A Pennsylvania police officer has been suspended after live streaming a rant while on duty saying the Confederate flag was not racist, slavery was “ over 200 years ago ” and Democrats ‘f **** d’ should get. and ‘get the s *** kicked out.’
Denver, Pennsylvania officer Brian Gossert was suspended by the Mansfield Police Department in Tioga County after his online rant went viral.
In the video, Gossert acknowledges that he could lose his job via the live stream, even though he promised his union would make any attempt to remove him from the police. WETM-TV reported.
“I don’t understand how (the Confederate flag) is racist, it represents the South,” Gossert says in the video.
Denver, Pennsylvania agent Brian Gossert was suspended by the Mansfield Police Department in Tioga County after his online rant went viral
Gossert live streamed a rant while at work saying the Confederate flag was not racist, slavery ‘is over 200 years ago’, and Democrats should get ‘f **** d’ and ‘s *** gotta get kicked out. ‘
Just as the Union flag represents the North. Nobody says the union flag is racist. So why do we say the Confederate flag is racist? ‘
Gossert continued: ‘Well, they fought the north. So yeah, technically they fought for slavery, I guess you could say, but then again, that’s over 200 years ago, I think it’s time people just like, get the f *** over themselves.
Because, if, if that’s true. If the symbolism behind that flag is still so hurtful today, then we should still hate the South.
“So why would you hate them for something no one lives on anymore?”
Gossert then goes on to attack Democrats and their alleged previous affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan.
Gossert is a resident of Denver, Pennsylvania. Gossert was recently hired as a full-time officer. Prior to September 2020 he was listed as an ‘as-need officer’
The Mansfield Borough Council released a statement on the police Facebook page on Wednesday announcing the suspension
You want to know who started the KKK, the f ****** Democrats, probably the same party you agree with.
So again, get f ***** like reading a ****** history book.
Everyone wants to call police officers racist, but yeah, you know who starts racism, Democrats.
‘It’s okay that we can justify our flag because it’s not as bad as the flag next to us.
“They need to get the s *** out of them.”
The Civil War war flag of the Army of Northern Virginia is known today as the symbol of the Confederacy
What is today considered the Confederate flag was never the official national flag of the 13 states that made up the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.
The flag often hoisted at meetings today is a version of the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Also known as the ‘Dixie flag’, ‘rebel flag’ or ‘battle flag’, the design is associated with the racial history of the South.
The Confederate States of America were formed in 1861 when 11 states seceded from the union to protect the institution of slavery.
The North eventually defeated the South in the Civil War, resulting in the abolition of slavery.
But racial injustices continued, especially in the South, where blacks were victims of systematic discrimination and violence by whites.
While the flag is often hoisted by non-extremists citing Southern pride and heritage, the symbol has also been adopted by extremist groups such as neo-Nazis and other white supremacist organizations, the League Against Defamation
The use of the Confederate Battle Flag by extremist groups has led to widespread calls for the banner to be banned and for statues and monuments honoring Southern Civil War figures to be pulled down.
Historians have discredited the widespread claim that Democrats founded the KKK, even though many of its members were Democrats who supported slavery and the Confederacy.
In reality, the KKK was founded in 1866 by a group of former Confederate soldiers.
In another part of the clip, Gossert is seen in the police car with a man in the back seat.
‘Oh, nice things. This is why you don’t do meth, ”he said, ending the live stream.
In another clip from the livestream, Gossert says that he “ serves now … in a very small town where almost nothing happens at night. ‘
He goes on to say that people protesting against racism should “dig up all the graves and shout at all” people of the Civil War era for their role in slavery.
He goes on to say that he “has never heard of a single war in world history that anyone did not appreciate.”
“Nobody argues about the Revolutionary War, but that’s because it has now given everyone the freedom to fuck like a lot of schoolgirls,” Gossert says in the clip.
Gossert also filmed live video from his undercover police car. The video reportedly shows where certain devices are located in the vehicle.
At one point he turns on the lights in the car and starts dancing.
‘Hopefully there is no business with f ****** cameras, otherwise I’m screwed f ******,’ he says in the clip.
Gossert then tells the live stream viewers that he is not worried about being fired for his comment.
“I have a union and I would file a complaint if I lost my job because I said something that is an opinion,” he says.
‘My union, which I pay for, protects that. Yes, I would file a complaint and I would be restored. ‘
The Mansfield Borough Council released a statement on the police’s Facebook page on Wednesday.
“The Mansfield Borough Council is aware that a municipal police officer posted offensive videos on a social media platform that were recorded and posted while on duty,” the statement read.
The Borough Council is shocked and outraged by this behavior.
“The officer has been suspended and an investigation is underway.
“The views in these videos don’t match the values of the Borough government.”
According to WETM-TVGossert was recently hired as a full-time officer. Prior to September 2020, he was listed as an ‘as-needed officer’.
Gossert graduated from Mansfield University Police Academy in 2012.
He streamed the video live on his TikTok account, ‘officer_goose’, although that page has since been deactivated.