Enough: Miami Beach Bans Alcohol Sales Amid Spring Breakers Terrorizing City

Posted March 24, 2022 by with 4 comments

No booze will be sold after 6 p.m. through the weekend, and there’s also a curfew running from midnight to 6 a.m. Via Fox5NY:

In Miami Beach, authorities say they’ve had enough with the violence during spring break and are limiting alcohol sales in certain areas this weekend where a curfew is in effect.

On Wednesday, city leaders ordered that “the sale or distribution of any alcoholic beverage(s) for off-premises consumption, with or without payment or consideration, therefore, shall be prohibited in the curfew area after 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, after 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022; and after 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022.”

In addition, earlier this week, commissioners voted unanimously to set midnight to 6 a.m. curfew in the busy entertainment district. It will be in effect from Thursday night to Monday morning from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. This affects businesses from the area of 23rd Street and Dade Boulevard to the north to Government Cut to the south, reports WSVN.

Businesses in the area must close by midnight to give time for patrons to head home or to their hotels.

“You know, I’ve never had a curfew here before,” said Jason Cortex, a visitor from New York, told WSVN, “never have been told what to do.”

“I think that’s insane. We’re from New York City. We don’t like that stuff,” said Artie Olivari, who is also visiting from New York.

The decision came after five people were injured in two separate shootings over the weekend and nine officers have been hurt since the spring break season started as they dealt with massive crowds and parties.

[Fox5: Miami Beach banning alcohol sales after 6 p.m. this weekend amid violent spring break season]

This is kind of sad (and yet, not really surprising) when you consider that “Spring Break” used to just be about college students—grown adults who represent the future of our country—getting drunk and partying for a few days. Now, it seems to be about people dying of drug overdoses while trying to kill each other and going crazy.

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