Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

Oct. 4, 2011
For Immediate Release




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PBA PRESIDENT REACTS TO PLANNED BUDGET CUTS

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“Guns and violence are out of control.  The last thing this city should plan to do for the future is to reduce the staffing of the NYPD which has already been stripped to the bone in our local neighborhood precincts.  Staffing cuts over the past ten years have left our ranks overworked and demoralized.  Government’s first and most important responsibility is to keep its citizens safe and, given the increase in violent felonies and homicides, it is clear that it is failing to meet that responsibility.  We believe that the last dollar the city has should be spent keeping its citizens safe because, if our streets aren’t safe, nothing else matters.”

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