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February 21, 2014

Foul-mouthed police chief has ’voluntarily retired’

GILBERTON — A small-town northeastern Pennsylvania police chief who gained notoriety for his profanity-laced Internet tirades about the Second Amendment and liberals is now a former police chief.

Officials in Gilberton borough reached a settlement agreement with Mark Kessler on Thursday that pays him $30,000 and considers him as “separated from his employment and voluntarily retired.”

He became the center of a controversy last summer after he posted videos of himself shooting borough-owned automatic weapons and cursing liberals and others.

Gilberton borough officials suspended Kessler soon afterward.

Kessler’s videos have garnered hundreds of thousands of views online. He acknowledges they are inflammatory but says they’re designed to draw attention to the erosion of Second Amendment and other constitutional rights.

 

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