A&E’s Neighborhood Wars Showcases Herkimer Thugs Jordan Bormann and Mom Kim Vargas

Herkimer Crime Goes Big Time On Neighborhjood Wars

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Stephen Ames Berry
Linda J. Kaidan

We’re delighted to announce that herkimerpost.com is now partners with Junkin Media, the producers of A&E’s hugely popular Neighborhood Wars.  The series is currently the third most popular show on A&E and 252nd overall on TV. It streams on 11 services with all episodes available.

Our first Herkimer Neighborhood Wars show, Season 6, Episode 14,  aired on May 28th. Entitled “All Barking”, it’s part two of the episode. It features Herkimer’s own Kim Vargas, aka Kim Bormann and her son, Jordan Bormann,  harassing their elderly neighbors and sending one of them–me–to distant Albany Medical with a traumatic brain injury. In its first week alone, the Bormann episode had 483,000 views, per the A.C. Nielsen ratings, double that of our well-viewed Herkimer Child Trafficking series.

Junkin Producer Evan Garland reached out to us after coming across my YouTube video of our confrontation with expectant-mom-tasering cop Jason Crippen. Evan asked for more videos, to date licensing eleven of them. The May 28th episode is a skillful editing of three of our Vargas-Bormann YouTubes: Yard Nazis, Blinded by the Light and Murder on Their Mind. The HD quality is flawless, the editing brilliant, the narration superb, the action intense. The audio is so crisp you can hear my head slamming kachunk! onto the pavement from Bormann’s murderous shove. 

Which of Herkimer’s abundant thugs may be up next on A&E? From the videos they’ve already licensed, I’d guess Jason Crippen, Joyce Barton, Shianne Hill and Curtis Doolen, aka Curtis Cool. (We have more.)

Stephen Berry on camera interview by Evan Garland of Neighborhood Wars. Linda Kaidan serves as Production Assistant.  ("I'm not going to be interviewed, Evan. The lights make me look like a freshly dead ghoul.")
Stephen Berry on-camera interview by Evan Garland of Neighborhood Wars. Linda Kaidan serves as the Production Assistant. (“I’m not going to be interviewed, Evan. The lights make me look like a freshly dead ghoul.”)

We spent an intense but enjoyable afternoon online with Evan and his team, interviewed about the Vargas-Bormanns, Bormann’s attack, Herkimer crime, police misconduct, the village’s history, and the region’s importance as a climate change refuge–enough material for many future episodes.

Neighborhood Wars is always thirsting for fresh content. And our cameras are always rolling, awaiting auditions.

Stay safe, Herkimer.

Author: herkimerblog

This blog is my perspective on dwelling in our small village nestled among beautiful forests, farms and open landscapes. Educated in Israel and the US, I have an MS in Computer Science. My viewpoint has been shaped by world travel, friends and benefactors both strangers and people I know. Linda Kaidan