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DateThursday, July 28, 2016

DateWednesday, July 27, 2016

    • Pat Lynch speaks with CBS 2 TV news’ reporter Dick Brennan regarding the impact that anti-police rhetoric and laws have on the enforcement of quality of life crimes. See the entire, unedited PBA-recorded video of the interview.

    • Several out of town media reports on the purchase of ballistic vests and helmets for patrol officers and the PBA’s call for appropriate weaponry for response to active shooter/terrorist attacks. Reports aired on: WTOP radio in Washington DC; WRGB TV in Albany and CBS 2 TV News in NYC.

    • Following an attack in Germany, Pat Lynch explains to Dick Brennan in a PBA-recorded video why NYPD patrol officers are inadequately equipped and trained for such an attack.

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DateTuesday, July 26, 2016

    • From Pat Lynch: Update on Active Shooter Equipment PESH Complaint

    • Pat Lynch said that the NYPD’s purchase of ballistic vests will provide “immediate protection” for patrol officers but notes that without long rifles, officers will not be able to counter the immediate threat of an active shooter.  Lynch said it’s a typical half measure by this administration.  Stories ran in: the Wall Street Journal; Newsday; Daily News;  Post, and the Staten Island Advance.  Also on ABC 7 TV news; Fox 5 TV news; New York 1 TV news; WINS radio.

    • The Chief Leader reports on the illegal trespass of protestors at the building housing PBA HQ and editorializes that it was a lesson in “How Not to Protest.”

    • PIX 11 TV news reports on the PBA’s effort to force the NYPD to comply with state labor laws regarding time allotted for women to pump breast milk for their new born babies.

DateMonday, July 25, 2016

    • The Post reports on Pat Lynch’s letter to the City demanding that the city, which has a billion dollar surplus, make the two missed payments to the officer’s annuity fund.  The paper erroneously called it a “pension” fund. 

    • Press release: Statement by Pat Lynch on new anti-terror equipment

DateFriday, July 22, 2016

    • From Pat Lynch: PBA demands that City immediately pay missing Annuity Fund payments

    •  Pat Lynch’s letter to the Daily News was printed in response to a column by retired NYPD Tactical Training officer, Daniel Modell, who said that because of specialized units, all an officer needs to respond to an active shooter is a 9-MM and a cop’s “heart.”  Lynch noted that statistics and facts clearly demonstrate the error of that statement and talks about why.

    • US News and World Report addresses the issue of police utilizing surplus military equipment and quotes Pat Lynch on the need to equip all patrol officers with ballistic vests, helmets and appropriate firearms.

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DateThursday, July 21, 2016

    • From Pat Lynch: Health Benefits Lawsuit Update: Appellate Panel Upholds TRO 

    • Concerned for the safety of NYC PBA members and the public that they are sworn to protect, PBA president Pat Lynch calls for ballistic vests and helmets and long rifles for every patrol officer in an op-ed piece published by the Daily News.  The piece was the early edition’s front page with later covers reporting RNC news.

    • Following an illegal trespass protest by two youth groups at the building that houses PBA Headquarters, Pat Lynch told the media that their actions are uniformed and misdirected at the police who protect their rights to protest (read Lynch’s full comments.)  Stories ran in the Daily News, the Gothamist ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; WOR radio; News radio 880 and WINS.

    • In a story about the impact of the Dallas and Baton Rouge attacks on police department budgets for equipment and staffing, CBS News MoneyWatch notes Pat Lynch's call for PBA members on patrol to be equipped with ballistic helmets, body armor and long guns to protect themselves and the public from such threats.

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DateWednesday, July 20, 2016

    • Press release: Statement of PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on the illegal trespass demonstration in the lobby of the building that houses the union’s headquarters

DateTuesday, July 19, 2016

    • In The Chief, Pat Lynch excoriates Mayor de Blasio in for comments made during a radio interview where de Blasio fails to challenge a caller about her perception of police being racist.

    • In an interview with ABC 7 News about the NYPD's officer safety measures following the Dallas and Baton Rouge attacks, Pat Lynch once again called for police officers on routine patrol to be equipped with long guns, ballistic vest and helmets.  He cited FBI statistics showing that the vast majority of active shooter-style attacks are over before the NYPD's specialized units would be able to respond.

DateMonday, July 18, 2016

DateSunday, July 17, 2016

    • From Pat Lynch: Important: Protect Each Other Following Baton Rouge Attack

DateSaturday, July 16, 2016

    • The Daily News and WINS radio reports on the Mayor's remarks during a call-in segment on WNYC, in which he dismissed a police officer's concerns about the threat of lawsuits discouraging proactive policing, and failed to correct a caller who said that police officers are "racist in their hearts."  Pat Lynch said that the Mayor's refusal to defend cops is "creating a destructive climate in New York City that will have an enormous impact on public safety.”

DateFriday, July 15, 2016

    • A story in City Limits notes the PBA's objection to an unnecessary City Council bill that duplicates the existing Constitutional right to film police officers.  Pat Lynch noted that it would be helpful if the Council instead established a safe minimun distance between onlookers and officers taking police action.

    • Press Release: Statement of NYC PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on Mayor de Blasio’s comments on the Brian Lehrer Show

DateThursday, July 14, 2016

    • In a story in Gotham Gazette about the impasse in contract negotiations, Pat Lynch pushes back on the Mayor's claim that the PBA is "denigrating" its members' work by noting that the PBA has always said that New York City police officers have earned fair raises for the historic crime decline they've achieved over the past 20 years, adding "Now, with 6,000 fewer officers — who are under heightened scrutiny and have increased responsibilities — we have still been able to keep a lid on crime in New York City."

    •  PBA board officers visited Randall's Island on this week to monitor the muster point for police officers who are fanning out across the city to protect New Yorkers' right to be heard in protest. See photos from Wednesday and Thursday (Part 1 & Part 2) on Facebook.

    • PBA executive board members and delegates joined some of Staten Island's Finest for the annual Staten Island Chamber of Commerce's Police Officer of the Year award ceremony today. See photos on Facebook.

DateWednesday, July 15, 2016

    •  PBA board officers visited Randall's Island on this week to monitor the muster point for police officers who are fanning out across the city to protect New Yorkers' right to be heard in protest. See photos from Wednesday and Thursday (Part 1 & Part 2) on Facebook.

DateWednesday, July 13, 2016

DateTuesday, July 12, 2016

DateSaturday, July 9, 2016

    • Following the horrific murder of five police officers in Dallas, Pat Lynch told the media that there are forces at work who inflame police incidents for their own purposes that have nothing to do with justice (read his entire statement).  He was quoted in the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal and on WCBS radio and WINS radio.

    • At 0200 hours, PBA board officers joined members of the 71 Pct. at the intersection of Lefferts Ave. and Rodgers Ave. to mark the ninth anniversary of the murder of PO Russel Timoshenko, while their fellow POs stood guard on nearby rooftops. PO Timoshenko was fatally shot at the same time and location in 2007 while conducting a car stop of what turned out to be a stolen vehicle. Photos on Facebook.

DateFriday, July 8, 2016

    • Press release: Statement of NYC PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on assassinations in Dallas

    • From Pat Lynch: PBA Member Safety following Dallas attack

DateThursday, July 7, 2016

DateWednesday, July 6, 2016

    • The NY Post ran an edited version of Pat Lynch’s letter regarding their erroneous editorial on equalizing disability pensions.  Read the entire letter here.

DateTuesday, July 5, 2016

DateSunday, July 3, 2016

    • Pat Lynch appears on AM 970 The Answer's "Cat's Roundtable" to discuss the plight of underpaid NYC police officers many of whom also have inadequate disability coverage and who, despite these facts, risk their lives to protect this City everyday.

DateSaturday, July 2, 2016

    • CBS 2's Marcia Kramer reports on the confusion created by new quality of life enforcement regulations noting Pat Lynch's recent comments that they handcuff police officers.  PC Bratton responds to Lynch's  comments saying, in effect, he knows better, while Lynch quotes the recent survey (read Lynch's statement) and states that Bratton is providing cover for the Mayor's anti-police policies.  The New York Post editorializes in opposition to equal disability benefits for all police officers claiming that Lynch is playing de Blasio against Cuomo for a better deal. Pat Lynch responded with a letter to the editor to correct the record on the PBA's efforts to fix this unjust situation.

DateFriday, July 1, 2016

    • Press release: PBA President on Police Commissioner's remarks about quality of life

    • From Pat Lynch: Department body-worn camera survey — What PBA members need to know

    • Pat Lynch’s objections to the appointment of Maya Wiley as new CCRB chairperson is noted in a lengthy CBS 2 news story by Marcia Kramer regarding the many staffers who are abandoning the de Blasio administration.  The Post and the City Journal point out the folly of appointing an obviously biased individual as the head of the CCRB.  Bob McManus writes in the City Journal: “Neither Emory nor Wiley is fit for the watchdog job in this respect: Consider what the reaction would have been if Rudy Giuliani had put a Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association lawyer in the gig.”

DateThursday, June 30, 2016

    • Health Benefits Lawsuit Update: City concedes to court order; PBA member benefits will not change on July 1

    • PBA president Pat Lynch slammed the appointment of the Mayor’s lawyer, Maya Wiley, saying:  "By appointing a top aide to lead the CCRB, Mayor de Blasio has effectively removed all impartiality from the critical cases involving police officers that come before this so-called ‘independent agency.’”  Reports appeared in the Daily News; Newsday; CBS; Post; Wall Street Journal and New York 1 News

    • WOR radio news reported the PBA’s declaration of impasse and call to start non-binding mediation in order to obtain a fair contract for police officers.

DateWednesday, June 29, 2016

    • Press release: Lynch on new CCRB chair: removes all impartiality from “independent agency”

    • The Daily News; AM New York; Staten Island Advance; Politico NY and WINS report on the PBA’s request to PERB to declare an impasse in contract negotiations.  In an exclusive wide-ranging interview with CBS 2 News’ Marcia Kramer, PBA president Pat Lynch discusses the declaration of impasse, the lack of support from Mayor de Blasio; plans to unseat the Mayor in the next election and more.  See Ms. Kramer’s story here and watch an unedited, PBA recorded version of the entire interview

DateTuesday, June 28, 2016

    • Press release: NYC PBA files Declaration of Impasse in negotiations with de Blasio Aadministration on police officer pay

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    • This week’s Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s success in obtaining a temporary restraining order against the city’s implementation of a change in health benefits that includes significant increases to co-pays.  The court prevented the city for implementing the changes for police officers.  The PBA filed suit saying that the PBA holds the exclusive right to bargain on behalf of police officers not the Municipal Labor Committee who agreed to the changes. 

      The Chief also includes a story about the PBA’s print ad and mobile sign truck following deBlasio to Indiana to the Conference of Mayors and slamming him for his failure to deal with problems at home.

DateMonday, June 27, 2016

    • The Daily News reports that the PBA has accused the Mayor of “playing politics” with the lives and well being of some NYC police officers in a letter seeking Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s support of equalizing disability pensions.

DateSaturday, June 25, 2016

    • The Daily News reports on the failure to pass "Brianna's Law" which mandates CPR refresher course for NYC police officers every two years.  The story notes that Pat Lynch is always supportive of additional training but that the PC calls it unnecessary.

DateFriday, June 24, 2016

    • Politico NY and WINS radio report on the PBA taking out a full-page ad in an Indianapolis newspaper that criticizes Mayor de Blasio during his appearance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  See the ad.  The PBA has also arranged for a billboard truck with the same image to circle the conference venue. See photos on Facebook.

    • The Daily News and the Post report on a state appellate court's decision to uphold the City Council's "bias-based profiling" law, which PBA President Pat Lynch said will create "a confusing patchwork of regulations" that will make police officers' jobs more difficult and more dangerous.

DateThursday, June 23, 2016

    • Press release: PBA President on appellate court ruling on Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act)

    • Press release: NYC PBA places full-page ad in Indianapolis newspaper ahead of mayor de Blasio’s visit.

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DateWednesday, June 22, 2016

    • From Pat Lynch: Health benefits lawsuit update: PBA wins temporary restraining order from Appellate Court

DateTuesday, June 21, 2016

    • The Chief Leader reports on the 19-year-to-life sentence given to the killer of PO Dennis Guerra; ran a photo and a caption from the PBA’s Finest of the Finest Awards ceremony.  The Chief also reports on the political intrigue surrounding the fight to equalize disability benefits, highlighting the favored treatment that the City has show other unions who have accepted “the pattern” in contract negotiations.

DateMonday, June 20, 2016

DateSaturday, June 18, 2016

    • The Daily News reports on the PBA's Finest of the Finest Awards ceremony.

    • DNA Info reports on the dedication of Washington Place and Sixth Avenue for deceased Lt. Charles Cochrane, one of the NYPD's first openly gay officers.  The reports noted that Pat Burns, a PBA vice president, spoke out against a 1981 gay rights bill and the current president Pat Lynch attended the dedication.

DateThursday, June 16, 2016

    • Press release: Finest of the Finest

    • Fidelis ad mortem: NYPD members gathered this AM in Jamaica, Queens to offer a final salute to retired Detective and WWII veteran William Brown. Members of the 113 Pct. organized the funeral upon discovering that Det. Brown had no surviving next of kin to make arrangements. See images on Facebook.

DateWednesday, June 15, 2016

DateSunday, June 12, 2016

    • Scenes on Facebook from PBA Canteen passing out refreshments to police officers protecting everyone at today's Puerto Rico Day parade.

DateFriday, June 10, 2016

    • The Wall Street Journal, WINS, WOR and Fox5 News report on the PBA's intention to support an opponent to Mayor de Blasio's reelection.  Pat Lynch said the next election will be a referendum on public safety and that the PBA wants a Mayor who runs the city and is not always campaigning.

DateWednesday, June 8, 2016

DateTuesday, June 7, 2016

    • The Daily News reports on the purchase of disability benefits by the Firefighters, Sanit workers and Corrections officers’ unions.  Pat Lynch’s comment (read the entire comment here) states that police officers should not have to pay anything for such a disability benefit. 

    • The Chief Leader, which went to press before the deal with the firefighters deal was done notes the PBA’s objections to paying for the benefit and editorializes on the issue in its Razzle Dazzle column. 

    • The Chief also reports on the PBA’s call for more police in NYC Housing projects and the response to the complaint against arbitrator Howard Edelman.

DateMonday, June 6, 2016

    • Press release: Statement of NYC PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on City Hall's refusal to reach an agreement on disability pension

DateSaturday, June 4, 2016

    • Pat Lynch went on Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd's radio show on AM970 to discuss crime and public safety in NYCHA developments, including City Hall's effort to pass off the blame for failed policies onto police officers and NYCHA employees. See video of the discussion.

    • Pat Lynch slams the National Academy of Arbitrators in the Daily News for their "...lack of interest in protecting the honor and integrity of their profession" and for protecting "...a skewed system that favors employers who can dole out lucrative future arbitration work." 

DateFriday, June 3, 2016

    • Press release: PBA President Lynch slams NAA For dismissing complaint against Edelman

    • The Staten Island Advance reports on the PBA’s second TV ad and its efforts to win a fair contract in an article called: Higher Pay for cops?  PBA ads slam city on NYPD salaries.

DateThursday, June 2, 2016

    • TADAM: Contract Status

    • The Daily News and WPIX TV News report on the department’s new “Use of Force”  guidelines.  PBA president Lynch told the News that the PBA has many issues with the new procedures and that they will make it more dangerous for both police and the public. 

    • The Daily News also reports on a joint letter sent by PBA president Lynch and Teamsters Local 237 president Greg Floyd calling on the city to hire more police officers to patrol housing projects noting that crime is up dramatically and that there are only 1,900 officers assigned now compared to the 2,800 before the merger in 1995.

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DateWednesday, June 1, 2016

DateTuesday, May 31, 2016

    • Press release: NYC PBA launches second TV ad in major campaign criticizing Mayor de Blasio for lack of support of fair pay for Police Officers

    • The PBA released a second TV advertisement featuring the families of PBA members as part of our ongoing campaign to highlight the financial impact of New York City police officers' below-market salaries. The campaign will continue to run for the next two weeks, and will begin airing during Yankees and Mets broadcasts on YES and SNY, in addition to continuing to air on ABC 7, CBS 2, PIX 11, NBC 4, Fox 5, WLNY 10/55, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CNBC.

    • The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the PBA’s Member Activation event at City Hall where officers distributed flyers to City Council members and the public to support disability pension equalization. 

    • The Chief also reports on a lawsuit against the city where the officer’s actions were found appropriate.  This is one of the many cases that would have been settled by the city prior to the PBA’s call for the city to fight all frivolous civil suits.

DateThursday, May 26, 2016

    • The Daily News and City and State report on the PBA’s continuing efforts to equalize disability pensions for all police officers following a “member activation event” outside of City Hall where flyers calling for the City Council to support the equalization were handed out.

DateWednesday, May 25, 2016

    • More than 100 PBA members — including many in pension Tier 3 — turned out at City Hall before the City Council's stated meeting to press the Council to take action to provide equal accident disability benefits for all New York City police officers. See photos on Facebook.

DateTuesday, May 24, 2016

    • PBA MEMBER ACTIVATION: TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 25, 12:00pm @ City Hall.
      Leafleting in support of legislation to improve Tier 3 accident disability benefits. 

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    • The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s recent 30-second television commercial featuring the family of a police officer and the difficulty they have facing the monthly bills.  The story also reports the union’s willingness to enter into a long-term contract “…as long as it is at a market rate of pay.”  The Staten Island Advance published (on May 19) an op-ed column by Pat Lynch that says the support that police officers need from the Mayor is in actions…not just words.

DateFriday, May 20, 2016

DateThursday, May 19, 2016

DateTuesday, May 17, 2016

    • TADAM: Lawsuit filed to block health benefits changes 

    • The Daily News, Post and Wall Street Journal report on the PBA’s new TV ad that shares the fight of a typical PBA family who struggles to make ends meet. 

    • The Chief Leader reports on Pat Lynch’s call to eliminate 27 arbitrators from the list of “neutrals” because of their interest in punishing the PBA for speaking out about Howard Edelman’s unethical behavior.

    • The Chief also reports on the PBA’s call to deny the parole application of Eddie Matos who murdered PO Anthony Dwyer in 1989.

DateMonday, May 16, 2016

    • Photo Gallery: Finest of the Finest

    • The PBA launched a major television advertising campaign criticizing Mayor de Blasio and his administration for refusing to support fair pay for New York City police officers. The campaign, which will air over the next four weeks on numerous broadcast and cable news channels in the NYC area, will feature the families of PBA members and will highlight the financial impact of New York City police officers' below-market salary. The first installment in this campaign will air on ABC 7, CBS 2, PIX 11, NBC 4, Fox 5, WLNY 10/55, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CNBC. The campaign was reported on NBC TV news and WOR radio.

    • Car Show to benefit C.O.P.S.: Sunday, June 12, South Huntington, LI

DateFriday, May 13, 2016

    • Pat Lynch joined dozens of police officers to support the family of fallen P.O. Anthony Dwyer as they delivered a victim impact statement at the parole hearing of Edward Matos. Matos, who pushed P.O. Dwyer off the roof of a Times Square building in 1989, is up for parole for the second time. See Facebook photos, PBA-recorded video and WINS radio report of statements by Pat Lynch and P.O. Dwyer's mother, Marge Dwyer.

    • Pat Lynch appeared on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor on Thursday evening to talk about the impact of cell phone videos on law enforcement and police morale.  In a story in the NY Post, Lynch calls the reassignment of the officer who said that de Blasio wants us to issue traffic summonses an “unjustified punitive transfer.”

    • In a wide-ranging interview with Joe Piscopo on AM 970, Pat Lynch said the Mayor "just doesn't get it" when it comes to supporting police officers, noting that "saying nice things about" them is no substitute for them paying them like a professional and providing adequate disability benefits.

DateTuesday, May 10, 2016

    • Pat Lynch is quoted in the Chief Leader’s news story about the conviction of Marcell Dockery in the arson death of PO Dennis Guerra and the serious injury of PO Rosa Rodriguez.

DateMonday, May 9, 2016

    • A new PBA advertisement airing on several local radio stations highlights the fact that as the NYPD has become more diverse, New York City police officers' pay has fallen further behind that of their local and national counterparts. The ad will air for approximately one week on 1010 WINS AM, 107.5 WBLS FM, 106.7 Lite FM, 97.9 Mega FM, 101.1 WCBS FM, 77 WABC AM and AM970 the Answer.

DateFriday, May 6, 2016

DateThursday, May 5, 2016

    • PBA president Patrick J. Lynch joined by the parents, wife and partner of PO Dennis Guerra who was killed in an arson fire, speaks to reporters following the conviction of Marcell Dockery of murder 1, assault 1 and arson 3.  Lynch gives a statement and then speaks on behalf of the Guerra family who chose not to answer questions.  This audio file was recorded by the PBA.

DateMonday, May 2, 2016

    • Lottery for below market rate apartments in new Brooklyn development “Pacific Park Brooklyn” bounded by Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues and Barclays Center are now open to mixed-income applicants earning between $20,675 – $144,960. The window to enter the housing lottery for 461 Dean is open until June 27, 2016. Click here for details.

DateFriday, April 29, 2016

    • PBA president Pat Lynch was a guest on New York 1’s “Inside City Hall” with Errol Lewis and spoke about the findings of the PBA’s recent members survey, the status of contract negotiations and the need to equalize pension benefits for all of our members. 

DateTuesday, April 26, 2016

    • Severely injured PO Rosa Rodriguez testified at the trial of a 16-year-old whose arson fire took the life of PO Dennis Guerra in Coney Island.  PBA president Pat Lynch spoke to the media about the difficult day of testimony for the officer’s families and colleagues.  Reports ran on: CBS radio #1; CBS radio #2: New York 1 news; WOR radio; CBS 2 TV news; NBC 4 TV news; ABC 7 TV news and were published in the NY Daily News and NY Post.

DateFriday, April 22, 2016

DateThursday, April 21, 2016

    • The PBA’s pay inequality message (mounted on a truck) is reported in a New York 1 story about Mayor de Blasio’s first town hall meeting in Staten Island.

DateWednesday, April 20, 2016

    • Jose Bernazard was convicted of beating a woman on Father’s Day 2014 and attempted murder of a police officer, Joseph Koch, when shots were fired as the officer struggled to subdue the attacker.  DNAinfo reports on the conviction and PBA president Pat Lynch called the officer’s actions “selfless and heroic.”

DateTuesday, April 19, 2016

DateMonday, April 18, 2016

    • A new PBA ad appearing in major daily and local community papers this week and next highlights the discrepancy between Mayor de Blasio's stated priorities — including addressing "income inequality" and increasing the diversity of the NYPD — and his refusal to meaningfully address the pay disparities that New York City police officers face. Postcard mailers with the same message were sent to households across the five boroughs last week.

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DateSunday, April 17, 2016

    • A video-taped melee requiring a police response resulted in a video of an arrest with claims of excessive force, reported by New York 1 TV news.  PBA president Pat Lynch said a snippet of video never tells the full story and everyone must wait for all the facts before passing judgment.

DateFriday, April 15, 2016

    • About 100 NYC police officers fanned out in the five boroughs to distribute information seeking the public’s support for fair pay and disability benefits.  The team at Times Square Subway station include PBA president Pat Lynch who spoke to reporters about the need for City Hall to have an honest negotiation with the union.  Reporters took the opportunity to ask Lynch about several breaking stories including the resignation of CCRB chair Richard Emery and the postponed sentencing of former PO Peter Liang.  There are multiple radio stories on the topics using different comments from Lynch.  Stories were reported by: Daily News; NBC 4 TV news; 880 AM # 1; 880 AM #2; WINS radio #1; WINS radio # 2; WINS radio #3.

DateThursday, April 14, 2016

    • Photo Gallery: PBA hands out inequity flyers

    • Pat Lynch spoke to 1010 WINS Glenn Schuck this morning while handing out leaflets in Times Square calling for fair pay and benefits for New York City police officers.  Lynch said that City Hall's claim that its "door is open" to the PBA rings hollow, because negotiating with the Mayor means "as long as you go in and agree with whatever he wants. That's not negotiating.  We want to go in, negotiate and fix the problem, and fix the income inequality in the NYPD."  Lynch also discussed the resignation of CCRB Chairman Richard Emery and the Peter Liang trial.  See the full PBA-recorded video here.

    • Following Pat Lynch’s second call for the resignation or termination of Richard Emery as CCRB chair, Emery finally saw the writing on the wall and pulled the plug.  Lynch is quoted saying that next CCRB chairperson has to be a reasonable, fair-minded person who has a respect for the difficult work that police officers do.  Stories appeared in: NY Daily News with an editorial; NY Post with an editorial; DNAinfo; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; and on Fox 5 TV news; CBS 2 TV news; NBC 4 TV news.

DateWednesday, April 13, 2016

    • Press release: PBA President on the resignation of CCRB Chairman Richard Emery

    • Pat Lynch calls the suspension of a police officer who blamed increased traffic tickets on de Blasio “a colossal politically motivated overreaction…”  Stories were reported in the Daily News; the Post which also ran an editorial and Newsday, and reported on WPIX 11 TV news, WOR radio, WINS radio and CBS radio.

    • The Chief Leader reports on the death of cop-killer Anthony Laborde about which Pat Lynch said that the city and the world is better off without him and his bloodthirsty pals.

DateTuesday, April 12, 2016

DateMonday, April 11, 2016

    • TADAM: Income inequality mailer

DateFriday, April 8, 2016

    • WINS radio reports on the PBA's radio campaign targeting Mayor de Blasio for action.  They uses a sound bite from the "Fire Emery" commercial and reported on the income inequality commercial that started airing on Thursday, April 7.

DateThursday, April 7, 2016

    • A new PBA radio ad calls on on Mayor de Blasio to back up his claim that he supports working men and women by giving New York City police officers fair pay and disability benefits. The ad will air on 1010 WINS AM, 107.5 WBLS FM, 106.7 Lite FM, 97.9 Mega FM, 101.1 WCBS FM and 77 WABC AM.

    • Pat Lynch went on the John Gambling Show on AM 970 to discuss the new PBA radio ad calling on Mayor de Blasio to prove his support for working men and women by paying police officers a fair market wage. Lynch said that although 60% of PBA members live in NYC, "they can't afford to rear their family here, because we're the lowest paid big city police officers in the country. [The mayor] can fix that."

DateTuesday, April 5, 2016

    • The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the continuing saga of the arrest of a postal worker. In his opinion column, the Chief’s editor clearly misses Pat Lynch’s point about withholding judgment until all the facts are in and reaches his own, uninformed conclusion about the incident.

    • In the Daily News, Pat Lynch says that “no righteous person should shed a tear…” for cop-killer Anthony Laborde who died in prison over the weekend.  Lynch said that sympathies should be reserved for the families of murdered PO John Scarangella and his partner PO Richard Rainey who was struck by 14 of the assassin’s bullets but survived to live a life of constant pain.  Richard Rainey died last year.

DateMonday, April 4, 2016

    • Press release: PO John Scarangella’s killer dies in prison

    • Pat Lynch appeared on AM 970’s program “The Cat’s Roundtable” where he spoke about the lack of support for NYC police officers, the low morale among the force and the anti-police atmosphere that has emboldened criminals.  He said that morale can be improved by paying NYC police officers as the professionals that they are and to equalize the disability benefit changed in 2009.  The Post picked up and published a story about the anti-police atmosphere based on Lynch’s comments on the program.

DateFriday, April 1, 2016

    • The Daily News quotes Pat Lynch in a story about 27 arbitrators who do not want to participate in any future PBA arbitration because of the “reprehensible” treatment the PBA gave Howard Edelman. Lynch notes that the union has every right to publicly object to his unethical behavior.

    • The Wall Street Journal quotes Lynch’s call to avoid a rush to judgment in the arrest of a postal employee which resulted in the modification of the Lieutenant overseeing the team.

DateThursday, March 31, 2016

    • PBA president Pat Lynch cautions against a “rush to judgment” (see press release here)  in the case of an arrested postal worker noting that no public comment should be made by anyone, including the Police Commissioner, until all of the facts are known.  His comments were published in the Daily News and in DNAinfo, and on New York 1.

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DateWednesday, March 30, 2016

    • Press release: PBA President's statement on video-taped arrest of a postal worker

    • New Jersey’s WMBC TV news reports on security in NYC’s homeless shelters and uses footage of Pat Lynch from the PBA’s news conference announcing survey results to highlight the PBA’s position on police responding to shelters.

DateTuesday, March 29, 2016

    • The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the Brooklyn DA’s recommendation that Peter Liang not serve jail time and they quote Pat Lynch noting that the reasons the DA cites are the reasons Liang should not have been indicted in the first place.  They also report that 27 arbitrators have told the City that they do not wish to be considered for any PBA arbitration calling the PBA’s reaction to the Edelman decision “reprehensible.”  Lynch responds that the union has filed a complaint against Edelman’s for unethical behavior  noting that he accepted work from the City during the arbitration without informing the union and that he disregarded the rules of evidence and law in his decision.  In another story, the Chief Leader reports on the Federal Monitor’s decision to require an officer to write a narrative to justify any stop.

DateFriday, March 25, 2016

    • Press release: Arbitrators object to PBA’s citing of unethical behavior by Howard Edelman

    • The NY Post printed Pat Lynch's op-ed piece about low morale in the department and what can be done to improve it.

    • PBA mailer calls for voter support on Tier 3 disability.

    • Politico New York highlights a PBA mailer sent to voters across the five boroughs this week, calling on them to support fair disability benefits for NYC police officers by contacting their state legislators.  See the mailer here.

DateThursday, March 24, 2016

DateWednesday, March 23, 2016

DateTuesday, March 22, 2016

    • The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the findings of the PBA’s first-ever members survey.  Pat Lynch is quoted in a story about absentee Crossing Guards and the use of police officers to fill in for them.

DateMonday, March 21, 2016

    • TADAM: Recent pay delay

DateThursday, March 17, 2016

    • PIX 11 News reports on using police officers to backfill for crossing guards who don’t show up. PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted noting that police are frequently called upon when other services fail but the NYPD needs more police officers to keep up with the demand. See PBA press release.

    • Lynch was interviewed during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on NBC 4 TV in the line of march.

DateWednesday, March 16, 2016

    • Press release: Should Police Officers fill in for absent school crossing guards?

    • The Wall Street Journal and NY Post report on the PBA’s contracting with a powerful outside firm to assist in the union’s battle for better pay and pension benefits.

    • The PBA’s first ever membership survey continues in the news for a second day with a commentary session on Fox 5 News and an additional report on WOR radio.

DateWednesday, March 16, 2016

DateTuesday, March 15, 2016

DateMonday, March 14, 2016

    • A preview of results from the PBA’s first-ever survey of its members revealing that MOS feel the city is less safe, morale is extremely low and that perps are now much more likely to resist arrest was reported in Newsday; Daily News; Wall Street Journal and NY Post.  The result of the full survey taken by over 6,000 police officers, will be released on Tuesday, March 15 at a news conference.

DateSaturday, March 12, 2016

    • The Daily News reports on the renaming of a Bronx street on Friday for a police officer shot to death on duty in 1996 by a carjacker in the Bronx.

DateThursday, March 10, 2016

    • Contract status update

    • PBA president Pat Lynch was quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying that the PBA will not let one of our members, in this case PO Melissa Brown, take the fall for an ineffective training program and that after a full review, she will be cleared.  Read Lynch’s statement here.

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DateWednesday, March 9, 2016

    • Press release: PBA supports and defends CPR training officer who was placed on modified duty in connection with the Liang case

    • Following the Federal prosecutor Phreet Bharra’s announcement that there will not be any charges filed against PO Richard Haste in the shooting of Ramarley Graham, PBA president Pat Lynch told the media that while we gratified that there are no charges, there are no winners in this case and that it was a good faith effort to rid the community of guns and drugs that lead to the tragedy.  Stories were reported in: NY Times; Daily News; Wall Street Journal; NY Post; Albany Times Union and on CBS 2 News; PIX 11 News and Fox 5 News

DateTuesday, March 8, 2016

    • Press release: Statement by PBA president Patrick J. Lynch on the US Attorney's decision not to press charges in the Ramarley Graham case

    • Latest PBA Magazine

    • Pat Lynch and other PBA board officers and members joined hundreds of police officers from around the country at St. Patrick's Cathedral for a memorial Mass in honor of Euless, Texas Police Officer David Hofer.  Hofer, a former NYPD member with the 9 Pct., was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.  Lynch said: "We come here together because we’re family. We have our family at home. We have our family on the street. He’s part of both.’’  Stories appeared in the Post, the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and on ABC 7 News and KSWO TV in Texas.

DateMonday, March 7, 2016

    • The Daily News reports on the PBA’s television ad that will start airing Tuesday calling on Mayor de Blasio to start showing real respect for NYC police officers by firing CCRB chairman Richard Emery.  Politico, the daily round up of political news in NYC and Albany also wrote about the PBA’s TV ad.  Here’s how it read:  FIRST LOOK: The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association has a television ad calling for de Blasio to fire Richard Emery, chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. The ad starts Tuesday and runs thru March 14, on NY1, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and News 12. "His law firm is seeking fees [from people suing cops] and he calls cops 'pigs?' Mayor de Blasio, police sacrifice daily to keep this city safe. All they ask for in return in respect. You can start by firing Richard Emery." SEE THE AD

DateSunday, March 6, 2016

    • A PBA television advertisement set to appear on local broadcast and cable networks beginning Tuesday, March 8 calls on Mayor de Blasio to stop disrespecting New York City police officers and fire CCRB Chairman Richard Emery.

DateFriday, March 4, 2016

DateTuesday, March 1, 2016

    • The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in its article about CCRB chair Richard Emery.

    • A Post editorial about increased response times for police and fire quotes Pat Lynch noting the shortage of police officers and the burden of heavy paperwork that officers have to complete before responding to the next job.

    • The Daily News reports Richard Emery’s announcement that his law firm would no longer take cases against police officers where a CCRB complaint was substantiated.  Pat Lynch was quoted saying:  “Richard Emery has revealed his blatant bias through his statements.  These measures are too little, too late and do not cure what is now obvious --  he can cannot be fair and impartial."

DateMonday, February 29, 2016

    • Following an interview (listen to it here) on AM 970’s “The Cat’s Roundtable,” Pat Lynch’s call for CCRB chairman Richard Emery to resign or be dismissed were reported in the Daily News; Newsday and on PIX 11 TV news.

DateSunday, February 28, 2016

    • NY Post columnist Michael Goodwin supports the PBA's position and slams CCRB chairman Richard Emery as "another pig at the de Blasio trough" as the second story in his opinion column. 

DateFriday, February 26, 2016

    • In a story reported by City and State, Pat Lynch explains that response times are up because of lack of staffing, taking officers out of precincts to cover other demands and that officers have jobs stacked up because of an outrageous amount of paperwork that has to be completed before responding to the next job.

DateFriday, February 26, 2016

    • TADAM: Contract status

    • Governor Cuomo called for CCRB chair Richard Emery to apologize or resign for his “stuck pig” comment to which PBA president Pat Lynch said (read Lynch’s entire statement here) that Emery cannot take back the words and he must be dismissed or resign now.  A Post editorial said Emery must go and the Daily News editorial was highly critical and noted that no police officer can trust a fair shake from CCRB while Emery is chair.  Stories appeared in: Daily News; Post; Newsday; and on New York 1 News; Newsradio 880 and 1010 WINS.

DateThursday, February 25, 2016

    • Press release: PBA President on the governor’s call for Emery to apologize or resign and Emery’s empty apology for calling cops “pigs”

    • A front page Daily News exclusive reports CCRB Chairman Richard Emery’s reaction to the PBA calling for his removal saying that the union was acting like “a stuck pig.”  Pat Lynch said Emery’s inflammatory language shows his true attitude and that he should have “… no role in an agency charged with conducting fair and impartial investigations."

DateWednesday, February 24, 2016

DateTuesday, February 23, 2016

    • This week’s edition of the Chief Leader covers the Liang verdict which PBA president Pat Lynch called “a terrible, tragic accident and not a crime.”  They also reported on de Blasio’s revisiting of comments he made about his son’s interactions with police where Lynch called for the Mayor to recognize his own anti-police bias.  Lynch was also quoted in stories about the CCRB chairman’s conflict of interest (Lynch called for his removal calling it an “irreconcilable conflict of interest”) and the negative impact that the Federal Monitor’s new SQF rules have caused.

DateSunday, February 21, 2016

DateSaturday, February 20, 2016

    • The Daily News reports on Pat Lynch's call for the mayor to remove CCRB Chairman Richard Emery due to the irreconcilable conflict of interest created by Emery's law firm's representation of CCRB complainants in lawsuits against NYPD members.

DateFriday, February 19, 2016

    • In stories about  “implicit bias training” in which de Blasio revisited the need to speak with his son about encounters with police, Pat Lynch said that the Mayor needs to “recognize his own bias against police.”  Stories appeared in the Post and in Politico/Capital NY.   

    • In a separate Daily News editorial, the paper notes how de Blasio is perpetuating the class separation that he vowed to eliminate by signing the 32% raise for Council members while saddling police officers with a 1% raise.  The editorial notes that the Mayor’s actions provide a moral justification for the PBA — the only union in the city to fight for more than the city’s pattern offer — to seek a much higher salary increase.

DateThursday, February 18, 2016

    • In a letter to the mayor, Pat Lynch calls for the removal of CCRB Chairman Richard Emery due to his law firm's representation of CCRB complainants in lawsuits against police officers. Lynch notes that the arrangement creates a "clear and irreconcilable" conflict of interest that prevents Emery from upholding CCRB's City Charter mandate to investigate complaints against police officers fairly and independently.

DateWednesday, February 17, 2016

    • A New York Post opinion column by Bob McManus called “The deBlasio Culture of Corruption” zeroes in on CCRB chairman Richard Emery’s conflict of interest created by his law firm representing CCRB complainants in civil suits when the CCRB finds their complaints substantiated.  McManus quotes Pat Lynch calling it an “irreconcilable conflict of interest.”

DateTuesday, February 16, 2016

    • Press release: Federal monitor's changes: Bad for cops; good for criminals.

    • Latest issue of The Beat

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    • The Chief Leader reports the conviction of officer Liang and Pat Lynch’s statement that the jury got it “absolutely wrong.”

DateSaturday, February 13, 2016

    • New York 1 News's political reporter, Grace Rauh, examines the political implications of the Liang verdict during which PBA Pat Lynch notes that turning an accident into a crime will have a "chilling effect" on patrol officers.  Lynch also notes that the mayor picks his words cautiously but that police officer need to see actions to feel supported.

    • Pat Lynch discusses the need for improvements in city housing projects in order to make it safe for patrol and residents.  Stories appeared on: New York 1; Fox 5 news; ABC 7 news and in the NY Times

    • The Daily News quotes Pat Lynch saying the CCRB chairman has an "irreconcilable" conflict of interest earing money from suing the city over substantiated CCRB cases.  Read entire Lynch quote here

DateFriday, February 12, 2016

DateThursday, February 11, 2016

DateTuesday, February 9, 2016

    • The Chief Leader, in a story about PO Liang’s accidental discharge that killed a bystander, quotes Pat Lynch regarding the hazards of vertical patrols saying that there is nothing “routine” about them.  In a separate article, The Chief Leader notes Lynch’s observation that waking sleeping subway passengers is a “band-aid” approach to a problem and an attempt to conceal a shortage of police officers.

    • PBA Member email survey

DateMonday, February 8, 2016

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DateSaturday, February 6, 2016

DateFriday, February 5, 2016

    • Following the shooting of hero POs Patrick Espeut and Diara Cruz, Pat Lynch spoke to the media from a conference room at Lincoln Hospital citing the dangers of vertical patrol and calling on the public to inform police of anyone that they know who has an illegal weapon.  Lynch’s remarks appeared in: Daily News; Times; Newsday; Politico; DNAinfo; Times Union, Albany and WINS radio; News 12 the Bronx; PIX 11 News; 770 AM radio

    • The NY Times reported on steps being taken by the City and NYPD to protect police officers who are accused in frivolous lawsuits.  Pat Lynch noted that the program was “a strong step in the right direction”  but that the jury was still out on its effectiveness.

    • Pat Lynch calls the department’s plan to wake a sleeping passengers on subway trains an attempt to conceal the fact that there are not enough police officers to cover the subway and calls it a band-aid approach.  Stories appeared on: ABC 7 news; Fox 5 news and on WINS radio news.

    • Press release: PBA President: There's nothing routine about routine vertical patrol

DateThursday, February 4, 2016

    • Pat Lynch and Second Vice President Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar testified before a joint hearing of state Senate and Assembly committees on public safety issues in the state budget.  See video of Lynch's testimony and read the PBA's full statement to the Legislature.

DateWednesday, February 3, 2016

    • Press release: Subway crime solution: More cops

    • As the family of Ramarley Graham calls on Mayor de Blasio to fire police officer Richard Haste, PBA president Pat Lynch said: “ Regardless of the facts in this case, a family lost a loved one and they have our sympathy, but grief and emotion can never override due process.”  The story was reported on PIX 11 News and New York 1 News, and you can read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateTuesday, February 2, 2016

    • Question & Answer concerning recent Annuity Fund letter and notice to interested parties

DateSunday, February 1, 2016

    • Press Release: Statement of PBA President regarding the request to the mayor by the family of Ramarley Graham to fire Police Officer Richard Haste

DateFriday, January 29, 2016

    • In part one of a wide-ranging interview with FiOS 1 News's Dominic Carter, Pat Lynch discusses the trial of P.O. Peter Liang and the boycott of cop-hating director Quentin Tarantino. See also part two of the interview.

    • See the PBA's ad in the March issue of American Police Beat, thanking the nationwide law enforcement community for supporting the boycott of cop-hating filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight."

    • A "true blue" community in action: the PBA thanks the residents of Leesburg, Virginia for helping the aunt of fallen P.O. Kevin Lee dig out of the blizzard so that she could travel to NYC to attend the memorial Mass in her nephew's honor.  Read the full story on Facebook, and see a photo.

DateWednesday, January 27, 2016

    • A memorial Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West Harlem marked the 10th anniversary of the line-of-duty death of P.O. Kevin Lee, with his family, colleagues and PBA board members in attendance. PBA President Pat Lynch and Manhattan North Financial Secretary Joe Strong spoke during the Mass. See photos in the Gallery and on Facebook.

DateTuesday, January 26, 2016

    • This week’s Chief Leader reports on the boycott that the NYC PBA initiated against the latest movie made by cop-hater Quentin Tarantino and also reports on the Zadroga bill’s reauthorization and the need to include nerve damage caused by toxic dust.

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DateSaturday, January 23, 2016

    • In an article in the Daily News about fellow arbitrators' defense of Howard Edelman, Pat Lynch indicates that the PBA has filed a formal complaint against him with the American Arbitration Association and notes that they should not prejudge Edelman's actions before having all the facts in the case. See Lynch's full statement.

DateFriday, January 22, 2016

    • The Daily News, in its follow-up to their front-page exclusive (see it here) about the notorious PERB chairman, Howard Edelman, notes, among other things, that he accepted future work from NYC while chairing the PBA contract panel. Also covered on WINS radio.

    • Offers: Nuline Scans: MOS are offered a discount to convert their old 35mm slides and photo negatives into a digital DVD. 

DateThursday, January 21, 2016

    • P.O. Sherrod Stuart received a hero's salute from PBA board officers and dozens of his colleagues as he left the Hospital for Special Surgery to continue his recovery from injuries he sustained in a Jan. 9 shootout in the Bronx. P.O. Stuart was wheeled out holding a photograph of his hero uncle, Port Authority P.O. Walwyn Stuart, who was killed in the line of duty after helping to evacuate the WTC PATH station on 9/11. See photos on Facebook.

    • Front page of the NY Daily News blasts PERB chairperson Howard Edelman’s $115,000 payday while awarding a “measly” 1% raise to police officers.  Lynch is quoted saying that Edelman didn’t “legitimately earn his pay.”  (Read Lynch’s entire statement.)

    • A terrorist threat against police officers in Philadelphia and NYC that originated in Manhattan resulted in warnings by the NYPD and the PBA to officers to take all precautions.  Stories were reported in: Daily News; Wall Street Journal; Newsday; WINS radio; NY 1 News; News 12 the Bronx; Fox 5 news and ABC 7 news.

DateWednesday, January 20, 2016

    • Press Release: Anonymous possible terrorist threat against Police Officers prompts warning from the NYC PBA to its members to be cautious

    • Press Release: Lynch slams arbitrator's payday saying it was "not legitimately earned ..."

DateTuesday, January 19, 2016

    • This week’s Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in reaction to outrageous pay raises for elected officials.

DateSaturday, January 16, 2016

    • With the news that cop-hating director Quentin Tarantino's latest feature is tanking at the box office, Pat Lynch said that the PBA-initiated boycott of the movie demonstrates the immense economic power of police officers and police supporters around the country. Lynch was quoted in the Post's Page Six, the Daily News, the Washington Times, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and on WOR radio.

DateFriday, January 15, 2016

    • Latest issue of The Beat

    • Press release: Nationwide law enforcement boycott started by NYC PBA hurts cop-hater Tarantino’s “stinker” Hateful Eight

    • Calling huge raises for elected officials an “abomination” and an “insult to all police officers,” Pat Lynch’s vehement objections are reported in several news accounts of the Mayor’s approval of the raises.  Stories appear in:  Politico: Daily News; CBS 2 News; WINS radio; WLNY News; Post; the Observer; and NY 1 News.  Read Lynch’s entire statement on the raises here.

DateThursday, January 14, 2016

    • Press release: PBA President calls elected officials' raises an abomination and an insult

DateSaturday, January 9, 2016

    • Photo Gallery: Three Kings Celebration

    • Gilbert and Catherine Lee, parents of fallen P.O. Kevin Lee, visited several Manhattan North commands as part of Concerns of Police Survivors' Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (C.O.P.S. L.E.A.D.). P.O. Lee was assigned to the Manhattan North Grand Larceny Unit when he suffered a fatal heart attack in 2006 following a foot pursuit and struggle with three suspects. Patrol Bureau Manhattan North PBA Delegate Billy Rivera served as the Lee's escort for the day. See photos on Facebook.

DateFriday, January 8, 2016

DateThursday, January 7, 2016

    • Press release: Suspect in the 1972 assassination of Police Officers Foster and Laurie is sentenced upstate for heroin sales

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DateTuesday, January 5, 2016

    • The Daily News reports the NYPD’s request to the CCRB to provide a tally of yes and no votes in cases where complaints against officers are substantiated.   PBA president Pat Lynch writes the Daily News in support of releasing that information noting that, unlike grand juries, board members are permanent fixtures who rule on many cases and whose biases can have a devastating impact on a police officer’s career.  Chris Dunn of the NYCLU argues it leaves members vulnerable to retaliation by the department.

DateMonday, January 4, 2016

DateSaturday, January 2, 2016

    • The PBA billboard trucks are back on the street, this time with the message that Mayor de Blasio doesn't think underpaying and overburdening police officers has caused crime and disorder to return to our streets. See photos on Facebook, and the daily truck routes.

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