In a 6-1 vote, Police Chief Mark Kessler has been fired by the borough council of Gilberton, Pennsylvania.
The council accused Kessler of misusing borough property, neglecting his duties and failing to turn over weapons to the borough, his lawyer said.
Kessler believes he was fired solely for the videos he made. Kessler says that he intends on running for sheriff even if his termination is upheld.
Here, Kessler rants about Secretary of State John Kerry and the UN. He calls Kerry a “piece of shit traitor,” and tells the UN that they’re a bunch of “cocksuckers.”
In this video he tells the council, “to go fuck yourselves,” and calls them “cocksuckers.”
For those who think this was a knee-jerk reaction, nearly two months of investigations have been conducted. Still, Kessler writes on his own website that the meeting to terminate him was a “kangaroo court,” indicating that he does not recognize the authority of those over him, nor does it appear that he understands the severity of the charges against him.
At the bottom of his website, Kessler has a statement pertaining to his situation, clearly indicating that he continues to see the world his way and will not try to see it the way the law sees it. All spelling and grammatical errors in the quotes are replicated exactly as on Kessler’s website.
Never mind that the “property” in question the Chief personally donated!
It does not matter who donated the property in question. Once it is donated, it is no longer their property. It is the property of the police department/city/company it was donated to. It is no longer Kessler’s property and he is not free to do with it what he wants simply because he donated the item.
The real reason he was suspended was because elites in Washington D.C. demanded his JOB for videos depicting the Chief exercising his First & second amendment right! although the Videos are spicy the Chief violated no policy, broke no law, because the chief stood his ground and said no more, no more will he stand idle and watch as his country crumbles, for this the Chief was selectively persecuted by elected elites who only want to instill their will onto Americans despite what we the people say! so now Gilberton, officials sided with tyranny, abandoned the constitution & folded like a deck of cards.
This entire statement reeks of being a conspiracy nut (whether you are or aren’t, it’s how you come across). He rants on about elites in Washington, his constitutional rights, and tyranny. What Kessler fails to understand is that this isn’t about his right to own guns or freedom of speech. This is about his inappropriate behavior for a person who has been elevated to a position of leadership. The people below you in your command, as well as the general public, need to be able to look up to those in leadership as well as trust them, in this case, with their lives. Kessler has demonstrated that he cannot perform these duties adequately and does not understand the impact he has on those around him and, rightly, was fired for his conduct.
as of 8/30/2013 The Chief was suspended indefinitely by Gilberton council! The chief and his legal council are positive the borough will move for termination within the first week of September, Ironically Senator Bob Casey (D), Pennsylvania, who’s law firm is representing Gilberton Borough, They along with Gilberton officials are seeking to destroy Chiefs lively hood, family, career & life because Chief exercised his First Amendment rights, His second amendment right in a Video, although the Chief used some choice colorful language (which is protected speech) he hurt NO ONE, Broke no policy!! The Chief stood up for all of our rights even for those who oppose our constitution, yes he used some spicy videos to do so! (but he hurt no one!) It’s time for all True Americans to Stand with Chief Kessler and say NO MORE
Again, if you want to make your point, make sure you have correct grammar and spelling and do not sound like a persecuted wacko. Kessler is not, but he is an immature man who has let the power of his position go to his head to the point that he believes he can do what he wants. If this is truly how he believes, would anyone who doesn’t think as Kessler honestly be treated fairly if Kessler were to ever pull them over? The vast majority would say no.
Yes, Kessler has all his constitutional rights. He’s free to speak against things that he doesn’t agree with, however, given his position in the community, there are far better ways to do this. Kessler chose to rant, poorly, on his own website and in YouTube videos about what he thinks is wrong with the country. Had he made better arguments, people might have listened. All these see now is a dangerous man who hates those who are different than him and uses a gun to make that point. His website, radio show, and YouTube videos only spew forth hate and that is not how anyone in America wants their police force to be represented.