Mark Kessler, the police chief of the tiny town of Gilberton, Pa., has a private militia 100 strong, and, according to some Gilberton residents, its members are attempting to control the town. The militia, who Kessler calls the “Constitution Security Force,” recently blocked the entrance to a town meeting, and residents say they were prevented from getting inside. Townspeople had gathered at the meeting to give input about Kessler’s previous Youtube rants in which he fires various types of guns and screams profanities about “libtards,” Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and the United Nations.
At that same meeting, Kessler was suspended for a month without pay over the Youtube videos, prompting both measures of support from his militia members as well as backlash in the form of a Whitehouse.gov petition in which residents are seeking federal aid to remove the heavily armed militia from the town.
Kessler previously killed a pet dog when he went to investigate a disturbance at a private residence. The homeowners assert that the dog was simply jumping up on Kessler, while he claims he was worried the dog was “attacking” him. Kessler also accidentally shot himself in the hand during a bar brawl while he was off-duty.
Kessler’s Constitution Security Force is sworn to “respond to the call if… needed to resist tyranny that seeks to destroy our republic.” Kessler took to Facebook in July to explain why he decided to form the militia:
I will not stand idle while tyrants attack the constitution … If they want to fire the first shot let it begin right here in Schuylkill county … Every militia , every csf member who can attend please do … So come with your flags n your firearms. MOLON LABE … democrats are the true enemy of our country, our freedoms, our constitution, along with liberal news agency’s , liberal news reporters, much like hitlers nazis , time we clean these antiamerican thugs from office.
In one of his videos, while wearing his police uniform, he says his target is Nancy Pelosi and encourages viewers to “shoot her in her face…right in the mouth…two more in the head” as he shoots his gun at the target, which is a picture of a bloody clown. He then says “It’s Nancy Pelosi…she’s gone completely libtard crazy…so we’re going to put two more in her, right into the chest. Take her out, shoot her in the face. She’ll get the message.”
In another video, Kessler wears a black tee-shirt, holds up his middle finger, and says “f*** all you libtards out there.” He then turns around to show the back of his shirt, which says “Liberals take it in the a**,” and states “you can all go f*** yourselves.”
During one of his Youtube speeches, he calls John Kerry a “piece of s*** traitor” and says “f*** the UN! I have a message to Kerry, and those c***s****** over at the UN…” he then rips up a piece of paper and says “this is your agreement, it don’t f****** mean s***.”
The Mayor of Gilberton, Mary Lou Hannon, supports Kessler. She said she was concerned he might not want to work for the town anymore, saying that Kessler has the right to express himself. “I hope he comes back to work for us,” she said. Speaking of his suspension, she said, “I hope it does not leave a bad taste in his mouth.”
By: Rebecca Savastio