When I unveiled secretly superhero-inspired advocacy as Cap Black, my goal was embedding a real life superhero ( RLSH ) into a fractured urban community. That’s why I didn’t keep my real name secret nor wear a mask, ala pulp icon Doc Savage.
Establishing open lines of communication with police was next. Previous contacts from civil rights battles and bounty hunting made this task easier. If actual street patrol and reporting suspected crime is your objective, it makes sense to have ” Commissioner Gordons ( named after the police chief of Batman’s Gotham City ) ” in your corner. By ” Commissioner Gordons, ” I mean active and retired members of law enforcement with whom you can discuss issues.
My contacts cover the gamut, local, state and federal. Additionally, I did a ride-along and graduated from two citizens academies. Also, as a citizen, I can speak out on social issues police can’t because of restrictions.
It’s a win-win at a time when too much activism is seen by law enforcement as anti-police. I”m also in touch with local police unions and use blogging and media interviews to offer public support for their constituency.
RLSH should have ” Commissioner Gordons ” with whom they can communicate and accept advice. There’s more than enough problems to be solved by a united front between citizen crusaders and concerned cops.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, RLSH. @nadraenzi on twitter.
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