Detroit P.D. Charging Fees for Higher Priority
Article from Boing Boing by Staff.
If someone has been trashing your Detroit gas station for an hour, and cops still haven’t responded, chances are your business hasn’t enrolled in Project Green Light.
The idea is that the green light will attract customers by deterring criminals. All you have to do join is install a small fortune in surveillance equipment and a prominent green light, then give police direct access to all the livestreams in your business. Via Detroit News:
Businesses pay between $4,000 and $6,000 to join Project Green Light, a program that allows police to monitor businesses’ video surveillance feeds in real time. The cost covers installation of high-definition cameras and lighting. There also is a monthly fee of up to $150 for cloud-based video storage.
In exchange, participating companies are given Priority 1 status on police dispatches — but some business owners who don’t participate feel they’re being treated like secondary citizens.
Read the entire article at Boing Boing.
Forget the green light and just put a red dot on a 12 gauge shotgun and clean up the trash as it arrives.
put up a Green Light and the dumb criminals wont know the difference..
The Mafia used to sell protection and they were busted for it.
I was thinking precisely the same thing.
Who’s the baddest gang in town? Them’s dat supply dat “Green Light” fo’ protection!!!!
Extortion. Plain and simple.
Nothing like having your government start its own business.
I would have to say there is a Police Chief that is not doing his job and should be FIRED TODAY FOR EVEN SAYING ANYTHING AS STUPID AS HE IS. IT’S BECAUSE OF IDIOTS LIKE HIM YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS AND SET AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE NEXT THIEF WILL LOOK LIKE.
Wasn’t this a part in Robocop? Do the cops come in guns a blazing for a little extra cash? I guess the green light means cash for the politicians?
Sounds like Mafia tactics whereby you PAY for protection!
Well, what can you expect? It’s Detroit! We all know that it has been bankrupted by the politicians there. I’m surprised they even have a PD and since their politicians live to extort money from the citizens, what better way to pay the PD officers? Especially since they have a target painted on their backs.