With the city elections just over one week away, the issue of the Myrtle Beach Police Department and crime statistics came up in a recent candidate forum.
This is no surprise as the MBPD and crime are raised in every city campaign, then, promptly forgotten about until the next campaign.
The incumbents gave the same time worn excuses we always hear for the number of violent crimes that occur each year in Myrtle Beach – “It’s the tourists”. I’ve recently heard a slant on that one – “It’s the homeless”.
Some tourists do come down here and commit serious crimes. I really don’t think we have any Al Capone wannabes among the homeless.