Back in 1987 a flick named Robocop came with this weird idea or a Bankrupt Detroit; 26 years later is a fact, except for the Cyborg Cop.
Even the Mayor of Detroit was the correct ethnicity.
Looks like it was an omen right from the git-go !
In the near future, Detroit, Michigan is on the verge of collapse due to financial ruin and unchecked crime. The mega-corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) enters into a contract with the city to run the police force. OCP plans to demolish “Old Detroit” and redevelop it as a high-end utopia called “Delta City.” To address the city’s crime, OCP tests several projects to engineer robotic law enforcement. During a presentation of a project spearheaded by the senior president, Dick Jones (Ronny Cox), the ED-209 enforcement droid malfunctions and kills a junior executive. With Delta City’s construction scheduled to begin within months, the OCP Chairman (Dan O’Herlihy) immediately advances an alternative put forth by an ambitious, middle-ranking executive named Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer). Morton calls his cyborg project “RoboCop.”
On Robocop 2…
Omni Consumer Products (OCP) plans to have Detroit default on its debt so that OCP can foreclose on the entire city, take over its government, and replace the old neighborhoods with Delta City, a new community development. Towards that goal, OCP forces a police strike by terminating their pension plan and cutting salaries. As RoboCop is legally the property of OCP, he cannot strike and continues on his duty with the assistance of his faithful partner, Anne Lewis.