Thursday, March 6, 2014
Pat Lynch calls the "Community Safety Act" a "misguided" law that penalizes police officers instead of the policy makers who are responsible for it in stories about the Mayor dropping the City's lawsuit against the law. The stories in the NY Times and Newsday indicate that the PBA will continue to pursue its own separate litigation.
New dates for pension seminars for Tier 2 and Tier 3
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Press Release: PBA will continue suit over Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
New date for pension seminar
The Chief Leader reports, with quotes for Pat Lynch, that the PBA is pleased that cop killer Herman Bell was denied parole. Lynch is also quoted in a story praising the quick thinking of two off-duty EMTs who came to the aid of PO James Li and, in another story, Lynch slams “junkie” Lilo Brancato’s return to acting saying that he is benefiting from his fame as a criminal and not as an actor. The Wall Street Journal and Times Union report two PBA members who saved a baby’s life were honored by Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor deBlasio.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch joined by a large group of officers tells the media that attempted cop-killer Robinson shot PO Li because he “doesn’t like cops.” Lynch noted that he should never be able to walk the streets of NY again as a free man. Stories ran during early morning hours on Friday on New York 1 News; WPIX News; ABC 7 News; NBC 4 at 4:30 AM; NBC 4 at 6:06 AM.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Pat Lynch updates membership on the PBA's dialog with NYPD leadership regarding disciplinary and personnel policies
Police Officer James Li was shot three times in a gunfight with a perp who had boarded the back of a city bus without paying a fare. Li and his partner, Police Officer Randy Chow were on patrol in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn when the incident occurred. PBA president Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio for a briefing (see a photo) in Kings County Hospital where Officer Li was being treated following the shootout. We owe a debt of gratitude to two FDNY EMT who were passing by in a vehicle stopped to render first aid to the wounded officer and to the neighborhood folks who assisted in the search for the culprit who fled the scene. A collar was made; a second individual is being sought. Stories were reported in videos on New York 1, Fox News and WPIX News, and in the Daily News, NY Post, Newsday, and the NY Times.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Pat Lynch is quoted extensively in the American Bar Association Journal on the issue of stop and frisk. Lynch blames management’s quotas for the controversy stating that police officers “ …want to stop criminals. We’ve never wanted to stop working folks, but that’s what quotas do.” Click here to read an excerpt with Lynch’s remarks or click here to read the entire article.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in stories — Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday, Sun, ABC News, PoliceOne.com — about the 2nd Circuit court's decision to remand the "stop and frisk" case back to district court while directing the lower court to hear four police unions' arguments to intervene in the case before allowing the city to settle it.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Press Release: PBA will fight for voice in District Court
CONTRACT COMMITTEE MEETING: On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, delegates and board members of our Contract Committee met to be updated on the recent talks with the city and the plans to continue the negotiations that might lead to a settlement or to binding arbitration at PERB. Click here to see a slideshow of the meeting. Look for our next edition of The PBA Beat for more information.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
New York Post columnist Seth Lipsky runs down the legal arguments that may help the PBA succeed in intervening in the Federal “stop and frisk” case noting that the Los Angeles Police Protection League was successful in intervening even after a consent decree had been signed.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sign the “Stop School Violence” petition calling for expansion of the Big Brother, Big Sister program for children at risk
Friday, February 14, 2014
If you were a PAL kid, the Police Athletic League wants to hear from you. Click here for details.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Chief Leader publishes a letter from PBA president Pat Lynch who corrects the record on PERB awards explaining that the class hired at a reduced rate was paid in full, retroactively, in the next arbitration award while the rest of our members received a significant wage increase. The Chief also reports on ongoing contract negotiations, and Judicial Watch out of Washington DC reports on the PBA’s efforts to keep the killers of Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones in prison.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
10-13 Officer needs assistance: PO Len Crawford has Lou Gehrig’s disease and needs help. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
This week's edition of the Chief Leader includes comments from Pat Lynch on the stop and frisk “settlement”, the planned changes to Operation Impact, and Commissioner Bratton's inaugural video. In a story about the parting Labor Commissioner, Hanley talks about the difficulty of negotiating contracts with the police.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch expresses “serious concerns” about the stop and frisk settlement’s impact on police officers and insists that the PBA will “make every effort” to protect our members rights in stories reported in the NY Times; Daily News; Post: Newsday: Wall Street Journal: American Bar Association Journal: Law360; Capital New York; New York Sun and City&State; in videos on New York 1; WPIX; and Fox; and on 1010WINS radio.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Press Release: PBA on stop, question and frisk withdrawal
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
New photos from the 2013 42nd Pct. Communion Breakfast and the 25th Anniversary March and Mass in memory of P.O. Michael Buczek & P.O. Christopher Hoban nnow available for viewing in our Photo Gallery.
This week’s Chief Leader reports the PBA’s news conference staged to draw attention to the possible parole of two cold blooded cop killers. The paper also published an editorial opposing parole of these two cold blooded murders while noting that the PBA’s website button to send a letter of opposition should be used often.
Monday, January 27, 2014
View Police Commissioner William J. Bratton’s video “Cops Count Police Matter” by clicking here.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA ‘s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website. See reports from NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News; New York 1 News and News 12 Long Island. Watch the entire press conference recorded by the PBA, and read reported accounts from the Daily News and Newsday.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA ‘s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website. See the entire press conference recorded by the PBA here and read reported accounts from the Daily News and Newsday.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Contract News: PERB orders City and PBA back to the bargaining table
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
IMPORTANT: Pension seminar postponed to Wednesday, February 26th, same time and location, due to snow.
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Friday, January 17, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Chief Leader edition that hit the stands on Tue., Jan. 14 reports the social security scandal involving retired police officers and quotes Pat Lynch emphasizing how important those disability benefits are to officers who are truly disabled. They also report the results of the appeal of the breathalyzer challenge and advocates who have objected to the police unions’ challenge of the federal stop and frisk lawsuit and the Community Safety act.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
National Public Radio (NPR) uses a quote from Pat Lynch in their story following the announcement of indictments of city workers for social security fraud. Lynch underscored the importance of those benefits to MOS who were truly incapacitated. Click here to see Lynch’s entire statement.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
New York SAFE Act: Updated information for members
Press Release: Following the indictments of retired MOS accused of social security fraud, PBA President Pat Lynch underscores the importance of those benefits for Police Officers who were truly incapacitated.
In the edition that hit newsstands today, the Chief Leader reports that, upon hearing the newly elected Mayor’s pledge to withdraw the appeal of the S,Q and F decision, Pat Lynch instructed attorneys to send an urgent letter to the panel emphasizing the need to hear the case with the PBA as an intervenor. The same edition quoted Pat Lynch pledging law enforcement’s commitment to monitor actor turned criminal Lilo Brancato as he was released from prison on parole after serving 8 of a 10 year sentence for an attempted burglary that led to the murder of off duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui. The Chief also reports that Lynch declined comment on the appointment of Bob Linn, a former consultant to the PBA during the 2002 arbitration case, as the city’s new director of Labor Relations.
Monday, January 6, 2014