PBA in the News
Archive 2009

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December

Dec. 1 In the New York Post, PBA concerned about MOS assigned to patrol trains outside city limits.


November

Nov. 3 Action by PBA closes parole loophole for cop killer: Chief-Leader, Daily News


October

Oct. 19 PBA endorses Bloomberg: Daily News, Christian Science Monitor, Staten Island Advance, Chief-Leader; NY1 and channels 2, 4, 7, 9, 11 and WINS and CBS radio report on the PBA's endorsement of Mike Bloomberg for re-election as Mayor.
Oct. 12 In the Daily News, three heroes of 9/11 die of cancer in five days


September

Sep. 26 "It is our firm belief that, absent a death penalty, life in prison without the possibility of parole is the only just sentence for cop killers," Lynch said in a Daily News article describing how parole was postponed for cop killer Pablo Costello, who shot Officer David Guttenberg in 1978.
Sep. 12 In the New York Times, 9/11’s Litany of Loss, Joined by Another Name
Sep. 11 Video: Four NYPD MOS suffering from 9/11 related cancer are interviewed on CNN's American Morning.
Sep. 4 Videos on Channel 11 and New York 1: Pat Lynch encourages members to take advantage of on-job motorcycle training.


August

Aug. 13 Editorial in the Daily News on the myeloma report.
Aug. 10

9/11 Responders May Be At Raised Myeloma Risk: Associated Press, US News & World Report

Aug. 7

The Chief remembers Frank Bruno.


June

Jun. 11

Police and Fire protest of Gov. Paterson's veto of the Tier II pension is reported on NY1, Ch. 2, Ch. 5 and Ch. 9.


April

Apr. 28 In a Fox 5 exclusive, Pat Lynch states there are not enough police officers to fight crime and terrorism simultaneously as Fox 5 reports a plan to replace police with TSAs doing bag searches in the subway. Chief: Pat Lynch slams WTC health legislation that ignores cancers. Chief: PBA praises passage of COPS program that will bring 2,500 additional police officers to NYC.
Apr. 14 In an article in the Chief (dated 4/17) about City plan to lay off 7,000, Pat Lynch says "Police pensions ... "which are about average in the law-enforcement profession, are not the problem and reducing them for future officers will not save any money in the near future and will only create a recruiting crisis for the NYPD. The real problem is the loss of revenue due to the collapse of the stock market, and this is a temporary problem . . . As usual, the group of millionaire lawyers, investment bankers and real-estate moguls who run the arm of the Mayor's press office called the Citizens Budget Commission are far off the mark on this issue." The Chief's editorial reports "President Pat Lynch dismissed its pension findings this way: "As usual, the group of millionaire lawyers, investment bankers and real-estate moguls who run the arm of the Mayor's press office called the Citizens Budget Commission are far off the mark on this issue."
Apr. 3 In videos on Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 11 and New York 1, Lynch calls conviction of PO Lora for Man. 2 “a devastatingly wrong verdict” which will send a message to all police officers to “walk on by” an incident when off duty.
Apr. 2 Lee Woods, one of three who murdered PO Russel Timoshenko and wounded PO Herman Yan, is sentenced to life without parole plus 65 years in the Daily News, Post and Newsday.
Apr. 1 Lee Woods is sentenced to life without parole plus 65 years on New York 1, Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 7, and Channel 9. Also covered


March

Mar. 25 Ch. 2, Ch. 7 and Ch. 4 report the acquittal in the attack of PO Eric Hernandez.  NY1 reports the acquittal with a statement for Pat Lynch.
Apr. 14 In an article in the Chief (dated 4/17) about City plan to lay off 7,000, Pat Lynch says "Police pensions, "which are about average in the law-enforcement profession, are not the problem and reducing them for future officers will not save any money in the near future and will only create a recruiting crisis for the NYPD. The real problem is the loss of revenue due to the collapse of the stock market, and this is a temporary problem . . . As usual, the group of millionaire lawyers, investment bankers and real-estate moguls who run the arm of the Mayor's press office called the Citizens Budget Commission are far off the mark on this issue."
Mar. 20 Pat Lynch comments in the Chief-Leader as Lee Woods is found guilty of murder in the death of PO Russel Timoshenko. Pat Lynch is also quoted in an article in the Chief-Leader that shows the city is lying about the VSF.
Mar. 17 Video: Former NYPD detective and Fox News reporter Mike Sheehan joins the PBA's ranks during St. Patrick's Day parade. Editorial in the News on the guilty verdict of Lee Woods.
Mar. 16 NY1 News, Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 11 and News 12 Brooklyn as well as print stories in the News and Post cover the guilty verdict of Lee Woods in the murder of PO Russel Timoshenko..
Mar. 13 News 12 video: Pat Lynch comments on the defense of accused cop killer Lee Woods.


February

Feb. 25 Videos on Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 7, Channel 5, Channel 9, News 12 Brooklyn and New York 1: PO TImoshenko's killer blames the media and PBA for his conviction while Lynch calls for the death penalty.
Feb. 10 NY1 reports on the PBA and public reaction to the cancellation of the January 2010 police class.
Feb. 9 In a Post article detailing the arrest of a paroled cop-killer for DWI, Pat Lynch said: "Had coldblooded cop-killer Albert Victory received either of those sentences [death or life imprisonment], he would not be endangering the lives of innocent New Yorkers by driving drunk on a Sunday morning."


January

Jan. 14 NY1, Ch. 2, Ch. 4, Ch. 7 and News12 Brooklyn report the sentencing of Robert Ellis for weapons possession in the Timoshenko case with the PBA's reaction.
Jan 9-10 New York 1, Channel 2, Channel. 4, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 11, and Bronx 12 News report the PBA's reaction to ten-year sentence for Lilo Brancato for his involvment in death of PO Enchautegui.10-Year Sentence for Brancato: Also covered in articles in the Post, Newsday, News, Times, WNBC, NY1.

More print and video news stories can be found linked by year: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002. See also the current year, and full indexes of articles and video listed by individual news organizations. Stories from 2001 and earlier can only be found under the individual news organizations.