James O’Keefe and Project Veritas has done it again. Just a couple of weeks ago they unmasked the corruption within the New York City teachers unions, where officials worked hard to defend a man they suspected of sexually assaulting several of his students.
This video by exposes a San Francisco teachers union staff organizer admitting that he hit a student. Antonio Mankini of the San Francisco United Educators Union was caught on hidden-camera telling a journalist about his experience with hitting students–not just hitting kids, but making it look like an accident. Mankini also admits that teachers he knew had struck students but were still working.
Project Veritas sent two undercover reporters to the United Educators of San Francisco, one went in as a teacher who hit a kid, the other as the teacher’s friend who met Mankini because his friend the teacher felt guilty about hitting the kid.
Below are some highlights of the two meetings (supplied by Project Veritas) and then the video:
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During the first meeting, Mankini told the journalist that the teacher shouldn’t worry about getting caught because “there’s no evidence.”
“Were there any witnesses? Just keep it that way. Seriously. If there weren’t any witnesses, it’s your word against the kid’s. Kids f*cking lie. Seriously.
“But if there were no witnesses, then you have that deniability and that’s something that could be used. No I didn’t do it. There’s no scars, marks, tattoos or bruises or anything. There’s no evidence.”
He tells the teacher’s buddy that it’s happened before
“I mean, teachers have smacked kids before. And…sometimes they’re still working.”
A couple of weeks later Project Veritas sent the second reporter, this one posing as the teacher who hit the kid. The faux-teacher began to express guilt for hitting the kid….but Mankini wouldn’t hear of it.
Teacher: “Okay, but I think that I did cross the line probably. So maybe I should…”
Mankini: “It wasn’t a closed fist…you just kinda, kinda…[swats] dude you know.”
The “teacher’ then asked Mankini if the union has had experience with teachers hitting kids before, and what to expect.
“I’ve seen it go away more than anything else. A lot of kids don’t come forward with it. It’s how they’re treated at home.”
(…) “I can see grabbing a kid, I can see throwing a kid up against a locker. Not that I’ve ever done that, okay once, maybe twice.”
Mankini then told the Project Veritas journalist that he knew the “right” way to hit a child:
- “I spent 17 years working with law enforcement so I know ways to…It’s like I told them, I could hurt you and never leave a mark.
- “Elbows are awesome weapons too. They are harder than a fist and yeah it’s intense stuff so…”
- Finally, Mankini detailed his own experience with hitting a student:
- “I clotheslined a kid in a class one time, you know and of course I was pretending, I was pointing at the kids and the kids saw the kid went down.
- “I mean, he ran into my arm. He wasn’t supposed to be in my class and of course I caught him here and he went down backwards.
- “And that one still bothered me. That one, yeah, because I crossed the line. I know, I mean, I made it look like an accident and all the witnesses would have said no he ran into my arm because he ran into me. I didn’t reach over to knock him down you know. He ran into me.”
After watching the video below…all I can recommend is watch your kids in school very closely and always encourage them to speak out.