Although I will agree there are serious problems at Carvel Gardens, a rent-subsidized apartment complex in Laurel, their first and oldest, I’m not sure I agree with the town placing a curfew on the Laurel complex.
This is one time I can agree with my contributor to this blog John Trivits about too much government involvement. This is private property we are talking about; I don’t think this is a taxpayers problem, but the responsibility of the apartment complex.
They should be employing security to take care of the problem, they know best who belongs on the property not the local police department.
The 130 resident complex has been the scene of several shootings as of lately and for several years has been the scene of much police activity taking up a lot of police time, thus taking security away from other residents and areas in town.
I believe the curfew will last awhile because those coming from out of the area will be careful, but shortly when they see it is impossible for the police to be there all the time, and with summer coming, their will be more problems there.
The problems shed a bad light on the majority of residents who try to be law-abiding but sometimes a few rotten apples spoil the barrel for everyone. It also places a black eye on the name of the person the development was named after, former DE Governor, Elbert N. Carvel of Laurel who was a proud man when this complex opened and it was named after him.