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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: 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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To: cripplecreek

Detroit can’t be all bad. It gave us “Dutch”.


61 posted on 08/25/2013 9:27:05 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: Blue Highway
Meanwhile, in nearby Bloomfield Hills . . .

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62 posted on 08/25/2013 9:29:09 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

what kind of work?

I just did a nightmare project for someone in California

They hired me to add something new to their software, but the original software did not work at all...

I explained to them it was like hiring a contractor to add an addition to your house but when he gets there, there is no house, but you expect him to build the house AND then put the addition on it for the same cost.


63 posted on 08/25/2013 9:35:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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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."

After a quick look, I saw these were police cars, not NASCAR.

64 posted on 08/25/2013 9:39:49 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I think he gave one of his greatest political speeches in Detroit.

I will not stand by and watch this great country destroy itself under mediocre leadership that drifts from one crisis to the next, eroding our national will and purpose. We have come together here because the American people deserve better from those to whom they entrust our nation's highest offices, and we stand united -- we stand united in our resolve to do something about it.

Ronald Reagan 1980 Republican National Convention Acceptance Address

Its like he was speaking directly to us across the years.
65 posted on 08/25/2013 9:43:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sooth2222
"$320,000 per vehicle? I hope each one comes equipped with a RoboCop!"

And a bad ass radio/CD player!

66 posted on 08/25/2013 9:44:33 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
This seems like a non-issue.

The headline promises a juicy story, and the article takes it away.

That being said they are a lot prettier that, say, Cobb county's sheriff's cars.

Jet black cars with a foot high dark charcoal gray "SHERIFF" on the side outlined with a narrow gold pinstripe.

67 posted on 08/25/2013 9:45:30 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: cripplecreek
I think he gave one of his greatest political speeches in Detroit.

I meant the other Dutch--the "Dickens of Detroit".

68 posted on 08/25/2013 9:49:59 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: null and void

Michigan police car website.

http://policecarwebsite.net/st22.html


69 posted on 08/25/2013 9:52:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Elmore (Dutch) Leonard passed away bout a week ago.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130825/NEWS/308259974/crime-paid-dickens-of-detroit-is-gone-but-legacy-will-continue-to


70 posted on 08/25/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
JK Simmons is another good made in Detroit product. He's one seriously talented dude. Everything from a white supremacist prison gang leader to Peter Parker's boss to the insurance ads he makes.


71 posted on 08/25/2013 10:11:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BfloGuy

I believe they are Dodge Chargers. Very popular around here for police use.


72 posted on 08/25/2013 10:49:29 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: cripplecreek
Elmore (Dutch) Leonard passed away bout a week ago.

Yep, the last of my three favorite authors. The other two are Michael Crichton and Vince Flynn. As far as fans go, you might say I'm the Angel of Death.

73 posted on 08/25/2013 1:00:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: BenLurkin

I think it to be extreme punishment to have to live in that city.


74 posted on 08/25/2013 1:58:45 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Mr. K

Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography

the guy sells among other things wine barrels to the wineries....

he couldnt even get the appropriate barrel [ singular] for me to use in the postcards designed to promote the product he was selling

33 YEARS down the tubes!

Oh well Its all for the best Im sure


75 posted on 08/25/2013 6:08:27 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: reg45

might work

judges are cheap these days especially In Detroit!


76 posted on 08/25/2013 6:11:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Standing Wolf

they ight as well play up what they have.

perhap National Geographic might end up doing an in depth super report on WIld Dogs Of Detroit? as a tie in ?


77 posted on 08/25/2013 6:13:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: CrazyIvan

Rebadged Holden Commodores, formerly sold as the Pontiac G8, now only available for police and security fleet use, rebadged yet again as a Chevrolet. Excellent cars, rear wheel drive, 5.7 V8. Too bad they didn’t roll it into Buick as a Grand National, or Chevy as an Impala SS.


78 posted on 08/25/2013 6:21:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Thanks for the info. I was looking at the grill but on second take the roof line is different from the Charger. I grew up with the sons of the local Mopar dealer and got to drive some of the old 440 pursuit vehicles. They were damn fast!
79 posted on 08/25/2013 7:30:33 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: BenLurkin

How are they able to afford these?


80 posted on 08/26/2013 6:46:29 AM PDT by jodyel
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To: jodyel

State or federal funds probably


81 posted on 08/26/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: cripplecreek

Did they at least buy Michigan made vehicles?
Spartan motors here in eaton county makes ambulances.


82 posted on 08/27/2013 9:44:37 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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