#SuperheroSleepOut Update

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On Thursday, November 16,2017, my chaplin Brother Al Mims and I slept outside Spotted Cat Food and Spirits as part of Covenant House annual Sleep Out America fundraiser

Two hundred ninety five dollars was donated to Covenant House from my Sleep Out America page and I thank all donors!

Brother Richard, a homeless gent I assist, checked on us through the night and Lucci, another member of our group, joined us a couple hours before sunrise.

I enjoyed the Sleep Out and may incorporate it into my ongoing outreach efforts. We hit the streets and the internet with our advocacy and may need to sleep out more often too.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black.

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#HeroWeen2017 Update

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My #HeroWeen2017 Fish Fry & Costume Party Tuesday night was successful.

Thank you to Spotted Cat Food and Spirits for the venue and all who gave canned goods and clothing for the value.

New Hope Baptist Church in New Orleans Central City area received what we collected for distribution through their food bank and clothing closet.

Sharing supply is the fantastic flipside of creating safety.

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#CapBlackStreetPatrol 101.

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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.

Security Illiteracy

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A painful truth for many in what we call a civilized society is stubborn security illiteracy of many otherwise competent decision makers. By security illiterate, I don’t mean they lack credentials and certifications whose only use after failure to create safety is as improvised bandages. That’s not the illiteracy I reference.

Security illiteracy is willful refusal to personally or collectively take steps to deter proven threats around you. Alot of business owners fall into this category by ignoring persistent theft or even violent crime due to fear of having to spend money to combat it. I’ve seen club owners unconcerned about whether patrons dance through a gauntlet of known risk to buy drinks. So long as they made it to the bar, that was their only concern.

I recall one venue whose paralysis of analysis was so severe that local criminals robbed patrons like clockwork for years, confident nothing would be done. This made vendors feel like hostages, which they were.

Safety creation is not confined to the few in law enforcement and private security. Crime is too prevalent for the public to play the role of passive consumer. If a space you work in or frequent is run by security illiterates, don’t let their illiteracy produce your injury.

Create your own safety without apology!

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol.
Walking escorts-victim advocacy & #SafeFunCompanion. 

504 214-3082.

Coalition Against Brutality

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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.

Funding #CapBlack #RLSH’s Fight

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My Cap Black Street Patrol is a self funded, volunteer fellowship I created to deter street crime and involve people in creating easily accessible safety.

Primarily, I offer walking escorts to women in targeted areas. I also patrol streets ( and watch locations ) where repeated crime occurs, networking with victims, witnesses and other stakeholders.

Lastly, I advocate on behalf of victims who feel their cases have fallen through the cracks. This is done by contacting appointed and elected officials, in addition to media and other advocates.

People occasionally ask how can they contribute money to my calling. Here’s how:

http://www.gofundme.com/capblack

Or

Mail a check or money order to: Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black P.O. Box 15585, New Orleans La. 70115.

I fund my fight through what I earn. Your support means I can fight in bigger, better ways. Lets create safety together.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Creator, Cap Black Street Patrol. 504 214 3082.