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Wayne State University to host crime forum  September 17, 2012

This week, Wayne State University will be hosting a forum with a focus on crime solution, with some of the nation’s leading experts in law enforcement and criminology.In the two-day forum “City Under Siege: A University Forum on the Crime Crisis in Detroit” a group of speakers will explore solutions and strategies to reduce the alarmingly high crime rate in Detroit and other urban cities. Talking to WWJ Newsradio 950′s Chrystal Knight, Irvin D. Reid, president emeritus and business professor at Wayne State University, highlighted a few of the speakers. “We have William J. Bratton, who’s a former top police guy in Boston, New York and L.A., Chief Ralph Godbee and George Kelling, who’s from the Manhattan Institute. We also wanted a panel who would speak to themselves, so there will be some citizens and some victims,” he said. The conference takes place Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21 and is free and open to the public. Reid and WSU Police Chief Tony Holt also talked about the forum during an in-studio interview at Fox 2 this morning.