Police Chief Fired over Anti Liberal Views and Calling Out Kerry

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    Police Chief Fired over Anti Liberal Views and Calling Out Kerry

    Mark Kessler gets termination notice after firing weapons on video - CNN.com

    He's got a chance to appeal and to have a public hearing but this is pretty sad. Glad to hear OC's showed up to help support him. Who would have thought that defending the Constitution would cost you your job one day...

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    In another article I read, they mentioned something about him misusing funds to purchase tires for his personal vehicle. If you're going to give them a reason to start digging for any reason to dismiss you, make sure there's nothing to be found.
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    This is one of those issues where I support what he is for, but I find that his 'messaging' was very poor to make his (and our) point about 2A rights.

    He is not 'the sharpest tool in the shed'................. so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    In another article I read, they mentioned something about him misusing funds to purchase tires for his personal vehicle. If you're going to give them a reason to start digging for any reason to dismiss you, make sure there's nothing to be found.
    Nothing to be found? Anything can be manufactured by those in power. Progs could make Snow White look like a hooker with a dwarf fetish.
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    Got exactly what he deserved.
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    The council accused Kessler of misusing borough property, neglecting his duties and failing to turn over weapons to the borough, I doubt they can manufacturer everything and that they will dig deep enough to find dirt.

    He doesn't seem to be the brightest bulb in the bulb box.
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    With friends like Kessler, who needs enemies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorly View Post
    Nothing to be found? Anything can be manufactured by those in power. Progs could make Snow White look like a hooker with a dwarf fetish.
    My understanding is he used a bunch of city money to buy fully automatic weapons "for the department" without prior approval.

    Nothing wrong with buying automatic weapons, but spending public funds without authorization is a no-no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorly View Post
    Nothing to be found? Anything can be manufactured by those in power. Progs could make Snow White look like a hooker with a dwarf fetish.
    I agree. If they want something to be there bad enough, it'll be there. One shouldn't make it any easier for them though (by actually doing something wrong).
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    While entertaining, his monologues are unprofessional at best. Public figures need to exercise some discretion when speaking...to the public.

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    I know a police chief who lost his job (forced to retire) because he advocated for and was able to successfully implement armed teachers in his jurisdiction.
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    A police officer should always be publicallyneutral. While I may agree with his politics I can accept the way he publically displays them. The police should never choose a side in a political battle. The police must ramain neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    A police officer should always be publicallyneutral. While I may agree with his politics I can accept the way he publically displays them. The police should never choose a side in a political battle. The police must ramain neutral.
    Remain neutral about the 2nd amendment or our Constitution the law of the land. Don't think so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    A police officer should always be publicallyneutral. While I may agree with his politics I can accept the way he publically displays them. The police should never choose a side in a political battle. The police must ramain neutral.
    Disagree with remaining "neutral" in cases of unconstitutionality. It's true, technically, that police chiefs "report" to the manager who hired them (ie, the city manager/mayor, city council) but sheriffs report directly to the people (or, obliquely the governor, when cases involving firing for cause come up, as has been shown recently in some states). But I believe on the subject of attempted obliteration of the 2A it's important to stand firm for what's constitutional and what's right, and to "out" those tactics being employed that threaten the 2A.

    Can't say that I agree "ranting" while firing automatic weapons is the best choice of method, though. Unknown whether the alleged misuse of funds is true, or relevant to the "ranting." Might well be the real cause for firing, though somehow I doubt it.
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    He was fired for exercising his 1A rights, in which the subject was his 2A rights. That's a shame. Seems like his approach was the problem...and he didn't help himself out with the use of city funds issue either. In the end, seems he got fired for being a goober more than anything.

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