FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Warren files report, ‘threatened’ by viral video

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Submitted: Fri, 12/30/2011 - 4:58am
Updated: Sun, 01/01/2012 - 1:30am

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Even through the holidays the ongoing saga involving a Brunswick County Commissioner continues. This week Commissioner Charles Warren filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office.

The incident report Warren filed yesterday says the commissioner felt threatened. In the report he says the attack came in the form of a YouTube video in his e-mail.

A video comparing Warren to late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il started making the rounds online last week.

In it you see grieving crowds apparently saddened by what the video calls the future removal of their “dear DSS leader Charles Warren.” It’s a mocking comparison to Kim, who North Koreans called “the dear leader.”

The video apparently made its way to Warren’s e-mail inbox.

In a report filed with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Warren says he received the video last week, which he found threatening.

The video emerged after Warren was ejected from a Brunswick County Commission meeting for being disruptive. It’s the same thing he claimed when ejecting a reporter and board member from a county DSS Board meeting days earlier.

But the North Korean video is not the only one poking fun at Commissioner Warren. We also found another video with Warren has been posted on YouTube by the same user: Brunswick 1764. In this video you see Warren edited to look like he’s dancing.

The clips used for this video are of Warren being escorted from the commission meeting.

Back to the commissioner’s complaint, the Sheriff’s Office says investigators are looking into Warren’s claims.

We tried to contact Commissioner Warren to ask about this recent complaint, but we have not heard back from him.

We also reached out through YouTube to the person who posted the videos. So far no response from that person, either.


  • John A. Difloure says:

    If you feel so strongly why use an alias. Use your name.

  • Willard says:

    Remember the case of Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell (1988). This Youtube video looks like a parody to me. I’m not comparing this video to the Hustler case directly. Yet the decision of the courts seems to apply. Here’s a link on that case:

  • Guest resident says:

    This incompetent fool is very deserving of an


  • Brunswick says:

    Happy New Year video at YouTube Brunswick1764

  • Guest3130 says:

    I believe if this particular ‘shoe’ was on your foot, you’d be equally outraged. This is no commentary one way or the other on his abilities as a public servant, but everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. The youtube video was demeaning, humiliating and embarrassing. Period.

  • Guest Lee says:

    That shoe would never be on my foot because I would never do anything in a public meeting that would bring embarrassment to myself or the office I held. The video wasn’t half as embarrassing as Mr. Warren’s actions during the meeting. If you act up during a public meeting like Mr. Warren did, you have to expect the public to be less than sympathetic. Frankly, I was disgusted by his actions.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    We EARN respect, which is when people treat us with dignity.

    When you act like a tyrannical monarch and behave like the southern end of a northbound horse, you EARN the isults, scorn, and humiliation, and need to accept that people won’t treat you with dignity because there is nothing dignifying about you.

  • Lilly says:

    He is the one who doesn’t know how to act like an adult in a meeting, he brought all this attention on him self! He’s not the only person make fun of! He just needs to grow a set and grow up!

  • Guest 4545 says:

    Act like a fool, get treated like one.

  • Missy says:

    Is Warren up for re-election in November? Does anyone know?

  • anne says:

    If a looks like a fool, acts like a fool, and sounds like a fool, it is a fool!

    The man is an embarassment to the county – get rid of him. He has proven himself to not be credible in his words and actions, and I am particularly fed up with him pulling the race card when things don’t go his way.

    Maybe they should send the video to Americas Funniest Videos – might win!!

  • Guest461 says:

    First of all Warrens problems stem from his abuse of power and “strongarming” the other commish’s. That’s what the whole article is about…not “conspiracy” as you state. Allow me to provide ACCURACY for you, since you have failed: Warren is a hot-head without control which is what is causing his problems. Berger has his problems, but they are miles away from that. Clicking yet?

    Second, bash Berger all you want. I don’t like him either, but I refuse to allow the media and other Berger Bashers to take the spotlight off of the other 4 crooked, self-interested cronies at the helm of the NHC county commission! Never, ever forget! No matter how hard they try to make you!

    Now…go back to school and work harder on that reading comprehension problem!

  • Really Forest! says:

    The real point was just like Berger he’s wasting taxpayers dollars on useless investigations.

  • Lilly says:

    They are two peas in a pod! Waste of tax payers money, waste of time and energy on the board.

    Two idiots that are worthless thrive off the attention they are getting from the media.

    They just need to be gone from the Government and never be able to serve in any position again!

    What they need to do is put their big boy panties on and suck it up! If a you tube video threatens you, lol your a sissy. He’s not worth shedding one tear over. We would all be happy if they both left the board!

    Anyone up for a block party once they are off the board? Time to celebrate!nsi

  • Real point! says:

    OK…use accuracy, not opinion, then what about Berger hiding the fact he was on unemployment and when the Star-news picked up on it in an email he claimed conspiracy. He then had the Sheriff’s office investigate to find the so called conspirator. Both Berger and Warren are wasting taxpayer dollars covering up for their deeds. Good enough for you, accurate enough for you?

  • Brunswick says:

    By having an (R) after his name in a national election cycle (2008). That is how.

  • Thinkaboutit! says:

    How did Berger and Warren get elected?

  • guesty says:

    So he feels threatened by seeing a video of himself? What does he think the folks that have to deal with him feel?

  • Concerned Citizen says:

    With total disregard for Open Meeting Laws, rules for conducting meetings, or just good manners, Commissioner Warren has made a mockery of his service both as a Commissioners and as the Chair of the DSS Board. He is a bully who absolutely cannot stand to have anyone disagree with him on any issue. Sadly, we need more minorities to take leadership roles to set the example for young minorities but Commissioner Warren has wasted this great opportunity by his egotistical, self-serving approach to every single issue. Show me one positive thing he has done since being elected! The voters of Brunswick County are chomping at the bit to send him packing and it cannot be soon enough! Is this a threat? No, just one voter hoping to use his constitutional right to stop all this craziness that follows Warren where ever he goes.

  • Guest28451 says:

    This nutjob is quickly becoming as big a joke if not worse the Berger simply because he cant stand being criticized and its always the same old song and dance. If people call him out for his inappropriate actions and violations of ethics we’re racist.. No Mr Warren you are the racist here you think the color of your skin makes you immune to being held to the same standards as the rest of the Brunswick County board. You mustve studied the Marion Barry (former Mayor of Washington DC and current Council member) book of “ethical conduct and how to deflect criticism away from your misdeeds”

  • John A. Difloure says:

    Poor Charles. Cherry Hospital may be able to help. Many of us would donate to get rid of you. You are an embarrassment to the County.

  • Lily says:

    Wow, cry me a river, i am sure the race card is coming next. Grow up and be a man. He’s just another Brian Berger! They would make a good match for each other!

    Two low life’s cause nothing but problems and just want all the attention!

    Grow up!

  • Guest461 says:

    … this is much more indicative of the proven tactics of the lying and bullying Jason Thompson! I don’t recall Berger ever trying to use his “power” to kick a fellow commish out of a formal meeting…or beat him up in the parking lot.

    If you want to portray examples…use accuracy, not opinion.

  • Used2beGuest99x says:

    I think that the good commissioner should lighten up a bit and laugh along with this one. Insulting, yes. Demeaning, also yes…. But threatening, not by a long shot. I’ll contribute for a bright green jacket for Brian and these guys could do a dance schtick together for next year’s holiday celebrations.

    Here’s a classic:

    We could pitch Charlie and Brian as our region’s next Sammy Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra!

  • Guest1234567 says:

    Seriously? He feels threatened by these videos? bro, woosah!!

  • BCresident says:

    I know that I probably speak for many residents of Brunswick County when i say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! It is way past time for Mr.Warren to be removed not only from a meeting, but from his post altogether. I am sick to death of hearing him cry. He will find fault with anything and everything he does not like and it will always lead back to his excuse for everything….”It’s racist!” This is a man who does not play well in the sandbox. Mr.Warren, it is time for you to admit defeat and graciously resign. You are not an asset to this or probably any other county. You are the pot calling the kettle black and the one holding the spoon, just waiting to stir!

  • Off The Cuff says:

    Warren….you are in a public meeting. So, don’t do anything embarrassing and it won’t show up on YouTube! There is no law against video taping someone in the public. Threatened….really now… are the one trying to intimidate others it seems. You think you are above the standards that apply to others and above the law apparently. Truly “get a clue” and move on to aggravate and waste someone else’s time and money. You, and others like you, are the reason why we the people need a whole lot less government!! Next thing you know he will be filing a complaint against posters on here…….you are truly a joke.

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