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Photo Controversy Erupts After Detroitís New Police Cars Revealed
(WWJ) ^ | August 22, 2013 5:38 PM

Posted on 08/25/2013 7:52:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin

DETROIT (WWJ) – A local photographer is crying foul over an image that appears on a new set of public safety vehicles unveiled by the city.

Mayor Dave Bing handed over the keys to 15 new squad cars and 10 ambulances during a presentation downtown on Thursday.

Meantime, Bobby Alcott claims that a photo of the Detroit skyline featured on the vehicles is his under copyright — and that the Downtown Detroit Partnership did not purchase the image.

“I’m not trying to be mean about it. I’m not trying to be a jerk,” Bobby Alcott told WWJ Newsradio 950. ”I’m just saying it’s my property.

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


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To: Sooth2222

that’s one expensive Dodge Charger HEMI. Still expensive including the RoboCOP.


41 posted on 08/25/2013 8:33:56 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: cripplecreek

Most anything can look good in a photo. My memories of De-Troit layovers as an airline pilot were having a good book and staying in my room ‘til the next morning. And a lot of “Really, we’re not a crap-hole” PR outside. See the pix in post #13.


42 posted on 08/25/2013 8:36:18 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: BenLurkin

I flew into Detroit last week on the way to Dubai. They should have used the aerial view that I saw. It was a patchwork wasteland of demolished blocks by the mile surrounding the “Oz “ that is the city center.


43 posted on 08/25/2013 8:37:52 AM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: Sooth2222

$75K for the cop car and $245K for nobama and the dems “referral and handling fee”.


44 posted on 08/25/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Pollster1

Those cop cars look more like taxis with that graphic. Just wonderin’ how long before those buildings get ‘tagged’ by the local youts?


45 posted on 08/25/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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To: Blue Highway

A fully equipped police car is running around $160,000 these days. Ambulances are probably twice that.

This story doesn’t mention it but I read somewhere that other equipment was purchased as well as hiring a few more cops.


46 posted on 08/25/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

How hard can it be to take your own picture of the Detroit skyline? Heck, with today’s digital cameras, any moron can make a perfect picture. Why would they need to use this guys image?


47 posted on 08/25/2013 8:42:14 AM PDT by soycd
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To: BenLurkin

Comrade, these are reactionary thoughts! In worker’s paradise of Detroit, everything belongs to the People! I am afraid that you will need re-education...


48 posted on 08/25/2013 8:48:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: reg45
Oh, good.
With that attitude, the guv’mint can force you to pay a fee for taking any pictures of any city. Hell, why not just force building owners to pay a fee to the city for the luxury of contributing to the skyline of the city.
No. Wait. They do.
Property taxes.
You don't own JACK!
If not for someone else, you wouldn't have what you have.
Guv’mint claims they allowed you to be what you are.
Most of us give credit the God.
49 posted on 08/25/2013 8:49:38 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: cripplecreek

Say what you will about Detroit but it really does have a
photogenic skyline which ranks with NY and Chicago as
far asaesthetic appeal is concerned.

 

You can keep Detroit.
The AIDS/HIV virus is also quite beautiful to behold as an organism if viewed under the proper light.
I wouldn't want that either.

50 posted on 08/25/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: soycd

If I want to see Detroit I will observe it through a powerful telescope!


51 posted on 08/25/2013 8:54:41 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Pollster1
I think it's a dumb graphic to use on a police car. I prefer simple colors and an accurate label.

It's called "bling". Besides, they had to spend that money; couldn't leave it just lying around.

52 posted on 08/25/2013 8:55:06 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: BenLurkin
Rahm Emanuel courtesy of Obama tax dollars has a better way to round up you conservatives:
53 posted on 08/25/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: cripplecreek

It does look good from a distance.


54 posted on 08/25/2013 8:56:58 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Bon mots

Oooh, ahhh, pretty!


55 posted on 08/25/2013 8:58:13 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ √ě)
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To: BenLurkin

Are those Chevy Impalas? Made in Australia, I believe. Interesting no one’s mentioned it.


56 posted on 08/25/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT by BfloGuy (People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Downtown looks pretty decent up close too. These businesses are pouring a lot of money into the city these days as the business environment gets better.


57 posted on 08/25/2013 9:06:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Thumper1960

I was trying to be absurd. If the subject of a photograph or a painting could be copyrighted, then paparazzi would have to pay celebrities royalties for all the photographs they take.


58 posted on 08/25/2013 9:11:21 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Pollster1
"I think it's a dumb graphic to use on a police car. I prefer simple colors and an accurate label."

They look like local television news cars.
59 posted on 08/25/2013 9:17:56 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: reg45

So was I.
Must’ve got lost in my guv’mint school edumacation literary style.
FReegards


60 posted on 08/25/2013 9:27:01 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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