January 23, 2022
Pat Lynch blames “no consequences” for criminals for the gun-fueled environment that led to cop-killing
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Perps have always had access to illegal guns. That part isn’t new. The difference now is that criminals are carrying more firepower and using it more frequently, because the message on the street is that there are no consequences if they get caught. Last night [Friday night] that message cost a hero police officer his life. It has to change, immediately.” See more coverage of the reaction to the murder on News 12 and WINS.
January 22, 2022
Pat Lynch says, “Our hearts are broken,” after cop is killed and another is critically wounded in Harlem shooting
The PBA president is quoted in ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn, 1010 WINS Radio, and The Chief: “Our hearts are broken. We’re in shock. Our knees are buckling. And we’re angry, because we’ve been here before; we’re angry because we saw it coming; we’re angry because we said it would happen, and it happened again.”
January 21, 2022
Pat Lynch slams judge for setting bail for latest cop-shooter
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on PIX 11 News: “There is absolutely no justification and no excuse for setting bail in this case. This individual was previously arrested for carrying an illegal gun. Then he violated his probation, carried another gun and shot a cop.”
January 19, 2022
Pat Lynch calls for public and officials to provide the tools to take back the streets
At the hospital where an injured officer was treated, Lynch calls for laws to allow the police to do their job. See his full comments on New York 1. The press conference was also covered on WINS radio.
January 16, 2022
Lynch says subway tragedy "underscores our current crisis."
The NY Post and WINS news radio cover Pat Lynch's call to get "common-sense solutions ... up and running ASAP.” See full press release.
January 6, 2022
Lynch interviewed on DA's new policy
Pat Lynch tells local TV news station PIX 11 that DA Bragg's policy not to prosecute and reduce prison time for certain offenses "sends the wrong message."
January 5, 2022
Pat Lynch raises concerns about new Manhattan DA’s announced policy to stop prosecuting and reduce prison time for certain crimes
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, Gothamist, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, and NewsNation: "Police officers don’t want to be sent out to enforce laws that the district attorneys won’t prosecute. And there are already too many people who believe that they can commit crimes, resist arrest, interfere with police officers and face zero consequences."