Russell Pearce's Newest BFF -- the Glendale Substitute Teacher Who Had Such a Tough Time With "Nasty" Latino Students -- "Abused" Family Dog

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We know that Anthony Hill, an occastional substitute teacher in the Glendale Elementary School District, got all verklempt by alleged anti-American sentiments made by his eighth-grade Latino students during a March 8 class.

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State Senate prez Russ"Yap" Pearce

​An exit report composed by the irate Mr. Hill (here it is, as reported in an earlier post by colleague Ray Stern) wound up getting read in its entirety on the floor of the Arizona State Senate.

Big whoop that a bevy of teens may have given a substitute teacher a hard time, assuming they did. We recall an incident from our past in which some punks (one of them later became a cop) threatened to hang an elderly biology teacher headfirst out of a third-story window if he didn't ease up on them. 

But among other things, Hill claimed that

most of the Latino students he's encountered "do not want to be educated but rather be gang members and gangsters."

Talk about stirring the turd, as a Southern buddy of ours might have phrased it.

State Senate President Russell Pearce lauded the sub's report as authentic, accurate, and vivid proof of the disdain that "Latinos" feel toward our nation.

The story's media shelf life predictably lasted but a few days, but now we have more to add--concerning Anthony Hill's own ongoing personal issues.

Records show that Hill, a father of eight, has been embroiled for years in an ugly Family Court dispute with his wife (they are legally separated).

A few years ago, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susanna Pineda awarded the wife sole custody of the minor children (that's unusual), writing, "Father has a history of exploding by verbally calling the minor children vulgar names and using intimidating gestures towards Mother and the children...Father choked Mother at one point and physically abused the family pet in front of the children."

Choking Mom? Bad enough.

But physically abusing the family pet? Damn!

Judge Pineda concluded that the custody arrangement "is reasonable given Father's mental health and anger management issues...[his] erratic and violent behavior, [and his] long history of domestic violence against Mother and the children."

The court file notes that Hill was suspended in 2006 from his job at a supermarket "because of his irrational behavior," and was hospitalized for a time for depression and possible suicidal thoughts.

After his discharge, the file continues, Hill allegedly threatened his work supervisor and his wife -- the latter "fled the marital home with the minor children and all pets," and won a court order of protection. 

Last January 11, according to a court Conciliation Services report, Hill, his estranged wife, and five of their children discussed the dysfunctional situation in a controlled setting.

"All [of the children] agreed that their father is not sincere about his past behavior," the facilitator wrote. "The father said he was and did not know what he could do."

Interestingly, Hill said a few days after his scathing letter against the Latino students came to light that his wife is of Hispanic heritage.

Though the guy apparently doesn't have a criminal record, the rather chilling Family Court file raises a question that we may get into at a later date:

Who the hell are our substitute teachers, and what kind of vetting process do they go through before being allowed into the classroom?

Ay carumba!


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Olivia Emisar
Olivia Emisar

FYI: it is Caramba, not Carumba. Arizona obviously has reached the bottom of the barrel when it comes to education. Perhaps they can turn the barrel over and see if any recently released mental or criminal inmates needs a job as a substitute teacher. What a disservice to their community!

Don't let him teach MY kid
Don't let him teach MY kid

Be thankful he didn't teach a biology class, or he might have dissected a frog-- while it was still alive.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Will someone please tell me why its ok for other countries to enforce their immigration laws but its not ok for America to enforce theirs. What is so difficult about just coming to America legally? What is so difficult about wiating yoru turn in line and coming here legally? Illegal is not a race or skin color, it is a crime. Idiots. Thank you senator Pearce for protecting taxpaying citizens.

Porfirio McDiaz
Porfirio McDiaz

He and Louie Puroll should collaborate on a book. Someone has to make up people at whom we can vent our hatred.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

See the following: We have a new state motto and Russell Pearce claims we have already saved $400M as a result of 1070. Other claims included as well. Enjoy!

This might be worthy of a whole blog entry by itself.

GC

Georgia Immigration Enforcement Bill Endorsed by President of Arizona Senate

Submitted by Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce

"YES to HB 87, the Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011," says Senator Russell Pearce, author of Arizona's SB 1070 and the toughest employer sanctions law in the nation. Authored by Georgia Representative Matt Ramsey, Georgia legislation poised to reduce illegal alien population, protect jobs for real immigrants and citizens and greatly benefit public safety in Georgia and the nation, not to mention jobs for Americans and lower crime rates.

"Today, I the President of the Arizona Senate, Russell Pearce, strongly express my support for pending immigration and employment law enforcement legislation in the state of Georgia and endorsed the Georgia bill, HB 87.

"I have read the very comprehensive bill from Georgia and commend Georgia Representative Matt Ramsey for one of the most well-written, well thought-out pieces of badly needed state enforcement legislation in the nation," said Pearce.

"This bill passed out of the Georgia House by a huge margin with bi-partisan support and is supported by the chairman of that body's Agriculture Committee. Having seen the positive effects of enforcement here in Arizona, I can assure all concerned that HB 87 will serve to greatly reduce the illegal population in Georgia, save budget dollars and protect jobs for American workers in that great state," Pearce added.

HB 87 is set for the committee process on this, the last full week of the 2011 Georgia General Assembly session. The new governor of Georgia, former Congressman Nathan Deal pledged to support an SB 1070 style law there during the recent campaign.

"I have no doubt that my good friend Governor Deal is anxious to sign Representative Ramsey's bill into law and that the Georgia Senate is acting enthusiastically to get the widely supported legislation to his desk as soon as possible. It is easy to understand: enforcement works!

There are great savings to taxpayers here in Arizona from SB 1070, such as over $400 million in K-12. For the first time in state history we have a declining prison population from a historical growth of 70 to 140 inmates per month growth. Arizona's violent crime rate has dropped over 3 times that of the national average. Media reports indicate 100,000 illegal aliens have left the state since SB 1070 went into effect. Arizona's state motto of "attrition by enforcement" works. Jobs for Americans, lower crime rates, reduced cost to taxpayers and a respect for the rule of law will be noted in Georgia soon after the law goes into effect.

Georgia led the nation in enforcement with passage of the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act of 2006, authored by Georgia Senator Chip Rogers. This new legislation from Matt Ramsey builds on the original law and I am told Senator Rogers is guiding HB 87 through the Senate. Georgia is in very good hands."

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For more information contact:Mike Philipsen, Communications AdvisorArizona Senate Republican CaucusOffice: (602) 926-3972 Cell: (602) 904-2070e-mail: mphilipsen@azleg.go

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Oh wait - he HIT A DOG!!! Well that might get you in trouble. Hitting a woman, not so much. See in Arizona, to these right-wing "Christian" families, dogs are worth more than women.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

See, in Arizona today, beating up women is not considered "bad." Getting beat up by women (or at least giving that as an excuse for violating the law - ii.e., hitting on a woman) IS considered "bad" by the small dick Republicants in power here. Therefore, Pearce and all the other haters can get away with the crap they do but Bundgaard doesn't.

It's not fair or right - it's just the way it is in our present-day Arizona controlled by these Sandland hillbillies.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Will Pearce EVER say a word about the letter he got from the 60 Business Leaders saying he was being an idiot and hurting AZ?

Now THAT letter should have been read on the floor of the Senate!

Abogada987
Abogada987

Russell Pearce's woman beating fraternity continues to grow. First best buddy Bundgaard, The Freeway Girlfriend Beater. Now, sub-par substitute and wife beater, Tony Hill. Hill is a multi-tasking abuser, adding the new dimensions of pet beating while cursing his kids. With one hand tied behind his back! Kindred spirits all.

Chrisl212
Chrisl212

My question is, how exactly did this joker's comments end up getting read on the floor of the Arizona Senate??

cardo
cardo

Tell me why the State of Arizona has become the lightning rod for illegal immigration and attempts to eliminate citizenship for children born in this country.

Does it have anything to do with the Senate Leadership and the House Leadership? Does it have anything to do with Senate President Russell Pearce (Mormon) and House Speaker Kirk Adams (Mormon)? Am I the only one who sees the common theme? How many Mormons are in Arizona Politics who try to cram their personal beliefs down our throats?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

This goober (Hill) and ChriS Simcox sure have a lot in common...

Mistalee
Mistalee

"Interestingly, Hill said a few days after his scathing letter against the Latino students came to light that his wife is of Hispanic heritage."

Then he should have his ass kicked not once, but twice, having disparaged Hispaños in general and his wife in particular.

I am SO sick and tired of hearing people say "I'm not saying this cuz I'm bigoted, my _____(wife, adopted child, second cousin) is a ______(Black, Mexican, Arab, Jew)

Just another version of "some of my best friends are negroes."

Cari
Cari

How can Pearce can call young hispanic raw material for crime when his own son is criminal. Before we talk about others we should first look inside our own home.

helentroy4
helentroy4

This was all over the national media and every podunk paper and blog just lapped it up, making Hill some sort of heroic guy for what he wrote in that letter.

You're not going to see the follow up in any of these things. People walk away with a bolster to their hatred and really don't care about the truth.

The "truth" has already embedded itself in their skulls and they will act on the "truth" they now believe and the REAL truth will be lost in the shuffle.

Truthiness and factiness.

Fmarizona
Fmarizona

It seems that Russell Pearce has a new son.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Let's us do some math kids:

Tony Hill(Unemployed substitute)---------------------------------- + 8 KIDS = WELFARE Ex-wife

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

Someone should read a letter from the floor of the Senate about Pearce's meth addicted, child beating kid with the Nazi war eagle tattoo on his neck. Or the other one who was convicted for making fraudulent I.D.'s. I bet Tony Hill's kids are equally fucked up. I'll take those "gangbanger" Mexicans any day over their white trash cat kickers.

jewel in the desert
jewel in the desert

One of the comments Lori Klein made about Mr. Hill was that his wife was Hispanic so "he wasn't racist". Now that we hear Mr. Hill was abusing his Hispanic wife, her comment seems even more ridiculous.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Will the bigoted Mesa Moron ever address the letter sent to him by 60+ Business leaders that think he's being a complete idiot and really hurting the recovery of AZ?

Of course not. He only cares about spreading hate.

Thanks LD18. You elected a dirtbag. Thank you GOP caucus in the AZ Senate. You made a dirtbag your leader.

Coz
Coz

Hill, Pearce and the rest of these racist pigs are a embarrassment to the human race.they all need to be flushed down a toilet.

vic
vic

Ladies and gents, I give you our next state senator, Mr Tony Hill.Or may Joe will hire him to head his animal abuse posse.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

This rent-a-sub agency that Valley school districts use seems to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. This fella has a whole bunch of loose screws. I guess things like this don't show up on DPS background checks...

Not surprised
Not surprised

I'd surely like to know how, with this kind of documented history, this guy is a certified teacher and/or allowed near kids. The district needs to review the sub-contractor's who provided this guy and their vetting process. If he can't be trusted with his own kids, why the hell is he being allowed with students!

Court docs show he's abused his wife, kids, and pet...that doesn't bode well for his future actions...maybe a "profiler" needs to look at this guy's profile.

I can't wait to hear Pearce spout off in support of this guy. Pearce himself, his son, Bundgaard, and now this guy...how many domestic violence abusers is Pearce going to side with? Pearce needs to resign or be recalled now!

And thanks NT and Paul Rubin for starting to conduct the background check that Pearce should have.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Nobody is saying the United States can not enforce US Immigration law, the United States can and will enforce the United States Immigration Law, what they are saying is Arizona can not enforce United States Immigration Law. CAPISCE.

Coz
Coz

Of course not, he's actually have to tell the truth for once in his life.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Abogada, they are all "victims".

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Russell Pearce, bigot in chief decided the Senate and the public had a right to know what goes on in the classrooms we fund. The entire letter is true and the substitute is an American Patriot because Russell said so. So there.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Cardo, I'm the Chairman of Citizens for a Better Arizona, the organization that is gathering signatures to recall Russell Pearce. I'm also a member of the L.D.S. Church (Mormon). Many of our volunteers and donors are Mormon. So are 3 of the 7 Senators that voted against all of his ant-immigrant/anti Arizona legislation last week. The LDS Church has come out strongly in favor of a humane immigration reform (hence the Utah Compact). Russell Pearce is an embarrassment to our church and an anomaly.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

cardo,

While I suspect that the "shoving it down our throats" has happened on some issues, the behavior of Russell Pearce is definitely not a Mormon thing. I don't believe that Russell Pearce represents the church on these issues. He is much more like an opportunistic infection that is always there and just looks for an opportunity to grow into a full blown disease.

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

Mike, Chris Simcox is an accused child molester with federal weapons convictions. Tony Hill choked his wife, beat his kids, and abuses animals. How dare you compare them...

Coz
Coz

As with 99% of the politicians out there, it's always do as I say, not as I do.

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

It's those Pearce family values. He probably thinks his deranged kid is the most perfect son in the world. By all accounts, that apple didn't fall far from the tree. I'm sure his other son, the cop, also shares these family values. Maybe Pearce can marry Lori Klein so she can also enjoy those Pearce family values.

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

And isn't it funny that these same people spend half their lives in church proclaiming how "Christian" they are. These people aren't any more Christian than the devil himself. They are definitely moral though. If morality was what made someone Christian than Osama Bin Laden would be the greatest Christian alive today. Let's be honest, these people are no more Christian than Osama.

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

Perhaps he can help support those eight kids. Unfortunately, it's Pearce. He probably sees those eight as new opportunities for abuse.

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

This must be the "politically correct" version because you didn't factor in the family pet and abuse multiplied by 10.

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

Those are some mighty big turds to be trying to flush down the toilet. Just throw some holy water on him and watch him melt like the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz.

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Yeah but pearce has to get him into LDS church first, like he did for ready.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mike, from what I've read all the allegations seem to be contained within family court documents and it appears he may never have been arrested for and charged with domestic violence. That said, nothing would show on a background investigation. In fact, some employers only ask for convictions and not arrests. One of my neighbors, a pedophile, was arrested in Nevada for soliciting what he thought to be a thirteen year old girl, for sex. He was arrested and then allowed to plead to disorderly conduct because Nevada didn't have an appropriate sex related charge at the time. So, this guy shows a conviction for disorderly conduct yet he is very likely still prowling for young girls... The guy still goes to church on Sunday, lives in the same house with his loving wife and teenagers, and is an agent for a large national insurance agency...

Now, I wonder if anyone has asked Mr. Tony Hill for proof of citizenship....

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Not only that, who gave this moron teaching credentials.

cardo
cardo

Chad Snow, Sorry that I cannot sign the petition to recall Senator Pearce. I would love to sign the petition.

I do not live in Senator Pearce's district. Senator Pearce would not be a Senator if he ran in my District. I cannot understand the people of Mesa who voted for him. I hear you saying that in your opinion Senator Pearce is an " embarrassment" to the Mormon Church. But if the Mormon's did not vote for him, who did?

Who voted in Speaker of the House Kirk Adams, who marches right behind Senator Pearce? Rep Kirk Adams is just another of Senator Pearce's army from the East Valley.

Come on, People of Mesa take responsibility for the people you vote into office.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Adrian, that's just what we nkow of tony hill, 90% of cimes go unpunished due to not being reported or police not finding the suspect, I'm sure tony hill has more scheletons in his closet.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Jeezuz and White supremacy go hand in hand. Funny that White racist pricks should be so compulsive in worshiping the 2,000 year old Dead Jew in the Sky. They likely haven't thought it through. Or maybe they just get off on that ritual cannibalism, the whole flesh-eating blood-drinking thing.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Well if its true and the mother is a Latina, then those kids are half Latin so pearce would want to void their citizenship and deport them, they dont qualify for his vision of what an American should look like.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Well yes, I was trying to keep it very basic, so even low IQ pearce supporters like Usgovfail and Britanicus can understand it, I figured if I started multiplying and putting up bigger numbers I would confuse and loose their attention. But thank you, next time I will put up two versions, The Watered Down Moron Version, and The Educated Version for the rest of us.

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

Wouldn't doubt that he's already in.

teknik1200
teknik1200

To sub you only need a degree, you don't need any type of credentials.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

But it's still necessary to pass a background check to get a teaching certificate. Even as a sub.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

wow, thats good info, we need to know who is teaching our kids, I dont think i like that very much.

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