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Police Chief Kessler of Gilberton, PA (NSFW)

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by Joniemack, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Joniemack

    Joniemack Beta brainwaves in session

    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Some of you may have heard of this guy already. I hadn't until yesterday when he popped up on my Facebook page. Granted, he's from a small borough in Pennsylvania rather than a major city and yes, I do know that nuts like Chief Kessler are the exception, not the rule and I agree that giving them the exposure they crave by reposting their insanity is not the wisest thing to do.

    But damn, he's such a fine example of who I'm referring to when I suggest that there's a calibre of gun-owner in the US who poses a significant threat to other Americans, whereas the average gun owner generally does not. His enemies appear to be Liberals which, I assume, includes any fellow American who disagrees with his views.

    I would not feel safe driving through Gilberton, PA in a Prius with Co-Exist bumper sticker. Not sure I'd feel safe in Gilberton, PA at all, for that matter.

    I'd like to say that Gilberton is off the beaten path but it's not. It's a town right off an exit on I-81, a well traveled route for me on journeys I used to make from Roanoke, VA to Connecticut to visit my family. A route my children now take on the same journey north to CT.

    I think it's important that Americans be alerted to where these danger spots are while they drive American roads believing they are relatively safe as long as they obey the traffic laws. Profiling in Gilberton, PA (and elsewhere) may very well have moved on from skin color to political and ideological persuasion.



    Behold, the police chief of Gilberton, PA...
    Chief Kessler's Constitution Security Force
     
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  2. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    That is one bizarre freakshow.
     
  3. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Subtle...

    Well, I guess we'll see him under investigation for the use of excessive force in the future.

    The first rule of security, don't make yourself a target.

    BTW...I don't mind the guns or the swears...just the judgment call to put it out there.
     
  4. Levite

    Levite Levitical Yet Funky

    Location:
    The Windy City
    Dude...what a fucking psycho. Reminds me of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's famous quote from the 1968 riots: "The police are not here to create disorder, the police are here to preserve disorder!"
     
  5. Flip Astro

    Flip Astro New Member

    I think he is a great. In fact, I think going to his house for a barbeque would be a blast. He reminds me of most of the people I work with.
     
  6. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ...

    Location:
    Florida
    yez, I saw this dude on facebook a few days ago. A real charmer, he is.
     
  7. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    It's funny, I go to at least a couple of BBQ's each year that involve lots of gunfire, and it's a fun, relaxed event every time.
    Close friends, some with extensive gun collections who enjoy shooting.
    Nobody is spouting off this kind of crap though.
     
  8. Joniemack

    Joniemack Beta brainwaves in session

    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Something tells me this guy isn't overrun with friends. Maybe some like-minded minions. As Garland Green would say "Happiness, for that gentleman, hurts."
    ."
    Garland Gree
     
  9. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    He's one class act. I'm sure his power of persuasion plays well with conservatives.
     
  10. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage

    Location:
    Temasek
    Yet another person who assumes that it's more important to shoot his mouth off and wave his dick in the air than actually be a man human.
     
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  11. Flip Astro

    Flip Astro New Member

    He is trying to get hits on his You Tube video. And it seems to be working.
     
  12. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    Textbook definition of screaming asshole. I hope the people that appointed him are regretting their decision. Also I find the word libtards very offensive, like a republicunt even knows what that means.
     
  13. Joniemack

    Joniemack Beta brainwaves in session

    Location:
    Reading, UK

    Yeah, I get that and addressed it in my OP. It boils down to where the most harm lies. For me, the greater harm lies in the public not knowing this guy is out there with a badge and a gun.
     
  14. Spiritsoar

    Spiritsoar Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    New York
    It's not a public official's job to get YouTube hits. It's a police officer's job to preserve the peace. Thankfully, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association agrees:
     
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  15. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ...

    Location:
    Florida
  16. Joniemack

    Joniemack Beta brainwaves in session

    Location:
    Reading, UK

    I went looking for the final state police report on this incident. Hard to tell if there was any resolution at all or if it simply isn't showing up on a search engine.

    I also can't find anything that points to his having any prior law enforcement experience or training. Unless belonging to a local militia and having an affection for automatic weapons is acceptable in lieu of formal police training.

    How many small towns are harboring their own versions of Chief Kessler, I wonder?
     
  17. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ...

    Location:
    Florida
  18. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Problem is when he shot himself he missed the mark and didn't get the kill
    This kind of incompetence cannot be allowed. ;)
     
  19. Plan9 FORMAT C:

    Location:
    This Island Earth
  20. Spiritsoar

    Spiritsoar Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    New York
    Wait, what? Is there a political agenda out there advocating the locking of people in boxes? The problem is that people want to throw '2nd Amendment protection' on anything involving a gun. This is a case of a public official making an ass of himself. The fact that he did it with a gun in his hand is irrelevant. There are plenty of public officials who are advocating for gun rights without perpetuating the 'gun-toting, libtard hating, spraying a gun anywhere I damn well please' type of rhetoric that is, if anything, hurting the cause of those arguing for gun rights.
     
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