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Fox 25 News Does Story About MBTA Workers Throwing Blind Guy’s Cane, Turns Out He’s A Crackhead Who Assaults Cops, Spits On Employees And Probably Isn’t Blind

Fox 25 News Does Story About MBTA Workers Throwing Blind Guy’s Cane, Turns Out He’s A Crackhead Who Assaults Cops, Spits On Employees And Probably Isn’t Blind

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The MSM loves to spread fake news, and locally the worst offender by far is Boston 25 News, AKA Fox 25 News. Check out this tear jerker of a faux outrage story:

Two workers at the Chinatown MBTA station have been fired after they video of them allegedly blocking a the T says is visually impaired man from entering the platform throwing his walking stick away from him.The victim, a homeless man named Jerry, tried to follow another rider through the Chinatown Station gates without paying, but was physically stopped.During the scuffle, he lost his walking stick. One of the workers appears to toss it away from him, leaving him lost, wandering and searching for nearly two minutes until finally a transit police officer arrives and hands him the stick before letting him through the gate to wait for his train.Boston 25 News has learned the two employees were hired by the company Block by Block and contracted as part of the T’s new customer service program and have been since been fired.

“The MBTA is deeply saddened by the contractors’ completely unacceptable behavior and the T moved immediately to ensure these individuals were terminated. Additionally, the MBTA has ordered mandatory re-training for all of the company’s personnel who interact with MBTA customers and will closely monitor the process as it moves forward,” a statement from the MBTA said.

“HearTless.” What kind of animals would do this to such a nice blind homeless man? It’s not enough for these workers to be fired. They should be humiliated by the major news outlets in Boston too. And the hordes of morons who blindly believe everything they see on the Internet agreed with them:

Except it turns out Jerry Tolbert is a professional scumbag who many claim isn’t really blind, and is well known around town as a scam artist. Just ask a guy who has arrested him, been assaulted by him, and claims that Jerry can see just fine:

Many who have dealt with him personally have passed along similar stories:

Others who have had interactions with him claim that Jerry Tolbert spit on the employees after they wouldn’t let him sneak onto the train for free:

Others who have dealt with Jerry Tolbert claim that he has threatened people, used his cane to block individuals, and said things that would lead you to believe that he’s not really blind:

Nevertheless, Sarah Risko did not believe the flood of people who were commenting on this story:

She’s right – blind people can ride the T for free:

So then why was Jerry Tolbert trying to sneak on the train if he could’ve just gotten on for free? It’s almost as if he’s not really blind. Almost.

Jerry Tolber is a really great guy though. I’m sure his one-sided version of the story is reliable. It’s not like he’s ever been caught smoking crack cocaine at this very same MBTA station. It’s not like he’s ever resisted arrest at this very same MBTA station. It’s not like he’s ever assaulted a female MBTA cop who suffered two deep lacerations after he cut her with his crackpipe. He’s a great guy, not a crackhead!

Oh wait, he actually did all those things:

Oops!! I guess Boston 25 News was more interested in the clicks and ad revenue they’d make from a story like this than they were in the actual truth. “Real news.”

It was probably just a one time thing though. Jerry Tolbert is a great guy who was probably just having a bad day and wanted to attack a female cop with a crackpipe. Except for that time two years later when he caused a scene at a pharmacy after they wouldn’t give him drugs, and then assaulted a cop who came and asked him kindly to leave:

Boston Police arrested a Boylston Street resident for allegedly causing a disturbance at a Albany Street pharmacy on Monday.  Police responded to a call from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless around 4:30 p.m. on Monday after the building security reported a disturbance in the pharmacy area. Upon arrival, officers reportedly saw the security guard ask a man to leave the premises. During this conversation, officers reportedly observed the man using loud profanity. At this time, the responding officer asked the man to leave, which resulted in more shouting and profanity. The officer took hold of the suspects arm and attempted to escort him from the building, but the suspect pushed the officer and a scuffle unfolded. The officer was reportedly struck in the mouth, but was able to subdue the suspect. The suspect was identified as Jerry Tolbert of 39 Boylston Street. Tolbert was arrested and charged him with disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer.

It’s almost as if this guy thinks rules don’t apply to him, authority means nothing, and he can physically assault people for doing their job when he doesn’t get his way.

Nah, that can’t be it. Fox 25 News says he’s a victim. The people at the pharmacy should’ve been fired just like the MBTA workers for doing their job.

Plus, it’s not like Jerry Tolbert sent a series of anthrax hoax letters to the governor of Massachusetts, the Suffolk County DA, a reporter at the Boston Herald, the publisher of the Boston Globe, and the head of US Postal Inspection Service back in 2002 when anthrax letters were all the rage with terrorists, all while being incarcerated in a Massachusetts prison. Oh wait, he did that too:

A Massachusetts prison inmate was charged recently with sending five anthrax hoax letters to government officials and the media last month. According to a federal indictment made public July 18, Jerry Tolbert, 43, sent threatening letters laced with white powder to Acting Governor Jane Swift, the Suffolk district attorney, the head of the US Postal Inspection Service in Boston, a reporter for the Boston Herald, and the publisher of The Boston Globe. Tolbert, who is serving time in South Bay Correctional Center, had been scheduled for release July 19. The anthrax hoax charges each carry a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. 

But I’m sure that Fox 25 News was reporting the whole story this time around. I’m sure Jerry Tolbert was obeying the rules, respecting the employees and paying customers, and not causing a disturbance this time. Definitely.

This is why people read Turtleboy Sports. Because Fox 25 wasn’t the only one to report this story. After they did the rest of the MSM followed – the Herald, WBZ, WHDH, WCVB:

The MSM has proven time and time again that they lie for profit. They have no interest in reporting the real news. We do. We know that things are often not as the appear, so we dig until we find the truth. This is why we’re adding thousands of new turtle riders every week and the MSM outlets are laying people off at record numbers.



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13 Comment(s)
  • Seriously?
    August 16, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Use google MSM, so simple!

  • They call me Ponch
    August 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Just ” sprinkle a little crack ” on the situation and it makes it all better!

    SJW’s pounce on this stuff.

  • Cooper
    August 14, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Another piece of gutter slime. He has no problem putting that flame to that crack pipe. It won’t be long before they start lacing crack with the almighty population reducer in it. I bet you he has a mental illness…

  • George
    August 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Let’s start this right.

    Talk bout trying to get Ad clicks look in the mirror.

    Wrong facts

    1. They are NOT MBTA EMPLOYEES!!!!!!!

    2. They are not trained by the MBTA.

    3. They are trained by a company that specializes in exceptional customer service in this industry. These are some of the first to have this job and this is what we get?? Nice job Gov. BAKER good job saving money here.

    4. Let’s assume your article is correct, which it isn’t, the employees of this company with no ethics as they didn’t admit to their training faults and how these two got by them, had no idea who this guy was or if he was a past problem.

    5. You may want to contact the ADA and ask if their response to a person with a disability is acceptable.

    Nice job making a story that was well written and researched though.

  • General Lee
    August 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Should NOT have been fired. There are MBTA police for the ambassadors to rely on. Call them over.

  • General Lee
    August 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Doesn’t matter if he is a crackhead or not. You don’t throw a blind guy’s cane. HOWEVER, I am thankful affirmative action ensures us that those T employees were black, otherwise throwing the cane would have been labeled a racist act (Thank goodness a black guy threw the cane!), and Petty and Augustus would have been marching on the common while BLM set fire to the city.

    • MassNative
      August 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      You don’t throw a blind man’s cane, but what if the guy isn’t really blind such as this case?

      • R
        August 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm

        Can’t you see in the video the so called victim pushing the employee while the so called victim was attempting to commit theft? Also in the video, if you look closely, it looks as though the so called victim was attempting to use the cane as weapon. If anything, the employees were physically assaulted by this so called victim witch in its self is a crime. You’re being snow balled by fake news once again. Fox News is not telling the entire story to create drama for ratings . News media does it all the time hurting the innocent in the process.

    • Poppyseed
      August 14, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Can u read? He isn’t blind.

  • johnnyb
    August 14, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    How do You not take one look at this guy and say “Crackhead”?

  • Mr. T
    August 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Jerry could be the twin of Tyrone Bigguns, the crack head character from the old Dave Chappelle show.

  • Captain Meatwhistle
    August 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I guess now Fox25 is going to mimic Fox news and their anything for a story operating policy. Good catch, TB.

    • True Reality Speaks
      August 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Actually, Fox 25 removed the word Fox from their news casts.

      Looks like they are going the way of the liberal media with their lies. Nice try though – counting on your fellow lemmings to believe everything the propaganda industry feeds you.

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