What's New on This Website (2015)

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DateWednesday, December 23, 2015

    • With graduation day fast approaching, PBA board officers, delegates and other PBA team members spoke with the recruits at the Police Academy yesterday to help them understand their union rights and benefits before they head out on patrol for the first time. See photos on Facebook.

DateTuesday, December 22, 2015

    • New York 1 News does a police related 2015 wrap up in which it mentions the murders of police officers, the addition of 1,300 cops, the union's dissatisfaction with the arbitration outcome, protests against the Mayor and body cams, among other department initiatives.

    • Press release: Statement by President Patrick J. Lynch on the death of Det. Joseph Lemm

DateSunday, December 20, 2015

DateSaturday, December 19, 2015

    • Pat Lynch joined members of the New York Congressional delegation, as well as other elected officials and union leaders, for a rally near the World Trade Center to applaud the permanent renewal of the Zadroga Act's health benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors. See PBA-recorded highlights of the event.

    • Press release: PBA president Patrick J. Lynch on the renewal of the Zadroga Act

DateThursday, December 17, 2015

    • TADAM: Retroactive Uniform Allowance Payments

DateMonday, December 14, 2015

DateSaturday, December 12, 2015

DateFriday, December 11, 2015

    • Hundreds of police officers and community members stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a fallen hero, as the street in front of the 105 Pct. was renamed in honor of P.O. Brian Moore. P.O. Moore was murdered in the line of duty in the Queens command in May. Police Commissioner Bratton, Council Member I. Daneek Miller, PBA President Pat Lynch and P.O. Moore's parents spoke at the event. See photos and PBA-recorded video of the full event and Pat Lynch's remarks.

DateThursday, December 10, 2015

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    • Islanders star, Matt Martin, ran a free clinic for the children of fallen officers and donated $5,000 to the fund.  Pat Lynch praised him not only for his financial generosity but also for taking time to work with the children in this free clinic.  The NY Post reported the story. See also photos on Facebook and a video.

    • In a video posted by Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart lends his voice to the campaign to renew the Zadroga Act's health and compensation benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors.  Use the "Take Action" tool on this website to contact your representatives to demand their support. (There may be a lag before the tool is fully loaded.)

DateSunday, December 6, 2015

    • PBA board members attended the 42 Pct. communion breakfast in the Bronx, the only remaining precinct-level communion breakfast in the NYPD. See photos on Facebook.

DateFriday, December 4, 2015

    • PBA board officers and members, along with the father of P.O. Brian Moore, file out of a Queens courtroom after a brief appearance by cold-blooded cop-killer Demetrius Blackwell, who will stand trial for P.O. Moore's murder. See photos on Facebook.

DateWednesday, December 2, 2015

    • PBA board officers joined the family of P.O. Vito Mauro at the 67 Pct. for the dedication of a memorial plaque in his honor. P.O. Mauro passed away December 2, 2008 as the result of September 11-related illness. See photos on Facebook.

DateTuesday, December 1, 2015

    • See photos of the PBA's mobile billboards on the streets across the five boroughs, spreading the message that the Finest deserve better than the lowest pay. See the daily map of truck locations and routes here.

    • Read a message from Pat Lynch to members who retired on or after August 1, 2010, regarding retroactive payments. Action may be required if your address has changed since retirement.

    • The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s request to start contract negotiations for the next round; the UFA’s decision to wait for the PBA outcome before voting on their contract; the lack of training and equipment for patrol officers who will be the first responders in a Paris-style terrorist attack and the turnout of members for the court appearance of the killer of PO Randolph Holder.

    • This week's PBA ad in the Chief-Leader highlights arbitrator Howard Edelman's description of the police pay "paradox" and asks why he awarded New York City police officers below inflation raises that do nothing to fix it.

DateMonday, November 30, 2015

    • PIX 11 News’s Kori Chambers quotes the PBA’s  president, Pat Lynch,  criticizing the CCRB during the second part of a two-part “puff piece” series that claims to take a look at the inside workings of the CCRB.  Part 1 and Part 2.

DateSunday, November 29, 2015

    • Starting tomorrow, PBA billboard trucks will be hitting the streets to remind the public that even though New York City police officers' critical counterterrorism role continues to expand, they are still paid significantly less than the local and national market rate.  See a map of the tentative locations, routes and times for the billboard trucks here.

DateThursday, November 26, 2015

    • PBA president Patrick J. Lynch states that lives can be saved during a Paris style terrorist attack by equipping and training patrol officers who are the most likely to be the first responders.  Lynch gave the same advice following the coordinated attacks in Mumbai.  Reports appeared in the Daily News; Post; Daily Mail (UK) and on Fox 5 news, ABC 7 news and newsradio 880.

DateWednesday, November 25, 2015

DateTuesday, November 24, 2015

    • Outside the Manhattan courtroom where cop-killer Tyrone Howard entered a not guilty plea in the murder of P.O. Randolph Holder, Pat Lynch stood with P.O. Holder's father, PSA 5 members and PBA board members to praise P.O. Holder and his partner, P.O. Omar Wallace, as "everyday heroes."  Lynch told threporters: "We'll be here every day to make sure we see the day when this miscreant is behind bars and can never set upon a citizen or police officer again." See the PBA-recorded video of Lynch's remarks here and photos here.

    • Letter from Pat Lynch on Active Member Retroactive Payments & Rate Increase (see also important information provided by the City's Office of Labor Relations on Deferred Compensation Plan cut-off dates for retroactive payments).

    • This week's PBA ad in the Chief-Leader points out that arbitrator Howard Edelman's insistence on "pattern" is at odds with the City's own admission, dating back to the Giuliani administration, that bargaining patterns do not trump the Taylor Law's arbitration award criteria.

DateMonday, November 23, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President: Save lives by equipping and training patrol officers in counter terrorism

    • Offers & Discounts: Phillip Mahony, Esq., Bankruptcy representation

DateFriday, November 20, 2015

    • PBA President Pat Lynch, PBA board officers and delegates joined new recruits and their families for the annual Police Academy Family Day. See photos on Facebook.

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DateTuesday, November 17, 2015

    • The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s adamant objections to the PERB decision awarding two 1% raises to police officers calling it an insult to police officer’s work.  A letter from PBA president Pat Lynch strenuously objecting to a previous editorial run in the Chief also appeared where Lynch notes that PERB is not a casino where you roll dice, it is a body established by law to level the playing field in resolving pay disputes.

    • The PBA's ad in this week's Chief-Leader highlights Labor Relations Commissioner (and City arbitration panel member) Bob Linn's statement that New York City police officers' salaries are a "laughingstock," and points out that both he and arbitrator Howard Edelman have acknowledged the pay disparities but still think that cops deserve raises below the rate of inflation.

DateMonday, November 16, 2015

    • Pat Lynch spoke at the annual “Run for the Blue” event which displays all kinds of exotic automobiles to raise money for the PBA’s Widow’s and Children’s fund.  Lynch is quoted in Newsday and appeared on News 12 Long Island.

DateSaturday, November 14, 2015

DateFriday, November 13, 2015

    • Pat Lynch joins Congressmen Dan Donovan and Peter King along with Joe Zadroga, father of 9/11 victim Det. James Zadroga, and other police union officials in calling for the reauthorization of the Zadroga Bill at a news conference. Stories appeared in the Daily News and Jewish Political News and Updates. See Lynch's remarks and the PBA recorded video of the full event.

    • Arbitration Update: Final award circulated

    • Employment: new opportunities

    • The latest PBA ad in the Post says that 1% raises for police officers are consistent with the anti-police agenda that Mayor de Blasio has promoted since before taking office.

DateThursday, November 12, 2015

DateWednesday, November 11, 2015

    • Once again, PBA members, family and friends who turned out by the hundreds in front of Gracie Mansion tonight to tell Mayor de Blasio that New York City police officers deserve more than 1% raises for risking their lives to protect this city. See photos on Facebook.

    • The PBA's latest ad in the Post takes on Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton's claim that police officers won't have a problem with 1% raises, now that they have their NYPD-issued smartphones.

DateTuesday, November 10, 2015

    • In reports in Newsday; Daily News; Politico and the Fulton Post News, Pat Lynch educates the Mayor and Police Commissioner that high-tech gadgets don’t improve morale but helping police officers to support their families will. 

    • The Chief Leader reports on the rally in front of Edelman’s penthouse apartment last Thursday.

    • The latest PBA ad in the Post highlights the fact that arbitrator Howard Edelman simply parroted the de Blasio administration's talking points in his outrageous draft award. Another PBA ad in this week's Chief-Leader asks whether Edelman even bothered to read the Taylor Law's arbitration award criteria.

DateMonday, November 9, 2015

    • Press release: Pat Lynch takes the Mayor and PC to task for claiming that high tech gadgets and new vests have improved morale.

    • PBA Members: See information on Wednesday's demonstration regarding the draft PERB arbitration award

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    • The Run for the Blue which benefits the PBA’s Widows’ and Children’s fund features exotic cars and more.  See flyer for information.

    • The latest PBA New York Post ad notes that arbitrator Howard Edelman dismissed the growing risks and challenges faced by New York City police officers as "just part of the job."

DateSunday, November 8, 2015

    • A new PBA ad in the Post says that New York City police officers deserve more than 1% raises for the increasing challenges, burdens and dangers they face.

DateFriday, November 6, 2015

DateThursday, November 5, 2015

    • See photos and video highlights of the PBA's early-morning demonstration outside of arbitrator Howard Edelman's Manhattan condo building to protest his outrageous draft arbitration award.

    • DNAinfo and Politico wrote a curtain raiser on the planned protest at the home of PERB Chairman Howard Edelman.  The New York Post and Newsday published early reports on their website about the early morning event.  Finally, the Daily News reports about a fear of a police slowdown.

    • The latest PBA ad in the Post slams arbitrator Howard Edelman for ignoring the will of the Legislature and shredding the Taylor Law.

DateWednesday, November 4, 2015

    • A new PBA ad in the Post takes on "one-percenter" Howard Edelman's outrageous draft arbitration award

    • Offers & Discounts: Professional resumes by Joe Fodera

DateTuesday, November 3, 2015

DateMonday, November 2, 2015

DateSunday, November 1, 2015

    • NYPD members stood together with their brothers and sisters of the Nassau County PD as the Jamaica Ave. bridge over the Cross-Island Parkway was renamed in honor of Nassau County P.O. Arthur Lopez. P.O. Lopez was shot and killed in the line of duty while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run driver on October 23, 2012. PBA President Pat Lynch, Manhattan South Trustee John Flynn and NYC PBA members joined members of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the dedication event.

DateSaturday, October 31, 2015

    • The PBA’s call to boycott Quentin Tarantino films continues to grow as his father, Tony Tarantino, comes forward to the PBA to condemn his son’s cop-hating words.  Stories appeared in the Daily News; Post; BuzzFeed;  the New American and TV Newsroom and on NBC 4 News.  The Post ran an exclusive about the Tarantino family having members in the NYPD.  Entertainment Weekly ran two stories, one reporting New Jersey State PBA joining the boycott and the other about NAPO joining the boycott.

DateFriday, October 30, 2015

    • Press release: Tony Tarantino, Quentin’s father, says Quentin is dead wrong about police officers being murderers

    • As is normal in any case involving celebrities, the news about the PBA’s boycott of cop-hater Quentin Tarantino’s films is going viral.  Reports appeared in: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); the Latin Post: NY Times; Fox News; the Guardian and WINS radio news.  Fox News also reports that Tarantino’s father, Tony, believes that his son, Quentin, is “dead wrong” about cops being murderers.

DateThursday, October 29, 2015

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    • Rolling Stone magazine and the Los Angeles Times reports that the LA police union will boycott Tarantino films.  Los Angeles Police Protective League president Craig Lally said:  "Film director Quentin Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level this past weekend by referring to police as murderers during an anti-police march in New York. He made this statement just four days after a New York police officer was gunned down in the line of duty." 

    • A CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, PA and the Daily News reports FOP Lodge 5 joining the boycott reporting that FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby said; “Tarantino has shown through his actions that he is anti-police. Mr. Tarantino has made a good living through his films, projecting into society at large violence and respect for criminals; he it turns out also hates cops.”  CBS also repeated Pat Lynch’s original call for the boycott in its story.

    • CBS 2 News and Politicker NJ report that the New Jersey State PBA is also joining in the Tarantino boycott.  NJSPBA President Pat Colligan said that Tarantino "should be mindful of the potential dangers that can result from the dangerous rhetoric once it is ingrained in the mind of a person who is willing to harm an officer."

DateWednesday, October 28, 2015

    • Gallery: Photographs from the funeral of PO Randolph Holder

    • Politico reported Pat Lynch’s “A Word of Thanks” statement for the sympathy and support in the murder of PO Randolph Holder noting that Governor Cuomo was mentioned but the Mayor was not.

    • WCBS Radio reports that the LAPD is following the call from the NYC PBA to boycott Quentin Tarantino movies. The call to boycott Tarantno’s movies is slowly going national with a report in USA Today, Hollywood Reporter, and the Denver Business Journal.

DateTuesday, October 27, 2015

    • Press release: A word of thanks from PBA President Patrick J. Lynch

    • Veteran's Day Breakfast before Parade, Nov. 11

    • The Chief Leader reports the denial of a disability pension for an Internal Affairs “ticket fixing” investigator who claimed PTSD to which PBA president Pat Lynch said “we have questioned his legitimacy from the beginning.”

DateMonday, October 26, 2015

DateSunday, October 25, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President calls for a boycott of Tarantino films

    • In a smart op-ed in the Staten Island Advance, City Council Member Steven Matteo says that the "anti-police wave" of cop-bashing rhetoric, misguided legislation and increased scrutiny have created an extremely difficult work environment for police officers.  He notes that "with all of the recent focus in city government on the workplace conditions, pay, and benefits of New Yorkers, it is disconcerting how the NYPD is notably exempt from those concerns."

    • CBS 2 News reports on Pat Lynch's New York Post op-ed calling for City Hall to demonstrate meaningful, sustained support for police officers.

    • After Al Sharpton used the death of P.O. Randolph Holder to proclaim his "support" for police officers and blamed "extremists on both sides" for dominating the conversation about policing issues, Pat Lynch told the Daily News: “Al Sharpton has always been one of the chief extremists fanning the flames of anti-police sentiment for his own gain. Police officers need real support from our elected officials and the communities we serve, not empty gestures from attention-seekers.”

DateSaturday, October 24, 2015

    • In an op-ed column in the Post, Pat Lynch says that criminals like the one who murdered P.O. Randolph Holder once again feel emboldened to carry and use guns, and that police officers need sustained, meaningful support from City Hall — not just words of praise when a tragedy occurs — in order to restore order on the streets.

DateThursday, October 22, 2015

    • Speaking to ABC 7 News's N.J. Burkett outside PSA 5, Pat Lynch said "We've had four police officers killed. That's not an anomaly. That's happening because [criminals] feel emboldened on the street."

    • Dozens of police officers packed a Manhattan courtroom for the arraignment of cop-killing coward Tyrone Howard in the murder of P.O. Randolph Holder.  Following the arraignment, Pat Lynch told reporters that police officers will continue to turn out at court until P.O. Holder's murderer faces justice.  He added, "Violence against New York City police officers has to stop, and it has to stop now."  Stories appeared in the Daily News and the Post and on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 NewsCBS 2 News and WINS News Radio.
    • As the media continues to report on the life and tragic death of hero Police Officer Randolph Holder, the SI Advance, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and DNAinfo quoted Pat Lynch's call for prayers for P.O. Holder's family and for his sacrifice to "mark a new day of respect and appreciation for the men and women who stand between violent crime and the good people of New York."

DateWednesday, October 21, 2015

    • Funeral Arrangements for P.O. Randolph Holder
      NOTE: Viewing and funeral location has changed


      Tuesday, October 27, 2015: 0900-1800 hours
      Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York
      110-31 Merrick Boulevard
      Jamaica, NY 11433
      Tel# (718) 206-4600

      Wednesday, October 28, 2015: 1500 hours
      Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York
      110-31 Merrick Boulevard
      Jamaica, NY 11433
      Tel# (718) 206-4600

      Georgetown, Guyana

    • Press release: P.O. Randolph Holder

    • The local and national media report on the murder of P.O. Randolph Holder, member of the PSA 5 anti-crime team, who was killed while pursuing a gunman in East Harlem. Speaking at the hospital following P.O. Holder's passing, Pat Lynch asked for prayers for the family and said, "These police officers need your support as we bury our brother police officer.  But it can’t end there. We need your support every day, on every corner, in every neighborhood, so we can continue to carry ourselves like superheroes, so we can save you and protect you."  Reports appeared in the Daily News, NY Post (with an additional story with statements from Holder's father, a former police officer), the NY Times, Newsday, the SI Advance, DNAinfo, the Associated Press and USA Today, and on PIX 11 News, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News and WINS radio.

DateTuesday, October 20, 2015

DateMonday, October 19, 2015

    • Gallery: 27th Anniversary Memorial for P.O.s Buczek and Hoban

    • Hundreds of police officers, retired NYPD members, current recruits, PBA board officers and others joined the family of Ptl. Phillip Cardillo for a long overdue tribute to a fallen hero, as the street in front of the new Police Academy in Queens was renamed in his honor.  See photos, watch PBA President Pat Lynch's remarks or see the PBA-recorded video of the full event

    • Latest issue of The Beat

    • Pat Lynch responds to an off-the-mark editorial on the use of force that appeared in the Staten Island Advance.

DateFriday, October 16, 2015

    • Job Offer: Coordinator of Civic Education Training Programs at the 9/11 Museum

    • Offers: 40% off for Great Wolf Lodge

    • The latest installment of the PBA's New York Post ad campaign points out that New York City police officers are subject to the most intense scrutiny of any employees, in any profession, and yet they remain the lowest paid police officers in this area.

DateThursday, October 15, 2015

    • Enhanced vision benefits for PBA members. Click here for details.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch notes that the CCRB has “tipped their hand” showing that they are only interested in justifying their own existence by failing to include the 19% reduction in complaints in their press release.  Lynch goes on to question the value of the CCRB in that the level of complaints compared to the number of police actions in miniscule and says that the money spent on the CCRB would be better used hiring more police officers. Read Lynch’s entire statement here. Lynch is also quoted in the Staten Island Advance; on New York 1 News; Newsday; News 10 News; the Times Union; and on WCBS and WINS radio.

    • 22nd Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Dinner Dance of the NY Dominican Officers Organization

    • The latest PBA ad in the New York Post focuses on the growing complexity of New York City police officers' duties and their increasing reporting requirements, none of which have been accompanied by a corresponding increase in pay.

DateWednesday, October 14, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President addresses CCRB substantiation rate and camera suggestions.

    • Call to Arms: Murderer of Trooper to appear before Parole Board

    • The latest installment in the PBA ad campaign in the New York Post notes that while New York City police officers' responsibilities keep growing, they continue to be paid at a below-market rate.

DateTuesday, October 13, 2015

    • The latest PBA advertisement, which appears in the New York Post on Tuesday, Oct. 13, highlights the unparalleled level of oversight to which New York City police officers are subjected.

DateSunday, October 11, 2015

    • The 20 Pct. sponsored a BBQ for hundreds of military veterans participating in a 4-mile ruck-march through Manhattan. 20 Pct. PBA Delegate Gerry Clarke and 20 Pct. cops, bosses and community members all pulled together to make this second annual event a success.

DateFriday, October 9, 2015

    • Pat Lynch notes in a NY Daily News story and on News Radio 880 that the CCRB expedited the Blake mistaken ID case for publicity purposes saying that it’s the CCRB’s job “…to do a thorough and correct investigation, not to get a result to get a headline.” Coverage of the PBA’s objections to the CCRB’s substantiation of the use of force complaint in the Blake case continues to be reported.  Stories ran on ABC 7 News; News radio 880 (an earlier version); PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News and on Fox 5 News.

    • At the swearing in of the new Police Academy class, Pat Lynch tells NY1 News that an even greater staffing increase is needed to restore the NYPD to the manpower levels that existed during the Safe Streets, Safe City program, which allowed police officers to proactively address crime and disorder.

    • PBA Snapshots: PBA executive board members joined community members and the family of fallen hero P.O. Robert Oswain in the Bronx today as the Matilda Avenue School was renamed the Police Officer Robert Oswain Educational Complex. Oswain (47 Pct.) passed away in 2010 of a 9/11-related illness.

DateThursday, October 8, 2015

    • Calling the CCRB a “…cop-hating branch of the New York Civil Liberties Union” PBA president Pat Lynch said that their substantiation of the use of force complaint in the Blake case is “no surprise” and that the officers would be vindicated upon a complete review of the facts.  Stories ran in Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, NY Post; NY Daily News and the NY Times and on NBC 4 News; ABC 7 News; Fox 5 News and WNYC radio.  See Lynch’s entire statement here.

    • Newsday reports the PBA’s endorsement of Kate Murray for Nassau District Attorney and quotes Queens South Financial Secretary Joe Rao who said that the PBA was “proud to back the Nassau County PBA in their support and endorsement of a pro-law-enforcement candidate in Kate Murray."

DateWednesday, October 7, 2015

    • Press release: Statement from PBA president Patrick J. Lynch regarding the CCRB’s substantiation of charges in the James Blake case

    • Offers: LX Polarized Optics

    • WOR News reporter Terry Sheridan reports on the Transit Bureau Canine Graduation during which Pat Lynch explained how these K9 partners are an important part of keeping the memory of deceased officers alive. See also the PBA snapshots of the event.

DateTuesday, October 6, 2015

    • Photos: The PBA congratulates the newest members of Transit K-9, who were honored today at the new Police Academy in the largest-ever K-9 graduation and naming ceremony. Seven of the new K-9s were named in memory of Police Officers killed in the line of duty: P.O. Michael Williams (47 Pct.); P.O. Michael Buczek (34 Pct.); P.O. John D'Allara (ESU Truck 2); P.O. Omar Edwards (PSA 5); P.O. Dennis Guerra (PSA 1); P.O. Brian Moore (105 Pct.); P.O. Shaun Mahoney (109 Pct.)

    • The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s objections to the “stop receipts,” reports on the IG’s use of force paper and editorializes on both issues.

    • On WABC radio’s Curtis and Kuby show, a discussion about the PBA’s current contract advertisement results in left-wing host, Ron Kuby, supporting Lynch’s call for fair pay and defending the 20-year retirement while recognizing the dangers of the job.

    • Offers: Special PBA Discounts for Brooklyn Bolts Football at Cyclone’s stadium in Coney Island

DateMonday, October 5, 2015

    • The latest PBA advertisement, which appeared in the New York Post on Monday, Oct. 5, highlights New York City police officers' outstanding performance during the recent Papal visit and UN General Assembly, noting that these high-profile events come on top of an already heavy routine workload.

    • Gallery: Members at work during the Pope's visit and the United Nations General Assmbly

DateFriday, October 2, 2015

    • The Daily News reports on the Inspector General’s report saying the NYPD has failed to track use of force and quotes Pat Lynch noting no amount of paperwork or training will satisfy those who don’t want police to be proactive. The Daily News, NY Times, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal also quote Lynch in stories about the NYPD’s new use-of-force tracking system.  Read Lynch’s entire reaction here.  A Daily News editorial called “Excessive Farce” is critical of the IG’s report while the NY Post slams the new policy supporting Lynch’s belief that no amount of paperwork will satisfy police critics. Stories were also broadcast on NBC 4 TV; ABC 7 TV, Fox 5 TV,  News Radio 880, and the story went national compliments of a lengthy piece on National Public Radio (NPR.)

DateThursday, October 1, 2015

DateWednesday, September 30, 2015

    • 10-13: P.O. Malerie Treuman

DateTuesday, September 29, 2015

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    • NBC 4 News reports the first day of the use of the “stop receipts” and notes the PBA’s objection to them.

    • The Chief Leader reports the most recent developments in the Blake mistaken identity stop and notes Pat Lynch’s comments about the latest info.

DateMonday, September 28, 2015

    • On October 15, the NYPD Employee Assistance Unit will host a "Cancer Awareness Seminar" for MOS whose lives have been affected by cancer.  See flyer for details and registration information.

    • The City’s Health Benefits Program annual Fall Transfer Period (“Open-Enrollment”) takes place during the month of October 2015.  During the Open-Enrollment period, Active Police Officers are able to change plans, add or drop a rider, add a dependent and make other changes, which are not normally permitted during the year. See full details.

DateSaturday, September 26, 2015

DateSaturday, September 26, 2015

    • Upon the NYPD’s initiation of the issuance of “stop receipts” Pat Lynch told the Daily News that they are just “one more nail in the coffin of proactive policing” which will harm both the city’s economy and the neighborhoods who need protection the most.  

    • The New York Post updated their story on new video evidence in the Blake case showing the officer and Mr. Blake shaking hands and noting that the officer was told the suspects may be armed.  PBA president Lynch was quoted saying these are the kinds of circumstances that need to be uncovered before any judgement was passed.  

    • Newsday printed a letter to the editor from a retired Nassau County Police Captain and criminal justice instructor slamming the paper for its rush to judgement and lack of understanding of reasonable suspicion or probable cause or having any facts before pronouncing judgment.

DateFriday, September 25, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President on new video information on the Blake mistaken identity arrest case

DateThursday, September 24, 2015

    • Following Pat Lynch “Open Letter” hammering editorial writers for rushing to judgment without any facts in the Blake mistaken identity arrest, The Observer wrote their own personal opinion piece branding Lynch —  ironically in their own elitist, ivory tower fashion —  “Pat Lynch, NYC”s Enfant Terrible.”

DateWednesday, September 23, 2015

    • Pat Lynch calls a Finest Message telling off-duty MOS to leave their guns at home “foolish” and “dangerous” noting professional police officers are always on-duty and limiting their ability to respond reduces the city’s ability to protect the Pope during his visit.  Stories were reported in the Daily News (appeared in the print edition but not online); Newsweek and in digital media:  MedaiteFusionWNYC radio also reported the story.

    • Press release: Order (click here) for Police Officers to leave firearms home reduces ability to protect the Pope.

    • Latest issue of The Beat

DateTuesday, September 22, 2015

    • The Chief Leader reports on Lynch’s open letter in the Blake mistaken ID case and, in an editorial, offers its journalistic justification for jumping to conclusions.

    • The Daily News and WOR radio reports the meeting between James Blake, the Mayor and the PC and includes a mention of more self-serving anti-cop legislation being introduced by the City Council with Lynch’s comments (read Lynch’s entire statement here) bashing the idea.

DateMonday, September 21, 2015

    • Press release: Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on city council proposal to track “problem cops”

DateSunday, September 20, 2015

DateThursday, September 17, 2015

    • Newsday reports on a serious news conference on behalf of Zadroga Bill reauthorization in Washington DC that was attended by Pat Lynch.  Entertainer Jon Stewart was the big draw for the press and this report, ironically published in Newsday’s entertainment section, depicts Pat Lynch, Stewart and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the event. 

    • Latest PBA ad: "Governor Cuomo Gets It"

DateWednesday, September 16, 2015

    • PBA president Pat Lynch, who was furious over editorials calling for the firing of the police officer involved in the stop of former tennis pro James Blake, sent an open letter  (read entire letter here) to all “arm-chair judges” slamming them for coming to conclusions with virtually no facts in the matter.  His outrage was reported in USA Today, the NY Post, Daily News — which not only used it in a news story but printed the entire letter as a sidebar column — and Business Insider as well as on NY 1 News; WLNY; ABC 770 radio; PIX11 News; CBS 2 News; MSNBC News.  NY Post columnist, Michael Goodwin, apparently prompted by Lynch’s outrage, wrote a column calling the editorials a “shameful attack” and wondering “if simple fairness is too much to ask if you are a cop.”

DateTuesday, September 15, 2015

DateSaturday, September 12, 2015

    • PBA president Pat Lynch defends the officer in the mistaken identity arrest noting that the officer was professional and prevented what he believed to be a person who just committed a crime from fleeing.  The defense was reported in: New York Times; Newsday; Wall Street Journal and the Daily News and on ABC Channel 7 News, WPIX 11 TV News and New York 1 News.

    • At the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pat Lynch joined Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Andrew Cuomo, UFA President Steve Cassidy, and Billy Joel for the kickoff of the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride.  See video of Pat Lynch's remarks here, or watch the full event.

DateFriday, September 11, 2015

    • Gallery: Photos from the 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies at the 13th Precinct and Transit District 4

    • Press release: PBA President responds to Blake mistaken ID arrest video

    • 10-13: Malerie Treuman

    • PBA president Pat Lynch calls the modifying of a police officer in a mistaken identity arrest is “premature and unwarranted” and that no officer should face punitive action before a thorough investigation is done.  Lynch’s comments were reported in the Daily News, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and DNAInfo and on CBS2 News; WINS radio: New York 1 News; Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News and NBC 4 News.

    • In a story about the fight to renew the Zadroga Act, AM New York mentions the "Take Action" tool available on the PBA website. This tool allows visitors to contact their Congressional representatives to urge them to support the extension of the Zadroga Act's healthcare and compensation programs for 9/11 first responders and survivors.  It is especially important for out-of-state PBA retirees and police supporters to remind their representatives that this is not just a New York issue.

DateThursday, September 10, 2015

    • Important reminder: Notice of Participation forms must be postmarked by September 11, 2015.

    • At the Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park City, Pat Lynch joined Commissioner Bratton to speak at the NYPD Emerald Society's annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, which featured pipe bands from several local law enforcement agencies and the Marine Corps marching band.  See the PBA-recorded video of highlights of the event.

    • Press release: PBA President on the James Blake incident

DateTuesday, September 8, 2015

    • The New York Post reports on the City’s intention to spend $27 million on crime victim’s “advocates.”  Lynch said: “…that any massive investment of tax dollars would be better spent by preventing citizens from being victimized in the first place and you do that by hiring more police officers.”

    • The Chief Leader ran a photo with caption of Gov. Andrew Cuomo accepting the  “Man of the Year” award from PBA president Pat Lynch at the union’s 121st Annual PBA Convention in Albany. 

    • In an editorial inspired by the reported disagreement of PC Bratton and former PC Kelly, the Chief reports the reduction in SQF resulted from a memo calling for “quality” stops as opposed to “quantity” of stops mandated by illegal quotas.

DateSunday, September 6, 2015

    • Press release: $27 Million for Crime Victim Aide: PBA says spend it on more cops

DateFriday, September 4, 2015

    • The Post and Time Warner Capital Region report on the PBA honoring Governor Andrew Cuomo with the "Man of the Year" award at the PBA convention.  In his remarks, Cuomo said that New York City police officers "saved the city" and "deserve to be paid for the job that [they] do." He also reiterated his support for legislation to equalize disability pension benefits for all police officers, calling the current disparity in benefits "unconscionable."

DateThursday, September 3, 2015

    • Gallery: Photos from the 2015 Convention

    • Press release: NYCPBA presents Governor Cuomo with "Man of the Year" award

DateWednesday, September 2, 2015

    • Gallery: Photos from the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival

DateTuesday, September 1, 2015

    • Following interviews of both candidates by the PBA’s Political Action Committee, the union endorsed former Congressman Michael McMahon who also served Staten Island in the City Council.  Pat Lynch called McMahon “…by far the best choice” for District Attorney on Staten Island.  The story was reported by the Wall Street Journal; New York 1 News and the Staten Island Advance.  See Lynch’s unedited remarks in a PBA recorded video here

    • The Chief Leader reports the union’s objections and concerns over the SQF receipt issuance policy which Pat Lynch slammed as a disincentive to proactive policing that will erode public safety.

DateMonday, August 31, 2015

    • Take Action for the Heroes of 9/11: Tell Congress to Renew the Zadroga Act

    • On the steps of Staten Island Borough Hall, Pat Lynch and PBA board members announced the PBA's endorsement of former Congressman Mike McMahon for Staten Island District Attorney.  Watch the PBA-recorded video of the announcement here.

    • Newsday reports on the considerable pushback against the so-called “right to know act” currently stalled in the City Council because of opposition by the PBA, the Mayor and the Police Commissioner.  Pat Lynch is quoted calling the proposals saying the “negative anti-police message that the City Council consistently sends is a disincentive to proactive policing.” 

    • Famed reporter/author Ken Auletta in the New Yorker magazine writes a lengthy assessment of the use of the “Broken Windows theory” and PC Bratton’s return to NYC in which Pat Lynch is quoted on the difficult relationship between rank and file officers and City Hall among other things.

    • Offers & Discounts: 24-Hour Fitness

DateFriday, August 28, 2015

    • Following a lengthy New York 1 News report on the NYPD’s voluntary body cam program, reporter Courtney Gross explains that the PBA is opposed to the cameras and has lodged an improper practice motion with the city claiming that the use of the cameras should be the subject of bargaining.

DateWednesday, August 26, 2015

DateTuesday, August 25, 2015

    • Press release: Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on “receipts” for stop, question and frisk

    • 10-13: Retired member Lenny Crawford (TD-20) needs our help.  Lenny has been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for nearly four years, and his condition is worsening. His friends have established a GoFundMe to help ease the burden on his family from the mounting medical bills, including the cost of 24/7 live-in care. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. They are also looking for carpenters who are willing to donate their time and labor to help widen doorways in Lenny's home to accommodate his wheelchair. Those interested in helping can contact Mike Lyons at lyonking@optonline.net or 631-848-7389.

DateSunday, August 23, 2015

DateThursday, August 20, 2015

DateWednesday, August 19, 2015

    • Following reports that two police officers would be transferred after being photographed with body-painted street performers in Times Square, Pat Lynch told the Daily News, CBS News Channel 2, ABC News Channel 7, and WCBS Radio that the officers were being held to a different, unfair standard and had done nothing that warranted the punishment.  Read Lynch's full comments here.

DateTuesday, August 18, 2015

DateMonday, August 17, 2015

    • In an editorial calling for renewal of the Zadroga Act, the Staten Island Advance quotes Pat Lynch's call for permanent funding of the World Trade Center treatment and monitoring programs, because "there is no clock running on the diseases that afflict hundreds of police officers today as a result of the exposure to the toxins and carcinogens during the rescue, recovery and cleanup from the attack."

DateSaturday, August 15, 2015

    • Gallery: donating school supplies in Browsville

DateFriday, August 14, 2015

DateThursday, August 13, 2015

    • Press release: Cops helping kids in the Dominican Republic: PBA helps provide school supplies, medical care

    • In a story about the latest crime statistics, which continue to show a citywide uptick in shootings and murders with substantial increases in certain neighborhoods, the Daily News quotes Pat Lynch's comment that "no one should be surprised that fewer guns are being taken off the street while the number of shootings increases" in the current anti-police atmosphere.

DateWednesday, August 12, 2015

    • The New York Post and WINS radio report a steep decline in the confiscation of illegal weapons. Pat Lynch explains that the anti-police laws and restrictive policies are a disincentive to police officers being proactive and blames it primarily on politicians. Read Lynch’s entire statement here

    • The SI Island Advance reports on the news conference that Pat Lynch attended hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calling attention to the urgent need to refund the Zadroga bill permanently.  Lynch is quoted in the article. The story was also reported on CBS TV News, News 12 Long Island News, WLNY TV News, and Fox TV News.

DateTuesday, August 11, 2015

    • Press release: PBA president blames reduction in illegal guns being confiscated on anti-cop laws

    • Pat Lynch spoke alongside Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, other elected officials and 9/11 responders at a Staten Island news conference calling on Congress to renew the Zadroga Act and continue funding for the WTC Health Program.  Lynch said that the nation has a moral obligation to continue caring for injured or ill 9/11 responders, adding that it is equally important “for those young police officers and firefighters that are out on patrol right now to know that we take our moral obligations seriously.” Watch the PBA-recorded video of Lynch's remarks.

    • The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s warnings about the chilling effect on law enforcement activities that the new stop and frisk procedures introduced by the Federal Monitor will have. 

    • The Chief also reports on the UFA contract which notes Pat Lynch’s argument that police officers are still not earning a market rate of pay and that we would continue at PERB.

    • The Chief also reports the Citizen’s Budget Commission’s belief that hiring more police will cause trouble in future city budgets.

    • The Daily News reports the lawsuit filed against Shea Communications — the PR firm that represented the STS teams in its overwhelming defeat in the last election — for violating the privacy rights of PBA members by using a illegally obtained mailing list which was supplied to a non-bonded mailing house in order to send out election information.

DateMonday, August 10, 2015

DateSunday, August 9, 2015

    • New York 1 News reports Pat Lynch's objections to new stop and frisk procedures.

DateSaturday, August 8, 2015

    • PBA president Pat Lynch said that new recommendations regarding stop, question and frisk presented by the Federal Monitor along with other procedural changes “…will ensure the demise of proactive policing in this city and undoubtedly lead to increased crime.”  The story was reported in Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.

DateFriday, August 7, 2015

    • The Times, Daily News, Newsday, NY1, Post and CBS radio report on the tentative seven-year contract between the City and the firefighters’ union.  Pat Lynch notes in these reports that the job of NYC police officers — who are still severely underpaid in comparison with other police officers, both locally and nationwide — is very different and has become more dangerous and complicated in recent years.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateThursday, August 6, 2015

DateTuesday, August 4, 2015

    • The Post and Daily News report on the settlement of a pregnancy discrimination complaint by a police officer who was denied the right to reschedule a Sergeant's exam she missed while in the hospital giving birth.  The settlement, which is the result of a collaborative effort by the PBA and Legal Momentum, a women's legal defense and advocacy group, requires the City to allow rescheduling of exams for pregnancy- and childbirth-related reasons, as it does for other conflicts.  Pat Lynch applauded the settlement, noting that "police officers should not be forced to choose between starting a family and seeking a promotion." Read Legal Momentum's release on the settlement here.

    • The Chief reports the PBA's serious concerns about body-worn cameras and Pat Lynch's call for more extensive study following the IG's report.

DateMonday, August 3, 2015

DateFriday, July 31, 2015

DateThursday, July 30, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President on the IG's report on voluntary body cam program

DateMonday, July 27, 2015

DateSaturday, July 25, 2015

    • Pat Lynch's defense of two officers seen using necessary force on video is reported on New York 1 News.

DateThursday, July 23, 2015

    • The Daily News reports Pat Lynch’s belief that placing two police officer on modified duty following an inconclusive video is unwarranted as he outlines the activities that led to the use of force when a career criminal refused to comply and submit to arrest.

    • Charity Poker Tournament

DateWednesday, July 22, 2015

DateTuesday, July 21, 2015

    • The Chief Leader reports on the crime stat issue at the 40 pct. and liberally quotes Pat Lynch on the  defense of his members and notes that lack of staff has caused management to hold down crime stats “artificially.”

DateSaturday, July 18, 2015

DateFriday, July 17, 2015

    • Press Release: PBA President on the discipline of police officers for inaccurate crime categories

DateThursday, July 16, 2015

    • Positions open for Explosive Detection Canine Handlers (EDCH). See the requirements for this and other job opportunities on our Employment page.

DateTuesday, July 14, 2015

    • The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch’s opposition to the appointment of a special prosecutor in death in custody cases.

DateSunday, July 12, 2015

    • PIX 11 News and CBS News radio 880 report the PBA's objections to the use of CCRB complaints and lawsuits against officers as part of an "early warning" system for spotting "problem" officers.

DateSaturday, July 11, 2015

    • The Wall Street Journal reports on the NYPD's plan to gather data from CCRB, lawsuits, sick records and other sources in an effort to develop an "early warning" system for identifying potentially problematic officers.  Pat Lynch slams the idea noting that CCRB complaints and lawsuits are not a measure of an officer's behavior.  Read his entire statement here.

DateFriday, July 10, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President calls "NYPD Early Warning Program" another layer of needless oversight

DateThursday, July 9, 2015

    • PIX 11 News reports the expected signing of an executive order by the Governor appointing a special prosecutor in death in custody cases and reports the PBA’s lengthy objection and concern about it.  The Wall Street Journal, Newsday and Fox 5 News report the actual signing of the order and quote Pat Lynch’s concerns about it.

DateWednesday, July 8, 2015

DateTuesday, July 7, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President says special prosecutor is unnecessary

    • Special discount on NYPD night (Aug. 11) when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees at Brooklyn’s MCU Park on Surf Ave., Coney Island.  PBA members can purchase a fieldbox seat for $10 (usually $17) and get a free hat to boot.  A police officer from each Brooklyn Precinct will be honored as a “Community Champion” prior to the game.  To purchase ticket, click here and use the password PBA. 

    • The Chief Leader reports on the City Council’s “police reform” proposals debated at the recent Public Safety Committee hearing and quotes Pat Lynch saying  “these proposals are neither practical nor workable and simply do not recognize the inherent dangers police officers face,” and “the PBA is calling upon the Council to consider the negative impact of previously-passed law-enforcement legislation on crime-fighting before adopting any new laws.”

DateSaturday, July 4, 2015

    • PBA president Pat Lynch defends an officer using necessary force to effect an arrest of a man with a knife which was videotaped by a bystander. Lynch called it a “textbook” case and commended the officers for a “job well done.” Stories appeared in the NY Post; ABC 7 News and NBC 4 News.

DateFriday, July 3, 2015

    • Press Release: PBA President on a video of a knife-carrying man resisting arrest

DateWednesday, July 1, 2015

    • In a Daily News story about an iPhone case in the shape of a realistic-looking handgun, Pat Lynch says that the makers of the case will be earning "blood money" from those who are "foolish enough" to purchase it. He notes that the ill-considered product will endanger “both the lives of those who carry it and the police officers whose job it is to rid the street of illegal guns.”

DateTuesday, June 30, 2015

    • Pat Lynch’s objections to so-called “police reform” bills debated by the City Council’s Public Safety Committee and opposed by the PC were mentioned in a report in Newsday saying it “….could have a further chilling impact on law enforcement."  A NY Post editorial opposing the bills quoted Lynch saying those who drafted them “have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy.”  Lynch’s comments were also reported on Fox TV, CBS 2 News and on WINS and WOR radio. 

    • The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s reaction to the hiring of 1,300 police officers quoting its president saying it was “…a drop in the bucket, since we have lost nearly 7,000 since 2001.  Understaffing not only empowers criminals, but it leads management to make bad policy decisions like quotas for police activities in an effort to compensate for the shortage. The city should fill the new Police Academy now and keep filling it until we reach Safe Streets, Safe City levels of staffing before crime gets out of control.”

DateMonday, June 29, 2015

    • The Post reports that the PBA is livid over the proposed “reforms” to be debated in the City Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting quoting Pat Lynch saying: “These pieces of legislation have been proposed by individuals who have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy in the dangerous business of fighting crime.”  The Daily News included the PBA’s opposition to the proposals in piece about gay organizations complaining about police searches and they quote Lynch saying [the proposed laws]: “are unnecessary and redundant and could have a further chilling impact on law enforcement that will make our streets more dangerous.”  Read the PBA’s press release here.

DateSunday, June 28, 2015

    • Press release: Additional police legislation is counterproductive

DateFriday, June 26, 2015

    • Press release: Additional police legislation is counterproductive

      Retired Lt. John Pribetich has written a new and compelling novel based upon actual events that occurred during his long career.  It’s called “The Projects” and it’s available at Amazon.com. Click here to see the cover or here to read a synopsis.

    • TADAM: Statement on the end of the state legislative session

DateThursday, June 25, 2015

DateWednesday, June 24, 2015

    • The Daily News and Newsday quote Pat Lynch on the hiring of 1,300 new police officers saying it’s “a drop in the bucket” and “understaffing empowers criminals and leads management to make bad policy decisions.”  In Newsday, Lynch also notes that because NYC police officers are not paid appropriately, that a reduction in overtime means a reduction in pay while the PC said that there was still money allotted for overtime.

DateTuesday, June 23, 2015

DateMonday, June 22, 2015

DateFriday, June 19, 2015

DateTuesday, June 16, 2015

    • Twelfth day of PERB hearings

    • The Legislative Gazette reports on the PBA/UFA rally in Albany and the political skullduggery by City Hall to undermine both unions’ efforts.  Pat Lynch is quoted at the rally saying:  "You'll talk to some downstate that'll say this is about dollars and cents and we know whether the patch says PD or the patch says FD, this is not about dollars and cents, this is about our brothers and sisters, this is about right and wrong.”

DateMonday, June 15, 2015

    • Eleventh day of PERB hearings

    • The latest installment in the PBA's ad campaigns calls attention to the fact that the Citizens Budget Commission, a budget watchdog group, is testifying on behalf of the City in the PBA's PERB arbitration hearings.  The ad notes that the business leaders who serve on the CBC's board have benefited from the public safety turnaround that New York City police officers have made possible.

DateSaturday, June 13, 2015

    • In an article about a recent increase in (justifiable) police-involved shootings, the New York Post quotes Pat Lynch saying, "The solution is to bring the NYPD  back to Safe Streets Safe City program level and for the city to stand behind and support police officers."

DateFriday, June 12, 2015

DateThursday, June 11, 2015

    • Ninth day of PERB testimony

    • In a discussion regarding a city council member’s political future on National Public Radio, the commentator mentions the landslide win by Pat Lynch and notes that it is a clear indication that Lynch’s handling of the Mayor following the assassination of two police officers clearly reflected the voice of his members and that he has been given a “mandate” with his reelection victory.

    • WOR and WCBS radio continue to report Lynch’s call for the hiring of 2,000 officers twice a year in order to cap rising shootings and murders in the city.

    • The Times Ledger reports Lynch’s landslide victory and the Mayor’s reaction to it.

DateWednesday, June 10, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: PBA and UFA rally for equal disability benefits in Albany

    • Eighth day of PERB testimony

    • Speaking to reporters outside yesterday's Medal Day ceremony at 1 Police Plaza, Pat Lynch said that the Summer All Out initiative is a "bandaid approach" and that the only real solution for addressing the recent crime spike is to hire even more police officers than the 1,000 proposed by the City Council.  Reports appeared on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, CBS 880 radio and WOR radio.

DateTuesday, June 9, 2015

DateSaturday, June 6, 2015

DateFriday, June 5, 2015

    • Press release: Pat Lynch wins huge mandate in landslide victory

DateThursday, June 4, 2015

DateWednesday, June 3, 2015

DateTuesday, June 2, 2015

DateMonday, June 1, 2015

    • Pat Lynch appeared on New York 1 News "Inside City Hall" for a lengthy, free wheeling discussion of staffing; contracts, arbitration all in the context of the PBA election. 

    • Offers: NY Finest Home Inspection Services

DateSaturday, May 30, 2015

DateFriday, May 29, 2015

    • To All Delegates and Members: Update on Information Breach Investigation

    • The PBA and UFA conducted a news conference today on the steps of City Hall just prior to Pat Lynch and Steve Cassidy giving testimony to the City Council on the urgent need to equalize Tier 3 disability benefits.  Among the several hundred police officers and firefighters who attended a group of Tier 3 police officers who were all injured in the line of duty including: Rosa Rodriguez, James Li and Ken Healey.  The Comptroller and Public Advocate for the City spoke of the absolute need to correct this problem.  City council members and State Assemblyman Peter Abbate, who sponsored special legislation in Albany, all speak strongly in support of the legislation. Click here to see and hear an excerpt of Pat Lynch’s remarks at the conference. The entire 29-minute news conference, including questions and answers from the press in an unedited PBA recorded video,is available here.  See also photographs from the event.

      DNAinfo reports that the State Senate passed a bill to equalize disability pensions across the state which includes NYC police officers and firefighters.  That is the first in a three step process (approval by the Assembly and a sign off by the Governor are still required to make it law) that may result in achieving at the state level what the City Council has prevented us from doing to date.  This is a direct result of the PBA’s multi-pronged approach to achieving disability equality for its members.

    • Offers: Action Park opens June 13

    • 10-13: Bone marrow drive and fundraiser to celebrate Peter Urquiaga

DateThursday, May 28, 2015

DateWednesday, May 27, 2015

DateTuesday, May 26, 2015

DateSunday, May 24, 2015

    • The New York Post, Daily News and CBS radio report the victory in the PBA supported civil lawsuit against the NYPD’s Counseling Services Unit which damaged officer’s careers by basing diagnosis of alcohol abuse upon baseless claims by individuals who had ulterior motives.  PBA president Pat Lynch called the win “an important victory in our long-running campaign against mistreatment of police officers by the Department’s alcohol and substance abuse counseling unit.”  Read the entire press release with Lynch’s remarks here.

DateSaturday, May 23, 2015

    • Press release: Two Police Officers awarded $151,000 for false allegations made against them

DateFriday, May 22, 2015

DateThursday, May 21, 2015

DateWednesday, May 20, 2015

DateTuesday, May 19, 2015

DateMonday, May 18, 2015

    • The latest PBA ad, appearing in papers around the city beginning today, highlights First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris's comment that the "sun is shining" on the City's budget and argues that now is the time to fix the police pay gap.

DateSunday, May 17, 2015

    • Reported in the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch calls a so-called "art project" where the viewer is "shot" after hearing "Police, put your hands up" a "piece of crap" that doesn't qualify as art, noting it is based upon a lie and misrepresents police use of force.

DateSaturday, May 16, 2015

DateFriday, May 15, 2015

    • An Associated Press story reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sides with the police and fire unions in their fight to equalize disability pensions for all of their members.  The story, written by Colleen Long, went national and was reported in AP, Newsday; Capital NY, The Washington Times, Fox TV News; the San Francisco Gate, WCAX TV Vermont, the Daily Journal (upstate NY).  Cuomo’s support for Lynch’s call also aired on CBS 880 News radio; WNYC radio; and on WINS radio

    • In a NY Times story about fewer civilian complaints against NYC police officers but with more MOS caught lying about incidents, Pat Lynch calls for complainants to swear to their complaint under pain of perjury and is quoted saying “It is patently unjust that police officers are the only ones held accountable for the statements they make to C.C.R.B. investigators.” 

    • The New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse will give complimentary tickets to all members of the police force in the Tri-State area for tomorrow's game
      against the Chesapeake Bayhawks to honor Police Appreciation Week and late NYPD Officer Brian Moore. See details.

    • Latest issue of The Beat

DateThursday, May 14, 2015

    • Associated Press reporter Colleen Long reports Governor Cuomo's absolute support for the equalization of disabilities for police officers and firefighters.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch and UFA president Steve Cassidy are quoted in the NY Post; Newsday and in Capital NY on Mayor de Blasio’s alternative to full Tier 2 disability benefits for police and firefighters hired after 2009 saying: “The plan is unacceptable” because it “leaves in place a two tiered disability structure with some police officers and firefighters having adequate disability protections and others with inferior benefits.” Read the entire joint Lynch/Cassidy release here.

DateWednesday, May 13, 2015

DateMonday, May 11, 2015

    • Charity softball game at Yankee Stadium to benefit families of Officers Liu, Ramos and Moore. See details and buy tickets.

DateSaturday, May 9, 2015

    • The Daily News, Times, Post, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, NY1 News, WPIX News and WCBS Radio report on the massive turnout for PO Moore’s funeral.  The Daily News editorializes saying “Brian Moore’s Life mattered.”   The Post writes about the return of some officers from Louisiana who also attended Officers Liu and Ramos’ funerals. 

    • The Daily News and Fox News report Pat Lynch’s comments about the “dire” need for more police officers.

    • The New York Times published a pre-election “profile” of Pat Lynch noting that he was elected to clean up a corrupt and ineffective union and reporting Lynch’s belief that his role is not to make himself popular with the public but to speak the minds and concerns of the members who elected him.

DateFriday, May 8, 2015

    • Second day's hearing at PERB

    • The NY Times quotes Pat Lynch saying of a budget without increased numbers of police: “A safe city thrives while a dangerous one dies”  while Fox 5 News quotes Lynch citing the "dire need" for more police to curb neighborhood shootings. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateThursday, May 7, 2015

    • Letter from the Moore family

    • New York 1 News and the NY Daily News report on the appearance of an improved relationship between the PBA and City Hall.

    • While reporting the tragic death of PO Moore, CNN News makes note of Lynch’s moving tribute that after NYC police officers honor their fallen brother, they will return to the job “with sadness in their eyes but bravery in their hearts.”

DateTuesday, May 5, 2015

DateMonday, May 4, 2015

    • Pat Lynch speaks at the hospital following the announcement of the passing of hero Police Officer Brian Moore.  Reports aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; National Public Radio; ABC 770 Radio’s Mike Gallagher show; ABC 770 news.

    • Press Release: PBA President on the passing of Police Officer Brian Moore

    •  Following the horrendous shooting of Police Officer Brian Moore, Pat Lynch notes in the Daily News that “It’s getting too dangerous on the streets when everything turns into a confrontation…” and states in another Daily News article that NYC police officers will rise to the occasion and do their job, even with the pain of a brother officer’s serious injury.  Newsday and New York 1 News reports Lynch’s request that the public pray for police officer Moore and his family following a sobering visit to the hospital.   The NY Times reports Lynch’s lament that today, a call of “Police, don’t move” results in a fight or, as in this tragic case, gun fire.  The Wall Street Journal reports Mayor de Blasio’s praise for the leadership of the PBA despite previous confrontations.  Fox News; Fox’s Good Day NY; PIX 11 News; CBS News Radio 880; WINS Radio; ABC News RadioWOR radio news reports on the shooter’s arraignment and Lynch’s comments outside the Queen’s Courthouse.

    • Rally and march for May 6 CANCELLED. See flyer for more information.

DateSunday, May 3, 2015

DateWednesday, April 29, 2015

    • The Staten Island Advance, Capital NY and WINS radio report on the PBA & UFA's announcement of a joint march up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall on May 6 to demand equal disability pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.  Pat Lynch said the that the unions are calling on city leaders to honor their "moral obligation to protect police officer and firefighters who are injured in its service."  Police officers and firefighters participating in the march will gather at Battery Park's northeast corner at 10am on May 6.  For more details, see the full announcement.

DateTuesday, April 28, 2015

    • Press Release: PBA and UFA announce a "March for Equality" on May 6 to demand equal disability pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.

      The Chief reports Pat Lynch's criticism of the Inspector General's suggestion that lawsuit data be used to evaluate police officers' performance. Lynch said that the proposal makes no sense because so many suits against police officers are "baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck."

DateFriday, April 24, 2015

DateThursday, April 23, 2015

    • In the Post, Pat Lynch blasts a jury's failure to convict a "wannabe cop-killer" on the top charge of attempted murder for stabbing Police Officer Eder Loor in the head in 2012.  Lynch said it is "impossible to conceive of a reason why this jury got this verdict so wrong" and called on the judge to impose the maximum sentence allowed for the lesser conviction of assault.

DateWednesday, April 22, 2015

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    • Pat Lynch argues that the IG’s report suggesting the use of lawsuit data to evaluate police officers’ performance makes no sense because most lawsuits are baseless and are filed to make a quick buck.  Lynch is quoted saying: “Given that many, if not most, of the lawsuits filed against New York City police officers are baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck, we don’t see where there is any validity to using them in evaluating the actions of individual officers."  Reports appeared in the Daily News, Post and in Capital NY as well as WCBS radio and WINS radio. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

    • The Wall Street Journal and WOR radio report that the NYPD is eliminating the “Quest for Excellence” productivity report that Pat Lynch called an attempt to legitimize quotas. In the story, Lynch said: “The Quest for Excellence is a “veiled attempt at legitimizing illegal enforcement quotas that this union has opposed since its introduction. Its elimination is long overdue and we applaud the change.  Time will tell if this is the first step toward the elimination of enforcement quotas.”

    • The latest PBA newspaper ad, appearing in papers around the city beginning today, highlights the City’s positive budget picture and argues that now is the time for the City to end decades of labor discord by paying police officers a competitive wage.

DateTuesday, April 21, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President reacts to the IG's suggestion to use lawsuit data to evaluate police performance.

    • The Chief Leader reports on Lynch’s call to require CCRB complainants to swear to their complaint under penalty of perjury.  Lynch said the PBA “has long advocated for such a change in the CCRB’s procedures....and we believe the time has come to effect its implementation.”  He continued that such a policy “falls short of rectifying the injustice and imbalance that currently exists.” He said the CCRB should go further, requiring that complainants and witnesses swear to the truth of their allegations before a complaint is accepted for filing.”

DateMonday, April 20, 2015

DateWednesday, April 15, 2015

DateTuesday, April 14, 2015

    • The Post reports on Pat Lynch's letter to CCRB Chairman Richard Emery criticizing the board for backing away from a proposal to require complainants to swear to their statements under penalty of perjury.  Lynch noted that it is "patently unjust" that only police officers are held accountable for their statements to CCRB investigators, and that their careers are derailed by the mere filing of false, malicious complaints.  He called on the board to move forward with the proposed rule change and strengthen it by requiring complaints to be sworn at the time of filing. Read Lynch's letter and full statement.

    • The Chief reports on the PBA's efforts to seize the funds in cop-killer Herman Bell's prison account on behalf of the families of the two police officers that he and others ambushed and murdered.

DateMonday, April 13, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President criticizes CCRB for its reluctance to require the swearing of complaints against Police Officers.

DateFriday, April 10, 2015

DateThursday, April 9, 2015

    • Discount for MOS on NYS Safe Boating Class by US Coast Guard Auxiliary at Fort Totten on May 3, June 27 and July 25. Click for details

DateWednesday, April 8, 2015

    • Cop-killer Herman Bell’s lawyer claims in a Daily News story that Bell has paid his debt to society and that the effort to seize his client’s inmate fund of over $10,000 is vengeance by the PBA.  Pat Lynch responded by saying: “Herman Bell can never repay the pain and suffering that he has inflicted on the families of two brave police officers and the city that they served.  He has denied two families the priceless warmth and love of a husband and father.  Absent a viable death penalty, justice will be served by Herman Bell remaining in prison for the rest of his life.”

DateMonday, April 6, 2015

    • The Post and Daily News report on the PBA’s lawsuit to seize cop-killer Herman Bell’s inmate account for the families of the two police officers that he and others killed in cold blood in 1971.  PBA president Pat Lynch said: “We believe that we have a solemn obligation to the families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty to do all that we can to help them physically, morally and financially.  The loss of these brave police officers continues to cause pain and difficulties for those left behind that never diminishes, even with the long passage of time.” 

    • In a separate Post story reporting Commissioner Bratton’s call to hire more police officers, PBA president Pat Lynch ups the ante by calling for the hiring of 6,000 more officers due to the increased demand for police services.

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DateFriday, April 3, 2015

    • 10-13: Fundraiser at the Looney Bin Comedy Club

DateThursday, April 2, 2015

DateWednesday, April 1, 2015

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    • Newsday reports on the PBA's ad campaign pressing city and state lawmakers to pass legislation equalizing disability benefits for New York City police officers.

    • The latest PBA advertisement asks whether recently hired police officers deserve less disability protection than their more senior colleagues.  All New Yorkers are encouraged to use the PBA's email tool to demand that the City Council take action. For detailed information about the Tier 3 issue and the legislative proposals to address it, click here.

DateTuesday, March 31, 2015

    • The Daily News’s gossip column called “Confidential” reports that some night club owners are reluctant to “get too close” to actor Lillo Brancato because of the PBA’s call to avoid supporting his acting career for his role in the death of police officer Daniel Enchautegui.

    • The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s call to avoid the movie which features actor/junkie/felon Lillo Brancato and reports on the annual charity show staged by the Inner Circle, a group of reporters who cover City Hall.  The satirical show is a send-up of the City’s most prominent people in the news and included several parody songs about the PBA and its president, Pat Lynch.

DateThursday, March 26, 2015

    • The Daily News reports a dramatic change in disciplinary policy that shifts minor infractions to local Commanders while only major violations will be investigated and processed by IAB.  See Pat Lynch’s entire statement to the Daily News. 

    • CBS 2 TV news and Staten Island Advance report the PBA’s reaction to thug Lillo Brancato’s return to acting, noting Pat Lynch’s request for people to avoid seeing the movie.

DateWednesday, March 25, 2015

DateTuesday, March 24, 2015

DateFriday, March 20, 2015

    • The Post, Daily News, Newsday, Courthouse News and WNYC news radio report on the Federal Court’s ruling that police unions should have input on changes to policy or procedures to be implemented by the federal monitor, noting PBA president Pat Lynch’s praise for the decision and pledge to protect the rights of the PBA’s  members.

DateThursday, March 19, 2015

DateWednesday, March 18, 2015

    • PBA president says Brian Fusco participated in the committee interview and “was energetically supportive of Thompson’s endorsement,” and “…seems to have forgotten the record of the previous Brooklyn DA, who never hesitated to indict a police officer,” in a Post story that reports the lies being spread by the insurgent candidate for PBA office regarding the race for Brooklyn DA.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateTuesday, March 17, 2015

    • Press release: Fully aware that the story that they were peddling to the news media was an outright lie, insurgent candidate for the office, Brian Fusco, claims the decision to endorse Ken Thompson for Brooklyn DA was the sole decision of Pat Lynch even though Fusco was a participant in the committee that interviewed and he actively supported Thompson’s endorsement by the PBA.

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    • Pat Lynch told the media that the court decision forcing the NYPD to change how to patrol public housing and apartment buildings  “…is protecting the rights of criminals while blatantly violating the rights of residents to have a home free of threats and criminality.”  Stories ran in the Post and the Daily News.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.   

    • The Daily News also reported the UFA’s rally to equalize disability benefits and quotes Pat Lynch calling it the city’s “moral obligation.”

DateMonday, March 16, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President: Counrts are protecting criminals while denying others the right to safety.

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DateSunday, March 15, 2015

    • The Daily News and WCBS radio report PBA president Pat Lynch’s criticism of the idea of “customer satisfaction surveys” suggested by the Police Commissioner saying New Yorkers are not shy about voicing their opinion and any future investment in the NYPD should be to hire more officers.  See Lynch’s entire quote.

DateSaturday, March 14, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President says cop-killer Herman Bell should never be paroled

    • Press release: Lynch says hire more cops before spending on customer satisfaction surveys

DateFriday, March 13, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: PBA board members join the Lower Manhattan History organization as Pat Lynch raises the flag of Ireland at Bowling Green Park from which the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1762.

    • The NY Post reports on proposed changes to CCRB policy that include important recommendations by the PBA.  Lynch says: “We will watch with great interest the reaction to these proposals and the end result will show us if they intend to be serious about civilian complaints in the future or if they will continue down the same, inept cop-bashing road.”  See Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateThursday, March 12, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President on CCRB proposed changes: Good they've heard us, we'll see what they do

    • WOR radio picked up a story reported in the Post regarding the impact of lessened marijuana enforcement and quotes Pat Lynch as saying reduced enforcement encourages more sales and violence between drug dealers making the streets less safe for everyone.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateWednesday, March 11, 2015

    • DNAInfo’s Murray Weiss reports on the upcoming PBA election in his column “On the Inside” where he quotes Pat Lynch saying: “One thing that I brought into this organization is being an outspoken leader, that we will defend you and represent you, even in controversies. We pride ourselves on being out there all the time, fighting the fight every day, whether it is City Hall or not. I brought that into the organization.”

DateTuesday, March 10, 2015

    • The New York Post reports an apparent conflict between the Mayor and PC regarding the impact of lessened enforcement of marijuana laws which includes a quote from Pat Lynch that says more drug dealing makes the streets more dangerous which requires more police to keep citizens safe.  Read Lynch’s entire statement.

    • This week’s Chief Leader reports Pat Lynch’s observation that the court required new SQF policy will make “…a difficult job more difficult and dangerous for our members.”  The Chief also editorializes on the issue noting: “Mr. Lynch, who to his credit complained about the illegal quotas at the time rather than hunkering down with the Mayor, last week lamented that the department, under pressure from the Federal court system, was making his members bear ‘responsibility for the problem that [the old regime] created.’” 

    • The Chief also reported on arbitration dates being set and changes to some patrol duties.

    • The latest installment of the PBA ad campaign focuses on the need for more well-paid, well-equipped police officers to protect New York City's future.

DateMonday, March 9, 2015

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    • Renowned veteran police reporter, Murray Weiss, writes in DNA Info “On the Inside” column that PBA president Pat Lynch has “no regrets” about his feud with the Mayor and believes that the pressure from the PBA and the general public was a “game changer” in the Mayor’s decision to show real support for NYC police officers. 

    • The NY Post reports the brutal beating of two officers in the Housing Bureau where Lynch calls for maximum punishment for the four arrested attackers.  See Lynch’s entire statement.

    • Press release: Halfway enforcement of anti-drug laws make street more dangerous

DateSunday, March 8, 2015

    • Press release: Following brutal attack on two housing officers, PBA President calls for maximum charges and increased staffing

DateFriday, March 6, 2015

    • PIX 11 News and 1010 WINS radio report PBA president Pat Lynch’s objection to new, more complex stop, question and frisk regulations.  Read Lynch’s entire reaction to the changes here.

DateThursday, March 5, 2015

    • From Pat Lynch: Update on PERB arbitration hearing schedule

    • Press release: PBA honors Police Officer Richard Rainey shot 34 years ago

    • PBA president Pat Lynch speaks with CBS @ news’s Tony Aiello about the recently changed provision for stop, question and frisk.

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DateWednesday, March 4, 2015

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    • The Post, Newsday and Daily News report on new stop, question and frisk procedures  which PBA president Pat Lynch said will make “…a difficult job more difficult and dangerous for members.”  He also noted that it is unfairly placing the burden for a bad management policy on the shoulders of police officers.  See Lynch entire statement here. 

    • On a different topic, Capital NY’s Sally Goldenberg looks into the history of PBA contracts, past arbitration results and the challenge presented in the next arbitration case.

DateTuesday, March 3, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President says new S/Q/F regs are too complex and make the job more dangerous

    • Reports from this week’s Chief Leader:  PBA president Lynch slams quotas while he stands up for police officer’s rights saying; “New York City police officers have the same right and obligation to speak out against unjust or unfair policies as any other citizen.  This decision comes at an important time because despite management’s claim that they want quality not quantity, illegal quotas for police activities are, unfortunately, alive and well in the NYPD.”. 

    • In a story about political opponents proposing an “opt in” to Tier 6 pension for police officers that would double pension contributions from officers and only protect some, Lynch said:  “No political campaign should ever seek to undermine our efforts on behalf of our members, or to advance their own interests to the detriment of police officers and that’s what they are doing.” 

    • In a piece about the Governor’s plan to create an overseer for police related death grand juries, Lynch warned against structuring a system that would be more punitive toward police officers than to members of the public.

DateFriday, February 27, 2015

    • Pat Lynch tells the media that the PBA has been warning about the dangers of quotas for over a decade and that police officers have the same right to speak out about unfair or unjust work practices as anyone else after the Appellate Court rules that a NYCLU/PBA suit on behalf of PO Craig Matthews can proceed.  Reports appear in the NY Times, BuzzFeed, Daily News and the NY Post.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateThursday, February 26, 2015

    • The story about little Savannah Solis being honored by the NYPD aired on dozens of TV stations across the country on local affiliates of two main networks: CBS and ABC.   Representing all of the members of the NYC PBA, Pat Lynch expresses our appreciation for young Savannah’s support and kindness.

    • Capital NY reports Pat Lynch’s scolding his political opponents for putting their agenda ahead of the welfare of PBA members.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

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DateWednesday, February 25, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: Members of the 103rd Precinct and PBA board members remember the assassination of PO Edward Byrne.  His brother, Matthew Byrne, who has attended many of these ceremonies over the years, now serves as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Legal Services.

    • The Wall Street Journal reports; “Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, “unquestionably” believes the comptroller’s analysis shows the city has the money to give officers the raises they are seeking…”  See Lynch’s full remarks calling for more, competitively paid professional police officers.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch and board members represent all PBA members at a tribute to 4th grader Savannah Solis who sent cards in support of the NYPD following the murder of POs Liu and Ramos.  CBS news reports: PBA President Pat Lynch said it’s people like Savannah who inspire New York City cops to keep going.“I’m here on behalf of every New York City police officer to say ‘thank you.’ Thank you for reminding us that across this country people like you appreciate folks like us.”  Lynch and PBA board members are also seen at the event in a report aired on PIX 11 News.

DateTuesday, February 24, 2015

DateFriday, February 20, 2015

    • Proof that the department still seeks "numbers" of summonses in the form of an illegal quota is reported in the NY Post.  Pat Lynch indicates that the department's call for "quality not quantity" is bunk and calls for a stop to quotas, citing the damage they have caused in police/community relations over the years.

DateWednesday, February 18, 2015

    • CBS News radio 880 reports Pat Lynch's objection to a "separate system of justice" for police officers following the NYS Chief Judge's suggestion that grand juries considering deaths or injuries in police cases should be overseen by a judge.

    • The NY Times quotes Pat Lynch’s objection to proposed changes in the Grand Jury system saying, in part, “The rule of law should apply evenly and fairly to all without exception. There should not be a separate system of justice for police officers.”  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

DateTuesday, February 17, 2015

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    • In an ad in the upcoming issue of American Police Beat, the PBA thanks the tens of thousands of police officers and law enforcement professionals from around the country who filled the streets of Brooklyn and Queens for the funerals of hero Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian  Liu.

    • The Post reports that Harvard Law School has cancelled its plans to honor Robin Steinberg who has been suspended for 60 day as director of the Bronx Defenders for participating in a cop-killer video.  Pat Lynch objected to her being honored in an earlier Post story and praises the decision to withdraw her as an honoree stating “…that they recognize the need to support police officers and, even more importantly, the need to denounce violence against police officers.”

    • The Daily News reports that cop-killer Bruce Lorick who murdered PO Joe Keegan in 1980 over the price of a subway ride, is so confident that he will be paroled, that he is lining up dates on a “meet an inmate” website.  Pat Lynch joins family members of the deceased officer in opposing the parole and is quoted saying in part: “Like all of the other cold-blooded cop-killers, Bruce Lorick should not be granted parole now or ever.” 

    • The Chief Leader reports on the surrender of PO Liang in the accidental shooting death in the Pink Houses and quotes Lynch’s call for due process for the officer.  An opinion piece on the same topic in the Chief discusses Lynch’s call to remember that the officer was patrolling one of the most dangerous housing projects in the city.

    • In a separate story in the Chief about the relationship between the police unions and the Mayor focusing on the need for more officers, Pat Lynch said  “It is an issue that impacts public safety as well as the safety and quality of life of our officers, who are being denied the time off they need to recharge and de-stress themselves from a high-pressure, high-risk job. If we are to keep the city safe from traditional crime and terrorism, then we must begin staffing up now because it is a slow process to recruit, hire and train police officers.”

DateMonday, February 16, 2015

    • As reported by the New York Post, PBA president Pat Lynch questions an award being presented to the suspended head of the Bronx Defenders by Harvard noting that the university should be embarrassed by the selection lacking integrity and judgment. 

DateFriday, February 13, 2015

DateThursday, February 12, 2015

DateWednesday, February 11, 2015

DateTuesday, February 10, 2015

    • Press release: PBA president calls for due process for officer indicted in an accidental death

DateMonday, February 9, 2015

    • Following an appearance in Bronx Criminal Court where dates were being set for the trial of six MOS in the ticket fixing case, Pat Lynch explains to several reporters that the officers should never have been charged with a crime and that the PBA has supported them and will continue to support them with the best attorneys and by appearing at virtually every court date in support of these wrongfully accused officers.  See a brief PBA recorded video here.

DateSaturday, February 7, 2015

    • Nine days after PBA president Pat Lynch called for the immediate purchase of new vests and the establishment of a replacement program for vests that have passed their warranty date, Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Viverito and Commissioner Bratton agreed to purchase the best available vests and replace old ones at a news conference held at the 34 Pct. Stories were published in the Daily News; Post; Wall Street Journal and Newsday and were aired on NY 1 News; NBC 4 News; CBS 2 News; News radio 880 AM; 1010 WINS radio; The Call on NY 1; The Ride Home with Rita Cosby on ABC radio 770.  Pat Lynch said the PBA has long been fighting for these programs and that it represents “true support” for NYC police officers. Read Lynch’s full statement on this issue.

DateFriday, February 6, 2015

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    • Press release: PBA President on purchase of new vests and replacement of old out-of-date vests. (See also previous press release of Jan. 27: PBA President calls on Mayor and Speaker to buy new bullet-resistant vests now, establish funding for replacements and opens door for discussion on the issue.)

DateThursday, February 5, 2015

    • As reported in the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch expresses the gratitude of all PBA members to the Detroit Police Department for their investigation and arrest of a deranged man threatening to behead a NYC  police officer.

    • Pat Lynch discusses a wide range of topics with radio host John Gambling on AM 970 The Answer including excessive oversight of police, anti-police climate, relationship with the Mayor and PC, morale, the need for vests and more.

    • Following Commissioner Bratton’s and PBA president Pat Lynch’s testimony before the NYS Senate panel on police safety and public protection, Newsday reports Lynch’s call to add 7,000 officers to return to 1999 level staffing saying "If staffing is not increased, some of the public's calls for help will go unanswered.”  JP Updates reports Lynch’s seven-point plan to improve police and public safety which includes a moratorium on local police related law; hiring more officers; upgrading and replacing expired vests; equalizing pension disability benefits for Tier 3 officers; ensuring due process for police officers; providing anti-terrorism kits to every MOS and increasing penalties for assaulting police officers.   The Daily News reports the Commissioner and Lynch’s objections to a grand jury monitor in police related deaths with Lynch noting it “would effectively place police officers in a separate justice system. ...This is a blatantly unjust and inequitable concept.”   The NY Observer focused on the need to keep criminal procedure laws managed at the state level with Lynch saying ““Important issues of criminal justice deserve more careful, deliberate and reasoned consideration, and we believe that the legislature’s statewide purview leaves it better equipped to play that role.”  Capital NY reports Lynch’s call for a moratorium of local police related legislation, a vest upgrade and replacement program and the need for anti-terror weaponry and protection for patrol officers. CBS 2 News and WLNY news reported on the need to equip patrol officers with a terror kit and NBC 4 News reported on the senate hearing.

    • CBS Radio 880 reports on the PBA’s call to close the Bronx Defenders office for their role in a cop killer video.

DateWednesday, February 4, 2015

    • Watch the PBA-recorded video of Pat Lynch's testimony and excerpts from the following Q and A session before a Joint New York State Senate Committee, in which he outlines the PBA's proposals to increase protection for police officers and the public.

    • Press release: PBA President offers seven proposals to increase protection for police and the public

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DateTuesday, February 3, 2015

DateMonday, February 2, 2015

DateFriday, January 30, 2015

    • A Department of Investigation probe that was initiated at the demands of the PBA determined that the Bronx Defenders knowingly participated in a video promoting the killing of police officers.  Upon the release of the DOI’s findings, Pat Lynch called for the shutting down of the organization and the disbarment of the lawyers (see press release) who participated in the “despicable video.”  The story went national and was covered in: Los Angeles Times; NY Post; Wall Street Journal; The Gothamist; NY Times; Daily News; and Time magazine. Videos appeared on Fox 5 News; CBS 2 News at 5 PM: ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; WLNY 1055 News; WOR radio news; WNYC radio news; CBS 2 News at 6 PM. See the entire, unedited PBA recorded interview with CBS 2 News’s Tony Aiello and Fox News’s Lisa Evers.

    • In a separate story, the PBA’s call to end the settlement of frivolous lawsuits against police officers has finally been heard by the Police Commissioner and Mayor.  The PBA called upon Mayor de Blasio and the Corporation Counsel to end the practice back in August 2014 (see press release and letter) and the point was driven home by a recent story about a man who attacked an officer with a machete being awarded a $5,000 settlement.  The city believes it cheaper to settle than fight the case in court. In a Post and Newsday story and on CBS 2 News, the PC and Mayor support the PBA’s call to fight these suits. 

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DateThursday, January 29, 2015

    • Press release: Following release of DOI report PBA president says close Bronx Defenders and disbar attorneys who participated in cop killer video

DateWednesday, January 28, 2015

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    • According to Capital NY, Pat Lynch’s call to purchase vests and establish a replacement program has been heard by the de Blasio administration whose spokesperson said purchases can begin now and a funding for a replacement program has been allotted.  The Daily News, Post and New York 1 also report on the story.

DateTuesday, January 27, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President calls on Mayor and Speaker to buy new bullet-resistant vests now, establish funding for replacements and opens door for discussion on the issue

DateMonday, January 26, 2015

    • Due to weather conditions, the pension seminar has been rescheduled from Wed, Jan 28 at 6:00 p.m. to Thu, Feb 19 at 6:00 p.m. Same location: Antun's, 96-43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, NY 11429. Members originally registered for Wednesday's seminar do not need to re-register. For more information or to cancel your registration, please call or email the PBA Office at:
              212-298-9141 Mgrant@nycpba.org
              212-298-9247 Ebaez@nycpba.org
              212-298-9216 Spersad@nycpba.org

    • In the New York Post, AM NY, the Daily News and on KTSA radio, PBA president Pat Lynch calls for a halt to city and federal funding to the Bronx Defenders while calling for a thorough investigation of their participation in a rap video calling for the murder of police officers.  The PBA also institutes its own investigation of the issue, hiring an attorney who is the son of an officer killed in the line of duty to spearhead it.

DateSunday, January 25, 2015

    • Press release: PBA says halt funding to Bronx Defenders during investigation of participation in cop-killer video

DateSunday, January 25, 2015

    • Press release: PBA says halt funding to Bronx Defenders during investigation of participation in cop-killer video

DateFriday, January 23, 2015

    • The families of Police Officers Liu and Ramos joined Pat Lynch at the City Council’s vote to rename two streets in their honor.  The story was published in the Daily News; Capital NY and AM NY/Newsday and shown on ABC 7 News.

DateThursday, January 22, 2015

DateMonday, January 19, 2015

    • New York 1 News and WINS radio report that Pat Lynch pressure put on City Hall was about getting real support for police officers not an apology from the mayor.

    • In a letter to the editor of Crain's New York Business, Pat Lynch challenges the magazine's description of the legislation to improve Tier 3 accident disability benefits as a "pension sweetener."

DateSaturday, January 17, 2015

    • The Daily News, Post and Newsday and NY 1 News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, 1010 WINS, and CBS 880 News radio report that Lynch is not concerned with polls of civilians saying “I fight for and speak for police officers of the City of New York and they are the only ones whose opinions I care about.”

    • NY 1 News reports the union's reaction to the purchase of new vests by the City Council where Pat Lynch praise the move but calls for a steady funding stream for regular replacement.

    • The Post, Daily News, Newsday and Wall Street Journal report on the release of police officer Dossi in which Pat Lynch thanks the hospitals staff for their fine work.

DateFriday, January 16, 2015

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    • In a Wall Street Journal story about more proposed anti-cop legislation that is before the City Council, Pat Lynch called it an example of the council meddling in NYPD affairs.  In a Daily News follow up story to the manufactured turmoil at the delegate’s meeting Lynch is quoted saying that the Mayor is the roadblock to many improvements for officers because “..he doesn’t care” and noted that it was de Blasio who was stirring it up.

    • Press release: PBA President speaks to low poll numbers among non-police officers

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DateThursday, January 15, 2015

    • The NY Post ran a letter to the editor from Pat Lynch objecting to their Tier 3 editorial called “Paying Off Police” and calling for the equalization of benefits for all police officers.

    • In a separate story in the Post about de Blasio’s delight in PBA discord, Lynch said the agitators are “…doing the Mayor’s bidding” while saying in a different Post story about the ticket fixing trial that PBA has “been very vocal” about the unfairness of the indictment and has hired “the best counsel for each of the wrongfully accused police officers.”    In a New York Times story about the recent delegate’s meeting Lynch is quoted as saying that the agitators were “…using legitimate complaints about City Hall to repair their own weakened and damaged credibility.”   Dave Evans of ABC 7 News speaks with Pat Lynch regarding an opposition candidate in an upcoming election. 

    • Newsday, Capital NY all report on the Mayor’s comment that he could not apologize for his core beliefs while the Daily News reports on Lynch’s and Palladino’s meeting with Governor Cuomo.  A Daily News editorial makes the case that the Mayor has inflamed the bad relationship with his attitude by mistaking stubbornness for strength.

    • Press release: PBA President on the City Council’s funding proposal for new bullet resistant vests

DateWednesday, January 14, 2015

    • The Observer and Politicker.com published a profile of PBA president Pat Lynch noting that he was famous, or infamous, depending on your perspective, and outlining his family’s union roots, his joining the force and ultimately his role as a “pugnacious union leader” who unapologetically and vehemently fights for his members.

    • For the second time in five weeks, agitators have put their personal political interest above the interest of the membership by violating the all important privacy of our delegate’s meetings. First, by making an audio recording of the meeting last month and sending it to reporters and then at the January meeting staging a loud confrontation for a reporter’s benefit.  In doing so, these traitors to the union effectively played right into the hands of our liberal, cop-hating Mayor by giving the false impression that the PBA was divided.  The 400 delegates who attended saw the truth that it was a handful of wannabes orchestrating it for reporters and who then phoned in false accounts to the media.  Here are the stories that these traitors generated that gives the false appearance of a union divided:  The Daily News; The Post: Newsday mentions it in a story about chokehold legislation.

DateTuesday, January 13, 2015

    • In reports in the Daily News, AM New York, Staten Island Advance and Metro newspapers and on NBC 4 News and CBS radio, Lynch states that  the Inspector General’s chokehold report shows, among other things, an anti-police bias.  The Times's chokehold story mentions Lynch’s steadfast position that the officer in the Garner case did not use a chokehold.

    • The Post reports that, following Pat Lynch’s remarks on NPR radio, former PC Ray Kelly noted that the Mayor should apologize for creating a negative atmosphere between police and City Hall.  

    • In a Wall Street Journal report about Gov. Cuomo stepping in to mediate differences between police and the Mayor, a mayoral aide is reported to have said the anger is contract related which PBA president Lynch denies.

    • In a NY 1 News report Pat Lynch says that the PBA will be closely monitoring NYPD management for violations of contract and law regarding actions against officers alleged to lack productivity.

    •  Pat Lynch tells Fox 5 News in a story on terror prep that the PBA supports the department’s tactical memo to be alert and safe.

    • New York 1 News reports on the “Run for the Blue” car show where Pat Lynch notes the tremendous amount of support for NYC police officers from within and outside of NYC.

DateMonday, January 12, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President on IG's chokehold report

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    • A front page NY Times analysis of problems between the police and the Mayor takes an in depth look missteps by the mayor’s office.  The Post notes in an editorial that Pat Lynch should move over as the biggest thorn in the Mayor’s side to make room for Gov. Andrew Cuomo who may be ready to step into the mayor/police relationship issue.  Pat Lynch appears on Fox News 5 to support the tactical memo issued to warn MOS how to prevent attacks against police.

DateSunday, January 11, 2015

    • Press release: Pat Lynch responds to the Post and New York 1 News about pressure on officers to write summonses

DateSaturday, January 10, 2015

    • A Daily News story reports Commissioner Bratton's statement that police activity is on the rise.  The Commissioner said he didn't know the specific cause of the reduced numbers and that he is more concerned about the future than the past.  The same article blames PBA president Lynch for a "slowdown" and goes a step farther by including an editorial called "Pat Lynch: Lawbreaker."  The Daily News also ran a column by a New Yorker citing the heroic work of a lone police officer some 30 years ago.  Newsday also reports on reduced summons issuance and quotes Pat Lynch as saying "our members are doing their jobs." CBS 880 radio news, 1010 WINS radio news and News 12 Long Island TV News all report that the police productivity slowdown was not a "union" slowdown and is costing the city millions in revenue.

DateFriday, January 9, 2015

    • Newsday reports police unions suggestion for a mediator to step into the fray to resolve issues between the Mayor and Police.  Pat Lynch is quoted from his reaction to Gov. Cuomo’s 2nd inaugural speech as the voice of reason.  In a Newsday opinion piece Dan Janison reports the Mayor and Commissioner are caught between the cops and a hard place.  Columnist Jim Dwyer offers his observations in the Times about a drop in activity and the lack of a contract  while both NewsMax and the Lake Placid News report Lynch’s comments that City Hall is unwilling to resolve problems with police.

    • NY 1 News, CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News report on the PBA’s ad pushing back on allegations that police/mayoral problems are contract related.  News 12 Long Island follows up on the meeting between the five police unions and the police commissioner while PIX 11 News looks at the impact of less quality of life enforcement in a housing project.

DateThursday, January 8, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: The PBA sponsors the 30 Anniversary of the opening of the 49th Precinct with the house’s first CO and present CO.  The “gold” shovel used to break ground by the first CO was permanently installed in the precinct as a memento of the celebration.

    • Speaking outside 1 Police Plaza following a meeting between the five police unions and Police Commissioner Bratton, Pat Lynch said that the unions' concerns about the safety of police officers and the public were discussed, but there is still no willingness on the part of City Hall to solve these problem.  Lynch's remarks were aired on ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, NPR and WINS radio. New York 1 also referenced the PBA's newspaper ads thanking New Yorkers for their support.  Print stories appeared in the Daily News, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, Metro, Reuters, DNAinfo and Capital New York.

    • The Daily News, AM New York and the Post reported on the hospital walkout of P.O. Aliro Pellerano, who was wounded Monday while responding to a robbery in the Bronx. Speaking at the hospital, Pat Lynch praised the bravery and dedication that Pellerano and his colleagues displayed in responding to the call even though they were about to go off duty.  He noted that any other New York City police officer would have done the same.  TV reports on Pellerano's release appeared on Fox 5 News, New York 1, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

    • Capital NY reports that the PBA's campaign to improve accident disability benefits for pension Tier 3 members is gaining ground in the City Council, with more than half of Council Member signing onto a resolution in support of the change.

    • In ads appearing in papers around the city this week, the PBA thanks the real New Yorkers who have stood with police officers as we mourn our fallen brothers.

DateWednesday, January 7, 2015

    • Press release: Statement of the five Police Unions following a meeting with the Police Commissioner.

    • WCBS 880 Radio reported Pat Lynch's praise for the swift apprehension of the suspects who wounded two police officers in the Bronx. Lynch said that cowardly thugs must know that "when you attack one of us, you attack all of us and that the NYPD will do all in its power to bring you to justice and to hold you accountable."

    • In an interview with the Observer, Pat Lynch said that the recent attacks on police officers have forced the already-understaffed NYPD to devote additional resources to protect its members so that they can protect the public.  These precautions come on top of the drain on resources caused by recent anti-police protests. Lynch's comments on the allegations of an organized "slowdown" were also reported by the Wall Street Journal, Capital New York, the Times, the Daily News, the Staten Island Advance and on PIX 11 News.

DateTuesday, January 6, 2015

    • In interviews on NPR's All Things Considered and with NewsMax TV's Steve Malzberg, Pat Lynch said that the expressions of frustration directed at Mayor de Blasio by police officers and their supporters are a result of the unchecked anti-police climate on the streets, in which every encounter with a police officer turns into a confrontation. The NPR interview was excerpted in stories on Huffington Post, Capital New York and PoliticoABC 7 News aired a portion of the NewsMax interview.

    • Press release — PBA president speaks to the arrest of the two individuals who shot two officers in the 46 Precinct last evening during a robbery

    • Press release — PBA President: No Slowdown

    • The Chief Leader covers the funeral of P.O. Wenjian Liu along with discussion of the tensions between police officers and City Hall.

DateMonday, January 5, 2015

    • Amid the extensive coverage of the outpouring of love and respect for PO Liu shown at his funeral, there were sidebar stories about officers turning their backs on the mayor for the third time.  Pat Lynch called it a demonstration of how many officers feel and that it was organic and respectfully done. He also noted that his members have every right to express their feelings and that their feelings should be respected.  Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, Newsday and Wall Street Journal and on Fox 5 News, New York 1 News, NBC 4 News, and CNN.  Mike Daly of the Daily Beast writes about Pat Lynch’s handling of a difficult situation.

DateSunday, January 4, 2015

    • Photo Gallery: Thousands of police officers, elected officials and dignitaries from across the country attend the funeral services for murdered P.O. Wenjian Liu.

      Among extensive television coverage of the funeral of fallen police officer Wenjian Liu, PIX 11 News emphasized the outpouring of support from Liu's law enforcement brothers and sisters from departments nationwide. NBC 4 News and the Observer reported Pat Lynch's comment that the decision of some officers and members of the public to turn their backs to the Mayor was an organic gesture that deserves to be respected. Coverage of the funeral also appeared on ABC 7 News and CBS 2 News.

    • USA Today, the Huffington Post and Newsday reported on the sea of blue that filled the streets of Brooklyn today, as thousands of police officers from every corner of the country gave a final salute to a fallen brother, Wenjian Liu.

    • The Staten Island Advance interviewed some of the many officers from across the country who paid their respects at the wake for fallen police officer Wenjian Liu. Stories about the wake also appeared in Newsday and the Daily News and on CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, Fox News and News 12 Long Island.

DateSaturday, January 3, 2015

    • PBA Treasurer Joe Alejandro represents the PBA at the Annual Three Kings Day on Jan. 3, 2015 conducted in the Bronx by Rueben Diaz.  The annual event is supported in part by the PBA.

    • While the PBA continues its news blackout out of respect for the families of Officers Liu and Ramos, Pat Lynch's past comments from weeks ago continue to be repeated in breaking news reported in the Daily News and analysis on labor relations on Buzzfeed and in a history of feud between the PBA and the Mayor, also on Buzzfeed.

    • ABC 7 News reports on the Police Commissioner's memo about behavior at Officer Liu's funeral and uses a sound bite from Pat Lynch from after the five police unions met with the mayor and Bratton.

DateThursday, January 1, 2015

    • Press release: PBA President comments on Gov. Cuomo's Inaugural Address

    • Capital New York and NBC 4 News reported Pat Lynch's comments to Gov. Cuomo's second inaugural address. Lynch expressed his appreciation for Cuomo's call for respect and support for police officers.

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