The District’s Department of Health and Mayor Vincent Gray think McPherson Park has a rat problem. Maybe Occupy DC should look into a Pied Piper solution.
In 1964, when the District’s rat problem was far worse in black neighborhoods than white ones, Julius Hobson caged several rats, put them on the roof of his old jalopy and drove into Georgetown. He threatened to set the rats free unless rodents were dealt with in all areas of the city. It worked.
Sounds like rats in the park are an asset, not a liability–a whole host of Occupiers should the Mayor’s office need Occupying.
And there’s Occupy Congress on Tuesday, January 17 too.
- District Mayor Gray to Park Service: EVICT Occupy DC (coolrevolution.net)
- D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray: Occupy DC Should Be Evicted (huffingtonpost.com)
- A Short History of Black Washington (Progressive Review)