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 […]

FSBA filing lawsuit to remove Step Up For Students

FSBA filing lawsuit to remove Step Up For Students

  The Florida School Board Association, an organization that calls themselves the voice of education, is filing a lawsuit today, that if won, would shut down the Step Up For Students program. School districts say they are losing students to “school choice” and individual school districts are not paid for students they don’t serve. If […]

Laws being blamed for the incarceration of today’s youth

Laws being blamed for the incarceration of today’s youth

  Ocala, Florida –The Florida State Conference and the Marion County Branch and Youth Council released the following statement regarding Ocala’s Saggy Pants Ordinance. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 4 p.m., at the City Council meeting, the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches and its Marion County Branch will ask Mayor Kent Guinn and […]

Commissioner’s aide alleges abuse by police following her arrest

Commissioner’s aide alleges abuse by police following her arrest

Orlando, Florida — When a commissioner’s aide was arrested, she immediately dropped her employer’s name then played the race card. “I’m handcuffed for being black with a white man. That’s what happened to me. I was on a date with a white man… I was targeted.” That is what Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill’s assistant, […]

Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Ferguson, Missouri — Late Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, causing a violent protest. Over 20 police vehicles have been damaged, a gas station was looted, and additional police units were called for backup. A witness, and friend of Brown, claimed that Brown had his hands […]

Two cop killers dead

Two cop killers dead

Las Vegas — A husband and wife are dead following the slaying of two Las Vegas police officers, and now an Indiana law that allows citizens to shoot cops is making headlines. Investigators say the reason the Indiana law received attention over a Las Vegas shooting was because Jerad Miller, 31 and Amanda Miller, 22, […]

Iranian Students Arrested For Happy Video;Freed

Iranian Students Arrested For Happy Video;Freed

Pharrell Williams’ video “Happy” by six Iranian students Iran — Six students who were arrested in Iran for dancing in a YouTube video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” have been freed, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. They were released after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted, “Happiness is our people’s right. […]

Sheriff outraged: illegal immigrant drug dealers on food stamps

Sheriff outraged: illegal immigrant drug dealers on food stamps

  [Ocala Post has included the press conference video in its entirety. Start at 9:30 if you want to go straight to the Sheriff express his anger over illegal immigrant drug dealers on welfare. ] Polk County, Florida — This investigation directly impacts Central Florida as a whole. A drug bust in Polk County that […]

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho Wants Obama Impeached

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho Wants Obama Impeached

  Ocala, Florida — A town meeting summed up in a few short important words. Like many Americans, United States Congressman Ted Yoho (Republican) wants President Obama gone. To be more precise, Yoho wants Obama impeached. During a town meeting tonight, March 17, 2014, Yoho was quite candid about his feelings toward Obama and what […]

The GI Bill And Making Florida Military Friendly

The GI Bill And Making Florida Military Friendly

  Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), passed Senate Bill 860, known as the Florida GI Bill, and CS/SB 248, regarding Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). Both pieces of legislation will now head to the Senate Floor. “This session, the Florida Senate will honor the dedication, valor […]