Its Hip Hop but with a cause
Thursday 19 January 2023
Hip Hop With A Cause - Youth Justice - Amnesty International Show Announced
Presented by Dirty Mike, Valhalla and Tony Buxton with Amnesty International, Hip Hop With A Cause is an event aiming "to raise awareness and generate traction regarding New Zealand's current Age of Criminal Responsibility" — happening in the aforementioned legendary Pōneke venue this coming Sunday. Scope out the lineup and read the official statement from the organisers on this crucial issue.
"IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, 10 & 11-YEAR-OLDS CAN BE GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES.
Primary school aged kids shouldn’t be facing life sentences and right now, our government has the power to stop it.
In Aotearoa, our minimum age of criminal responsibility is 10. This is the age that kids can be prosecuted and punished for a crime. 10 sounds too young right? That’s because it is.
Join us and ask the government to end this harmful system by increasing this age to at least 14, with an immediate increase to 12 and then to at least 14 once needed changes ensure that the system caring for these children is effective and appropriate."