Tag Archives: Robocop

Good Times to Future Cop, the amazing journey of John Amos… The robots of law enforcement… My defense of Norman Lear… And so much more

I don’t know that it changes anything, but I wonder if the folks behind the statue of Robocop, which will soon be staring-down the citizens of Detroit, know that he wasn’t the first robot to wear a badge… No, a full decade before officer Alex Murphy became Robocop, there was officer Gregory Yoyonivich, breaking down […]

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Detroit moves one step closer to state takeover

It’s looking like today may mark the beginning of the end for Detroit’s Mayor and City Council. According to numerous sources, the closed-door meetings on the take-over of the City have begun. The following comes from the Detroit Free Press. …A 10-member team appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder is trying to determine if a financial […]

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Made in Detroit… the armored riot coat

As riot police around the country prepare to start violating civil rights and forcibly removing American citizens from their OWS encampments, I thought that I’d pass along this image that my friend Forest brought to my attention a little while ago. Taken in 1956, the photo shows a precursor of the riot gear worn by […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: Jason Segel, other famous people at Old Town

We’ve got another entry for our ever-expanding pencil paparazzi file. This one comes from a young woman named Nina Eggers, who just happened to be having drink at Ann Arbor’s Old Town Tavern, when a half dozen famous folks came in for drinks. Here’s her entry. Jason Segel, as you can see, was apparently carrying […]

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Policing by video in Ypsilanti Township

As we’ve established here in the past, folks in Ypsi Township are reluctant at best to pay for police services, in spite of their soaring violent crime rate. Sure, they may pass an occasional millage when the murder rate reaches a particularly terrifying level, but, for the most part, they’ve shown, like good Tea Partiers, […]

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