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Mark Kessler, Dangerous Gun Extremist, LOST His Bid to Be the Next Sheriff of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Posted on the 08 November 2013 by Doggone
This rather perfectly sums up the problems with Mark Kessler's law enforcement career in the tiny municipality of the Borough of Gilberton in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania (pop. around 800), except that it leaves out the part about nullification, where Kessler and those like him decide to simply invalidate any gun laws they don't like  and choose not to enforce.
Nullification is illegal. 
Kessler has a youtube video about that too.
Here is the summary.

For those of you not familiar with Mark Kessler, he got himself first suspended, and then fired, for inappropriate use of borough property, (the guns).   His conduct while in uniform would certainly seem to fail to rise to the expected level of professionalism, and his comments would appear to be grossly inconsistent with what is usually law enforcement ethical standards of conduct as I understand them - and it is not ONLY my opinion.  This was filmed BEFORE Kessler behaved so badly he was fired.

Below are just a few of the offending videos made with some or all departmental firearms, and possibly department purchased ammunition.  These are violent and full of profanities, not suitable for an office or for family viewing. 
I would point out that in the first video, Kessler makes a point of being in his duty uniform as a law enforcement officer, giving the impression that this has some official authority or sanction to it.

The VIDEO below appears to be a Kessler family member; I can only surmise that the gentleman being confronted might be one of the people Kessler may have threatened, possibly from municipal government.
 
I can find no continuation scheduled for any final or concluding hearing on his termination as Chief (and only) law officer.  That hearing was moved, at the suggestion of Kessler's own attorney to the County Courthouse, where his supporters would not be allowed to bring their guns inside after the gun accident at his last hearing.
At the same hearing, big brags were made about thousands of armed truckers, with their guns,  showing up to start some kind of wacko right wing revolution. 
And then they were going on to take over Washington D.C. None of that happened. 
He next thought he might cruise into a new job, Sheriff of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 

He expected that to happen by write in vote, since he did not bother to bestir his crazy lazy bones to actually get on the ballot. Here is the result of that election:

Sheriff Mark Kessler, dangerous gun extremist, LOST his bid to be the next Sheriff of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  Precincts Reported 125 of 125 (100.00%)  

Candidate Party Votes

Joseph G. Groody DEMOCRATIC 20,770

Patrick M. Reynolds REPUBLICAN 8,383

Write-in 736

We don't know that all of those 736 Write-in votes were for Mark Kessler; we can probably only rely on his own vote for himself as one of those write-ins.  Write ins apparently WILL be revealed after the election results are certified next week.
The Republican candidate was an on-again / off-again contender, who had his own issues with arrests and alleged criminal behavior that included (allegedly) pulling a gun on someone and making terroristic threats.  He goes back into court on those criminal charges in December.  He is a former army police officer AND current state constable. Here is his facebook page for Kessler's write in campaign for sheriff, after fb sanitized it apparently of profanity:  https://www.facebook.com/kessler4sheriff?ref=br_tf
Next he claims he is going to sue Gilberton.  For what is not really clear; possibly some frivolous law suit relating to wrongful termination, or ... who knows with this guy.

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