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Pennsylvania police chief defends ‘libtards’ rant: ‘Cops are there to clean up the mess’

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:23 EDT
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Gilberton, PA police chief Mark Kessler [WTXF-TV]
 
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Embattled Gilberton, Pennsylvania police Chief Mark Kessler told WTXF-TV he had no regrets about the profanity-filled gun video that put his job at risk, while also seemingly arguing against his own department’s capabilities.

“If somebody thinks they can dial 911 and the cops will come and save them that is not correct,” Kessler said in an interview aired Monday. “Cops are there to clean up the mess.”

Kessler is currently serving a 30-day suspension for using local property without permission in a series of videos in which he fires weapons while loudly cursing “libtards.” He has since referred to Democrats as “the most vile creatures in this country” and accused Gilberton City Council members of planning a “kangaroo court” against him.

“I don’t regret it,” Kessler said to WTXF regarding the videos. “I believe I have had an impact on a lot of people across the country. You would not believe the tens of thousands of emails. My phone doesn’t stop.”

Watch highlights of Kessler’s interview, aired Monday, below.

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

The full interview can be seen here

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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