#StandWithDetroitBatman

 

My Brother in urban safety, Walter Gildersleeve Aka #DetroitBatman, is facing push back and phony allegations that he’s impersonating a police officer. I’ve yet to see departments issue members superhero code names and colorful t-shirts but what do I know? Plenty on this topic!

The not so subtle hint is some prefer if he were yet another quiet hostage to rampant urban crime and decline.

In their eyes, the WORST thing a Black man can do is dare patrol on behalf of women and children at bus stops; playgrounds and walking by vacant houses where robbery and sexual assault can happen. No, let’s not have Brothers in the Hood actually make unsafe, filthy streets safer and cleaner- that’s bad for business!

Stand with Detroit Batman. #CapBlackRLSH does!

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Reality Check: No Mass Marches for Dead Black Safety Advocates!

Reality check: If me; #BroAlMims, Walter Gildersleeve Jr. aka Detroit Batman, actor Ameer Baraka, New Orleans Peace Keepers head Willie Muhammad and a good percentage of other Black male safety advocates around America were murdered while mobilizing and mentoring, there would be NO national outcry; NO mega marches and NO political pressure brought to bear.

We’d just be some more dead Negroes to briefly fill airtime because Brothers standing up to crime and standing beside police doesn’t fit the narrative that we need somebody outside ourselves to ” save ” us.

#CapBlackRLSH

Peace Walk Promo Video.

#CapBlackRLSH 2018 Peace Walk Organizer for the Sacred Music Festival at the New Orleans Healing Center.

 

Peace Walk for Sacred Music Festival at the New Orleans Healing Center is Saturday, March 10th.

Contact ( Event Overview ):
Sallie Ann Glassman,
Convener of the Peace Walk
& Sacred Music Festival at the
New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Ave.
http://www.neworleanssacredmusicfestival.org

Contact ( Peace Walk )
Cap Black, 2018 Peace Walk
Organizer
504 214 3082

Peace Walk Schedule for Saturday, March, 10th, 2018:received_10155424471072339

9am: Meet at St Roch Park/Sampson Playground, 1800 St. Roch Ave.

Form Peace Circle and share what you do to make Peace around you. Hear from our honorees:

Sonny D, Attempted Murder Survivor & Peace Advocate

Julie Whiteman, Secretary of the Faubourg St Roch Improvement Association & Administrator of St. Roch Community Church.

New Orleans Peace Keepers, Minister Willie Muhammad.

Making Connections Black Male Mental Health Initiative Executive & Steering Committee members.

9:45am: Interfaith Blessing & Good Intentions.

10am: Walk to the New Orleans Healing Center and enjoy its Sacred Music Festival.

Costumes; traditional garb; signs and good energy from all backgrounds welcome!

The Superheroic Struggle of One Black Life as Commentary on All Black Lives!

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The Superheroic Struggle of One Black Life as Commentary on All Black Lives!

To myself, I am #CapBlackRLSH, the Brown Wonder! 🙂 A Brother doing his own thing regarding crime; homelessness and random acts of kindness.

To overlords and underminers, I’m a *nigger* who must be marginalized and undermined whenever possible.

To like minds, I’m an ally, perhaps a friend.

One theme is consistent: I define myself and body slam limiting or degrading definitions of who I should be and what I should accept.

Too much of Black life has been burying how you really feel so as not to offend people who often offend you without a second thought.

*If my use of the racial kryptonite N Word offended you; I ask you to consider encountering being treated like one for 52 years- THAT’S offensive TOO!!!*

The superheroic struggle of one Black life is a commentary on all Black lives; individual, yet intimately interconnected, regarding how we are misperceived.

#CapBlackRLSH

White Conservative Radio Host Thinks My Black Life Matters; Unlike Liberal Mayor Micro Managing Police in New Orleans.

 

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Unity emerges in a time of protracted pigmentary and political polarization. This post isn’t intended to tear down liberals nor build up conservatives. My coalition is not partisan and not limited by ideology. I’m highlighting the good that happens after consensus is reached:

Let the record reflect and the herald angels sing that WGSO host Jeff Crouere, of AM 990 in New Orleans, was the ONLY local media outlet to cover New Orleans Police Department ( NOPD ) 5th Districts clear message that my Black life doesn’t matter, after a death threat Wednesday by a crazed person I’ve repeatedly emailed their commander about- a photo and where suspect stays, included.

In the name of not being able to tell good guys from bad, classic bigotry of low expectations, and ignoring safety advocates from urban areas, the NOPD 5th District commander offered yet another reminder why liberal-led police departments are public safety failures.

So let the irony sink in that the only media outlet in the real life Gotham City which is progressive New Orleans that thought my safety creating Black life mattered is Jeff Crouere’s Ringside Politics With a Punch radio show.

How’s that for a Black History Month moment?

Please listen to the exclusive interview:
http://wgso.com/newsroom/jeff-croueres-interview-with-capt-black/

#CapBlackRLSH

Second class Safety is No Safety At All

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There is a policing presumption, conscious in some; not so in others; that Black citizens should accept having our safety concerns ignored or ritually explained away as insignificant. I’ve body slammed this attitude for decades as a safety advocate who happens to be Black and living in urban areas held hostage by crime.

This concern, being Black and actually wanting police to arrest suspects, especially runs afoul of the current narrative that any enforcement action is akin to latter day slave patrols on a plantation or 21st century versions of the Emmett Till lynching.

Black Lives Matter and compliant government leaders, unintentionally or otherwise, have essentially reduced many municipal departments to becoming spectators of the violence and disorder ironically making inner cities free fire zones for homegrown goons and gangs, not invading insurgents from distant suburbs and Alt Right groups. Conversely, I understand historic concerns regarding officers criminalizing Black citizens for simply venturing outside their homes. As a Generation X brother, I experienced Jim Crow influenced policing in my southeast Georgia hometown. I also experienced the destruction of stable Black communities when the Crack Cocaine Era began.

However, crisis level crime and disorder in the Post Crack Cocaine Era Black community place a strategic premium on Black voices who oppose it. Otherwise, as I always warn and frankly welcome, military solutions ( long term National Guard deployment ) become the only solutions.

Against this dire backdrop, police executives and officers who dismiss concerns and evidence of Black safety advocates and concerned citizens doom not just these people to severe absence of basic safety, but also endanger officers working in these communities. When it’s common knowledge that complaints are ignored and calls for service go unanswered, career criminals control those areas-period. And areas career criminals control aren’t idyllic AfroFuturist oasis like Wakanda in the recent Black Panther movie. Far from it.

Second class safety, where police departments ignore or downgrade urban calls for service, isn’t safe at all… for these communities and cops alike.

Safety creating Black Lives matter, too.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is a safety advocate in the real life Gotham City of New Orleans.