We all know by now former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg is in a heap-O trouble. I’ve covered him extensively on CrankyYank and on Twitter—I even anointed myself as Official Joel Greenberg Nonsense Curator™.
UPDATE: @Delavegalaw once told me "you think like a law professor, Will"
her kind comment lives in my heart… especially today given what I learned about MAGA yutz Joel Greenberg pic.twitter.com/spuiEyE73T
— Will's Media Reform School #DoBetter ⚖️ 🌻 (@bywillpollock) March 22, 2021
As I’m slowly going through Greenberg’s past run-ins I decided to post the non-emergency 911 call reporting his “citizen’s traffic stop” in 2017 when he was impersonating a police officer and pulled over a very astonished resident for speeding. (That victim’s daughter was NOT having it as you’ll see in the video.)
No charges were filed against him because, well, Greenberg is white and well-connected.
Header credit: screen-grab of WESH‘s news report
Will Pollock is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-winning Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.
In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.
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