Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy

Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy

Since the hate fueled shootings in Paris, many have turned to social media to express their anger, frustration, and sadness. Words like #muslims, #CharlieHebdo, #cartoonist, and #freedomofspeech have been trendy on social media since the shooting. And media outlets, such as the Associated Press and CNN, have come under fire for “bowing down” to the […]

911: It is supposed to save lives, not cost you your life

911: It is supposed to save lives, not cost you your life

Ocala, Florida — Since the transfer of 911 dispatch services from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to the county commissioners control that took place in 2012, many local residents have voiced their opinions that MCSO losing control of the service was a detriment to the community. Recently, Misty Lloyd, a tax paying citizen of Marion […]

Florida’s minimum wage will increase

Florida’s minimum wage will increase

Tallahassee, Florida — According to reports, Florida’s minimum wage will increase to $8.05 an hour on January 1. On New Year’s Day, Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 12 cents to $8.05 per hour, benefiting an estimated 364,000 low-wage workers in the state. The minimum wage for tipped workers in Florida, will rise by 12 […]

Sony pulls movie after death threats to Americans from North Korea

Sony pulls movie after death threats to Americans from North Korea

The New York premiere of “The Interview,” a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said theater chains had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group. The hackers also warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring […]

Detective: “Rape should not be a crime” – Women being raped throws a state law in the spotlight

Detective: “Rape should not be a crime” – Women being raped throws a state law in the spotlight

Citizens across the U.S., namely women, are talking about an Indiana law that allows for police officers to be shot. Some women want the law to be passed in states where sexual assaults by police officers on females have a high percentage rate, and they want the law to be extended to outside the home. […]

Protesters take to the streets of Orlando

Protesters take to the streets of Orlando

Orlando, Florida — Today, the Orlando Police Department responded to the area of Hughey Avenue and Washington Street in reference to protesters exercising their First Amendment Rights. Due to the recent events worldwide, and an incident involving an Orlando Police Officer battering a military veteran, approximately 100 protesters gathered in downtown Orlando in front of […]

Firefighters qualify for food stamps; fed up and will protest

Firefighters qualify for food stamps; fed up and will protest

Ocala, Florida — The Professional Firefighters of Marion County say they are absolutely fed up with the politics and treatment they receive from the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. Tomorrow, December 2, 2014, firefighters will be protesting at the county commission chambers from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., expressing concerns in many areas. Firefighters […]

OPD officer to military veteran; “I am a cop, you understand you stupid mother f***er.”

OPD officer to military veteran; “I am a cop, you understand you stupid mother f***er.”

Orlando, Florida — The integrity of the Orlando Police Department is being questioned after the agency purposely withheld evidence from the State Attorney’s Office against one of their officers. The agency withheld body cam video that showed Orlando Police Officer, William Escobar, punching and kicking a military police officer while he was already handcuffed and […]

Board members are trying to ban all tobacco in “their” town

Board members are trying to ban all tobacco in “their” town

Westminster , Massachusetts — A small town in Massachusetts has become the latest battleground against Big Tobacco. Many, including military veterans, are calling it tyranny. Residents of Westminster were supposed to get the chance Wednesday night to debate a health board proposal that will ban the sale of all tobacco and nicotine products — potentially […]

Arrests continue over feeding the homeless

Arrests continue over feeding the homeless

Florida residents are outraged over Fort Lauderdale citizens being arrested for feeding the homeless. The controversy is also the reason dozens of e-mails were recently sent to Ocala Post about the homeless that have arrested in Ocala, and charged with Open Lodging. Many have turned to social media, blasting Fort Lauderdale officials, accusing them of […]

Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veterans

Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veterans

Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did. Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The […]

Election day is here, 2014

Election day is here, 2014

Now, at last, America gets to decide. Millions of people are casting votes nationwide in an election that could hand Republicans the Senate after a nasty, negative campaign that cost nearly $4 billion. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is in a slug fest with Democrat Charlie Crist, who wants his old job back. Crist is the […]

Veternans: Free entrance to state parks

Veternans: Free entrance to state parks

Tallahassee, Florida – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that in honor of Veterans Day, there will be free entry for everyone at state parks* on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to celebrate veterans and active military personnel by bringing them to one of the 171 state parks and trails […]

Adrian Wyllie responds to debate exclusion

Adrian Wyllie responds to debate exclusion

Palm Harbor, Florida – Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian candidate for governor of Florida, is calling into question the relationship between Dean Ridings, the Florida Press Association and the Democratic Party of Florida, and possibly, Charlie Crist. This week, the Florida Press Association and Leadership Florida, two organizations for which Mr. Ridings serves on the board, were […]

Department of Corrections takes unprecedented steps to ensure safer prisons

Department of Corrections takes unprecedented steps to ensure safer prisons

Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Mike Crews today announced unprecedented steps to ensure safer practices and policies are in place. In the coming weeks, the Association of State Corrections Administrators (ASCA) will review the Department’s policies, rules and procedures related to use of force. The ASCA will provide a full independent […]

11 more top Florida laws in effect October 2014

11 more top Florida laws in effect October 2014

Eleven more top laws for October 1, 2014. Some of the laws cover juvenile justice, concealed weapons, elected officers, and many other need to know topics. Some of these might affect you, your children, or help you as a citizen understand your rights. Offenses against vulnerable persons: The bill expands the list of persons designated […]

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies

Attorney General Eric Holder and Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced the department’s latest effort to strengthen community policing through hiring grants that will fund nearly 950 officers at 215 law enforcement agencies in cities and communities across the country. This year’s $124 million in awards place […]

Atheists complain about today’s prayer vigil

Atheists complain about today’s prayer vigil

    Ocala, Florida — Today’s Community Prayer Vigil, that the Ocala Police Department is urging citizens to support, has atheists upset. This is a community vigil, not an Ocala Police Department, or City of Ocala vigil. Ocala Post has received more than a dozen “anonymous” hate e-mails from local individuals claiming to be atheist […]

Marion County Fire Rescue & Marion County Sheriff’s Office, railroaded by county leaders

Marion County Fire Rescue & Marion County Sheriff’s Office,  railroaded by county leaders

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Board of County Commissioners once again gave Marion County Sheriff, Chris Blair, an ultimatum in reducing his budget during a hearing held on September 11, 2014, while Commissioner Carl Zalak leaned back in his chair and mocked public safety issues. Commissioners Carl Zalak and Stan McClain were heard […]

Dont Tread On Me flag making waves in Ocala

Dont Tread On Me flag making waves in Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — Keith Greenberg, the owner of Gear Barrel, recently relocated to Ocala, Florida from Chicago. He opened his business within the city limits in May of 2014. He said he recently received a notice of violation from the City of Ocala regarding the iconic Gadsden flag he displayed outside his business. The […]