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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!


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  • Guest2020

    James Walker Hospital was no longer in operation when I was born, but I lived the first 3/4 of my life in Wilmington and hate what people are doing to it. It doesn’t help that the citizens can’t be bothered to get out and vote. Until they do, there is no hope that things will get better in our beloved hometown.

  • guest129012912390123

    That comment is very insulting to Ricky. Ricky is actually a stand-up guy, and probably the only truly humble and honest person that has run for office in this county for the last 25 years. Everyone else just views it as a launching pad into their next step.

  • Guestman.

    It’s funny that you can’t find even one tea-bagger now that will admit that he voted for Berger when he won. Typical, isn’t it?

  • Johnathon

    Berger should not have pleaded guilty to multiple dwi charges, if he had a so-called “seizure” that night. Wish this man would just go away, and hopefully not bring any other shenanigans to the county commissioners. I feel bad that our county government has to put up with a degenerate like Berger.

  • BaiDaSea

    Brian has proven that he is as crazy as 1 + 1 = Chicken.

    How long will it take before he kills someone with either a drunken driving stupor, or with his paranoia causing a law enforcement incident?

    He is an accident waiting to happen.

  • The Unknown Truth Teller

    This is what happens. When we don’t take the election process serious. And elect people like Brian Berger, Ricky Meeks, or Marc Benson.

    This is Old School. Twenty years ago, we had Randy Crow, Robert Kendrick, and Jack White. They trolled the bottom. Till they ultimately died, moved away, or give up. But every once in a while, one slips through the cracks. And nightmares, like this happen.

    20 years ago, we had three yahoos. Who have mostly passed. Today we have 3 more yahoos, to take their place. One managed to break through. And 20 years from now, there will be 3 more. To replace the ones, who replaced the others.

    “When you sit on top of a flagpole, everyone sees your but.”

  • Jonathan W Washburn

    This whole four-year episode is so ludicrous it does not seem worthy of comment. I would like to leave No Comment, but to let you know I am leaving No Comment I have to post a comment. Which actually makes me part of this lunacy. Ouch!

  • Guy Incognito

    Exactly. If this guy was on to some big corruption thing, why can’t he present any actual facts? Give us dates, actions, names. But no, he just keeps waving his hands about some vague conspiracy, but can’t tell us who is involved, what they did, and how he knows it.

    Why does an elected official need to bum-rush the governor to show him his “manifesto?” Why can’t he just email it like everyone else in order to make it a public record, and cc the media if it’s so sensitive or whatever? Or if it’s so important to prove it was sent for some reason, send it certified mail?

    He just comes across as a mental case who makes vague allegations of a conspiracy in hopes it will distract people from seeing what a loser he is. Sorry, that’s how I see it.

  • Well do have mercy! After reading some of the ‘comments’ about Commissioner Berger I see he isn’t the only misguided individual in our community. Some people have a sickness and that is an excuse for them but when someone jumps to their defense and backs them up and they don’t have the sickness then what does that make them??????
    But the bottom line is hopefully the voters in New Hanover County will check out the candidates running for office more thoroughly before casting their votes at elections time. And maybe the local news media can dig out the “truths” the candidates post about themselves prior to the elections so the voters won’t vote another misguided individual into office.

  • Dennis W. Sayre

    I have no dog in this fight. I have been moved out of NHCO for more than a year. I have first hand knowledge of lies and corruption in NHCO government and the City of Wilmington. I was born at James Walker Hospital and I’m disgusted and disappointed with my home town. City and county officials make the rules but have no intention of following them. The rules were for us, not for them.

  • Willard

    I’ve watched Berger talk about corruption at County Commission meetings during his time in office. Ted Davis actually asked Brian numerous times in reference to his allegations of corruption to supply evidence and name the people he was alluding to. I believe others have asked for the same on occasion. Unless I missed something, Berger has never publicly presented a calm and coherent shred of evidence. And continuously not showing up for meetings didn’t help. Not only did it show people that he wasn’t serious about his duty to the citizens he is supposed to serve, in the face of criticism he could only muster cryptic allegations against that good old boy network. Everyone else he was supposed to work with could make it to meetings on time. His lack of focus towards working on issues important to the voters was nonexistent throughout his entire time in office.

  • benjohnson28

    Brian Berger,

    You are a complete disgrace to this community. You have multiple DWI’s WHILE IN OFFICE, you plead guilty to drug possession, you skip out on meetings, and you don’t do your job. You are like the Peter Russo of New Hanover County. If you don’t know what I mean, then watch House of Cards.

    You are a complete joke in my mind. Please step down, seriously. You seem to have done nothing to help his county during your entire time in office. In fact, you seem to spend most of your time fighting the other commissioners. How about you get off your ass and do what you promised and what is expected of you as a county commissioner? I’ve got a job that needs to be done. 1 in 5 roads in Wilmington are in disrepair. Why don’t you go out and start with that?

    Come on man. Stop blaming everyone else for your problems and take responsibility. That is what a true leader would do.

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