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(NW Florida Daily News)   Sheriff thinks he will control rowdy spring breakers by going on Social Media and letting those whippersnappers know what won't be tolerated. "They will tell their friends, 'We can't get snockered. Don't go there' "   (nwfdailynews.com) divider line 46
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2013-03-04 06:27:53 AM  
Good luck there, Andy. Maybe Aunt Bea can whip up some vittles for them whipper-snappers too.
 
2013-03-04 06:29:38 AM  
Yeah, that'll work.

/we need a "heavy sarcasm" font
 
2013-03-04 06:33:18 AM  
www.co.walton.fl.us
Never went on Spring Break.
Also 'snockered'??
 
2013-03-04 06:41:54 AM  
snarked and snockered is no way to go through life, son.
 
2013-03-04 06:48:43 AM  
After dozens of comments and complaints, one resident suggested the county reach out to the young visitors to see how the issues could be settled amicably.
"I don't like this negative attitude toward young people," Sigrid Sullivan said.



LOL. She must be new.
 
2013-03-04 06:49:05 AM  
I endorse public drunkenness and noise ordinances being enforced with deadly force from March 11 to April 5.

//fark you.
///If your "fun" ends with someone else spending their day cleaning up after you, you're doing it wrong.
 
j4x
2013-03-04 06:49:13 AM  
I don't get why you'd get in a twist and complain about stuff like that.Give it a week and they'll be gone and your local businesses pocket's will be full.
 
2013-03-04 06:49:27 AM  
Sounds like a lot of old people angry about young people on their lawns and yelling at clouds.
 
2013-03-04 06:52:07 AM  
Because wihtout some kind of puritanical, fear-based approac to social control, this wouldn' be MERIKUH!
Freedom isn't free, derpers.
I think yonder sheriff is in for a rude awakening.
 
2013-03-04 06:54:36 AM  
/Yes, Sheriff Barney Fife,  drive away your primary revenue stream.
 
2013-03-04 07:03:37 AM  
Florida is littered with once-prosperous  towns whose residents said something along the lines " we need to crack down on the Spring break Crowd, having all these young people come down here and have a good time is fine, but there need to be some RULES, I'm sure the young people will respect and understand that and keep coming anyway"
 
2013-03-04 07:24:23 AM  

ModernLuddite: If your "fun" ends with someone else spending their day cleaning up after you, you're doing it wrong.


Why do you hate cleaners?
 
2013-03-04 07:26:56 AM  
Because I am sure all the Spring Breakers follow @HillbillySheriff and @MatlockFan1927 and will get the message "23 Skidoo, drinking here just isn't for you!"
 
2013-03-04 07:29:50 AM  
I'm sure you won't miss all the sweet Spring Break dollars, either.

They're obnoxious and messy, but they spend. And they pay fines for all their arrests.
 
2013-03-04 07:45:50 AM  
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What in tarnation do we need with these slatterns? Send them yon, that'll fix their wagons!
 
2013-03-04 07:47:06 AM  
tons and tons of college girls running amuck? STFU and enjoy the view.
 
2013-03-04 07:50:17 AM  
Want to reduce the number of noise complaints? Take a tip from Naperville Illinois. They have been making money off this little gem for years...

Amplifier permit ordinance

It's a long read but here's the revenue generating bit...

"3-9-5: PENALTY: Any person violating any provision of this Chapter shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. (1960 Code, § 23.106)"

They had a problem with kids playing their car stereos too loud so they created that ordinance. They also had too many kids "cruising" the downtown so they passed another ordinance that fined people for it...

Link

Again, the cash cow quote...

"Most people visit Naperville's Riverwalk to see the quaint covered wooden bridge, the flower-shaped fountain, the willows draped over the stream.

But there's another sight visitors can't miss: the squad car stationed near the park's entrance, with two officers watching like sentinels.

Most evenings one officer is out there calling out the license plates of every car that rolls by. The second officer types the numbers into a laptop computer.

When a car passes three times, the computer sounds an alarm and police fine the driver $75. That happened 22 times this summer as police enforced a new city "anti-cruising" ordinance aimed at teenagers."

Make the fines high. Like $2,000 for noise, underage drinking, etc. during spring break. Make the minimum sentence either 30 days or you can pay a special 'spring break' fee (maybe an extra $1,000) to avoid the jail time. All fines and fees would of course be in addition to the cost of any property damage you commit.

If your parents can afford to send you to the beach for spring break they can afford to bail you out if you fark up. If not you can sit in jail for 30+ days and miss finals.

Enjoy your very expensive life lesson kids!

TFA says they had 500 arrests last year. @ $2,000 each if they repeat that this year a cool mil would do wonders for the city budget!
 
2013-03-04 07:52:18 AM  
Keep it at 38F like it is here today, and it won't be a problem.
 
2013-03-04 08:00:06 AM  
por-img.cimcontent.net

The sheriff in question...
 
2013-03-04 08:00:12 AM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: Good luck there, Andy. Maybe Aunt Bea can whip up some vittles for them whipper-snappers too.


Kerosene pickles will fix them right up.
 
2013-03-04 08:08:17 AM  

illannoyin: TFA says they had 500 arrests last year. @ $2,000 each if they repeat that this year a cool mil would do wonders for the city budget!


Maybe we could stop viewing community policing as a for-profit industry? Crazy I know
 
2013-03-04 08:09:59 AM  
Best way to curb this is have a Bike Night that coincides with Spring Break. Revenue will double and the ensuing fights will make sure people will not be returning.
 
2013-03-04 08:30:12 AM  

namegoeshere: I'm sure you won't miss all the sweet Spring Break dollars, either.

They're obnoxious and messy, but they spend. And they pay fines for all their arrests.


They spend - they spend as little as humanly possible. As opposed to the folks that
come to Bike Week planning to spend bucks. Or the 500 crowd, who spent over $1.5
billion in 2012.
 
2013-03-04 08:37:16 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: illannoyin: TFA says they had 500 arrests last year. @ $2,000 each if they repeat that this year a cool mil would do wonders for the city budget!

Maybe we could stop viewing community policing as a for-profit industry? Crazy I know


While I don't agree with the amounts or the general idea to use fines as a revenue-stream, it really isn't a bad idea for towns like this to implement to help curb some of the nonsense spring break crowds bring. Their best option is to enforce the laws that already exist, and if played right, for example eliminating jail time sentences and charging escalated fines for the students skulduggery* it could still be of some benefit to the town.

*seemed appropriate given the headline
 
2013-03-04 09:22:51 AM  
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2013-03-04 09:27:07 AM  
illannoyin:
Most evenings one officer is out there calling out the license plates of every car that rolls by. The second officer types the numbers into a laptop computer.
When a car passes three times, the computer sounds an alarm and police fine the driver $75. That happened 22 times this summer as police enforced a new city "anti-cruising" ordinance aimed at teenagers."


Must suck to deliver pizza in that town.  Or get lost.  Or have to run multiple errands.
 
2013-03-04 09:45:05 AM  
Boomers suck. Ignore them.

Come on down and enjoy the Emerald Coast.
 
2013-03-04 10:17:47 AM  
What a bunch of idiots.  I don't know how much spring breakers bring to the economy for their couple weeks a year, but it's probably worth a hell of a lot more than the headaches.
 
2013-03-04 10:43:24 AM  

ModernLuddite: I endorse public drunkenness and noise ordinances being enforced with deadly force from March 11 to April 5.

//fark you.
///If your "fun" ends with someone else spending their day cleaning up after you, you're doing it wrong.


I learned this after my 22nd birthday party. We packed the house, had a fridge of jello shots, handles upon handles, and 8 kegs. The next day, we walked outside to see the neighborhood trashed. We spent all day cleaning it up with everyone angrily watching. Only two people thanked us for dealing with our mistake.

Lesson learned. I doubt many people have the forethought to fix their mistakes though.
 
2013-03-04 10:54:39 AM  
Years ago I was watching a documentary on spring break and they interviewed various people from college kids to hotel managers, police chiefs etc. They were interviewing this hotel manager and asking him about the craziest thing he'd seen happen in his hotel during spring break. He said that a few years back there was a young lady staying at the hotel for Spring Break. She woke up early, went to the beach, came back a couple hours later with 4 guys and started farking them in the lobby! She and the 4 men apparently got banned from the hotel chain for life.

The other story that sticks in my head was a young man they interviewed. He met a girl the night before, took her back to his place, woke up the next morning and she was gone. He went to Denny's, had breakfast, went to pay and realized his wallet was gone... including his plane tickets back. The manager gave him a choice: go to jail or let the chef beat him with the whisk a bit. He took the whisk.

Be careful out there people.
 
2013-03-04 11:01:08 AM  
If they actually do this, they are going to get some interesting results. A few years ago I was talking to a lady in the States Attorney's office, and found out that well over half the spring break arrests and almost all of the serious felonies are not from college kids, they are from people who go to mingle and prey on the college kids.

It might do something about the hordes of under aged high school kids that come down though.
Like make them heroes and get some college kids arrested for statutory rape.
 
2013-03-04 11:06:38 AM  
We don't like Spring Break! Let's stop it!

Hey, where did all of our tourism income go?!?!
 
2013-03-04 11:10:38 AM  
Move to Minnesota.
Done in one, nuttin but net.
 
2013-03-04 11:23:29 AM  

varmitydog: If they actually do this, they are going to get some interesting results. A few years ago I was talking to a lady in the States Attorney's office, and found out that well over half the spring break arrests and almost all of the serious felonies are not from college kids, they are from people who go to mingle and prey on the college kids.

It might do something about the hordes of under aged high school kids that come down though.
Like make them heroes and get some college kids arrested for statutory rape.


Spring Weekend at UCONN was the same when I went.  The event was effectively killed by outsiders coming in and causing problems.  I remember some idiot walking through a party at my friends' place trying to sell coke.  IIRC, the whole thing sopped when a stabbing by some asshole from Hartford turned the annual party weekend into a campus lockdown.  I'm glad I went years before that happened.
 
2013-03-04 12:22:23 PM  

j4x: I don't get why you'd get in a twist and complain about stuff like that.Give it a week and they'll be gone and your local businesses pocket's will be full.


Dude, down here Spring Break lasts from Mid February until the end of April.  Every week is another batch of dumbasses.
 
2013-03-04 12:27:01 PM  

PapaChester: ModernLuddite: I endorse public drunkenness and noise ordinances being enforced with deadly force from March 11 to April 5.

//fark you.
///If your "fun" ends with someone else spending their day cleaning up after you, you're doing it wrong.

I learned this after my 22nd birthday party. We packed the house, had a fridge of jello shots, handles upon handles, and 8 kegs. The next day, we walked outside to see the neighborhood trashed. We spent all day cleaning it up with everyone angrily watching. Only two people thanked us for dealing with our mistake.

Lesson learned. I doubt many people have the forethought to fix their mistakes though.



Why should any of them thank you? You created a huge mess, it's your job to make it right. And a mistake is putting salt instead of sugar in your cookie dough, what you did was criminal and not a mistake!
 
2013-03-04 01:00:35 PM  
"If we get the word out on Twitter and Facebook that Walton County isn't cool, they will tell their friends, 'We can't get snockered. Don't go there,' " Comander said.

You're right, the whole "I can't do that because it's actually illegal" thing is working out wonderfully with guns, why wouldn't it work with drunk college kids? I'm sure that they never realized that they had been inconveniencing others. It will all change now.
 
2013-03-04 01:03:53 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that'll work.

/we need a "heavy sarcasm" font


Yeah, that'll work.
 
2013-03-04 01:47:00 PM  
So many businesses rely on spring break to make most of their operating revenue for the year. Now the boomers want to take that away. Great jerb, Cletus. You want the money, but none of the responsibilities that come with it.
 Fine, let them take the money somewhere else, then you'll be biacthin' about how businesses have to close or move out.
You want their money, and that's it. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if they do stay away. Hit them in the pocketbook, then you might change your tune.
Spring break for me is long gone, but I bet those with college kids (mine aren't old enough just yet) will consider the pitfalls of treveling  to such an undesirable location.
 
2013-03-04 02:34:05 PM  
Epic fail imminent ....

Seriously they know when spring break is coming plan for it , police put on extra officers, residents brace your selves ot leave until its over if that is with your means. and stay away from the beaches .
 
2013-03-04 03:20:43 PM  
I love threads like this.  You can tag everyone under the age of 25 by their immediate anti-authority response.
 
2013-03-04 03:51:50 PM  

Ex-Texan: So many businesses rely on spring break to make most of their operating revenue for the year.


Not in this town.  TFA says 2011 was the first time the spring breakers' descended upon it.
 
2013-03-04 04:02:41 PM  

slayer199: What a bunch of idiots.  I don't know how much spring breakers bring to the economy for their couple weeks a year, but it's probably worth a hell of a lot more than the headaches.


It would have to be a helluva helluva lot more.  If my business profit margin is 5%, you'd have to spend $20 with me for every $1 worth of your damage I have to fix.  If the town's sales tax rate is 2% (and any more goes to the county and state), you'd have to spend $50 for every dollar the town spends cleaning up after you.  And then we're only even.  The aggravation of your shenanigans, which falls on residents who get nothing from you, goes uncompensated.

Don't start with the "multiplier effect."  Other people are not responsible for paying your debts.
 
2013-03-04 07:13:41 PM  
Don't forget all that 'clean up' Ft. Lauderdale did 20 years ago.

http://askville.amazon.com/Kathy-Willets-famous/AnswerViewer.do?requ es tId=18977467
 
2013-03-04 09:55:03 PM  
HiFiGuy
Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that'll work.

/we need a "heavy sarcasm" font

Yeah, that'll work.


isleofran.com
 
2013-03-05 09:20:24 PM  
Oh guys, it gets better. I actually live in Walton County...and they paid a guy a whole bunch of money recently to come in and evaluate their record keeping system, and his recommendation is that we need to MICROFILM all of our stuff. Yeah. Microfilm. Welcome to 1970, Walton County.

https://sites.google.com/site/wzepam1460/news/wcbccrecordsmanagement wo rkshop  SFW

"The idea is some records need to be kept always. He told commissioners, with changing technology, he recommends microfilm. This is something that can be read with a candle and magnifying glass and lasts 3000 years. He said there is no storage place with the requirements needed for some of these and the county might want to use a service."

How the hell does he know it lasts for 3,000 years anyway? Let's not even address the absurdity of the candle and magnifying glass comment.
 
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