Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Quisa Williams, known as "Q", was murdered Sunday morning, April 27th, 2009 at the Tiger's Den lounge here in Savannah, GA., where he was manager.

By Nadra Enzi

Quisa Williams, known as "Q", was murdered Sunday morning, April 27th, 2009 at the Tiger's Den lounge here in Savannah, GA., where he was manager.

I knew Q. My associates and I provided security there last year.

People ask me sometimes why I do this "Capt. Black anti-crime stuff." It's because of inner city victims like Q whose only crime was he dared make a living where most folks wouldn't.

Peace keeping is what the inner city desperately needs. We're awash in angry personalities who confuse force with strength and leave ballooning body counts as their only result.

This is why we as citizens and African-Americans must make ending violent urban crime the internal civil rights movement of the 21st Century for our own good and the national interest.

This young man was only 25 years old, the same age as many who are wounded or die overseas in the service of this country. He's one of a number of persons I know who have met such a fate.

His death serves graphic notice that there is a war within these borders whose intensity often dominates local headlines and regularly made national news in the days before September 11th changed our focus on threats to the Republic.

Looking continents away for enemies exclusively denies us vital focus upon thugs and worse who are born here in many cases and possess little more regard for their fellow citizens than what we ascribe to Al Queda and its ilk.

Prevention proponents will say lack of role models and money creates these tragedies while we who favor punative measures respond no one has the sanction to use a tough childhood as license for murder.

It doesn't matter which side is right when faced by the enormity of the wrong done daily in America's inner cities.

When I say I wage a "legal, yet creatively executed war against street crime " it's said as somoene who realizes street crime is the central challenge to safety for Black people- not White racists with whom they have little direct contact.

My foes often bear my color but are light years removed from me and my peers in terms of consciousness, let alone civic conduct.

When I indelicately state the next war in the Black community will be between " Black folks and negroes ( used instead of the other N-Word ) " it is a stark admission that the focus on others must cease in the face of an inner peril destroying all we're worked to establish and safeguard from external enemies.

Back to our young murder victim, a man's man if ever there were one. He was the type of individual who would slap a lion without second thought about the grisly consequences.

Q was a courageous man who I don't doubt for a second may have tried to fight the gunmen unarmed. Some may question the wisdom of such actions in hindsight but men like Q are the reason more timid souls can walk around freely.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

I hope the suspect and his partners will just turn themselves in.

In exchange for a few dollars they've killed a father and created a widow and orphans- stop while you're ahead.

Goodbye,Q, may ALLAH be pleased with you.

NADRA ENZI AKA CAPT. BLACK promotes firsthand resolution of crime in progress and self-development, alongside his STREET TEAM OF AMERICA Concerned Citizens Group.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate this article. I'm originally from Savannah, and I have seen the decay in my hometown. Every year I go, it gets worse. I love my people, but there is so little opportunity for youth in Savannah, especially for blacks. It's one of the reasons my parents encouraged me to leave. I left at 18 to attend Morehouse, knowing it would be years before I'd return. 11 years later, it breaks a bit of my heart every time I go home to see that the situation continues to deteriorate. I have had so many friends on both sides - the killers and those that have been killed. I sympathize with both.

How do we solve the puzzle of neighborhood crime? I am skeptical that the police provide an answer. How do we get opportunities for the youth, and how do we prepare them to move forward?

There are many, like me, that want to do more than ask questions....

GLM, Jr.