#CapBlackStreetPatrol 101.

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.

#SafeFunCompanion

 

a-cap-black-safe-fun-companionSafe Fun Companion expands upon my event safety creation by offering the same sober, aware presence for party goers usually allied with organizers, staff and patrons. In a occasion-overloaded city like New Orleans, this is a common sense service.

As loud music, alcohol, testosterone estrogen and possible recreational pharmaceuticals increase and judgment decreases, it’s a very good idea to have a safe fun companion watching your back- without cramping your style.

You have a good time while I make sure it doesn’t end badly- how’s that sound? Contact

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol, to reserve him as your safe fun companion. 504 214-3082.

Creating Healing Center Safety

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Since late November, I have created safety alongside a surprisingly supportive community of business owners, staff and patrons at the New Orleans Healing Center. A little more canvassing has included area establishments hit by violent kids; an online group providing updates and the neighborhood association.

This wasn’t a job for traditional approaches like using private or police officers. It definitely isn’t a job for reservists from our discredited Sheriffs office being pushed by a shady board member to ( unethically and illegally ) replace me. This was a job for a safety creator, someone who could be the lead figure in encouraging collective awareness and responsibility everywhere, my CARE model.

I am a safety creator. While my advocacy involves private security and police as part of its coalition, I primarily mobilize the public because it is our largest and least engaged resource. Citizens ultimately decide how safe they are, not others rationing safety on installment plans.

Creating safety at the New Orleans Healing Center has been, minus the shady board member’s scheming, a daily celebration of safety creation in one of the least safe cities in the nation.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is the creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol, whose volunteers offer walking escorts and victim advocacy. 504 214 3082.

#JusticeForKristenCrain

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I recently became aware, through social media, of a rape survivor whose ( serial ) abuser has yet to be arrested despite her naming him; undergoing a sexual assault examination and pointing out his home to police officers.

I wish I could tell you this was the plot of an upcoming episode of Law and Order: SVU. Sadly, it’s a real life case torn from the New Orleans spin doctors try to gloss over with food, festivities and fun.

My role is simple: join this voice for the voiceless who broke the bonds of her pain to ask why this predator hasn’t been arrested? I support police and prosecutors but also support victims overlooked or even ignored by some in the system. 

Women in this city run a gauntlet where sexual assault may come from men they know or strangers. Silence when one falls prey to this gauntlet means condoning its ugly existence. Justice for Kristen Crain means we are a civilized society, even if victims and advocates have to prod the powers that be to act like it.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol. *Walking Escorts* *Victim Advocacy* 504 214 3082.