The anti-rave campaign was initially launched in 1990...

S Venkateshwari
The anti-rave campaign was initially launched in 1990...

Many municipalities launched campaigns in the late 1990s to stop the growing drug use at rave parties and to lessen the number of rave events that were occurring in their neighborhoods. Ordinances governing rave events have been passed in numerous places. In contrast, the current law began to be applied in certain cities. Subsequently, the authorities received assistance in keeping a closer eye on these parties.

Numerous cities implemented bans on these events, including Chicago, Denver, Gainesville, Hartford, Milwaukee, and New York. wherein it was decided that licenses for big public meetings, fire codes, health and safety ordinances, liquor laws, and juvenile curfews were required. Many localities started mandating that rave promoters pay for on-site emergency medical services, ambulances, and uniformed police presence during their rave parties. Still, "Operation Rave Review" is regarded as the most successful anti-rave campaign. which began in january 2000 in New Orleans.

A 17-year-old girl overdosed and died during a rave party in 1998. 52 rave parties were held at the New Orleans State Palace Theatre in just two years, according to data analyzed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) when it looked into the rave scene in the New Orleans area. Around 400 youths were hospitalized during this time owing to alcohol consumption that was too high for them. The distribution of narcotics at rave events was thereafter made legal again by the U.S. Attorney's office and the New Orleans police Department, who also started keeping an eye on attendees who took drugs there. 

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