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How US Prison Gangs (Nuestra Familia) Actually Work | How Crime Works

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  • John "Boxer" Mendoza is a former high-ranking member of the Nuestra Familia. He was part of the organization from 1994 to 2007 and was incarcerated at various California prisons, such as San Quentin, Pelican Bay, and Corcoran.
    He was a member of the Nuestra Raza before rising to the rank of commander in the Nuestra Familia. Mendoza speaks with Insider about rivalry with the Mexican Mafia and Aryan Brotherhood, corrupt prison guards, attacks and uprisings, weapons, and yard fights. He also talks about life inside the gang, from rules to prison tattoos and methods of communication in jail.
    Nowadays he has a TH-cam channel called Paradigm Media News, where he does interviews with other former gang members and talks about life since leaving prison. He is the author of "Nuestra Familia", and can be contacted at boxerparadigm@gmail.com for signed copies.
    Find out more on John’s TH-cam channel:
    / @paradigmmedianews
    And on Twitter:
    And TikTok:
    00:00 - Introduction
    00:34 - Chapter 1 | Joining the Gang
    03:27 - Chapter 2 | Your First Day in Jail
    05:43 - Chapter 3 | The Structure
    07:43 - Chapter 4 | The Rivalries
    10:07 - Chapter 5 | The Weapons
    12:52 - Chapter 6 | The Guards
    15:26 - Chapter 7 | The Codes
    17:49 - Chapter 8 | The Money
    19:18 - Chapter 9 | The Gang on the Streets
    20:53 - Chapter 10 | The Truce
    23:16 - Chapter 11 | The Fallout
    27:21 - Chapter 12 | Bad Standings
    28:23 - Chapter 13 | The Backstory
    30:04 - Chapter 14 | War Stories
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  • @supahmariostyle
    @supahmariostyle 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4277

    I quit being a correctional officer because of all the corruption at GEO formerly Wackenhut in Cleveland, Texas. I always used to say that the ONLY difference between a CO and a inmate is that the CO's haven't been caught yet for their crimes.

    • @yeadoe6627
      @yeadoe6627 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +102

      Yea GEO got they hands in PA too..they play dirty🤦🏽‍♂️

    • @DallasLL
      @DallasLL 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +129

      Only difference was one had keys the other did not

    • @billydelacey
      @billydelacey 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

      You were part of the problem.

    • @QazwerDave
      @QazwerDave 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +81

      Only diff: one gets to leave prison every day.

    • @Adrian-twenty24
      @Adrian-twenty24 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      This mf prob got caught with the burner phones...

  • @JAY1892
    @JAY1892 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +962

    No bullsh*t music in the background, just straight to the point stories. Excellent.

    • @justarandomniggafrm206
      @justarandomniggafrm206 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @antfbi
      @antfbi 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      I was blasting the little mermaid sound track to this and it somehow made this less gay

    • @Sinsation27
      @Sinsation27 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @bigbubba7753
      @bigbubba7753 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Uragay ​@@antfbi

    • @cincaicincai7847
      @cincaicincai7847 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@antfbiso basically its gay when no music in a video?

  • @kuebby
    @kuebby 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +74

    The Pelican Bay fight from the early 90s is one of the craziest prison riots ever caught on video. This dude is OG.

    • @GallowsPole805
      @GallowsPole805 18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

      It was Feb of 99

  • @romxxii
    @romxxii 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +442

    Didn't expect to be watching Mexican Kingpin talk about prison life on TH-cam.

    • @Manuelabor1978
      @Manuelabor1978 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      He looks like kingpin

    • @alaincharnier1971
      @alaincharnier1971 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      He's also in the 'How Obesity Works' video

    • @derpsnarf4052
      @derpsnarf4052 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      ​@@alaincharnier1971haha, noice.

    • @cellperfetto
      @cellperfetto หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      ​@@alaincharnier1971 ha ha 3rd grade humor. You must be the funny guy of the family

    • @globalwarningfilment7192
      @globalwarningfilment7192 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      He giving up to much information ,he bet not go back🤷🏽‍♂️

  • @omnomnomnomnomnomnom
    @omnomnomnomnomnomnom 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6961

    This guy is most certainly the boss you get to at the final level.

    • @villainess9092
      @villainess9092 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +463

      kingpin irl

    • @Hello_Fuckers0
      @Hello_Fuckers0 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +161

      Y'all ain't joking holy cow

    • @theoutlawnews8897
      @theoutlawnews8897 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +64

      If he's so echelon type of NF G , why hasn't he ever testified against any NF leaders , or led law enforcement to find NF leader bank accounts or drug operations.

    • @user-ou9th4yd1k
      @user-ou9th4yd1k 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +107

      Read his book

    • @1984oner
      @1984oner 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +16


  • @jonloftness5210
    @jonloftness5210 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3487

    I retired as a deputy warden at USP Leavenworth. Around 2006 or 2007, I had a lot of Sureños and Norteños and they were constantly trying to kill each other. Washington DC finally realized we couldn't house both on the same yard, so we started moving Norteños out. Eventually I only had two Norteños left in SHU. They would ask me to release them to the yard. I would tell them it's you two against 100 Sureños. You know what their response was? "I'm good with those odds." I will admit they have no fear.

    • @123FUG33
      @123FUG33 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +74

      Where did they send the Nortenos to if they can’t stay there?

    • @jonloftness5210
      @jonloftness5210 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +169

      @@123FUG33 sorry, but I don’t recall. I doubt they were sent to the same place but I had 2500 inmates so as long as they were gone it was one less thing to be concerned about.

    • @soniasg8639
      @soniasg8639 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +75

      ​@jonloftness5210 The more prisoners the more money goes into prison? Just like public schools, the more children the more money.

    • @AnimalAlmighty
      @AnimalAlmighty 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I bet you were corrupt like most prison officials??

    • @ItsVisto
      @ItsVisto 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You had 2,500 inmates huh.. no you monitored 2,500 inmates.. you don't have anything you don't own them. did they brainwash you or try to while you were there@@jonloftness5210 ?

  • @chrisnichols2419
    @chrisnichols2419 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +53

    Glad you made it homie

  • @geneclark3600
    @geneclark3600 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    this was really well done, I learned a lot. Thank you. Well produced, a damn good product.

  • @wrecklessknight230
    @wrecklessknight230 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1558

    I am a Mexican. This gangster life destroyed our family. My older brother joined Sinaloan Cartel back in 1993. It all started when my brother was 14 and into that dope life. Poverty then, was rampant. And gangs were glorified and leaders were portrayed as saviour in some sorta way. Life was never the same in the family. My brother was gunned down in a rival gang shootout. Fortunately for me, Me and my Mom moved in the states and i could pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. But the horrors of murder and seeing dead bodies on the daily are still vivid in my memories.

    • @sirchadiusmaximusiii
      @sirchadiusmaximusiii 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +114

      Glad you made something of yourself man instead of that nonsense.

    • @rg7532
      @rg7532 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +13


    • @nofriendsclub69
      @nofriendsclub69 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      Good for you bro ❤

    • @BrionWatling
      @BrionWatling 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      So myself, you can ultimately change your path.

    • @DeanCanady-gw4md
      @DeanCanady-gw4md 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      I'm so sorry for the hand you were dealt early on . Congratulations for pulling yourself out of that situation I am sorry for the loss of your brother

  • @dsnowman2675
    @dsnowman2675 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3539

    I worked as a CO for over 10 years. I had John on my tier. He was very respectful. I never had any negative issues with him. Good luck to you John. I hope you are doing well.

    • @richhoops2413
      @richhoops2413 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +87


    • @knowledgeispower3212
      @knowledgeispower3212 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      No you didn't shut up

      @COKENCAKE 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      he always this fat?

    • @shadowpitt
      @shadowpitt 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Reach out to him. @paradigmmedianews

      @DIARRHEA-PANIC 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +308

      I personally hope he leads a short and miserable life along with all "the homies"

  • @mmomal1748
    @mmomal1748 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +137

    Fascinating. Eloquent. Informative. So pleased to be able to understand some of the culture and why it starts in the first place. Thank you for doing this

  • @bradx3950
    @bradx3950 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +334

    One of the best interviews of an ex gang member. Solide dude

    • @MartinWasTaken
      @MartinWasTaken 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He is a drug dealer who turned into a snitch, nothing solid about him

    • @sniferlip
      @sniferlip 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      HAH! You called him solid......he is "solid" for sure

    • @worldadventuretravel
      @worldadventuretravel 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      You'd really think the topic here would be "This is how fucked up the US prison system is, now we need to massively overhaul it to get rid of things like prison rape and prison gangs." But no, let's just make atrocity porn about "how prison gangs work," as if they are some sort of inevitable and objective reality instead of a total systemic failure.

    • @crizzonet
      @crizzonet 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      he sold out his brothers and turned his back on them, not really solid.

    • @bradx3950
      @bradx3950 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      @@crizzonet No honor in that life. Don’t expect loyalty from now days criminals life is different from before. He’s doing a good job changing his life around.

  • @RC-187
    @RC-187 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +824

    One of the best prison testimonies I've heard. Its not often you get to hear an honest prison story that comes off genuine.

      @BABYGIRLWENDY702MAIN 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +18


    • @worldadventuretravel
      @worldadventuretravel 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

      You'd really think the topic here would be "This is how fucked up the US prison system is, now we need to massively overhaul it to get rid of things like prison rape and prison gangs." But no, let's just make atrocity porn about "how prison gangs work," as if they are some sort of inevitable and objective reality instead of a total systemic failure.

    • @rickmaldoo4205
      @rickmaldoo4205 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Stool pigeon, is why he lives

      @BABYGIRLWENDY702MAIN 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@rickmaldoo4205 that's just YOUR opinion and you are entitled to your opinion but before you pass judgement on somebody you REALLY should get to know them personally BUT I'M JUST SAYIN THO 🤷😁

    • @WhatDuhDogDoin
      @WhatDuhDogDoin 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@worldadventuretravel it's why journalism is commonly immoral. Talking about the failings of our justice system is boring. Hearing a gangster talk about his lifestyle isn't.

  • @CharmanderThug
    @CharmanderThug 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +977

    Aren’t we all glad we’re watching this on TH-cam and not experiencing this for ourselves

    • @americanpatriot7508
      @americanpatriot7508 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      Heck yeah, I am wondering how he got out of the gang you can't just leave.

    • @DonutVIP
      @DonutVIP 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      ​@americanpatriot7508 I believe you can leave but that also leaves you vulnerable because other rivel of gang memeber can still kill you because they saw you running with that crew but that's very rare also mostly you will get beat to life and death or just straight up death

    • @JesusChrist-ck2sf
      @JesusChrist-ck2sf 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2


    • @chrisnichols2419
      @chrisnichols2419 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Amen. I don’t miss those ish holes. Summer time in Texas is a different animal in its self. No ac, brutal

    • @svampebob007
      @svampebob007 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      it blows my mind that anybody would tolerate that lifestyle... I mean the respect and money at the cost of always having to watch out for what you say or do, killing people?
      I'll eat plain rice 7 days a week over that... especially if I can do it while chilling with my dog.
      I don't care how many guys look up to you or how much money you can collect, it can't compare to being able to wake up when you want eat what you want, and have a cute dog look at you wagging its tail knowing damn well that the car that just rolled up by your house has a 99.99999% chance of not being somebody that wants to kill you.

  • @MANwPLAN101
    @MANwPLAN101 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    On point.
    Glad you out brotha. Keep up the good work on the straight path . God bless

  • @derekstocker6661
    @derekstocker6661 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

    What this man has seen and gone through must be mind blowing.
    How good he is now to tell the world how he has lived and how he wants to carry on with his life as he has been there and burned the tee shirt.
    Pleased you have turned your life around John and keep up the excellent work.

  • @GEO828282
    @GEO828282 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1580

    The biggest indication this man has made a powerful internal change is when he brought up his moms struggles. He made it clear he didn't blame her for his drug use. He had accepted his faults.

    • @user-uc9nu1yn1n
      @user-uc9nu1yn1n 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      pretty good for a low iq mud man

    • @Mister_Terrific806
      @Mister_Terrific806 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Gotta spam that nonempirical psychological individualism 🤣🤣

    • @user-uc9nu1yn1n
      @user-uc9nu1yn1n 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Modern day psychology is literally a plague. I can't image being in a field where by all metrics mental health issues have increased 4 fold in almost every areas, divorce rates at all time highs since your field began administering itself to the public... If the empirical data says anything its "run" when a mental health provider says they can help. @@Mister_Terrific806

    • @sicsempertyrannis7162
      @sicsempertyrannis7162 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

      @@Mister_Terrific806nobody cares lil bro stop yapping.

    • @Mister_Terrific806
      @Mister_Terrific806 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@sicsempertyrannis7162 You care, that's why you're here *"yapping"* 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • @thedude4196
    @thedude4196 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +350

    All the Norteño homeboys I grew up with are doing life forgotten by their wives, girlfriends and families, dead, in wheelchairs, on the run forever from US Marshalls in Mexico, Homeless living on the street, taken out by their own people in Prison or the County Jail by some young dude trying to earn his keep in the gang. Some were just lucky to leave Northern California and the life behind, as Woodie the Norteño rap legend said in one his songs “Northside life ain’t nothing nice” Norteño and NF is the hardest gang to be in, you can get “Removed” by the slightest of reasons no matter how many years or sacrifices you’ve made for the gang. Strict gang rules make it hard to be a Norteño for life, it’s like walking on a tight rope for life.

    • @michaelzero5278
      @michaelzero5278 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      You people did this to your self and complain when your neighborhood is being gentrified

    • @franktheexpertstrenchclub9025
      @franktheexpertstrenchclub9025 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      Norteño gangsters are the hardest core because they have to be. They’re targeted by sureños, all the Aryan inbreds, the COs, etc. They’re also outnumbered by the sureños like 5 to 1. So they have to be intensely organized and prepared. It’s why Ene is virtually paramilitary (many Norte gangsters are required to learn first aid and CPR). It’s a crucible that produces tough, tough dudes.

    • @michaelzero5278
      @michaelzero5278 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@franktheexpertstrenchclub9025 all of them are losers kid you know nothing garbage in garbage out.

    • @tw5647
      @tw5647 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      @@michaelzero5278what a sales pitch lol.

    • @michaelzero5278
      @michaelzero5278 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@tw5647 how is that a sale pitch, I'm from northeast LA that what going on right now.

  • @IvyLeagu
    @IvyLeagu 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

    Salute to a real OG, he is a powerful speaker and his wisdom has much growth behind it.. Blessings to him and all who follows his lead. When you know better you do better and he has achieved that goal

  • @jorgeb3829
    @jorgeb3829 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    Thanks for sharing your story

  • @omz_espinoza
    @omz_espinoza 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +239

    A buddy of mine became a Norteño. Then one day he had a baby with his lady and decided he wanted to change his life for the better. He wanted out of the gang. Norteños went to his house, stabbed him in his front yard, threw him in their car and drove away. His body was found burned alive. Absolutely horrific.

    • @Salasixpolero
      @Salasixpolero 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +47

      Blood in blood out

    • @detroka
      @detroka 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Salasixpolerolol, fkn losers

    • @thetavibes9021
      @thetavibes9021 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Salasixpolero Stupid is as stupid does.

    • @anthony-L.A.6946
      @anthony-L.A.6946 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      He should have went to another state.

    • @chelkammer-rossi7446
      @chelkammer-rossi7446 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Yea.. that is absolutely terrible. I’m sure there is a right way to get out and a wrong way that nobody speaks on but damn I’m so sorry bro. I hope the baby doesn’t ever grow up to know what happened to they father. Bc that is awful. 😭

  • @Seedsofreason
    @Seedsofreason 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +830

    I went to prison at 18 for weapons charges. The prison I went to was entirely ran by Bloods. I stayed neutral and by the grace of God made some good friends and dudes would tell their friends that I was off limits. I ended up meeting a guy named Gotti. He was high ranking and he was kinda like a mentor for me. He always told me how intelligent I was and that life wasn't for me. Long story short today I have a degree in business and I have worked for the Department of Defense, multiple health insurance companies and now I currently work for a bank as a senior banker. I give all the credit to God first and foremost but I will never forget people like Gotti and a few others that seen in me what I couldn't see in myself. Who would think that a gang member would be one of the individuals that helped me to stay on the right path and become a productive respectable citizen. I am eternally grateful for the people that believed in me when I thought I was nothing.

    • @yurilopes420
      @yurilopes420 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +45

      damn, yo gotti left prison and became a rich rapper LMAO

    • @voltrondoji7439
      @voltrondoji7439 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Do u ever contact gotti he's probably out of there by now.

    • @Seedsofreason
      @Seedsofreason 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      Lol I didn't say the rapper Gotti 😂😂.

    • @Seedsofreason
      @Seedsofreason 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I wish

    • @erichvonmanstein6876
      @erichvonmanstein6876 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Nah. DOD don't accept felons

  • @billybrutchin2104
    @billybrutchin2104 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Learned a lot. Your awesome and nailed this interview

  • @jamesrichey5334
    @jamesrichey5334 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    This was absolutely fascinating. He was very well spoken and easy to listen to.

  • @kingsavageson4879
    @kingsavageson4879 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +290

    The fact that he survived two greenlights, shows that he still had respect with some individuals within the organization...

    • @joelpineda2042
      @joelpineda2042 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

      Time is still not up for him yet. He did something real bad. No matter wat he did when he was running the yard. Just saying wat he is saying now pisses a lot of people off

    • @kingsavageson4879
      @kingsavageson4879 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      @@joelpineda2042 Right. I said HAD ...

    • @bornrebel007
      @bornrebel007 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Reading is fundamental lol

    • @Bigtim2you
      @Bigtim2you 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He’s a scumbag

    • @billiejobarrios9283
      @billiejobarrios9283 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      It shows God's protection in his life & he has yet a plan for him.

  • @MaharionPendragon
    @MaharionPendragon 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +86

    This video was amazing. The way he spoke, his narration, his tone, no doubt he was a shot caller of a certain level.

    • @billypribbo9668
      @billypribbo9668 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He's probably shouted loads of words why single out shot?

    • @jamie.777
      @jamie.777 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Scarey and a Serious dude

  • @davidvilla827
    @davidvilla827 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Really enjoyed the video Carnal

  • @MarsLonsen
    @MarsLonsen 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    the guy is drowning in wisdom and experience. kudos to him for taking the leap and making a change!

  • @lifestyleofamillennial3983
    @lifestyleofamillennial3983 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +654

    Good for you brother! He realized that gang life served him no good at all. Thank you for educating the public. We need people like you

    • @rockenOne
      @rockenOne 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      making money of crime

    • @LuisHernandez-sf5hf
      @LuisHernandez-sf5hf 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@rockenOnethe legal way 😂

    • @getthebagnelly
      @getthebagnelly 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      He also put a target on his head

    • @krikeydial3430
      @krikeydial3430 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      It's not a target, its a donut he is holding up to his mouth. @@getthebagnelly

    • @native_tendencies7305
      @native_tendencies7305 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He's a fuckin dropout and considered a rat for putting business out on the streets

    @ARTSPLUMBINGSERVICES213 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +236

    Hands down one of the best prison testimonies I have heard!

    • @spwan10
      @spwan10 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      4:54🤔 id take everything thing he says with a grain of salt. It's safe to say most gang members are rapists/childpredators so im not sure how this weird double standard works with Sex Crimes and being Affiliated vs. Unaffiliated

      @SOULRELIEF22 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      His happy ending would be THEN JESUS SAVED me! GLORY!

    • @mendaciousreality8459
      @mendaciousreality8459 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@SOULRELIEF22no that would be sad coz only shlawgs say ish like that.

  • @BrandonJ-ll2ri
    @BrandonJ-ll2ri 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Well articulated perspective

  • @gareiis2824
    @gareiis2824 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Thank you for being brave enough to share. Your inspiration will absolutely save young kids from this life.

  • @jaredmckeown1033
    @jaredmckeown1033 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +652

    I’ve been in the dep for 22 years . I’m at Folsom prison. I read your book a few years ago and it’s as real as it gets. I commend you for the choice you made. It takes a real man, a powerful man to step up and turn the other way. I’ve seen your book get passed around for sometime now inside. I know for certain you have made a positive impact in many of these men inside. I pray you keep up the good work and stay blessed. My condolences for your wife and mother.

    • @rageius
      @rageius 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

      Amazing thought I just had, how people educate themselves so well inside. I had the good fortune of having a father send me all the books I ever wanted and ever read in jails, rehabs, and other places I wasn't allowed a phone. But I only read books when I'm away from the internet. I feel like if I was down for that long I would get a masters and become a jailhouse lawyer. On the outside it's just too hard to work and go to school. But when you're inside? No worrying about meals, where you're going to sleep, a lot of different types of stress are taken away and exchanged for new ones. Maybe I'm just making excuses for being lazy but I write now and work full time at a normal job.

    • @sYndROCK
      @sYndROCK 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      @@rageius Probably making excuses, but I am not bashing you for it. I am the same way. I learned alot when I was locked up for a year. I had so much focus. Now that I am free, I dont over achieve much. I can relate.

    • @senorclash3543
      @senorclash3543 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      What’s his book called?

    • @shadowpitt
      @shadowpitt 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@senorclash3543a broken paradigm

    • @mr.nuna916
      @mr.nuna916 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      ​@senorclash3543 it's called "A Broken Paradigm "

  • @Banyo__
    @Banyo__ 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +751

    As a former teacher in the literal hood, stories like this were everyday. I taught at an elementary where we had to bus students 3 blocks home from school to keep gang members away from our elementary kids. We could not get any delivery services because they'd all been robbed way too many times. We had three incidents in 6 months of students as young as 7 bringing guns into school. We'd have some kids with some promise that you'd hope to guide out of there somehow, but a few months later, they'd disappear into these gangs which would start training them up to sell drugs and be enforcers and then it was all too late.
    If you listen to a lot of ex gang members, they describe life in prison just like this, these elaborate organizations that would rival any corporate entity, and I wish with this level of talent, you could see more black and brown and poor peoples running things at the top and making a difference for those that come behind, but if mom/dad aren't at home because they're working 18 hour days, and brothers in jail, and the kids go home on empty stomachs, they aren't lured by an education or the promise of a potential good future that may take years to come, they want the immediate--food in belly, money to help mom/dad (if they have one) pay rent and not make them homeless, and the gangs give them all of that at the high price of imprisonment or their eventual deaths. Just a lot of days thinking why did we even bother, but someone's got to give a damn for the 10 that may make it out or choose to change their lives.

    • @antonioquijas8033
      @antonioquijas8033 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

      Thank you. Some want a way out but their circumstances and surroundings won't give them a chance to do so. Imagine yourself living in the way you described these youngsters living and knowing what they're faced with daily. Same scenario, living in filth in a fatherless home, starving and knowing nothing but pain and abuse. Eventually this turns us into what he just described. Lot's of people only judge us but never put themselves in our shoes. How would they turn out under the same circumstances? Better yet how do we change this? I commend all whom are aware of what we face and want to help and make a difference even if you're only able to reach 10 out of 100 it's worth the effort.

    • @lomeli14217
      @lomeli14217 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      What city did you teach in?

    • @MBB563
      @MBB563 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      yeah its idiots like you (mr teacher) that want more migrants to come into our country.

    • @rileyjohnporter4274
      @rileyjohnporter4274 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      It's better to run with a gang then not if you live in the hood. If you want to try and make something legitimate of yourself. You only have a real chance of making something if you join a gang. Then you go legit later, oftentimes still a gang member when not committing crimes for a living.

    • @sera2775
      @sera2775 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      You either have a jump shot or you're slinging rock.

  • @michaelthompson9548
    @michaelthompson9548 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Incredible interview.

  • @ubergubber2101
    @ubergubber2101 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1284

    His story shows how crappy this world can be. Given a different start in life, this man could have been a leader in any field that he decided to pursue. He is obviously intelligent, dedicated and hard working. These are 3 qualities that are in short supply these days. I am not trying to make excuses for his past or his decisions, but environment dictates behavior more than most people credit.
    Sir, I wish you nothing but the best and hope that life gives you back some of the serenity you have been missing. Dedicating your life to trying to prevent others from following the same path is admirable.

    • @AaronEbrahim
      @AaronEbrahim 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +119

      People stigmatize people like this way too much. I've been to prison myself and I can tell you from my own story as well as the VAST majority of the people I've met in correctional facilities, that is that these people "never had a chance" because a lot of the bad things that set them in bad directions happened to them as children. They were born on crack, without parents, ... they're the most tormented souls on the planet and when people stigmatize them they keep "the nightmare" going for them and they don't realize it. Love really is the only thing that "wins".

    • @peehussle_DRSGVGANG
      @peehussle_DRSGVGANG 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +25


    • @HardwiredZ06
      @HardwiredZ06 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      Exactly. Couldn't have said it any better myself. The environment that so many children are raised in you know almost for a fact that they will be a product of that environment and so it goes. Get children out of that environment and into something positive that doesn't involve having to fight to survive and can focus on living a successful life without prison, drugs, violence, illegal activities, the list goes on.

    • @brianmeen2158
      @brianmeen2158 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      @@AaronEbrahimI wouldn’t say people in those situations “didn’t have a chance” but more so had a few things going against them from the start. Truth is we all do though - it’s just different struggles for each person

    • @dialecticalmonist3405
      @dialecticalmonist3405 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This shows you why the military is the way it is. Because if you aren't organized and strong in war, you're dead.
      The version of him who wasn't organized, didn't survive to make this video.

  • @mikemartinez2857
    @mikemartinez2857 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +70

    His channel goes deep into their history.

  • @nonstopDJUC
    @nonstopDJUC 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Thank you for sharing Boxer.

  • @warrenwest2746
    @warrenwest2746 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    That was a very interesting video, thanks.

  • @Paulwill85
    @Paulwill85 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +88

    Much ❤ Big Box! You killed this interview! Well spoken and articulate like always!!!

    • @WarrenHolly-sf5mo
      @WarrenHolly-sf5mo 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      When was he this big? Is this interview old

  • @demeter-the-great
    @demeter-the-great 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

    Insider has the best mini docuseries, hands down. Amazing first-person accounts.

  • @harveyjohnny1967
    @harveyjohnny1967 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Great interview, really interesting.

  • @Elderly-Marian-in-UK
    @Elderly-Marian-in-UK 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I really enjoyed this vid. I loved the guy. Thankyou for this most informative programme. Xx

  • @marcusbrown2104
    @marcusbrown2104 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +429

    I appreciate your time and honesty and willingness to help the younger generation see there is a difference in your decision making. I went to jail for a weekend and I told myself this place is not the home I see myself living in. Thankfully I've never been back. I was born and raised in Compton in the mid 70s and 80s graduated in early 90s. I've lost so many friends to the gang world growing up. I'm thankful for my parents and my Christian up bringing to make those though decisions. Growing up in Compton it literally becomes a part of your life you just adapt to your surroundings. I enjoyed listening to your story and I really appreciate you taking the time to talk truth and knowledge. God Bless my brother and my condolences to you and your family.

    • @paperboy856
      @paperboy856 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Every one snitched i dont care who u are ... When your pusher up against the wall with no options. So lets keep it real. If are sentrnced zo lige on first charge then i understand... But i know u know you all want outta the cagr

    • @dudsulugulugan7639
      @dudsulugulugan7639 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Gangs have no honor. You would be dumb to become part of them.

      @HARD_TRUTHS 3 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @NazriB
      @NazriB 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Lies again? Golden Globes Gangbang Gangsta

    • @spwan10
      @spwan10 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      4:54🤔 id take everything thing he says with a grain of salt. It's safe to say most gang members are rapists/childpredators so im not sure how this weird double standard works with Sex Crimes and being Affiliated vs. Unaffiliated

  • @CushionSapp
    @CushionSapp 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +144

    The fact that it took 2 hit jobs from his gang to convince him to walk away is insane.

    • @MsAmique
      @MsAmique 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      Allegiance to BS.

    • @NWO2023
      @NWO2023 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I’m glad he did, but wish he did it when his family asked so they knew he was going to do what they asked.

    • @josenunez611
      @josenunez611 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      @@MsAmiquefor some people that lifestyle is all they’ve known since they were kids , don’t judge people if you don’t know anything about them

    • @josiahgonzalez942
      @josiahgonzalez942 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@josenunez611she's a women Not to be disrespectful but gangsters only use hyenas for set ups and .. other activities. She wouldn't get it

    • @michaelchallis4129
      @michaelchallis4129 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Back when he could walk.

  • @Borriqua1
    @Borriqua1 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    An excellent and informative story. Thank you for sharing.

  • @_aibohphobia_
    @_aibohphobia_ 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    What a guy and what a story. You have my respect for wanting to be a positive change in this world now man 👊🏻

  • @BipolarBear777
    @BipolarBear777 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

    I was a corrections officer for 7 years before becoming an armed security officer for the federal government so everything he has said is correct.

  • @christopherrodriguez6545
    @christopherrodriguez6545 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    His YT channel is packed with stories like this.

      @BABYGIRLWENDY702MAIN 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Exactly I love BOXERS TH-cam CHANNEL I'm a member on his channel too

  • @jdsr4c
    @jdsr4c 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    This guy is an absolute unit.

    • @markpozsar5785
      @markpozsar5785 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Is that the new euphemism for obese?

    • @cincaicincai7847
      @cincaicincai7847 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What does gen z slang 'absolute unit' means? What kind of unit of measurement does gen z use? Not metric or imperial i think

    • @thomasmitchell4128
      @thomasmitchell4128 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      A heckin chonker, one might say

  • @bibiinspades1953
    @bibiinspades1953 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    This guy reminds me of my uncle, he did a lot of time in and out of prison he had the same body language and that serous stare in his eyes everytime he talked

  • @benjaminmartin956
    @benjaminmartin956 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +660

    This dude probably has a lot of knowledge to share with the youth. He is a good story teller who really lives that life. It seems he has taken accountability for his actions, learned from his mistakes and changes for the better. Keep going big homie you are changing the lives of the younger generations.

    • @Catdaddy510
      @Catdaddy510 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      He does. TH-cam channel is Paradigm Media News

    • @mannyboyaztlan5127
      @mannyboyaztlan5127 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@Catdaddy510😂he a peceta didn’t survive the game he loved 😂😂😂

      @PARADIGMMEDIANEWS 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +54

      I appreciate your words. I have taken responsibility for my actions and I realize that this struggle is a daily struggle. But it’s far from over. My TH-cam channel Paradigm Media News is all part of a bigger plan to continue putting my message out there and to continue trying to help guys that either made some of the same mistakes I made or the youngsters who are heard in that same direction. Again I appreciate your comment and your positive words

    • @WretchedDrummer
      @WretchedDrummer 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      He wrote a book. “Nuestra Familia: A Broken Paradigm” 👍🏼

    • @SugeKnate
      @SugeKnate 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@mannyboyaztlan5127nobody survives the game stupid

  • @lonewave1
    @lonewave1 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +84

    I hope you're able to live a long life and keep helping the ones who want to follow the path you took earlier in your life and get them to change. I learned so much from you and your experience. Keep up the great work you're doing!

  • @hayabusa6833
    @hayabusa6833 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Very insightful and captivating.

  • @yeti4269
    @yeti4269 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    17:34 I love him changing his tone "when i had hair"

  • @bcmprgraphics6378
    @bcmprgraphics6378 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +53

    I grew up in Salinas and my older sisters adopted Chicana culture. Often times they would leave me at Closter Park with homies/SEMsters as babysitters while they went cruising. Back then (late 70s/early 80s) its wasn't as wild as it is now in Salinas. Surprisingly the homies who watched me while my sisters went cruising never tried to instill gang culture into me at that young age. They looked out for me and took care of me. I never aligned myself but had many friends who were members. Many years later I left Salinas after being attacked by a gang member who didn't like that I had a successful hustle and no one was taxing me. All in all, I learned enough to survive and to be respectful from the streets of Salinas. This is a great interview. Thanks for sharing.

    • @JCarey-uv3bb
      @JCarey-uv3bb 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      White dude from s.Sacramento. My sister was half Mexican. We had different dads. She adopted the Chicana culture. Mean. Sold dope and battled Aids for 35yrs. Extremely sad.
      She turned me on to them oldies though!! God Bless her for that!! My favorite music. She was 7yrs older than me and she would spin Tower of Powers 45 “ your still a young man “ over and over and over again. Not a damn thing I could do about it.
      Rest In Peace, Renate

    • @ajack1889
      @ajack1889 17 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Yeah the Salad Bowl is no joke. Glad you made it out.

  • @dwaekiicolor
    @dwaekiicolor 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +232

    My dad grew up in east Salinas around the 80s, where a lot of activity was going on, and still is in some areas. This was such an articulate outlook on all the corruption and violence, and I really enjoyed this video 👍🏼

    • @Coco-xw3wp
      @Coco-xw3wp 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I hope everyone can tell that this guy has a "FAT SUIT" on to Disguise his identity. I would be undercover also if I was doing all this talking....

    • @Salasixpolero
      @Salasixpolero 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      Salinas is a different animal these people don’t know about the saladbowl! Small farm towns but all mob tied

    • @WretchedDrummer
      @WretchedDrummer 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I was in high school in Salinas back in 2008-2009 when they were breaking the murder record in Salinas.. making Washington D.C. National News Headlines.. it was a wild time back then. Per capita it was considered one of the top 5 most violent cities in California. Monterey County was considered “youth murder” capital of California. During that time, Latino males age 13-25 were most at risk of being killed by gun violence in the county where Salinas is the capital.

    • @Woody13woodpecker
      @Woody13woodpecker 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ​@@Coco-xw3wpit's methadone my guy, he's bloated since his heart can't pump enough for his weight, and his kidneys probably don't work well, as well as the liver.
      Methadone is possibly worse than heroin.

    • @Salasixpolero
      @Salasixpolero 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@WretchedDrummer i remember that there was like 41 homicides we were going back n forth the southsiders would hit a homeboy n we’d go hit 3 of theirs there was also a ton of housecleaning going on. When the youth murder capital article came out in the paper the next month they did federal gang sweeps

  • @the615god
    @the615god 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

    This was so easy to watch. This guy is very smart and good at explaining things. Great video!

  • @555alanmc
    @555alanmc หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Great video

  • @solomonkane408
    @solomonkane408 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +336

    I feel his plight and how the organization deemed him bad was a slap in the face . You want to have honor and be a warrior but they want you to be a pawn . His story is very enlightening.

    • @vasmajority45
      @vasmajority45 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Reminds me of the story of Christian Knighten and how the Mexican mafia turn on him, even though he was the most loyal

    • @commentforthealgo5383
      @commentforthealgo5383 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      "enlightening"? this is what you call enlightenment? Buddha would be so confused.

    • @ThisIsslang-nb9ic
      @ThisIsslang-nb9ic 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


    • @jordanmntungwa3311
      @jordanmntungwa3311 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Sounds like Military heads and people who don't know what being a soldier means. I think of Apartheid soldiers like Steve Biko and Chris Hani to name two, who were leaders of a very important cause and they died for it. but our leaders today shake hands and do business with the very people who killed those activists. In the end unless you are a boss, you are a pawn and there is no way to the top unless you start your own movement

    • @unitedsteal2587
      @unitedsteal2587 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@commentforthealgo5383weird ahhh

  • @syfrax
    @syfrax 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

    Paradigm Media News is his TH-cam channel. Great content creator with an intense amount of educational information. I’m grateful to have come across Boxer’s channel. Real life first hand stories by Boxer himself.

  • @jakwebb444
    @jakwebb444 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Thanks Dude. RESPECT

  • @discipleofdagon8195
    @discipleofdagon8195 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    Bro's built like a vending machine

  • @MrInternationalSound
    @MrInternationalSound 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    This was an incredible interview.. kudos!

    @BABYGIRLWENDY702MAIN 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +23


    • @stephenthomas1492
      @stephenthomas1492 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I wonder if all the people he's hurt along the way have been that lucky.

  • @impact0r
    @impact0r 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    The most amazing thing in all this is his aspect ratio.

  • @markanthony1615
    @markanthony1615 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    You can tell he’s very intellectual and strategic. I salute you from SoCal much love OG 🫡 ✊🏼

  • @JudasMaccabeus1
    @JudasMaccabeus1 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +418

    What a paradox: the gang requiring it’s members to educate themselves reading Socrates, etc, which, ultimately, if they survive long enough, becomes the tools and knowledge base that allows them to overcome such a petty, empty, violent lifestyle. The universe is truly and beautifully nuanced

    • @DonYeyoReaks
      @DonYeyoReaks 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Deep input

    • @briannellewellyn6844
      @briannellewellyn6844 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Gang life isn't so simple.

    • @Vinny6962
      @Vinny6962 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

      Yeah, criminal organizations have to earn money, gain territory, wage wars against rivals, conduct diplomacy, discipline their ranks, outsmart the law and etc. So, it behooves them to have their members read literature that will benefit the gang.

    • @stocktonca6586
      @stocktonca6586 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      ​@Vinny6962 but then you can read and educate your life without being in a gang and be successful as a man with freedom

    • @Vinny6962
      @Vinny6962 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @@stocktonca6586 sure, you can do that too. People have choices in life.
      In a perfect world, criminal organizations wouldn’t exists.

  • @Taina2024
    @Taina2024 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    All I saw was a big fluffy striped couch in the thumbnail so I came to look, but good documentary as always Insider! I'm glad the guy is helping the youth to prevent them from taking the same path!

  • @user-zj1bn6mu9j
    @user-zj1bn6mu9j 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Great documentary ❤

  • @borisaoco4442
    @borisaoco4442 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Best choice u ever made in denouncing that gang crap brother..Admiration/ Respect!!! STAY POSITIVE mano!!!👍👍💪

  • @doublesimian6153
    @doublesimian6153 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Bigups to you, my brotha. This just made my TH-cam top 10 list. Blessings to u 👊🏿

  • @palmethians8051
    @palmethians8051 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +132

    with all respect john "boxer" mendoza looks like the kingpin in marvel comics.

    • @lorenzo2534
      @lorenzo2534 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      😂😂😂😂😂 Good 1

    • @WERNUTZ
      @WERNUTZ 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      El Rey!

    • @pastorgainz7230
      @pastorgainz7230 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      On gawd😂😂😂

    • @danielwilliams2994
      @danielwilliams2994 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Just like myself, used to be built for battle
      Now I’m over 300 pounds and enjoying great food and luxury

    • @JDexia
      @JDexia 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      He's just wearing 7 bulletproof vests, that's how dangerous things are

  • @buckystarfinger2487
    @buckystarfinger2487 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Mendoza is a smart guy with balls of steel. What a great guy and now he's helping others. God bless him.

  • @handgunando
    @handgunando 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    This is some good stuff, he is a real former NF sharing real info. Hopefully he keeps sharing so we all get to know the NF for what it really is. Same goes for the EME

  • @daniellewis9240
    @daniellewis9240 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

    Great interview. Mr. John Mendoza is well spoken.

    • @vgee3926
      @vgee3926 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Somehow he lost his southern US accent he speaks with on other youtube videos though..funny..

    • @Esko.71
      @Esko.71 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@vgee3926wtf are you talking about. This is how he always talks. Never no southern accent he's from Northern cali

    • @JRZflicks
      @JRZflicks 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@vgee3926 He's from San Francisco. He's got a Chicano accent.

  • @wileycoyote4206
    @wileycoyote4206 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    That’s crazy bro 😮❤🙏🏼

  • @user-wc5bg6ky7n
    @user-wc5bg6ky7n 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Holy smoke !!! You are awesome. So glad I grew up in a loving home and community. God bless U and your family… what a whirlled we live in.😮

  • @Cerebro515
    @Cerebro515 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +75

    John wick can stab a man with a pencil. This guy can stab you with 15 sheets of paper.

    • @EastSideOakland400
      @EastSideOakland400 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Ultímate game of rock paper scissors

    • @ElverGalarga-sz4ks
      @ElverGalarga-sz4ks 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2


    • @trujillo71921
      @trujillo71921 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      He made a video showing how to do it lol literally made a shank with paper.. only good for a couple hits but it'll get the point across...

    • @pilotboy217
      @pilotboy217 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @kkayenikki6687
    @kkayenikki6687 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +106

    I did 32 years out of 4 offenses in Texas. I was a member of the Mandingo Warriors. One of the biggest dumbest, stupidist mistakes, I ever made. I have the same story you do as to the inner working and politics. But it ended up being a part of something that deprived me of independence. My own life and a prisoner that belonged to a different set of guards and rules. I held rank but eventually my free speech and unwillingness to obey rules without question lead to them turning on me and injured.
    I got out of that slavery, I got out of prison and, I tell any fool thinking about joining a gang is, you will now have other overlords and your life don't belong to you no more.
    If it is for the reason of needing protection in there because unaffilated are targets, I get it but men standing on their own make it. You just will have to put what it takes into being independent that you will being your own man.

    • @mikefitzpatrick43
      @mikefitzpatrick43 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Good on you brother you were not a sheep

    • @BongDonky
      @BongDonky 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Are you jokin? There is a gang called the Mandingo Warriors? lol!

    • @escoboy4737
      @escoboy4737 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Did Tango like y’all?

    • @kkayenikki6687
      @kkayenikki6687 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Google Texas Prison gangs under that name.@@BongDonky

    • @kkayenikki6687
      @kkayenikki6687 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Are you trying to say Tongo Blast, If so fact is we are not like out in California. We have a peaceful existance. Our problem is with the system not each other. @@escoboy4737

  • @reggiethecommenter9137
    @reggiethecommenter9137 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Props for getting to interview the whole family.

  • @1011wrestlemania
    @1011wrestlemania 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    This is like Gangland.

  • @Jay_Z.
    @Jay_Z. 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +80

    Wow, this was good!!! Makes me want to buy his book now! Much respect to Boxer changing things up for the better!

    • @gotit1303
      @gotit1303 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I read one of his books few yrs ago and it was really good.

    • @chingonsaasss8601
      @chingonsaasss8601 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      He has an extensive story I knew of him in the early 2000s when he was a regiment commander in San Jose

    • @TheHomiezCallMeSD
      @TheHomiezCallMeSD 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      He has it in AudioBook form on his channel. You should just start there.

  • @matta911
    @matta911 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +671

    I have never seen such an honest description of prison politics, corruption and life. Everyone knows that COs bring in the lions share of contraband (they should get paid more for that job), but I don’t often seen it stated so plainly. Great interview!

    • @pedrolopez8592
      @pedrolopez8592 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      I know COs that make 120k retired. They make enough.

    • @jeffalbillar7625
      @jeffalbillar7625 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      COs get paid very well.
      They just get greedy.

    • @jshumphress13
      @jshumphress13 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      @@pedrolopez8592 That is the exception, not the rule. Most of them that start where I live are 18-20 years old so only a high school diploma needed and they can start out under $30k. For the level of risk you have as a CO, that is not enough.

    • @nightfighter7452
      @nightfighter7452 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      They should be paid more for bringing in contraband?

    • @Kelly-ec9tn
      @Kelly-ec9tn 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      They can never be paid enough to keep away from corruption
      The people who get in to that kind of job are not normal.

  • @RazorRoo1989
    @RazorRoo1989 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Respect. You letting the world know this is not the way to live

  • @ryanjones998
    @ryanjones998 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    That “therapeutical” at the end had me seeing him as Tony Soprano.

  • @paulrodriguez5958
    @paulrodriguez5958 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +29

    One thing I admire about this interview is the lack of glorifying of the lifestyle or the gang. Certain mob member like Sammy the Bull glorify the life and act as if they are still in the life when they were not. I don't see that coming from this man being interviewed. Very informative.

    • @cconnon1912
      @cconnon1912 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      I’m glad he’s not glorifying this time with nostalgia and romance. The way a lot of organized crime is portrayed after the fact. Movies are in real life. That’s what draws in young people with false ideas about organized crime and gangs.

  • @joejoeaz47
    @joejoeaz47 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    Paradigm media news is his TH-cam channel great content salute to Boxer respects for your transparency 💯

  • @markm7929
    @markm7929 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Thank you, King Pin

  • @Pedroepacas
    @Pedroepacas 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Amazing storyteller this foo is!

  • @finaltouch998
    @finaltouch998 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +94

    Boxer got one of the craziest life stories. From a kid till present day.He needs his own series on FX or on Starz. This is a great start. I see you Box.

    • @albertnevarez6472
      @albertnevarez6472 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      too bad they're to busy covering taylor swift and those other depressed millionaires

  • @SanYsidrotwb
    @SanYsidrotwb 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

    We need a 5 part series please! Boxer has a great TH-cam channel

  • @Rick-wx4md
    @Rick-wx4md หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Very good presentation. Good wishes to you John.

  • @reggiethecommenter9137
    @reggiethecommenter9137 9 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    4:13 the care package is a nice touch.

  • @dubtechnosessions3161
    @dubtechnosessions3161 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    No Fluff, All Substance.
    Boxer is a Real One.

  • @luckypatino7018
    @luckypatino7018 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +81

    An inspirational story of a real Mob Boss, much respect. Love the realism and genuine feel of your trajectory Big Boxer

    • @user-uc9nu1yn1n
      @user-uc9nu1yn1n 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      a snitch that spent his whole life in the shu.
      "mob boss" lmao

    • @anthonybautista3585
      @anthonybautista3585 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@user-uc9nu1yn1nwell if u wanna call him a snitch feel free cuz I'm sure Jesus wants darkness to come down already

    • @user-uc9nu1yn1n
      @user-uc9nu1yn1n 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      He is what he is. Probably still committing crimes too.@@anthonybautista3585

    • @poppypetsparis
      @poppypetsparis 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Trolls are going to troll 😅. IDK why also haters are going to hate 😅. Jealous they never knew betrayal.

    • @Faku968
      @Faku968 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ⁠​⁠​⁠@@user-uc9nu1yn1n regardless if he’s a snitch this dude will still fold you in less than a minute..

  • @MKA-bk9iv
    @MKA-bk9iv 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Respect guys talking real.

  • @55giantsfan22
    @55giantsfan22 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Good video, sht is wild

  • @RealPugzo
    @RealPugzo 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    My father in early 2000’s worked at CCC, in Susanville CA, not too many details for obvious personal safety reasons but there was a man named “Dollar”, he had a buddy in his bike group that was keeping the bed warm for his wife. Ended up taking the guys life and ended up in High desert, NF was still live and just as active in ‘08 as might be now, however word was Dollar could be heard across the yard hitting the heavy bag, turned out he was killed when leaving the gang 3 days before he was allegedly getting paroled, supposedly the details in the case were either 50% lies or were overly exaggerated too the highest limit. As I was born in 2005 it fascinated me that a guy I never met and only heard about somewhat, I only hope the best for his two sons back home in my old hometown.

  • @Spikeylova
    @Spikeylova 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    Great job Boxer. Not many out there like u!!! Keep uo the good work