Detroit Mayor Bing Rejects RoboCop Statue Request
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
A today's last word in business comes from Detroit. The word is Cyborg City.
A W: A Web user who goes by the name M.T. sent a tweet to the Mayor of Detroit, Dave Bing, suggesting that he support a statue of RoboCop. The same way that Philadelphia has a statue of its favorite fictional son, Rocky.
RoboCop is the superhuman police officer from the 1987 film that takes place in Detroit.
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Unidentified Man (Actor): (as character) What are your prime directives?
PETER WELLER: (as RoboCop): To serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.
INSKEEP: M.T. writes that RoboCop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a great ambassador for Detroit. Then again, he is in a movie that portrays Detroit as a dystopia.
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