South Beach party just moves in different direction despite 8 p.m. imposed curfew
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Crowds were packed in tight on Ocean Drive Sunday night. Once again, Miami Beach and law enforcement who had joined to help them had their hands full. An emergency commission meeting held on Sunday extended the curfew Thursday night through early Monday mornings through April 12. It’s a shame,” said Urmi Macknack who lives in Miami Beach. RELATED: Emergency commission meeting extends curfew, causeway closures through April 12
Miami Beach: Curfew, causeway closures extended through April 12 to control unruly crowds
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach City Commission held an emergency meeting Sunday afternoon to discuss extended curfews and causeway closures as they try to get a handle on unruly crowds visiting the city during spring break. On Sunday night, South Beach faced its second night of a mandatory evening curfew in the city’s entertainment district or High Impact Zone. From Friday through Sunday, Miami Beach police said they had made over 50 arrests and confiscated eight guns. #MBPDprotecting pic.twitter.com/327GWus8Q0 — Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 21, 2021“If you’re going to come down here and enjoy yourself, that’s fine. “We’re not targeting a group of people, we’re targeting conduct,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said.
NAACP, police respond to video of rough take down on Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A video of a Miami Beach police officer making a rough arrest on Ocean Drive has gone viral, the local chapter of the NAACP is reacting, and so are police. The officers of the Miami Beach Police Department are among the most diverse and well-trained groups in the nation. We professionally police all events in the City of Miami Beach the same and have acted as a model for other police departments across the nation. The Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police is particularly saddened at the use of this label at a time when we should be focused on the COVID-19 public health crisis. Our primary concern is the safety and welfare of our residents and tourists.”Local 10 received a statement from Miami Beach Police Department Chief Richard Clements who stated: “If you come to Miami Beach to cause problems, we will intervene and take enforcement action.”
Party to end earlier in Miami Beach as spring break last call moved
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The party’s over early on South Beach, at least for the days when spring breakers descend on the city. Commissioners voted 5-2 to ban booze after 3 a.m. in the entertainment district, for six days in March. This comes after last year’s beach brawls and street fights that made for embarrassing headlines for the city. And we’re just devastated.”Other club and restaurant owners spoke out, too, saying it was going to harm their businesses. Mayor Dan Gelber told Local 10 he thinks the last call rollback is the best solution, for now.