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December 23, 2017

The Chief Leader reports on the PBA's "Truth Squad" that followed de Blasio to Iowa to warn against believing his support for unions. They also report on the sentencing of Demetrius Blackwell for the murder of PO Brian Moore and finally a report on the passage of two anti-police bills Pat Lynch says the Council put politics before public safety.

December 20, 2017

A team from the PBA followed de Blasio to Iowa to warn the nation that his support for unionism is all talk and no action. Reports appeared in and on: Daily News, New York 1 News; News radio 880; 1010 WINS Radio; NPR Radio; ABC 7 News; NBC 4 News; WOR Radio; WPIX 11 News, NY Times, Daily Beast, New York Magazine, Observer, Newsday, Breitbart, and Quad-City Times.

December 20, 2017

Coverage of the sentencing to life without parole of PO Brian Moore’s killer was covered by: Daily News, the Post, Newsday, Staten Island Advance, New York 1 TV News, 1010 WINS Radio and Regina Leader Post.

December 20, 2017

Coverage of the PBA’s objections to the passing of anti-police bills by the City Council on: New York 1, PIX 11 News, Daily News and Newsday.

December 19, 2017

The Times, the Post and the Daily News report on the PBA’s plans to highlight de Blasio’s anti-labor record — including offering police officers 42 months of zero raises — during his appearance at a political event in Des Moines, Iowa. Reports also appeared on New York 1 News, ABC 7 News and 1010 WINS and WNYC Radio.

December 19, 2017

Newsday and WCBS Radio report on the upcoming sentencing of the cop-killer who murdered P.O. Brian Moore.

December 19, 2017

A New York Post story about the City Council's movement of the "Right to Know Act" highlights the PBA's continued opposition to the bills, including the Pat Lynch's statement that the PBA had zero input into the revisions to the bills. Read the full statement here.

December 17, 2017

The PBA's tradition of caring for families in need continues with donations of toys in Far Rockaway and Brownsville and the sponsoring of a holiday dinner for families living in shelters in conjunction with the Crown Heights Youth Collective. Stories appeared on New York 1 News and in Newsday. Read the press release here.

December 13, 2017

Pat Lynch hammers the City Council’s revisions to two additional police oversight bills calling them dangerous for discouraging pro-active policing that fights terrorism. See the NY Daily News, Post, AM New York, Observer and New York 1 TV News. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

December 10, 2017

The Daily News, the New York Post and ABC 7 TV News report on the PBA‘s annual holiday party for the families of the fallen.

December 7, 2017

In an op-ed piece published by the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch takes Mayor de Blasio’s hypocritical “support” of unions to task.

December 1, 2017

Chief Leader: PERB Mediator appointed as last step before arbitration. Union is not concerned that no other unions have settled in this round.

November 29, 2017

The State, at the PBA’s urging, has appointed a Mediator in an effort to arrive at terms of a contract for our police officers. Reports appeared in: Daily News; NY Post and AM New York.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

November 21, 2017

Pat Lynch hammers the management of Brooklyn College for failing to support NYC police officers when students call for a ban of cops on campus. Stories appeared in: NY Post; College and University and an editorial appeared in the NY Post. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

November 14, 2017

The Chief Leader reports the conviction of the killer of PO Brian Moore and the acquittal of PO Wayne Isaacs.

November 10, 2017

Line-of-duty Widow Kathleen Murray Moran, wife of fallen P.O. Brian Murray, appeared on Fox 5 News Morning to discuss her new memoir "Life Detonated" about the aftermath of her husband's death while defusing a terrorist bomb on September 11, 1976.

November 10, 2017

The media reports on the verdict in the trial of P.O. Brian Moore's killer, who was found guilty on all counts. NY1 carried the press conference with the Moore family and Pat Lynch live. Reports also appeared on NY1 News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Long Island, WINS Radio, WABC Radio, WOR Radio, WCBS Radio and in the Post, the Daily News, Newsday, the Times, and the Albany Times Union.

November 9, 2017

Media reports on jury deliberations in the murder of police officer Brian Moore. Reports appear in: New York 1, NBC 4, WINS, Newsday, NY Daily News, NY Times, and the NY Post.

November 9, 2017

The Daily News reports the Transit Bureau’s intention of returning to solo patrols. Pat Lynch is quoted saying “there has never been a time when it was more urgent for police officers to patrol in pairs particularly in the subway…“ Read Lynch‘s entire statement.

November 7, 2017

The Chief Leader praises PO Ryan Nash and his fellow officers for their role in stopping the horrific terrorist attack on the West side of Manhattan last week.

November 7, 2017

PO Wayne Isaacs is acquitted of all charges in a “road rage” incident where he was attacked, struck and had his life threatened by motorist with a long criminal record.  Pat Lynch called the verdict “proper and just” (see full release) while noting police officers have to react to dangerous situations on duty and off.  Reports appeared in:  Fox 5 TV; WNYC radio; NY Times, Daily News. NY Post, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, AMNY, Times Union.

November 3, 2017

Praise for the work by the team of officers who stopped the terrorist attack continues to roll in. Stories appeared in: The Chief Leader; Gothamist and the Hindustan Times. The story has been picked up internationally.

November 2, 2017

PBA president Pat Lynch issued a statement to all news media praising the courageous work by a team of four officers who played a critical role in stopping the terrorist attack in downtown Manhattan. Read the entire statement. Reports praising the officers appeared in: NY Times; PIX 11 News; ABC 7 News; Daily News; Newsday; CETUSNews (a reprint of the Wall Street Journal story); Times Union; NY Post and the Voice of America.

October 31, 2017

The Chief Leader reports: PBA president’s support of Gov. Cuomo’s call for better enforcement on the subway; Lynch’s take on new evaluation protocols from the Federal Monitor; and his comments on the first day of the murder trial in the killing of PO Brian Moore.

October 25, 2017

Pat Lynch hammers elected officials who complain about quality of life issues and then make policy preventing police from addressing those problems. He is quoted in stories about homeless on the subway in: NY Times: CBS 2 News and Fox 5 News. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

October 21, 2017

The Chief Leader reports on the City's demands of 42 months of zeros for the next police officer's contract.

October 21, 2017

Reports regarding the start of the murder trial in the killing of police officer Brian Moore appeared in the NY Daily News, Post, Newsday, DNAInfo, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 morning and evening reports, News 12 Long Island, New York 1, WCBS radio, and WINS radio.

October 20, 2017

Speaking to reporters outside of Queens criminal court before the start of the trial of the killer of P.O. Brian Moore, Pat Lynch said that New York City police officers would be there through every step of the process to see the cop-killer face justice. During a break in the trial, Lynch slammed the "insulting" excuses offered by the defense, including their claim that the cop-killer's epilepsy caused him to murder P.O. Moore in cold blood.

October 8, 2017

This week's edition of The Chief Leader reports on the following stories: NYPD denies slowdown after police assassinations; NYPD helping in PR; PO sues Blake; active shooter training must include hotels, etc.; school metal detectors are case by case; EMS fights for 9/11 disability; and NYPD promotions.

October 3, 2017

The Chief Leader reports the following stories in this week’s edition: Black Detectives sue NYPD claiming bias in promotions; cop arrested as pimp is sentenced; local TWU president goes national; Supreme Court to hear agency fee case — unions concerned; Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, who is supported by the PBA, is being treated unfairly.

September 29, 2017

The Long Island Herald ran a story about future Eagle Scout, Conor Lynch, who won a scholarship and credited his uncle Pat of the PBA for being his inspiration to study law enforcement, politics and to serve the community.

September 29, 2017

Pat Lynch’s call made in the year 2000 for a boycott of Springsteen shows — following the release of the song “American Skin, 41 shots” — popped up again in an analysis of minority protests published today in the magazine “The Week”.

September 27, 2017

Pat Lynch called for a Bronx Supreme Court Judge to be held accountable for “extraordinarily poor judgment” for releasing a man arrested with a bag full of guns and knives on to the streets who later shot a Yonkers Police Officer.  The injured officer, Kayla Maher, is the daughter of a retired NYPD Sergeant.  She is expected to fully recover. See Daily News and PBA press release.

September 26, 2017

The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the anti-police John Jay College adjunct professor who tweeted about teaching “…future dead cops.” They also report on the SBA’s representation of a member in the deadly shooting of an EDP; Pat Lynch’s participation in a rally for striking cable workers and they editorialize on the topic of releasing police disciplinary records to the public.

September 19, 2017

The City Journal published the most fact-based and logical analysis of the Garner incident written to date.

September 18, 2017

The controversy over an Antifa professor who tweeted about teaching “future dead cops” continues to travel around the globe along with Pat Lynch’s call for his immediate firing.  Stories appeared in: NY Post; Police One News; the Ottawa Citizen (Canada); the North African Business News Vine (Africa); Modern Survival Living and on AM 1510 – The Revolution, Boston MA.

September 17, 2017

Pat Lynch's response (read the press release) to Michael Isaacson's explanation about "teaching future dead cops" generated another round of national news most of which include Lynch's call for Isaacson's immediate firing.  Reports appeared in: Daily NewsNewsdayNBC NYAustralian NewsCollege and University News # 1True Viral NewsCollege and University News #2; Conservative Firing Line;; Georgia Newsday;  Here is a sample of TV and radio news about the story (there were far too many to list in this report): WOR radioWLW AM Cincinnati, Ohio; AM 570 radioFox 5 News.

September 16, 2017

City and State reported the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association contribution to politicians who won their primaries.

September 16, 2017

PBA President Pat Lynch called for the immediate firing of anti-police Professor Michael Isaacson of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Stories ran in the Daily News; New York Post; the Washington Times; Independent Journal Review; Breitbart; the World News; The Jewish Daily Forward:; PJ Media: Police Magazine; Public Now; One News Page;  EveryJoe; CBS Radio;WJRM Detroit (on the syndicated Michael Savage show which is heard across the nation): NBC 4 TV.

September 15, 2017

The Chief Leader reports on the premature decision by CCRB to charge an officer in the Garner case before interviewing those involved.

September 15, 2017

PBA president Pat Lynch is vehement in his opposition of the release by the department of body cam footage of a police involved shooting of a man with a knife and simulated gun.  Reports were published in: NY Times, NY Daily News; NY Post; NTD-TV; Reuters; International Business Times; Gothamist; The Mirror UK.  Broadcast media reported the story on: WINS; NBC 4; ABC 7; FOX 5; PIX 11; NY 1 News.

September 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports on the rising number of 9/11-linked cancers ravaging first responders.

September 12, 2017

In a Chief-Leader story about the turmoil at CCRB, the Chief-Leader quotes Pat Lynch's criticism of the board's recent proposal to stop including complainant's rap sheets in case files, calling it one more example of the anti-police bias that has "always infected the supposedly impartial CCRB." Read full quote.

September 2, 2017

The Chief Leader reports on the naming of the PBA's Person of the Year while the Daily News reports on the CCRB's continued anti-police bias, quoting Pat Lynch.

August 29, 2017

The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s endorsements in races for the City Council.

August 23, 2017

The Daily News reports on the PBA's filing for impasse in its negotiations with the City, and quotes Pat Lynch saying that the union would prefer to reach another negotiated settlement, but the City has refused to engage in any meaningful discussion. See full statement.

August 15, 2017

The Chief Leader published Pat Lynch’s response to the Chief’s editorial “Union Sound and Fury” which resulted from the PBA’s exposing the collusion between the city and the Uniformed Superior Officer’s Coalition. (See the original story.)

August 11, 2017

Endorsements for 11 City Council race were reported by the Staten Island Advance

August 11, 2017

Responding to an EDP call, PO Hart Nguyen of the 75 was hit by three rounds, two in the vest and one in the arm. Reports appeared in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Post; Times Union; Gothamist and AM New York.

August 10, 2017

Politico reports on the PBA’s choices (read press release) for upcoming City Council races.

August 10, 2017

Following the PBA’s accusations regarding collusion between the Uniformed Superior Officer’s Coalition and the city to artificially hold down PBA members pay (read the story here), the Chief Leader editorializes on the issue. 

August 4, 2017

The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s allegation of collusion by the Uniformed Superior Officers Coalition to artificially hold down the salaries of NYC police officers.

July 27, 2017

In a NY Daily News story, Pat Lynch called a bill to render rent subsidies to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, “…a good first step towards repaying our sacred debt to the families of the fallen.”

July 25, 2017

Watch the full video or excerpts from the PBA-recorded Tier 3 Pension Seminar containing a detailed explanation of the Tier 3 Enhanced plan.

July 24, 2017

The Wall Street Journal and WCBS-AM Radio report on the PBA's plans to endorse candidates who will speak up and defend police officers in this year's City Council races. See PBA press release.

July 22, 2017

In a report published by Newsday, Pat Lynch praises the heroism of PO Robert Summers at the officer's funeral. Summers died from 9/11 exposure related kidney cancer.

July 21, 2017

The Post praises two Queens police officers for saving a woman and her grandchild from a smoky fire in Ozone Park

July 21, 2017

In a Daily News article, Pat Lynch praises PO Robert Summers’ heroic actions during and after the attack on the WTC and for his courage in fighting the cancer which ultimately took his life.

July 20, 2017

PBA board officers, delegates and members turned out to thank Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature for taking action to protect New York City police officers during a ceremonial bill signing for the Tier 3 disability enhancements enacted during this past legislative session. See photos on Facebook and PBA-recorded video of the event.

July 17, 2017

NY1 News and News 12 Bronx report on the Brooklyn Cyclones honoring the family of P.O. Miosotis Familia during their NYPD Appreciation Night.  First Vice President John Puglissi told reporters that the event shows how the NYPD family has come together to support P.O. Familia's family following her death.

July 17, 2017

WABC Radio host Larry Mendte addresses the call made by PBA president Pat Lynch for the demotion or removal from the criminal court bench of Judge Lauren “Let’em Loose Lauren” Bailey-Schifmann. She released a homicidal/suicidal EDP who attacked a police officer, tried to take the officer’s weapon and admitted to detectives that he would have “killed all the cops” had he succeeded in getting the gun.

July 15, 2017

The Post reports on the PBA's letter to state court administrators demanding that Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman be demoted from presiding over criminal cases after she released without bail a mentally unstable man who attacked and attempted to disarm a 83 Pct member. Read the letter here.

July 13, 2017

Reports continue to appear about police officers turning their backs on the Mayor during the funeral for PO Familia.  Stories appeared on: Fox 5 news, WINS and in the Daily News and Newsday

July 13, 2017

News 12 the Bronx reported on a vigil in memory of PO Familia held at the 49 Pct.

July 12, 2017

To satisfy many interview requests on various topics including the impact of PO Miosotis Familia’s murder, de Blasio’s trip to Germany and the turnout for the funeral, Pat Lynch spoke to reporters before the funeral.  Stories ran on:  WWLP Springfield Mass.; WGEM Quincy Mass.; KJRH Tulsa Oklahoma; WINS radio; WDBO radio Orlando Fla.; WABC radio Imus in the Morning program; WOR radio John Gambling show; AM 970 radio Piscopo in the Morning show. 

July 12, 2017

Print coverage (some paper ran several stories) of PO Familia’s funeral appeared in: Times; Daily News; Newsday; Post; Post; Times; Newsday.  Reports of MOS turning their backs ran in Daily News and the Post.  Broadcast coverage of the funeral ran on: NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; News 4 NY; Fox 5 news; ABC 7 news; PIX 11 news; News 12 the Bronx; WNC8 Washington DC; CBS radio; WINS radio and WOR Mike Gallagher Show.  

July 11, 2017

In an interview this morning on Fox & Friends, Pat Lynch blasted Brooklyn Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman for releasing a mentally unstable man who assaulted one police officer and threatened to kill others. He also praised fallen P.O. Miosotis Familia on the day of her funeral in the Bronx.

July 11, 2017

The Times also published a retrospective on Transit PD P.O. Irma Lozada, the first female NYC police officer killed in the line of duty.

July 11, 2017

The Chief-Leader reports on P.O. Familia's death and the Department's hardening of vehicles.

July 11, 2017

The Daily News, Politico and the Times report the PBA's criticism of de Blasio's trip to Germany the day after P.O. Familia's death.

July 11, 2017

In a story about three separate threats to kill police officers in the past week, the Daily News reports the PBA's outrage at a judge who released one of the individuals without bail.

July 11, 2017

Newsday and the Post covered the wake of P.O. Miosotis Familia.

July 10, 2017

New York 1 News reports on the memorial on the 10th Anniversary of the death of hero officer Russel Timoshenko.  Members of the 71 Pct. were joined by Lynch and the PC.

July 10, 2017

The Daily News, Breitbart, and ABC 7 TV news report Pat Lynch’s outrage over a homicidal/suicidal EDP who attacked a police officer and attempted to get the officer’s weapon who was released by a judge.  See press release.

July 10, 2017

Lynch also criticized Mayor de Blasio for taking a last-minute trip to Germany the day after P.O. Familia's death in interviews that aired on NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

July 10, 2017

ABC 7 News covered the wake for fallen hero P.O. Miosotis Familia.

July 10, 2017

In interviews with NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News; and ABC 7 News, Pat Lynch blasted Brooklyn Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman for releasing a mentally unstable man who said he wanted to kill police officers after he assaulted and attempted to disarm an 83 Pct. member. See full PBA recordings of the CBS 2 and NBC4/PIX11 interviews.

July 9, 2017

Hundreds attend a vigil for fallen police officer Miosotis Familia outside the 46 Pct..  Pat Lynch spoke briefly at the vigil.  Stories ran in: Newsday; WOR radio; WINS radio; Post; CBS 2 TV; ABC 7 TV; Wall Street Journal; Daily News; PIX 11 TV; Fox 5 TV.

July 9, 2017

In a NY Post story about de Blasio missing the vigil to protest Trump at the G20 summit in Germany, Pat Lynch is quoted saying "no one in uniform is surprised."

July 7, 2017

Additional follow up stories regarding the cold-blooded murder of PO Miosotis Familia were broadcast on: NPR radio; News 12 NJ; ABC 7 news; PIX11 news. Print stories (several in the same paper) appeared in: Post; Post; Post; Gothamist; Newsday; Daily News; Daily News; Post; Times; ;Daily News: Post;  Newsday; Daily News.  Stories about hardening vehicles against bullets appeared in: Newsday; Times Union; Daily News; Post.

July 6, 2017

Print media publishes follow up reports on the murder of PO Familia.  Stories appeared in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Times; Newsday; Post: USA Today; Daily News; Wall Street Journal; Times; Post; SI Advance; CNN; Newsday; Washington Post; and the Times.  Print editorials and opinion pieces appeared in: Post; Post; Daily News; Post.  Television reports appeared on News 12 Bronx; NBC 4; ABC 7: Fox 5; CBS 2; PIX 11.

July 5, 2017

The Post reported a story about a cop-killer who seeks to be released from the restriction of parole in the murder of PO David Guttenberg. Pat Lynch was quoted saying: Lifting parole supervision “would be an outrageously irresponsible act that puts all the citizens of this city, police officers and the family of deceased Police Officer David Guttenberg at unnecessary risk.”

July 5, 2017

The city mourns the assassination of Police Officer Miosotis Familia in the Bronx.  The entire news conference announcing the assault was carried on Spectrum News (formerly New York 1 News).  Stories were also broadcast on CBS 2 newsPIX 11 newsNBC 4 newsWINS and WCBS radio.  The tragedy was also covered by the following print media: Times; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; PostGothamist; Daily News; Post (second story) and UPI

June 20, 2017

In an article about the indictment of a 15 year old as an adult in the dragging of PO Veve, the Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch saying “As Dalsh Veve, a dedicated and beloved police officer, lies in a hospital bed with his fellow officers vigilantly standing watch, we will do everything in our power to ensure that this dirtbag never has the opportunity to harm another NYC police officer or citizen again.”

June 17, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Justin Morrell is charged as an adult in the attempted murder of PO Dalsh Veve.  Reports appeared in: Post; News 12 Brooklyn; Daily News; ABC 7 News (June 16 and June 17); NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; NY Times; Newsday. See also PBA press release.

June 11, 2017

The PBA commissioned an environmental test at the 23 Pct. when an MOS was found to have Legionnaires disease.  The PBA's action was reported by The Post and WINS and WCBS radio.  Other reports appeared in: Newsday, Daily News, NBC 4 TV, Fox 5 TV, ABC 7 TV, New York 1 TV, News 12 TV.

June 6, 2017

Pat Lynch’s statement “We are still waiting for our elected leaders to do something, anything, to rein in the dysfunctional and out-of-control CCRB”  regarding misconduct by the newly appointed CCRB director is reported in the Chief Leader.

June 6, 2017

Follow up stories about the critical injuries to hero Police Officer Dalsh Veve include Pat Lynch’s call to charge the 15-year-old career-criminal as an adult and justifies charges against his two companions.  Stories appeared in:  NY Post, New York 1 News; News radio 880, PIX 11 News, ABC 770 radio, Daily News, Fox 5 News, NY Post, NY Times, Newsday.  See Pat Lynch's full statement.

June 5, 2017

Reports about PO Dalsh Veve being dragged and critically injured in Brooklyn while responding to a shots fired call appeared in:  NY Times, ABC 7 News, News 12 Bronx, UPI, Newsday, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, NY Post, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, and the SI Advance.

May 21, 2017

In the NY Post, Pat Lynch explains the working relationship NYC police officers have with State Troopers as he credits Gov. Cuomo for his response during the Times Square tragedy.