Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Career Development Division-Early Intervention Unit is hosting its third Autism Seminar which is scheduled to convene on May 8, 2014. The Autism Seminar will be open to all members of the service who are parents or legal guardians of a child or children on the spectrum, and their non-MOS spouses. Information and experts in areas of interest to parents such as legal rights and special education law, IEP’s, transition plans(for various ages, and types of transitions), and respite resources will be addressed, as well as an opportunity for peer support.
Please call Sgt. Colleen Price or Det. Michael Theogene of the Career Development Division-Early Intervention Unit at 646-610-6730, or by email at Colleen.Price@NYPD.org or Michael.Theogene@NYPD.org for further information and to register.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The NY Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday and Wall Street Journal report on the funeral of fallen hero police officer Dennis Guerra on Rockaway Beach. The Chief Leader reports the creation of a new NYPD fire-response protocol as Pat Lynch comments on the tragic death of Officer Guerra. TV coverage of PO Guerra’s funeral aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; New York 1 News; NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News and FOX 5 News, several of which include interviews with PBA president Pat Lynch.
In an unrelated news story in the Chief Leader, Pat Lynch states that the root of the legal problems and poor relations with communities is quota for police activities — including SQF — that were established due to inadequate staffing and he decries the lack of police officers in local precincts saying that “...public safety and the safety of our officers demands” hiring more police.
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Photo Gallery: On Thursday, April 10,2014, the day after PO Dennis Guerra’s passing, PBA president Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano, UFA president Steve Cassidy and other union officials at a private, informal drop in (no media was invited) at FDNY Battalion 43 to meet and thank the Firefighters and EMTs who rescued and cared for POs Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez following an intentionally set fire in Coney Island apartment building. The Police Commissioner and Pat Lynch then visited PSA 1where both officers were assigned to express their condolences and appreciation to the officer’s colleagues.
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In full page ads appearing in major daily and local newspapers this week, the PBA criticizes the city for offering zero wage increases despite our historic achievements in crime reduction and the significant disparity between our wages and those of our peers in the local area. The ad will run in the Daily News, El Diario, The Chief-Leader, Newsday, the Post and community papers throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx."
Monday, April 14, 2014
Statement from PBA President Pat Lynch following the funeral of P.O. Dennis Guerra
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Press release: PBA comments of felony murder charge in death of PO Guerra
PBA president Pat Lynch and Police Commissioner Bratton address the media outside Woodhull hospital where two MOS were being treated for smoke inhalation following their heroic rescue of a family from a burning building in Williamsburg. The story aired on CBS 2 News and WLNY.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Funeral arrangements for P.O. Dennis Guerra
Press release: Judge says cop-shooter must stand trial
Reports of the death of hero police officer Dennis Guerra, the flag lowering ceremony and side stories, some with comments by PBA president Pat Lynch, appear in: the Times; Daily News (multiple stories); Post (multiple stories); Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Christian Post; Huffington Post. Also covered in video and audio on New York 1 News; CBS News; PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; WOR Radio; WNYC Radio; WINS Radio and WCBS Radio
In an unrelated news item in the Post, Pat Lynch decries the decision of a Federal court to suppress drugs and weapons found during the execution of a search warrant for a technicality.
Photo Gallery: On March 29, 2014, Corey Lane in East Meadow, NY was renamed for fallen Police Officer Francis T. Pitone a member of the Housing Bureau’s PSA 8.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Press Release: Statement from PBA President on passing of P.O. Dennis Guerra.
Wall Street Journal reports on PBA comments.
Pat Lynch is interviewed in follow-up stories which aired Tuesday evening about critically injured officers Guerra and Rodriguez as Commissioner Bratton announces the establishment of a fire response protocol for police officers. Stories aired on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.
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Monday, April 7, 2014
10-13: New York's Finest vs. L.I. Panthers football game to benefit P.O. Joseph Pritchard memorial fund. 6:00pm, Sat. April 12 at Lindenhurst Middle School. See flyer for details.
Two officers, Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez, both of the Housing Bureau, courageously responded to a fire on the 18th floor of the Unity Towers on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn. They were overcome by smoke upon exiting the elevator and both suffered severe smoke inhalation. Firefighters responded and the officers were removed to hospitals where both are in critical condition. PBA President Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio at the hospital and is quoted in several reports. Stories were published in the Daily News; Newsday; Post; Times and the Wall Street Journal and videos on Fox News, WPIX News, WCBS News and WNBC News. The Wall Street Journal also quotes Lynch in a story analyzing the first 100 days of Commissioner Bratton’s term where Lynch was guardedly optimistic for the future.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Pat Lynch blames “heavy handed” treatment of officers by past NYPD management, short staffing and the last election cycle’s focus on SQF to support Commissioner Bratton’s assessment of low morale in the NYPD. The story was reported in: NY Observer; Daily News; Post; Newsday and the Wall Street Journal. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Letter to the Editor of the New York Post
In the latest edition of the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch supports the Police Commissioner’s call to hire more police adding that a market rate of pay would attract good, qualified candidates while keeping highly experienced veteran officer’s on the job. Read Lynch’s entire statement.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
First responders and family members, among others, are invited to a special Dedication Period of the National September 11 Memorial Museum before the Museum opens to the general public. See the invitation letter for details, or visit the Museum website.
Press Release: President supports Commissioner’s call to hire more police officers and calls for market rate of pay
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Former City Council member Ken Fisher conducts a wide ranging interview with Pat Lynch for his public affairs show CityWide. Lynch discusses contract, staffing, stop, question and frisk, the new Police Commissioner and Mayor as well as discussing the primary role of the PBA in the lives of NYC police officers.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In this week’s edition of the The Chief Leader, Pat Lynch praises a federal judge’s decision to make a scammer pay court costs when he sued arresting officers, and praise is given to those who responded to the deadly gas explosion in upper Manhattan last week.
Monday, March 17, 2014
NBC 4 News’s coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade showed a massive contingent of uniformed PBA members joined PBA president Pat Lynch and board members as they marched up Fifth Avenue following the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.
Friday, March 14, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch joined an array of labor leaders at a news conference on March 10 in support of legislation called the Education Tax Credit which, if it becomes law, will help PBA members and other union workers to afford a good education for their children. You can view the video of the entire news conference, read the press release, view photos from the event, or watch the New York 1 coverage. The Tablet published the story along with an editorial, and a widely read educational blog also ran a story. The Tablet also ran a story about the recent NYPD Holy Name breakfast.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The city’s attempt to have the PBA lawsuit to Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act) tossed out met with a reaffirmation of the PBA’s determination to fight it out in court. PBA president Pat Lynch told the New York Post it is a “misguided law” that “penalizes our members” rather than “addressing bad policies” as he vowed to pursue the lawsuit.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Have dinner March 20th at selected Outback Restaurants and support the NYC Police and Fire Widows and Childrens’ Fund. Click here for information.
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CALLING ALL COP COOKS: The long-running Food Network series Chopped is actively seeking FIRST RESPONDERS who are AMATEUR CHEFS to compete in a special episode this season. Right now we're specifically looking for NYPD applicants. This episode will be the standard format of Chopped (three timed rounds including appetizer, entree and dessert — all using mystery basket ingredients), but featuring only first responders. The winner will take home a grand prize of $10,000!
We would love any interested and appropriate parties who are based in and around the NYC-tristate area to apply. Big personalities with a passion for cooking wanted! First step is to fill out the application here: http://choppedcasting.com/special.php.
This casting is time sensitive, so please apply as soon as you possibly can!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
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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Get free passes to see the new Arnold Schwarzengger’s new action film “Sabotage” at a Manhattan theater on Friday, March 28. Released by Open Road Films from director David Ayer (TRAINING DAY, END OF WATCH) and starring Arnold Schwarzengger, Terrance Howard and Joe Manganiello. Register for free passes; get more information about the movie; or view the trailer.
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