Monday, April 18, 2016
Marigny Klan Targets Cap Black!
( New Orleans ): In response to an unethical-and illegal-recent demand placed upon Cafe Istanbul ( targeted for eventual closure ), a night club I assisted, that it hire a licensed security company, I share the following:
The club is not required by New Orleans municipal ordinance nor Louisiana state law to do so. The location isn't a public safety threat; has no record as such and the not-so-subtle implication is its Black audience are animals who must be managed by state licensed lion tamers- private sector or police, the original stipulation from the club's tormenters.
I've assisted clubs and events in several states for years and Café Istanbul is the most tame by far. Additionally, I'm regularly interviewed on local and national media about the private role in public safety and co-host a radio show addressing these topics. Not quite the ignorant Negro the Marigny Klan mis-perceives me to be.
Café Istanbul's diverse patrons are peaceful and should be held up as a model of orderly entertainment. Any allegation against it is not only false, but also a falsehood supported by the same local government which slaps urban stake holders in the face with alarming regularity.
Security companies rarely secure such venues for multiple reasons, chiefly personnel related. Club security operates well beyond tame requirements of observing and reporting on behalf of regular business clients.
This demand came from the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association ( more aptly, the Marigny Klan ), whose bias is legendary. Their zeal to gentrify a lily White suburb within a majority Black city has reached a new low.
I hasten to note, they are a group of so-called progressives ( not Republicans or Tea Partyers ) whose pretty rhetoric about inclusion doesn't match the ugly reality I've observed in action. Their " love " of Black people begins and ends with President Obama- regular folks are reduced to being irritants or perhaps, occasional pets.
This targeting is their trademark heavy handed discrimination. While Cap Black has been targeted by the Marigny Klan, rest assured he is fighting back!
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist & Security Within Self ( SWS ) urban protection & prevention fellowship founder . 504 214-3082.