Every year, South Beach’s spring break was an exceptional event. Tens of thousands of young people, many of them trying to relive their youth, made the trip to South Beach to enjoy a bit of steam or to indulge in their sense of insanity.
It was quite a contrast to the Midwest’s cold, dark college campuses. It was sunny and warm, and the theme of the day was skin and skin and more skin. It was the ideal setting for children to show off their adultness and spread their wings. Spring Break at South Beach was a memorable experience because of the combination of drugs, drinking, and wall to wall sex.
It’s not so much anymore. At least, it’s no longer “memorable”, in the sense that happy memories are.
Even playgrounds are being destroyed and ruined by violence and mayhem in a mad world. This is a completely different kind of freedom than the carefree, joyful carousing college students eager to move on with their adult lives.
South Beach has a new vibe these days. While there is still plenty of drinking and sex going on, there is also a frightening edge to the frivolity. The cops, once tolerant of the past’s merriment, are now racing to the next violent incident.
“We have not asked for spring break to our city. We don’t want spring breaks in our city. “It’s too noisy, causes too much disorder, and is simply too difficult for police to police,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber stated in a Facebook video.
Since February, 322 people have been arrested by police. They have been working 12- to 14-hour shifts six days per week to manage the disorderly crowds. Two shootings that left a young Georgian man dead on Sunday and Friday were not stopped by the large police presence.
On Friday night, another incident occurred.
One male victim died and another was severely injured in Friday’s shooting. This sent panicked people running from bars and restaurants to the streets. One person was detained by police at the scene. Four firearms were found, but no further details were made available.
David Wallack, the owner of Mango’s Tropical Cafe, stated that nightclubs are unfairly blamed in the shootings. City officials should work closer with business owners to prevent future violence.
Wallack stated that “what was happening out on the streets wasn’t customers of businesses.” Wallack stated that the majority of people on the streets are bringing their own items to the party. They don’t have $20 per drink.
Jeanine Pirro, Fox News’ Judge, suggested that it wasn’t just college students who were going to the beach to create chaos.
Pirro said that it shouldn’t be assumed that these college students are just trying to get drunk and blow off steam.
“That’s not the reality of this. This is chaos and anarchy. Seventy guns in one day in one city, and two people are dead. She said that she couldn’t imagine how many rapes, overdoses and people who were involved in assaults they don’t remember. “And I believe that business must be balanced with law and order. Without it, there won’t be business.”
There are many reasons violent young adults travel to events like Spring Break. Some of these reasons are similar to those that attract college students. This violent subculture has a completely different flavor than the white Midwestern teens who are looking to get drunk and hook up. They are a constant fixture at social gatherings where people escape boredom.