Detroit's Project Green Light - "It Don't Mean S---. It's Not Protecting Nobody.”

BRK wrote a piece 9 months ago about a new initiative by the Detroit PD called Project Green Light, which mandates HD video, good lighting and bandwidth capable of streaming to the Detroit PD HQ.

In the comments section of that article, posted only 3 months ago by Paul S, there was a news story from Detroit which quoted a guy named Mo Rustam who owns 3 Valero convenience stores in Detroit:

"Since we have gotten our green light, the crime has been down like crazy at my stations. My employees are safe, my customers are safe,” said Mo Rustam, owner of the Valero station on McNichols and Telegraph. “$140 a month is not a lot. It is really important to me is my customers and my employees … You’ll wake up in the morning and you’ll have no calls that something happened at your place. I hope everyone gets it going.”

Well, now Mo is singing a different tune just 3 months later. New quote:

“We’re paying every month, so if the police is watching, what are they doing for us?

It costs $160 a month per station, plus $1,000 for installation. But right now, to me, it's just like a blinking green light. It don't mean s---. It's not protecting nobody.”

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