Plans to honor a law enforcement legend will finally come to an end when city officials unveil their new RoboCop statue today in Detroit.
The 10-foot-tall bronze monument dedicated to the original RoboCop is the end result of a three-year-long projec by the nonprofit arts group Imagination Station in Massachusetts. They first floated the idea of giving Detroit a RoboCop statue by launching a Kickstarter and it became one of the crowdfunding site’s first big successes. Unfortunately, the city of Detroit didn’t like the idea of the statue in their town prompting ex-Mayor Dave Bing to issue a statement that “There are no plans to erect a statue of RoboCop” t after plans for the statue went viral.
However, the $50,000 they needed was raised and plans were already underway to make the statue so somebody was getting a RoboCop statue and the city eventually accepted their gracious offer. Finally after years of planning and building, the statue was complete and city officials will place the statue in front of Detroit’s Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters. Now the city is so in love with the idea that they have declared June 3rd to be “RoboCop Day” complete with an official dedication and RoboCop himself throwing out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Tigers game at Comerica Park.
We should note that all this acclaim is for the original and more awesome version of RoboCop from 1987 . So anyone who had anything to do with the recent remake should probably steer clear of Detroit today–if they know what’s best for them.