|A RoboCop statue in Detroit should look like this|
These brave women and men already work in the city of Detroit — and now, Mayor Dave Bing wants police officers to live in the city as well.
Bing has been vocal about his desire to get police officers to move back into the city, and now he’s taking action by announcing a new incentive plan to get them to live where they work.
Currently, 53 percent of Detroit Police officers commute to work from the suburbs, and Bing says the number is even higher for firefighters.
As part of a pilot program called “Project 14″ Detroit cops and firefighters who live in the suburbs will be offered renovated homes in the city for as little as $1,000.
Mayor Bing said this is one step in a plan to revitalize Detroit.
“Project 14 is one approach that my administration is deploying to take two challenges facing Detroit — public safety and vacant homes — and turn them into an opportunity for neighborhood revitalization,” Mayor Bing said.
We have documented Detroit’s collapse on multiple occasions and will continue to point out that a city’s inhabitants are primarily responsible for the state of and quality of life in their city, whether good or bad.Detroit – a town Black people can’t give up on – is collapsing into a condition that matches its citizens' own ennui.
With its 90 percent plus Black citizenry unopposed to the idea of once proud city completely falling apart under their watch, Detroit is in need of salvation. (Picture essays on the cities collapse are a case study in what happens when the population that built and sustained a city evacuate for safer lands.)
Philadelphia has its Rocky statue, but do not look for Detroit to celebrate its connection to RoboCop any time soon.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, who has taken to the Internet to solicit ideas for the city's revival, said on Monday there were no plans for a RoboCop statue to honor the 1987 science fiction movie based on Detroit. The question had come in via Twitter.
"There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop," Bing wrote on his Twitter account. "Thank you for your suggestion."
Bing touched off an immediate wave of Twitter messages from fans of the movie who hope he will reconsider, and others amused that he had even responded.
"Some people just don't get it," grumbled one message on Twitter. Another wrote: "If I were mayor of Detroit, my top priority would be a RoboCop statue."
Building this statute makes these SWPL white people feel special, important:
The surprisingly quick campaign to raise at least $50,000 to build a larger-than-life statue of RoboCop in Detroit shouldn't stop with the crime-fighting cyborg, the fund-raisers said Wednesday.
"If we raised this much money for RoboCop, imagine what others can do for the city," Detroit artist and fund-raiser Jerry Paffendorf said. "We could raise money for other art projects and for schools and neighborhoods."
In just six days, a group of local artists and sci-fi fans exceeded the fund-raising goal Wednesday with more than $53,000 in donations, an amount that could rise substantially by the March 29 deadline. The group received more than 1,500 donations from around the globe, with an average contribution of $17.
Detroit does need RoboCop. In the movie he was embedded with three primary directives:
Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, and uphold the law.
It should be noted that the Rocky franchise made $565 million at the box office, while the three RoboCop films made a combined $109 million (an average of $94 million per Rocky). Perhaps Detroit does deserve a B-movie statue, while Philadelphia rightfully has a statue dedicated to the Italian Stallion.
Hey, people want to come see the Rocky statue. Who would want to go to Detroit, even with a RoboCop statue?