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