Detroit to Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

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Detroit’s Project Green Light is a massive surveillance-camera network with 1,000 cameras that spies on people at gas stations, retail stores, and in public housing. The city also is using cameras on street lights. New Orleans is considered to be the first Us city to follow the Chinese model. -GEG

The push to turn America’s cities into Chinese-style surveillance networks has found a new partner in Detroit, Michigan.

The only difference between what is happening in San Diego and what is happening in Detroit is, they are not using the same smart street lights to spy on everyone. Detroit uses Intellistreets a company known to have strong ties to Homeland Security.

What started out as a ‘voluntary’ police-cam share program in Saginaw, Michigan has morphed into a massive 1000 surveillance camera network which includes 500 businesses in Detroit.

Detroit’s Project Green Light, spies on people in real-time at gas stations, retail stores and public housing.

A map of Project Green Light’s surveillance cameras, shows the true extent of police spying in Detroit and it looks an awful lot like the map of San Diego’s IQ street lights.

What makes Detroit’s spying so disturbing, is that the city wants the public to help fund their program.

The Detroit Free Press said, Mayor Mike Duggan sent out a ‘citizen petition drive’ soliciting money from home owners and businesses to help pay for a new multi-million dollar surveillance program.

“In order to continue making Detroit a safe place to live, work, and play, we are asking you to gather signatures from your neighbors pledging support for the Neighborhood Real-Time Intelligence Program.”

Motorola Solution’s hand in helping turn our cities into Chines-style surveillance centers is deplorable.

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