THIS COMMENT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LEFT BY NEW HANOVER COUNTY COMMISSIONER BRIAN BERGER ON OUR WEBSITE:
I had a seizure. Ben David stood in front of the judge and lied. And it's far from his first criminal abuse of the District Attorney's Office.
I will take a Polygraph. WWAY and the Wilmington Star-News "reporters" won't. Anyone who wants to see the message from the Star-News, Ashley Withers, "Lie and tell me what my bosses want for the story or I will, with their direction, make something up." That's the Star-News attitude. Like taking someone who's had a seizure, throwing them in jail, and lying like a D.A. Ben David in front of a judge. That's integrity. Like stealing from poor, disadvantaged children in the Head Start program, involving the same cast of characters, toddlers urinating in puddles of human waste, dangerous condititions, administrators stealing the funding meant for those vulnerable children and depositing it in their own vacation and new car bank accounts. I spoke up...that got me sent to jail and worse, and no other official (Ben David, Woody White, the sheriff, Preacher Barfield, cared...they only cared about manipulating the laws to retaliate against me for speaking up...which devastated my life trying to do the right thing when those trusted to do so did not care at all about those kids or the theft of taxpayers' money).
I told people for weeks I'd be there today. It was no secret, and WWAY vans followed me to "private" medical appointments which somehow they forgot to mention all those times they saw me...I guess it makes Scott Pickey look bad that he felt a public need to invade my privacy and track me to medical appointments to identify the cause (not the fictitious "impairment" quickly dismissed by responding medics) of this recent turn in my health.
I had to leave the state to seek treatment as a result. This was no secret, it just doesn't fit the fiction in today's media. So it was left out...drugs and getting stopped by Sheriff Deputies weekly for no cause or no violation is so much sexier for the 11pm news. Maybe the truth is too grey and complicated...ask the Governor who I attempted to "assassinate" with "drool" while asking him to help a woman strangled at the hospital. A woman Woody White wouldn't represent, a Hospital Board Preacher Barfield leads, and since he was hitting me at the time, here's one more fact: Woody White hits like a woman - is an insult to women. Maybe that explains his bigotry and need to pick on and bully and abuse the law to "find" power. I'll keep looking for power in the truth even though I know facts and truth are useless in New Hanover County government.
Next time a reporter wants to be honest, if ever, you have an open invitation to any medical procedure just like I give you an honest (to my best humanly imperfect ability) answer to any remotely pertinent question...which yes, I've scaled back after three years of dishonesty (and have the tapes and documents to back it up).
I look forward to going to the doctor with you Scott Pickey as soon as the DA AND SHERIFF allow me to seek mediCal care...which like so many of my basic rights, they have as of this week impeded me in seeking medical care (unless they can leak it to WWAY and the Star-News and turn it into a great story to distract and mislead the public, yet again...)
Government is broken, and if you think I broke it, ask and I will give you instructions to see to it that I pay dearly...that is the truth! BB
Do to me what you will...but when my dog Boomer's well-being is threatened, as it was this week, by those pledged to protect and serve (canines excluded, I guess), that's where I drawn the line. And I implore you to call the US Attorney's Office, FBI, and....(insert #s)....and demand the truth...whatever the facts show that to be...
And yes, Woody White and your Governor scoffed at the fact that a woman was strangled at the Hospital...they blame the victim!
Media Equals Dishonesty Too...Ethics? LOL...You'll Find BlackBeard's Treasure before you'll find an honest media business in ILM!