Rick Osborne narrates this video on street gangs "The Big Lie" by Ann Marie Jackson of The Globe and Mail.
Speaking on the issues of Drugs, Violence, and Gangs.
Rick Osborne speaks and connects with his audience about his life as a former gang member and his 23 years in the prison system.
Truth For Teens evolved from Rick's desire to speak the truth about drugs, crime, and the gang life. Truth For Teens was established to facilitate getting this message to as many teens as possible.
Rarely does someone survive Rick's past with both the ability and the motivation to make a difference in so many young lives.
"White Noise" is the true story of a Canadian man who became a heroin addict at age 15 and was one of Canada's most wanted by age 24. He spent 24 years in prison. He nows resides in Ontario with his wife and daughter and speaks to youth about the dangers of negative lifestyles.
A copy of White Noise can be ordered from the TruthForTeens.com website.
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Special thank you to Ann Marie Jackson, Josh Wingrove and Timothy Appleby of The Globe and Mail for making this video possible.
Special note to all the families mentioned in this video, especially those who have lost loved ones - your loved ones were good people.. it is up to all of us to help our youth take the right road in life.. before they spend 25 years in jail like Rick Osborne did, or they are killed for something they truly are not about. As parents, you did not fail, as a community we have challenges we must face.