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WWAY Manager,

I’m writing in reference to the abuse that my husband and I have encountered from your online blog. Per your comment policy WWAY reserves the right to delete comments that are abusive, off-topic or include ad hominem attacks. All of the posts on these blogs which include my husband and I are personal attacks; they do not include any evidence to back up any claims that have been posted on this website. These attacks have deeply affected my family, our children and our outside relationships. They have called our family out in a threatening matter and have damaged our reputation in our community. Your site facilitates cyber bullying. The comments on your site are abusive, off-topic and have attacked my family personally, instead of discussing the argument itself. WWAY is allowing these “bullies” to torment us without any repercussion, by giving them a forum where they can hide in anonymity. These posts have given out an officer’s wife’s vehicle information which could be used to provoke an offline attack by a hate or predator group. How is that information beneficial to your story?

You have allowed these officers and their families to be persecuted because they work at the Leland Police Department and carry rank. My husband did not shoot Officer Lewis; that is a fact. My husband was involved in an accident, where approximately 20 photos were taken before the vehicles were moved from the roadway; that is a fact. My husband has organized a softball game against the Leland Fire Department to collect Toys for Tots for the last five (5) years; that is a fact. My husband organized the first “Cop Camp in Leland”; that too is a fact. However, these no name individuals have posted that he stole toys from the Toys for Tots, he is having an affair with a fellow officer’s wife, he is always at home while on duty, he is having sex at the station during the day, etc. This is the age of cell phone technology and no one has any footage, please. These attacks are personal; not one has presented any evidence of such behavior. In one of the post, KBLUE2221984 actually wrote, “It tickles me to see how much these comments actually affect the department.” In another post, LOL wrote, after the post references an affair, “Bet that puts a kink in that alliance!!!!” lol … How is that relevant to the story unless it is to destroy their reputation?

I would like you to ask yourself, if your sources were so creditable and upstanding, why is all this “so called corruption” just coming to light? By not coming forth as a victim or witness, these officers/sources who took an oath to uphold the law, should be held accountable for impeding an investigation. I believe in justice and if anyone is proven to be guilty of a crime, even if it is my husband, I believe strongly that they should be dealt with in a court of law.

I’m requesting you remove any abusive, threatening, off-topic and ad hominem attacks toward my husband and me from your blog sites. (A famous Internet axiom called Godwin’s Law holds that the longer an online discussion continues, the higher the odds that someone will compare somebody else to a Nazi.) This site has devolved into name-calling and polemics. I understand you have to balance their freedom of speech with our rights; however, you are violating your own policy by allowing these posts to be submitted.

Thank you for your time and assistance in this matter,

Phylisha DellaPia


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  • kblue2221984

    Dear Gordon,
    The only thing passed is your 84th birthday, your son’s carrier, and you ability to see illegal activity. But keep up the great work. Without stupid people like yourself I would be out of a job……Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

  • kblue2221984

    Where are you now ignorant lady????Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

  • kblue2221984

    After the arrest’s Mike? You and yours are invited to my cook out….Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

  • kblue2221984

    Oh my gosh! Remember that funny post you made???? ME EITHER!!!!!LMAO!!! I thoroughly love making others post’s funny! Say’s who? Say’s the “YANKEE” Kblue!

  • gordon hobbs

    when all this is over you will find that you are only a legend in your own mind. the truth be known my good sir is that the older you get the better you were. Until this is all over let’s wait it out and cease and desist from this poison you spout.As for now my good sir I will bid you good bye and return to the real world where rumors don’t fly.This poet makes a rhyme every time but in the end it all ain’t worth a dime.


    Guesttriplea, it’s mighty convenient that YOU are hiding behind a screen name after making a THREAT LIKE THAT. What does Mike need to be scared about? This comes also with the community being threatened about making 911 calls. If the community can’t trust the Leland PD to respond accordingly, why do we need a police force? What is GOING ON HERE? And why are you referring to a grown man as “son”? Are you his daddy?

    Mike, please also provide a mailing address. What will it take to DISBAND the Leland Police Department? A petition? Someone start one!

  • Grand Ole Party

    Are all the locals in Leland drama queens like you and don’t have a clue kblue? “I PROMISE you, these issues WILL NOT go away until resolved!” Calm down, everything will work out. Go open your medicine cabinet and pop some of those xanax, you missed your daily dose. We are all aware of the issues at Leland PD, the last thing anyone wants to hear are a couple of cackling hens going on about it!!

  • Localreader

    That’s right, continue to read the unbiased, fair, and hard-hitting reportage found in The North Brunswick Magazine. In case you didn’t know, that’s NOT reporting. That’s an advertising magazine, turned political magazine.

  • Guest20

    No anger involved. Just a simple observation of fact.

  • Grand Ole Party

    You are really just plain stupid. Lame jokes. What a cupcake. Poor ole leland doesn’t stand a chance. Crooked and ignorant cops. I am in high hopes they have a few that are half way decent.

  • Guest20

    I’m not an officer. Your observations and assumptions are sadly lacking. I don’t know what makes you so stupid, but it really works!

  • kblue2221984

    So this is your way of ignoring me? By making me MORE famous? Is Larry The Cable Guy Immature? YUP! And rich too! Is Will Farrell Immature? WOW! He sure is!! And rich too! So you see confusing immaturity with humor seems to work with some folks! Thanks for making me most famouser! Is Kblue immature? You betcha! Sept I ain’t rich, For breakfast? I had a slim jim, a tic tac and some gray thing I found in my freezer. Tasted a bit like Rhino tongue and frog feet! Say’s who? Say’s the ever so “immature” Kblue!

  • Guest20

    More famous? Another one of your delusions. It’s only making you look more stupid and mentally challenged. The more people have negative comments for you, the more you eat it up…which makes you s-t-u-p-i-d. You do know what that means, right? In case you have any doubt, let me enlighten you:

    Definitions of stupid (adj)
    stu·pid [ stpəd ]
    1.regarded as unintelligent: regarded as showing a lack of intelligence, perception, or common sense.
    2.silly: irritatingly silly or time-wasting.

    Synonyms: unintelligent, dull, brainless, obtuse, witless

    Wow! They all seem to fit you perfectly! I found it in the dictionary easily. I just looked in the dictionary under the word, “stupid,” and it said, “see Kblue.”

    Comparing yourself to Larry the Cable Guy and Will Ferrell is only wishful thinking. Your brand of silly non-humor won’t make you a penny, and it only makes you famous in your own mind. Groucho Marks once said, “Humor is reason gone mad.” He must have known you in a former life.

  • gordon hobbs

    amen mrs dellapia rats who hide and spew this type of hateful bile should not be afforded this kind of forum to hurt others.Based on a reply to my comment i am fairly certain one of the worst offenders is a member of the leland police dept.Keep your chin up and as they say “this too will pass”.

  • Guesttriplea

    Mike, son you are so far out in space I can’t even see you with a telescope. No matter what kind if info you have from anyone is just not relevant enough. But if you are not scared, put it all out there for everyone to see. They had an audit and passed, the state came in and found nothing. I am confident that the FBI could come in and still everything would still be just fine. You need to calm down on all the people hiding behind screen names. They probably wouldn’t if people like you didn’t gossip and start piles of messes to ruin peoples ways of life that doesn’t concern you. But like everyone, you are entitled to opinions, I guess that means you are in the right career for yourself.

  • Southern Born

    Is it possible could it be,
    that the legend has written
    what the clowns can’t see.

    The legend he listens for many lies.
    while the three stooges disapear befor thier eyes.

    He wishes for justice,
    some could expect.
    Anger and fear he can detect.

    Farris he agrees these are the ones
    and the legend he picks each one as thier done.

    Right knows no wrong when the rules they scribe.
    The legend he knows they cannot hide.

    so before his time comes at the hands of three.
    he retreats with his king,so to be free

    behind he leaves, a army of good.
    while the three cover themselves,
    with a dark and dirty hood

    The legend is proud he did a good job
    while the three did what you read on this here blog.

    The Legend Lives.

  • Guestrstsrnmjsrmtn

    Good evening officer, have you started looking for a new line of work yet?

  • sasbasdbva

    “Let the LPD take care of there stuff…”

    Oh yea, we’d get real resolution if THAT happened. We should of just let Hitler and the Jews ‘handle thERE own stuff’ because they were adults. Right?

  • Mike Leggett

    Unlike so many post here,I will give my name, address, email and cell phone number!I am not scared of the truth, and not afraid of saying so!
    Wait & see what happens! It won’t be long before the truth comes out. I have 1221 pages of emails from the Chief, plus 3 Cd’s of other emails from town manager Bill Farris & the former asst. town manager Michelle Cox! And based on North Carolina General Statues, I will request additional information. The information will come out soon!
    KB2221984, you are on target! I will fight to the end to get this information out. The corruption inside the Leland Police Department has to stop, and it has to stop NOW!
    WWAY has done an outstanding job in releasing this information.And I have worked with them to get this information out to the public.
    As a local reporter,(and a lifelong resident)it’s my job to see that these issues are NOT swept under the rug!
    I PROMISE you, these issues WILL NOT go away until resolved!
    If you have a problem with my post, or wish to talk to me, I will not hide behind a screen name!

    Mike Leggett
    Local News Review

  • kblue2221984

    I just looked in the dictionary under the word, “stupid,” and it said, “see Kblue.” <-------I'm in the dictionary!! Thanks again everyone. I'll never forget any of you who made this possible. This is the best day of my life. Oprah here I come!!!!!Say's who? Say's Kblue!

  • triplea

    I do live in leland, and absolutely love it there. My OPINION of all of this non sense is that you all sound like you are at a competition trying to beat each other to a pulp verbally. It’s just too funny. Let the LPD take care of there stuff, they are grown adults. The town needs to be looked at most definitly. All of you post all of these accusations, and want answers, go sit in a courtroom all day long, take a law book with you and do this for many days, maybe you will learn some stuff that can answer your questions. I by no means know the law like an officer, judge or an attorney, but I most definitly, won’t bad mouth anyone or anything till I know the truth about it. I do know that there are steps and processes that has to be taken before anything can be done about any of this or anything lawful. I assume that all you folks have jobs? Aren’t there steps or processes that has to be taken before you can just say you are done? Stop acting like highschool kids. Go to some town meetings in your hometown and start voicing your opinion there. That’s where you can start to make a difference and then “oh yeah”. Vote.

  • Joseph@Pender County

    I really am feeling remorse at what all has been going on with this blog. Finger pointing, pie throwing, etc…

    I kept my comments to my self,but continued to follow the blog, because I had an interest in the matter.

    What I know for sure is that not all claims against the town are false. That said, there are also a lot of claims that probably will always remain unfounded and are being made to be vindictive and harmful. We will probably never know all the truths. This does cloud the process and I, for one, wish that every one reading these blogs could of had a more “Informative” read.

    Seeing as it took all of this slander, for the town, to make the most minute effort into finding the truth,I sadly would have to admit that, I am hopeful at the very least. Possibly answering questions that those in charge do not know the answer to.

    I am, also, very saddened that this has cost, and/or will cost, professionals their investments in a career that we teach our children to respect as one of the few “Ultimate Careers”.

    I am not a “fortune teller” but I see more of this coming to light…soon…

  • Guest20

    I think you’re trying to communicate and reason with an immature, underdeveloped wacko whose ego and delusions of grandeur are immensely larger than his I.Q.

    An old proverb says, “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” In other words, if you’re trying to teach Kblue anything, you’re wasting your time. He thrives on the attention, and the more he gets, the more he wants.

    My suggestion is to ignore him like the pesky fly he is, and hope he will go away.

  • Grand Ole Party

    Time for you to act? Grown up maybe? Lets hope you get your walking papers as well. Poor Leland.

  • Guest Apu

    I dont’ know your husband, or have any idea if he’s a good officer or not. For now, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. But, if corruption and the C.Y.A. that goes along with it is as rampant and high-reaching within the Leland P.D. as it appears, his mere association with the department may be enough to taint his reputation. If your husband wants to maintain his reputation and integrity, it may be time to seek employment elsewhere, otherwise he may go down with the ship.

  • kblue2221984

    Bowing………waving to my fans………”I want to thank my Mom for having me!, my Dad for doing what he did to my Mom to make me!” and last but not least? “ALL OF YOU” “yes you” my fans! for having my back”…Loyalty at its best. It is now time to act. Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

  • LelandPoliceOfficerDefender

    That’s right. kill the messenger (WWAY). Just like we’ve axed three fine officers, who, like KBlue, took a stand. When all the corruption is exposed, it will be funny to watch the chief’s brown nosers quickly jump ship, to save their own spineless hides. They will pretend they were against what they are now supporting, all along.

    Why did two good, honest, career officers, have their careers ruined ? Was it really some back of the book rule ? If so, why aren’t these rules being applied to everyone ? Why was she bullied during training ? These Officers deserved better. No WWAY should not get unplugged, they should get a reward, or at the very least, truthful answers to their questions. Instead of threats and innnsults.

    This House of Cards is starting to fall. The days of hacking people off, or punching a subordinate because he angers you (and you know the click will do what you tell them, to keep you out of trouble) are slowly ending. This abuse of power has been going on too long. I’m sure they would love to bully WWAY and yank their license. But let me tell you, you’re barking up the wrong tree this time.

    This problem is too big. Simply destroying another messenger, is not going to hide the problem this time. Its time to start giving answers, and stop making threats.

  • Ahshaddup

    You supporters of the “LA” PD (ego check) have as much knowledge about ethical and responsible journalism as you do about ethical and responsible law enforcement. WWAY has not done anything illegal or wrong per basic Journalism 101, which certainly isn’t taught in BLET. Some of these officers can barely spell their own names, much less know the ins and outs of another profession. Don’t think you are the judge of an entire industry just because you’ve done a few Google searches and had some classes on pr. I’ve seen enough of these officers and their families be camera hogs when something “good” was reported on this and other local media outlets. What we have are several individuals selfishly motivated to “serve” for their own personal fame and gain. Respect does NOT come automatically with the badge or uniform, but apparently simply wearing these items does wonders for filling voids and masking insecurities. Fix your inferiority complexes in the therapist’s office and not on the street and battlefield. Cyber bullies? Shouldn’t “badge bullies” be able to handle what they dish out? “Spineless” cowards? How about the cowards hiding behind family members? Looks like they’re already practicing their rights to remain silent. Rest assured no one is being silent behind the scenes. People have already been harassed and intimidated for suspicion of commenting on here and giving WWAY information. Now I do believe that’s a crime, and I didn’t even need basic law enforcement training to know it, as I have common sense.

  • Givemeabreak

    First of all, the color, model, year, and license plate number were not shared about THAT officer’s wife’s vehicle, nor any address associated with either of their whereabouts. So unless they are such sought after celebrities that citizens are going to go looking for every Infinti in the county, how is your point valid? Anyone wanting to know personal addresses and vehicle info in BC can find that in the public tax records on brunsco.net anyway, which includes the highly classified information on LPD officers and family members. Imagine that. They’re not as important as the CIA. If this is such private information, why did she discuss it publicly on the Internet herself? I can’t speak on the relevancy, but the comment did not put anyone in danger. That was a bit of an exaggeration. Sounds like the officer in question is the real danger. And while I do not want to upset you, I can’t help but ask how making this “point” was beneficial to your cause? It wasn’t.

  • Guest3746

    After reading this letter, I wanted to tell Mrs. Dellapia that I feel sorry for her and her family for what they must be going through since these numerous problems have come out about the Leland Police Department. I also remember her mother writing a response of how “saintly” her son-in-law was. But then I realized, her husband is responsible for many families going through pain and hardship as he went after them as revenge or out of vindictiveness, getting rid of people he didn’t like. But he could not have done all this if he wasn’t allowed to by the chief and town administrators. Almost daily, new things come out of how corrupt and immoral these people are – really, this is what Leland wants for a police force? When is anybody there in Leland, besides one councilwoman, going to stop pretending they don’t have a problem and start acting on the behalf of the citizens of Leland and stop trying to cover things up? Maybe getting rid of the whole department and starting over is the best thing that can happen now. Though I am sorry you are hurt, Phylisha, your husband (along with his thug side-kicks) has brought this all on you.

  • Guestor2

    WWAY-TV 3 has become tabloid trash. WWAY-TV 3 is filled with false information, slanderous comments, inaccuracies, innuendo, and unfounded allegations. It is muckraking of the worst kind.

    Call & write the FCC regarding the irresponsible and reckless conduct of WWAY-TV3. The purported “news” department is a gossip mill for cyber bullying. Tell the FCC how WWAY-TV has abused the public license that it holds.

    No responsible journalist respects WWAY-TV 3 or takes it seriously. It is a blight on NC.

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