This is Tony Bartone, a 6th grade teacher at Kennedy Middle School in Woburn.
He’s a male yoga enthusiast who once published a blog about his least favorite yoga position, the half pigeon.
I can smell the vegan cookbook from here.
Sorry I don’t have better pictures but Tony took his Facebook page down in anticipation of this blog because he knows he done fucked up when he posted this the other day.
Here’s the entire text in a less blurry version:
ACAB – all cops are bad OR all cops are bastards
This is true and I’ll tell you why. Feel offended if you want, disagree, comment, unfriend, etc., but ACAB.
3 months after George Floyd was murdered 3 grown men, 3 police officers, THREE…shot an unarmed black man, Jacob Blake, in broad daylight, in front of his family INCLUDING his children as he walked away from them. 7 times in the fucking back.
I have not heard a massive out cry from the POLICE DEPARTMENT to weed out the so called bad apples, I have not heard a massive out cry to end qualified immunity, I have not heard a massive out cry for police to have less responsibility and fewer responsibilities that they are completely unqualified to handle, I have not heard a massive out cry for police reform, enhanced training, stricter punishments for unlawful acts, I have not heard a massive out cry to cut RIDICULOUS and UNNECESSARY overtime and detail duties that can earn a cop over 100K/year of TAXPAYERS money on top of their salary (Massachusetts specifically has a major cop detail problem). I have had 3 very specific experiences with white men in law enforcement that showed me EXPLICITLY that they are not lawful people. I am an educated white man (if this can happen to me with my privilege…) and I was unjustly arrested and the arresting officer flat out lied in the police report. I personally know people in law enforcement that drink and drive, because who’s gonna arrest them??? I know someone who was pulled over for drunk driving – flashed a badge and was told just to get the fuck home. Are you fucking kidding me??? All cops are not bad people, but all cops are bad cops. This is the DEMAND that needs to be met. Fucking police yourself. End qualified immunity fucking right now. You do something unlawful and get sued, YOU FUCKING PAY for it. Do you know who pays for that shit now??? TAXPAYERS. A cop unlawfully murders someone and gets sued and loses…the tax payers pay that money. FUCK THAT.
If you are a cop or know a cop, all you should be doing is apologizing and actively making changes or fucking quitting. That’s it. There is no defending your actions. You speak of the bonds of the job and being one and of brotherhood and sisterhood, well your family fucking sucks. If you don’t fix it, we will.
BE FUCKING BETTER
This guy is clearly emotionally unstable and has no business being around kids. He’s also active in the union, and prior to his page being taken down I saw lots of posts about not wanting to return to school, and lots of teachers commenting on it so clearly this guy isn’t some fringe member of the group. He’s a leader.
But just to review:
1. He’s upset that rapist Jacob Blake was shot while “unarmed” in the back, in front of his kids while walking away. Except a) he was reaching for a knife, b) he was attempting to steal the car and kidnap the crotch fruits which is why the cops were called, c) the woman who called on him had a restraining order out against him because he was charged with digitally raping her and accusing her of “smelling” like she had been with other men. This is all easily accessible information.
Why is a 6th grade teacher advocating so hard for a rapist? Does he enjoy it when black women get raped? Should their rapists be allowed to steal their cars and kidnap their children without getting shot? Should cops have to accept the fact that they get stabbed in order to avoid defending themselves? Because that’s what this dipshit seems to think.
2. Teachers have qualified immunity too. If they didn’t no one would teach. If a teacher diddled a kid it would be the school district that ended up getting sued. The teacher would be tried criminally, as cops like Derek Chauvin are when they commit crimes.
3. This guy is actively pushing for remote learning, meaning he doesn’t have to go to work and still gets paid the same amount. Yet here he is whining that cops make too much money, even though they don’t whine about showing up to work every day during a “pandemic.”
4. Plenty of teachers have been fired for and charged with raping students. Does this mean all teachers are bad? I think he made it pretty clear with his support of Jacob Blake that he’s cool with rape, but why hasn’t he apologized on behalf of the other teachers who actually got caught doing so? This is the standard he apparently holds police to.
Evidently a cop who he knows named Aaron commented on the post and defended cops, and yoga boy responded.
“If there was a teacher that was overtly racist and blatantly punished students of color at a drastically higher rate than white students and gave lower grades to students of color than to white students he or she would be terminated rather quickly.”
First of all, if a teacher was suspending “students of color” at higher rates and giving them lower grades on average, but that was a result of students of color misbehaving at higher rates and not studying as hard, then the teacher doesn’t deserve to be disciplined.
Secondly, it’s a well known documented fact that students of color are suspended at much higher rates than white students in Massachusetts public schools. Asian students get suspended and fail less than everyone because they break the rules less often and earn better grades in school. This isn’t racist, but it does happen. So for him to even bring that up as a teacher probably isn’t a good idea.
“If legal action was taken against the teacher then he or she would be responsible for the outcome.”
No, they would not. Just ask Amber Jennings, or the plethora of teachers who have been busted banging students. They don’t get sued because they have qualified immunity. Or just Google, “parents sue teacher sex with student” and you’ll see that it’s the school district that gets sued when this happens, not the individual teacher.
The fact of that matter is that teachers do get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to accusations from students, as they should. Everyone deserves due process, and until an allegation has been substantiated no one should go without a paycheck. Teachers, like cops, would be suspended with pay until the matter was investigated.
So many cringe lines too.
“You are a white man in position of power. Check your privilege.”
LOL. All you can do is laugh at people who say shit like this now. They are a joke. Don’t even attempt to take them seriously.
“I educate, care for and protect children of color every day.”
You teach in Woburn. Nuff said.
“When they are with me they are MY KIDS!”
Calling students “my kids” is a pet peeve of mine and was when I was a teacher too. Your students do not belong to you. They don’t love you, you don’t love them, and you certainly have no ownership of them. You are paid by the taxpayers to educate them, which ironically you are refusing to do right now because of commie cold, despite being at no risk from the virus.
Oh, and this dude should’ve been knocked out the second he brought the other guy’s daughter into it, as if by supporting the police he wants his daughter to get raped. If you can’t make your point without mentioning someone else’s kid getting raped then you’re a piece of shit and you should keep your opinions to yourself.
It boggles my mind when teachers wanna turn against police. You’re supposed to be on the same side. You’re both public servants and union members looking to protect and serve the public. You all deserve due process rights, and none of you are racist if you judge people based on what they do instead of the color of their skin. But this particular teacher’s constant defense of rapist Jacob Blake and his overall temper and word choice in a public forum definitely would make me hesitant to let my kids be anywhere near him.
Feel free to contact principal Carl Nelson or superintendent Matt Crowley if you think it’s inappropriate for a teacher to publicly defend a rapist and demean police officers like this.
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