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March 14, 2020
PBA Files Complaint Over Lack of COVID-19 Supplies

The Daily News, NY Post, Associated PressNY Times, News 12 Brooklyn and WCBS radio report on the PBA’s complaint filed with state health and safety regulators over the NYPD’s failure to equip cops with adequate protective supplies — including masks, gloves, sanitizers and cleaning supplies — to protect against the COVID-19 virus. A follow-up story in the Post noted that hand sanitizers delivered to commands following the PBA’s complaint were expired or half-empty.

March 5, 2020
Lynch Speaks Out Against Pro-Criminal Agenda

Following the would-be Bronx cop-killer’s indictment and court appearance, Pat Lynch called on the public to speak out against the pro-criminal agenda that is making the streets less safe. Stories appeared in the Daily News, the Chief LeaderNew York 1, and 1010 WINS online, and on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News and CBS 2 News.

February 28, 2020
Cop-Killer 'Celebration' Outrage

The Post and NBC 4 News report on a disgusting “celebration” that was to be held at a New York Public Library branch for deceased cop-killer Robert Hayes, a BLA member who murdered Transit P.O. Sidney Thompson in 1973. After outcry from the PBA and P.O. Thompson’s family, an updated Post story reports that the library won’t host the event. See Pat Lynch’s full statement here.

February 15, 2020
Cop-Shooter Indictment and New Threats

The PBA was back in court for the reading of the indictment against the Bronx cop-shooter, where Pat Lynch advised all MOS to remain alert in light of new threats and called on the public to help. Stories appeared in the Daily News, the Post, Newsday, ABC 7 News, and on NY1 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, FOX 5 News (early and late), PIX 11 News, 1010 WINS Radio and CBS 880 Radio. Watch full video of the PBA press conference here.

February 13, 2020
Daily News Op-Ed by Pat Lynch

The Daily News published an op-ed column by Pat Lynch saying now is the time for politicians to stand with New York City cops.

February 12, 2020
Pat Lynch Fox News Op-Ed

In an op-ed column for Fox News, Pat Lynch addresses the dangers facing New York City police officers, noting that time is running out for our elected officials to reverse course and end their anti-police rhetoric.

February 11, 2020
Police Unions Take on Elected Officials

The police unions' reactions to this weekend's targeted attacks on cops — including Pat Lynch's demand that all elected officials renounce their past anti-police rhetoric and begin backing cops — appeared in stories on NY 1 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 NewsFox News online, and the Staten Island Advance.

February 11, 2020
Would-Be Cop-Killer Arraigned

Media coverage of the would-be Bronx cop-killer's arraignment on numerous counts of attempted murder and other charges, after which Pat Lynch vowed that cops would follow the case through to the end to ensure that the shooter spends the rest of his life behind bars. Stories appeared on CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News and WABC Radio.

February 10, 2020
Two Targeted Attacks on Cops in Bronx

Extensive media coverage of two assassination attempts on police officers in the Bronx less than 12 hours apart: ABC 7 News had live coverage of Pat Lynch’s remarks at the hospital Saturday night following the first shooting. The next day, the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Fox 5 News, UPI, CBS 2 News, WPIX 11 News and 1010 WINS News covered Pat Lynch’s news conference following the second shooting, in which he put the blame squarely on elected officials who have fostered hatred and violence toward police officers.

February 9, 2020
Pat Lynch on Second Targeted Shooting in 12 Hours

Pat Lynch speaks to the media outside Lincoln Hospital following the shooting of two MOS within 12 hours in the Bronx. Lynch warns once again that elected leaders’ anti-cop rhetoric is encouraging hatred and violence against police officers.

February 5, 2020
Pat Lynch: Crime Stats Show Public Safety Emergency

Pat Lynch called out Mayor de Blasio for the increasing crime in New York City, saying “The double-digit increases in shootings, robberies, burglary and thefts aren’t the product of any single law or policy. They are the result of failed leadership and a political culture that denigrates and devalues the work police officers do.” His comments were picked up by the NY Post, NY Daily News, ABC 7 News, Staten Island Advance, Telemundo 47, CBS 2 News, WINS Radio, and New York 1. Read the full press release here.

February 4, 2020
State Lawmakers Call on De Blasio to Raise NYPD Pay

President Patrick J. Lynch is quoted in a NY Daily News article and News 12 Bronx about 43 state lawmakers signing on to a letter by Sen. Andrew Gounardes and AM Peter Abbate that urges Mayor de Blasio to give PBA members a fair market wage. See Senate letter here, and see Assembly letter here.

January 29, 2020
PBA Sues to Reverse CCRB Power Grab

The Daily News, the Post, NY1 News and WNYC radio report on the PBA’s lawsuit to reverse the CCRB power-grab ballot measure, which was passed in November. The suit argues that, because the provision increasing the CCRB’s budget violates state law, the entire package must be scrapped. Read the full release and lawsuit here.

January 23, 2020
MTA Poaching NYPD Police Officers

In stories by the Wall Street Journal and NY Post, Pat Lynch slams Mayor de Blasio for not paying PBA Members a fair market wage as hundreds of NYPD officers leave for the MTA PD.

January 21, 2020
Lynch on de Blasio’s “Subway Diversion” Program: Don't Blame Cops

In Post and Daily News stories about the NYPD's "subway diversion" program to address homelessness, Pat Lynch says that cops are being used as "a Band-Aid to cover up another of Mayor de Blasio's failures." Read his full comments here.

January 18, 2020
Outrage Over Parole Hearings

The NY Post reports on the outrage over the parole hearings for the killers of P.O. Harry Ryman and P.O. Anthony Abruzzo, which were granted to ahead of the normal two-year schedule.

January 17, 2020
Serial Burglar Released Again and Again

In a Daily News story about a serial burglar who has been released without bail time and time again, Pat Lynch draws the connection between Mayor de Blasio’s anti-cop campaign in 2013 and the current bail law disaster. Read Lynch’s full comments here.

January 17, 2020
Pat Lynch on New Bail Law Disaster

In a CNN op-ed, James Gagliano quotes Pat Lynch on the disaster that is the NY State bail reform. See full press release.

January 8, 2020
Lynch Defends Privacy of Members' Records

In a Daily News article, Lynch explains why repealing Civil Rights Law Section 50-A, as some activists are proposing, is a very bad idea.