Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dangerously Bent Pole In Central City

SWS Chaplin Bro Al Mims noticed this dangerously leaning wooden power pole yesterday, on the medium at Jackson Ave & Simon Bolivar-a busy intersection- in New Orleans besieged Central City area.
SWS Founder Cap Black took this pic & sent it out to the powers-that-be!. Several trucks from the power company Entergy were on site this morning and matter should be resolved within a few weeks.
Bro Al
, as usual, always on the lookout!
SWS unites the protection & prevention wings of the Black community. SWS Founder Cap Black, Free Security Activist can be reached at: 504 214-3082. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Missou Musings

Conservatives-and some offended liberals-have been quick to condemn the spate of protests on the campus of Missouri's flagship university.  

As a former campus activist, I both empathize with their grievances, while also wincing at some of their tactics.

Today's twenty-somethings are different from we of  Generation X vintage. Their style is far more aggressive and willingness to overwhelm compliant dissenters and even cautious authorities is well documented.
It's no secret that America is in a state of severe flux, where few know exactly where her cultural ship of state is headed.

Now is the time for statesmen ( and women ) in the Black community to step forward and help angry youth when it seems their anger is headed toward potential reefs sharp with police confrontation and public outcry.

On the upside, I think those outside our community now see what we deal with on a daily basis, when viral camera phone footage nor network news crews aren't around. 

The day of the quiet young Black protester appear gone forever.  
NADRA ENZI AKA CAP BLACK is a free security activist & founder of SWS: Security Within SELF- an organization promoting Black male leadership for inner city self-defense & mentoring,
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SWS Supports Susan Hutson Tshirt

SWS SUPPORTS Nola INDEPENDENT Police Monitor Susan Hutson -Cap Black, SWS Founder.  504 214-3082.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gentrified Justice?

Yesterday, I watched with disappointment and no small measure of outrage as US Attorney Kenneth Polite promised potential federal charges against robbers attacking Uptown businesses.

While not a fan of armed robbers, I'm also not fond of selective enforcement.

The overwhelming majority of New Orleans violent crime and homicide victims are low income Black citizens, often in areas like Central City and New Orleans East.

I'd like to hope their much more frequently impacted lives merit FBI, ATFE, US Marshals Service and other DOJ component attention too.  

Real or perceived " gentrified justice " gives rise to responses like Black Lives Matter and profound hostility toward law enforcement in communities like those Mr. Polite and I grew up in.

A federal role in violence prevention seems better directed in low income areas most affected.

Perhaps federal enhancements for organized violent crime committed against ANY New Orleanian might be a more just response from local representatives of the US Justice Department? 

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black
Free Security Activist
Founder, SWS: Security Within SELF mobilization & mentoring organization. 
PO BOX 58822
New Orleans, LA. 70158

Saturday, September 26, 2015

War Declared on Nola INDEPENDENT Police Monitor

SWS Statement of Support for Susan Hutson, New Orleans Independent Police Monitor
New Orleans Inspector General intends to fire our heroic Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson and relegate officer-involved shootings of Black citizens to the bad old days of unchallenged ( and unconvincing ) " investigation " by the Public Ignoring Bureau ( PIB ), officially entitled, the Public Integrity Bureau.

Myself and fellow members of SWS: Security Within SELF, a Black male crime prevention and mentoring organization, consider this an act of war against Ms. Hutson, the Black community in particular and civilian oversight of police generally. 

Calling this grave matter breathtakingly racist would be kind.

-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black,
Free Security Activist
SWS: Security Within SELF
504 214-3082.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SWS Founder On Dr Bill Your Radio MD Show ( 9/6/15 )

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, a respect rep for decades in the Hostage Hood & its events. Free Security Activist. SWS: Security Within SELF organization founder. 504 214-3082.

Nadra Enzi PO BOX 58822, New Orleans, LA. 70158. 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

21st Century Race & Responsibility

Today's double murder of a White female reporter and a cameraman underscore the sometimes-deadly dynamics of race and responsibility in the 21st Century.

Despite a bi-racial president who fancied himself a racial unifier, it's clear noteworthy percentages in my Generation X and Millennials are anything but unity-minded regarding race, For decades I've told White peers that after my generation there would be no diplomats brokering domestic d├ętente. The contemporary continuum of conflict since the Michael Brown riots and advent of the Black Lives Matter disruption protest movement bear brutal witness to this warning.

Black people no longer reliably suffer in silence as a form of appeasement to heavily armed guardians of a status quo we did not create. This by no means discounts the epic progress of the Civil Rights era. As a direct beneficiary, I would never proverbially spit in the sainted faces of giants like Charles Hamilton Houston and his Howard University Law School student, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Today's case of Vester Flanagan reinforces the end of diplomacy as an accepted Black norm in the face of real or perceived disrespect. Reinforcing respect is a foundational ethic of my free security activism and its organizational expression, SWS: Security Within SELF. We know only too well the excesses which lack of respect can sanction within some aggrieved souls.

Critics may wag bony fingers and spin the above as sanctioning the targeted assassination of White people. Since I don't possess the mindset for such behavior, their wagging is in vain.

My point is offering a frank assessment of the state of 21st Century race and responsibility. I and my brothers have been street referees between the Black and White scorpions in the bottle called America. We've supported claims of racial bias against Blacks and opposed acts of crime against Whites.

It seems this street referee role may be gaining new urgency as today attests.

Only time will tell where the issue of 21st Century race and responsibility is headed, but I must confess it doesn't look good.

Wise words on the topic from Shawn James, Understanding Vester Flanagan/Bryce Williams and Workplace Racism

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black. Free Security Activist. SWS: Security Within SELF organization founder.

PO BOX 58822
New Orleans, LA. 70158
504 214-3082.

Free Will Offerings accepted at:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Respect Rep Alternative

The respect representative ( hereafter, respect rep ) is a protective, preventative evolution parallel to that of the police and private security officer.

It is an SWS ( Security Within SELF ) model promoting social collaboration among Black people in high stress situations as opposed to White social control models of an officer, public or private, who acts as a surrogate for law makers or clients,    

Obviously, social control is not an exclusively White construct, as evidenced by a cursory review of police and private security services in African and Caribbean nations. We also add security companies founded and agencies led, by American Blacks to the list.

The respect rep seeks to partner with the individual to co-create an outcome that is peaceful via basic self-governance. This alternative negates the pressing need for police or private security intervention. 

If this is the era of " Black Lives Matter " disruption protests-eerily similar to the majority White Occupy Wall Street tactics-the respect rep is a counterpoint to it as well. Our view is internally protecting and mentoring ourselves while others pursue redress from the larger society.

Between the social control representative of the police or private officer and the disruption representation of Black Lives Matter stands the respect representative.

The respect representative seeks to enlist aggrieved Black people as partners in their own protection and prevention, as opposed to the old " cat & mouse " construct of surveillance and detention.

The respect representative addresses basic lac of self-governance, individual and collective, at the heart of Black confrontations or worse, violent crime.

Basic self-governance is the goal of  SWS uniting the protection and prevention wings inside the Black community. 

While others can assist-and frankly, often hinder us-, the ultimate job is ours and ours alone.

Black culture can be the domain of protectors who mentor and mentors who protect, within our persons, families, friendships, workplaces, streets and events.

The more respect becomes of standard, chiefly self-respect, the less need there will be for externally sanctioned police and private security.

That's what makes respect representatives a viable alternative to outside models of social control.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, a respect rep for decades in the Hostage Hood & its events.
Free Security Activist. SWS: Security Within SELF organization founder. 504 214-3082.

Nadra Enzi PO BOX 58822, New Orleans, LA. 70158. 

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