Ocala Post Mugshots
Facebook is a prime place for local law enforcement to post mugshots. A recent one posted by Marion County Sheriff’s Office of Ricky Deeley, a man arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license and an expired tag, garnered more than 7,000 shares and engagements. This is no small feat, especially when you consider that identifying and removing mugshots is a laborious process.
Ricky Deeley’s mugshot goes viral after traffic stop in Ocala
After a routine traffic stop in Ocala, Ricky Deeley’s mug shot went viral, receiving over 7,000 shares on Facebook. The arrest happened on Tuesday night, when Deeley was caught driving with a suspended license and with a passenger who was carrying an arrest warrant. Deeley was also caught with drugs, cocaine, and marijuana in his vehicle. In addition, he also had a suspended driver’s license and a handgun.
In addition to his arrest, Deeley also was arrested for carrying a stolen gun and a loaded handgun. The arrest sparked controversy online because of the mugshot. The police were unable to contact the woman’s family and released the mugshot on her Facebook page. The woman was freed on a $354 bond, but the photo went viral.
Another mugshot that went viral was of a man who was arrested for drunk driving. His arrest mugshot went viral as a result of its catchy smile, which contrasted with the seriousness of the crime and the alleged victim’s less-than-stellar health. A celebrity’s mugshot is almost certain to go viral and spread like wildfire.
Identifying and purging mugshots is a messy and laborious task
Ocala post mugshots have been on the internet for nearly a century, but recent criticisms have pointed to the problem of overpolicing and hypercriminalizing Black communities. This practice has remained a fixture of crime stories and become a flashpoint for the media’s reckoning with race. Mugshot galleries have been “profit centers” for local newsrooms, generating traffic and remnant advertising revenue.
Identifying and purging mugshots is a flashpoint in media reckoning on race
The ocala post, a Florida newspaper, has been accused of racially profiling people by publishing mugshots of black men. While the story was inaccurate, the newspaper quickly updated the images to include the mugshots of the white men. In an attempt to avoid further controversy, the newspaper is currently considering the removal of all mugshots of black men from its online pages.