Spring Break Safety: Miami Beach Curfew

It's time that those visiting from other cities take responsibility and understand what it takes to have a safe journey in Miami Beach.
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It’s time that those visiting from other cities take responsibility and understand what it takes to have a safe journey in Miami Beach.

Daily wire reports, In separate fatal shooting incidents over the weekend, Miami Beach, Florida, declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew.

A curfew was imposed after two shootings, one on Friday night and one on Sunday night. Each incident resulted in the death of one person. The curfew lasted from just before midnight on Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday morning, and it is expected to be imposed again later this week on Thursday through next Monday.

For the third consecutive year, the city has imposed a curfew during spring break. Five people were injured in shootings in the city last year, and a virus restricted business the year before.

While Miami and other cities are struggling with out of control mobs, other cities appear to have the chaos under control.

News Journal reports, last year’s spring break in New Smyrna Beach quickly spiraled out of control, but this year’s has been different.

Interim Police Chief Eric Feldman said a citywide youth curfew has contributed to the low number of incidents involving spring breakers, especially late at night, during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.

Feldman stated “We’ve been able to set the tone early, which was our intention. So, as they’re coming into town, they’re met with what appears to be a gauntlet of very friendly officers, If their music is too loud, if they’re not wearing their seatbelt, if they’re speeding, they’re immediately addressed. So, it kind of sets that tone and I’m happy to report we have not had a single issue in the evening time past 10 o’clock.”

The City Commission Feb. 28 unanimously approved the youth curfew, in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

This time last year, a similar curfew was adopted for 60 days as an emergency measure when the local police department was overwhelmed by approximately 400 spring breakers on Flagler Avenue, the city’s most popular beachside neighborhood.

The violence on Miami Beach over Spring Break this year has struck a deep chord with the nation. With two people dead at the hands of criminals in the area, it is highlighted that such violence should never occur again. The strict curfew and police force present have been trying their hardest to quell the crime spree among disrespectful youth. However, in light of mass crowds and an already overloaded police force, violence seems an ever growing issue that must be credited for its dangerous consequences. It is more important than ever for visitors to Miami Beach to exercise caution during their stay, not just as a thin matter of safety, but also a sign of respect to those who fell victim to violence in the area prior.

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