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Detroit Mayor: I Won't Erect RoboCop

2/8/2011 3:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

He's the greatest icon ever to hail from Detroit -- but RoboCop will never occupy an immortal place in Motor City ... so long as Motown's party-pooper Mayor Dave Bing has anything to say about it.

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Meanwhile, Philly gets a "Rocky" statue. No fair.

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Criss    

Why not just a statue of Eminem or Madonna? Are these people serious? A fictional character from a movie more than 20 years ago? At least the Rocky statue was part of the actual movies.

1356 days ago
17.

Linda Bohy    

Everyone always picks on Detroit. We're real people that live here. Definitely not garbage that can just be thrown away. I love how the rest of the nation loves to hate us when the majority of us a good, hard-working people. Ever think the media blows a lot of it out of proportion? Yes, there is still room for improvement but we no longer are as destitute as we were during the Coleman Young era or dare I mention the humiliation Kwame brought us. Dave Bing is going to make great changes. Detroit should be known for it's resilience especially in the face of the ignorant and assuming.

1356 days ago
18.

John    

I'm sure if Robocop would have been played by a black man they would already have the stature erected.

1356 days ago
19.

Nostradamus    

LOL @ Mike Rowave

1356 days ago
20.

Frank O.    

"I'd buy that for a dollar!"

1356 days ago
21.

snoilog    

Detroit Haters...so sad for you. So easy to comment behind a computer screen. Why not post your name and address so we can personally thank you. Move out of your parents' basement, get a job and move on with yourselves.

1356 days ago
22.

CrashAndBurn    

why not erect a Rocky statue but with Bush's mug for putting america out of business.

1356 days ago
23.

Pat    

Greatest icon from Detroit? Did they forget Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Eminem, Joe Louis, Madonna, Ford, GM, Chrysler....

1356 days ago
24.

stargazer    

If you really think RoboCop is the greatest icon ever to hail from Detroit, you obviously know nothing about Detroit. Whomever is responsible for this post really should do a little research before they post something so stupid.

1356 days ago
25.

JLS    

WTF? What about Eminem? He's from Detroit.

Honestly, TMZ. Who is more famous?

1356 days ago
26.

IsIAreIsMe    

Tim "The Toolman" Taylor

'nuff said

1356 days ago
27.

JLS    

I think Madonna might have a bone to pick with the author of this really stupid post. She also hails from Detroit.

Detroit is one righteous great place. It's full of nice and intelligent and yes, MOTIVATED and famous types. It rocks.

Unlike Wisconsin.

1356 days ago
28.

dcteabag    

If ya wanna see Detroit's finest just watch that reality show Hardcore Pawn.......It's hilarious!!!

1356 days ago
29.

Dirk Diggler    

Detroit is a ****hole...plain and simple. Nuke the place and start over!

1356 days ago
30.

todd lee    

Im not from Detroit and never been there but i find it hilarious how people are talking trash about Detroit. They obviously are cowards who can hide behind a computer monitor.
But out in public they would probably be wimps and keep their mouths shut....*******

1356 days ago
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