What's New on This Website (2014)

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DateWednesday, December 31, 2014

DateTuesday, December 30, 2014

    • On the same day that Mayor de Blasio met with police union leaders, DNAinfo's Murray Weiss reports that the Mayor's staff was busy contacting other New York elected officials, urging them to issue statements criticizing the PBA. The story was also picked up by the News and Post.

    • The funeral arrangements (see printable version) for P.O. Wenjian Liu (84th Pct.) are as follows:

      VIEWING: Aievoli Funeral Home 1275 65th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219 718-331-2100 Saturday, January 3, 2015, 1pm to 9pm SERVICE: Same location, Sunday, January 4, 2015, 11am (please note change in time) INTERMENT: Cypress Hills Cemetery

    • Press release: Police unions' reaction to today's meeting with the Mayor and the Police Commissioner

    • NY1 News and Newsday report on the Police Academy graduation ceremony, which concluded with a solemn salute to fallen police officers Ramos and Liu. Additional reports appeared in the Staten Island Advance, the Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Observer.

DateMonday, December 29, 2014

    • The Post publishes an op-ed piece that notes that New York City police officers have been the key to the city's economic prosperity over the past 20 years.

    • The Daily News, Newsday and New York 1 report Pat Lynch's expression of appreciation for the tens of thousands of police officers and others from around the country who attended the funeral of P.O. Rafael Ramos, as well as the large and small acts of kindness that police officers have received from average New Yorkers over the past week.

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DateSunday, December 28, 2014

    • Press release: PBA President expresses gratitude for expressions of support both large and small.

    • CNN, the Daily News and the Staten Island Advance reported Pat Lynch's comments on the overwhelming turnout of police officers from around the country for the funeral of P.O. Rafael Ramos.  Lynch said he hopes for a similar turnout for the upcoming funeral of P.O. Wenjian Liu.  Reports on the funeral crowds also appeared on CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News.

DateSaturday, December 27, 2014

DateFriday, December 26, 2014

    • The NY Times, Daily News and Post file reports on the funeral of PO Ramos.  The Times also reports Commissioner Bratton's announcement that both deceased officers have been promoted to Detective 1st grade.

      The outpouring of sympathy and prayers for Officers Ramos and Liu continue as the Times and Wall Street Journal report.  The NY Post offered a Christmas Eve op-ed piece that points to the lies being told about police as the source of protests and anti-police rhetoric.

    • WINS radio mentions the PBA's warning email to members in a story about threats against police while CBS 2 News and Spanish language Univision Ch. 41 caught Pat Lynch paying his respect to the fallen officers at the makeshift memorial at the scene.

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DateThursday, December 25, 2014

    • ABC 7 News reports the memo from Pat Lynch to members to take extra precautions during the time of threats against police. 

    • The Daily News reports the Mets brought some happiness to the sons of murdered PO Rafael Ramos by inviting two of his sons to suit up for spring training with the Mets.  The News also reports on donations made by the famous and not so famous to the families of our fallen heroes and that Jet Blue is offering to fly police from all over the country for the funerals. 

    • Capital NY reports that despite Pat Lynch's refusal to do interviews with the media out of respect for the families, his name continues to appear in the form of profiles in various papers.

DateWednesday, December 24, 2014

    • The New York Times profiled PBA president Pat Lynch in a front page story calling him a "shrewd tactician who, according to his allies and those who have faced off against him, has proved adept at negotiating deals...and tangling with Mayoral administrations, Democrat and Republican alike..."  The Times also ran a story about how New Yorkers have been showing their appreciation for the work police officers do in many different ways. 

    • DNAinfo reports on comments made by Pat Lynch on gun and shield day at the police academy.

DateTuesday, December 23, 2014

DateMonday, December 22, 2014

    • A message from Pat Lynch on the mourning of P.O.s Ramos and Liu

    • Printable funeral arrangements for P.O. Rafael Ramos

    • Andrew Siff of NBC 4 News caught PBA president Pat Lynch leaving gun and shield day for his youngest son and Lynch made it clear that when he speaks to the media, he is expressing the feelings of NYC police officers. 

    • The Daily News published an editorial calling upon the Mayor to honor the memories Officers Ramos and Liu by "setting the record straight" on the bravery and restraint of the NYPD, while the Post called for respect and sympathy for the anger felt by police officers.  The Post also ran columns by Gerard Collins, an active MOS in Midtown South, and Michael Goodwin, both drawing the link between the assassination of Ramos and Liu and the recent anti-police protests and rhetoric.  The Times and the Observer reported on the history of strained relations between police officers and City Hall.

    • CBS 2 News, NY1 News, NBC 4 News, and Fox 5 News reported on the expressions of sympathy and support for the friends, families and colleagues of Police Officers Ramos and Liu that are still pouring in from across the city and country.  Additional reports on the PBA's response to their brutal assassination appeared on Fox 5 News, PBA Newshour, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, News 12 Long Island and WCBS radio.

DateSunday, December 21, 2014

DateSaturday, December 20, 2014

    • On the same day that NYC PBA donated toys to struggling communities as reported on CBS 2 News, two police officer were assassinated in their patrol car.  The TV coverage was extensive and it is impossible to show it all here.  However, New York 1 News broadcast the entire union news conference that followed the removal of the fallen officers' bodies from Woodhull Hospital.  Stories with the union's reaction also ran on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1 News, Fox 5 News and PIX 11 news.

    • PBA donates hundreds of toys to the Church of the Nazarene which serves a community that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

    • The PBA donated toys and food for the 77th Precinct Children’s holiday event held in community room of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph with members of the Community Council present.

    • The PBA donates toys to the Brownsville Recreational Center.

    • There was a third event at which the PBA supplied meals for homeless men and women and donated toys for children in cooperation with the Crown Heights Youth Collective.   The event did occur but there are no photos because just prior to it, Police Officer Rafeal Ramos and Wenjian Liu were ambushed and assassinated while having meal in their RMP.  PBA board members raced directly to the hospital in support of the Ramos and Liu families and fellow officers.

    • In an op-ed column in the Post, Pat Lynch says that it is unfair to expect police officers to tone down their frustrations until those stirring up anti-police attitudes do the same.

DateFriday, December 19, 2014

    • Fox 5 News quoted Pat Lynch's praise for the officers who apprehended the second "miscreant" who is suspected of assaulting two police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge.  The report also mentioned the leaked audio tape in which Pat Lynch called for police officers to exercise discretion. See Pat Lynch's full remarks.

    • The Daily News, the News's The Shack Blog, the Post, CBS 2 News and WINS radio reported on the leaked audio tape in which Pat Lynch called on police officers to use discretion on the job.

    • Newspaper editorial boards around the city continued to weigh in on the tension between police officers and City Hall.  The Queens Chronicle noted that anti-police attitudes will erode public safety, while the Post pointed to Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's support for anti-police legislation as evidence of her true feelings about the NYPD. On the other side, the NY Times, the Daily News and the Queens Forum all attacked the PBA, with the Times drawing an outrageous parallel between the assaults on police officers by violent protestors and the PBA's criticism of the Mayor and Speaker.

DateThursday, December 18, 2014

    • In an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity, Pat Lynch said that the Mayor is walking away from the police officers who are simply carrying out the policies he creates.

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    • Capital NY reports on a leaked audio tape where Lynch calls for MOS use discretion on the job.

    • Capital NY, Fox News and WOR radio report a call from Lynch for the Mayor not to meeting with protest organizers until they denounce assaults against police.

    • The Brooklyn Eagle and PIX 11 News ran a story about Lynch’s response to the BP honoring Eric Garner at a tree lighting. 

    • The Daily News, US  News and World Report and the Staten Island Advance report strained relations between the PBA and the Mayor.   

    • PIX 11 news reports lawsuits lodged against an officer in the Garner case where Lynch calls the officer a good cop.

DateWednesday, December 17, 2014

    • The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, DNAInfo, WABC 7 News and WNBC 4 News reported Pat Lynch's call for the Mayor to decline to meet with protest organizers until they publicly denounce the individuals who assaulted two police officers earlier this week.

    • In a letter to the New York Times, Pat Lynch responded to the paper's editorial calling on Governor Cuomo to veto a bill that would restore police officers' right to bargain over disciplinary issues.  Lynch called the legislation a matter of fairness that will "simply return to police officers the same rights enjoyed by all other public-sector employees in the state."

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DateTuesday, December 16, 2014

    • In an appearance on Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor alongside SBA president Ed Mullins, Pat Lynch said that City Hall's lack of support for police officers is worse than it has been at any point in the past 30 years.

    • In an interview with Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg, Pat Lynch said that the PBA's recent criticism of the Mayor is a reflection of the level of frustration felt by the union's members.

    • Press release: Pat Lynch says Mayor de Blasio should not meet with the Justice League NYC until they publicly denounce the individuals who assaulted police officers or who have attempted to incite violence during these protests.

    • Pat Lynch's response to the Mayor's latest criticism of the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter was reported by Pix 11 News, CBS 2 News, NY1 News and WNYC radio.  Lynch said that the Mayor clearly "has no idea of just how angry New York City police officers are at him for his lack of support and for laying decades of society’s problems undeservedly at their feet.”

    • In a story about the New York Attorney General's request to prosecute death in police custody cases, The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch's statement that there is no reason to alter the existing system. 

    • In story about the city's recent contract settlement with some uniformed unions, the Chief noted the PBA's position that zeros in a contract are unacceptable.

DateMonday, December 15, 2014

    • The Post reports Governor Cuomo's defense of the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter.  Cuomo said Pat Lynch is "making the point that police need protection, too, in situations like this, and need respect and consideration in situations like this.”

    • Press release: Lynch Tells Brooklyn BP if he’s honoring Garner, he should also honor police officers who died in the line of duty

    • Press release: Lynch pledges that anyone who harms a police officer will be brought to justice

    • The Post reports Governor Cuomo's defense of the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter.  Cuomo said Pat Lynch is "making the point that police need protection, too, in situations like this, and need respect and consideration in situations like this.”

    • As reactions to the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter continue to reverberate, Newsday published a negative editorial while Daily News ran an op-ed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, in which the Cardinal attempts to mediate between outraged police officers and City Hall.

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    • Additions to Photo Gallery: 26th Anniversary Memorial for P.O. Michael J. Buczek and P.O. Christopher G. Hoban and the funeral of P.O. Michael Williams.

DateSunday, December 14, 2014

    • In an interview on WPBS TV, Gov. Cuomo mentions that he's conferred with Pat Lynch on issues and addresses the question of a special prosecutor.

    • Fox News and the NY Post reported on the PBA's annual Holiday party for the family of fallen officers with a photo.

    • News media continue to report on the "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter.  Reports were aired on WOR; WINS; WCBS; WNEW; and New York 1 News, WPIX News and WABC News.

DateSaturday, December 13, 2014

    • Outside the PBA's annual holiday party for the families of fallen officers, Pat Lynch addressed the "Do Not Insult My Sacrifice" letters with Fox 5 News, New York 1 and ABC 7 News.  See the slideshow and unedited PBA video. Lynch's comments were also reported in the Daily News.

    • New York 1 news and WINS radio news report on the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letters made available to police officers on Friday asking both the Mayor and City Council Speaker to refrain attending their funeral in the result of a their line of duty death.  The Daily News published a straight news story and then added an anti-PBA slanted opinion piece and an editorial while the Post and Newsday's AM New York reported the story objectively.

DateFriday, December 12, 2014

    • DON'T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE! Download and sign a request that Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito stay away from your funeral in the event that you are killed in the line of duty. Completed forms may be given to your PBA delegate.

    • The Post reports on a horrendous rap video calling for the murder of police officers.  Pat Lynch called the video "despicable and inflammatory," and said that the PBA has forward it for investigation and consideration of possible criminal charges.  See Lynch's full comments.

DateThursday, December 11, 2014

    • Press release: Pat Lynch slams a horrendous rap video, forwards it for investigation and condemns it for turning tragedy into danger.

    • The Post, the Daily News' Daily Politics blog, the Observer and Capital NY report Pat Lynch's disgust with the City Council's double-talk and anti-police proposals in the wake of the Eric Garner.  Lynch also once again called for all civilian complaints to be sworn under penalty of perjury from the outset.  WINS radio also reported the story yesterday at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

DateWednesday, December 10, 2014

    • On WABC Radio with Geraldo Rivera, Pat Lynch said that all parents need to teach their children to cooperate with police officers.

    • In a wide-ranging interview on The John Gambling Show on AM 970 The Answer, Pat Lynch discussed the failure of local and national leaders to stand up for police officers, as well as the need for New York City to pay its police officers a competitive wage.

    • Press release: PBA President is disgusted with the City Council’s double talk in its “Response to Garner” incident proposals

    • In a story about P.O. Daniel Pantaleo being questioned by Internal Affairs this week, the Daily News quoted Pat Lynch's statement that Pantaleo is a model police officer who wants to get back out and serve his community.

    • Following the announcement of the City's contract settlement with a coalition of uniformed superior officers' unions, the New York Times, the Post and Capital New York report Pat Lynch's statement that PBA members are underpaid compared to their fellow police officers and that zeros in a contract are unacceptable.

DateTuesday, December 9, 2014

    • CNN aired an extended version of Pat Lynch's appearance defending police officers on Anderson Cooper 360.

    • In an interview with Dominic Carter on RNN and Fios 1, Pat Lynch takes on the rumors and misinformation surrounding last month's police-involved shooting in the Pink Houses and defends police officers against the "rabble-rousers and agitators" who insist that the police are wrong in every case. See also the full, unedited PBA-recorded part one and part two of the interview.

    • In an afternoon appearance on Fox News's Your World with Neil Cavuto, Pat Lynch cited this morning's shooting of a knife-wielding assailant in a Brooklyn synagogue — once again recorded on bystanders' cell phones — as an example of the increasing scrutiny on police officers as they confront extremely volatile and dangerous situations.

    • The Daily News and WNYC radio reports Lynch’s firm opposition to giving the state Attorney General the right to prosecute unarmed death in police custody cases.  (Read Lynch’s statement here.) 

    • New York 1 reported Pat Lynch's comments on both the Attorney General's request to prosecute death-in-custody cases and the City Council protest.

    • The Post reports City Council members' protest of the Garner decision and quotes Pat Lynch calling it “reprehensible.”

    • The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in a story about the Grand Jury decision in the Garner case and in an article about de Blasio’s attitude towards police officers.

DateMonday, December 8, 2014

    • Pat Lynch went on multiple cable news programs to defend police officers against the protestors and police-bashing elected officials who have piled on in the wake of Garner grand jury decision.  Lynch told Fox News's Megyn Kelly and Steve Malzberg of Newsmax TV that police officers place themselves in harm's way to protect all members of every community, while he challenged CNN's Anderson Cooper to say what cops should do when attempting to take a resisting individual into custody.

    • Speaking on WABC Radio's The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby, Pat Lynch said that police critics have forgotten what New York City was like before police officers reclaimed neighborhoods from chaos and made the streets safe.

    • Press release: PBA President on AG's request and City Council protest

    • In an inflammatory and outrageously misleading story in the Daily News, Pat Lynch talks about how police officers put themselves between danger and the public and honors the 80 officers who have died in the line of duty since 1999.

DateSaturday, December 6, 2014

DateFriday, December 5, 2014

    • Coverage of the Pat Lynch's remarks at news conference on Thursday continue to reverberate through the news media and on talk and opinion shows across the country.  Notoriously liberal MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell called Lynch a liar who is paid to say anything to get his members out of problems like the Garner incident.  MSNBC's show "All In with Chris Hayes" also reported remarks for Lynch.  Other reports appeared on Fox 5 News (4:46 AM and 9:27 AM); Bloomberg radio; KTAL TV in Louisiana; WUSA TV; WNEW FM in Washington DC; WOR AM NY; and  "Good Day NY."

    • New York 1 News reported on the bodycam test which included the PBA's reaction to it.

    • Continuing coverage of the PBA press conference and Pat Lynch's attack on the Mayor's lack of support for police officers appeared in the Daily News, the Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Observer, Capital NY and on CNN, PIX11 News, WNYC and 1010 WINS radio.  In another Post opinion piece, columnist Michael Goodwin calls de Blasio's comments a "slur" against police.

DateThursday, December 4, 2014

    • In a press conference at PBA headquarters and the follow-up Q&A session, PBA president Pat Lynch slammed Mayor de Blasio for "throwing New York City police officers under the bus" following a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict P.O. Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.

    • Following the announcement that a Staten Island grand jury would not indict P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, most media outlets reported Pat Lynch's comments that Officer Pantaleo never intended to harm Eric Garner and was simply attempting to take him into custody using a technique he learned in the academy.  Most also reported Officer Pantaleo's expression of condolences to Garner's family.  Stories appeared in the Post, Newsday, Capital News, the Staten Island Advance, the Daily News, and on ABC 7, NBC 4, WCBS 880 radio and 1010 WINS radio.

    • The Staten Island Advance, Newsday, the Times, the Washington Post, New York 1, MSNBC, Newsweek and CBS 2 TV news and WINS and CBS radio news report on the PBA press conference in which Pat Lynch slammed Mayor de Blasio for throwing police officers under the bus.  The Advance also ran a story quoting anonymous police officers' frustration with the Mayor's lack of support, while the Post published a supportive editorial.

DateWednesday, December 3, 2014

    • Press release: PBA President on "No True Bill" from Garner Grand Jury

DateTuesday, December 2, 2014

    • In the Daily News, Pat Lynch speaks up for female police officers who posted uniforms and civilian dress photos on Instagram.  See Lynch’s entire comment on the topic.

    • The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s comments regarding the dangers of patrolling housing projects and a call for a complete and thorough investigation in the tragic police related shooting death at the Pink Houses. 

    • In another Chief Leader story, Lynch bashes a Legal Aid Society program that labels some as “bad cops” based on CCRB complaints, baseless lawsuits and even news stories.  Read Lynch’s entire statement.

DateMonday, December 1, 2014

DateThursday, November 27, 2014

    • Press release: PBA President slams Legal Aid Society's list of "bad cops"

DateWednesday, November 26, 2014

DateTuesday, November 25, 2014

DateMonday, November 24, 2014

    • Important WTC Filing Deadline Extended: on Friday, Gov. Cuomo signed a PBA-backed bill to extend the deadline for filing a Notice of Participation with the Police Pension Fund until September 11, 2015.  Active and retired members who participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts but did not file the notice before the original 2010 deadline will now be able to do so in order to protect their presumptive eligibility for accident disability pension benefits.  Download a Notice of Participation form here, or visit the Police Pension Fund website to check whether your form has already been filed.

DateSunday, November 23, 2014

    • PIX 11's Maggie Hickey reports on an NYCLU class offered to high schoolers about how to interact with police.  Pat Lynch's remarks about the program were included in the story.

    • Part of Pat Lynch's comments regarding the right of police to protect themselves and slamming police critics who speak for their own personal gain appeared in a Wall Street Journal story.  Read Lynch's entire comment here.

DateSaturday, November 22, 2014

DateFriday, November 21, 2014

DateThursday, November 20, 2014

    • The 2015 World Police and Fire Games will be held in Fairfax County, Virginia, from June 26th  to July 5th.  There are no qualifying events, just sign up and compete in any of the events.  The games are open to active and retired MOS.  For more information and to sign up, visit:  www.Fairfax2015.com

DateWednesday, November 19, 2014

    • The Epoch Times and Capital New York report the PBA’s continuing effort to equalize disability benefits for Tier 3 officers.  Pat Lynch told the media that the City Council’s refusal to bring the needed home rule message condemns recently hired police officers who suffer permanent disability on the job to a life of abject poverty and that there is a moral obligation to correct that injustice.

DateTuesday, November 18, 2014

    • Offers: Jets special ticket prices for members and new information on the degree program at St. John's University Staten Island campus

    • Press release: City Council blocks constituents' emails calling for equality in disability benefits for police officers

    • This week’s Chief Leader editorializes about the PBA’s efforts to equalize Tier 2 and 3 disability benefits, reports Lynch’s comments on more anti-police bills by the City Council and posts a Chief Leader recorded video of Pat Lynch on the topic. 

    • The other major story reported on and editorialized by most media was the announcement by the Mayor’s wife’s Chief of Staff, Rachel Noerdlinger, who lives with a convicted murderer and whose son was recently arrested for the fourth time this weekend,  is taking a leave of absence.  Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, Post, Daily News, NY Times, WCBS Channel 2 News, New York 1 News, and WNYC radio all reported the story with Pat Lynch’s comments questioning the need for the position and noting that if it must be filled for City Hall to appoint someone who appreciates the work police do and does not have an anti-police bias.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

    • The Post ran an editorial about the leave of absence and columnist Bob McManus opines that Lynch’s take on the situation was correct.

DateMonday, November 17, 2014

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    • Press Release: PBA President: If filing Rachel Noerdlinger’s position is necessary (Chief of Staff to Mayor’s wife) fill it with some who appreciates the role of police officers.

DateFriday, November 14, 2014

DateThursday, November 13, 2014

    • The PBA launches a new online tool to allow members and police supporters to email the City Council to urge them to support legislation to improve Tier 3 disability pension benefits.

    • Press release: PBA President says Council proposals will endanger the public and police

DateWednesday, November 12, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch says the City Council seems to be more interested in protecting criminals than the public.  Reports appear on CBS 2 News; WINS radio news; WOR radio news and PIX 11 news.

    • Press release: PBA president Pat Lynch slams City Council 's proposed bill to require written or audio recorded permission before conducting a search

    • In a new ad appearing in papers this week, the PBA takes on the Mayor and City Council Speaker's refusal to support equal benefits for injured police officers, even as they devote millions to other "moral obligations."

DateTuesday, November 11, 2014

    • In this week’s Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch calls attention to the inequity in disability benefits between officers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 while calling on the Mayor and City Council to grant the home rule message needed to pass legislation to fix the problem.  The Chief Leader also published an editorial in favor of equalizing the benefits.

    • The Chief also reports the PBA’s support of the appointment of Ben Tucker as the NYPD’s 1st Deputy Commissioner.

    • Lynch’ s concern that police officers will be “left holding the bag if crime rises because of a poor policy” in regards to the change in marijuana enforcement is noted in Daily News; Newsday; the Wall Street Journal; NY 1 News; Fox 5 News; NBC 4 News;  WINS radio news; News radio 880.

      The Times and Post also report the change in enforcement policy.

DateMonday, November 10, 2014

    • Press release: PBA President calls for clear rules regarding enforcement of marijuana laws

    • In an opinion piece placed in both the Times and Chief Leader, Pat Lynch calls upon the city to adequately arm and train police officers to protect themselves and the public from the newest generation of terrorist attacks.

DateThursday, November 6, 2014

DateWednesday, November 5, 2014

DateTuesday, November 4, 2014

    • This week’s Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in a story and a “Razzle Dazzle” opinion column about the hypocrisy of letting a borough commander slide for fixing a violation for the mother of Eric Garner while PBA members are facing criminal charges for lesser acts of courtesy.   In an article about police contract going to arbitration, the city’s chief negotiator Bob Linn was “tight lipped” about the PBA’s ad (see ad) quoting him as saying “New York City police salaries are a laughingstock; throughout the nation everyone knows that city cops are underpaid.”  The paper also reports that following a court decision denying the PBA the right to intervene in the federal stop and frisk case, Pat Lynch pledged to monitor every change made to ensure that the rights of NYC police officers are fully protected.

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DateMonday, November 3, 2014

    • Updated PBA endorsements for tomorrow, Nov. 4, election.

    • Pat Lynch calls the reduced disability benefits for police in the Tier 3 pension plan “morally wrong” and notes that it is “not a financial issue, it is a very clear issue of right and wrong..” in a story by Murray Weiss published in DNAinfo. See Pat Lynch's full remarks.

DateSaturday, November 1, 2014

    • On CBS 2 News Pat Lynch calls for better weaponry and training to prepare NYC police officers to handle lone-wolf terror attacks similar to the attack on four officers in Queens and one in Washington DC. See also the full, unedited PBA recorded video.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch pledges to closely monitor the implementation of any changes resulting from the stop, question and frisk federal suit following the latest court ruling. See New York 1 News, Fox 5 News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and WINS radio news.

DateFriday, October 31, 2014

    • Press release: Lynch slams Mayor on disability benefits
    • Press release: Pat Lynch Speaks to Stop, Question, and Frisk Intervention Ruling

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DateThursday, October 30, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch calls hero officer’s walk from wheelchair to ambulance a “real miracle.”  Police Officer Kenneth Healey who was severely injured in a terror attack by a man with a hatchet was transferred to  a rehab facility amidst the cheers of hundreds of brother and sister officers.  Lynch said that he was truly convinced that because of Healey’s strong personality and strong family support that he will fully recover and return to patrol.  Stories were reported on CBS 2 News, New York 1 News, and in the Daily News, the NY Post and Newsday.

DateWednesday, October 29, 2014

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    • In a NY Post followup story with the Mayor’s reaction to a CO who ordered subordinates to fix the headlight on Eric Garner’s mother’s car, PBA president Pat Lynch calls for the end of “white shirt immunity,” noting that police officers have been disciplined and even face criminal charges for lesser courtesies.  Lynch said that disciplinary action should be equal regardless of rank.

DateTuesday, October 28, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA President Calls Mayor’s reaction to headlight incident a continuance of “white shirt immunity.”

DateMonday, October 27, 2014

    • The Post, News, and WINS and WOR radio report Pat Lynch's call for an investigation following reports that officers on Staten Island were ordered to repair a headlight on Eric Garner's mother's car to help her avoid a ticket. See also Pat Lynch's comments.

DateFriday, October 24, 2014

    • In a message to all PBA members, Pat Lynch urges vigilance and caution following terrorist attack on police officers in Queens.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch, Citywide Trustee Thomas Hellem and Queens South Trustee Patrick Hendry joined Larry Byrne, brother of slain police officer Eddie Byrne and current NYPD deputy commissioner for legal affairs, to call upon the NY State parole board to deny the parole requests of the four cop-killers who assassinated Byrne in 1988 at the orders of a drug kingpin.  Speaking to the press outside the parole board's offices, Lynch also cited yesterday's attack on four police officers by an ax-wielding man in the 103rd precinct — the same precinct in which Byrne was killed — as further evidence of the need for stiffer penalties for those who attack police officers. Watch the full PBA-recorded video of the press conference.

    • In an unedited PBA-recorded Q&A with Pix 11 News's Mary Murphy, following the press conference opposing the parole of the four cop-killers who assassinated P.O. Eddie Byrne, Pat Lynch called for the removal of the pension of former DI Corey Pegues, who recently bragged about his criminal past and his association with one of Byrne's killers. See PIX story.

    • Following an ax-wielding man's vicious attack on four rookie officers in Queens, Pat Lynch addressed the media at the hospital where the injured officers were being treated (see coverage on WCBS 2). Lynch praised the officers' quick action to protect themselves and called upon all New Yorkers to keep the officers and their families in their thoughts and prayers. The story was also reported in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday and amNY.

DateThursday, October 23, 2014

    • NBC 4 News reports Pat Lynch's comments on the emergence of a video purporting to show a police officer kicking another officer during a struggle with an individual who was resisting arrest.  Lynch noted that, like most of the previous videos of police encounters, this brief clip doesn't provide enough information to come to a conclusion about what actually transpired.  Read Lynch's full comments.

      Press release: Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch re video purporting to show officer kicking another officer.

DateWednesday, October 22, 2014

    • In an extensive profile titled "Patrick Lynch, New York City's Blue Bulldog," Newsweek describes Lynch as the "strident, unflagging voice" defending New York City police officers in the face of rising anti-police rhetoric.

DateTuesday, October 21, 2014

    • In an op/ed piece in the NY Post, Pat Lynch lays out the PBA’s rationale for challenging the Federal Court’s decision in the stop and frisk case. 

    • The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s concerns about Mrs. de Blasio's Chief of Staff's failure to tell the whole truth in her pre-employement DOI investigation.

    • The Chief Leader also lends support to the union’s call to be permitted to intervene in the challenge to the Federal decision on stop and frisk.

DateMonday, October 20, 2014

DateSunday, October 19, 2014

    • Three new additions to the Photo Gallery:
      • September 11, 2014:  A solemn ceremony was held at the 13th Precinct remembering those who died and those who continue to struggle with illness related to the attack on the World Trade Center on the 13th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history.

      • September 3, 2014:  A ceremony honoring fallen Police Officer Frank Macri who died of cancer related to exposure to toxins while working long hours during the rescue, recovery and cleanup of the WTC was held at PSA 2 where a plaque was dedicated in his memory.

      • August 29, 2014:  Photos of guests, attendees, award recipients, NYPD Pipes and Drums and the NYPD Orchestra taken at the 120th Annual Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association convention luncheon in Albany, NY.

DateFriday, October 17, 2014

DateWednesday, October 15, 2014

DateWednesday, October 15, 2014

    • CBS 2 News; PIX 11 news; WOR, CBS 880 and 1010 WINS radio news report on police union attorneys arguing in court that the unions should be granted the right to intervene in the appeal of a federal judge’s findings and orders involving the use of stop, question and frisk.

DateTuesday, October 14, 2014

DateSaturday, October 11, 2014

    • IMPORTANT NOTICE: City Health Benefits Program open-enrollment reminder for October

DateFriday, October 10, 2014

    • Following a ceremony unveiling 12 more line of duty names on the Police Memorial Wall, a group of reporters grabbed Pat Lynch for an impromptu question and answer session about current events ranging from investigations of City Hall staffers to ever emerging video tapes to the alleged rape charges against Sharpton buddy Sanford Rubenstein.

    • Newsradio 880 spoke with Pat Lynch about the double standard applied to the Rachel Noerdlinger case as more information about arrests emerge. 

    • New York 1 News aired a story where Pat Lynch defends the officer who is accused of stealing money from a suspect.  Lynch said the video caused people to jump to conclusions and that an good police officer's reputation was unnecessarily dragged through the mud.  Lynch set the record straight.  

    • Reports about the contract related ads placed in major and community newspapers this week were aired on Fox 5 News and on 770 AM radio where Curtis and Kuby discussed pay for police. 

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    • Pat Lynch sets the record straight about video purporting to show an officer “robbing” a suspect noting that the individual was stopped because he fit the description of a man with a gun and that all the property was properly vouchered.  Stories appeared in the Daily News and Capital NY and on Fox News (see Part 1 and Part 2 of the full, unedited PBA recorded interview) and ABC News.

    • Newsday reports on the PBA’s “media blitz” of ad in support a better contract for NY’s police officers.

DateThursday, October 9, 2014

DateWednesday, October 8, 2014

    • New York 1 News, Wall Street Journal, Staten Island Advance and CBS 880 Newsradio reports the formal release of the CCRB’s chokehold report with Pat Lynch saying the report is meaningless while CBS 2 News and WOR radio report the filing of a $75 million wrongful death suit in the Garner case.  All stories indicate that the PBA denied a chokehold was used.

    • PBA 2nd Vice President Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar joins members of Congress Carolyn Maloney and Jerome Nadler at a press conference to remind those who worked during the rescue, recovery and cleanup at the WTC who have been diagnosed with cancer, that they only have until October 14, 2014 to register for the Victim’s Compensation Fund at VCF.gov.  See a PBA recorded video of the entire news conference here.

DateTuesday, October 7, 2014

    • Press release: With the emergence of yet another video, Pat Lynch tells the media that a 35 second video doesn’t tell the whole story and that resisting or interfering with an arrest is against the law.

    • In an interview with CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer, Pat Lynch explains that a video of an arrest fails to capture why the officers had to pursue the suspect in a foot chase which is always puts officers in a dangerous situation.

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DateMonday, October 6, 2014

    • In an op-ed column in the NY Post, Pat Lynch address the underlying, cynical message of activists, politicians and talking heads who continuously insist that “not all cops are bad” or “the majority of cops do the job correctly” which effectively overshadows the fact that all police officers perform work selflessly and courageously.

DateSaturday, October 4, 2014

    • More fallout from Rachel Noerdlinger's (chief of staff to the Mayor's wife) failure to report on her pre-employment investigation form that she lives with a convicted killer and cop hater is reported in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday. and Capital New York. Pat Lynch is quoted in all stories.

DateFriday, October 3, 2014

    • Late Friday afternoon, City Hall announced that the Department of Investigation has finished its revue of the Noerdlinger case and found no impropriety and recommend no action.  PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in stories reported by WINS radio and on ABC 7 TV news declaring that the double standard is alive and well in the deBlasio administration, one standard for the elite and one for workers.

    • Press release: PBA president calls quick investigation in Noerdlinger case a double standard

    • In a letter to the president of Goddard College in Vermont, Pat Lynch joined Vermont's law enforcement community in expressing his outrage that convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been asked to deliver the school's commencement address from prison.

    • In stories about the Police Commissioner’s call to “weed out” bad cops, Pat Lynch said that the union will defend every officer and ensure their right to due process like every other American.  Reports appeared in Daily News; NY Times; NY Post; Newsday and on WABC TV News and WPIX TV News.

    • Stories reporting City Hall staffer, Rachel Noerdlinger’s failure to reveal that she lives with a convicted murderer on official pre-employment investigation forms include Pat Lynch’s statement that, if she is found to have intentionally omitted that information, then she should be fired just as a police officer would.  The original story by Murray Weiss broke in DNAinfo and was picked up in the Times, Post, and Daily News.

DateThursday, October 2, 2014

    • Press release: While Commissioner Bratton calls for the weeding out of “bad cops,” union president Pat Lynch insists that every officer accused is entitled to due process and that the PBA will continue to protect its members from a rush to judgment.

    • Press release: Lynch says if Noerdlinger (Mayor’s Wife’s Chief of Staff) lied during investigation she should be fired.

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DateWednesday, October 1, 2014

    • Battle on the Pitch!  This Saturday!  October 4! Soccer squads of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) face off at Red Bull Arena. Discount code is "NYBOTP14". See details of event.

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DateTuesday, September 30, 2014

    • Pat Lynch dismisses the CCRB’s “choke hold” report while stating that the police officer used a “takedown” hold in the arrest of Eric Garner on WINS radio; WCBS radio; WOR radio and YNN TV news.

    • Pat Lynch defends the officers in the Garner case as grand jury proceedings begin on: ABC Radio (Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby show); CBS 2 News; PIX 11 News; ABC 7 News (see also the full, PBA-recorded interview); WOR radio news; News 12 TV news; News Radio 880.  Lynch also hammers the CCRB “chokehold report” on; NBC 4 News; News radio 880; and a second story on News Radio 880.

    • The Daily News reports on Pat Lynch’s request to the City’s Corporation Counsel and Police Commissioner to adopt a “no settle” policy towards police lawsuits that damage an officer’s career.  Story also covered on WPIX News.

    • The Chief Leader reports that Pat Lynch told protestors that the union would not apologize for fighting the federal “stop and frisk” lawsuit which directly affects the job that police officers do.

    • In this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch does a wide ranging interview at 1 PP with a gathering of reporters covering the CCRB report; Garner case; body cams and lawsuits against police officers.

DateMonday, September 29, 2014

    • NY1 News; WINS Radio; and Bloomberg Radio report that PBA president Pat Lynch called the CCRB’s chokehold report “meaningless” because it’s based on unsworn complaints filed by criminals.

      ABC 7 News and News 12 TV report on the upcoming grand jury and Pat Lynch's support of the officers.

    • PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said today: “Any report based on unsworn, unsubstantiated and poorly investigated complaints that were filed by criminals is totally meaningless.”

    • Press release: PBA calls for the City to fight nuisance civil suits against police officers.

DateSunday, September 28, 2014

    • In a NY Post exclusive, Pat Lynch calls a CCRB report about the use of chokeholds "...totally meaningless" because it's based on unsworn complaints from criminals.

DateSaturday, September 27, 2014

DateFriday, September 26, 2014

    • The media — NY 1 News; WABC radio news; WNYC radio; Fox 5 TV news; PIX 11 TV news; NBC 4 TV news; ABC 7 TV news — report on the funeral of PO Michael Williams with some using comments by Pat Lynch.  Other stations — WOR radio; WINS radio; MSNBC TV — report the start of Grand Jury proceedings, which are slated to begin on Monday, Sept. 29, with comments from Pat Lynch.

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    • Press release: PBA president says that the Mayor’s wife’s chief of staff, who lives with a convicted felon and published cop hater, should not be in that position of responsibility

    • Press release: The PBA mourns the passing of veteran CBS 2 News journalist John Slattery.

DateThursday, September 25, 2014

    • Following the funeral of P.O. Michael Williams, PBA president Pat Lynch made this statement

    • In stories about the emergence of another arrest video where misconduct is alleged, the Wall Street Journal and PIX 11 News quoted Pat Lynch's statement that the video, like most others, doesn't show whole interaction, including the crime that lead to the arrest.

    • The Daily News, the Observer and Capital New York report on the PBA's intention to continue efforts to intervene in the appeal  of the federal stop, question and frisk ruling.  In a related story on New York 1 News, Pat Lynch responded to Judge Scheindlin's claim that police body cameras, one of the reforms ordered in the ruling, would have prevented the death of Eric Garner.

DateWednesday, September 24, 2014

    • Press release: Pat Lynch defends the PBA’s challenge to the Federal stop and frisk lawsuit following a call for unions to withdraw the challenge

    • Press release: Pat Lynch tells the Daily News that he has confidence that, if the evidence is presented fairly to a grand jury, the officers involved in the Garner tragedy will be found to be working within the scope of the law. The story also aired on PIX 11 News and WINS radio.

    • Press release: PBA president Pat Lynch talks to another arrest video that has arisen in the 72 Pct.

    • Pat Lynch tells an NBC 4 reporter that indictment in the Bronx on ticket fixing should not have happened and that the officers involved should not be taking the fall for an institutional wide practice.

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DateTuesday, September 23, 2014

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    • The Chief Leader reports on the autopsy review of the Garner death while the Daily News reports that Pat Lynch called Judge Sheindlin’s statement that  if police wore body camera’s Eric Garner would not have died “absurd” pointing out that the officers clearly knew they were being recorded and it didn’t change anything.  The NY Post takes the Judge to task for showing her anti-police bias that the cameras are meant to catch cops and not change behavior of those interacting with police.

DateMonday, September 22, 2014

    • Funeral arrangements for PO Michael Williams

    • Press release: Pat Lynch calls Judge Scheindlin’s remark about how body cameras would have prevented Eric Garner’s death “absurd.”

    • The Post, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, and Daily News report on the tragic death of PO Michael Williams in an on-duty vehicle accident Sunday morning.  Pat Lynch, who responded to the hospital in the early morning hours, spoke to the media and is quoted in several of the stories.

DateSunday, September 21, 2014

    • Press release: Pat Lynch speaks on tragic accident

    • The media continues to report on the follow up review of the autopsy in the Eric Garner case adding the family's reaction from Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters where they call for an arrest.  The union's position and Pat Lynch's remarks are included in most reports.  Stories aired on NPR radio; and TV's Fox 5 and New York 1.

DateSaturday, September 20, 2014

    • Reports on the autopsy review of the Garner death with Pat Lynch's comments also appeared in the Daily News, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal while ABC 7 News and NBC 4 News reported the story with the caveat that the Garner family will appear at Sharpton's National Action Network to discuss the findings of the autopsy review.

DateFriday, September 19, 2014

    • Following an announcement of the findings of an autopsy review by an expert for the Garner family, Pat Lynch tells reporters that Garner did not die of a chokehold which would have resulted in asphyxiation, and that what appears to be a chokehold was actually a take down method as Garner resisted arrest. He also stated that injuries discovered during the autopsy were consistent with damage from life saving measures rendered to a man in cardiac arrest.  Stories aired on Fox News; ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News. See also the unedited PBA-recorded video of the press conference with Pat Lynch.

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    • Press release: PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks on autopsy review in Eric Garner case

DateThursday, September 18, 2014

    • PBA Memorial Wall: Yesterday, a new Memorial Wall took its place at the entrance to the PBA's headquarters in Manhattan. This important tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters is the culmination of a year of effort by the PBA's board officers and staff, and includes the names of each of the nearly 800 members of the NYPD who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is our duty to honor that sacrifice and keep their memory alive.

DateWednesday, September 17, 2014

    • On an MSNBC show called "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" (MSNBC is widely known for its liberal bias) the program's host reluctantly agrees with PBA president Pat Lynch's call for the immediate dismissal of ax wielding CCRB board member Mitchell Taylor who the show reports was allegedly extorting money from a hotel in his community.  O'Donnell mentions that no one enjoys criticizing the credibility of the CCRB more that the police unions.

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    • Pat Lynch’s letter to the CCRB decrying the way the board has followed the dictates of anti-police groups was quoted in a NY Post story called “CCRB kow-tows to Cop Bashers by Repainting Room.”

DateTuesday, September 16, 2014

    •  103rd Precinct Reunion, October 9

    • Following yesterday’s call by Pat Lynch for the immediate dismissal of an axe wielding CCRB board member Mitchell Taylor, the NY Post published an editorial supporting the PBA’s call for changes to the CCRB, including requiring complainants to swear to their complaints under penalty of perjury.

    • This week’s edition of the Chief Leader reports that Pat Lynch calls the hiring of 1,000 more police officers a good start but not nearly enough to quell hotspots of crime while keeping the city safe from terrorist acts.  In a second story regarding the reauthorization of the Zadroga 9/11 Bill, Pat Lynch is pictured at a  Ground Zero press conference along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,  Congress members Peter King, Carolyn Maloney and  Gerald Nadler.

    • Capital NY reports a meeting between PBA president Pat Lynch and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito where Lynch seeks a home rule meeting in support of legislation that would equalize disability benefits for police officers and firefighters who are in the Tier 3 pension system.

DateMonday, September 15, 2014

    • In a detailed letter to CCRB Chairman Richard Emery, Pat Lynch presented concrete evidence that the CCRB has overstepped its authority and is biased against police officers.  Lynch called for reforms to establish fairness in the CCRB's processes and to return it to the limited role set for it by the City Charter.

    • In an op-ed piece in the Daily News, Pat Lynch lays out the problems that exist with the CCRB from a police officer’s perspective and calls for  “basic fairness” in the process and penalties for those who file baseless and/or false complaints against officers.

    • The PBA’s call for the dismissal of a violent member of the CCRB is noted in an article in the NY Post.  Read the entire quote here.

DateSunday, September 14, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA president Pat Lynch calls for the immediate dismissal of a pickax wielding CCRB member Mitchell G. Taylor who was caught on video committing violent acts during a labor dispute.

DateSaturday, September 13, 2014

    • The New York Post runs Pat Lynch's letter about DI Pegues under the headline "Consequences of a Criminal Cop.‎"

DateFriday, September 12, 2014

    • The Wall Street Journal reports on the CCRB’s release of “chokehold” complaints and reports part of Lynch’s belief that the CCRB has become an advocate for the bad guys instead of the impartial gatherer of facts it was designed to be.  On the same topic, the New York Post focuses on the inability of CCRB to identify what a chokehold is, supporting the PBA’s stance that the CCRB is inept and their stats therefore are unreliable.

DateThursday, September 11, 2014

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch attacks the credibility of the CCRB as an entity and the accuracy of recent CCRB “chokehold” statistics.

    • A follow up to Pat Lynch's lambasting of DI Corey Pegues, a thug turned cop turned thug again, aired on PIX 11 News noting that the officers of the 67 removed the former DI's photo and replaced it with a photo of murdered police officer Ed Byrne.

DateWednesday, September 10, 2014

    • Pat Lynch was honored to speak along with Commissioner Bratton and others at the NYPD Emerald Society’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony which features several pipe bands and orchestras.  See Pat Lynch's remarks and the entire event in a PBA recorded video.

DateTuesday, September 9, 2014

    • Noting in a CBS 2 News story that the NYPD fields 6,000 fewer officers today than on 9/11/01 (view PBA recorded, unedited interview here,) PBA president Pat Lynch calls for the hiring of 6,000 new officers.  He also states that it takes over a year to recruit, hire and train new police officers.  Lynch said that by the time we find out that staffing levels are too low, it’s too late to recover and that we are dangerously close to that point already.  In a separate report on PIX 11 (see PBA recorded, unedited video here) about cop/thug DI Corey Pegues, Lynch slams the former DI for his self-serving ways and calls for an investigation of his admitted crimes.  Read Lynch’s letter to the NY Post about this stain on the department here.

    • This week’s edition of the Chief Leader reports PBA president Pat Lynch’s comments regarding the UFT’s management like tactic to prevent teachers from supporting the NYPD and its officers and, in a story on body cameras, includes Lynch’s concern about practical use.

    • Following the admission of a former Deputy Inspector that he was a gang banger and concealed information about the murder of Police Officer Ed Byrne, Pat Lynch fired off a letter to the Post slamming former D.I . Pegues to express the disgust and disdain of all honest, hard working police officers.  The Post’s follow up story included some of Lynch’s remarks and the whole letter is yet to be published.  Read the whole letter here and see the Post article here.

DateMonday, September 8, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch supports the reauthorization of the Zadroga bill for the next 25 years along with elected officials and labor leaders.  See Lynch’s remarks here; see also Part 1 of the entire news conference, and Part 2 of the entire news conference along with the Q&A that followed.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch joins elected and union officials to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga Act which provides treatment and support for responders who have contracted severe illness from exposure to toxins during the rescue, cleanup and recovery of the attack on the World Trade Center.  The story went national with too many TV reports to list. Here are the local stations that covered the event: NY 1 news; CBS 2 news; Fox news; and News 12

    • Following Commissioner Bratton’s testimony before the City Council Safety Committee, PBA president Pat Lynch informed the media that 1,000 additional police officers will help but that it is not nearly enough to fight crime and terrorism.  The PBA’s position was mentioned in a Fox 5 news report and a CBS 2 News story as well as in the Daily News, Post, Wall Street Journal, Metro, Observer and the Staten Island Advance.

    • Press release: At the Police Commissioner's City Council Hearing: Staffing; Training and Tort Reform

DateSunday, September 7, 2014

    • In a story on body cameras that aired Sunday night on WLNY TV, Pat Lynch is quoted regarding the PBA's concerns for the practical use of these cameras.

    • ABC television's "Eyewitness News Closeup with Diana Williams" aired a wide ranging discussion of body cameras on  police officers during which a civil libertarian agreed with PBA president Lynch's statement that there were still too many unanswered questions to be resolved before initiating a program. 

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DateSaturday, September 6, 2014

    • Pat Lynch tells NY 1 News that the PBA is still challenging the federal decision that mandates a body cam pilot program and reiterates that there are still too many unanswered questions about their practical use.

    • Pat Lynch lashes out against the UFT’s outrageous, non-union like behavior in pressuring teachers not to wear shirts that support police officers and/or the NYPD.   Lynch slams them for using “management-like scare tactics” for warning teachers that inappropriate dress could result in a trip to the Chancellor’s office.  You can see the broadcast report by clicking on the station and you can see the complete, unedited video for each station by clicking on the (full PBA video) after each station designation.  The story was aired on NBC 4 news at 6 pm and 11 pm (full PBA video) ; ABC 7 News (full PBA video); CBS 2 News at 6 pm and 11 pm (full PBA video); and Fox 5 news at 5 pm and 10 pm (full PBA video). WINS radio and CBS radio also covered the story, as did the New York Post and Newsday.

DateFriday, September 5, 2014

DateThursday, September 4, 2014

    • Press release: Pat Lynch slams the UFT’s president for threatening teachers who wore NYPD shirts to school

    • Press release: PBA president speaks to the NYPD’s plan to institute a body camera pilot program

    • During a wide ranging discussion about Al Sharpton on WABC radio’s Curtis and Kuby program, reporter Dominic Carter, who was a guest,  spoke about Pat Lynch’s defense of the officers in the Garner tragedy and his statement that a chokehold was not used.

    • An opinion piece calling for Pat Lynch’s resignation for the good of the city slams Lynch for saying, among other things, that Al Sharpton seeks to deny the officers in the Garner case the same due process granted anyone in our system of justice.  To their credit, the website doesn’t claim to be unbiased, proudly posting their motto: Progressive, tough, liberal news and opinion. 

DateTuesday, September 2, 2014

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    • This week’s Chief Leader reports that the PBA’s long expired labor contract will be settled through binding arbitration before a panel established by the State’s Public Employment Relations Board.

DateSunday, August 31, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch defends police officers who followed department protocols in order to obtain medical help for a man who was high on PCP and whose subsequent death was labeled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's office.  Lynch said the drug abuser is fully responsible for is own demise, not the officers who were preventing him from being a danger to himself and the public.  (See Lynch's full statement here.) Reports ran in the following newspapers : Daily News; Post; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Star Tribune and were aired on TV and radio on: CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; and on the following radio stations: WINS; CBS, ABC, WNYC, and Bloomberg.

DateSaturday, August 30, 2014

    • Press release: PBA president addresses the death in custody of a PCP user

DateFriday, August 29, 2014

    • In a story about Police Commissioner Bratton's support for a body cam pilot program, amNY quotes Pat Lynch's previous statement that the PBA will reserve its decision on the cameras until more evidence of their effectiveness and impact on police officers is available.

DateTuesday, August 26, 2014

DateSaturday, August 23, 2014

    • Pat Lynch is quoted in a NY Times story about the backlash against the UFT's sponsorship of Al Sharpton's anti-police rally, saying that Sharpton's goal is to deprive New York City police officers of due process.

    • In a second appearance on the Fox News morning program Fox & Friends, Pat Lynch discussed the silent majority of New Yorkers who support police officers instead of Al Sharpton's self-serving anti-police rally. He also discussed the impact of September 11 on police officers and their families, noting the more than 60 officers who have passed away due to 9/11-related illnesses since then, and the many more who continue to suffer.

DateFriday, August 22, 2014

    • Pat Lynch appeared on the Fox News morning program "Fox & Friends" to discuss the Eric Garner case and Al Sharpton's anti-police rally.  He said that Sharpton's message that individuals "don't have to listen to the police" has led to an increasing number of resisting arrest cases, creating a dangerous situation for both police officers and the public.

    • In stories about the Public Advocate's press conference demonstrating body camera technology, the Staten Island Advance, the Daily News and CBS News report Pat Lynch's previous call for more investigation into their effectiveness and impact on the officers who carry them.  Lynch also noted that the real force behind the City's spending on legal settlements is its policy of settling even the most ridiculous and baseless claims, rather than fighting them to conclusion.

DateThursday, August 21, 2014

    • TADAM: a message from Pat Lynch on the PBA's efforts to defend its members' rights and reputation from every attack, no matter the source.

    • In full page ads appearing in major daily and local newspapers this week, the PBA calls upon the city to support its overworked, understaffed, underpaid and unappreciated police officers.

DateWednesday, August 20, 2014

    • Pat Lynch appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox to discuss the Eric Garner case and Al Sharpton's anti-police rally. Lynch noted once again that Sharpton has never been a credible leader, saying that elected officials have put him on pedestal simply because they are "afraid" of his media influence.

    • On WABC Radio's "The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby," Lynch said that he was glad to see that many teachers were outraged by their union's decision to co-sponsor Al Sharpton's anti-police rally, especially since many teachers have police officers in their family, and vice versa.

    • Pat Lynch's call for a fair review of the facts by the grand jury in the Eric Gardner case is reported by the Times, Daily News, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.  Read the full statement here.  Speaking with reporters with from ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News and WOR Radio outside the 6th Pct., Lynch noted that it makes no sense to criticize the fairness of the Staten Island DA's investigation before it has been completed.

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DateTuesday, August 19, 2014

    • Editorials in the Post and Chief-Leader reference Pat Lynch's letter blasting UFT president Michael Mulgrew for backing Al Sharpton's anti-police march. The Post notes that many rank-and-file UFT members are outraged by the decision, as well.

    • Press release: Pat Lynch addresses the impaneling of a grand jury in the Garner case.

DateMonday, August 18, 2014

    • Pat Lynch’s outrage at UFT President Mike Mulgrew’s co- sponsorship of Al Sharpton’s upcoming anti-police rally is echoed in the Post by a liberal assemblyman and the chairman of the conservative party. Lynch’s criticism of Mulgrew’s actions is praised in an editorial in the Post.

DateSunday, August 17, 2014

    • In an open letter and interview in the Post, Pat Lynch slammed UFT President Michael Mulgrew's decisi‎on to involve his union in Al Sharpton's march in response to the death of Eric Garner, which has nothing to do with teachers.

DateSaturday, August 16, 2014

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DateFriday, August 15, 2014

    • Pat Lynch responds to a news conference by "Black Law Enforcement Professionals" who claim the officers involved in the Garner case should be "charged, prosecuted and jailed" by saying the that the PBA offers no apology for vehemently defending these officers against a rush to judgment in this case.  Stories aired on NY 1 News; ABC 7 News; NBC 4 News and PIX 11 News.

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    • Press release: Pat Lynch defends police officers against those who would deny them due process

DateWednesday, August 13, 2014

    • WABC radio's talk program called "The Drive Home" with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby spoke about Lynch's disappointment that the Mayor hadn't said publically that resisting arrest is a crime and people shouldn't do it.  The Mayor eventually sent the same message.

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    • The New York Sun published an editorial on Aug. 9 supporting the PBA’s appeal to the Second Circuit in order to gain standing in the Federal “stop and frisk” case.  You will recall that the Bloomberg administration was fighting  Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling but when the new mayor was elected, he withdrew the opposition to it leaving police officers with no voice in a ruling that will directly impact their jobs.  The Sun hit the main point of the union’s argument that “If the city wasn’t going to defend their [police officers'] good name, they [the PBA] wanted to be able to do so.”  Read the full editorial.

DateTuesday, August 12, 2014

    • This edition of the The Chief Leader reports on the PBA/SBA news conference that took on race baiters, police haters and updated the latest information in the Garner case.  The Chief also wrote an editorial regarding Sharpton and the unions.

    • CBS News reports the Public Advocate's “money saving” plan of putting body cams on police officers.  Pat Lynch notes that while the PA cites the $152 million spent settling lawsuits against police officers,  that the city settles even the most “frivolous and baseless” lawsuits without a fight and that encourages even more “quick buck” lawsuits to be filed.

DateMonday, August 11, 2014

DateSunday, August 10, 2014

    • PIX 11’s Close Up with Marvin Scott:  Pat Lynch continues the PBA’s fierce defense of the officers in the Garner case in a wide ranging interview with veteran TV reporter Marvin Scott.

DateSaturday, August 9, 2014

    • At the end of a story in the NY Post about the protest march over the Verrazano bridge being moved, the report mentions the PBA's slam of the ME's politicized cause of death finding and Pat Lynch's insistence that it was not a chokehold and that Mr. Garner should not have resisted arrest.

DateFriday, August 8, 2014

    • The Amsterdam News has named an illness after Pat Lynch... click here to read “The Patrick Lynch syndrome” and be sure to read the comment at the bottom.

    • Pat Lynch’s belief that Sharpton shouldn’t have been given a special place at the “round table” in City Hall is mentioned in a Post story about the Mayor’s reaction to Sharpton’s grandstanding.  Lynch is also quoted in an opinion column by the Post’s Andrea Peyser.  In a Daily News story about the Chief of Department’s involvement in enforcing laws that led to the Garner tragedy, Lynch explains that police don’t chose which laws to enforce.  In a Daily News column by Denis Hamill he attempts to recover from his rush to judgment in the Garner case by presenting a wide variety of diverse opinions on both side of the issue.

DateThursday, August 7, 2014

DateWednesday, August 6, 2014

DateTuesday, August 5, 2014

DateMonday, August 4, 2014

    • The Staten Island Advance notes Pat Lynch’s “fierce defense” of his member’s actions in the arrest and death in custody of Eric Garner. The Post reports Lynch’s comments regarding city officials making it impossible for police to do their jobs. The Daily News reports Sharpton’s criticism of Lynch’s remarks that criminals have the most to gain from demonizing the good work of police officers. Lynch is quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Post, Newsday and the Times stories as well as on NY 1 News,CBS 2 News,NBC 4 News,Fox 5 News and PIX 11 News about the arrest of Ramsey Orta (who videoed the arrest of Eric Garner) for possession of an illegal handgun. Mr. Orta, who was also arrested for possession of an illegal handgun in June 2013, complained to the Staten Island Advance that he’s being set up because he recorded the arrest of Garner. See Pat Lynch's full statement.

DateSunday, August 3, 2014

    • ABC 7 News reports the arrest of Ramsey Orta who shot the Garner arrest video with a comment from Pat Lynch.  NY 1 News reports on Lynch's comment on a radio program about how distraught the officer is who was involved in the death in custody.

    • Press Release: PBA President addresses the arrest of Ramsey Orta (Garner video) for illegal firearms possession

DateSaturday, August 2, 2014

DateFriday, August 1, 2014

DateThursday, July 31, 2014

    • Reaction to Medical Examiner's findings in the death of Eric Garner
    • In reports in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Daily News and the Post about a court decision allowing the City to go forward with reforms to stop and frisk policies, Pat Lynch says that the union will appeal to the panel that has jurisdiction and that police officers deserve to have a voice in reforms that will have a direct impact them. See PBA press release.

DateWednesday, July 30, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA President speaks to stop and frisk intervention ruling

DateTuesday, July 29, 2014

    • The Chief Leader catches up on the death in custody on Staten Island story and quotes Pat Lynch saying that the officers involved should not have been placed on modified assignment.  Another Chief Leader story on the disciplinary bill that is on the Governor’s desk for consideration has Lynch effectively countering the New York Civil Liberties Union’s misrepresentation of what the legislation will do if passed.  NYCLU says it will make police immune from discipline while Lynch sets the record straight saying it will simply allow for a discussion about discipline between unions and management and it will protect everyone’s civil rights including those of police officers.

DateMonday, July 28, 2014

DateSunday, July 27, 2014

    • Latest issue of the PBA Magazine

    • Lengthy reports on NY 1 News and NBC 4 News about the death in custody include Pat Lynch’s statement about arrest video’s being only partial information that demands complete review before reaching conclusions.

    • A story in the Staten Island Advance about a protest march over the death in custody slated for the Verrazano bridge Pat Lynch is quoted noting that there is no need for a federal investigation because of the Island's excellent District Attorney and that arrest videos never tell the whole story which is why full reviews must be done before arriving at conclusions.

DateSaturday, July 26, 2014

    • With the surfacing of a third arrest video PBA president Pat Lynch addresses the limits of information that those videos provide and cautions that a full review is needed before reaching any conclusions.  Lynch is quoted about one such video in Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.

    • Press Release: PBA President: No need for duplicative federal investigation

    • Press Release: PBA President addresses the emergence of arrest videos

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DateFriday, July 25, 2014

DateTuesday, July 22, 2014

    • In an effort to educate the public about issues police routinely face and in defense of our members, Pat Lynch appeared on Fox News program “Hannity” where he joined the host, Sean Hannity, a legal analyst and a democratic strategist in a frank discussion about the tragic death of a man in custody on Staten Island.  The discussion was cut short when Fox News went to some primary election results.

    • Press Release: PBA President speaks to proposed retraining following death in custody

DateTuesday, July 22, 2014

    • Latest issue of The Beat

    • The Chief Leader reports on the death in custody on Staten Island, the modification of the officers involved and reports Pat Lynch’s comments that putting the officers on modified duty  it was a “prejudging” the case and “kneejerk reaction” by the department for “political reasons.”

DateMonday, July 21, 2014

    • In lengthy interviews captured in PBA videos, PBA president Pat Lynch speaks with CBS 2 and Fox 5 News about the death in custody incident in Staten Island.  Lynch’s interview ran on CBS 2 News and Fox 5 News while a report aired on Al Jazeera America TV. Lynch explains that officers cannot walk away when they have to make an arrest and that what people are interpreting as a chokehold is actually the officers bringing a non-compliant arrestee to the ground in order to rear cuff him and that no conclusions can be drawn until all the facts are determined by an investigation.

DateSunday, July 20, 2014

DateSaturday, July 19, 2014

DateFriday, July 18, 2014

DateThursday, July 17, 2014

DateWednesday, July 16, 2014

    • Discounts for Jets vs. the Bears on NY Jets’ First Responders Appreciation Night!  Be among the first to buy tickets and form the “Player Tunnel.”

    • Press Release: PBA President addresses "Right to Record" police lawsuit

    • The City gave the mother of a deranged knife-wielding man, who called 911 when her son threatened her, $250,000 to settle her “wrongful” death lawsuit against the NYPD.  The New York Post reports Pat Lynch’s objections to the settlement saying that the officers were justified in defending the family who summoned them and themselves when the deranged man lunged at them with a knife.  Lynch said that settling this kind of case will only encourage others to sue even when the facts do not support their claims.

DateTuesday, July 15, 2014

    • Press release: PBA President says settling baseless lawsuits encourages more to litigate

    • Funeral arrangements for PO Melvin Santiago of the Jersey City Police Department

DateMonday, July 14, 2014

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch reacts to the death of Jersey City P.O. Melvin Santiago. Details regarding funeral arrangements will be posted once they are announced

DateFriday, July 11, 2014

    • 10-13: Fundraising event for the family of P.O. Brendan Regan, 33rd Precinct

DateTuesday, July 8, 2014

    • Pat Lynch calls for the immediate hiring of more police officers in stories reported in the Wall Street Journal and the Chief Leader about operation “Summer All Out” while the Chief Leader quotes Lynch calling for equal pay and benefits for all police officers in an article about a court decision on ITHP for Tier 3 officers.

DateThursday, July 3, 2014

    • The NY Times, Newsday, Daily News and Daily News blog "The ShackWNBC (morning and evening stories), WABC and WPIX TV and WCBS and WNYM radio report on the NYPD’s plan to put desk officers out on patrol for 90 days.  PBA president Pat Lynch called it an admission of a severe shortage of officers on the street and a last ditch, band-aid effort to deal with shootings. See also the PBA-recorded interviews with WNBC and WABC.

    • The Apprentice Program of the Electrical Industry of I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 3 is accepting applications (through July 21, 2014) for apprenticeships that will start in mid-2015. See notice of recruitment and application letter.

DateWednesday, July 2, 2014

    • Press release: PBA  President calls Operation All Out an unambiguous admission that there’s not enough police officers to stop shooting, crime, and keep the city safe.

    • Press release: PBA president on the parole release of cop-killer Pablo Costello, convicted in the murder of PO David Guttenberg

DateTuesday, July 1, 2014

    • TADAM: a message from Pat Lynch on a Tier III ITHP decision issued by the state's highest court

    • The Chief Leader reports Pat Lynch’s reaction to the appointment of former NYPD Chief of Department Joe Esposito as the head of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management.

DateMonday, June 30, 2014

    • Press Release: Following a court decision that frees the city from paying all or part of some Tier 3 members pension contributions, PBA president Pat Lynch told the press that pay and benefits for all police officers should be the same and that if equity cannot be achieved through the courts, then the union will  fight to achieve it through negotiations.

DateFriday, June 27, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA president Pat Lynch praises the Mayor's choice of Joe Esposito as the head of the Office of Emergency Management.

DateWednesday, June 25, 2014

    • Update on meetings with PERB-appointed mediator

    • The Daily News reports the successful effort of the PBA to pass legislation that will restore the union’s ability to negotiate disciplinary procedures.  Pat Lynch calls it an issue of fairness and morale if the Governor signs it into law. 

DateTuesday, June 24, 2014

    • Press release: The PBA fought hard for the passage of a bill that will restore its right to negotiate disciplinary procedures.  Pat Lynch calls it an issue of respect and fairness and a bill, that if it becomes law, will help rebuild the morale of a dispirited NYPD.

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DateFriday, June 20, 2014

    • Latest issue of The Beat

    • 10-13: Nassau PBA fundraiser in support of P.O. Vinny Loguidice. Tuesday, June 24th 7-11pm at Mulcahy's in Wantagh.  Tickets available from Nassau PBA reps or at the door.  See flyer for details.

DateThursday, June 19, 2014

    • The NY Post and the Daily News report the PBA’s continuing opposition to the so called “Community Safety Act,” which allows lawsuits against police officers for “profiling,” despite a court’s decision supporting the law.  PBA president Pat Lynch told the media that the union strongly disagrees with the decision, would appeal it and that the law could, potentially, have a serious impact on public safety.  Read Lynch’s entire quote here.

DateWednesday, June 18, 2014

    • Press release: Pat Lynch on court support of Community Safety Act

DateTuesday, June 17, 2014

DateThursday, June 12, 2014

    • PBA Financial Secretary for Lower Manhattan and Richmond, Al Acierno, also serves as the team coach for Staten Island’s St. Christopher’s Cougars basketball team.  New York 1 News tells the story of a coaches vs. players benefit game that Acierno organized to raise money for 17 year old Brandon Belmonte who is recovering from a severe stroke.  Brandon, who can walk again, served as the “coaches’ coach.” (The video is available to Time-Warner customers only.)

    • In response to a Daily News editorial that says paying an adequate disability pension to all NYC police officers who qualify is “Too Rich For Our Blood,” PBA president Pat Lynch’s letter to the editor insists that fair disability pay for injured officers is morally the right thing to do.  He states that honoring brave officers but not caring for the injured ones is the height of hypocrisy.

DateWednesday, June 11, 2014

DateTuesday, June 10, 2014

    • Letter to the editor of the New York Post in response to their news story “Sneaky $35m Bid to Boost Cop Pensions.” 

    • Press Release: Why the Post's headline: "Sneaky $35M Bid to Boost Cop Pensions" is wrong and their story misleading.

DateMonday, June 9, 2014

    • Capital NY reports that the Mayor and Council Speaker are undecided regarding restoring Tier 2 benefits to police officers hired since 2009.  PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted saying the union is fully committed to restoring the benefits and that it is an issue that the PBA will not let go away.

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch pledges Tier 3 issue will not go away

    • September 30 set as new date for pension seminar. See flyer for details.

    • Pat Lynch calls upon the City Council Speaker to bring the Tier 2 & 3 Equalization home rule message to a vote before the entire council.

DateSunday, June 8, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA seeks equal disability for Officer Rosa Rodriguez and all in Tier 3; Calls on Council Speaker to vote.

DateFriday, June 6, 2014

DateWednesday, June 4, 2014

    • Capital New York reports on the aggressive lobbying efforts undertaken by the PBA to equalize disability benefits for police officers in Tier 3.  PBA president Pat Lynch notes that “The city has a moral obligation to ensure that those who risk their lives in service to the city are adequately cared for, should a serious injury befall them."

DateTuesday, June 3, 2014

DateTuesday, June 2, 2014

DateFriday, May 30, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch has long been supportive of the idea of teaming rookie officers with veterans as part of their training.  NBC 4 News’ Jonathan Dienst reports a new initiative that accomplishes that.

DateThursday, May 29, 2014

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    • The Public Sector Alliance published a story in PubSecAlliance focusing on the difficulties encountered during the return of injured police officers to full duty in which they quote Pat Lynch and include video from a recent news conference.

DateWednesday, May 28, 2014

    • Press Release: While supporting the carrying of drug overdose fighting inhalers by police officers, Pat Lynch insists that his members are already overburdened, understaffed and underpaid.

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch reinforces the need to bring Tier 3 disability benefits in line with Tier 2.

    • Pension seminar for June 3 SOLD OUT. The date of the next one will be posted as soon as it is available.

DateTuesday, May 27, 2014

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    • In the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch calls the reduced disability benefits offered to police officers in the Tier 3 pension “grossly inadequate” and “immoral” as he called for legislation to restore full Tier 2 disability benefits to all police officers.   An editorial called “Restore Tier 2 Disability” notes that in the five years since Gov. Paterson vetoed the Tier 2 extender, the case of PO Rosa Rodriguez, who suffered serious smoke related damage may not be able to return to work as she wishes, may suffer from the significantly reduced Tier 3 disability benefit.  The editorial supports the PBA’s efforts to grant Tier 2 type disability benefits for all police officers.

DateSunday, May 25, 2014

    • In the NY Post, PBA president Pat Lynch decries the waste of sorely needed WTC funds on expensive management and calls on the Mayor to have the funds immediately released to those suffering from 9/11 related exposure illnesses.

DateSaturday, May 24, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: "We are pleased that police officer Encarnacion's unfortunate ordeal has been resolved and that he'll soon be returning home."

DateFriday, May 23, 2014

    • NY Post reports that Pat Lynch and the PBA is furious over a light sentence in police assault

DateThursday, May 22, 2014

DateWednesday, May 21, 2014

DateTuesday, May 20, 2014

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    • A contingent of officers from the 71 Pct. joined Pat Lynch and PBA board members at Brooklyn Supreme Court to bolster support for the prosecution of Rashaun Robinson who shot PO James Li three times to avoid a fare-beat arrest that would have revealed his illegal gun.  Following court, in this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch spoke to reporters and talked about PO Rosa Rodriguez’s release from the hospital and the difficulty police officers face in returning from a serious line of duty injury. The event was covered on WPIX and News 12 Brooklyn.

DateMonday, May 19, 2014

DateSunday, May 18, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA president notes union’s actions towards improving what he calls “grossly inadequate” disability benefits for Tier 3 police officers

DateSaturday, May 17, 2014

    • The Daily News, CBS News and the Chief Leader (with an additional video file) reports the vehement opposition of the PBA and the families of murdered police officers Anthony Dwyer and Harry Ryman to the parole of their killers.

DateFriday, May 16, 2014

    • Joined by the families of murdered police officers Anthony Dwyer and Harry Ryman in this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch calls for the NY state Parole Board to deny the parole requests of two cop-killers. During the followup Q & A, Lynch states that this state should have a viable death penalty.  In the second PBA recorded video, Police Officer Harry Ryman’s daughter, Margaret, talks about the loss to her family and how having to testify every two years at parole hearing is like reliving the nightmare. The news conference was covered by CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News and Pix 11 News.

DateThursday, May 15, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA joins families in opposing parole of two cop-killers: Will address media following impact statements on Friday

    • In an opinion piece that was published in the NY Post, Seth Lipsky laments that the only ones fighting for the rights of NYC’s police officers against the “stop and frisk” Local Law 71 are the police unions.  He quotes PBA president Pat Lynch who noted that the law targets police officers instead of those who established and implemented the bad policy.

DateTuesday, May 13, 2014

    • This week’s edition of the Chief Leader takes on the UFT contract and its potential impact on uniformed unions’ contracts.   In its story on the UFT agreement, the Chief reports that the PBA passed on a Municipal Labor Coalition meeting because PBA president Pat Lynch was “…preparing for possible arbitration, hoping to duplicate his success on three occasions during the Bloomberg administration….”  This story also reports that PERB has appointed a mediator so that both parties can enter into non-binding mediation. Another story reports the uniformed forces' strenuous objection to the agreement to change the health benefits system in order to attempt to save a billion dollars to defray the cost of the UFT contract. 

DateThursday, May 8, 2014

DateWednesday, May 7, 2014

    • With National Police Week just around the corner, the PBA is taking time out to remember our brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. On Tuesday, PBA President Pat Lynch, PBA executive board members, and many members of the NYPD traveled to Albany to attend the annual Police Officers Memorial Ceremony, which honors fallen officers from around the state. View photos of the ceremony on the Albany Police Department's Facebook page. The Police Officers Memorial wall in Empire State Plaza holds the names of 1,340 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. 740 of those heroes were members of the NYPD. For this year’s ceremony, 20 more names were inscribed on the wall, including 12 NYPD officers who succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses:
    • Police Officer Richard G. Holland — March 23, 2012  Detective Carmen M. Figueroa — May 26, 2013  Lieutenant Steven L. Cioffi — March 5, 2013  Police Officer Ronald G. Becker, Jr. — August 19, 2012  Police Officer Karen E. Barnes — August 4, 2011  Detective Thomas Weiner — May 3, 2003  Detective Traci L. Tack — January 15, 2013  Police Officer Francis T. Pitone — August 11, 2013  Detective Tommy L. Merriweather — January 21, 2013  Sergeant Michael J. McHugh — July 3, 2012  Police Officer Frank G. Macri — September 3, 2007  Detective John F. Kristoffersen — August 25, 2012

    • Photo Gallery: The funeral of P.O. Dennis Guerra

DateTuesday, May 6, 2014

    • In this week’s edition of the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch had “the most emphatic demonstration of displeasure…” over zeroes being offered by the city when he announced that the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) had granted the PBA’s declaration of impasse just minutes before the UFT contract announcement was made.  The story also notes that the PBA has had success in the past breaking the “pattern” in PERB arbitrations. 

    • Also in the Chief, In a second story Lynch is quoted saying three years of no raises is unacceptable for his members who are among the lowest paid big-city police in the country. 

    • In a third story in the Chief regarding police morale, Police Commissioner Bratton said that raises for police officers would  help to boost morale. 

    • An unrelated story in the Chief mentions the PBA’s support for a special memorial for WTC responders who died of toxic exposure from their work during the rescue, recovery and cleanup.    

DateMonday, May 5, 2014

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DateSaturday, May 3, 2014

    • Photo Gallery: We remember those who have gone before us. Today, active and retired member of the service were joined by members of the PBA’s executive board to pay homage to all the members of the NYPD who have passed at a site in Cypress Hills Cemetery that has become known as the “Police Arlington.”  Originally purchased by the Metropolitan Police Burial Association, it was a place where members of the service who died from an influenza epidemic and whose families could not afford a decent burial were interred.  The burial association is generally considered to be the start of the organization that is today known as the NYC PBA.  After falling into disrepair, a small group of dedicated MOS banded together to restore the site and to conduct this annual memorial.  The event grows larger and larger each year.

DateFriday, May 2, 2014

DateThursday, May 1, 2014

    • Press Release: State Board finds City/PBA contract negotiations are at an impasse

    • Standing with the family of PO Dennis Guerra and a large contingent of police officers — including many from Guerra’s home base at PSA 1 — PBA president Pat Lynch tells the media not to be fooled by the young face of the defendant, that he is an adult and that his crime had deadly consequences for which he must be held responsible.  View the entire PBA recorded video here.  

      Following the press conference on the indictment, reporters used the opportunity as an “availability” to question Lynch about the UFT contract, fire response training and recent police involved shootings.  The PBA recorded video missed part of the first question which asked Lynch about the reported potential contract settlement with the UFT.

    • Press Release: PBA President on indictment of teen who killed PO Guerra

    • The Police Pension Fund (PPF) has provided the following update regarding today's VSF payment error: “Due to an administrative error, the City inadvertently released Variable Supplements Fund (VSF) payments on Thursday, May 1 to a large percentage of Police and Fire retirees.  Please note this payment was made in error and all transactions will be reversed by the close of business today. The Fund apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

DateWednesday, April 30, 2014

    • Photo Gallery: On March 15, 1994, Police Officer Sean McDonald of the 44 Pct. was shot and killed as he arrested a suspect in the robbery of a clothing store.  On March 18, 2014, a memorial Mass was celebrated in honor of Sean’s life and was attended well attended by union officials and ranking members of the department. Following the Mass there was a procession to the 44th Precinct Memorial Park where a brief ceremony was held in Officer McDonald’s memory. The PBA thanks the Detective Bureau Photo Unit and photographer Miloslaversky for providing these photos for display on the PBA’s website
    • Attorneys for the PBA argued against the so-called “stop and frisk/racial profiling” law in Manhattan court.  Reports were published in the Post, SI Advance and the Times Union.

    • Special Offer by former MOS from the 90 Pct. who is doing real estate in Florida

DateTuesday, April 29, 2014

    • The 1st Precinct defeated WFAN’s Boomer and Carton’s softball team at Con Ed Field in a charity game to benefit  the PBA Widows and Children’s Fund.  Spirits were high despite some rain.  See video highlights compliments of CBS sports here.

DateSaturday, April 26, 2014

    • Photo Gallery: The 1st Precinct Softball team defeated WFAN’s Boomer and Carton all-stars in a charity softball game to benefit the PBA’s Widows’ and Children’s fund.  Despite the drizzle, it was a great day of softball and fun with celebrities like football great Boomer Esiason, radio personality Greg Carton, NY Jets’ Headcoach Rex Ryan, Stanley cup champ and former Ranger’s Captain Mark Messier, former NY Jets linebacker Bart Scot and American Idol rocker Constantine Maroulis who recently appeared in  Broadway’s “Rock of Ages” playing for WFAN.

DateFriday, April 25, 2014

    • An analysis in DNAInfo by veteran police reporter Murray Weiss reveals the catastrophic results that would befall MOS in pension Tier 3 if they sustain a career-ending line of duty injury.  Pat Lynch is quoted with other police union heads slamming the arrangement and calling for legislation to fix it.  Read Lynch’s entire comment here.

DateThursday, April 24, 2014

    • Following an announcement by the City Council that it has included funding to hire another 1,000 police officers in its budget, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton indicated that it would be his preference to give existing MOS a raise to hiring more officers.  The story was reported in the Post; Daily News; CBS News; and ABC News.

DateWednesday, April 23, 2014

    • PIX 11 reporter James Ford followed the Port Authority PBA and NYC PBA to the Boston Marathon where both unions supplied refreshments to fellow officers who were working the marathon.  In his first report, which aired on Monday evening, he reports on security and the support of the unions and in his Tuesday night report, he covers the surprise presentation to the Boston Police PBA of a refurbished canteen presented by the PA PBA and the NYC PBA.  PA PBA president Paul Nunziato and NYC PBA president Pat Lynch talk about the presentation.

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch targets former Governor for inadequate Tier 3 Disability benefits

    • Offers: Monroe College now offering 50% discount to MOS

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DateTuesday, April 22, 2014

    • The Daily News columnist Denis Hamill reports that Pat Lynch and the PBA Canteen worked the Boston Marathon and quotes Lynch about the relationship between the Boston and NYC PDs.   Commissioner Bratton also weighs in indicating that he was pleased to see the PBA supporting their fellow officers in Boston.

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DateMonday, April 21, 2014

    • Photo Gallery: Commissioner Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, joined PBA President Pat Lynch, PBA board members and Boston Police Patrolmen's Association and NAPO President Tommy Nee in Boston to support our colleagues in the BPD and other agencies working to secure the 2014 Boston Marathon. Following the devastating bombing attacks at the finish line of last year's race, an NYC PBA delegation was on the scene providing food and support for Boston-area police officers as they worked around the clock to secure the scene and apprehend the perpetrators. Pat Lynch said: "A year ago, it was the heroism of Boston's law enforcement community that calmed the fears of their shaken community. Today, they are performing heroically once again as they stand guard over this celebration of a City's pride and strength in the face of tragedy."

DateSaturday, April 19, 2014

    • 10-13: Help Police Officer Manuel “Manny” Encarnacion of the 25th Detective Squad, caught in a legal nightmare in India. See flyer for details.

DateWednesday, April 16, 2014

    • Celebrity Softball Game featuring members of the First Precinct vs. WFAN's Boomer & Carton: 4:00pm, Sat. April 26 at Con-Ed Field in Manhattan. See flyer for details.

    • New York Police, Fire and Military Bowling Tournament, June 27-29, at East Meadow, NY. See flyer for details.

    • The Career Development Division-Early Intervention Unit is hosting its third Autism Seminar which is scheduled to convene on May 8, 2014.  The Autism Seminar will be open to all members of the service who are parents or legal guardians of a child or children on the spectrum, and their non-MOS spouses. Information and experts in areas of interest to parents such as legal rights and special education law, IEP’s, transition plans(for various ages, and types of transitions), and respite resources will be addressed, as well as an opportunity for peer support. Please call Sgt. Colleen Price or Det. Michael Theogene of the Career Development Division-Early Intervention Unit at 646-610-6730, or by email at Colleen.Price@NYPD.org or Michael.Theogene@NYPD.org for further information and to register.

DateTuesday, April 15, 2014

    • The NY Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday and Wall Street Journal report on the funeral of fallen hero police officer Dennis Guerra on Rockaway Beach.  The Chief Leader reports the creation of a new NYPD fire-response protocol as Pat Lynch comments on the tragic death of Officer Guerra.  TV coverage of PO Guerra’s funeral aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; New York 1 News; NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News and FOX 5 News, and on CBS radio, several of which include interviews with PBA president Pat Lynch.

    • In an unrelated news story in the Chief Leader, Pat Lynch states that the root of the legal problems and poor relations with communities is quota for police activities — including SQF — that were established due to inadequate staffing and he decries the lack of police officers in local precincts saying that “...public safety and the safety of our officers demands” hiring more police.

    • TV coverage of PO Guerra’s funeral aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; New York 1 News; NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News and FOX 5 News, several of which include interviews with PBA president Pat Lynch.

    • Latest issue of The Beat

    • Photo Gallery: On Thursday, April 10,2014, the day after PO Dennis Guerra’s passing, PBA president Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano, UFA president Steve Cassidy and other union officials at a private, informal drop in (no media was invited) at FDNY Battalion 43 to meet and thank the Firefighters and EMTs who rescued and cared for POs Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez following an intentionally set fire in Coney Island apartment building.  The Police Commissioner and Pat Lynch then visited PSA 1where both officers were assigned to express their condolences and appreciation to the officer’s colleagues.

    • Offers & Discounts: Beach clubs on Breezy Point

    • In full page ads appearing in major daily and local newspapers this week, the PBA criticizes the city for offering zero wage increases despite our historic achievements in crime reduction and the significant disparity between our wages and those of our peers in the local area.  The ad will run in the Daily News, El Diario, The Chief-Leader, Newsday, the Post and community papers throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx."

DateMonday, April 14, 2014

    • Statement from PBA President Pat Lynch following the funeral of P.O. Dennis Guerra

DateSunday, April 13, 2014

    • Photo Gallery: The 28 Pct. was the scene of the annual PO Phillip Cardillo Memorial and Bike run held on April 13th..  Officer Cardillo was murdered after being summoned to a Mosque with a bogus call for help.  The loss of Officer Cardillo and the shameful response of NYPD and elected officials is generally considered to be an all time low point in the history of the NYPD.  Friends, family and fellow officers keep his memory alive with this annual event in his honor.

DateSaturday, April 12, 2014

    • The Daily News, Post, Newsday and NY Times report the upgrade of charges to felony murder in the death of PO  Dennis Guerra, most with comments from PBA president Pat Lynch.

DateFriday, April 11, 2014

    • Press release: PBA comments of felony murder charge in death of PO Guerra

    • PBA president Pat Lynch and Police Commissioner Bratton address the media outside Woodhull hospital where two MOS were being treated for smoke inhalation following their heroic rescue of a family from a burning building in Williamsburg.  The story aired on CBS 2 News and WLNY.

DateThursday, April 10, 2014

DateWednesday, April 9, 2014

    • Press Release: Statement from PBA President on passing of P.O. Dennis Guerra.

    • Wall Street Journal reports on PBA comments.

    • Pat Lynch is interviewed in follow-up stories which aired Tuesday evening about critically injured officers Guerra and Rodriguez as Commissioner Bratton announces the establishment of a fire response protocol for police officers.  Stories aired on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

    • Blue Knights Annual Suicide Run. See flyer for details.

DateMonday, April 7, 2014

    • 10-13: New York's Finest vs. L.I. Panthers football game to benefit P.O. Joseph Pritchard memorial fund. 6:00pm, Sat. April 12 at Lindenhurst Middle School. See flyer for details.

    • Two officers, Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez, both of the Housing Bureau, courageously responded to a fire on the 18th floor of the Unity Towers on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.  They were overcome by smoke upon exiting the elevator and both suffered severe smoke inhalation.  Firefighters responded and the officers were removed to hospitals where both are in critical condition.  PBA President Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio at the hospital and is quoted in several reports.  Stories were published in the Daily News; Newsday; Post; Times and the Wall Street Journal and videos on Fox News, WPIX News, WCBS News and WNBC News. The Wall Street Journal also quotes Lynch in a story analyzing the first 100 days of Commissioner Bratton’s term where Lynch was guardedly optimistic for the future.

DateThursday, April 3, 2014

DateWednesday, April 2, 2014

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch comments on police morale issue

    • TADAM: Advisory regarding financial service providers claiming PBA affiliation

DateTuesday, April 1, 2014

    • Letter to the Editor of the New York Post

    • In the latest edition of the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch supports the Police Commissioner’s call to hire more police adding that a market rate of pay would attract good, qualified candidates while keeping highly experienced veteran officer’s on the job.  Read Lynch’s entire statement.

DateThursday, March 27, 2014

    • First responders and family members, among others, are invited to a special Dedication Period of the National September 11 Memorial Museum before the Museum opens to the general public. See the invitation letter for details, or visit the Museum website.

    • Press Release: President supports Commissioner’s call to hire more police officers and calls for market rate of pay

    • Employment Opportunities: Security positions. See the employment page for details.

DateWednesday, March 26, 2014

    • Offers: Significant discount offered to law enforcement personnel who attend the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University

DateFriday, March 21, 2014

DateWednesday, March 19, 2014

    • Former City Council member Ken Fisher conducts a wide ranging interview with Pat Lynch for his public affairs show CityWide.  Lynch discusses contract, staffing, stop, question and frisk, the new Police Commissioner and Mayor as well as discussing the primary role of the PBA in the lives of NYC police officers.

DateTuesday, March 18, 2014

DateMonday, March 17, 2014

    • NBC 4 News’s coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade showed a massive contingent of uniformed PBA members joined PBA president Pat Lynch and  board members as they marched up Fifth Avenue following the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.

DateFriday, March 14, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch joined an array of labor leaders at a news conference on March 10 in support of legislation called the Education Tax Credit which, if it becomes law, will help PBA members and other union workers to afford a good education for their children.  You can view the video of the entire news conference, read the press release, view photos from the event, or watch the New York 1 coverage. The Tablet published the story along with an editorial, and a widely read educational blog also ran a story.  The Tablet also ran a story about the recent NYPD Holy Name breakfast.

DateThursday, March 13, 2014

    • The city’s attempt to have the PBA lawsuit to Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act) tossed out met with a reaffirmation of the PBA’s determination to fight it out in court.  PBA president Pat Lynch told the New York Post it is a “misguided law” that “penalizes our members” rather than “addressing bad policies” as he vowed to pursue the lawsuit.

DateWednesday, March 12, 2014

    • Have dinner March 20th at selected Outback Restaurants and support the NYC Police and Fire Widows and Childrens’ Fund.  Click here for information.

    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice NYPD Leadership Program

    • CALLING ALL COP COOKS:  The long-running Food Network series Chopped is actively seeking FIRST RESPONDERS who are AMATEUR CHEFS to compete in a special episode this season. Right now we're specifically looking for NYPD applicants.  This episode will be the standard format of Chopped (three timed rounds including appetizer, entree and dessert — all using mystery basket ingredients), but featuring only first responders. The winner will take home a grand prize of $10,000!

      We would love any interested and appropriate parties who are based in and around the NYC-tristate area to apply. Big personalities with a passion for cooking wanted! First step is to fill out the application here: http://choppedcasting.com/special.php.

      This casting is time sensitive, so please apply as soon as you possibly can!

DateSunday, March 9, 2014

    • Slideshow: P.O. Edward Byrne Memorial, Feb. 26, 2014

DateThursday, March 6, 2014

    • Pat Lynch calls the "Community Safety Act" a "misguided" law that penalizes police officers instead of the policy makers who are responsible for it in stories about the Mayor dropping the City's lawsuit against the law.  The stories in the NY Times and Newsday indicate that the PBA will continue to pursue its own separate litigation.

    • New dates for pension seminars for Tier 2 and Tier 3

DateWednesday, March 5, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA will continue suit over Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act)

DateTuesday, March 4, 2014

DateSaturday, March 1, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch called the EMTs who came to the aid of PO Li after being shot "...the embodiment of all that is good about this city."  The story was reported in the Daily News; NY Post; and Newsday.

DateFriday, February 28, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA honors hero EMTs at NYPD promotion ceremony. See photo.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch joined by a large group of officers tells the media that attempted cop-killer Robinson shot PO Li because he “doesn’t like cops.”  Lynch noted that he should never be able to walk the streets of NY again as a free man.  Stories ran during early morning hours on Friday on New York 1 News; WPIX News; ABC 7 News;  NBC 4 at 4:30 AM; NBC 4 at 6:06 AM.

DateThursday, February 27, 2014

    • Pat Lynch updates membership on the PBA's dialog with NYPD leadership regarding disciplinary and personnel policies

    • Police Officer James Li was shot three times in a gunfight with a perp who had boarded the back of a city bus without paying a fare.  Li and his partner, Police Officer Randy Chow were on patrol in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn when the incident occurred.  PBA president Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio for a briefing (see a photo) in Kings County Hospital where Officer Li was being treated following the shootout.  We owe a debt of gratitude to two FDNY EMT who were passing by in a vehicle stopped to render first aid to the wounded officer and to the neighborhood folks who assisted in the search for the culprit who fled the scene.  A collar was made; a second individual is being sought.  Stories were reported in videos on New York 1, Fox News and WPIX News, and in the Daily News, NY Post, Newsday, and the NY Times.

    • Offers: ADT Security Services discount

    • Get free passes to see the new Arnold Schwarzengger’s new action film “Sabotage” at a Manhattan theater on Friday, March 28.  Released by Open Road Films  from director David Ayer (TRAINING DAY, END OF WATCH) and starring Arnold Schwarzengger, Terrance Howard and Joe Manganiello. Register for free passes; get more information about the movie; or view the trailer.

    • The Daily News’s  Denis Hamill wrote about the memorial service in the 103 Pct. for Police Officer Eddie Byrne who was guarding the home of a drug witness at 107th and Inwood Streets, Queens, when he was murdered by three members of Howard “Pappy” Mason’s drug crew in retaliation for Pappy’s arrest.  The service is sponsored by the PBA and is held annually at the location of the shooting at 1 AM near the hour of the murder.  Pat Lynch regularly attends the memorial, and was joined this year by Police Commissioner William Bratton who spoke to the gathered members of the service to tell them that Eddie Byrne’s life had and has meaning as does theirs.  Read Hamill’s column here.

DateWednesday, February 26, 2014

DateTuesday, February 25, 2014

    • Press Release: Cop-Killer Herman Bell denied parole

    • PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in The Chief Leader’s report on the 2nd Circuit Court's decision to remand the case to district court

DateMonday, February 24, 2014

    • Pat Lynch is quoted extensively in the American Bar Association Journal on the issue of stop and frisk.  Lynch blames management’s quotas for the controversy stating that police officers “ …want to stop criminals.  We’ve never wanted to stop working folks, but that’s what quotas do.”  Click here to read an excerpt with Lynch’s remarks or click here to read the entire article.

    • Latest issue of The Beat

DateSaturday, February 22, 2014

    • PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in stories — Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday, Sun, ABC News, PoliceOne.com — about the 2nd Circuit court's decision to remand the "stop and frisk" case back to district court while directing the lower court to hear four police unions' arguments to intervene in the case before allowing the city to settle it.

DateFriday, February 21, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA will fight for voice in District Court

    • CONTRACT COMMITTEE MEETING: On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, delegates and board members of our Contract Committee met to be updated on the recent talks with the city and the plans to continue the negotiations that might lead to a settlement or to binding arbitration at PERB.  Click here to see a slideshow of the meeting.  Look for our next edition of The PBA Beat for more information.

DateThursday, February 20, 2014

    • New York Post columnist Seth Lipsky runs down the legal arguments that may help the PBA succeed in intervening in the Federal “stop and frisk” case noting that the Los Angeles Police Protection League was successful in intervening even after a consent decree had been signed.

DateTuesday, February 18, 2014

DateFriday, February 14, 2014

    • If you were a PAL kid, the Police Athletic League wants to hear from you.  Click here for details.

DateThursday, February 13, 2014

    • In stories published in the Daily News and the Post, PBA president Pat Lynch calls a federal judge’s decision to toss out gun possession charges “unconscionable” while noting that NYC police officers are trained to and experienced in spotting people carrying illegal weapons.

DateTuesday, February 11, 2014

    • The Chief Leader publishes a letter from PBA president Pat Lynch who corrects the record on PERB awards explaining that the class hired at a reduced rate was paid in full, retroactively, in the next arbitration award while the rest of our members received a significant wage increase.  The Chief also reports on ongoing contract negotiations, and Judicial Watch out of Washington DC reports on the PBA’s efforts to keep the killers of Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones in prison.

DateSaturday, February 8, 2014

    • The Daily News reports the resumption of contract negotiations while the Post, Times and Newsday report on the four police unions efforts to intervene in the Federal "stop and frisk" case.

DateThursday, February 6, 2014

    • 10-13 Officer needs assistance: PO Len Crawford has Lou Gehrig’s disease and needs help.  Click here for more information.

DateTuesday, February 4, 2014

DateSaturday, February 1, 2014

    • The Daily News and Wall Street Journal report on planned changes to deployment of rookie officers to provide more experience in local precincts, a concept that is preliminarily supported by PBA president Pat Lynch who looks forward to discussing those types of changes with the new PC.  Lynch also slams the concept of "speed cameras" in the News and the Post as a revenue raising project while citing that cars stops by professionally trained police officers yields arrests for drunk driving, outstanding warrants, suspended licenses, illegal weapons and more which does far more for public safety than a camera.

DateFriday, January 31, 2014

DateThursday, January 30, 2014

DateTuesday, January 28, 2014

    • New photos from the 2013 42nd Pct. Communion Breakfast and the 25th Anniversary March and Mass in memory of P.O. Michael Buczek & P.O. Christopher Hoban nnow available for viewing in our Photo Gallery.

      This week’s Chief Leader reports the PBA’s news conference staged to draw attention to the possible parole of two cold blooded cop killers.  The paper also published an editorial opposing parole of these two cold blooded murders while noting that the PBA’s website button to send a letter of opposition should be used often.

DateMonday, January 27, 2014

    • View Police Commissioner William J. Bratton’s video “Cops Count Police Matter” by clicking here.

DateFriday, January 24, 2014

    • Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA ‘s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website.  See reports from NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News; New York 1 News and News 12 Long Island. Watch the entire press conference recorded by the PBA, and read reported accounts from the Daily News and Newsday.

DateThursday, January 23, 2014

    • Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA ‘s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website.  See the entire press conference recorded by the PBA here and read reported accounts from the Daily News and Newsday.

    • Press Release:40 years later, cop-killers admit murders. PBA wants parole denied. See also flyer.

DateWednesday, January 22, 2014

    • Contract News: PERB orders City and PBA back to the bargaining table

DateTuesday, January 21, 2014

    • IMPORTANT: Pension seminar postponed to Wednesday, February 26th, same time and location, due to snow.

    • Offers: 50 percent off flowers from "From You Flowers" for Valentine's Day

DateFriday, January 17, 2014

    • In a DNA Info story written by former NY Post Police Bureau Chief Murray Weiss, PBA president Pat Lynch blames former PC Kelly’s “draconian discipline” and obsession with numbers for terrible morale of the rank and file.

    • Latest issues of the PBA Magazine

    • Latest issue of The Beat

DateTuesday, January 14, 2014

DateMonday, January 13, 2014

    • Staten Island’s "Chinar on the Island" thanks MOS. See flyer.

DateFriday, January 10, 2014

    • Press Release: PBA will continue to challenge Community Safety Act legislation and the federal court decision.

DateWednesday, January 8, 2014

    • National Public Radio (NPR) uses a quote from Pat Lynch in their story following the announcement of indictments of city workers for social security fraud.  Lynch underscored the importance of those benefits to MOS who were truly incapacitated.  Click here to see Lynch’s entire statement.

DateTuesday, January 7, 2014

DateMonday, January 6, 2014

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