But seriously, these folks objected to the noise speeding scofflaws with loud cars (and loud radios) thumping along as they were just trying to relax and get a tan. And what's the problem? If they had $11, they could still get on the island. (As long as they didn't have unpaid fines resulting in warrants, etc.)
Well, now we're beginning to see what this New Belle Isle looks like. Word is that the law is pimping it harder than hoo-riders ever did. The image of a quad-riding "peace officer" on Belle Isle, apparently questioning a woman sunning herself, has made its way to meme status. Here are a few of the jokes the critics of making Belle Isle a state park have dreamed up.
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