PBA in the News
Archive 2002

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December

Dec. 24

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a story in The Chief about the PBA's $5 million lawsuit against William Hodges: "The criminal court didn't hold Mr. Hodges accountable, so maybe the civil court will," Lynch said.

Dec. 19

Pat Lynch is quoted in a Daily News story about PBA plans to file a $5 million lawsuit against William Hodges, the attempted murderer of a police officer who had the charges dismissed on a technicality by Judge Laura Blackburne. "The criminal court did not hold this drug-dealing cop-shooter accountable," Lynch told the News. "Hopefully the civil court will." Lynch's photo and quotes are included in another Daily News story, this one about two recent court decisions vindicating the PBA in its handling of the $14 million contributed to the Widows' and Children's Fund in the wake of 9/11. "Our main concern all along has been to ensure that the generous contributions from all over America reached the people for whom they were intended," Lynch said. "These decisions demonstrate the care we took in achieving that goal."

Dec. 17

Pat Lynch is quoted in a Newsday story about the TWU Brooklyn Bridge march and City Hall rally: "It may be cold, but our hearts are on fire because we're fighting for what's right."

Dec. 16

Pat Lynch appears on Channels 4 and 5 expressing support for the transit workers at their City Hall rally. Al O'Leary is quoted in the Staten Island Advance in a story about the NYPD's pilot plan to require police officers and others to be scanned by micro-chip photo ID's as they enter and leave One Police Plaza and the commands: "Certainly you have to be concerned about somebody hacking into these kinds of systems and finding out critical information about cops."

Dec. 11

Pat Lynch and what is described as "a couple of quiet triumphs" for the PBA are featured in Bill Farrell's Civil Service column in the Daily News. Number one, the column refers to the agreement worked out by the PBA with the city for Transit and Housing officers to "buy back" time some officers worked in jobs with peace officer status with other city and state agencies and have it added to their 20-year pension requirement. Number two, the column cites the PERB decision exacted by the PBA that all clauses in an expired collective bargaining agreement be presumed mandatory subjects of bargaining in negotiations for a successor agreement. Lynch is quoted: "The decisions won by the PBA are important for two reasons. First of all, they provide equal and fair treatment for all police officers. Secondly, they level the playing field, which in the past had favored the city in labor negotiations." Lynch is also quoted in a New York Post report on a dinner he and UFA president Steve Cassidy had the previous evening with TWU president Roger Toussaint." Lynch is quoted: "All unions should stand behind the TWU in their fight for a fair contract in this negotiation. That's what it's all about. This is the first round in the long round for every union that's out there."

Dec. 10

Al O'Leary is quoted in a story in The Chief about the NYPD spending $20 million on a recruitment consultant: "No matter how much they spend, it is going to be wasted as long as we are not competitive in the market." Pat Lynch appears on NY 1 and Channels 9 and 11, in reports on the PBA's awards luncheon for the families of NYPD officers killed on 9/11. He also appeared on NY 1 and Channel 11, saying that although they will uphold the law in the event of a transit strike, his and other police officers' hearts will be with the TWU members.

Dec. 8

Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News, rebutting Deputy Mayor Marc Shaw's reported implication to the Citizen's Budget Commission that the PBA was not "rational" in rejecting the city's effort to have police officers make 10 extra appearances yearly. "It's irrational to suggest that it's productive to put police officers in danger 10 extra times a year," he responded. Through a spokesman, Lynch issues a similar rebuttal in the New York Times. Fox-5 New York airs footage of the PBA Christmas party for the widows and children of police officers killed in the line of duty. The Daily News runs photos of the party.

Dec. 7

The New York Times, Daily News, New York Post and Newsday publish articles on the PBA press conference calling for Justice Blackburne's resignation. "She has a prejudice against blue," Pat Lynch is quoted as saying.

Dec. 6

Pat Lynch's press conference calling for Judge Laura Blackburne's removal from the bench after she upheld her dismissal of the charges against cop-shooter William Hodges is broadcast on NY 1, Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, and 11, and over WINS and WCBS-News Radio.

Dec. 5

The New York Post publishes a letter-to-the-editor by Pat Lynch criticizing the NYPD's expenditure of millions on recruiting as "a colossal waste of valuable dollars…Make New York City police officers' pay equal to those of surrounding police departments who make more, and the NYPD will have tens of thousands of well-qualified young people who would serve…with pride as one of New York's Finest." Lynch is quoted in the Daily News in a story about the next day's scheduled decision by Judge Laura Blackburne in cop-shooter William Hodges' case: "I hope the bench has the courage to make a decision that will demonstrate to police officers across the city that they are appreciated for putting their lives on the line every day. Al O'Leary is quoted in the Daily News in a story about the NYPD's plan to use fingerprint scanners to screen cops and civilians who enter and exit One Police Plaza every day.

Dec. 4

Pat Lynch is quoted in a column by Steve Dunleavy in the New York Post about the record number of resignations by NYPD officers so far this year: "New York City is losing valuable police resources at a time when the demand for police services, particularly in the area of anti-terrorism work, is skyrocketing. There aren't enough police officers to meet the demand and that's putting this city at an unacceptable risk. Something must be done and done quickly to avoid sending New York City back on the road to the bad old days of high crime when families and businesses fled in record numbers."

Dec. 1

Pat Lynch is quoted in a New York Post story in which Michael O'Looney, the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner for Public Information, defended the department's decision to spend $20 million on a recruitment consultant while the force is being down-sized. "Even if the city was rolling in dough, spending $20 million to recruit police officers is a dumb idea," Lynch said. "The solution is simple. "Increase the salary of cops and you'll have tens of thousands of young people clamoring to become New York's Finest."

November

Nov. 30

Newsday publishes a letter-to-the-editor by Pat Lynch rebutting defense attorney Stephen J. Singer's op-ed-page article defending Judge Laura Blackburne's release of cop-shooter William Hodges.

Nov. 21

PBA Recording Secretary and Political Director Bob Zink is quoted in Newsday in a story about the effort to eliminate Section 1127 of the City Charter, calling it “double taxation.”

Nov. 20

Al O’Leary is quoted in Bill Farrell’s Civil Service column in the Daily News, in an item about the police unions’ effort to eliminate Section 1127 of the City Charter, under which non-resident cops must pay New York City income tax. “…O’Leary noted that (a) tax disparity already exists. ‘Remember, the former transit and housing officers don’t pay the tax.’”

Nov. 19

Pat Lynch’s quotes and photo accompany a story in The Chief about the mayor’s budget proposals: “‘I think we are at a crossroads with crime and the mayor is taking a wrong turn,’ he said, noting that the recent wave of police retirements coupled with the difficulty in finding new recruits have already created a staffing crunch at the NYPD.” Bob Zink is quoted in another story in The Chief about an effort by the police unions to repeal Section 1127 of the City Charter, which obliges police officers who live outside the city to pay a tax equal to the city income tax. Pat Lynch appears on the Fox-Network’s “O’Reilly Factor,” debating the lawyer for William Hodges, the cop-shooter that Judge Laura Blackburne released recently on a technicality.

Nov. 16

The Daily News leads its city budget story by reporting that the PBA ran one of its radio spots on Mayor Bloomberg’s weekly radio show Friday: The article quotes from the PBA spot: “‘You know that nice, safe feeling you have now?’ intoned PBA President Pat Lynch. ‘Well, enjoy it while you can because at the rate New York City is losing police officers, that feeling won’t be here for long.’” The New York Times’ story about the mayor’s relations with the labor unions characterizes Lynch’s relationship with Mike Bloomberg as “frosty.” The article quotes Lynch: “We’re at a crossroads with crime and we believe the mayor is making a wrong turn.”Daily News story on ad appearing in middle of Mayor's news show.

Nov. 15

Pat Lynch is quoted in Newsday, reacting to the Mayor's budget proposals: "We believe we're at a crossroads with crime and this mayor is taking the wrong turn," he said. "Once crime gets out of control, it takes years to get it in control. We should be increasing the policer force at this point, vecause that will keep tje city's economy strong."

Nov. 14

In a Daily News story about an NAACP press conference defending Queens Supreme Court Justice Laura Blackburne and her release of cop-shooter William Hodges, Al O'Leary is paraphrased: He "pointed out that Hodges has a long rap sheet and was allegedly carrying a loaded handgun and making a living as a smalltime crack dealer. " O'Leary is also quoted in Doug Montero's column in the New York Post, saying that increased use of police officers to reduce the visibility of homelessness is "lunacy," leaving "poor cops ... stuck between a rock and a hard place," On Channel 2, Pat Lynch comments on Mayor Bloomberg's cuts.

Nov. 12

Channel 2's Amy Stone reported on the PBA's "Formula For Disaster" radio campaign. Pat Lynch explained the campaign and the message. On Channel 7, Marcus Solis reported on attempts to obtain federal funding for the NYPD and included the PBA's radio campaign with a sound bite from Pat Lynch about the dangers of a shrinking police department.

Nov. 9

NY1 continues to run the piece with Pat Lynch on Judge Laura Blackburne and the cop-shooter. Lynch’s photos and quotes appear in various daily newspapers reporting on the case, including the New York Times, New York Post, Daily News and Newsday. The Post also runs an article about the PBA’s radio ad campaign beginning Nov. 11.

Nov. 8

Pat Lynch is seen and heard on NY 1 and Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11 criticizing Judge Laura Blackburne, who released the accused cop-shooter. Al O’Leary is heard on Court-TV explaining the PBA position in the case. The Daily News quoted Al O’Leary in a story about the case.

Nov. 5

Pat Lynch leads an article in the Daily News vowing to pack a Queens courtroom of a judge who released a suspected cop shooter without bail. He also leads a story in The Chief in which he criticizes the use of police officers for homeless sweeps. His photo accompanies The Chief's page-one article.

October

Oct. 29

Pat Lynch appears in a photo in The Chief taken at the PBA’s endorsement of George Pataki. Lynch is quoted in the accompanying article, saying that if the United Firefighters Association got a contract exceeding the PBA’s, the police union would “absolutely” request the same.

Oct. 24

Pat Lynch appears in a photo accompanying a story in Newsday that mentions the police and fire unions’ endorsement of Gov. Pataki.

Oct. 23

Pat Lynch is seen and heard in soundbites on NY 1 and Fox-5 New York as the PBA and other police and fire line organizations endorse George Pataki’s re-election.

Oct. 19

Pat Lynch appears in a Daily News photo taken at the re-naming of a street in the 33 Pct. in honor of Police Officer Michael Buczek, killed in the line of duty 14 years ago.

Oct. 11

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a page-one story in The Chief about the PBA's successful attempt to have the state Labor Department cite the NYPD for issuing police officers "defective and damaged" bullet-resistant vests and failing to train them properly in the use of the vests.

Oct. 1

Al O’Leary is cited in an article in The Chief about police officers getting as much as a 12.75 percent pay increase in October and retroactive pay on Nov. 22. In the evening, Pat Lynch appears on the ABC Network’s “World News Tonight” in a story about defective bullet-resistant vests.

September

Sept. 22

A letter-to-the-editor by Al O’Leary correcting misstatements in a recent editorial is published in the New York Post.

Sept. 17

Al O’Leary is quoted in an article in The Chief, saying that the city’s representative on the PERB panel at one time discussed a 30-month deal providing 17.5 percent raises in exchange for longer tours – but no extra appearances – and then backed away from the proposal. Manhattan South Trustee John Flynn is quoted in an article in The Chief about the 9/11 memorial at ESU #1. O’Leary is quoted in a Daily News story about defective body armor.

Sept. 15

A New York Post editorial takes the city’s side in its analysis of the PERB contract award.

Sept. 11

Pat Lynch is mentioned in a New York Times story quoting Dana Eischen, chairman of the PERB arbitration panel, to the effect that he awarded the PBA a more generous deal than the other uniformed unions because the “record evidence clearly and convincingly” demonstrated “a recruitment and retention crisis…which, if left unaddressed, will hurt public safety.”

Sept. 10

Pat Lynch’s photo accompanies a story in The Chief about the PERB arbitration contract award.

Sept. 6

Quoting rank-and-file PBA members, the New York Times runs an article headlined, “Disappointed by Raises, Officers Praise Their Union.” The piece says police officers are blaming the mayor, the PERB panel and the city as a whole for not giving them bigger raises. Pat Lynch is quoted in a Newsday editorial and Staten Island Advance article about the arbitration decision. Al O’Leary is also quoted in the Advance story and in one in the Daily News. Newsday publishes an op/ed-page piece by O’Leary on the injustice of the necessity for our cops to moonlight to make ends meet.

Sept. 5

Pat Lynch is quoted in two New York Times articles and in stories in the New York Post, Daily News and The Sun about the PERB contract arbitration award. Al O’Leary is quoted in the Newsday story.

Sept. 4

Pat Lynch appears on NY 1, Channels 2, 4, 5 and 7 and is heard on WCBS-Radio reacting to the contract arbitration award announced by the PERB today. Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar is profiled in the New York Times on the occasion of his elevation to PBA Second Vice President.

Sept. 3

Al O’Leary is quoted in Len Levitt’s column in Newsday, reacting to an item headlined, “PBA, Kelly Failing to Communicate.” O’Leary is also quoted in a story in The Chief about new proposals to raise funds to pay police and firefighters better. The Chief also reports that the PBA made Sen. Charles Schumer its Man of the Year at the convention.

August

August 28

Pat Lynch is quoted in Newsday in a story about 20 City Council members voicing their support for a dedicated tax to help pay cops more. Al O’Leary is quoted in the New York Post, responding to Mayor Bloomberg’s statement that cops need to provide givebacks for more pay. O’Leary is quoted in a Daily News story about the PBA’s political contribution to Brooklyn Assemblyman Roger Green’s reelection campaign.

August 22

Pat Lynch appears on Phil Donahue’s MSNBC talk show talking about how New York City’s cops got the “praise but no raise” after 9/11.

August 21

Pat Lynch slams the draft PERB decision’s addition of 10 more tours for police officers in a NY Times story. Pat Lynch appears live on NY1's "Inside City Hall" with Dominick Carter where he expresses the membership's outrage at the possibility of 10 additional tours of duty in the draft PERB decision. Lynch also takes a swing at the "productivity" demands made by the city by drawing comparisons between the short work day teachers have and the long tour police officers work. Pat Lynch and Al O’Leary are quoted in Bill Farrell’s column in the Daily News, discussing the proposed PERB contract arbitration decision.

August 20

Pat Lynch slams the draft PERB decision’s addition of 10 more tours for police officers in a NY Times story. Pat Lynch’s op-ed piece entitled “Cops’ pay is city’s shame” appears in the Daily News. Lynch appears in a photo and is quoted extensively in the Chief Leader’s rally/PERB draft decision story. Al O’Leary and several police officers are also quoted.

August 18

Pat Lynch’s photo accompanies a series of letters to the editor of the New York Post, most of which sympathize with the PBA’s position on a raise for New York City police officers.

August 17

Pat Lynch and several police officers are quoted in a SI Advance front page article about the rally. PBA spokesman Al O’Leary is quoted in a NY Times, Daily News and Post stories in response to Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement that the PERB decision will come in lower than the PBA’s demands

August 16

Times Square rally is carried on the front pages of the NY Times, The Post, The Daily News and inside Newsday. Pat Lynch and many police officers are quoted regarding the plight of underpaid police officers in every story. The rally with a sound bite from Lynch is seen on every television news program and segments are carried live on NY1 and NBC TV. WCBS, WINS, WABC. Metro radio also broadcast sound bites of the rally.

August 15

Pat Lynch and John Giangrasso are quoted in the New York Post story about the Times Square rally, Lynch is quoted in the Daily News story and Al O’Leary is quoted in the Newsday piece. Columnists Stanley Crouch of the Daily News and Steve Dunleavy of the New York Post write pieces urging large raises for the city’s cops. Joseph Mancini and O’Leary are quoted in the New York Sun in a story about the rally. O’Leary is also quoted in a New York Times story about the PBA posting out-of-town police job openings on its web site. The New York Post names Pat Lynch in the headline and text of an editorial criticizing the PBA’s position in the PERB arbitration. Every local TV news station plus most of the news-radio outlets use footage and sound-bites from the PBA Times Square rally.

August 14

Pat Lynch appears live at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. with Fox-5 reporter and former NYPD detective Mike Sheehan on Good Day NY, previewing the planned PBA-UFA Times Square rally promoting a decent raise for New York City police officers. Lynch is mentioned, John Flynn and John Giangrasso are quoted and Joseph Mancini is paraphrased in a story in the Daily News previewing the rally. Al O’Leary is quoted in a Newsday story previewing the rally. Later in the day, the rally is previewed on Channels 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 47 and on NY1, as well as on WCBS-Radio, WINS-Radio and Metro-Radio. O’Leary is quoted in a Daily News story about the PBA posting out-of-town police job openings on its web site. Pat Lynch is mentioned in a column by the Daily News’ Michael Kramer criticizing Sen. Charles Shumer’s proposal to use FEMA funds for police and firefighter raises.

August 13

The Daily News writes about the planned police/fire rally in Times Square for fair pay. Pat Lynch and UFA Pres. Steve Cassidy are mentioned in the story while PBA Trustees John Flynn and John Giangrosso along with spokesman Joseph Mancini are quoted. The PBA’s ad “Now we need your support” is also discussed. Pat Lynch is mentioned and his photo is featured in a series of letters to the editor in the New York Post, most of which urge a “hefty” raise for New York City police officers.

August 12

Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News in a story about Mayor Bloomberg's reaction to Sen. Chuck Schumer's proposal to use funds from FEMA's post-9/11 federal aid to help pay for higher raises for police and firefighters.

August 11

Pat Lynch is quoted or mentioned in the Post, Newsday , Daily News and Staten Island Advance in stories about Sen. Chuck Schumer's proposal to use funds from FEMA's post-9/11 federal aid to help pay for higher raises for police and firefighters. He is heard on WINS-radio on that story.

August 10

Pat Lynch is seen and heard TV stations WCBS, WNBC, WNYW, WPIX and NY 1 and heard in stories about Sen. Chuck Schumer's proposal to use funds from FEMA's post-9/11 federal aid to help pay for higher raises for police and firefighters.

August 6

                

Pat Lynch is mentioned in stories in the New York Post and The Chief about the possible settlement of the PBA contract. Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a story in The Chief about Anthony Bottom, killer of Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones, being denied parole.

July

July 25

Pat Lynch appears on the set with Jim Ryan on Good Day New York, discussing the Judge Cropper story. Lynch's photo and quotes are in the New York Post story on Judge Cropper, and the Post's editorial quotes him prominently on the issue. He is also quoted in the New York Times story and mentioned in the Daily News. Lynch is also credited in the New York Times with appointing Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar to the PBA's top five as second vice-president.

July 24

Pat Lynch is quoted in a page-one story in the New York Post calling Justice Dorothy Cropper a hypocrite for her order that undercover cops should testify in open court revealing their real names. Joe Maccone is quoted in Newsday and the New York Times concerning the PBA's handling of funds distributed to the survivors of cops lost on 9/11. Lynch is seen and heard with the police commissioner on NY 1, MSNBC, Fox-5 at 11:30 a.m., WCBS-TV, WNBC-TV, WPIX, UPN-9, Fox-5 at 10 p.m. and WINS-Radio, complaining about Judge Cropper.

July 23

Stanley Crouch, in his column in the Daily News, quotes extensively from a letter he received from Pat Lynch arguing the case for a decent raise for New York City police officers, a position that Crouch strongly endorses in the column. Al O'Leary and 9/11 widow Pat Coughlin are seen and heard on NY 1 defending the PBA's distribution of funds to families of 23 officers lost on 9/11. Joe Maccone and Pat Coughlin appear on NY 1 strongly and convincingly rebutting claims by Frank Dominguez and Ed Hayes that the PBA has something to hide concerning their handling of funds distributed to the survivors of cops lost on 9/11.

July 20

Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News, complaining about a judge who tried to force two cops testifying in a drug case to reveal the names of undercover colleagues.

July 16

Bob Zink is paraphrased in an article in The Chief about the PBA's support for a bill before the State Legislature allowing retired New York City police officers to continue to collect their pensions while getting paid as teachers in the city public school system

July 15

Pat Lynch is mentioned in Len Levitt's "One Police Plaza Confidential" column in Newsday in an item about Rae Koshetz. NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trails, leaving to work in Ed Hayes' law office.

July 12

Pat Lynch is quoted in two articles in the Daily News, one on the issue of prisoner escapes and the other on the bill to allow retired cops to work as city school teachers while collecting their pensions. Lynch and Al O'Leary are quoted in the Staten Island Advance story on allowing retired cops to work as teachers. Lynch's press conference on prisoner escapes is aired on Channel 7-Eyewitness NY 1, News, CBS-2, WWOR-Channel 9, WPIX-Channel 11, Fox-5 NY, WCBS-AM and WNYC.

July 11

Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News and Al O'Leary is quoted in Newsday in stories about how 160 NYPD cops are defecting to the Port Authority Police Dept. Lynch appears on News-4, blaming the recent rash of prisoner escapes on poor equipment and inadequate lockup facilities.

July 4

Al O'Leary is quoted in a Newsday story about Ray Kelly's policy on not hiring cops with DWI convictions: "Pat Lynch is the one who believes that hiring people with DWI tendencies creates problems in the future." Lynch is also quoted in the Upper East Side edition of Our Town, commenting on the loss of manpower at the 19th Pct. and tying it to the low salaries.

July 2

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a story in The Chief about Anthony Bottom's application for parole.

June

June 30

Pat Lynch is quoted in stories in Newsday and the Staten Island Advance in which he opposes parole for Anthony bottom, killer of P.O.s Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones. Mrs. Piagentini is quoted in the Daily News story about the issue. Lynch is mentioned in a short in the Daily News about the promotion of ESU cops to detective specialist. The PBA is mentioned in a New York Post story about Police Commissioner Kelly's new rule banning Academy recruits with DWI convictions.

June 29

WABC's Eyewitness News airs interview with the widow of assassinated P.O. Joseph Piagentini and with Pat Lynch in press conference opposing parole of the man who killed the cop 31 years ago. Fox-5 New York runs soundbite with Mrs. Piagentini (Lynch is seen).

June 28

Pat Lynch is quoted in a New York Post story about the NYPD accepting recruits with DWI records and in a Daily News story about Ray Kelly's first six months as police commissioner.

June 27

The Times, News and Post cover the Anthony Bottom parole story without quoting Lynch.

June 26

Pat Lynch is heard on WINS and News-Radio 880 urging the Parole Board to deny cop-killer Anthony Bottom's parole request. NY 1 airs interview with Police Officer Joseph Piagentini's widow. Channel 2 covers the story by using a talking head with Councilmember James Barron, who favors freedom for Bottom. Bob Zink is also heard on WCBS-Radio urging the Parole Board not to approve Bottom's release.

June 25

A photo of Pat Lynch and other PBA board members with 79 Pct. winners of "Finest of the Finest" awards appears in The Chief. Joseph Mancini is quoted in The Chief, giving Lynch's position on the State Legislature's intention to allow police officers to bank their VSF payments as an incentive to delay retirement. The PBA's scheduled press conference with family members of assassinated Police Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini is mentioned in a Newsday story about the impending parole hearing for one of the cops' killers.

June 20

Pat Lynch is seen and heard on NY 1, Eyewitness News and Channel-9 News in PBA press conference expressing alarm over the sharp increase in police retirements and arguing that a decent pay increase is the only way to retain cops. WNYW-Fox-5 reads a short piece about the union's argument. Lynch is heard on WINS radio news on the same subject. The Daily News, citing Lynch's retirement statistics, runs a brief article on the press conference, and Newsday quotes him to the effect that many incoming recruits will enter the Academy in July without having undergone criminal and psychological background checks.

June 18

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes by Bob Linn accompany a story in The Chief about the teachers contract settlement's effect on the PBA's ultimate settlement.

June 12

Pat Lynch is quoted in a Newsday story about the NYPD's latest recruiting effort: "There is only one reason that the NYPD is not attracting enough candidates, and that's because terrorism has made policing a growth industry in America, and other police departments are dramatically out-paying the NYPD." The "police union" was similarly quoted in the New York Post story and the PBA's position was paraphrased in the Times story. PBA negotiator Bob Linn is quoted in the Times and Newsday in stories about how the teachers contract settlement will affect the police and fire unions' contract fate. The PBA's position is mentioned in a Daily News story on the same subject.

June 11

Pat Lynch is interviewed on WINS-Radio, commenting on what a dismal failure the NYPD's latest recruiting effort is.

  Story on memorial service in Queens Chronicle.

June 5

Pat Lynch is mentioned and Al O'Leary quoted in Bill Farrell's Civil Service column in the Daily News about the defeat of the motion to change the PBA's name.

June 4

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a story in The Chief about the May 30 ceremony ending the recovery effort at Ground Zero. Lynch and Al O'Leary are also quoted in a story in The Chief about the scheduled June 8 exam for NYPD recruits.

June 3

Pat Lynch is quoted in a New York Post column by Steve Dunleavy urging decent raises for New York City police officers. Al O'Leary is quoted in a Newsday column by Len Levitt about the defeat of the motion to change the PBA's name.

May

May 17

Pat Lynch is quoted through a spokesman in the New York Times story about increase in applications for June's police test. About the half the applications were filed on the internet.

May 16

An interview by Andrew Siff with Pat Lynch appears on NY 1. The interview was taped at The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington at the conclusion of Police Week ceremonies.

May 15

Pat Lynch is mentioned as being on the dais at the Police Week ceremony in Washington in NY 1's on-scene coverage by Andrew Siff.

May 9

An interview with Pat Lynch about the new DWI policy appears on NY 1 at 10 p.m.

May 7

Pat Lynch's position on the 22 percent raise New York City police officers deserve is included in reporter Andrew Siff's script in a NY1 standup about Mayor Bloomberg's testimony Monday before the PERB arbitration hearings. Lynch is mentioned (Al O'Leary quoted) in The Chief's story about the NYPD considering new and tougher penalties for police officers driving while intoxicated. Lynch is also cited in a short story in The Chief about the NYPD holding a walk-in recruitment test at Harvard. A talking head with Lynch is included in Siff's late-evening report on NY 1 about escaped prisoners.

April

April 30

Pat Lynch's photo and positions accompany a story in The Chief about the Independent Budget Office's report that included one-officer patrol in low-crime areas as a possible cost-saving measure. Lynch was characterized as opposing the idea. He is also quoted in The Chief's story about civilianization proposals.

April 29

The Port Authority police graduation is covered on WINS, which cites "police union" claims that the high percentage of NYPD cops in the class is "another example of experienced police officers leaving New York City for better paying police jobs in other communities and at other law enforcement agencies.

April 28

Pat Lynch is seen and heard extensively in a WABC-Eyewitness News special report about NYPD recruitment and retention. He is quoted in a New York Times story about Michael Kreiman, the rookie New York City police officer shot at a car-stripping crime scene.

April 27

Pat Lynch is quoted in the New York Post's coverage of the Port Authority police graduation and his message about low pay is included in the Daily News story about the graduation.

April 26

Pat Lynch is heard on WINS discussing today's Port Authority police graduation class, 85 percent of which was made up of former New York City cops — a high percentage he attributed to the low pay of the NYPD job. Sound-bites from Lynch at the graduation air in the evening on NewsChannel 4 and WWOR-Channel 9.

April 23

Pat Lynch is quoted in the New York Post and the Daily News in stories about how nearly half of Suffolk County's police recruits in the latest in yesterday's graduating class were former NYPD cops. Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a story in The Chief about the police and fire unions' support of Gov. Pataki after Andrew Cuomo charged that the governor was not a leader but Rudolph Giuliani's coat-holder in the aftermath of 9/11. Lynch is also quoted in The Chief's story about the battle between Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council over the wisdom of raising taxes to help narrow the city's budget deficit. Lynch's positions are paraphrased in Richard Steier's budget analysis, also in The Chief.

April 19

Pat Lynch is quoted in Newsday, calling Andrew Cuomo's remarks about Gov. Pataki holding Mayor Giuliani's coat after 9/11 "outrageous" and "scurrilous." Lynch continued in Newsday: "The governor came down at this nation's worst time. He wasn't holding anyone's coat. He went holding the hands of our family members who went missing in that pile."

April 18

Pat Lynch is quoted in a Daily News analysis of Mayor Bloomberg's backup budget. Half a dozen TV stations and various radio and print reporters cover a press conference at the PBA in which Pat Lynch and other police and fire union leader criticize Andrew Cuomo for saying Gov. Pataki was not a leader but only held Mayor Giuliani's coat in the aftermath of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. NY 1 and WABC Eyewitness News air Lynch soundbites.

April 17

Pat Lynch is quoted in Daily News and Newsday stories about Mayor Bloomberg's backup budget. He is also quoted in a New York Post story about the killer of Police Officer John Scarangella suing the state Crime Victims Board to hold onto $15,000 he won in a lawsuit.

April 15

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a Daily News story about the press conference in which Sen. Clinton supported the city using block grants from the federal government to help fund police officers' salary increases. The story is also covered in the New York Post.

April 14

Pat Lynch appears on News-4 NY in a piece with Sen. Hillary Clinton at a press conference in which the senator supported the city using block grants from the federal government to help fund police officers' salary increases.

April 9

Pat Lynch is quoted in The Chief, rebutting the city's PERB argument that there is no recruitment-retention crisis and criticizing the city for ignoring the problem. He is also cited in The Chief's Richard Steier's analysis of the city's flawed arguments.

April 2

Pat Lynch appears on NY 1's "Inside City Hall," promoting the PBA's positions in the PERB arbitration. PBA pension consultant Joe Maccone is quoted in The Chief, explaining the union's policy on the distribution of donations to the Widows' and Children's Fund.

March

Mar. 26

Pat Lynch is quoted in the New York Times and Daily News, denouncing the perjury indictment of Chuck Schwarz as a "witch-hunt."

Mar. 25

Pat Lynch is seen in file footage and his statement denouncing the perjury indictment of Chuck Schwarz as a "witch-hunt" is aired on NY 1 and News-4.

Mar. 19

The NY 1 story with Pat Lynch about the PERB arbitration continues to air. He is also quoted in the New York Times story about it, saying, "We have fallen so far behind these other jurisdictions (other police salaries in the region). That's why these jurisdictions are using the New York Police Department as a recruiting ground." Lynch's photo and quotes also accompany a PERB story in The Chief, which includes a comprehensive explanation of the PBA's wage-increase arguments as outlined in the brief the union submitted to the PERB. Lynch is also quoted in The Chief's stories about the PBA's proposed name change and about Police Commissioner Kelly's written order banning racial profiling.

Mar. 18

Pat Lynch's quoted opinions get good play in a Bloomberg News wire service story about the recruitment and retention crisis and the opening of the PERB arbitration. He is also interviewed on NY 1 about the PERB arbitration.

Mar. 14

Pat Lynch is quoted on NY 1 and News-4, saying the police commissioner's order banning racial profiling "isn't worth the paper it's printed on."

Mar. 13

The NY 1 story about the PBA's arguments before PERB for a minimum 21.9 percent increase continues to air. Pat Lynch is quoted in Newsday saying the police commissioner's order banning racial profiling "isn't worth the paper it's printed on."

Mar. 12

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a story in The Chief about 72 NYPD cops joining the Port Authority police. Also, the PBA brief submitted to the PERB March 11 becomes the lead story on NY 1, giving wide coverage to the union's arguments in favor of a minimum 21.9 percent raise for New York City police officers.

Mar. 5

Pat Lynch is quoted in The Chief's story about the appeals court decision in the Louima case. Lynch's photo and quotes are also contained in a page-one Chief article about Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's proposal to recruit police officers from Ivy League colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mar. 4

Pat Lynch's photo is in the Daily News coverage of the police-fire hockey game to benefit 9/11 survivors.

Mar. 1

Pat Lynch is quoted in a New York Times story about the effect of the Louima conviction reversals on police-community relations.

February

Feb. 28

Pat Lynch appears several times on NY1, WCBS-TV, WABC-TV, WNBC-TV, PIX-TV, WWOR-TV and WNYW-TV and on various news radio stations reacting to the appeals court decision in the Louima case.

Feb. 27

A letter by Pat Lynch is published in Newsday, complaining about Jimmy Breslin's column last week criticizing the work of the dogs of the NYPD's canine unit.

Feb. 26

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes appear in a page-one story in The Chief about the PBA's planned legal action against the city and the NYPD over the Feb. 20 promotions of 15 ESU cops to detective specialist. He is also quoted in a story in The Chief objecting to transferring the Twin Towers Fund to ex-Mayor Giuliani's control.

Feb. 25

A letter by Pat Lynch is published in the Daily News Voice of the People column. In the letter, Lynch expresses support for the 911 families opposition to transferring the Twin Towers Fund to ex-Mayor Giuliani's control.

Feb. 23

Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News and the New York Times reacting to Mayor Bloomberg's statements on WABC-radio about the city not being able to afford more of a raise for cops than already offered by Giuliani.

Feb. 19

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a page-one story in The Chief about Mayor Bloomberg's budget proposals. Lynch is also cited in The Chief's editorial about the issue. Lynch is also mentioned prominently in Len Levitt's "One Police Plaza" column in Newsday in a discussion about post-traumatic-stress syndrome among New York City police officers in the wake of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.

Feb. 15

Pat Lynch is cited in a New York Post story about P.O. Moira Smith's funeral, as reading a letter from President Bush calling Officer Smith a "true American hero."

Feb. 14

Pat Lynch is quoted in the Times, News, Post and Newsday, commenting on Mayor Bloomberg's proposed NYPD budget cuts.

Feb. 13

Pat Lynch is seen on Channels 4 and 7 and heard on radio news programs, commenting on Mayor Bloomberg's proposed NYPD budget cuts.

Feb. 12

Pat Lynch's photo and quotes accompany a page-one article in The Chief about the PBA's grievance over the suspension of the duty chart during the World Economic Forum. He is also quoted extensively in Chief stories about Police Commissioner Kelly's intention to hire an outside consultant to aid the recruiting effort and about Mayor Bloomberg's contention that his and Kelly's leadership will make a repetition of the Diallo tragedy unlikely.

Feb. 8

Pat Lynch is quoted in a New York Times story about Police Commissioner Kelly's plans to hire an outside consultant to aid the recruiting effort: "Solving this issue is not a difficult or complex one; it comes down to salaries."

Feb. 7

Recording Secretary Bob Zink is quoted in a Newsday story about police and fire widows urging passage of the Galapo bill.

Feb. 6

Pat Lynch is quoted in a New York Post story about the promotion of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie that associates the film with Sept. 11th. Also, Lynch's letter to the membership informing them of the PBA's grievance over the chart suspension during the World Economic Forum is quoted in Bill Farrell's civil service column in the Daily News.

January

Jan. 8

Pat Lynch's photo and comments appear in a story in The Chief about incoming Mayor Bloomberg's plans for the police budget. Lynch is also quoted in Chief stories about Ray Kelly as the new Police Commissioner and the mayoral Commission to Combat Police Corruption's finding that there are problems in the NYPD's recruit screening process.

Jan. 5

Pat Lynch is quoted in the New York Times story about Ray Kelly's swearing in as Police Commissioner.

Jan. 4

The following letter by Pat Lynch is published on the letters page of the New York Post: "Thanks for giving the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association credit for being the first to warn of the problems with the NYPD's recruitment screening process ("Too Many Bad Cops?" Editorial, Jan. 2). But you failed to mention a sure-fire remedy to the city's police recruitment-screening process. Pay cops what they're worth, and you'll have no trouble attracting heroes to sign on with New York's Finest."

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