Police Chief Posts Angry Video Rants Against 'Libtards' [VIDEO]

Machine-Gun-Toting Police Chief Calls Out

By now, most workers know that it's easy to get fired for mouthing off on Facebook or Twitter. So when Mark Kessler, a police chief in central Pennsylvania, posted YouTube video rants in which he shoots at images of Democratic party leaders and curses at them as "traitors" and "libtards," you might think that he'd be in for stern discipline.

So far, his comments have provoked intense controversy and debate, with some residents expressing support and others disgust, but Kessler -- also the sole police officer for the town of 800 residents-- has not been reprimanded by his superiors. In fact, his boss, Gilberton Borough Mayor Mary Lou Hannon has released a statement of support.

"Each member of council, each employee and each citizen is not only entitled to their own political opinions, but also the right to express them," Hannon said in a statement, as was reported by Lehigh Valley's Morning Call newspaper. She also noted that Hannon made the videos on his own time. "We will not take action to quash free speech, whether or not each member of council or any member of council agrees with it." However, she did tell Allentown TV station WFMZ that she found the language personally "offensive."

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His videos, which he says he recorded on private property, show Kessler doing the following:

1. Calling Secretary of State John Kerry a "piece of s**t traitor" for signing a United Nations treaty on arms regulation. He also called the U.N. a bunch of "c*********s" before shooting his firearm.

2. Releasing an "apology" video in which he showed himself unapologetic. "If you didn't get enough the first time, go f**k yourself," he said in the video. He then repeated the profanity eight more times while shooting his firearms again.

In speaking to TV station Fox43 of York, Pa., Kessler was defiant and said that he was simply taking advantage of his First and Second amendment rights. "I don't have no apologies to make. I expressed myself freely," he said. He also added that he's received thousands of emails expressing support. The videos have been viewed around 50,000 to 160,000 times, respectively. Comments on the YouTube pages have been disabled.

And on Twitter, Kessler has been both championed and criticized. Twitter user @ColinFlaherty tweeted that he "like[s] the way this dude rolls." A local resident, Jeff McCarthy, was upset. "When you're a cop and part of the school board, you can't go off like that," McCarthy told the Morning Call. And in writing on the Facebook page of the York TV station, Joanne Zimmerman wrote, "his language and approach leave a lot to be desired as a public official."

Others have also questioned Kessler's actions. Tweeter @CourtneyLynn26 wrote, "Kessler is a perfect example of what is wrong with America and our gun culture."

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Kessler launched his YouTube channel in April. But he's been raising his public profile and generating controversy since the year began. He's begun hosting an online talk show called "The Chief Kessler Show," which is broadcast via Spreaker.com, an online broadcasting forum. His segments usually last an hour and are posted twice a week to the website. He's made public comments on topics such as the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, referring to the event was a "tragedy" while adding that the problem was the shooter and not the gun. And he's also formed a volunteer group called the Constitutional Security Force which supports the use of arms to stand against "tyranny."

Mayor Hannon has said that the borough of Gilberton will discuss the matter at next week's town council meeting. Local reports have not mentioned how concerned citizens will be able to take part in the meeting, or if Kessler's employment will be put to a vote. But according to a central Pennsylvania news site, the Hazelton Standard Speaker, the meeting was postponed from its originally schedule date of Thursday after the town received "threatening calls."

Workers in the private sector under fire for their social media presence generally have had little success citing their First Amendment rights, as AOL Jobs has reported. The strategy is problematic because the amendment specifically protects free speech against government limits, not ones imposed by private bodies such as workplaces. But government workers such as Kessler can potentially have greater leeway in their use of social media, according to New Jersey-based employment lawyer Jonathan Cohen, especially if they argue that they're "speaking out about conditions that affect more than just [their own] job."

What do you think? Should Kessler be allowed to stay on in his job? Share your comments below.

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Leonard R. Herrera

Your rights stop where my nose begins. What about us who prefer to remain unarmed and entrust law enforcement to not terminate with extreme prejudice? Looks like I won't be making any travel plans to Pennsylvania anytime soon; I might get shot for who I am, what I do, what I believe, and where I go.

August 05 2013 at 6:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Threatening to kill a federal official, including a member of congress, is a felony according to 18 USC 115.

August 02 2013 at 8:35 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

this idiot deserves to lose his job!! but if it were the other way around, he and his teabaggers with teabags all over their heads would start crying outrage if it was a democrat bashing gop!

July 28 2013 at 12:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

his level of expression may not go well for the libs but it is the way to finally get their attention. It is generally the libs that are the loud screamers as well as hecklers that go to extremes and it is the libs that have a problem when they see the opposition doing the same. It is the libs that want it all their way and then to take away the rights from those that will not conform to their ideals. This guy it seems has just had enough of the crap and many of us are feeling the same.

July 27 2013 at 2:32 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Finally, someone that has the ball's, gut's & ammo ( hard to find as DHS is buying up BILLIONS of rounds) to speak his mind. I'm sure he already has had "visit's" by Obama's Gestapo! Liberty & freedom is when the gov't fears you...tyranny is when you fear the gov't...think about that now when you type a comment, make a call , send a e/m etc. etc.

July 27 2013 at 12:19 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

While the man has freedom of speech and the right to bear arms, my concern is that his behavior on this video shows the maturity level of a 12 year old. There are mature ways to express your freedoms

July 27 2013 at 12:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The guys says it like it is, I like it!

July 27 2013 at 11:33 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Correct me if I am wrong, Aren't AUTOMATIC WEAPONS Illegal to possess?

July 27 2013 at 7:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Stephen Arzoomanian

PA is a class 3 state,not fascist or communist gun laws there,they are not a subjugated people like the mindless worms in my state New York.

August 07 2013 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There seems to be a lot of people on this site that are scared or nervous that;
1) He's pro-gun
2) That he's acting out his Constitutional Right to "Free Speech!!"
3) That he's against anyone who's against the US Constitution like as he states the Democratic Party,
Obama and the "Libtards!!"
In Texas, I'm proud that our Attorney General has "Sued" Obama or his Justice Department 27 times. So many people are turning the other cheek or hiding their head in the sand as our Constitutional are continuing to diminish everyday. People are afraid to stand up to Tyranny or a Dictator. We need more people like this Police Chief, Mark Kessler, Sheriff, Joe Arpaio and Greg Abbott, the Texas Attorney General that will keep challenging Obama and Eric Holder and just keep getting into their faces. We need to challenge anything and everything that takes even a smidgen of Constitutional Rights away. History is about to repeat itself again if we allow Obama, Holder and others to strip our Rights away just like Hitler did. Know one challenged Hitler either and we're going down that same road of fewer rights that our Forefathers granted us. We need to decide which side of the fence we want to be on Obama's Fema's Concentration Camps! We need to support people like Edward Snowden as a Whistleblower/Hero and not as a criminal. We need people like him to make us aware of Constitutional Rights Violations!

July 27 2013 at 6:59 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply

LOOK NO FURTHER - WE HAVE A WINNER!! A true blue American Patriot "Every Libtard for Himself - Make No Apologies" to catch the next plane to Afghanistan to single handedly hunt down Mullah Omar before 2014! Why our WINNER Police Chief Mark Kessler will be the recipient of an all expense paid Suite and Vacation Package in the fully American financed Kabul Grand Mosque Regency Hotel and Bordello courtesy of the rest of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in due acknowledgement for no holds barred ENFORCEMENT of the rules of the Taliban sponsored - "All's Fair in Guns and Ammo" Contest. Mark will be honored to be mano y mano with the last man in Afghanistan (or maybe even Pakistan - perhaps even a next door neighbor to the "Late - 'We Gotchunow Sucka!' - Osama bin Laden). Familiar with many types of fire arms and IED's - Mark Kessler will be skirted off in full Police Chief mufti via a C-5 Galaxy transport full of C-4 to duke it out with the "One Eyed Jack" as they call his Mullah-ness in that part of the planet we could've just PAID them to own for all the billions spent on it. Mark's "Take No Liberal Alive" no nonsense swagger will certainly fit better over in that "Red Neck" part of the woods than here where psychologists have offered the opinion he'd be likely to hold up in a barracks type structure such as the one used in a little town called Waco. We wish him luck!

July 27 2013 at 6:51 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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