Patrolmen's Benevolent Association

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    A Look Back at Michael Bloomberg's Tremendously Awkward First Campaign

    After twelve years, it is, at long last, almost the end of Michael Bloomberg's time as mayor. Bill de Blasio will be inaugurated at noon on January 1, in a ceremony he's promised will be "one of the most open and accessible swearing-in events in New York City history," with tickets available to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Adrian Schoolcraft, NYPD Whistblower, Gets Law and Order: SVU Treatment

    Well, folks, last week, the Adrian Schoolcraft saga finally made it into the "ripped from the headlines" realm of Dick Wolf's television empire with an episode of Law and Order: SVU titled "Internal Affairs" that aired October 9. This episode is a curious mash-up of three stories that have carried ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Patrick Lynch, PBA President, Says Ending NYPD Quotas, Not Adding More Oversight, is the Answer

    Patrick Lynch, the president of the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, says the solution to the stop and frisk controversy is not more oversight, but a commitment from the NYPD to eliminate quota pressure on police officers. "The answer lies not in enforcing a judge's ruling or liste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Cronut Hole Concretes, Harvest in the Square, Swedish Chef Talk, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Beer Dinner: The Week Ahead

    If football kept you on the couch this past weekend, you missed out on some ridiculously tasty events. Not to worry, this is New York, and there's something going on at all times if you know where to look. Here's what's happening this week.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    The UFT & PBA's Demand for Payback From New Mayor Faces Budget Realities

    October 31st, 2009. For the teachers of New York City, this date marks the last day 94,000 of them had a contract with the Bloomberg administration. Since then, the wages for our city's educators have remained at a standstill, suspended by political tensions over layoffs, attrition and mayoral contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo: "Extreme" GOPers Will Have To Answer to Voters For Killing "Public View" Marijuana Bill

    As we reported yesterday, State Senate Republicans killed a bill proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that would further decriminalize marijuana in the Empire State by closing a loophole that makes having weed in public a misdemeanor, while possessing weed in private is only a violation.No skin off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Weed Fans: Senate Republicans To Blame For "Public View" Marijuana Buzz-Kill

    As we reported earlier, a bill that would decriminalize the "public view" loophole in New York's marijuana possession law appears to be dead in the water -- and weed fans are pissed. The Drug Policy Alliance, one of the many groups pushing the bill, is holding Republicans in the Senate responsible f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Cuomo's Plan To Decriminalize Weed In "Public View" Has Support Of Pretty Much Everyone

    As we reported earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make possession of marijuana even less illegal than it already is -- a move that apparently has the support of just about everyone.The governor's office put out a press release this afternoon announcing Cuomo's plan to make possessing weed in "p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    PBA: Blame NYPD For Ticket Quotas; Cops Unfairly Targeted by Internal Affairs

    In an unusual public push-back at Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the city's police officers union ran an ad in today's Daily News, attacking the department for pressuring officers to hit quotas and then punishing them if their tickets are tossed from traffic court. "Don't blame the cop," the Patrol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Bloomberg Declares With Straight Face: NYPD Doesn't Have Quotas

    Mayor Bloomberg must have quite a sense of humor for saying today that the NYPD "does not have quotas," in response to the PBA ad published in this morning's Daily News. He must be joking to take that position after what's happened over the past two years: the dozen or so police officers who have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Dangerous Dioxins: NYC Green Groups Call for Stronger Enforcement

    A little more than a month after the Environmental Protection Agency released its long-awaited report on the non-cancer dangers of dioxins, consumer groups have called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration to officially stop buying products which contain these chemicals. New York's Center fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    EPA Releases Report on Dangerous Dioxins After 27-Year Delay

    The Environmental Protection Agency has finally released its report on the non-cancer dangers of dioxins -- toxic chemicals that abound in most consumer products. Though health advocates have been wary of dioxins for years, the FDA has said after a nearly 3 decades-long delay that the nasty carcino ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2011

    Ray Kelly's Gulag

    Get on the NYPD commissioner's secret list, and you're going nowhere

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Ray Kelly Can't Be Happy; 16 Police Officers To Surrender Tonight On Ticket Fixing Charges

    ​Stop the Presses! Sixteen police officers and five civilians, including two drug dealers, have been told they will be charged in the ongoing ticket fixing scandal, the New York Times is reporting, including an Internal Affairs lieutenant who leaked information to police union officials. Citi ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 14, 2011

    Parading While Black

    After the arrest of a City Councilman, isn't it time to question the NYPD's crooked math?

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Patrick Lynch, Police Union Boss, Facing Insurgent Campaign

    ​Patrick Lynch, the powerful head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association , is facing a rare insurgent campaign challenging four of his board members in the upcoming union election. The quartet running against "Team Lynch" calls itself the "Voice of the Cops," and accuses Lynch of failing t ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    NYPD Gets Raises, More Perks in New Contract

    Under the terms of a contract settlement between the City and the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, NYPD starting salaries will increase and cops will get a yearly four-percent raise. It's the first contract between the cops and the City to be settled (so far) without arbitration since 1994. The ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2006

    Death by Dust

    The frightening link between the 9-11 toxic cloud and cancer

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2006

    Court Backs Commish on Interrogating Cops

    The state's highest court ruled today that New York City's Police Commissioner has total authority over disciplinary rules and doesn't have to bargain over them in talks with the cop unions. In simple terms, this ends the long fight over the 48-hour rule. The rule granted cops two days to talk to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2006

    Deal Lets Mayor Fire Fire Chief

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cash-for-concessions approach at the bargaining table has won him new power over the 12,000-member Fire Department. The deal the city just agreed with the Uniformed Fire Officers Association allows the fire commissioner, whom the mayor appoints, the right to pick the Chief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2006

    Death On Duty: Cops and Risks

    A few years ago, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association placed ads in subway cars that depicted a uniformed police officer laying face down next to his squad car, obviously dead or dying. The purpose was to dramatize the risks of the job. In terms of losing one's life, it's debatable how perilous it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2005

    Mayor's Brave Face on Cop Raises

    Fuzzy math on a big award for the Finest New York City's cops just won a pretty juicy raise from a state arbitration board, but not according to City Hall. In a statement, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office says the 10 percent raise over two years is "consistent with the City's pattern for collective ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2005

    Diallo: A Tragedy, or a Line?

    Freddy Ferrer's Diallo debacle simply won't die. Wait, what did he say again? Aw, who cares? The important thing is that "Mr. Ferrer is bogged down by the kind of gaffe that has defined other candidates and foiled their campaigns," as the lead piece of the Times Metro Section told us this morning. T ... More >>