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NYPD union chief slams politicians amid cop suicides: ‘We're under siege from all directions'


Added 08-16-19 10:29:02am EST - “The head of the NYPD union, in response to a? spate of cop suicides, called on politicians Thursday to "end the demonization and anti-cop rhetoric" as he sought to rally officers and tackle the crisis by improving conditions on the…” - Foxnews.com

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The head of the NYPD union, in response to a spate of cop suicides, called on politicians Thursday to “end the demonization and anti-cop rhetoric” as he sought to rally officers and tackle the crisis by improving conditions on the force.

This included a call to increase pay and provide top-quality mental health services to New York’s Finest.

New York Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Patrick Lynch had a clear, no-nonsense message for officers who may be considering taking their own lives: “If you’re on the edge and contemplating suicide, don’t f---ing do it. Come on, it solves nothing and leaves devastation behind you. Just don’t do it.”

But Lynch, known for his fiery defense of his fellow officers on the ground, also used the video message to call on politicians to back the city’s officers, stop demonizing them and do more than what he described as “a few tweets and mental health awareness posters.”

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