Mark Kessler, the Pennsylvania police chief who recently filmed a video in which he said, "Fuck all you libtards!" while wearing a shirt that read, "Liberals take it in the ass," is reportedly on the chopping block in his small town of Gilberton. The AP reports that Gilberton officials "intend" to can Kessler, a gun enthusiast who once shot himself in the hand while off-duty in a bar. Kessler, who was also accused of improperly using a state program to get discount tires for his car and badmouthing other officials, said this decision is "no surprise."
Good morning! Two weeks ago, Police Chief Mark Kessler of Gilberton, Pennsylvania uploaded a video with a one-note message: "fuck all you libtards." After backlash, the civic leader uploaded an apology titled "Chief Mark Kessler, I'm Sorry for hurting feelings." Though that was "Sorry" with a capital "S," in this video, he says "fuck" nine times, refuses to apologize, and punctuates his profanity by firing various automatic weapons into the middle distance.
Don't worry—this wasn't a blip in judgment. Kessler has a whole YouTube channel filled with these firearm-expletive bundles. The chief of obscenity has made protest videos against the UN and Secretary of State John Kerry as well as a gun demonstration video in which he fires at a photo of a clown that he says represents Representative Nancy Pelosi.
This community leader has recently joined the North Schuylkill School Board. He also founded the Constitution Security Force, which includes the Southern Poverty Law Center as an "anti-American organization."
Kessler hopes that his recent notoriety will give him even more political sway. His Facebook page yesterday called for a huge rally to show up the "tyrants" for their "violations on our constitution or our freedoms." He's also accepting donations via Go Fund Me.
The mayor of Gilberton, Pennsylvania is continuing to support Kessler. Mayor Mary Lou Hannon says that this is within Kessler's rights to express himself, and the city would not "take action to quash free speech, whether or not each member of council or any member of council agrees with it."
Oh, and once Kessler shot himself in his hand with his own gun while off-duty at a tavern in 2011.