It’s amazing the number of like minds uniting around what should be a given in a developed country: that women shouldn’t be attacked by strangers in the streets or predatory acquaintances. My volunteer street patrol naturally gravitated to advocating on behalf of this civilizational norm. It’s absence makes other advocacy irrelevant.
This ” coalition against brutality ” takes conventional pre-existing organizations, concerned citizens and advocates and offers an unconventional lens, my Cap Black Street Patrol, through which to express themselves.
Bluntly, short of martial law, there simply aren’t enough armed government employees available to stop rampant, often misogynistic crime. There are, however, enough citizens around to provide immediate safety. When you offer to walk a woman to her vehicle after sundown, you both recognize that area police can’t offer bodyguard service and private security companies are often closed. This recognition is a ready tool by which aggression can be displaced and out-maneuvered.
The Cap Black Street Patrol is one micro lens through which an informal coalition against brutality unifies various concerns into laser focus on street safety and abuse prevention for women.
We also actively focus our efforts through other’s lens too!
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol. 504 214-3082.