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It's official: Broadway will remain open during Derby weekend, with a significant police presence to prevent any cruising or other illegal behavior. And I think that's the right move.
Two years ago, the city completely shut down Broadway to prevent Derby cruising. It kept cruisers off the street, all right. But almost everyone else, too.
It was a real hassle for residents, and an economic disaster for owners of restaurants and other businesses along west Broadway who suffered through perhaps their worst weekend of the year, while merchants in other areas enjoyed one of their best.
Last year, the street remained open to traffic. And while it was heavy at times, the sky didn't fall. There were no major incidents, violence was avoided, and most importantly, a large segment of Louisville's population wasn't singled out to be treated like children.
Look -- the Derby brings great things to Louisville. It also brings its share of hassles. That's part of the deal.
Yes, there have been problems when Derby cruising was allowed to get completely out of hand in the past. And yes, caution and proper crowd control are always prudent.
But there's a big difference between that and imposing virtual martial law upon a targeted minority.