Mark Kessler, the police chief in Gilberton, Pennsylvania who is currently serving a 30-day suspension after making a series of moronic and offensive videos dehumanizing half the people he is sworn to protect, did an interview with a local TV station and said he expects to be fired:
Kessler said he thinks he’s likely to lose his job after a 16-year career over pressure from Gilberton’s insurers.
“My mayor had called me and told me that the borough is being pressured from our insurance carrier,” he told WTXF. “If I’m not disciplined or terminated, they’re going to drop the insurance for the entire borough.”
Good. It shouldn’t have taken this long. He should have been fired the moment the first video appeared. But he doesn’t regret a thing:
“I don’t regret it because I believe I had an impact on a lot of people across the country,” Gilberton, Pa. police Chief Mark Kessler told WTXF in an interview that aired Monday. “You wouldn’t believe the tens of thousands of emails, and my phone doesn’t stop. [The support], it’s constant.”
I don’t doubt that’s true. I’m sure lots of far right extremists love the guy and support him. The rest of us think he’s dangerous and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a police station unless he’s being locked up.