Aug 30 2013

Kessler Quadruples Down

Chief Mark Kessler of Gilberton, Pennsylvania hasn’t learned the first rule of holes. Already suspended for 30 days after some truly scary and idiotic behavior, he’s now getting even worse. He’s recorded a new video of himself shooting at a new target, which he calls Eric, so named after a local official who opposes him.

Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler uploaded another video to YouTube on Monday. In the video, Kessler shoots at a picture of an evil “tyrant” clown that he calls “libtard Eric.”

The Vice-President of the Gilberton Borough Council is named Eric Boxer. Kessler has repeatedly blamed Boxer for instigating his suspension, according to the group Keystone Progress.

“Kessler is a ticking time bomb who must be removed from his position immediately,” said Michael Morrill, executive director of Keystone Progress. “His suspension is over this week. This video is clearly intended to intimidate Gilberton Council members before they decide on his future. Kessler’s continued intimidation of people he disagrees with has created a climate of fear in Gilberton and beyond. It is outrageous to allow him to continue to carry a badge and a gun while he repeatedly intimidates citizens.”

This is going way beyond just firing. This guy is dangerous. He shouldn’t be allowed to own a BB gun, much less automatic weapons.


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  1. 1

    This is an explicit threat, as far as I’m concerned. Where are the county sheriffs, state police, and FBI?

  2. 2

    Reminds me of when Twinkie guy, Dan White, shot and killed Harvey Milk and the majory of SF, Moscone.

    Ticking time bombs do go off sometimes.

  3. 3
    John Pieret

    Two words: Dan White.

  4. 4
    John Pieret

    Hee, beat me by seconds Raven.

  5. 5

    This guy is the macadamia of gun-nuts.

  6. 6

    He’s recorded a new video of himself shooting at a new target, which he calls Eric, so named after a local official who opposes him.

    Well done. If anyone had any doubts that he is a dangerous lunatic, he certainly managed to dispel them for good. A great way to get yourself fired…

  7. 7
    throwaway, never proofreads, every post a gamble

    Another douchebro ruins the image of Under Armour. His shirt looks a wee bit small. Maybe he’ll get a wardrobe update. Prison orange would look good on him.

  8. 8
    throwaway, never proofreads, every post a gamble

    I think I’ll turn that into a Haiku:

    Shirt tight around cuff
    Clothing not orange enough
    Fuck you, Chief Kessler

  9. 9
    Marcus Ranum

    Also, isn’t it some kind of crime to fit and promote a stereotype so well?

  10. 10

    And these guys are surprised when the FBI and ATF turn up?

  11. 11

    He seems totally divorced from reality. Everyone knows that evil clowns vote Republican.

  12. 12
    Reginald Selkirk

    Meanwhile, TSA stops a freedom-hating terrorist:
    Ted Nugent’s wife arrested with gun at Texas airport

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  14. 14

    I don’t know if Kessler is even aware that his demonstration of rapid fire with an AK-47 (one which may actually be fully automatic capable–don’t forget who we’re looking at here) gives fresh “ammunition” to the Anti-asshole gunzloonz ownin’ military style weppinz without they don’t gotta go to a warzone.” folks. Then again, maybe Weenie LaPutrid will come out with a new quote:

    “The only person who can stop a bad guy with a semi-auto, military style rifle is a good guy with a fucking machine gun–HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-Ah, Ka-ching!”

    If I was a bit more cynical I’d say that Chiefie is making a concerted effort to get himself fired, so’s he can spend his afternoon on the “KKKross of KKKristianist Martyrdumb*” before his tour de deadlyforce of the ReiKKKwingRadio.

    * Not intended to be factually true or confused with actual physical suffering

  15. 15

    Is it just me or does this guy sound a lot like Carl Spackler, the character played by Bill Murray in “Caddyshack”?

    So he’s got that going for him.

  16. 16
    Skip White

    It seems the borough council is meeting tonight to decide whether to fire him:


    I agree with the commenter spelczecher, hopefully the State Police will be there in case anything goes wrong.

  17. 17

    Latest word from his FB page is that his lawyer can’t make it tonight, do he has asked for a “continuance.”

    The burough responded that he can stay suspended for another week, if he wants.

  18. 18

    “Eric’s a tyrant that threatens anyone who opposes him…”

    Fischer Award Nominee?

  19. 19
    Ace of Sevens

    @democommie: If that’s the case, he may be overdoing it. This could easily send him to prison, where the speaking fees are much lower.

  20. 20
    D. C. Sessions

    This could easily send him to prison, where the speaking fees are much lower.

    Than where? Last I heard, speaking in prison can get very expensive.

  21. 21

    Skip, the froot loop says his disciplinary hearing is postponed, but that appears to be news to the mayor.


  22. 22

    None of you have mentioned the most egregious of his crimes, he’s using a Russian rifle and wearing a hat and shirt advertising a *German* gun company! Are American guns not good enough to threaten your enemies with, Herr Comrade?!

  23. 23

    Herr Comrade

    I think the word you’re looking for is “Volksgenosse”.

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