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Pennsylvania State Cops Illegally Arrest Children As Retribution

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Article by Mark I Rasskazov.

Recently, I did a story on Sheriff Joseph G. Groody. Based on my research, Sheriff Groody is a disgusting opportunist with very little legitimacy. I was tipped off about this Sheriff by Chief Mark Kessler of Gilberton, PA (which is in Groody’s county — Schuylkill County, PA). He has shared with me his personal experiences with the man. I held off on sharing those experiences, because I was anticipating another interview with Mark Kessler, which was to include those experiences from him, first-hand, along with certain other exciting developments.

Today, I was informed that Chief Kessler’s 17 year old child was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police for carrying an airsoft gun.

Let me say that again.

Chief Kessler’s 17 year-old child was illegally arrested by the the Pennsylvania State Police for carrying a toy.

According to Chief Mark Kessler, his son was with some friends in a field (Gilberton is a pretty rural town) when he was taken to the station by some state police. Chief Kessler has called his lawyer, and intends to sue. In his words — “the fangs are out.”

I should think so.

Chief Kessler is fingering Sheriff Groody on this — they’ve had a strained relationship for quite some time, and Chief Kessler cites differences on gun issues and constitutional issues, as well as unethical practices on Groody’s part as the reasons. He says that Groody is responsible for death threats against him, as well as the current illegal harassment of his son. It seems that Groody has friends in low places.

In my last article, I included a comment made by a Schulkyll County resident that said that Sheriff Groody was never legally appointed as sheriff, and then “won” the next election by a matter of a few hundred votes. Fraud, anyone?! What is this man hiding? Who is he in bed with, that state police are out enacting retribution on his behalf (or so it would seem) AGAINST CHILDREN?!

What’s the story, here?!

Something’s not right.

Who is this man connected to?

Why is it so hard to dig up information on Sheriff Groody’s background?

What were the real circumstances of his predecessor’s resignation?

Why wasn’t he ever officially confirmed by the governor?

Why is the local media blacking out what citizens have to say about him?

Based on my research, it seems obvious to me that his citizens are afraid to confide in him, he is clearly opportunistic and inconsistent on key issues like gun control, and he seems like a classic micro-manager — to put it mildly. And his background smells of corruption — and it’s hard to say just how far the corruption goes; but it does seem that he’s not just a lone bad egg.

I have heard him referred to as a “thug.” Having your state cop buddies shake down a kid? Yeah, I’d say so.

I can only speculate. Any locals reading this who have more information on the background of Sheriff Groody are strongly encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. The more I know about this man, the more he reeks.

I also encourage anyone who cares about individual liberty to visit Chief Mark Kessler’s Home Page — a hub of pro-freedom resources.

I am also reposting the interview I did with Chief Kessler below.

Interview with Chief Kessler.

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    • Decode the World

      Yeah, they have a lot of different ways to get to people. Chief Kessler is a decent, honorable man, I’ve spoken with him on the phone. People are going to have to make a choice soon.

      • rasskazivats

        Well, thanks to people like him, at least there is a choice. It won’t be an easy one, though. What it brings to mind is the parable of the 10 brides from Matthew.

        If you’re not filling your lamps now, then I see weeping and gnashing of teeth in your future.

    • Alexander Higgins

      here’s what I found

      I saw several articles via google about upgrading the county gun registration to a digital system and then holding events to get people to register into it.

      how about the guys he beat for the sheriff seat – they probably have dirt :)

      tons of sheriff sales with his name on them being handed to wall street banks on the cheap, may or may not be something here.

      Sheriff Joseph G. Groody, following sheriff’s sale, to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Tex., property at 122 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, sold as property of William J. Valentine, $1,012.65.

      Sheriff Groody, following sheriff’s sale, to U.S. Bank National Association, West Palm Beach, Fla., property at 816 Main St., Nuremberg, North Union Township, sold as property of Brandy L. Yurcho, $1,548.15.

      Sheriff Groody, following sheriff’s sale, to HSBC Bank, USA, of West Palm Beach, Fla., property at 21 Wertsman Hollow Road, Andreas, sold as property of David A. and Kimberly A. Barninger, $1,530.98.

      Sheriff Groody, following sheriff’s sale, to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Tex., property at 306 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, sold as property of Shawn W. Mehalshick, $1,008.80.

      Sheriff Groody, following sheriff’s sale, to Apex Mortgage Corporation, Fort Washington, Pa., property at 517 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, sold as property of Blaine M. Hoppes and Stephen M. Goroshko, $1,282.96.


      Determined to keep protesters a quarter-mile from the courthouse, the sheriff, Joseph G. Groody, called in help from the local police and state troopers, who patrolled the area surrounding the courthouse Monday while a half-dozen sheriff’s deputies guarded the courtroom.


      Cracks down on immigrants –,d.dmQ

      Recommending Prisoner postions

      CHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — The Schuylkill County Prison Board filled in three vacancies at the prison during a meeting Wednesday.

      After a recommendation from County Sheriff Joseph Groody, the board unanimously voted to promote Brian P. Rice from a corrections officer to the rank of lieutenant to fill the new position created in January. Christian John Moyer was hired to fill the corrections officer position left vacant with the promotion. Justin Scott Bedford was hired to fill an additional vacant corrections officer position.

      The staff adjustments will go into effect next week and there will be no more remaining vacancies at the prison.

      The board created the lieutenant position as well as several part-time corrections officer positions to lower overtime expenditures. In February, the prison spent $11,172.04 in overtime. Warden Eugene Berdanier said he is checking references for corrections officer applicants.

      There are currently two corrections officers, two lieutenants and a maintenance person on extended medical leave. A lieutenant was cleared to return March 23 and a corrections officer is scheduled to return Monday. Two corrections officers also returned to full duty Monday after work-related medical conditions limited their work for several months.

      President Judge and prison board Chairman William E. Baldwin said the board is still waiting on the state Department of Correction’s vulnerability study on the prison before moving forward with addressing overcrowding at the prison.


      elect by small margin after dems through weight…
      Its not just the politicians (law makers) but the law enforces (prosecutors & polie) and the (judges)

      fb media set promoting their campaign
      referring to them by their website slogan “carreer crime fighters”

      posted on tim seips page (former 125th district state legislator) still active on party politics

      In turn the sheriff promote seip for senate
      May 24 [2012]: Reception Hosted by Jack Reilly & Schuylkill County Sheriff Joe Groody

      seips twitter (
      says now he is Kutztown Univ faculty member (school also likes his FB page)

      • ElOregonian

        Hat-tip to you Alex. Really nice work to help out a fellow Patriot.

      • rasskazivats

        Wow! Good job! I will start tracking these down and painting an intelligence picture on this individual.

      • rasskazivats

        Somehow this doesn’t quite congeal into a complete picture for me. I’m going to have to dig a little more. Good leads, though.

        I wonder if I can get in contact with former candidate Repp.

    • DukkDukkGoose


    • wilbstal

      All this will be cleared up when the washing starts

    • Geneiveve

      Mark Kessler, have you shot yourself in your hand recently? HAHAHAHA

      anyone that wants the full story look up, “Handgun not yet recovered in Girardville bar fight investigation”

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