The basic purpose of my street patrol is mobilizing people beyond pigment and party to unite around creating safety together.
As police morale ( and ranks ) plummets amid a lovefest for violent criminals and thieves, the safety created by the public is often all we can count on.
I fund my volunteer street patrol by working with businesses, staff snd patrons inside a building on the cusp of a ghettofied old neighborhood and a gentrified new one.
Its precarious proximity and welcoming culture invite any number of violent youth whom I’ve displaced who robbed people with impunity, along with engaging lengthy lists of folks in crisis.
This job arose as a direct result of my volunteering there in the wake of a female patron being attacked in one of the parking lots. It was Cap Black Street Patrol 101, where I provided a sorely missing presence and netwotked with stakeholders in the building and surrounding community.
Street Patrol 101 gave me a daily opportunity to create safety with people whose empathy regarding root causes of area violence and theft stops short of being required to become victims.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol, a volunteer safety creation initiative. 504 214-3082.