I ran into some Houston police officers last week who said they’re not sure who they are watching in Tranquility Park anymore.
It’s where members of Occupy Houston set up shop in late 2011.
Now, it’s 2012 and the park is still being occupied.
The Houston cops I spoke to said they’re not quite sure if they’re still monitoring the occupy participants or members of the city’s growing homeless population. And here’s why. Just yards away from the Occupy spot in the park is a group of homeless people who live under a overpass near the park.
Houston is among several cities that have yet to evict the Occupy participants.
I contacted members of the national movement via their Houston website but I have yet to get a response who’s actually camping out in the park.
A spokesperson for Mayor Annise Parker’s issued this statement when asked when will it be time for the occupy camp to move out:
Mayor Parker said at the beginning of the month that the Occupy movement in Houston needs to decide what the next phase is going to be and define their goals. They can’t simply continue to ‘occupy’a space. In the meantime, the City maintains dialogue with Occupy Houston members.
Office of Mayor Annise Parker