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DateMonday, August 31, 2015

    • Take Action for the Heroes of 9/11: Tell Congress to Renew the Zadroga Act

    • On the steps of Staten Island Borough Hall, Pat Lynch and PBA board members announced the PBA's endorsement of former Congressman Mike McMahon for Staten Island District Attorney.  Watch the PBA-recorded video of the announcement here.

    • Newsday reports on the considerable pushback against the so-called “right to know act” currently stalled in the City Council because of opposition by the PBA, the Mayor and the Police Commissioner.  Pat Lynch is quoted calling the proposals saying the “negative anti-police message that the City Council consistently sends is a disincentive to proactive policing.” 

    • Famed reporter/author Ken Auletta in the New Yorker magazine writes a lengthy assessment of the use of the “Broken Windows theory” and PC Bratton’s return to NYC in which Pat Lynch is quoted on the difficult relationship between rank and file officers and City Hall among other things.

    • Offers & Discounts: 24-Hour Fitness

DateFriday, August 28, 2015

    • Following a lengthy New York 1 News report on the NYPD’s voluntary body cam program, reporter Courtney Gross explains that the PBA is opposed to the cameras and has lodged an improper practice motion with the city claiming that the use of the cameras should be the subject of bargaining.

DateWednesday, August 26, 2015

DateTuesday, August 25, 2015

    • Press release: Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on “receipts” for stop, question and frisk

    • 10-13: Retired member Lenny Crawford (TD-20) needs our help.  Lenny has been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for nearly four years, and his condition is worsening. His friends have established a GoFundMe to help ease the burden on his family from the mounting medical bills, including the cost of 24/7 live-in care. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. They are also looking for carpenters who are willing to donate their time and labor to help widen doorways in Lenny's home to accommodate his wheelchair. Those interested in helping can contact Mike Lyons at lyonking@optonline.net or 631-848-7389.

DateSunday, August 23, 2015

DateThursday, August 20, 2015

DateWednesday, August 19, 2015

    • Following reports that two police officers would be transferred after being photographed with body-painted street performers in Times Square, Pat Lynch told the Daily News, CBS News Channel 2, ABC News Channel 7, and WCBS Radio that the officers were being held to a different, unfair standard and had done nothing that warranted the punishment.  Read Lynch's full comments here.

DateTuesday, August 18, 2015

DateMonday, August 17, 2015

    • In an editorial calling for renewal of the Zadroga Act, the Staten Island Advance quotes Pat Lynch's call for permanent funding of the World Trade Center treatment and monitoring programs, because "there is no clock running on the diseases that afflict hundreds of police officers today as a result of the exposure to the toxins and carcinogens during the rescue, recovery and cleanup from the attack."

DateFriday, August 14, 2015

DateThursday, August 13, 2015

    • Press release: Cops helping kids in the Dominican Republic: PBA helps provide school supplies, medical care

    • In a story about the latest crime statistics, which continue to show a citywide uptick in shootings and murders with substantial increases in certain neighborhoods, the Daily News quotes Pat Lynch's comment that "no one should be surprised that fewer guns are being taken off the street while the number of shootings increases" in the current anti-police atmosphere.

DateWednesday, August 12, 2015

    • The New York Post and WINS radio report a steep decline in the confiscation of illegal weapons. Pat Lynch explains that the anti-police laws and restrictive policies are a disincentive to police officers being proactive and blames it primarily on politicians. Read Lynch’s entire statement here

    • The SI Island Advance reports on the news conference that Pat Lynch attended hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calling attention to the urgent need to refund the Zadroga bill permanently.  Lynch is quoted in the article. The story was also reported on CBS TV News, News 12 Long Island News, WLNY TV News, and Fox TV News.

DateTuesday, August 11, 2015

    • Press release: PBA president blames reduction in illegal guns being confiscated on anti-cop laws

    • Pat Lynch spoke alongside Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, other elected officials and 9/11 responders at a Staten Island news conference calling on Congress to renew the Zadroga Act and continue funding for the WTC Health Program.  Lynch said that the nation has a moral obligation to continue caring for injured or ill 9/11 responders, adding that it is equally important “for those young police officers and firefighters that are out on patrol right now to know that we take our moral obligations seriously.” Watch the PBA-recorded video of Lynch's remarks.

    • The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s warnings about the chilling effect on law enforcement activities that the new stop and frisk procedures introduced by the Federal Monitor will have. 

    • The Chief also reports on the UFA contract which notes Pat Lynch’s argument that police officers are still not earning a market rate of pay and that we would continue at PERB.

    • The Chief also reports the Citizen’s Budget Commission’s belief that hiring more police will cause trouble in future city budgets.

    • The Daily News reports the lawsuit filed against Shea Communications — the PR firm that represented the STS teams in its overwhelming defeat in the last election — for violating the privacy rights of PBA members by using a illegally obtained mailing list which was supplied to a non-bonded mailing house in order to send out election information.

DateMonday, August 10, 2015

DateSunday, August 9, 2015

    • New York 1 News reports Pat Lynch's objections to new stop and frisk procedures.

DateSaturday, August 8, 2015

    • PBA president Pat Lynch said that new recommendations regarding stop, question and frisk presented by the Federal Monitor along with other procedural changes “…will ensure the demise of proactive policing in this city and undoubtedly lead to increased crime.”  The story was reported in Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.

DateFriday, August 7, 2015

    • The Times, Daily News, Newsday, NY1, Post and CBS radio report on the tentative seven-year contract between the City and the firefighters’ union.  Pat Lynch notes in these reports that the job of NYC police officers — who are still severely underpaid in comparison with other police officers, both locally and nationwide — is very different and has become more dangerous and complicated in recent years.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateThursday, August 6, 2015

DateTuesday, August 4, 2015

    • The Post and Daily News report on the settlement of a pregnancy discrimination complaint by a police officer who was denied the right to reschedule a Sergeant's exam she missed while in the hospital giving birth.  The settlement, which is the result of a collaborative effort by the PBA and Legal Momentum, a women's legal defense and advocacy group, requires the City to allow rescheduling of exams for pregnancy- and childbirth-related reasons, as it does for other conflicts.  Pat Lynch applauded the settlement, noting that "police officers should not be forced to choose between starting a family and seeking a promotion." Read Legal Momentum's release on the settlement here.

    • The Chief reports the PBA's serious concerns about body-worn cameras and Pat Lynch's call for more extensive study following the IG's report.

DateMonday, August 3, 2015

DateFriday, July 31, 2015

DateThursday, July 30, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President on the IG's report on voluntary body cam program

DateMonday, July 27, 2015

DateSaturday, July 25, 2015

    • Pat Lynch's defense of two officers seen using necessary force on video is reported on New York 1 News.

DateThursday, July 23, 2015

    • The Daily News reports Pat Lynch’s belief that placing two police officer on modified duty following an inconclusive video is unwarranted as he outlines the activities that led to the use of force when a career criminal refused to comply and submit to arrest.

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DateWednesday, July 22, 2015

DateTuesday, July 21, 2015

    • The Chief Leader reports on the crime stat issue at the 40 pct. and liberally quotes Pat Lynch on the  defense of his members and notes that lack of staff has caused management to hold down crime stats “artificially.”

DateSaturday, July 18, 2015

DateFriday, July 17, 2015

    • Press Release: PBA President on the discipline of police officers for inaccurate crime categories

DateThursday, July 16, 2015

    • Positions open for Explosive Detection Canine Handlers (EDCH). See the requirements for this and other job opportunities on our Employment page.

DateTuesday, July 14, 2015

    • The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch’s opposition to the appointment of a special prosecutor in death in custody cases.

DateSunday, July 12, 2015

    • PIX 11 News and CBS News radio 880 report the PBA's objections to the use of CCRB complaints and lawsuits against officers as part of an "early warning" system for spotting "problem" officers.

DateSaturday, July 11, 2015

    • The Wall Street Journal reports on the NYPD's plan to gather data from CCRB, lawsuits, sick records and other sources in an effort to develop an "early warning" system for identifying potentially problematic officers.  Pat Lynch slams the idea noting that CCRB complaints and lawsuits are not a measure of an officer's behavior.  Read his entire statement here.

DateFriday, July 10, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President calls "NYPD Early Warning Program" another layer of needless oversight

DateThursday, July 9, 2015

    • PIX 11 News reports the expected signing of an executive order by the Governor appointing a special prosecutor in death in custody cases and reports the PBA’s lengthy objection and concern about it.  The Wall Street Journal, Newsday and Fox 5 News report the actual signing of the order and quote Pat Lynch’s concerns about it.

DateWednesday, July 8, 2015

DateTuesday, July 7, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President says special prosecutor is unnecessary

    • Special discount on NYPD night (Aug. 11) when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees at Brooklyn’s MCU Park on Surf Ave., Coney Island.  PBA members can purchase a fieldbox seat for $10 (usually $17) and get a free hat to boot.  A police officer from each Brooklyn Precinct will be honored as a “Community Champion” prior to the game.  To purchase ticket, click here and use the password PBA. 

    • The Chief Leader reports on the City Council’s “police reform” proposals debated at the recent Public Safety Committee hearing and quotes Pat Lynch saying  “these proposals are neither practical nor workable and simply do not recognize the inherent dangers police officers face,” and “the PBA is calling upon the Council to consider the negative impact of previously-passed law-enforcement legislation on crime-fighting before adopting any new laws.”

DateSaturday, July 4, 2015

    • PBA president Pat Lynch defends an officer using necessary force to effect an arrest of a man with a knife which was videotaped by a bystander. Lynch called it a “textbook” case and commended the officers for a “job well done.” Stories appeared in the NY Post; ABC 7 News and NBC 4 News.

DateFriday, July 3, 2015

    • Press Release: PBA President on a video of a knife-carrying man resisting arrest

DateWednesday, July 1, 2015

    • In a Daily News story about an iPhone case in the shape of a realistic-looking handgun, Pat Lynch says that the makers of the case will be earning "blood money" from those who are "foolish enough" to purchase it. He notes that the ill-considered product will endanger “both the lives of those who carry it and the police officers whose job it is to rid the street of illegal guns.”

DateTuesday, June 30, 2015

    • Pat Lynch’s objections to so-called “police reform” bills debated by the City Council’s Public Safety Committee and opposed by the PC were mentioned in a report in Newsday saying it “….could have a further chilling impact on law enforcement."  A NY Post editorial opposing the bills quoted Lynch saying those who drafted them “have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy.”  Lynch’s comments were also reported on Fox TV, CBS 2 News and on WINS and WOR radio. 

    • The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s reaction to the hiring of 1,300 police officers quoting its president saying it was “…a drop in the bucket, since we have lost nearly 7,000 since 2001.  Understaffing not only empowers criminals, but it leads management to make bad policy decisions like quotas for police activities in an effort to compensate for the shortage. The city should fill the new Police Academy now and keep filling it until we reach Safe Streets, Safe City levels of staffing before crime gets out of control.”

DateMonday, June 29, 2015

    • The Post reports that the PBA is livid over the proposed “reforms” to be debated in the City Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting quoting Pat Lynch saying: “These pieces of legislation have been proposed by individuals who have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy in the dangerous business of fighting crime.”  The Daily News included the PBA’s opposition to the proposals in piece about gay organizations complaining about police searches and they quote Lynch saying [the proposed laws]: “are unnecessary and redundant and could have a further chilling impact on law enforcement that will make our streets more dangerous.”  Read the PBA’s press release here.

DateSunday, June 28, 2015

    • Press release: Additional police legislation is counterproductive

DateFriday, June 26, 2015

    • Press release: Additional police legislation is counterproductive

      Retired Lt. John Pribetich has written a new and compelling novel based upon actual events that occurred during his long career.  It’s called “The Projects” and it’s available at Amazon.com. Click here to see the cover or here to read a synopsis.

    • TADAM: Statement on the end of the state legislative session

DateThursday, June 25, 2015

DateWednesday, June 24, 2015

    • The Daily News and Newsday quote Pat Lynch on the hiring of 1,300 new police officers saying it’s “a drop in the bucket” and “understaffing empowers criminals and leads management to make bad policy decisions.”  In Newsday, Lynch also notes that because NYC police officers are not paid appropriately, that a reduction in overtime means a reduction in pay while the PC said that there was still money allotted for overtime.

DateTuesday, June 23, 2015

DateMonday, June 22, 2015

DateFriday, June 19, 2015

DateTuesday, June 16, 2015

    • Twelfth day of PERB hearings

    • The Legislative Gazette reports on the PBA/UFA rally in Albany and the political skullduggery by City Hall to undermine both unions’ efforts.  Pat Lynch is quoted at the rally saying:  "You'll talk to some downstate that'll say this is about dollars and cents and we know whether the patch says PD or the patch says FD, this is not about dollars and cents, this is about our brothers and sisters, this is about right and wrong.”

DateMonday, June 15, 2015

    • Eleventh day of PERB hearings

    • The latest installment in the PBA's ad campaigns calls attention to the fact that the Citizens Budget Commission, a budget watchdog group, is testifying on behalf of the City in the PBA's PERB arbitration hearings.  The ad notes that the business leaders who serve on the CBC's board have benefited from the public safety turnaround that New York City police officers have made possible.

DateSaturday, June 13, 2015

    • In an article about a recent increase in (justifiable) police-involved shootings, the New York Post quotes Pat Lynch saying, "The solution is to bring the NYPD  back to Safe Streets Safe City program level and for the city to stand behind and support police officers."

DateFriday, June 12, 2015

DateThursday, June 11, 2015

    • Ninth day of PERB testimony

    • In a discussion regarding a city council member’s political future on National Public Radio, the commentator mentions the landslide win by Pat Lynch and notes that it is a clear indication that Lynch’s handling of the Mayor following the assassination of two police officers clearly reflected the voice of his members and that he has been given a “mandate” with his reelection victory.

    • WOR and WCBS radio continue to report Lynch’s call for the hiring of 2,000 officers twice a year in order to cap rising shootings and murders in the city.

    • The Times Ledger reports Lynch’s landslide victory and the Mayor’s reaction to it.

DateWednesday, June 10, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: PBA and UFA rally for equal disability benefits in Albany

    • Eighth day of PERB testimony

    • Speaking to reporters outside yesterday's Medal Day ceremony at 1 Police Plaza, Pat Lynch said that the Summer All Out initiative is a "bandaid approach" and that the only real solution for addressing the recent crime spike is to hire even more police officers than the 1,000 proposed by the City Council.  Reports appeared on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, CBS 880 radio and WOR radio.

DateTuesday, June 9, 2015

DateSaturday, June 6, 2015

DateFriday, June 5, 2015

    • Press release: Pat Lynch wins huge mandate in landslide victory

DateThursday, June 4, 2015

DateWednesday, June 3, 2015

DateTuesday, June 2, 2015

DateMonday, June 1, 2015

    • Pat Lynch appeared on New York 1 News "Inside City Hall" for a lengthy, free wheeling discussion of staffing; contracts, arbitration all in the context of the PBA election. 

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DateSaturday, May 30, 2015

DateFriday, May 29, 2015

    • To All Delegates and Members: Update on Information Breach Investigation

    • The PBA and UFA conducted a news conference today on the steps of City Hall just prior to Pat Lynch and Steve Cassidy giving testimony to the City Council on the urgent need to equalize Tier 3 disability benefits.  Among the several hundred police officers and firefighters who attended a group of Tier 3 police officers who were all injured in the line of duty including: Rosa Rodriguez, James Li and Ken Healey.  The Comptroller and Public Advocate for the City spoke of the absolute need to correct this problem.  City council members and State Assemblyman Peter Abbate, who sponsored special legislation in Albany, all speak strongly in support of the legislation. Click here to see and hear an excerpt of Pat Lynch’s remarks at the conference. The entire 29-minute news conference, including questions and answers from the press in an unedited PBA recorded video,is available here.  See also photographs from the event.

      DNAinfo reports that the State Senate passed a bill to equalize disability pensions across the state which includes NYC police officers and firefighters.  That is the first in a three step process (approval by the Assembly and a sign off by the Governor are still required to make it law) that may result in achieving at the state level what the City Council has prevented us from doing to date.  This is a direct result of the PBA’s multi-pronged approach to achieving disability equality for its members.

    • Offers: Action Park opens June 13

    • 10-13: Bone marrow drive and fundraiser to celebrate Peter Urquiaga

DateThursday, May 28, 2015

DateWednesday, May 27, 2015

DateTuesday, May 26, 2015

DateSunday, May 24, 2015

    • The New York Post, Daily News and CBS radio report the victory in the PBA supported civil lawsuit against the NYPD’s Counseling Services Unit which damaged officer’s careers by basing diagnosis of alcohol abuse upon baseless claims by individuals who had ulterior motives.  PBA president Pat Lynch called the win “an important victory in our long-running campaign against mistreatment of police officers by the Department’s alcohol and substance abuse counseling unit.”  Read the entire press release with Lynch’s remarks here.

DateSaturday, May 23, 2015

    • Press release: Two Police Officers awarded $151,000 for false allegations made against them

DateFriday, May 22, 2015

DateThursday, May 21, 2015

DateWednesday, May 20, 2015

DateTuesday, May 19, 2015

DateMonday, May 18, 2015

    • The latest PBA ad, appearing in papers around the city beginning today, highlights First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris's comment that the "sun is shining" on the City's budget and argues that now is the time to fix the police pay gap.

DateSunday, May 17, 2015

    • Reported in the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch calls a so-called "art project" where the viewer is "shot" after hearing "Police, put your hands up" a "piece of crap" that doesn't qualify as art, noting it is based upon a lie and misrepresents police use of force.

DateSaturday, May 16, 2015

DateFriday, May 15, 2015

    • An Associated Press story reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sides with the police and fire unions in their fight to equalize disability pensions for all of their members.  The story, written by Colleen Long, went national and was reported in AP, Newsday; Capital NY, The Washington Times, Fox TV News; the San Francisco Gate, WCAX TV Vermont, the Daily Journal (upstate NY).  Cuomo’s support for Lynch’s call also aired on CBS 880 News radio; WNYC radio; and on WINS radio

    • In a NY Times story about fewer civilian complaints against NYC police officers but with more MOS caught lying about incidents, Pat Lynch calls for complainants to swear to their complaint under pain of perjury and is quoted saying “It is patently unjust that police officers are the only ones held accountable for the statements they make to C.C.R.B. investigators.” 

    • The New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse will give complimentary tickets to all members of the police force in the Tri-State area for tomorrow's game
      against the Chesapeake Bayhawks to honor Police Appreciation Week and late NYPD Officer Brian Moore. See details.

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DateThursday, May 14, 2015

    • Associated Press reporter Colleen Long reports Governor Cuomo's absolute support for the equalization of disabilities for police officers and firefighters.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch and UFA president Steve Cassidy are quoted in the NY Post; Newsday and in Capital NY on Mayor de Blasio’s alternative to full Tier 2 disability benefits for police and firefighters hired after 2009 saying: “The plan is unacceptable” because it “leaves in place a two tiered disability structure with some police officers and firefighters having adequate disability protections and others with inferior benefits.” Read the entire joint Lynch/Cassidy release here.

DateWednesday, May 13, 2015

DateMonday, May 11, 2015

    • Charity softball game at Yankee Stadium to benefit families of Officers Liu, Ramos and Moore. See details and buy tickets.

DateSaturday, May 9, 2015

    • The Daily News, Times, Post, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, NY1 News, WPIX News and WCBS Radio report on the massive turnout for PO Moore’s funeral.  The Daily News editorializes saying “Brian Moore’s Life mattered.”   The Post writes about the return of some officers from Louisiana who also attended Officers Liu and Ramos’ funerals. 

    • The Daily News and Fox News report Pat Lynch’s comments about the “dire” need for more police officers.

    • The New York Times published a pre-election “profile” of Pat Lynch noting that he was elected to clean up a corrupt and ineffective union and reporting Lynch’s belief that his role is not to make himself popular with the public but to speak the minds and concerns of the members who elected him.

DateFriday, May 8, 2015

    • Second day's hearing at PERB

    • The NY Times quotes Pat Lynch saying of a budget without increased numbers of police: “A safe city thrives while a dangerous one dies”  while Fox 5 News quotes Lynch citing the "dire need" for more police to curb neighborhood shootings. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateThursday, May 7, 2015

    • Letter from the Moore family

    • New York 1 News and the NY Daily News report on the appearance of an improved relationship between the PBA and City Hall.

    • While reporting the tragic death of PO Moore, CNN News makes note of Lynch’s moving tribute that after NYC police officers honor their fallen brother, they will return to the job “with sadness in their eyes but bravery in their hearts.”

DateTuesday, May 5, 2015

DateMonday, May 4, 2015

    • Pat Lynch speaks at the hospital following the announcement of the passing of hero Police Officer Brian Moore.  Reports aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; National Public Radio; ABC 770 Radio’s Mike Gallagher show; ABC 770 news.

    • Press Release: PBA President on the passing of Police Officer Brian Moore

    •  Following the horrendous shooting of Police Officer Brian Moore, Pat Lynch notes in the Daily News that “It’s getting too dangerous on the streets when everything turns into a confrontation…” and states in another Daily News article that NYC police officers will rise to the occasion and do their job, even with the pain of a brother officer’s serious injury.  Newsday and New York 1 News reports Lynch’s request that the public pray for police officer Moore and his family following a sobering visit to the hospital.   The NY Times reports Lynch’s lament that today, a call of “Police, don’t move” results in a fight or, as in this tragic case, gun fire.  The Wall Street Journal reports Mayor de Blasio’s praise for the leadership of the PBA despite previous confrontations.  Fox News; Fox’s Good Day NY; PIX 11 News; CBS News Radio 880; WINS Radio; ABC News RadioWOR radio news reports on the shooter’s arraignment and Lynch’s comments outside the Queen’s Courthouse.

    • Rally and march for May 6 CANCELLED. See flyer for more information.

DateSunday, May 3, 2015

DateWednesday, April 29, 2015

    • The Staten Island Advance, Capital NY and WINS radio report on the PBA & UFA's announcement of a joint march up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall on May 6 to demand equal disability pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.  Pat Lynch said the that the unions are calling on city leaders to honor their "moral obligation to protect police officer and firefighters who are injured in its service."  Police officers and firefighters participating in the march will gather at Battery Park's northeast corner at 10am on May 6.  For more details, see the full announcement.

DateTuesday, April 28, 2015

    • Press Release: PBA and UFA announce a "March for Equality" on May 6 to demand equal disability pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.

      The Chief reports Pat Lynch's criticism of the Inspector General's suggestion that lawsuit data be used to evaluate police officers' performance. Lynch said that the proposal makes no sense because so many suits against police officers are "baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck."

DateFriday, April 24, 2015

DateThursday, April 23, 2015

    • In the Post, Pat Lynch blasts a jury's failure to convict a "wannabe cop-killer" on the top charge of attempted murder for stabbing Police Officer Eder Loor in the head in 2012.  Lynch said it is "impossible to conceive of a reason why this jury got this verdict so wrong" and called on the judge to impose the maximum sentence allowed for the lesser conviction of assault.

DateWednesday, April 22, 2015

    • NBA PLAYOFFS. The Nets are pleased to extend you an offer to purchase Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks Playoffs tickets for game four on Mon., Apr. 27.   (Prices ranging from $40.00 to $50.00 and tickets are limited.)   Click here to purchase tickets

    • Pat Lynch argues that the IG’s report suggesting the use of lawsuit data to evaluate police officers’ performance makes no sense because most lawsuits are baseless and are filed to make a quick buck.  Lynch is quoted saying: “Given that many, if not most, of the lawsuits filed against New York City police officers are baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck, we don’t see where there is any validity to using them in evaluating the actions of individual officers."  Reports appeared in the Daily News, Post and in Capital NY as well as WCBS radio and WINS radio. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

    • The Wall Street Journal and WOR radio report that the NYPD is eliminating the “Quest for Excellence” productivity report that Pat Lynch called an attempt to legitimize quotas. In the story, Lynch said: “The Quest for Excellence is a “veiled attempt at legitimizing illegal enforcement quotas that this union has opposed since its introduction. Its elimination is long overdue and we applaud the change.  Time will tell if this is the first step toward the elimination of enforcement quotas.”

    • The latest PBA newspaper ad, appearing in papers around the city beginning today, highlights the City’s positive budget picture and argues that now is the time for the City to end decades of labor discord by paying police officers a competitive wage.

DateTuesday, April 21, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President reacts to the IG's suggestion to use lawsuit data to evaluate police performance.

    • The Chief Leader reports on Lynch’s call to require CCRB complainants to swear to their complaint under penalty of perjury.  Lynch said the PBA “has long advocated for such a change in the CCRB’s procedures....and we believe the time has come to effect its implementation.”  He continued that such a policy “falls short of rectifying the injustice and imbalance that currently exists.” He said the CCRB should go further, requiring that complainants and witnesses swear to the truth of their allegations before a complaint is accepted for filing.”

DateMonday, April 20, 2015

DateWednesday, April 15, 2015

DateTuesday, April 14, 2015

    • The Post reports on Pat Lynch's letter to CCRB Chairman Richard Emery criticizing the board for backing away from a proposal to require complainants to swear to their statements under penalty of perjury.  Lynch noted that it is "patently unjust" that only police officers are held accountable for their statements to CCRB investigators, and that their careers are derailed by the mere filing of false, malicious complaints.  He called on the board to move forward with the proposed rule change and strengthen it by requiring complaints to be sworn at the time of filing. Read Lynch's letter and full statement.

    • The Chief reports on the PBA's efforts to seize the funds in cop-killer Herman Bell's prison account on behalf of the families of the two police officers that he and others ambushed and murdered.

DateMonday, April 13, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President criticizes CCRB for its reluctance to require the swearing of complaints against Police Officers.

DateFriday, April 10, 2015

DateThursday, April 9, 2015

    • Discount for MOS on NYS Safe Boating Class by US Coast Guard Auxiliary at Fort Totten on May 3, June 27 and July 25. Click for details

    • NYC PBA WATCHES- NEW “Police Officer” watch featured in the latest PBA Magazine has a new 46mm case and Swiss made chronograph movement.  It is important to pre-register to order now as watches will be produced according to demand.  Members save 43% off the retail value and each watch is custom made for PBA members with mini shield logos on the dial, case back and buckle.  If you need assistance call Melisa or Michael at 212-452-1544.  NYC PBA limited edition watches make great gifts for friends, family, retirement and fellow officers. See the new Police Officer watch (model NYPBA007) at:  http://www.americasfinestpolice.com/pba-policeofficer-nypba007watch-registration-letter.aspx

DateWednesday, April 8, 2015

    • Cop-killer Herman Bell’s lawyer claims in a Daily News story that Bell has paid his debt to society and that the effort to seize his client’s inmate fund of over $10,000 is vengeance by the PBA.  Pat Lynch responded by saying: “Herman Bell can never repay the pain and suffering that he has inflicted on the families of two brave police officers and the city that they served.  He has denied two families the priceless warmth and love of a husband and father.  Absent a viable death penalty, justice will be served by Herman Bell remaining in prison for the rest of his life.”

DateMonday, April 6, 2015

    • The Post and Daily News report on the PBA’s lawsuit to seize cop-killer Herman Bell’s inmate account for the families of the two police officers that he and others killed in cold blood in 1971.  PBA president Pat Lynch said: “We believe that we have a solemn obligation to the families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty to do all that we can to help them physically, morally and financially.  The loss of these brave police officers continues to cause pain and difficulties for those left behind that never diminishes, even with the long passage of time.” 

    • In a separate Post story reporting Commissioner Bratton’s call to hire more police officers, PBA president Pat Lynch ups the ante by calling for the hiring of 6,000 more officers due to the increased demand for police services.

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    • 10-13: P.O. Robert O'Donnell needs our help

DateFriday, April 3, 2015

    • 10-13: Fundraiser at the Looney Bin Comedy Club

DateThursday, April 2, 2015

DateWednesday, April 1, 2015

    • Offers: Titleland — discounted package for title insurance needs

    • Doo  Wop show: MOS buy one get one free with ID

    • Blue Knights Annual Suicide Run, Aug. 7–9 , 2015

    • Newsday reports on the PBA's ad campaign pressing city and state lawmakers to pass legislation equalizing disability benefits for New York City police officers.

    • The latest PBA advertisement asks whether recently hired police officers deserve less disability protection than their more senior colleagues.  All New Yorkers are encouraged to use the PBA's email tool to demand that the City Council take action. For detailed information about the Tier 3 issue and the legislative proposals to address it, click here.

DateTuesday, March 31, 2015

    • The Daily News’s gossip column called “Confidential” reports that some night club owners are reluctant to “get too close” to actor Lillo Brancato because of the PBA’s call to avoid supporting his acting career for his role in the death of police officer Daniel Enchautegui.

    • The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s call to avoid the movie which features actor/junkie/felon Lillo Brancato and reports on the annual charity show staged by the Inner Circle, a group of reporters who cover City Hall.  The satirical show is a send-up of the City’s most prominent people in the news and included several parody songs about the PBA and its president, Pat Lynch.

DateThursday, March 26, 2015

    • The Daily News reports a dramatic change in disciplinary policy that shifts minor infractions to local Commanders while only major violations will be investigated and processed by IAB.  See Pat Lynch’s entire statement to the Daily News. 

    • CBS 2 TV news and Staten Island Advance report the PBA’s reaction to thug Lillo Brancato’s return to acting, noting Pat Lynch’s request for people to avoid seeing the movie.

DateWednesday, March 25, 2015

DateTuesday, March 24, 2015

DateFriday, March 20, 2015

    • The Post, Daily News, Newsday, Courthouse News and WNYC news radio report on the Federal Court’s ruling that police unions should have input on changes to policy or procedures to be implemented by the federal monitor, noting PBA president Pat Lynch’s praise for the decision and pledge to protect the rights of the PBA’s  members.

DateThursday, March 19, 2015

DateWednesday, March 18, 2015

    • PBA president says Brian Fusco participated in the committee interview and “was energetically supportive of Thompson’s endorsement,” and “…seems to have forgotten the record of the previous Brooklyn DA, who never hesitated to indict a police officer,” in a Post story that reports the lies being spread by the insurgent candidate for PBA office regarding the race for Brooklyn DA.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateTuesday, March 17, 2015

    • Press release: Fully aware that the story that they were peddling to the news media was an outright lie, insurgent candidate for the office, Brian Fusco, claims the decision to endorse Ken Thompson for Brooklyn DA was the sole decision of Pat Lynch even though Fusco was a participant in the committee that interviewed and he actively supported Thompson’s endorsement by the PBA.

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    • Pat Lynch told the media that the court decision forcing the NYPD to change how to patrol public housing and apartment buildings  “…is protecting the rights of criminals while blatantly violating the rights of residents to have a home free of threats and criminality.”  Stories ran in the Post and the Daily News.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.   

    • The Daily News also reported the UFA’s rally to equalize disability benefits and quotes Pat Lynch calling it the city’s “moral obligation.”

DateMonday, March 16, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President: Counrts are protecting criminals while denying others the right to safety.

    • Upcoming dates for Tier 2 and Tier 3 pension seminars.

DateSunday, March 15, 2015

    • The Daily News and WCBS radio report PBA president Pat Lynch’s criticism of the idea of “customer satisfaction surveys” suggested by the Police Commissioner saying New Yorkers are not shy about voicing their opinion and any future investment in the NYPD should be to hire more officers.  See Lynch’s entire quote.

DateSaturday, March 14, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President says cop-killer Herman Bell should never be paroled

    • Press release: Lynch says hire more cops before spending on customer satisfaction surveys

DateFriday, March 13, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: PBA board members join the Lower Manhattan History organization as Pat Lynch raises the flag of Ireland at Bowling Green Park from which the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1762.
    • The NY Post reports on proposed changes to CCRB policy that include important recommendations by the PBA.  Lynch says: “We will watch with great interest the reaction to these proposals and the end result will show us if they intend to be serious about civilian complaints in the future or if they will continue down the same, inept cop-bashing road.”  See Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateThursday, March 12, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President on CCRB proposed changes: Good they've heard us, we'll see what they do

    • WOR radio picked up a story reported in the Post regarding the impact of lessened marijuana enforcement and quotes Pat Lynch as saying reduced enforcement encourages more sales and violence between drug dealers making the streets less safe for everyone.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateWednesday, March 11, 2015

    • DNAInfo’s Murray Weiss reports on the upcoming PBA election in his column “On the Inside” where he quotes Pat Lynch saying: “One thing that I brought into this organization is being an outspoken leader, that we will defend you and represent you, even in controversies. We pride ourselves on being out there all the time, fighting the fight every day, whether it is City Hall or not. I brought that into the organization.”

DateTuesday, March 10, 2015

    • The New York Post reports an apparent conflict between the Mayor and PC regarding the impact of lessened enforcement of marijuana laws which includes a quote from Pat Lynch that says more drug dealing makes the streets more dangerous which requires more police to keep citizens safe.  Read Lynch’s entire statement.

    • This week’s Chief Leader reports Pat Lynch’s observation that the court required new SQF policy will make “…a difficult job more difficult and dangerous for our members.”  The Chief also editorializes on the issue noting: “Mr. Lynch, who to his credit complained about the illegal quotas at the time rather than hunkering down with the Mayor, last week lamented that the department, under pressure from the Federal court system, was making his members bear ‘responsibility for the problem that [the old regime] created.’” 

    • The Chief also reported on arbitration dates being set and changes to some patrol duties.

    • The latest installment of the PBA ad campaign focuses on the need for more well-paid, well-equipped police officers to protect New York City's future.

DateMonday, March 9, 2015

    • Latest edition of the PBA Magazine

    • Renowned veteran police reporter, Murray Weiss, writes in DNA Info “On the Inside” column that PBA president Pat Lynch has “no regrets” about his feud with the Mayor and believes that the pressure from the PBA and the general public was a “game changer” in the Mayor’s decision to show real support for NYC police officers. 

    • The NY Post reports the brutal beating of two officers in the Housing Bureau where Lynch calls for maximum punishment for the four arrested attackers.  See Lynch’s entire statement.

    • Press release: Halfway enforcement of anti-drug laws make street more dangerous

DateSunday, March 8, 2015

    • Press release: Following brutal attack on two housing officers, PBA President calls for maximum charges and increased staffing

DateFriday, March 6, 2015

    • PIX 11 News and 1010 WINS radio report PBA president Pat Lynch’s objection to new, more complex stop, question and frisk regulations.  Read Lynch’s entire reaction to the changes here.

DateThursday, March 5, 2015

    • From Pat Lynch: Update on PERB arbitration hearing schedule

    • Press release: PBA honors Police Officer Richard Rainey shot 34 years ago

    • PBA president Pat Lynch speaks with CBS @ news’s Tony Aiello about the recently changed provision for stop, question and frisk.

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DateWednesday, March 4, 2015

    • Funeral information for retired Police Officer Richard Rainey.
      (Lest we forget, PO Rainey was shot 14 times during an ambush in which his partner, PO John Scarangella, was killed in 1981.)

      WAKE:
      Friday, Mar. 6; 1400 to 1600 hours and 1900 to 2100
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      FUNERAL:
      Saturday, Mar. 7 at 0945 hours
      Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 35th Avenue and 202nd Street, Bayside, NY

    • The Post, Newsday and Daily News report on new stop, question and frisk procedures  which PBA president Pat Lynch said will make “…a difficult job more difficult and dangerous for members.”  He also noted that it is unfairly placing the burden for a bad management policy on the shoulders of police officers.  See Lynch entire statement here. 

    • On a different topic, Capital NY’s Sally Goldenberg looks into the history of PBA contracts, past arbitration results and the challenge presented in the next arbitration case.

DateTuesday, March 3, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President says new S/Q/F regs are too complex and make the job more dangerous

    • Reports from this week’s Chief Leader:  PBA president Lynch slams quotas while he stands up for police officer’s rights saying; “New York City police officers have the same right and obligation to speak out against unjust or unfair policies as any other citizen.  This decision comes at an important time because despite management’s claim that they want quality not quantity, illegal quotas for police activities are, unfortunately, alive and well in the NYPD.”. 

    • In a story about political opponents proposing an “opt in” to Tier 6 pension for police officers that would double pension contributions from officers and only protect some, Lynch said:  “No political campaign should ever seek to undermine our efforts on behalf of our members, or to advance their own interests to the detriment of police officers and that’s what they are doing.” 

    • In a piece about the Governor’s plan to create an overseer for police related death grand juries, Lynch warned against structuring a system that would be more punitive toward police officers than to members of the public.

DateFriday, February 27, 2015

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    • Pat Lynch tells the media that the PBA has been warning about the dangers of quotas for over a decade and that police officers have the same right to speak out about unfair or unjust work practices as anyone else after the Appellate Court rules that a NYCLU/PBA suit on behalf of PO Craig Matthews can proceed.  Reports appear in the NY Times, BuzzFeed, Daily News and the NY Post.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateThursday, February 26, 2015

    • The story about little Savannah Solis being honored by the NYPD aired on dozens of TV stations across the country on local affiliates of two main networks: CBS and ABC.   Representing all of the members of the NYC PBA, Pat Lynch expresses our appreciation for young Savannah’s support and kindness.

    • Capital NY reports Pat Lynch’s scolding his political opponents for putting their agenda ahead of the welfare of PBA members.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateWednesday, February 25, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: Members of the 103rd Precinct and PBA board members remember the assassination of PO Edward Byrne.  His brother, Matthew Byrne, who has attended many of these ceremonies over the years, now serves as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Legal Services.

    • The Wall Street Journal reports; “Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, “unquestionably” believes the comptroller’s analysis shows the city has the money to give officers the raises they are seeking…”  See Lynch’s full remarks calling for more, competitively paid professional police officers.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch and board members represent all PBA members at a tribute to 4th grader Savannah Solis who sent cards in support of the NYPD following the murder of POs Liu and Ramos.  CBS news reports: PBA President Pat Lynch said it’s people like Savannah who inspire New York City cops to keep going.“I’m here on behalf of every New York City police officer to say ‘thank you.’ Thank you for reminding us that across this country people like you appreciate folks like us.”  Lynch and PBA board members are also seen at the event in a report aired on PIX 11 News.

DateTuesday, February 24, 2015

DateFriday, February 20, 2015

    • Proof that the department still seeks "numbers" of summonses in the form of an illegal quota is reported in the NY Post.  Pat Lynch indicates that the department's call for "quality not quantity" is bunk and calls for a stop to quotas, citing the damage they have caused in police/community relations over the years.

DateWednesday, February 18, 2015

    • CBS News radio 880 reports Pat Lynch's objection to a "separate system of justice" for police officers following the NYS Chief Judge's suggestion that grand juries considering deaths or injuries in police cases should be overseen by a judge.

    • The NY Times quotes Pat Lynch’s objection to proposed changes in the Grand Jury system saying, in part, “The rule of law should apply evenly and fairly to all without exception. There should not be a separate system of justice for police officers.”  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateTuesday, February 17, 2015

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    • In an ad in the upcoming issue of American Police Beat, the PBA thanks the tens of thousands of police officers and law enforcement professionals from around the country who filled the streets of Brooklyn and Queens for the funerals of hero Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian  Liu.

    • The Post reports that Harvard Law School has cancelled its plans to honor Robin Steinberg who has been suspended for 60 day as director of the Bronx Defenders for participating in a cop-killer video.  Pat Lynch objected to her being honored in an earlier Post story and praises the decision to withdraw her as an honoree stating “…that they recognize the need to support police officers and, even more importantly, the need to denounce violence against police officers.”

    • The Daily News reports that cop-killer Bruce Lorick who murdered PO Joe Keegan in 1980 over the price of a subway ride, is so confident that he will be paroled, that he is lining up dates on a “meet an inmate” website.  Pat Lynch joins family members of the deceased officer in opposing the parole and is quoted saying in part: “Like all of the other cold-blooded cop-killers, Bruce Lorick should not be granted parole now or ever.” 

    • The Chief Leader reports on the surrender of PO Liang in the accidental shooting death in the Pink Houses and quotes Lynch’s call for due process for the officer.  An opinion piece on the same topic in the Chief discusses Lynch’s call to remember that the officer was patrolling one of the most dangerous housing projects in the city.

    • In a separate story in the Chief about the relationship between the police unions and the Mayor focusing on the need for more officers, Pat Lynch said  “It is an issue that impacts public safety as well as the safety and quality of life of our officers, who are being denied the time off they need to recharge and de-stress themselves from a high-pressure, high-risk job. If we are to keep the city safe from traditional crime and terrorism, then we must begin staffing up now because it is a slow process to recruit, hire and train police officers.”

DateMonday, February 16, 2015

    • As reported by the New York Post, PBA president Pat Lynch questions an award being presented to the suspended head of the Bronx Defenders by Harvard noting that the university should be embarrassed by the selection lacking integrity and judgment. 

DateFriday, February 13, 2015

DateThursday, February 12, 2015

DateWednesday, February 11, 2015

DateTuesday, February 10, 2015

    • Press release: PBA president calls for due process for officer indicted in an accidental death

DateMonday, February 9, 2015

    • Following an appearance in Bronx Criminal Court where dates were being set for the trial of six MOS in the ticket fixing case, Pat Lynch explains to several reporters that the officers should never have been charged with a crime and that the PBA has supported them and will continue to support them with the best attorneys and by appearing at virtually every court date in support of these wrongfully accused officers.  See a brief PBA recorded video here.

DateSaturday, February 7, 2015

    • Nine days after PBA president Pat Lynch called for the immediate purchase of new vests and the establishment of a replacement program for vests that have passed their warranty date, Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Viverito and Commissioner Bratton agreed to purchase the best available vests and replace old ones at a news conference held at the 34 Pct. Stories were published in the Daily News; Post; Wall Street Journal and Newsday and were aired on NY 1 News; NBC 4 News; CBS 2 News; News radio 880 AM; 1010 WINS radio; The Call on NY 1; The Ride Home with Rita Cosby on ABC radio 770.  Pat Lynch said the PBA has long been fighting for these programs and that it represents “true support” for NYC police officers. Read Lynch’s full statement on this issue.

DateFriday, February 6, 2015

    • IMPORTANT: Important information for PBA Members regarding the cyber attack on Anthem, Inc.

    • Press release: PBA President on purchase of new vests and replacement of old out-of-date vests. (See also previous press release of Jan. 27: PBA President calls on Mayor and Speaker to buy new bullet-resistant vests now, establish funding for replacements and opens door for discussion on the issue.)

DateThursday, February 5, 2015

    • As reported in the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch expresses the gratitude of all PBA members to the Detroit Police Department for their investigation and arrest of a deranged man threatening to behead a NYC  police officer.

    • Pat Lynch discusses a wide range of topics with radio host John Gambling on AM 970 The Answer including excessive oversight of police, anti-police climate, relationship with the Mayor and PC, morale, the need for vests and more.

    • Following Commissioner Bratton’s and PBA president Pat Lynch’s testimony before the NYS Senate panel on police safety and public protection, Newsday reports Lynch’s call to add 7,000 officers to return to 1999 level staffing saying "If staffing is not increased, some of the public's calls for help will go unanswered.”  JP Updates reports Lynch’s seven-point plan to improve police and public safety which includes a moratorium on local police related law; hiring more officers; upgrading and replacing expired vests; equalizing pension disability benefits for Tier 3 officers; ensuring due process for police officers; providing anti-terrorism kits to every MOS and increasing penalties for assaulting police officers.   The Daily News reports the Commissioner and Lynch’s objections to a grand jury monitor in police related deaths with Lynch noting it “would effectively place police officers in a separate justice system. ...This is a blatantly unjust and inequitable concept.”   The NY Observer focused on the need to keep criminal procedure laws managed at the state level with Lynch saying ““Important issues of criminal justice deserve more careful, deliberate and reasoned consideration, and we believe that the legislature’s statewide purview leaves it better equipped to play that role.”  Capital NY reports Lynch’s call for a moratorium of local police related legislation, a vest upgrade and replacement program and the need for anti-terror weaponry and protection for patrol officers. CBS 2 News and WLNY news reported on the need to equip patrol officers with a terror kit and NBC 4 News reported on the senate hearing.

    • CBS Radio 880 reports on the PBA’s call to close the Bronx Defenders office for their role in a cop killer video.

DateWednesday, February 4, 2015

    • Watch the PBA-recorded video of Pat Lynch's testimony and excerpts from the following Q and A session before a Joint New York State Senate Committee, in which he outlines the PBA's proposals to increase protection for police officers and the public.

    • Press release: PBA President offers seven proposals to increase protection for police and the public

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DateTuesday, February 3, 2015

DateMonday, February 2, 2015

DateFriday, January 30, 2015

    • A Department of Investigation probe that was initiated at the demands of the PBA determined that the Bronx Defenders knowingly participated in a video promoting the killing of police officers.  Upon the release of the DOI’s findings, Pat Lynch called for the shutting down of the organization and the disbarment of the lawyers (see press release) who participated in the “despicable video.”  The story went national and was covered in: Los Angeles Times; NY Post; Wall Street Journal; The Gothamist; NY Times; Daily News; and Time magazine. Videos appeared on Fox 5 News; CBS 2 News at 5 PM: ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; WLNY 1055 News; WOR radio news; WNYC radio news; CBS 2 News at 6 PM. See the entire, unedited PBA recorded interview with CBS 2 News’s Tony Aiello and Fox News’s Lisa Evers.

    • In a separate story, the PBA’s call to end the settlement of frivolous lawsuits against police officers has finally been heard by the Police Commissioner and Mayor.  The PBA called upon Mayor de Blasio and the Corporation Counsel to end the practice back in August 2014 (see press release and letter) and the point was driven home by a recent story about a man who attacked an officer with a machete being awarded a $5,000 settlement.  The city believes it cheaper to settle than fight the case in court. In a Post and Newsday story and on CBS 2 News, the PC and Mayor support the PBA’s call to fight these suits. 

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DateThursday, January 29, 2015

    • Press release: Following release of DOI report PBA president says close Bronx Defenders and disbar attorneys who participated in cop killer video

DateWednesday, January 28, 2015

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    • According to Capital NY, Pat Lynch’s call to purchase vests and establish a replacement program has been heard by the de Blasio administration whose spokesperson said purchases can begin now and a funding for a replacement program has been allotted.  The Daily News, Post and New York 1 also report on the story.

DateTuesday, January 27, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President calls on Mayor and Speaker to buy new bullet-resistant vests now, establish funding for replacements and opens door for discussion on the issue

DateMonday, January 26, 2015

    • Due to weather conditions, the pension seminar has been rescheduled from Wed, Jan 28 at 6:00 p.m. to Thu, Feb 19 at 6:00 p.m. Same location: Antun's, 96-43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, NY 11429. Members originally registered for Wednesday's seminar do not need to re-register. For more information or to cancel your registration, please call or email the PBA Office at:
              212-298-9141 Mgrant@nycpba.org
              212-298-9247 Ebaez@nycpba.org
              212-298-9216 Spersad@nycpba.org

    • In the New York Post, AM NY, the Daily News and on KTSA radio, PBA president Pat Lynch calls for a halt to city and federal funding to the Bronx Defenders while calling for a thorough investigation of their participation in a rap video calling for the murder of police officers.  The PBA also institutes its own investigation of the issue, hiring an attorney who is the son of an officer killed in the line of duty to spearhead it.

DateSunday, January 25, 2015

    • Press release: PBA says halt funding to Bronx Defenders during investigation of participation in cop-killer video

DateSunday, January 25, 2015

    • Press release: PBA says halt funding to Bronx Defenders during investigation of participation in cop-killer video

DateFriday, January 23, 2015

    • The families of Police Officers Liu and Ramos joined Pat Lynch at the City Council’s vote to rename two streets in their honor.  The story was published in the Daily News; Capital NY and AM NY/Newsday and shown on ABC 7 News.

DateThursday, January 22, 2015

DateMonday, January 19, 2015

    • New York 1 News and WINS radio report that Pat Lynch pressure put on City Hall was about getting real support for police officers not an apology from the mayor.

    • In a letter to the editor of Crain's New York Business, Pat Lynch challenges the magazine's description of the legislation to improve Tier 3 accident disability benefits as a "pension sweetener."

DateSaturday, January 17, 2015

    • The Daily News, Post and Newsday and NY 1 News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, 1010 WINS, and CBS 880 News radio report that Lynch is not concerned with polls of civilians saying “I fight for and speak for police officers of the City of New York and they are the only ones whose opinions I care about.”

    • NY 1 News reports the union's reaction to the purchase of new vests by the City Council where Pat Lynch praise the move but calls for a steady funding stream for regular replacement.

    • The Post, Daily News, Newsday and Wall Street Journal report on the release of police officer Dossi in which Pat Lynch thanks the hospitals staff for their fine work.

DateFriday, January 16, 2015

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    • In a Wall Street Journal story about more proposed anti-cop legislation that is before the City Council, Pat Lynch called it an example of the council meddling in NYPD affairs.  In a Daily News follow up story to the manufactured turmoil at the delegate’s meeting Lynch is quoted saying that the Mayor is the roadblock to many improvements for officers because “..he doesn’t care” and noted that it was de Blasio who was stirring it up.

    • Press release: PBA President speaks to low poll numbers among non-police officers

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DateThursday, January 15, 2015

    • The NY Post ran a letter to the editor from Pat Lynch objecting to their Tier 3 editorial called “Paying Off Police” and calling for the equalization of benefits for all police officers.

    • In a separate story in the Post about de Blasio’s delight in PBA discord, Lynch said the agitators are “…doing the Mayor’s bidding” while saying in a different Post story about the ticket fixing trial that PBA has “been very vocal” about the unfairness of the indictment and has hired “the best counsel for each of the wrongfully accused police officers.”    In a New York Times story about the recent delegate’s meeting Lynch is quoted as saying that the agitators were “…using legitimate complaints about City Hall to repair their own weakened and damaged credibility.”   Dave Evans of ABC 7 News speaks with Pat Lynch regarding an opposition candidate in an upcoming election. 

    • Newsday, Capital NY all report on the Mayor’s comment that he could not apologize for his core beliefs while the Daily News reports on Lynch’s and Palladino’s meeting with Governor Cuomo.  A Daily News editorial makes the case that the Mayor has inflamed the bad relationship with his attitude by mistaking stubbornness for strength.

    • Press release: PBA President on the City Council’s funding proposal for new bullet resistant vests

DateWednesday, January 14, 2015

    • The Observer and Politicker.com published a profile of PBA president Pat Lynch noting that he was famous, or infamous, depending on your perspective, and outlining his family’s union roots, his joining the force and ultimately his role as a “pugnacious union leader” who unapologetically and vehemently fights for his members.

    • For the second time in five weeks, agitators have put their personal political interest above the interest of the membership by violating the all important privacy of our delegate’s meetings. First, by making an audio recording of the meeting last month and sending it to reporters and then at the January meeting staging a loud confrontation for a reporter’s benefit.  In doing so, these traitors to the union effectively played right into the hands of our liberal, cop-hating Mayor by giving the false impression that the PBA was divided.  The 400 delegates who attended saw the truth that it was a handful of wannabes orchestrating it for reporters and who then phoned in false accounts to the media.  Here are the stories that these traitors generated that gives the false appearance of a union divided:  The Daily News; The Post: Newsday mentions it in a story about chokehold legislation.

DateTuesday, January 13, 2015

    • In reports in the Daily News, AM New York, Staten Island Advance and Metro newspapers and on NBC 4 News and CBS radio, Lynch states that  the Inspector General’s chokehold report shows, among other things, an anti-police bias.  The Times's chokehold story mentions Lynch’s steadfast position that the officer in the Garner case did not use a chokehold.

    • The Post reports that, following Pat Lynch’s remarks on NPR radio, former PC Ray Kelly noted that the Mayor should apologize for creating a negative atmosphere between police and City Hall.  

    • In a Wall Street Journal report about Gov. Cuomo stepping in to mediate differences between police and the Mayor, a mayoral aide is reported to have said the anger is contract related which PBA president Lynch denies.

    • In a NY 1 News report Pat Lynch says that the PBA will be closely monitoring NYPD management for violations of contract and law regarding actions against officers alleged to lack productivity.

    •  Pat Lynch tells Fox 5 News in a story on terror prep that the PBA supports the department’s tactical memo to be alert and safe.

    • New York 1 News reports on the “Run for the Blue” car show where Pat Lynch notes the tremendous amount of support for NYC police officers from within and outside of NYC.

DateMonday, January 12, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President on IG's chokehold report

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    • A front page NY Times analysis of problems between the police and the Mayor takes an in depth look missteps by the mayor’s office.  The Post notes in an editorial that Pat Lynch should move over as the biggest thorn in the Mayor’s side to make room for Gov. Andrew Cuomo who may be ready to step into the mayor/police relationship issue.  Pat Lynch appears on Fox News 5 to support the tactical memo issued to warn MOS how to prevent attacks against police.

DateSunday, January 11, 2015

    • Press release: Pat Lynch responds to the Post and New York 1 News about pressure on officers to write summonses

DateSaturday, January 10, 2015

    • A Daily News story reports Commissioner Bratton's statement that police activity is on the rise.  The Commissioner said he didn't know the specific cause of the reduced numbers and that he is more concerned about the future than the past.  The same article blames PBA president Lynch for a "slowdown" and goes a step farther by including an editorial called "Pat Lynch: Lawbreaker."  The Daily News also ran a column by a New Yorker citing the heroic work of a lone police officer some 30 years ago.  Newsday also reports on reduced summons issuance and quotes Pat Lynch as saying "our members are doing their jobs." CBS 880 radio news, 1010 WINS radio news and News 12 Long Island TV News all report that the police productivity slowdown was not a "union" slowdown and is costing the city millions in revenue.

DateFriday, January 9, 2015

    • Newsday reports police unions suggestion for a mediator to step into the fray to resolve issues between the Mayor and Police.  Pat Lynch is quoted from his reaction to Gov. Cuomo’s 2nd inaugural speech as the voice of reason.  In a Newsday opinion piece Dan Janison reports the Mayor and Commissioner are caught between the cops and a hard place.  Columnist Jim Dwyer offers his observations in the Times about a drop in activity and the lack of a contract  while both NewsMax and the Lake Placid News report Lynch’s comments that City Hall is unwilling to resolve problems with police.

    • NY 1 News, CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News report on the PBA’s ad pushing back on allegations that police/mayoral problems are contract related.  News 12 Long Island follows up on the meeting between the five police unions and the police commissioner while PIX 11 News looks at the impact of less quality of life enforcement in a housing project.

DateThursday, January 8, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: The PBA sponsors the 30 Anniversary of the opening of the 49th Precinct with the house’s first CO and present CO.  The “gold” shovel used to break ground by the first CO was permanently installed in the precinct as a memento of the celebration.

    • Speaking outside 1 Police Plaza following a meeting between the five police unions and Police Commissioner Bratton, Pat Lynch said that the unions' concerns about the safety of police officers and the public were discussed, but there is still no willingness on the part of City Hall to solve these problem.  Lynch's remarks were aired on ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, NPR and WINS radio. New York 1 also referenced the PBA's newspaper ads thanking New Yorkers for their support.  Print stories appeared in the Daily News, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, Metro, Reuters, DNAinfo and Capital New York.

    • The Daily News, AM New York and the Post reported on the hospital walkout of P.O. Aliro Pellerano, who was wounded Monday while responding to a robbery in the Bronx. Speaking at the hospital, Pat Lynch praised the bravery and dedication that Pellerano and his colleagues displayed in responding to the call even though they were about to go off duty.  He noted that any other New York City police officer would have done the same.  TV reports on Pellerano's release appeared on Fox 5 News, New York 1, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

    • Capital NY reports that the PBA's campaign to improve accident disability benefits for pension Tier 3 members is gaining ground in the City Council, with more than half of Council Member signing onto a resolution in support of the change.

    • In ads appearing in papers around the city this week, the PBA thanks the real New Yorkers who have stood with police officers as we mourn our fallen brothers.

DateWednesday, January 7, 2015

    • Press release: Statement of the five Police Unions following a meeting with the Police Commissioner.

    • WCBS 880 Radio reported Pat Lynch's praise for the swift apprehension of the suspects who wounded two police officers in the Bronx. Lynch said that cowardly thugs must know that "when you attack one of us, you attack all of us and that the NYPD will do all in its power to bring you to justice and to hold you accountable."

    • In an interview with the Observer, Pat Lynch said that the recent attacks on police officers have forced the already-understaffed NYPD to devote additional resources to protect its members so that they can protect the public.  These precautions come on top of the drain on resources caused by recent anti-police protests. Lynch's comments on the allegations of an organized "slowdown" were also reported by the Wall Street Journal, Capital New York, the Times, the Daily News, the Staten Island Advance and on PIX 11 News.

DateTuesday, January 6, 2015

    • In interviews on NPR's All Things Considered and with NewsMax TV's Steve Malzberg, Pat Lynch said that the expressions of frustration directed at Mayor de Blasio by police officers and their supporters are a result of the unchecked anti-police climate on the streets, in which every encounter with a police officer turns into a confrontation. The NPR interview was excerpted in stories on Huffington Post, Capital New York and PoliticoABC 7 News aired a portion of the NewsMax interview.

    • Press release — PBA president speaks to the arrest of the two individuals who shot two officers in the 46 Precinct last evening during a robbery

    • Press release — PBA President: No Slowdown

    • The Chief Leader covers the funeral of P.O. Wenjian Liu along with discussion of the tensions between police officers and City Hall.

DateMonday, January 5, 2015

    • Amid the extensive coverage of the outpouring of love and respect for PO Liu shown at his funeral, there were sidebar stories about officers turning their backs on the mayor for the third time.  Pat Lynch called it a demonstration of how many officers feel and that it was organic and respectfully done. He also noted that his members have every right to express their feelings and that their feelings should be respected.  Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, Newsday and Wall Street Journal and on Fox 5 News, New York 1 News, NBC 4 News, and CNN.  Mike Daly of the Daily Beast writes about Pat Lynch’s handling of a difficult situation.

DateSunday, January 4, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: Thousands of police officers, elected officials and dignitaries from across the country attend the funeral services for murdered P.O. Wenjian Liu.

      Among extensive television coverage of the funeral of fallen police officer Wenjian Liu, PIX 11 News emphasized the outpouring of support from Liu's law enforcement brothers and sisters from departments nationwide. NBC 4 News and the Observer reported Pat Lynch's comment that the decision of some officers and members of the public to turn their backs to the Mayor was an organic gesture that deserves to be respected. Coverage of the funeral also appeared on ABC 7 News and CBS 2 News.

    • USA Today, the Huffington Post and Newsday reported on the sea of blue that filled the streets of Brooklyn today, as thousands of police officers from every corner of the country gave a final salute to a fallen brother, Wenjian Liu.

    • The Staten Island Advance interviewed some of the many officers from across the country who paid their respects at the wake for fallen police officer Wenjian Liu. Stories about the wake also appeared in Newsday and the Daily News and on CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, Fox News and News 12 Long Island.

DateSaturday, January 3, 2015

    • PBA Treasurer Joe Alejandro represents the PBA at the Annual Three Kings Day on Jan. 3, 2015 conducted in the Bronx by Rueben Diaz.  The annual event is supported in part by the PBA.

    • While the PBA continues its news blackout out of respect for the families of Officers Liu and Ramos, Pat Lynch's past comments from weeks ago continue to be repeated in breaking news reported in the Daily News and analysis on labor relations on Buzzfeed and in a history of feud between the PBA and the Mayor, also on Buzzfeed.

    • ABC 7 News reports on the Police Commissioner's memo about behavior at Officer Liu's funeral and uses a sound bite from Pat Lynch from after the five police unions met with the mayor and Bratton.

DateThursday, January 1, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President comments on Gov. Cuomo's Inaugural Address

    • Capital New York and NBC 4 News reported Pat Lynch's comments to Gov. Cuomo's second inaugural address. Lynch expressed his appreciation for Cuomo's call for respect and support for police officers.


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