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Archive 2010

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2010


December

Dec. 23, 2010 The day after the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation act passed, all of those who worked for its passage gather at Ground Zero to show appreciation for the united action.  Here is PBA video of Pat Lynch's remarks at that gathering.
Dec. 22, 2010 Jon Stewart's the Daily Show dedicated an entire broadcast to the need to pass the Zadroga bill.  The show embarrases every member of the US Senate who has voted against the bill while calling out the media who never bothered to report on the important story.  Police family and friends (our Dave Nicholson then a Sgt.) appear in Daily News story opposing the parole of another cop-killer.
Dec. 17, 2010 Seriously wounded PO Ricardo Ramirez is released from the hospital as Pat Lynch decries the release of his assailant on a low bail. Videos on NY 1 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7, PIX 11 and CBS 2; audio on CBS AM radio and 1010 WINS radio. Also in Newsday.
Dec. 16, 2010 New York Times blog quotes Pat Lynch regarding the swearing in of two sons of famous MOS
Dec. 11, 2010 In the Daily News and The Chief, Pat Lynch expresses outrage over the low bail for the attempted murder of a police officer and calls for the revocation and remanding of perp to custody. The families of fallen heroes are feted at the annual PBA Holiday party as reported by Ch. 11.
Dec. 8, 2010 Pat Lynch appears in a New York 1 story as the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act comes near to a vote in the US Senate.  View the entire interview on a PBA video.
Dec. 7, 2010

In a story reported in the Chief Leader, Lynch calls the elimination of the "vacation pay program" a foolish move.

The Chief Leader reports the lobbying efforts on behalf of the Zadroga bill.  Pat Lynch is pictured with Senators Schummer and Gillabrand and many other political and law enforcement leaders.

In a letter to the Chief Leader, the State Parole Commissioner responds to Pat Lynch's call to end cop killer's practice of "parole commissioner shopping" by denying its existence but making changes anyway to ensure that it cannot happen in the future. 

Dec. 3, 2010

Pat Lynch calls the elimination of the voluntary vacation pay program foolish and costly in the Post and the Daily News. The Chief Leader reports on the death of PO Robert Ehmer and the call to pass the Zadroga bill. The Chief also reports on Pat Lynch's effort to stop the practice of "parole commissioner shopping" by incarcerated cop-killers.

November
Nov. 29, 2010

Pat Lynch is part of a lobbying delegation in Washington DC that unveiled the shields of police officers who died from toxic exposure following 9/11.  The story was covered by Fox News and WPIX News as well as WCBS radio.

Nov. 26, 2010 Pat Lynch's call for changes to parole procedures that would prevent the onerous practice of "commissioner shopping" has won support of the Daily News in its editorial.
Nov. 25, 2010

In the Daily News, and on News12, WPIX and WNBC news, Pat Lynch continues to press for the passage of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation bill at the wake of another first responder, 47 year old retired police officer Robert Ehmer who died of 9/11 related kidney cancer.  Lynch's news conference generated a positive editorial from the Daily News. View the entire news conference on PBA Video.

Nov. 22, 2010 In the Daily News, Pat Lynch calls for changes to parole policy to prevent cop-killers from "commissioner shopping."
Nov. 17, 2010 Pat Lynch skips Zadroga bill lobbying trip to Washington DC to honor fallen fellow officer David Mahmoud of the 75 Pct who died of 9/11 related cancer.  With the family's blessing, Lynch joined by hundreds of MOS spoke with the media about the urgent need to pass the Zadroga bill now.  View the television, radio and newspaper coverage here:  News 12 Long Island; New York 1 News; NBC News; ABC News; WINS radio; Daily News; Newsday.
Nov. 14, 2010 New York 1 reports that Pat Lynch has been named to Governor-elect Cuomo's public safety transition team.
Nov. 13, 2010 On WCBS radio, Pat Lynch blames 15% increase in murders on lack of police officers on the streets.
Nov. 5, 2010

The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in endorsement of Cuomo for Governor, and reports massive support for the Timoshenko family as cop killers are arraigned in a separate shooting

October

Oct. 27, 2010 Pat Lynch calls the killers of PO Russel Timoshenko “maggots who should never walk the streets.  View TV coverage on NY 1 News; Fox 5; WPIX; ABC; News 12 Brooklyn; News 12 Long Island.  Read print coverage in:  Daily News; Post.
Oct. 24, 2010 On WNBC and in the Daily News, Pat Lynch praises PO Feris Jones for her quick and professional action during an armed robbery.
Oct. 1, 2010 Responding to Bloomberg's comment in the Chief-Leader about more cameras and fewer cops, Pat Lynch says cameras never made an arrest or stopped an act of terrorism.
August
Aug. 31, 2010 In the Daily News, Pat Lynch slams the practice of cop-killers “commissioner-shopping” for favorable parole decision: news story and editorial
Aug. 18, 2010 On New York 1, Pat Lynch joins Mayor Bloomberg and PC Kelly at the hospital following the on-duty wounding of PO Ricardo Riveras.
Aug. 16, 2010 PBA endorses State Senator Frank Padavan for re-election: video on YouTube: articles in Queens Campaigner and Your Nabe

July

Jul. 30, 2010 In the Chief, Pat Lynch comments on the need for an expansion of the quota bill after it was approved by both houses in the state legislature. Pat Lynch hammers plea bargain deal for wilding miscreant in the Daily News.
Jul. 29, 2010 Lynch states in the Daily News that danger and stress will not diminish for future police officers and that "presumptive" laws exist to protect those who routinely face danger in the service of the city.
Jul. 23, 2010 In the Chief, Pat Lynch reacts to the conditional discharge of former MOS Patrick Pogan.
Jul. 22, 2010 Lynch's slap at has-been rapper turned actor's disrespectful behavior to an arresting officer is picked up local and alternative media:  Post, Gothamist; Allhiphop; Rapweekly; Jam
Jul. 9, 2010

In the Chief, Lynch protests that double cop-killer has earned the death penalty. Also in the Chief, Pat Lynch praises jury for recognizing that a "silent video tape doesn't tell the whole story" as officer is acquitted. In another Chief story, Pat Lynch says that results of so called "sodomy" civil trial sends a message to con-men that baseless suits will cost them.

Jul. 6, 2010 On PIX Ch. 11, Pat Lynch rails against the release of PO Stephen Gilroy's murderer.
Jul. 2, 2010 Pat Lynch argues for pension guaranty in the Chief Leader.
June
Jun. 30, 2010 Pat Lynch leads the charge against over-turning the death penalty for double cop killer Ronell Wilson whose federal death sentence was overturned on appeal.  Lynch's outrage hit the press only minutes after decision came down.  View TV coverage on Fox 5 News, Fox's Good Day NY, PIX 11, NY 1, NBC 4 and CBS 2; listen to radio coverage on WINS or NPR; and read stories in the NY Post or SI Advance.  Wilson will be re-sentenced and is still eligible for the death penalty. 
A verdict in Federal court will require con man Michael Mineo to pay court costs and three police officer's legal costs for filing a "baseless" civil action claiming he was sodomized by a police officer on the subway. See the NY 1 video. 
Jun. 16, 2010 On Channel 11, Pat Lynch speaks at anti-layoff rally at City Hall calling the loss of 6,000 police officers since 9/11 a "danger waiting to happen."
Jun. 5, 2010 The Daily News, Post (2 stories and editorial), Times, Wall Street Journal and the Chief Leader report Pat Lynch's and the union's outrage at the parole of the murderer of ESU police officer Stephen Gilroy. 
Jun. 4, 2010 On Channel 4, Channel 5, and Channel 7, Pat Lynch lashes out against the parole of the murderer of Police Officer Stephen Gilroy.
Jun. 1, 2010 In a video on News12 Brooklyn, Fellow officers and friends gather for a "walkout" of PO Carlos Olmedo who was severly injured when he was hit by a motorcycle while pursuing perps is transferred from Lutheran Medical Center to a rehab facility.
May
May 28, 2010 Pat Lynch slams the feds in the Chief-Leader for failure to release funds for 9/11 cancer study.
May 25, 2010 On Ch. 7, Ch. 5 and NY 1 News, PBA president Pat Lynch calls the proposed “shoot to wound” legislation “absurd.”
May 19, 2010

In the Daily News, Pat Lynch calls the federal government's failure to fund 9-11 cancer study's "an insult" to WTC responders.

May 17, 2010

Daily News reports the cancer death of PO Robert Oswain while Pat Lynch calls for federal assistance for ill responders. In the Wall Street Journal, Pat Lynch comments on the tragic accident that left PO Carlos Olmedo fighting for his life in Lutheran Hospital.

May 16, 2010 NY Post printed a letter from Pat Lynch objecting to the glorifying of a cop killer.
May 13, 2010 The Queens Chronicle reports Pat Lynch's warning about low staffing despite the Mayor's decision to replace officers who have retired.
May 11, 2010

Reported in the Daily News, defective daisy chains, pointed out by the PBA, are removed from service. In the Chief, Lynch calls police hirings good but not enough.

May 10, 2010 Pat Lynch's letter to the editor of the New York Post on the alleged turnaround of a cop-killer
May 7, 2010 PBA reactions to Executive Budget covered in Wall Street Journal and Newsday
April
Apr. 29, 2010 After the verdict in the Patrick Pogan "bike push" trial, Pat Lynch said that when a "mistake becomes a crime" it has a chilling effect on police officers particularly newer ones.   Video coverage on NY1, Ch. 5, Ch. 2 at 6 PM, Ch. 2 at 11 PM and Ch. 11; print stories in Daily News, Post, the Associated Press and the Chief-Leader.
Apr. 23, 2010 New York 1 video: PBA president Pat Lynch calls for jury to decide the Critical Mass "bike push" case on the facts and to shun the publicity surrounding the case.
Apr. 9, 2010 New York 1 video: In reponse to Mayor Bloomberg's announcement of no police layoffs, Pat Lynch calls for an expansion of the NYPD.
Apr. 5, 2010 On NY 1 News, Ch. 5 and Ch. 11; as wounded PO Robert Salerno is released from Lincoln Hospital, his parents praise the department and the PBA for their support during his recovery.


March

Mar. 30, 2010 Pat Lynch says fewer cops means more crime in a story reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Mar. 27, 2010

In the Daily News, Pat Lynch calls mutt's apology to victims an "apology of convenience" while arguing against parole. Pat Lynch warns in a New York Post article that the lack of police officers is emboldening criminals to carry guns and use them and warns against the start of a downward spiral.

Mar. 26, 2010

Chief-Leader: Pat Lynch is quoted in an article about the misinformation campaign being waged against defined pensions in a Barrons magazine cover story.

Mar. 14, 2010 New York 1 video: PBA Prez Pat Lynch joins elected officials in support of passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  Lynch has been actively lobbying for the inclusion of cancers as a covered illness in the federal legislation.
Mar. 5, 2010 Pat Lynch tells the Chief Leader that without more police officers, taking station agents out of subway stations will make the subway more dangerous.
February
Feb. 22, 2010 Pat Lynch slams a plan to let CCRB attorneys prosecute trials in the NYPD trial room, reported in The Chief and Newsday. Pat Lynch also reacts to the acquittal of three officers falsely accused of sodomizing a perp or attempting to cover it up on Channel 5, Channel 7 at noon; Channel 7 at 11 PM; Channel 4; Channel 11, and on CBS Radio and in the Chief-Leader.
Feb. 17, 2010 Pat Lynch supports three officers at alleged sodomy trial calling the charges "fiction" in the New York Times and is interviewed on NY 1 News.
Feb. 4, 2010 In an op-ed piece published by the Daily News, Pat Lynch warns the city that further reductions in NYPD staffing will result in more dangerous streets and a return to the "Bad Old Days" of high crime in NYC.

January

Jan. 30, 2010 Lynch calls video "necessary force" in Daily News and New York Post.
Jan. 29, 2010 Pat Lynch calls alleged brutality video "necessary force" on NBC Channel 4, Channel 7, and Channel 11 news.
Jan. 25, 2010 PBA president Pat Lynch reacts to the impact of Albany's proposed budget and possible layoffs: in stories in the Daily News and on Channel 11.
Jan. 21, 2010 Pat Lynch says three officers will be cleared at 71 Pct. alleged "sodomy" trial on Channel 11, Channel 5 and Channel 9, and on WINS 1010 radio.
Jan. 17, 2010 Daily News reports Pat Lynch's anger at Community Board Manager's comments on street renaming.


More print and video news stories can be found listed by year: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 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.