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William Lynch III
The son of former New York deputy mayor Bill Lynch, William has more than 20 years of experience in local and national politics, city government, labor and media.

William developed and produced community-sensitive media and advertising, including commercials for Hillary Clinton's senatorial campaign. Previously he produced the "Mark Riley Show" for WLIB Radio. William worked for DC 37-AFSCME, New York City's largest public employee union, for over a decade, where he worked as an organizer, grievance representative and lead newsletter writer. William worked at the New York City Council, Member Services Division, as a liaison between the Speaker and members of the City Council. He has played an active role in several New York City mayoral campaigns, New York State-level races, as well as the last three presidential cycles.

Entries by William Lynch III

Why We Need Independent Prosecutors

(5) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 3:04 PM

There is something rotten in the state of South Carolina. Officer Michael Slager abrogated his duty to uphold the peace by shooting and killing Walter Scott, an unarmed black man whose only infraction was running away when pulled over for a broken taillight. On top of that, Slager betrayed the...

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Workers Save Lives

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 5:23 PM

Labor unions, particularly those for public sector workers, have become such a popular punching bag that their membership might as well wear Everlast tags. They are such a common scapegoat that they might as well have horns. (A few right wingers probably think they already do.) At this point, it...

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Stop Slandering 'Black Lives Matter'

(86) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 3:18 PM

On December 20, New York City suffered an incredible tragedy: Depraved, cowardly madman Ismaaiyl Brinsley murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. There is not a scintilla of justification for Brinsley's actions, and it shall always be a sad chapter of our city's history.

However, what has concerned me...

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Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 7:41 PM

The other day, I wrote about how unreliable eyewitness testimony is, despite the fact that the criminal justice system treats it as solid evidence. However, this is not the only type of evidence that is far less reliable than we perceive it: There are also major shortcomings to...

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It's Camera Time

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 1:06 PM

The holiday season is upon us. For me it will be a festive occasion with good company and good food (maybe a bit too much of the latter). But I cannot imagine how heart-wrenching it must be for the parents of Michael Brown, because for the first time in nineteen...

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Stop the Co-location Squeeze

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 5:44 PM

If you follow education news in New York, you've no doubt heard by now that the state has approved 17 new charter schools for New York City. At the moment, there have been no official decisions on where these new schools will be located, but you can bet...

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The 2014 Elections and the Future of Black America

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 9:12 PM

I'm not going to sugarcoat things: For many of us, Halloween came four days late this year. The agenda of a Republican-controlled Congress could spell disaster for black people. After all, this is a party that, rather than try to appeal to black voters, instead worked at the state level...

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Toward a Fairer Admissions Process

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 5:08 PM

New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. These elite schools, including Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science, and Brooklyn Technical High School, have produced some of the best and brightest minds in history. These...

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The War on AIDS Is Not Over

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 2:52 PM

Sometimes, it feels as if the AIDS epidemic must somehow be over. The cause is not as trendy as it once was. There doesn't seem to be the same scale of rallies and demonstrations. We don't hear about in the news: FOX News, CNN, and MSNBC evening news had a...

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Congress: This Year, Protect Our Mass Transit

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 3:12 PM

In 1980, an organization convened and voted to include the following in its platform:

...Many urban centers of our nation need dependable and affordable mass transit systems... The role of the federal government should be one of giving financial and technical support... a consistent and dependable source of revenue should...
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Do Right by Our Children: Enact Universal Pre-K

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 1:38 PM

This past November, New Yorkers overwhelmingly voted for Bill de Blasio, delivering a clear mandate for his campaign platform to end the dire poverty that has plagued so many New Yorkers and put the final chapter on the Tale of Two Cities. A cornerstone of his platform was a modest,...

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I Am My Brother's Keeper: Why We Must Change the Code

(5) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 4:52 PM

In America, young men of color have been in a crisis for decades, if not centuries. As my father's dear friend Marian Wright Edelman says, our country suffers from a "cradle-to-prison pipeline": entrenched institutions and policies that predispose disadvantaged children, especially children of color, to a life of crime and...

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