New year, new surveillance expansion. Chad Livengood reported this on January 3, and Joe Cadillic kindly sent it along for all of us to mutter about:
- Plan would eventually mandate every retail business in Detroit with late-night hours to have surveillance cameras
- City will start with requiring camera systems for businesses open midnight-4 a.m.
- City will then move to businesses open after 10 p.m.
Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration is moving forward with a plan to eventually mandate every retail business in Detroit with late-night hours have surveillance cameras tied into Project Green Light, the Detroit Police Department’s real-time crime monitoring system credited with a decrease in carjackings and overall crime around participating businesses.
In an interview Wednesday with Crain’s, Duggan said he will ask City Council later this year to mandate Project Green Light high-definition video systems for all retail businesses open after 10 p.m.
Read more on Crain’s.
Update: Joe Cadillic mulled it over some more (translation: fumed), and then blogged about this all on his blog.