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Schuylkill Co. town plans to fire foul-mouthed police chief

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 20, 2013 6:26 AM
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(Gilberton) -- A small-town Pennsylvania police chief's profanity-laced Internet tirades about the Second Amendment and liberals have earned him a measure of notoriety -- and now, his bosses intend, a pink slip.

Gilberton Borough Council members say they plan to fire Mark Kessler, nearly two months after voting to suspend the only full-time member of the town's police force.

Kessler posted videos of himself shooting borough-owned automatic weapons and cursing liberals and others who he said want to erode the constitutional right to bear arms.

He says the council's decision Thursday night was ``no surprise'' in light of the incendiary videos.

Kessler and his attorney plan to fight the council's decision.

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  • DolleyMadison520 img 2013-09-20 19:18

    Somebody better take this nutjob's guns away; dollars to doughnuts he will go postal!

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