Even with more crimes, and arrest per capita during the predominantly White Harley Rally compared the predominantly Black Bike Week Rally, Myrtle Beach has held a double standard when it come to policing, event restrictions, and ordinances during the Black Rally vs. the White Rally.
Now Businesses in Panama City Beach Florida are suing the city claiming Racial Civil Right voilation “Sounds similar to Myrtle Beach BOOST”.
In the federal lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege a crackdown by local officials began with the arrival of more black visitors.
“Beginning in 2014, the attendees at Spring Break began to include a larger number of African Americans,” the lawsuit states. “Panama City Beach and Bay County officials have suggested that spring break is now rife with ‘predators’ and other ‘interlopers,” the lawsuit states.
The club owners say they were told by local officials not to host hip-hop shows because the events would attract too many black spring break attendees.
The lawsuit claims the new regulations unfairly restrict the club owners’ ability to do business and will hurt the local economy.
Liort said the club owners want the city to compensate them for their financial losses. He said they will request an expedited hearing on the lawsuit with the goal of resolving the issue before spring break 2016.
Myrtle Beach Businesses who may have lost money, should consider getting lawyer and making a Federal civil right claims to get some money out of Myrtle Beach to cover their loss of profits.