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RoboCop spawns other Detroit projects

“I’m not going to write about the RoboCop statue in Detroit.”

I wrote that down 5 times the other day to get my inner Bart Simpson out of my system. So much has been said about the Robocop statue, both pro and con, that I didn’t have anything remarkable to add. And I'm sick of all the rants on the subject. But Bart always breaks the rules and so will I.

Three micro-funding projects have sprung up in retaliation against response to the RoboCop statue and I wanted to shine a light on them.

RoboCharity is raising money for Forgotten Harvest, an organization devoted to relieving hunger in metro Detroit. Gary Whitta, who wrote the film ‘The Book of Eli’ and comic book author Ron Marz were the inspiration behind the idea with help from Detroit’s own Ryan Meray. See the full RoboCharity story on WXYZ's website.

Keep Detroit Beautiful wants to “show people all over the country how much we care and love the city of Detroit!” The funds raised will go to the Greening of Detroit Foundation. They’re already 20% funded!

Le Tigre Park is a collaborative effort to build a public playground, picnic area, garden and sculpture park. Originally, the organizers hoped the site would be old Tiger Stadium, hence the name. Since that isn’t possible, they are looking at other locations including Brush Park.

These are the 3 projects that I saw pop up yesterday. Are there others out there?

Photo credit: RoboCharity.

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Is the robocop statue already in Detroit? I've moved away and I don't hear much about this anymore.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

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