Black Spring Break may be in the works: Man says 40,000 people may come

Mar 26, 2010 Full story: Customer Interaction Solutions 13

A local man says he's planning a Black Spring Break that he estimates could draw as many as 40,000 people to Biloxi next month.

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Jack Saltarelli

Columbus, MS

#1 Apr 4, 2010
I'm all for the Black Spring Break. We need the commerce here on the Ms. coast. It's time to welcome new folks to the area and we have lots to offer now. If for no other reason than to come visit and see how we have bounced back from Katrina and that hospitality is up and running.
Google it

Ocean Springs, MS

#2 Apr 7, 2010
Mr. Saltarelli, you must not have been here for the last one. Many businesses closed because of the vandalism. So what of what commerce do you speak?
Biloxi Resident

Sioux City, IA

#3 Apr 9, 2010
I completely concur with "Google it". You must not have been here for the last Black Spring Break. They acted like a bunch of rabid animals urinating on cars, people and buildings, raping multiple women, robbing people, breaking windows etc. etc. So tell me why ANYONE other than the savages themselves welcome it back to Biloxi? Biloxi is not big enough to handle that kind of event like Daytona, Miami or other larger spring break locations are. The police force as well as the fire department and local ambulance services are not nearly sufficient to provide adequate coverage or protection. I recommend either leaving Biloxi that weekend or locking your doors and sitting in your house with your loaded shotgun.
John

United States

#4 Apr 9, 2010
Yes, crime went up substantially, businesses shut down. Was not very good for the coast :(
blast from the past

Gulfport, MS

#5 Apr 11, 2010
This will be my first time down here with this event...but I have heard nothing but bad comes from this...why would anyone want such an event to occur in Biloxi...it does not generate funds really if people tear things up and cost the tax payer a bundle of money for clean up of the city. I am feeling so much sadness for this town..not much has been brought back to Biloxi..and when you drive around all you see is trash from the back bay to interstate 10... Very Sad to say the least.
Shanta kelly -BARBIE

United States

#6 Apr 15, 2010
OMG... why do the police have the DAMN bomb squad at the mall for this weekend??? is it really that serious??? i feel like NuttiN has changed besides segregation.!. i really dislike white people well about 90% OF EM.!
Shanta kelly -BARBIE

United States

#7 Apr 15, 2010
you guys are jus racist be real about it.!. an grow up.! get a life.!.
WhoMe

Vancouver, WA

#8 Apr 16, 2010
Shanta kelly -BARBIE wrote:
OMG... why do the police have the DAMN bomb squad at the mall for this weekend??? is it really that serious??? i feel like NuttiN has changed besides segregation.!. i really dislike white people well about 90% OF EM.!
Are you kidding me? Spring Break + alcohol + masses of idiot kids of any race = BOMB SQUAD...Based on past experience at ALL spring break locations.

I know for a fact that you don't even KNOW 90% of white people, so how can you claim to "really dislike" people you don't know? Who's really the racist here?? I like good people, regardless of their race, color, religion, etc... Until attitudes on BOTH SIDES change, there will always be racism, sad but true. Hatred is a waste of a way-too short life.
Marge Lynch

Gulfport, MS

#9 Apr 16, 2010
I was here when the kids came to the coast. Some got out of line just like the other Spring Breakers, The were taunted by the police department, doors shut in their faces, and treated like common criminals for no reason. Many were locked up just because. When the other Spring Breakers were here, some of them were even out of line than the Black Spring Breakers. Yes, truly, I welcome them and wish that they would come more often.
Marge Lynch

Gulfport, MS

#10 Apr 16, 2010
Shanta kelly -BARBIE wrote:
OMG... why do the police have the DAMN bomb squad at the mall for this weekend??? is it really that serious??? i feel like NuttiN has changed besides segregation.!. i really dislike white people well about 90% OF EM.!
They have nothing else to do with taxpayers money but to throw it away. I just left from the beach and the kids are just sitting on the flood wall, no problems at all but you wouldn't believe that with all the polices around. You would have thought it was a massive shooting or something.
ESTL

East Saint Louis, IL

#11 Apr 19, 2010
Biloxi Resident wrote:
I completely concur with "Google it". You must not have been here for the last Black Spring Break. They acted like a bunch of rabid animals urinating on cars, people and buildings, raping multiple women, robbing people, breaking windows etc. etc. So tell me why ANYONE other than the savages themselves welcome it back to Biloxi? Biloxi is not big enough to handle that kind of event like Daytona, Miami or other larger spring break locations are. The police force as well as the fire department and local ambulance services are not nearly sufficient to provide adequate coverage or protection. I recommend either leaving Biloxi that weekend or locking your doors and sitting in your house with your loaded shotgun.
Call it anything other than " Black " Spring Break and Gulfport will experience a different event...
Kim

Montgomery, AL

#12 Apr 23, 2010
It is truly is amazing to see how people of all races respond to this event! I understand the turn of events that happened some 8-9 years ago. But you shouldn’t solely prejudge a group based off of that. Is it because it was a group of blacks? If it was a group of white spring breakers would you all be posting the same ridiculous statements? This event turned out pretty well for the most part. Yes, there were a few arrests and most importantly some revenue brought into this area. For the folks that just couldn’t stand the sight savages coming to their town, this event was enjoyed by ALL RACES!
Who is the racist

Long Beach, MS

#13 Apr 23, 2010
Why are the white people called "racist",when a group of one race name an event "Black Spring Break", They seem to be the racist. What would black people call an event named "White Spring Brake?" I bet it would be the talk of the town,about how we are the racist. Why not just call it Spring Break like everybody else.

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