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Green Light

March 13, 2019

BY Minyetta Nelson

Detroit, Michigan 

After thieves drove a truck through the window of a downtown Detroit store last year, owner Clement Brown wondered how they could be so brazen.

When he asked police how such a thing could happen on a busy street, they responded with a question of their own: Did he have surveillance cameras?

As Brown prepares to open a second clothing store on Wednesday, he resolved not to be caught again without them.

His Three Thirteen business will be part of the city's quickly growing Project Green Light, where businesses' cameras stream into city police facilities.

In fact, Three Thirteen will be the 500th business to join the program, which began in 2016.