Thursday, February 10, 2011

Statue of Robocop coming to old Detroit?

Newser is reporting that officer Alex Murphy could be getting some Rocky III-esque recognition in his hometown of Detroit.  From Newser:
It began as a joke idea, but now Detroit may actually get a statue of RoboCop. Fans of the crime-fighting cyborg from the 1987 film have united online ... with a goal of raising $80,000 for the project, reports the Detroit News. The campaign started after Mayor Dave Bing shot down the idea of the city paying for one on Twitter earlier this week. Thus, a movement began, even if the News points out this subsequent tweet from the person who originally floated the idea: "I honestly never wanted to waste the mayor's time. It was a joke." 

Meanwhile, here's a link to the online fund raising campaign to pay for the statue.

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