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Let It Rip: What's the solution to Detroit's violence problem?

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By Fox 2 News Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- Recenly released numbers show there were over 400 homicides in Detroit during 2012.

"America has a problem with guns, but the epicenter seems to be here in Detroit," said Interim Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan.

"If I had a thousand more police officers, in the city of Detroit the way things are right now, I don't know what kind of impact that would have."

So what's the solution to the violence?

Joining Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton on our panel to discuss are:

Benny Napoleon, the current Wayne County sheriff, a possible candidate for mayor of Detroit and the city's former police chief.

Jalal Malik-Ikram, a retired Detroit police officer and leader of the group Mothers of Murdered Children.

John Bennett, a current Detroit police officer who also writes and edits the Detroit Uncovered website.

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