Tuesday, August 23, 2016
A new PBA ad in this week's Chief-Leader points out that, despite his pledge to "respect" city workers, Mayor de Blasio's labor deals feature lower raises than were given during similar periods in the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations.
Speaking at the wake for former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner John Timoney, Pat Lynch told the Daily News that Timoney "started on the beat and went to the top. He stood up for cops and he stood behind cops. It's a terrible loss."
Friday, August 19, 2016
Following Pat Lynch's op-ed on the Mayor's belief in "competitive wages" for everybody but police officers, the Daily News published a response on its website from Labor Relations Commissioner Bob Linn that is full of misrepresentations and distortions about police officers' pay. To correct the record, Lynch replied with a letter contrasting Linn's words today with his previous claim that "New York City police salaries are a laughingstock."
Thursday, August 18, 2016
In its obituary of former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner John Timoney, the Daily News quotes Pat Lynch's remembrance of Timoney as a "true friend and defender" of police officers everywhere.
NY1 News's cameras caught the PBA billboard truck stationed in front of the Park Slope YMCA during the Mayor's morning workout routine and the story was featured during the viewer selected segment of The Call.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Chief Leader reports on the Pat Lynch's call for "competitive wages" for police officers after the Mayor used that same standard to justify giving $2 million in raises to his own staff.
In a discussion of the Boston police union's efforts to obtain long guns for its members on patrol, Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen notes the NYC PBA's long-running effort to obtain the same equipment for its members. Cullen praises the NYPD approach of only issuing long guns to specialized tactical units, but fails to note that the overwhelming majority of active shooter-style attacks are over in five minutes or less, often before specialized units can arrive on the scene.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Press release: PBA President on raises for Mayor’s staff
Fox 5 News and DNAinfo update their stories on the dispute over changes to Paid Detail agreement with the Department's statement that the current contracts have been extended through at least September 30. Both outlets once again noted Pat Lynch's statement that police officers are forced to rely on Paid Detail work because their regular salaries are below market rate.
In a Daily News story about a new law requiring breastfeeding accommodations in certain City facilities, a City Council member grudgingly praises the PBA's efforts to force the NYPD to comply with state labor laws regarding accommodations for police officers who must pump breast milk while on duty. See the original PIX 11 News report on the PBA's efforts.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
CBS 2 news reports on the potential impact of legal changes to the Paid Detail unit agreement. Pat Lynch is quoted saying that if police officers were paid the market rate of pay that state law establishes, then they wouldn’t need to work extra hours to support their families. Read Lynch’s entire statement.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Press release: PBA President says police shouldn't have to work the Paid Detail
The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s “member activation” rallies outside of Gracie Mansion and the Park Slope YMCA where the Mayor exercises.
The Chief also reports on Bratton’s departure announcement and the appointment of Jim O’Neill as PC.
Monday, August 8, 2016
From Pat Lynch: Contract update: Pushing back together against City Hall’s anti-police agenda
ABC 7’s anchor, Bill Ritter, questions Commissioner Bratton about his relationship with the unions. Ritter mistakenly states (a mistake for which he has apologized to Lynch) that the statement released by the PBA and the SBA on Bratton’s announcement were identical in a negative way. Bratton disagrees and praises Lynch while calling Mullens “bipolar.” The same aspect of the story was reported by WNYC radio but without the erroneous comment.
Pat Lynch is quoted in a Daily News article about Bradley Tusk’s effort to defeat de Blasio in the next election
An Associated Press story in which Lynch notes that patrol officers need long rifles along with the ballistic vests and helmets in order to eliminate the threat of an active shooter was published in DTNPF.com
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
WINS radio reports the PBA’s reaction to the announcement of Commissioner Bratton’s retirement and O’Neill’s appointment.
The second day of the union’s trailing the Mayor to his workout was reported by: NBC TV News (reports at noon and 5 pm); CBS 880 radio; WOR radio; ABC radio; Fox 5 TV; WNYC radio; CBS TV 2 News; WOLB radio in Baltimore.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
More than 100 PBA members once again met the Mayor for his morning workout at the Park Slope YMCA to remind him that he should be working out a fair contract for police officers instead. Watch PBA-recorded video of the event and see photos on Facebook.
Pat Lynch did a live interview with WOR radio's Len Berman and Todd Schnitt during the PBA's demonstration at the Park Slope YMCA to discuss Mayor de Blasio's failure to support police officers by negotiating with them in good faith, as well as his refusal to equip them to adequately protect the public from the latest terrorist threats.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The PBA's fight for a fair contract drew extensive media coverage as more than 100 PBA members turned out for pop-up demonstrations that greeted the Mayor at Gracie Mansion and other stops on his morning routine in Park Slope. Stories appeared in the New York Times, the Daily News, the Post, Politico and DNAinfo and on Fox 5 News, New York 1 News, WPIX 11 news, WCBS radio, WINS radio, ABC radio and WOR radio.
The Chief Leader reports that the department will equip all RMPs with two sets of ballistic vests and helmets. PBA president Pat Lynch noted that while that will give some protection to police officers who will be the first responders to an active shooter but that doesn’t arm them with the rifles they need to eliminate the threat and save lives.
The Wall Street Journal previews the PBA's plans to once again ratchet up its push for a fair contract by protesting in front of Gracie Mansion and Mayor de Blasio's gym in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Pat Lynch said that PBA members know the Mayor is not at City Hall, so "we have to go where he is so he'll hear our frustrations."
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, 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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Tuesday, 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.
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.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Friday, 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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Thursday, 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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Friday, 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
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, July 15, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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From Pat Lynch: Supporting the families of fallen Dallas POs
The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in its report on the assassination of five police officers in Dallas and also reports on Lynch’s comments to CBS 2 News about the confusion caused by new quality of life regulations.
Saturday, 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.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Sunday, 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.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Friday, 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.”
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, 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.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Saturday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Scenes on Facebook from PBA Canteen passing out refreshments to police officers protecting everyone at today's Puerto Rico Day parade.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Saturday, 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."
Friday, June 3, 2016
Thursday, 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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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
TADAM: New pension buyback for military service
Press release: PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on new use of force procedures
The Daily News; Newsday; AM New York; WINS radio; NBC 4 News; and News 12 the Bronx report on the release of a second TV ad which addresses the economic struggle of police families and calls on the Mayor to support fair pay for NYC’s police officers.
Tuesday, 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.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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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.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Monday, 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.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Following the conviction of cop-killer Marcell Dockery in Brooklyn Criminal Court, PBA president Pat Lynch calls the verdict “just” but notes that the verdict will not lessen the pain of loss suffered by the Guerra family. Stories were reported by: NY Daily News; NY Post; NY Times; Newsday; Wall Street Journal, and on New York 1 News; NBC 4 News; ABC 7 News; News 12 The Bronx; 770 AM News; WOR news; CBS 2 News.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Tuesday, 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.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.”
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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The Chief Leader reports, with comments from Pat Lynch, on CCRB chairman Richard Emery’s resignation with an editorial about it; the officer who blamed de Blasio for issuing traffic tickets also with an editorial about it and a story about court appeal regarding a ruling that a cop-killer couldn’t be executed because of lack of metal capacity.
Monday, 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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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Press release: Richard Emery sued for derogatory language by female CCRB Director as PBA renews its call for his termination
Press release: PBA President defends Police Officer who said blame de Blasio for traffic tickets
The Daily News, Politico New York and the Staten Island Advance report on a mailer to progressive households noting that as the NYPD became more diverse, the comparable level of police pay has declined from being the highest paid to the lowest. The story was also covered on Fox 5 TV News and NBC 4 TV News.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Thursday, 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."
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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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Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
NYPD Boxing's "Leadership by Example" event, June 9, 2016.
The Brooklyn District Attorney has recommended that former PO Peter Liang serve no jail time in a fatal accidental shooting. PBA president Pat Lynch told the media that criminalizing an accident serves no good purpose and that the DA should never have indicted the officer to begin with. (Read entire statement.) The story was reported by: Politico NY; NY Times; the Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Newsday and the NY Post, and reports appeared on ABC 7 news; NBC 4 news; PIX 11 news and Fox 5 news.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Press release: Should Police Officers fill in for absent school crossing guards?
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Press release: Survey shows NYC PBA Members say NYC is heading in the wrong direction
See PBA-recorded video of Pat Lynch's opening remarks during the press conference releasing the results of the PBA's recent member survey, which showed that morale among New York City police officers is at rock bottom. Lynch said: "What we're saying is: 'City Hall, this is how our members feel, and it's real.' This is an opportunity for us to solve the problem. We've always been and stand ready to solve these problems. Not Band-Aid approaches — solve them, and solve them consistently on into the future." See also the full press conference.
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The Daily News; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; NY Post; SI Advance; CBS TV; Fox TV; ABC TV; PIX 11 TV; New York 1; WOR radio; News radio 880; WINS radio and 770 radio all reported the “preview” findings of the union’s first ever survey of its members reporting that morale is at rock bottom, the city is getting less safe and most officers would leave for a better paying law enforcement job.
The Chief Leader reports that the US Attorney will not charge PO Richard Haste and editorializes on NYPD training. The Chief also reports the union’s support for a CPR instructor put on modified duty and the PBA’s “Emery must go” TV ads.
Monday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
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.
Real estate offer: The Relocation Department
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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
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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.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Tuesday, 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."
Monday, February 29, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Friday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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."
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
The media report on the early Saturday morning shootout in Brooklyn in which POs William Reddin and Andrew Yurkiw of the 81 Pct. anti-crime team were injured. Stories appeared in the New York Times, the Post, Newsday and the Daily News. A separate Daily News story highlighted the fact that PO Yurkiw's father, retired Det. Paul Yurkiw, was also saved by his bullet-resistant vest 27 years ago. The story was also covered on NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, News 12 Long Island, New York 1, and CBS radio news.
Saturday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.”
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Saturday, 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.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Pat Lynch calls the manslaughter conviction of PO Peter Liang “absolutely wrong” that will have a “chilling effect” on police across the city by criminalizing a tragic accident. Stories appeared in: Times; Daily News; Post; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Politico/Capital NY; DNAinfo; Washington Post; The Guardian; Huffington Post; Yahoo news and Reuters news service and on WLNY; WINS; New York 1 news; CBS 2 news; News 12 Long Island.
In a separate story, PBA president Pat Lynch hammers the City Council speaker’s plan to wipe out nearly 700,000 misdemeanor warrants noting that neighborhoods will become “cesspools.” The story was reported on CBS 2 news and WINS radio news.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Press release: PBA President on PO Pete Liang being found guilty of manslaughter: Jury got it wrong
In the NY Post, Pat Lynch notes the problems created by a lack of quality of life enforcement as the City Council speaker pushes to wipe over 700,000 arrest warrants off the books.
Hero police officer Diara Cruz is released from the hospital to be greeted by the PBA president and a host of her friends and colleagues. Stories appear in DNAinfo; the Post; the Daily News; Newsday and on New York 1 News; News 12 the Bronx; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News and News 12 Long Island.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Hero police officer Patrick Espeut walks out of Lincoln Hospital to the applause of his fellow officers less than 24 hours of being shot. Pat Lynch uses the occasion to call for the hiring of more police officers. The story is reported by: the Daily News; News 12 the Bronx on Lynch's remarks and Officer Espaut's walkout; CBS 2 News; News 12 Long Island; Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News.
The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio report the impact of the Cruz/Espeut shooting on the trial of PO Peter Liang whose accidental discharge killed an innocent bystander.
A Daily News editorial calls for the Mayor to veto a huge City Council raise noting that police, who risk their lives on the job, only got a 1% raise.
Friday, 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
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Sunday, February 1, 2016
Friday, 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."
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Saturday, 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.
Friday, 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.
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Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
This week’s Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in reaction to outrageous pay raises for elected officials.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
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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.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Press release: PBA President calls elected officials' raises an abomination and an insult
Saturday, 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.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016