16. Memorandum submitted by
Mr Roger Drakes aka DJ Dodge
As a club DJ and Producer of music I am in a
birds-eye position to comment on the connection between music
and crime amongst the younger generation.
What an individual listens to does not make
that person want to go out and commit a crime unless that individual
is in a vulnerable state of mind in the first place.
The idea of censoring music is one of the oldest
ideas that ultimately has been proven to only ever add more exposure
to the material and help it get to more ears, and this was before
the internet revolution!
Instead of wasting time talking about music
why can't we see what's really going on and tackle the real issues?
Family, Education, Mental Health! to name a
I met a healthy, normal 19 year old kid the
other day who lived in Battersea, South London, he could not read
or write! ... And we are still here talking about music.