Miles and miles of Minneapolis alleys would be off-limits to strangers under a proposed city ordinance intended to curtail crime.
The proposal would prohibit anyone from walking in an alley who doesn't live on that block or who isn't a guest of someone who does. Police, paramedics and firefighters would be exempt, as would garbage haulers, meter readers, code inspectors and others whose jobs take them there.
This is stupid on so many levels, but mainly because no criminal would be deterred by this proposed law from going into an alley for the purpose of criminal activity. Duh.