In response to the news that the Kenwood neighborhood group is considering sending a resolution to the Park Board calling for the temporary closure of Hidden Beach, many readers put the Minneapolis Police Department on blast with comments of this sort:
But that blame is misplaced. Larry Moran, chairman of the Kenwood board, tells us the resolution his neighborhood board is considering is largely a response to bad behavior by beach visitors, including property damage and drunk driving.
It's for that reason that Devon Alexander wins today's Comment of the Day for this contribution:
Sometimes, as Alexander points out, diagnosing a problem isn't as simple as blaming it on the police.