The governor of Michigan and the mayor of Detroit both agree it’s a last ditch effort, but with the city in decay and tens of billions of dollars in debt, the city is now under the control of an unelected emergency financial manager, whose decisions override any by the elected mayor or city council. Yes, in order for Detroit to survive at all, it’s now being run by a lawyer-czar. But it could be Detroit’s last hope.
Granted, Detroit may look like a war zone in places, but this wasn’t a humanitarian relief effort. To celebrate their 95th anniversary, American Coney Island restaurant dumped 955 hot dogs over Detroit. No, they didn’t have little parachutes and they weren’t wrapped in anything. Just nearly 1000 hot dogs being dropped from the sky going splat on the sidewalk and in rat shit.
After raising the money and haggling with the city, it looks like Detroit will in fact be getting that giant statue of Robocop, now the only question is when.
After the mayor of Detroit glibly rejected the idea that the city would put up a statue of Robocop, the internet and citizens of Detroit rallied together around a Kickstarter project to fund such a venture. As of today, the project reached its goal of $50,000 and the Robocop statue will actually be a reality.
A couple days ago, one clever Twitterer suggested that Detroit erect a statue of its most famous movie star— Robocop. Sadly for Detroit and the rest of the world, Mayor David Bing responded to shoot the idea down, saying that “There are no plans to erect a statue of Robocop”. NOT YET.