Former Gang Member Gives 15-Year-Old Wannabe Gangster A Reality Check

Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 27 Αύγ 2019
A former gang member has a powerful message for a 15-year-old who is going down a criminal path of drug dealing, stealing and carrying guns.
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  • Just to put that out if anyone hasn’t made the connection yet, but Joseph plays Creeper on Mayans M.C. !!

  • Omg

  • Didn't know Justin Bieber started a Gang, and dude here is his first member...

  • his first name is my last name 💀 my last name is Dawson

  • Brings out a guy with tattoos he’s a gang member now. Like what?

  • consequences

  • That former gang member sound’s so dumb and so fake when he speaks and i think this is the most important thing for young boys to understand and not to be like him.

    • Seriously? Your concern is that being in a gang can affect his accent? This man is trying to educate this seemingly very naïve teen on the dangers of bringing such thoughts to fruition, and you're more concerned about how being in a gang will affect the way he speaks? Please...

  • Former gang member? Haha Its blood in blood out Yo

  • The former gang banger’s name is Joseph Raymond Lucero and he is on Mayans MC.

  • Everybody gangsta till a real gangsta shows up

  • They should have got Tony Ferguson to do this

  • Lol Disneyland and the boy is 15 Soo more like Disney channel

  • what type of gangster name Dawson? 😂😂😂😂

  • 2:35 connection inturuppted

  • That kid looks like he should be the fat kid on Riverdale.

  • Dr.phill has friends?

  • I seen Joseph in MAYANS

  • This guy is so blessed to have his life turned around ... and to be giving back like this. Tell these kids how it is. There is no glamour in taking a life.

  • It’s really weird seeing people in a comment section saying my name a lot for once 😂

  • 'I know my man's a gangster, but he ain't no westcoast gangster' - Dawson

  • Oh man he's in trouble, I hope he doesn't get grounded, then he can't gangbang

  • This kid has no lips😂😂

  • Im not saying the dude is lying. But he sure won my emmy.

  • Is this an onion parody?

  • That little dude is lame 😂😂😂

  • At this age you have to be thinking about changing peoples lives, not taking them.

  • Funny. Kid can't even look him in the eye and he's gonna pull the trigger?

  • 3:12 Look at that smile Suspicious haha

  • Justin Bieber headass

  • He was gangster till he jumped in the chair

  • You gave yourself up on national tv so you're going to prison. Your gang career is gone, it's out of the picture. 😂 love that man, well said

  • This kid looks nothing like a thug🤦‍♀️

  • Cant even look at him in the eyes hahah

  • Huge respect for that guy

  • The more I live, the less I could judge someone. The boy is in a face, hopefully he comes out of it soon.

  • when he said, Disney land is a place good to go, he meant it

  • Lmao this kid really looks like a lil kid no gang looking at all

  • Imagine being so mentally retarded that you make yourself look like a clown on National television. What is wrong with kids these days.

  • Lmao no one would ever be intimidated by that kid

  • I'd guess the parents aren't showing up in emotionally in some key way.

  • I only wanna be a gangster so I can give kids reality checks🤣

  • he will know gangbanging is wrong he they bust them cheeks

  • They need to have this guy sit down with da baby or any other rapper with the name baby in it. 😂😂😂

  • If the kid wants to do some gangster stuff and he wont quit, go be an airborne ranger.

  • He can't take a reality check eye to eye, the ranch it is.

  • This is what happens when the most popular music all depicts a criminal lifestyle, and how great it is.

  • Dawson !!!

  • They need smaller chairs🤣🤣 my man walked up, hopped up in the chair, and his feet were dangling.

  • Bet he'd get punched once then cry and run away

  • Everybody gangsta until Dr.Phil brings a gangsta

  • It just flew over every ones head when he said you gave yourself up o National tv. Oh no his Gang career is over with. Never Fold yea you folded they good bro. That’s how you shut someone’s application down just by pointing out a behavior. I respect that. Hopefully he can save some people before they get caught up in mysery they are searching for.

    • Scott Lynch Thank you! I knew the “gist” of what he meant, but I couldn’t quite understand or grasp EXACTLY what he was saying, but you helped clarify. Much appreciated!

  • That’s the dumbest thing I’ve seen so far on dr Phil

  • They goin to be up his creek if he does real time

  • He look mad shook when he saw th gang member

  • He got arrested at 12 Dawson: gets no home work says he a g Me: ight imma head out

  • Very proud of Joseph. He has a unique education, speaks very well and we hear only truths. It is proof that the environment we live in does not necessarily define our character. I'm sure if I found him, I'd give him a hug.

  • Mf was really getting facts spit straight to him but tried to smile it off

  • He looks like the worse thing he has ever done is staying up late past his curfew! No disrespect kid intended kid. Focus on living a good life. Respect your parents. They don't know it all but know twice as much as you

  • that killed holding in his laugh hahaha

  • I live in Trinidad, we have an entire country full of unintelligent people who think thug live is worth it. Always remember the great white shark was Apex until they saw one eaten by a killer whale.