on a pledge of the candidate to appoint a minority Police Commissioner.

DateThursday, September 26, 2013

DateTuesday, September 24, 2013

    • Press release: PBA President Pat Lynch on the contract negotiations with the City

DateThursday, September 23, 2013

    • Pat Lynch appears at the news conference urging sick and injured 9/11 first responders, recovery workers and survivors who aren't already registered with the Victim Compensation Fund to do so before Oct. 3 — the deadline to file for financial compensation. See coverage on NBC at 6 pm and 7 pm, and Fox News. Hear Pat Lynch’s remarks in a PBA recorded video of the event.

DateThursday, September 19, 2013

    •  In the New York Post and in the Daily News, the PBA gets credit for getting prostate cancer added to the World Trade Center-related diseases covered under the Zadroga Act.

    • In the NY Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch takes a piece out of the appointment of a “Academic Advisory Council” by a federal judge saying, “You don’t need a van load of academics to solve the problem.  Just properly staff and fund the police department and end illegal quotas and the issue will be resolved.”

      In a related Daily News story, it is reported that a Vera Institute of Justice study says that repeats stops by police creates distrust in police supporting the PBA’s long standing belief that quotas for stops create friction in the community.

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DateWednesday, September 18, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA President on the appointment of Stop and Frisk "Academic Advisory Council" by Judge Shira Scheindlin

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DateTuesday, September 17, 2013

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DateMonday, September 16, 2013

    • In an exclusive interview with Mary Murphy of PIX 11 News, Pat Lynch vehemently defends that actions of the officers who fired at a suicidal EDP in Times Square Saturday evening.  View the WPIX story and entire PBA recorded interview.

    • Press Release: PBA President says it makes little sense to enact changes before appellate review of federal monitor decision

DateSunday, September 15, 2013

    •  Local New Jersey station, WMBC, quotes Pat Lynch regarding the impact of a Federal monitor on police officers in a story about four police unions filing a motion to intervene in the appeal of that ruling. Click here to view.

DateSaturday, September 13, 2013

    • PBA fights to have dozens of wiretaps thrown out as evidence in Bronx ticket case was reported in the NY Times.  A lawyer, who is a nationally recognized expert on the use of wiretaps, representing  the accused PBA members argued that the seriousness of the case does not meet the constitutional standards for granting wiretaps and that no other investigatory techniques were used or considered as required before resorting to wiretaps. 

    • Reports regarding the motion to intervene in the appeal of the federal monitor case were filed in the Southern district were published in the NY Post; Newsday; the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and on WCBS News Radio.

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DateWednesday, September 11, 2013

    • Press Release: Police Unions Seek to Intervene in Federal Monitor Case

DateTuesday, September 10, 2013

DateMonday, September 9, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch speaks at the annual Pipe Band 9/11 Memorial which took place on 9-8-13 in front of the Police Memorial in Battery Park City.

    • During an interview with News Radio 880 reporter Jim Smith, PBA president Pat Lynch explains that more member of the service have been lost to illnesses from 9/11 exposure than were killed on that tragic day. Click here to listen.
    • On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park in cooperation with Dominique Ansel Bakery will be selling a special treat — the “Cronut Hole Concrete” for the benefit of the PBA’s Widows and Children’s fund and the Madison Square Park Conservancy.  Click here for details and enjoy!

DateThursday, September 5, 2013

    • The NYC PBA joined a host of other police unions including Health and Hospitals PBA and Bridge and Tunnels PBA to rally in support of the candidacy of Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate.  The event was held in front of the Police Memorial off Liberty Street in downtown Manhattan.  Click here to see the entire event.

    • In a Wall Street Journal story where members of the service were interviewed anonymously regarding the impact of new laws on their job, PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted saying that “Lawsuits will take a serious toll…” and that crime will go up as a result.  To read Lynch’s entire response to the WSJ’s question click here

    • The Staten Island Advance reports the PBA’s endorsement of James Oddo for SI Borough President and Vincent Ignizio and Steven Matteo for City Council. 

DateWednesday, September 4, 2013

    • Press release: PBA president Lynch discusses on the impact of new stop and frisk law

    • Updated list of PBA endorsements for the primary, Sept. 10

    • View the news conference at which PBA president Pat Lynch, joined by board members in front of the 122 Precinct in New Dorp, Staten Island, announces the endorsement of James Oddo for Staten Island Borough President and Vincent Ignizio and Steven Matteo for City Council.

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DateSunday, September 1, 2013

DateFriday, August 30, 2013

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch comments on the dramatic decrease in stop, question and frisks.

DateTuesday, August 27, 2013

    • Press Release: Statement By PBA President Pat Lynch Re Court of Appeals Agreeing to Review Cop-Killer Pablo Costello's Case

    • Columnist Bob McManus, writing in The New York Post, says "this time it's necessary to take seriously what (Pat) Lynch says" about the possible dire consequences of recent judicial and legislative restrictions placed on police officers doing their jobs. In the Chief-Leader, Lynch is quoted saying that the city council's override of the mayoral veto of the so-called Community Safety Act is a "body blow to law enforcement."

    • Important Benefits Update: Unions win concessions from City on Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit

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DateMonday, August 26, 2013

    • "Crime rise feared as NYPD exodus looms," the New York Post headline announces, quoting Pat Lynch explaining that, while Safe-Streets-Safe-City hires are reaching retirement age, the NYPD is "the only police force in the country that has downsized since Sept. 11."

DateSaturday, August 24, 2013

    • Pat Lynch's memo to all delegates and members advising them how to behave under the new restrictions imposed by a federal monitor and by the so-called Community Safety Act makes page one of The New York Post and includes a verbatim copy of the memo and a photo of Lynch.

DateFriday, August 23, 2013

    • In the New York Post, PBA President Pat Lynch "slams" the city council override of the mayoral veto of two bills that he says will cause crime to rise.

DateThursday, August 22, 2013

    • On WABC-TV News PBA President Pat Lynch tells why he thinks crime will spike because of the city council override of the mayoral veto of the stop-and-frisk bills. On CBS-TV News, Lynch calls the override "another body blow to law enforcement."

    • Press Release: statement by PBA President Pat Lynch re city council stop & frisk override vote

DateWednesday, August 21, 2013

    • PBA President Pat Lynch’s photo and quotes appear in the Daily News in an article about the PBA’s endorsement of Peter Vallone, Jr., for Queens borough president. “He has supported us and stood up for us” as a city council member, Lynch told the News. The story was also covered by New York 1 News. In The New York Post, Lynch pans a proposal by mayoral candidate Bill Thompson to require New York City police officers to hand out written, detailed explanations whenever they stop and question anyone. Lynch called it a “not very practical idea” that would turn police officers into “pencil-pushers” rather than crime-fighters.

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    • Photo Gallery: A street is named for P.O. Peter Figoski

DateTuesday, August 20, 2013

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    • In The Chief-Leader, PBA President Pat Lynch explains why the proposed pilot program to equip some New York City police officers with body cameras is a bad idea. Also in The Chief, Lynch attacks the federal judge’s imposition of a federal monitor on the NYPD, blaming “quotas for police activities like summonses and stop, question and frisk,” which are “a direct result of inadequate funding of the NYPD and understaffing in local precincts.” Richard Steier in The Chief also quotes Lynch saying the mayor and others should “properly fund the NYPD and allow police officers to exercise their professional discretion and judgment, just as they had prior to the dramatic increase in stops caused by quotas.

    • Press Release: PBA President comments on Candidate Thompson’s latest stop-question-and-frisk proposals

    • On News 12, the Bronx, PBA President Pat Lynch criticizes Judge Shira Scheindlin’s order to equip some NYPD officers with body cameras, pointing out that “the city is already saturated with video cameras... our members are already weighed down with equipment” and that “additional equipment becomes an encumbrance and a safety issue.” In the Queens Chronicle, PBA-endorsed City Council candidate Joe Concannon, a retired NYPD captain, assails Judge Scheindlin’s stop-and-frisk decision, calling it a “thoughtless” ruling.

    • August and September are Law Enforcement Appreciation Months at frozen yoghurt store Swirls and Twirls of West Babylon, located in the Shoprite Shopping Center, 80 Route 109. Members should text "PBA" to 516-279-3799 to become eligible for a 20% discount on their order.

    • During a live interview on New York 1 News’ interactive program “The Call” PBA president Pat Lynch fields questions about the impact of the federal stop and frisk decision, use of body cams, and sums up Bloomberg’s Mayoralty.  Lynch also spoke with CBS News reporter Rich Lamb about the impact of additional oversight on PBA members.

    • Updated list of City Council endorsements

    • Press Release: PBA President opposes use of body cameras

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    • PBA president Pat Lynch states the union’s objection the use of body cameras in the NY Post and explains to the Wall Street Journal how the recent court ruling constantly puts police officers in the position of proving their innocence while the rest of society is innocent until proven guilty.

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DateTuesday, August 13, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch states that Judge's findings do not address the root of the problem – inadequate staffing levels – and that a properly funded NYPD could  “allow police officers to exercise their professional discretion and judgment, just as they had prior to the dramatic increase in stops caused by quotas.” His remarks were quoted in the NY Daily News, New York 1 News and on NBC 4 News.

DateMonday, August 12, 2013

DateFriday, August 9, 2013

    • PBA endorsements for City Council

    • The five police unions join together to endorse former NYPC Captain Joe Concannon for City Council in the 23rd district of Queens.  The endorsement, made on the steps of City Hall, is in fulfillment of the promise to challenge council members who we believe misrepresented their constituents by voting in favor of the so called “community safety act.”  Concannon, with the full support of the five police unions, will challenge incumbent Mark Weprin in November’s election.

    • New York 1 News, News 12 Brooklyn, and ABC 7 News report the Bronx grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Richard Haste and quote Pat Lynch’s reaction to the decision.  NBC 4 News reports the same story but segues into a look at how the Mayoral candidates reacted to decision.

DateWednesday, August 7, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA President on Bronx grand jury not re-indicting P.O. Richard Haste

DateTuesday, August 6, 2013

    • New York 1 News’s Inside City Hall kicks off its interview with Public Advocate candidate Cathy Guerriero by reporting and showing video of the recent endorsement of the “powerful” PBA.

    • The NY Post reports Pat Lynch’s support for the officers who shot and killed a young gunman in the Bronx under the headline “PBA Prez backs cops who killed gun kid.”  Ironically, the Post failed to use the part of Lynch’s comment which supported the officers.  Lynch told the Post: “These officers were put in the extremely difficult situation of encountering an armed individual who was firing his weapon.  They risked their lives to protect the community and removed a dangerous threat from the streets.  The officers did precisely what they were trained to do.”

    • The Chief Leader reports the start of contract negotiations between the PBA and the city and the enthusiastic endorsement of Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate at a news conference conducted at PBA Headquarters.

DateMonday, August 5, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA President on the shooting of a 14-year-old gunman

    • Photo Gallery: Leafletting against Intro 1079 and Intro 1080 at Bayside

DateThursday, August 1, 2013

    • The NYC PBA endorsed Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate at a news conference conducted at PBA Headquarters.  Pat Lynch said “Cathy Guerriero has impressed us with her knowledge of the important issues we deal with on a daily basis.  She has an innate ability to see through the smokescreens of political expediency to do what’s right for our city.”  The story was reported by New York 1 News and you can see the entire news conference in a PBA recorded video.

DateTuesday, July 30, 2013

DateThursday, July 25, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch released a statement (click here to read the statement) on the death penalty verdict for Ronell Wilson who murdered Detectives Andrews and Nemorin.  Lynch was quoted in a story on NY 1 News and in Newsday.

DateWednesday, July 24, 2013

    • While the city council protests against stop and frisk policy on the steps of City Hall, PBA president Pat Lynch explains to CBS 2 News, News 12 Brooklyn and News 12 the Bronx the dangers of the council’s proposed laws.

    • Press Release: PBA President reacts to death penalty verdict for Ronell Wilson

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DateTuesday, July 23, 2013

DateFriday, July 19, 2013

DateThursday, July 18, 2013

DateTuesday, July 16, 2013

DateMonday, July 15, 2013

    • 5K Run in Cypress Hills Cemetery to raise money for Peter Figoski's family

    • Photo Gallery: Friends, family — including 1 year-old daughter Angeline — and PBA officers and members honor Police Officer Joseph Koch as he is ceremonially discharged from Jamaica Hospital on June 21. He had been treated there for a gunshot wound he received while intervening in a brutal domestic attack of a woman neighbor that occurred on Father’s Day.

    • Photo Gallery: A ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of Police Officer Ralph Stanchi’s sacrifice during a gun battle in a Harlem bar located where the Schomberg Center for African Studies now stands.  Friends and family, colleagues and PBA officials and members gathered June 17, 2013, 40 years to the day of the officer’s death at the 32 Pct.

DateFriday, July 12, 2013

    • Photo Gallery: Leafletting against Intro 1079 and Intro 1080 on the Upper West Side

DateWednesday, July 10, 2013

    • Daily News civil service columnist Lisa Colangelo writes about the PBA pressure on City Council members who voted for two anti-police bills to change their votes and not override the mayor’s expected veto.

    • The Chief-Leader also covers the PBA’s aggressive effort to overturn what it calls the “anti-police, pro-crime” legislation.

    • The New York Post, in a page-two, three-column spread, details the PBA’s City Council lobbying effort and PBA President Pat Lynch’s advice to officers to “be careful not to initiate any law-enforcement action that could be construed as violating the new legislation and subject the officer to legal action” if the legislation survives a mayoral veto.

DateTuesday, July 9, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA warns police officers to take no law-enforcement action that could get them sued under stop-and-frisk bill

DateWednesday, July 3, 2013

    • New York 1 News, both in their regular coverage and on "The Call," and City and State report that the PBA continues the pressure to convince city council members to vote against the two anti-police bills as they hand our flyers in the district of council person Mark Weprin.  Pat Lynch explains why the bills are so dangerous.

    • Press Release: PBA launches a webpage to allow New Yorkers to oppose anti-Police bills.

    • Press Release: PBA targets Council Member Mark Weprin's district with educational flyers.

DateTuesday, July 2, 2013

    • The PBA launched a webpage to send emails to all of the city council members who supported the “bias based” and IG bills.  Just click here and fill in your name and email address. When you click send, the computer will send an email to all those council members, saying that you oppose those two dangerous bills.

    • PBA members join Pat Lynch in handing out informational flyers asking for constituents to contact council members Daniel Garodnick and Jessica Lappin to tell them that they are opposed to the “biased based” policing and IG bills.  The story aired on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Fox News and NBC 4 News.

    • The PBA announces its plan to fight the override of the Mayor’s veto for two anti-policing bills.  Stories are reported in the Post; the Daily News; the Wall Street Journal, New York 1 News, and the Chief Leader and the Post wrote a supportive editorial.

    • Press release: PBA launches campaign to challenge pro-crime Council Members who voted for anti-Police bills

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DateFriday, June 28, 2013

DateThursday, June 27, 2013

    • Law Enforcement Day at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Watch the New York Liberty play the Los Angeles Sparks.

    • Press Release: PBA President reacts to the passage of the "bias based" policing bill.

DateMonday, June 24, 2013

DateFriday, June 21, 2013

DateFriday, June 21, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch explains the lunacy of the City Council's so called "bias policing" bill during a lengthy interview with radio/tv host Steve Malzberg Show.  The bill, if it becomes law, will prevent police officers from using age, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors in identifying criminal suspects.

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DateThursday, June 20, 2013

    • The end of a very long road for the family, friends and colleagues of fallen officer Peter Figoski concludes with the sentencing of the last two thugs who planned and executed the burglary and assault of the drug dealer.  The sentencing was covered by New York 1 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News and News 12 Brooklyn.  To see the entire post sentencing news conference recorded by the PBA, click here.

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    • Photo Gallery: Plaque Rededication Ceremony for fallen P.O. Anthony Mosomillo held on May 24, 2013 at the 67 Pct.

    • Photo Gallery: 2013 Memorial Service at the “Police Arlington

DateWednesday, June 19, 2013

    • The five police unions join forces on the steps of City Hall to call for the defeat of legislation that will prevent the use of age, race and other key descriptors from being used by police.  Reports were aired on New York 1 News; CBS 2 News and CNN.  To watch PBA president Pat Lynch’s entire statement click here and to see the entire news conference click here

    • Press Release: PBA President calls City Council’s "Bias Policing" bill a dangerous vote getting ploy.

DateSunday, June 16, 2013

    • Video: PBA president speaks at the Municipal Labor Coalition's Fair pay rally.

DateThursday, June 13, 2013

DateTuesday, June 11, 2013

DateThursday, June 6, 2013

    • Press release: PBA President reacts to the tossing of a verdict in a civil case alleging excessive force

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DateThursday, June 6, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Times defending the actions of the officers who pursued and erratic driver who jumped a curb and killed a child.  Read Lynch’s entire reaction here.

DateWednesday, June 5, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA president Pat Lynch defends the actions of the police officers who pursued an erratic driver who jumped a curb and killed a four-year-old girl and seriously injured her grandmother.
    • PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Times defending the actions of the officers who pursued and erratic driver who jumped a curb and killed a child.  Read Lynch’s entire reaction here.

DateMonday, June 3, 2013

DateThursday, May 30, 2013

    • Media outlets report the conviction of Kevin Santos in the murder of Peter Figoski. Newsday, the Daily News, Metro, the NY Post and News12 quote Pat Lynch who was joined by Pete Figoski’s parents following the closing of the final trial in this case.

    • Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at the METS, June 1. See flyer for details.

DateWednesday, May 29, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA President on the Conviction of Kevin Santos

    • The Daily News reports (in its continual effort to blame unions for the city’s fiscal problems caused by greedy Wall Streeters) that the PBA, among other unions that are currently working without a contract, expect pay raises in any contract settlement that is forthcoming.

DateTuesday, May 28, 2013

    • In a letter to the Chief Leader, Pat Lynch notes that all three PERB arbitration awards exceeded the alleged “pattern” set by the city. After some nitpicking, the editor of the Chief agrees that he was mistaken.

DateFriday, May 24, 2013

    • The New York Times and Newsday report PBA president Pat Lynch's praise for the courage a Brooklyn jury had in finding a burglary ringleader responsible for the murder of PO Peter Figoski.

DateMonday, May 20, 2013

DateMonday, May 20, 2013

DateWednesday, May 15, 2013

DateFriday, May 10, 2013

DateThursday, May 9, 2013

    • Pat Lynch tells News 12 Brooklyn how a defense attorney is spinning a tale to get his client off for participating in a crime that led to PO Peter Figoski's murder.

DateWednesday, May 8, 2013

    • The NY Post and News 12 the Bronx reports that the judge has concerns about the instructions given by the Bronx DA’s office to the grand jury in the case of PO Richard Haste who shot and killed what he believed was an armed perp. Pat Lynch is joined by Haste’s attorney, Stu London, outside the courtroom where London explains the meaning of the judge’s concerns and the possible outcome.

    • Press Release: PBA President on the opening of trial for two in the murder of PO Peter Figoski

    • Press Release: NYC PBA defends Port Authority Police following candidate's insult. See also coverage in The Daily News, The New York Times, The Post, and Newsday.

DateFriday, May 3, 2013

DateThursday, May 2, 2013

    • 20% discount when you call 1-800-FLOWERS and give the promo code NYCPBA. See the website at 1800flowers.com.

DateFriday, April 26, 2013

DateThursday, April 25, 2013

    • The Si Advance and Daily News report the $50,000 donation from the New York Police Disaster Relief Fund (a hurricane Sandy relief fund started jointly by the five police unions) to the family of fallen officer Artur Kasprzak who is the only NYPD officer killed by the storm.

    • Educational opportunities for members at Marist College

    • New Hobie sunglasses offer

DateTuesday, April 23, 2013

    • PBA president and a contingent of PBA board members offer aid and support to fellow officer of the Boston PD during their recovery and hunt for terrorist bombers as reported by the Chief Leader. The visit was also covered in Newsday and Metro.

DateFriday, April 19, 2013

    • Offers: Woodloch Spring packages

DateThursday, April 18, 2013

    • Daily News reports how New York City lends its Finest aid to Boston cops

DateWednesday, April 17, 2013

DateTuesday, April 9, 2013

    • Following a lobbying trip to Albany by PBA president Pat Lynch to educate legislators, the union is taking the speed camera issue to the public through the media. The message is that the NYPD is understaffed and that cameras are no replacement for fully trained, professional police officers. Click here to see the first of two full-page ads that will run in the Daily News on Wednesday, April 10, and in the NY Post on Thursday, April 11.

    • Employment updates

DateFriday, April 5, 2013

DateTuesday, April 2, 2013

DateSunday, March 31, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch blasts the department for disciplinary charges when the Bronx DA declines to prosecute an arrest. See the Post story, and Lynch's full statement.

DateWednesday, March 27, 2013

    • Capital NY quotes Pat Lynch and the union’s objection to the use of speed cameras in NYC.

DateMonday, March 25, 2013

DateWednesday, March 20, 2013

    • Press Release: Lynch asks where the City Council’s support was when a violent street gang put a bounty on the heads of two MOS.

    • Pat Lynch opposes the concept of an Inspector General for the NYPD as reported on CBS 2 News; PIX 11 News; Fox 5 News and WLNY News. See Pat Lynch’s entire CBS 2 News interview with reporter Tony Aiello here.

DateTuesday, March 19, 2013

    • Stan Lee Foundation Presents New York’s Finest and NHL Alumni ( from the Rangers, Islanders, and Devils) in Hockey Showdown at Madison Square Garden to help Sandy victims and others

DateTuesday, March 19, 2013

    • Bronx News 12 reports the court appearance of PO Richard Haste where PBA president Pat Lynch predicts the officer will be cleared of all charges.

    • 2013 Police & Fire Bowling Event. See flyer for details.

    • Offers: "Totem" show by Cirque du Soleil. "NYPD" is our company code.

DateTuesday, March 19, 2013

DateFriday, March 15, 2013

    • Sign up now for the first-ever Tier 3 Educational Seminar. If you are in Tier 3, you should attend. It’s never too early to understand your pension options and issues. Click here for details.

    • Daily News, Wall Street Journal, and PBA Press Release: PBA president Pat Lynch expresses strong opposition to "speed cameras"

DateWednesday, March 13, 2013

DateMonday, March 11, 2013

    • The Wall Street Journal reports a shift in handling of common abuse cases to CCRB prosecutors.  Pat Lynch calls the move nonsensical, wasteful and unnecessary.  To read Lynch's entire reaction, click here

DateFriday, March 8, 2013

    • TADAM: Prudential insurance billing error

DateWednesday, March 6, 2013

    • TADAM: PBA phone service restored by Verizon after outage since Sandy

DateTuesday, March 5, 2013

DateThursday, February 28, 2013

DateMonday, February 26, 2013

    • At the 25th anniversary memorial for PO Edward Byrne, Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Times, Queens Chronicle, and the San Francisco Chronicle crediting the officer’s tragic murder as the catalyst for taking our streets back from the drug dealers.

DateMonday, February 25, 2013

    • WTC Victims Compensation Fund First Deadline

    • PBA president Pat Lynch joined Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and other union leaders in opposing an $85 billion federal budget cut which will in turn reduce funding to the Zadroga bill.  The story was reported on PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News. Watch Pat Lynch’s remarks at the news conference by clicking here.

    • President Pat Lynch tells the NY Times that discipline over “keying” radios should be handled at a local level and not turned into a “federal case” and sent to the trial room.  To read Lynch’s entire comments, click here.

DateThursday, February 21, 2013

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch reacts to probation violation sentencing of Michael Velez (driver in the Figoski murder)

DateWednesday, February 20, 2013

    • Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Post’s and Chief Leader's reports about a decision affirming a lower court’s decision regarding line of duty injury medical expenses for retirees.  Click here to read Lynch’s entire reaction.

DateTuesday, February 19, 2013

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch reacts to an appellate court decision that the law only provides full medical coverage for line of duty injuries for active police officers.

    • TADAM: Information on New York SAFE Act – Privacy Forms

DateFriday, February 15, 2013

DateWednesday, February 13, 2013

DateTuesday, February 12, 2013

DateMonday, February 11, 2013

DateSunday, February 10, 2013

    • Photo Gallery and PBA in the Community slideshows

      Jan. 5, 2013: For the second year in a row, PBA donates toys for the “Three Kings Day” celebration held by State Sen. Reuben Diaz, Sr. and Bronx Borough President Reuben Diaz, Jr. at PS 5, 564 Jackson Ave. at 149th Street in the Bronx. Click here to view photos.

      Dec. 22, 2012:  The PBA, for the second year in a row, donates hundreds of toys to children of the Brownsville Recreation Center where the children honored those lost at the Sandy Hook School massacre by holding photos of the victims.  Click here to view photos.

      Dec. 21, 2012: PBA makes donations of toys and gift cards to Hurricane Sandy victims at PBSI Holiday party at St. Charles Parish Hall, Staten Island NY. Click here to view photos.

      December 21, 2012: The PBA donates hundreds of toys at the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway, one of the communities severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, to the children of the families who were victims of the storm. Click here to view photos.

      PBA honors its Military Affairs Liaison Joe Strong at the September, 2012 delegates’ meeting. Click here to view photos.

DateWednesday, February 6, 2013

    • As both sides rest in the murder case of PO Peter Figoski, on New York 1 News and News 12 Brooklyn, Pat Lynch disputes the defense’s argument  that the murderer, Lamont Pride, intended to shoot and kill the officer to get away.

    • Offers: 1-800-Flowers. Use promo code SHARK at checkout.

DateTuesday, February 5, 2013

    • News 12 Brooklyn reports the day's events at the murder trial of Peter Figoski where the deceased officer's father took ill.  Pat Lynch addresses how the shooter. Lamont Pride, is saying anything to save himself.

    • Chief Leader: Pat Lynch expresses concern about staffing levels when proposed budget projects only attrition hires.

DateMonday, February 4, 2013

    • At the murder trial of PO Peter Figoski, News 12 Brooklyn reports the day's testimony and Pat Lynch discusses how difficult it is for family to sit through this kind of evidence.

DateFriday, February 1, 2013

DateTuesday, January 29, 2013

    • The Chief Leader reports on a proposal to limit binding arbitration raises to 2% outside NYC.  PBA president Pat Lynch pledges  to fight any attempt to limit arbitration awards for PBA members noting that binding arbitration sought to level the playing field in the law that prohibited NYC employees from striking.

    • New date for pension seminar

DateMonday, January 28, 2013

    • On the first full day of testimony in the murder trial of PO Peter Figoski, Pat Lynch explains on NY 1 and PIX 11 News the difficulties faced by police officers and the family of the deceased during testimony about the murder.

DateFriday, January 25, 2013

DateThursday, January 24, 2013

DateWednesday, January 23, 2013

DateFriday, January 18, 2013

DateThursday, January 17, 2013

    • Press Release: PBA President Reacts to Flawed NYS Assault Weapon Bill

    • TADAM: Re: New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act

DateTuesday, January 15, 2013

    • In an article in the  Chief Leader, Pat Lynch addresses the stop and frisk decision, noting that the union would support any training that would help members perform their jobs better “...but reject[s] efforts to hold our members responsible for management’s poorly conceived programs.”  In a column in the same paper, its editor notes that Lynch rails against “dangerously low staffing levels” which generated those misguided programs.

    • One-Stop Auto offer now available to retired members

DateFriday, January 10, 2013

    • In a report that appears in the New York Post, PBA president Lynch blames the shortage of staffing for the increase of violence on the neighborhood’s streets.

DateWednesday, January 9, 2013

    • The Chief Leader reports that while parole was denied the killer of PO David Guttenberg, the one dissenting parole commission criticizes the PBA’s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website.   PBA president Lynch makes no apologies and restates the union’s belief the cop killers should be incarcerated for life while encouraging people to use the PBA’s website to object to parole for cop killers.

DateTuesday, January 8, 2013

    • Press release: PBA reacts to federal judge's Stop and Frisk decision

DateFriday, January 4, 2013

    • PBA president Pat Lynch tells PIX 11, ABC news and New York 1 News  that there are not enough officers on patrol to fight gun violence as two of three officer shot on the same day are released from the hospital.  The release of the officers is also reported on Fox, NBC and My9 news.

    • Offers: Bushido Dojo of Staten Island: 25% off for MOS

    • Gallery: Photos from the 42nd Pct. Annual Breakfast

DateWednesday, January 2, 2013

    • One of the many PBA’s community outreach efforts is highlighted in a photo published in the Chief Leader.  The union distributed toys, gift cards and supplied refreshments to hundreds of families devastated by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island at the PBSI Annual Holiday Party.  In another Chief Leader article, Pat Lynch is quoted in reaction to the denial of parole to one of PO Ed Byrne’s killers.

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