The Rock Show - Civic Pride (Should we put a Robo Cop Statue in Detroit?)
Summary: Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up folks. Mayor Dave Bing's plan for a New Detroit does not include a RoboCop statue. In an attempt to engage the community, Bing and his communications team have been responding to queries on the mayor's official Twitter account. Monday, one Twitter user humorously asked Bing to consider erecting a statue of RoboCop to recognize the city's relationship to to the 1987 sci-fi film. "Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky's butt," one person tweeted "He's a GREAT ambassador for Detroit." Whether he was in on the joke or not, @mayordavebing responded: "There are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion." Local residents and fans of the film retweeted the exchange and now an organization has been set up to raise over $50,000 to build the statue without the city's official help. How do you help your City? What instills pride in you in where you live? How has history made your hometown what it is today. Should be a fun one.