Seriously, does anyone fact check anymore?
This morning as I was waiting for las tortugas pequeños to get off to school, I scrolled through Facebook and came across this post.
Are you fucking kidding me?
“FOXBORO — The First Amendment is apparently alive and well in town.
The group Accountability For All recently conducted First Amendment audits of Foxboro Police Department, approving of the way the department handles First Amendment issues.”
The “group” consists of Joshua Abrams and his trash bag girlfriend Danielle “(Allegedly) Hot Tow Truck Girl” Bognanno. If you’re new to Turtleboy or have been living under a rock for the last few months, you can catch up here and here. He’s a violent, unemployed felon who also happens to be a drug addicted deadbeat dad and currently has several open court cases, while she is facing multiple felony charges stemming from an incident at The Encore hotel.
My favorite video is this one that he sent to his then girlfriend, saying that his mom gave him $300 to buy a bag of drugs.
Josh would later claim that he was referring to marijuana, but I suspect he was getting something a little harder.
Strange bruises, Bitchtits. Either way, purchasing a bag of devil’s lettuce outside of a Lowell Dunkin Donuts would still be a crime. Just sayin.
‘”Officer Mattson of Foxboro PD did AWESOME! We need more like him!,’ the audit group said on YouTube.
‘They give Foxboro Police total thumbs up on how we address the First Amendment, which is a credit to the agency,’ new Foxboro Police Chief Michael Grace said.”
Chief Grace is a 20 year veteran of the Foxboro Police Department, but has only been Chief for three weeks. I’m sure he didn’t want to pass up on the opportunity for some good press so early into his tenure, but I wish he would have said who Abrams really is. There’s no way he doesn’t know, right? The rest of The Bristol Crew and I have spoken to many officers from several different departments throughout the Commonwealth and they all know of Accountability For All and think Josh is a joke. If Chief Grace wants to last a long time in his current position, he better start reading Turtleboy.
“’They go around to make sure police departments and other agencies and their standards are holding up First Amendment rights,’ Grace said of Accountability For All. ‘They just show up.’”
Actually, they go around being rude and abusive towards LEOs and other Civil employees in the hopes of instigating a reaction which they will then escalate and use to try and cash in on donations from their gullible YouTube subscribers. You can sugar coat it all you want to, Chief Grace, but we won’t.
The Sun Chronicle is certainly no stranger to getting only half the story. After all, they, like most of the mainstream media, tried to paint Franklin Baxley as the victim of a racism after he posted a viral video of a white woman calling the police on him at an Attleboro dog park. However, Bristol Turtlechick exposed the real story in a multi-part series detailing that Baxley was a violent criminal who tried to destroy the life of this pediatric oncology nurse for the heinous offense if standing up to a misogynistic bully.
“The audit was streamed live on YouTube Oct. 14 and has received over 3,000 views.
Accountability For All has 13,100 subscribers.”
It’s interesting that they mention how many subscribers the AFA YouTube channel has, because or latest video had some interesting comments on it.
It’s certainly an interesting theory and would seem to make sense. His subscribers flattened out in the weeks following our live show detailing HTTG’s charges at Encore and repeatedly calling Josh’s own credibility into question. Then last week he slowly started adding new subscribers. I certainly can’t prove that he’s buying subscribers. I’ll let you all draw your own conclusions.
The fact that any media outlet, even a small time newspaper, is legitimizing these criminals and their behavior is scary. I’ll leave my personal opinion on First Amendment Auditors our of this, but the fact of the matter is that “Frauditors” like Josh Abrams don’t actually care about the First Amendment or free speech. They hide behind the concept in order to try to line their pockets, while shutting down the free speech of those users who post negative comments during his live streams. He’s a fraud who gives all Auditors a bad name.
I encourage you to contact Sun Chronicle reporter Stephen Peterson and ask him why he didn’t research this story fully. Also mention that he should cite Turtleboy Sports in any follow up article. You can email him here or visit their Facebook page.
¡VIVA LA TORTUGA!