The recent arrest-and quick release-of the predator who abused Kristen Crain has social justice advocates asking whether his being White explains this development?
I’d like to think such racist reasoning is no longer as active as it frankly was during my childhood. The thought that a ” man ” preying on women is anxiously turned loose after being surrounded by majority Black inmates doesn’t speak well for a city priding itself on progressive credentials. That’s the impression spreading in skeptical minds.
My support of police and prosecutors is always balanced by advocacy for victims whom elements in the criminal justice system underserve.
It is this dual concern which makes me raise suspicions of those who aren’t overly trusting of local law enforcement and prosecution. These skeptics represent a vocal percentage of New Orleans body politic.
I’d hate to see such bias happen to ” Warrior Woman,” as I call her, or any woman, because of the color of this predator. That impression rolls the clock of public confidence backward instead of forward.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol. *Walking escorts* *Victim advocacy* 504 214 3082.