There comes a time when the Occupy camps have to step back and reconsider their tactics. With the police sending the homeless, the drug addicts and mentally ill to the camps the Occupiers have come to see the sense of community has all the challenges of being a community. In the early stages there were families among the residents but they cleared out as things got more complicated and the children exposed to other, less desirable, elements of the movement.
Pressure to close OWS Camps
This nexus was bound to come about. OWS has built a great community but with all the problems of community. As the homeless, the mentally ill and police drifted into the camps the fact is OWS was not fully prepared to deal with the problems people bring with them. It's really okay though.
We can consider a restructure of the movement. Move, cooperatively, out of the camps. Clean up as we go to minimize any damage done. Take with us the lessons of long term occupation. Get to know the community resources better so that in the coming spring/summer we can come at this again with a better organization.