Friday, November 3, 2017

Sounds from the Inside tomorrow at the Neutral Zone

Michigan is one of only 5 states where 17-year-olds who are alleged to have committed a crime are automatically charged as adults. This is morally abhorrent (as is charging any juvenile as an adult). How can a 17-year-old, who does not have the legal capacity to vote, or marry, or own a firearm, have the capacity to have adult criminal culpability. Raise the Age Michigan is a campaign dedicated to ensuring that 17-year-olds who are alleged to have committed are tried as juveniles. They are having a fundraiser tomorrow at the Neutral Zone's B-Side.

The show is from 7:00 to 11:00 and will feature music and spoken word poetry written by people incarcerated in Michigan prisons preformed by local artists. Cover is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Gentle Reader, you should go to Sounds from the Inside and give Raise the Age Michigan your money.

1 comment:

  1. I also condemn this act of Michigan police.How on the earth a 17 years old kid could be considered as an adult?We all should raise voice against it.

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