In the period since my Street Patrol began our VIP ( Volunteers in Prevention ) outreach at the New Orleans Healing Center, I’ve focused on engaging patrons about area violence and offering a walking escort.
My update regarding the recent parking lot assault by one of ten kids is often greeted by tales of more assault. A Street Patrol member texted me yesterday about ten kids throwing rocks at passersby in nearby St. Roch.
We also hit the pavement and talk to neighbors, thereby expanding our network of concern. Street attacks, theft, heckling and intimidation have become the norm in this community. Spreading the word; encouraging awareness and detering aggression is the logical response to violence.
The Healing Center is a focal point of this response. My Street Patrol is committed to changing this situation alongside a vibrant community and one of its anchor institutions.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, RLSH. Creative advocate for crime prevention & homeless outreach. #CapBlackStreetPatrol. Call 504 214-3082 to share your concerns or request a walking escort.