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A Pennsylvania Police Chief Refuses To Apologize For Threatening On YouTube To Shoot Liberals

The mayor's office says the chief is acting within his First Amendment right to express himself in his free time.

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Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler released this 30-second YouTube video last week. In the video he tells "libtards" to fuck off.

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Kessler's next video, titled "Chief Mark Kessler , I'm Sorry for hurting feelings," opens with an apology from Kessler, telling the camera he is sorry he upset anyone.

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The channel is linked up to a Twitter account, which he uses to promote his videos.

SHOOT A LIBTARD OUT OF A TREE :) http://t.co/UNHCNDXpWI

Chief Mark Kessler

@chiefkessler

SHOOT A LIBTARD OUT OF A TREE :) http://t.co/UNHCNDXpWI

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"That's why I used the vocabulary I did. As for the firing of the guns, that is my Second Amendment right. I have the right to keep and bear arms regardless of what the government says that I don't. I didn't write the Constitution, and there is nowhere in the Constitution where it gives any government the right to regulate freedom of speech and expression and the right to bear arms. Like I said, I didn't write the Constitution. I just try to follow it."

Each member of council, each employee and each citizen is not only entitled to their own political opinions, but also the right to express them. We will not take action to quash free speech, whether or not each member of council or any member of council agrees with it."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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