Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NO on the Public Safety Tax Increase

Much as I'd love to further impoverish urban New Orleans by voting for yet another sales tax increase ( notice the sarcasm, lol ), watching the overly-protected French Quarter and Magazine St. reap the benefits isn't feasible. Supporting NOPD and their unions is one thing- which I do.
Voting to support the selective way officers are deployed from on high is another matter entirely.
Urban voters should vote NO to a tax increase they can't afford in order to hire officers who won't be sent to our low income, high crime areas where the absence of blue ( cops ) contributes mightily to these streets running red.
I am, however, open to persuasion from honest brokers supporting the tax hike.
 -Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist and founder, Security Within Self ( SWS ) urban protection & crime prevention alliance. 504 214-3082. @nadraenzi on twitter. Tune in Wednesdays at 10:00am Central/11am Eastern to Hostages that Fight Back to hear the SWS perspective on New Orleans Talk Network 

Monday, March 28, 2016

SWS Founder Nominates Our Chaplin

As founder of security Within Self ( SWS ), it gave me GREAT pleasure to recently nominate our chaplin and New Orleans #1 crime fighter & mentor, Bro Al Mims, to be featured in the New Orleans Times Picayunes' new Everyday Heroes feature. is where you can send your nomination of Bro Al Mims, an everyday hero whether he's featured or not.
Here's what I wrote:
Brother Al Mims, Jr., is someone I call " New Orleans number one crime Fighter & mentor, " without an iota of exaggeration. 
Since the unsolved murder of his father decades ago, this retired Orleans Parish civil sheriffs deputy, ex-world champion kick boxer and former Louisiana Parole Board member, has relentlessly championed personal responsibility, mentorship and support of law enforcement in places where the lack of such advocacy is a literal matter of life or death.
He attributes " Us-ism " instead of racism as the culprit behind urban crime, family and infrastructure collapse, a very unpopular view in such areas. His house has been fired upon: threats have been made on his life and some community critics market the smear that he advocates on behalf of hostile, outside interests.
Bro Mims has shouldered this burden gracefully and energetically with the help of faith; family and the example set by his recently deceased mother, whom he credits for inspiring him to roll with punches, rhetorical and even literal, in the course of his civic ministry.
Having known him for a few years, I'm struck by his daily battle to uplift people and as such, chose him to be the chaplin for SWS, my organization. This choice was based upon his being a figurative father & brother to those he serves! 
Mention his name and it becomes obvious that if ever there were an everyday hero in New Orleans, it's Bro. Al  Mims, happy warrior in somber times.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black.
UrbanSafetyist & founder, Security Within SELF ( SWS )
urban protection & crime prevention alliance.

Links on Bro Mims:
Brother Al Mims: New Orleans # 1 Anti Crime Crusader
21 years later, a son seeks justice
Bro Al Mims Threatened AGAIN!(video)
Data News Weekly's Trailblazer of the Year Al "Brother" Mims: A Soldier for Peace


Hostages that Fight Back Wed 3/30/16

Tune in Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, at 10am Central/11am Eastern to hear the FIRST episode of Hostages that Fight Back!, starring Bro Al Mims. the Mouth of the South and Cap Black, Hostage Who Fights Back, on New Orleans Talk Network.

Call 504 341-8255.

Topics: Urban Biz Spotlight on Franklin Ave. Pharmacy
Real Live White Conservative Republican ( and Cap Black friend lol ) William Wallis
                                                                   on race & the GOP,

AND our Captor of the Week feature, plus more!

Tune in:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hostages That Fight Back Show!

New Orleans Talk Network is an internet station where myself and our #1 crimefighter/mentor/and spiritual man Bro Al Mims have appeared as guests and lately, guest hosts of a program, A Moment in Time.

We've been offered our own show, Hostages That Fight Back, debuting Wednesday, March 30th, at 10am Central.

Our format slightly differs from most urban content when it comes to civil rights. While sharing mainstream civil rights concerns, our definition includes blue rights ( civil rights of police ); safety rights ( the right of self-defense & unique challenges facing inner citizens who do so ); and parental rights to discipline disobedient children, currently weakened by external interests and theories from outside our community.

We support personal responsibility as inner citizens chief change agent and public accountability from government entities who frankly forget they answer to Black folks too!

While non-partisan, our old school philosophy places community-and national-interests before partisanship. Since one of us is a Democrat and the other a Republican, we promise alot of pugilistic political commentary!

Hostages that Fight Back airs Wednesdays at 10am Central on the New Orleans Talk Network. Join the spirited conversation by calling 504 341-8255.

Log onto the site to listen in.

-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Hostage Who Fights Back! 504 214-3082@nadraenzi on twitter. UrbanSafetyist. Founder, Security Within SELF ( SWS ) urban protection and crime prevention alliance- Bro Al Mims, chaplin.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

JPSO Deputies Shoot at Escapee in New Orleans!

Jefferson Parish( LA ) inmate Domonique Battle is a lucky man. He wasn't hit by deputies fire in a recent failed escape attempt in New Orleans. 

Since this is the second Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office ( JPSO ) officer-involved shooting in our jurisdiction within scant weeks time, questions, legitimate and otherwise, will be raised.

Chief among them will be, does state law allow Louisiana police officers to use deadly force to apprehend escapees from their custody?

Here's my take on the matter: both the inmate and deputy whose Taser he stole happened to be Black. " What does race have to do with it?" some may ask. As inevitable racism allegations are hurled in JPSO's direction, please consider: the inmate didn't see a " sister " in the ethnic sense when he attacked her; nor the adult child of Black parents; not a possible wife/significant other to a Black man nor mother of Black children. He saw blue, as in police officer, and assaulted her.

Had he successfully gotten her fire arm, headlines could've heralded the shooting of the deputy and her partner!!!

Being a Black police officer doesn't promise criminals sharing your ethnicity-not ethics!-will show any mercy.

As our activists turn up the volume, is it too much to ask recognition that this Black on Black crime; male on female crime was largely a Black on Blue ( police ) one too?

-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist & founder, Security Within SELF ( SWS ) urban protection & prevention organization. 504 214-3082. @nadraenzi on twitter.

Updates @

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cap Black & Bro Al Mims ( 3/16/16 )

Tune in 11am Central/noon Eastern today to A Moment in History, starring Bro Al Mims. the Mouth of the South and Cap Black, Hostage Who Fights Back on New Orleans Talk Network.
Call 504 341-8255.

Log on to listen on line:
Topics: calls for PIB chief resignation; the Marigny Klan; the Chi-raq Donald Trump riot & Super-Super Tuesday results!

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Old School Referees Urban Apocalypse.

As an old school brother, I'd like to comfort other old school brothers and sisters opposing toxic trends within our community and elsewhere.

We who practice grassroots prevention and protection inherited a moral purpose from long forgotten forebears. Negative culture is a whirl pool sucking our youth and institutions down to oblivion.

We are the ones holding on to them with every fiber of our being. Overshadowed by outside non-profits, ignored by politicians afraid of independent advocates and facing daily rage and ruin, old school brothers and sisters referee an urban apocalypse for no other reason than it's the right thing to do. Amen... and thank you for being old school. :).

-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist, Brothers and Badges Together Advocate. Security Within SELF ( SWS ) founder. 504 214-3082.

UrbanSafetyism Blog: ttp://

Updates @

Friday, March 11, 2016

Questioning The Public Integrity Bureau Chief's Integrity.

Recent comments by NOPD's deputy superintendent of its Public Integrity Bureau have led to resignation calls from the local Fraternal Order of Police ( FOP ) chapter and the Police Association of New Orleans ( PANO )- two groups I support.

At issue is her community meeting statement about how she would have arrested NOPD officers " on the spot " had they been Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office ( JPSO ) deputies involved in a fatal shooting in New Orleans.

Her words did not comfort NOPD officers expecting at least the semblance of impartiality from her office. Group bias is a very broad brush, one which can limit life chances and destroy careers.

Limited life chances and career destruction are brutal, whether one's skin tone is black or uniform color is blue.

 I wish a concern for blue rights, civil liberties for police officers, had informed her commentary. A curt, " no comment " would have avoided this ordeal since an active investigation is underway.

Perhaps she was trying to comfort the suspect's grieving mother and show a skeptical crowd NOPD thinks Black Lives Matter, to borrow a popular slogan?

Speculation aside, the deputy superintendent may have given her retention-challenged department yet another reason for folks to seek bluer pastures elsewhere.

Another wedge has landed between the police, their command structure and a hostage public- one which New Orleans can ill afford.

It seems the integrity of the Public Integrity Bureau chief is being questioned.

I'm curious what answers will emerge. This promises to be interesting.

It's already disturbing.

 -Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, SWS founder & UrbanSafetyist. 504 214-3082.

Updates @ http://www.swsbros.blogspot.vom