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Social Media Petitions For Detroit RoboCop Statue
myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 14 Feb 2011 | Canvas Staff Reports

Posted on 02/14/2011 10:19:35 PM PST by smokingfrog

Detroit needs RoboCop.

That was the premise of a 1987 movie in which RoboCop, a terminally wounded cop turned cyborg, protected a crime-ridden city. Now what started out as a tweet to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has turned into a social media movement that suggests a statue of RoboCop is just what the city needs.

Bing, as reported by PopSci.com , originally got a Tweet saying that RoboCop would be a great Detroit mascot. Philadelphia has a Rocky Balboa statue, the text stated, and RoboCop would "kick Rocky's butt."

"There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop," Bing replied. "Thank you for your suggestion."

Fans disagreed as a group of Detroit residents started a Facebook event page that grew to 4,600 supporters.

Imagination Station, a non-profit center that cleans up blighted neighborhoods, offered space on its campus for the statue. Supporters kicked off a campaign using the online fundraising platform Kickstarter .

"Part man, part machine, all crowd funded," the website DetroitNeedsRobocop.com states.

As of Sunday, the website reported that $16,524 or 33 percent of the group's $50,000 goal has been raised.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdetroit.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bing; facebook; michigan; robocop; socialmedia; tweet; willemdafoe

1 posted on 02/14/2011 10:19:43 PM PST by smokingfrog
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2 posted on 02/14/2011 10:24:36 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: smokingfrog

A statue of robocop? that’s exactly what Detroit needs. bingo.


3 posted on 02/14/2011 10:27:09 PM PST by RC one
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To: smokingfrog

What Detroit needs is a nuclear strike.


4 posted on 02/14/2011 10:35:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Unfortunately there are good size parts of the city that look above ground nuclear testing has been done.


5 posted on 02/14/2011 10:58:47 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s the only way to be sure.


6 posted on 02/14/2011 10:59:59 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: smokingfrog

This is pretty idiotic amid a city wasting away and descending into ruin.


7 posted on 02/14/2011 11:06:10 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Springman; jiggyboy
Unfortunately there are good size parts of the city that look above ground nuclear testing has been done.

Bounce the rubble.

8 posted on 02/14/2011 11:11:21 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: smokingfrog

I think they better get permission from the people who produced the movie.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 1:01:21 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Slings and Arrows
They'd do better with one depicting the Morlocks, those underground dwellers from H.G. Wells.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 1:09:26 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Liberals flocking to a carnivorous god.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 1:14:41 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: tet68

People’d think it was supposed to be Marcia Conyers.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 1:39:31 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Make that Monica Conyers.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 1:41:11 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: smokingfrog

Perhaps it would be better to put the statue up in Dallas, where the movie was filmed....;)


14 posted on 02/15/2011 2:07:52 AM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: TheThinker

Why did you use present tense?


15 posted on 02/15/2011 4:15:23 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: smokingfrog

If Philly can put up a statue of Rocky Balboa then why not?


16 posted on 02/15/2011 4:19:05 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Slings and Arrows
What Detroit needs is a nuclear strike.

Nukem!


17 posted on 02/15/2011 4:21:08 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What Detroit needs is a nuclear strike.

I was thinking about this yesterday and decided I could spare Detroit if I can vaporize Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo instead. Detroit is an indifferent parasite. Ann Arbor and Kzoo are angry arrogant parasites.
18 posted on 02/15/2011 5:21:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: RC one

“I’d buy THAT for a dollar!”


19 posted on 02/15/2011 6:22:37 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: ScreamingFist

At least part of Robocop 2 was filmed in Houston. The final scene is in front of Wortham Center.


20 posted on 02/15/2011 9:02:37 AM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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RoboCop??? WTF! Why does Detroit and its mostly suburban local news stations suck up to Hollywood so diligently? It's embarrassing to witness these pathetic attempts to make Michigan out to be "California Jr." when there's not much of anything that's cool about the Golden State anymore. If you're gonna build a statue of some adopted son for Detroit then why not have it be a real hero like Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, WWI flying Ace.>>>
21 posted on 02/16/2011 3:37:58 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: smokingfrog

This is so cool. I hope Robocop is there to give a speech at his unveiling.


22 posted on 02/16/2011 3:41:56 AM PST by InvisibleChurch ( Stop the worm holocaust : End Fishing.)
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To: smokingfrog

How about a statue of Clarence Boddicker?

23 posted on 02/16/2011 3:43:31 AM PST by RichInOC (Welcome to Detroit. B***hes Leave.)
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Update, per WJR, Mitch Albom’s radio show, there are enough donations to build it, if they can find a location.


24 posted on 02/16/2011 7:57:47 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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*eyeroll*


25 posted on 02/16/2011 8:37:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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