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December 29, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and the Daily News: “They passed bill after bill to further the anti-police narrative, but did absolutely nothing to help us curb the bloodshed in our neighborhoods.” 

December 20, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NBC 4 NewsPIX 11 News, 1010 WINS Radio and WNIS radio, Norfolk, VA. “The release of her killer is a blow to every cop who puts her life on the line to stop criminals from preying on innocent New Yorkers. We continue to urge Governor Hochul and the State Legislature to fix our broken parole system before another hero’s sacrifice is dishonored.”

December 15, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NY Times, AMNY and Reuters and on CNN, PIX 11 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, News 12 Long Island, Bronx, Brooklyn and Westchester, WCBS Radio and 1010 WINS Radio : “The toughest, of course, is being an NYPD cop on the street. New York City police officers have passed our breaking point. We need to fix that break in order to get our police department and our city back on course. We look forward to working with her to accomplish that goal.”

November 27, 2021

Pat Lynch called on administration to help as Officer Robert Holmes was released from St. Barnabus and his attacker charged. Reports on 1010 WINS Radio, WNYC Radio, WCBS Radio, New York 1, and News 12 Bronx.

November 26, 2021

As Officer Alejandra Jacobs leaves the hospital after getting shot in the Bronx, Pat Lynch says: "We need to have a reset in the next administration: let's look at everything, let's fix the problem." Reports on News 12 Bronx, New York 1, Fox 5 News, and NBC 4 News.

November 25, 2021

News coverage of the shooting of two cops in the Bronx on New York 1, Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 NewsNews 12 Bronx and 1010 WINS Radio, WOR Radio, WABC Radio, WCBS Radio.

November 24, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, New York 1 and1010 WINS Radio: “We have a police officer in distress, and nobody helps him. Is this the city we want? Has this become normal? It has to stop. We need your help.” 

November 24, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the Chief: "This arbitration is about a problem that has been holding our city back for 30 years: New York City simply does not pay its police officers a competitive wage. The NYPD's recruitment, retention and ability to fulfill its public-safety mission all suffer as a result…But while the basic problem is not new, it has grave implications for this particular moment in history. We are facing an existential crisis in the NYPD and a public-safety disaster on our streets. This is no run-of-the-mill labor dispute. It is an emergency, and we hope the arbitration panel will treat it as such." 

November 21, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and WCBS Radio: “New York City police officers are well past our breaking point, and Mayor de Blasio and the outgoing City Council are still piling on with policies that punish cops and erode public safety. The intolerable environment and our substandard pay has every cop looking to get out as soon as they can. Our new leaders have a real mess to clean up. They need to start by supporting the beleaguered cops on the street.” 

November 14, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “They don’t even need to go all the way to Florida. There are many better-paying police departments in and around NYC, and they’re hiring. We certainly don’t blame anybody for leaving. But New York City needs to wake up.”  

October 28, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in in news outlets throughout the nation and the world, including the Daily News, NY Post, MSNBCNew York 1, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, News 12 Brooklyn (and Bronx, L.I. and Westchester), Fox 5 News, and WOR Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, WABC Radio and Bloomberg radio: “Today’s ruling sets the city up for a real crisis. The haphazard rollout of this mandate has created chaos in the NYPD.”

October 26, 2021

National and local news outlets cover the PBA lawsuit to prevent de Blasio forcing city workers to vaccinate against Covid. See CNN, Newsmax, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, WOR Radio, WABC Radio, Bloomberg radio, 1010 WINS Radio, and WCBS Radio.

October 21, 2021

Among the national and local news outlets covering Lynch's pledge to pursue legal action against the vaccine mandate are: Newsmax, One America News, CNN, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, PIX 11 News, News 12 Long Island, and NPR, WCBS Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, and WOR Radio.

October 20, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, ABC 7 News, and News 12 Brooklyn. “From the beginning of the de Blasio administration’s haphazard vaccine rollout, we have fought to make the vaccine available to every member who chooses it, while also protecting their right to make that personal medical decision in consultation with their own doctor,” Lynch said Wednesday. “Now that the city has moved to unilaterally impose a mandate, we will proceed with legal action to protect our members’ rights.”

October 19, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Newsday, and on Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, and WOR and 1010 WINS radio stations: “Once again, CCRB is carrying political water for Mayor de Blasio and others who are trying to wash away their own failures during last summer’s protests,” he said. “Police officers were sent out with no plan, no strategy and no support, into a dangerous environment created by politicians’ irresponsible rhetoric.”

September 22, 2021

The PBA president is quoted by the NY Post: “This is no time for the mayor to pull additional personnel away to cover for his mismanagement of another agency. It’s just more proof that ‘Defund the Police’ was a hollow slogan, because City Hall can’t solve any problem without dragging in the NYPD.” 

September 18, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and the Chief-Leader: “Once again this parole board tortures the families of our fallen heroes. It’s the latest chapter in the board’s shameful legacy in the Andrew Cuomo era.” 

September 11, 2021

In describing in detail his experiences on the day of the attacks, the PBA president tells the civil service weekly that officers he encountered at the scene of the conflagration were so aware that they could be living their last day that they were approaching a clergyman and asking for absolution. “That’s a sign, saying they know they may not come out,” he said. “They went in anyway.” 

September 9, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “In the PBA’s view, any testing mandated by the Department must be conducted on job time and at the city’s expense, and any test received outside of the MOS’s regular working hours should be subject to overtime compensation.”  

September 8, 2021

PBA President Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Post and Newsday, saying that the "reason we put [portraits and names] on the wall is the next generation comes along and says ‘tell me about him. Tell me about her. Tell me about them.’ That is where we keep the spirit and the story alive. Yes, it is a moral obligation." The Memorial Wall unveiling was also covered on CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, 1010 WINS Radio, News 12 Brooklyn, Bronx and Long Island, as well as on many stations throughout the country such as WBOC, Kansas City and WDAF, Maryland.

August 2, 2021

See update from Pat Lynch.

July 20, 2021

On 1010 WINS, Pat Lynch says "Our justice and mental health systems are dangerously broken" in response to the unprovoked attack on a police officer with a bottle.

July 15, 2021

Pat Lynch explains why officers arrested man in subway on Fox5 NewsNBC4 News, CBS radio, WOR radio, and  WINS radio. See full press release.

June 30, 2021

Pat Lynch agrees with judge on denying bail to PO Tsakos's killer. See ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, and New York 1.

June 24, 2021

Lynch says "welcome news" to the judge's decision to axe the entire law. Covered on WCBS radio, WINS radio, and WOR radio.

June 16, 2021

See New York 1 where Lynch says we are "grateful our brother is OK, but don't say 'he's lucky.' Criminals just don't fear consequences any more — because there aren't any."

June 8, 2021

CBS 2 News, PIX 11 News, News 12 Brooklyn and 1010 WINS Radio covered the death of the retired cop. Our tweet: "Hearts full of sorrow & anger after the murder of Thomas Marrinan, a retired PBA Delegate, in Brooklyn tonight. Even in retirement, he was doing what cops do — protecting the vulnerable & defending his community from criminals who grow bolder every single day."

June 8, 2021

In a statement covered in the NY Post and on NBC 4 News and WABC Radio, Pat Lynch said "Criminals know that the politicians are all talk. They know there are no real consequences for their vicious anti-Asian hate, even when it’s directed at a police officer." See full statement here.

June 3, 2021

PBA President Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News: “David Weprin has the expertise and experience to steer our city through the challenging financial waters ahead. He knows that nothing in this city works without public safety, and he will work with police officers — not against us — to achieve it. That’s why we’re proud to endorse him.” 

June 2, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “Liz Crotty understands that we can’t restore safety to the streets of Manhattan by cutting cops out of the equation.”

May 26, 2021

Pat Lynch talks to CBS 2 News about the impact of the "Defund the Police" movement on police officers and public safety in New York City.

May 26, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, and on New York 1, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Long Island, NBC 4 News, 1010 WINS Radio, and WCBS Radio, : “She doesn't look evil but her actions created evil. She has to answer for what she’s done. She has to pay for the consequences that those hateful words and those evil actions caused to a police officer and his family. 

May 24, 2021

The PBA president is interviewed on 1010 WINS Radio, and quoted on New York 1, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, News 12 Brooklyn, WCBS Radio, and in the NY Post, Daily News, and Newsday: “Is anyone surprised? This perp dragged a hero New York City police officer behind a stolen car, paralyzing him. He had an extensive criminal record before that. And yet we had a judge and elected officials who thought he should be given yet another chance and put right back on the street.”

May 22, 2021

The PBA president is quoted on NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, New York 1, WABC Radio, WNYC Radio, and WINS Radio, and in the NY Post, Newsday, Politico, and Gothamist: “This sweeping proposal would make it impossible for police officers to determine whether or not we are permitted to use force in a given situation. The only reasonable solution will be to avoid confrontations where force might become necessary. Meanwhile, violent criminals certainly aren't hesitating to use force against police officers or our communities. The bottom line: more cops and more regular New Yorkers are going to get hurt." The story was also covered on stations all over the country, such as KSAZ in Phoenix AZ, WNIS in Norfolk VA, WTIC in Hartford CT, and WENY in Elmira, NY.

May 21, 2021

The PBA president is quoted in the Chief-Leader: “We fully support the NYPD’s attempt to recruit from the diverse communities we serve. Our neighborhoods are full of the talented, motivated recruits we need. But New York City’s best and brightest also know they could have more money and less stress doing another job—even another policing job.”