Life with a Criminal Record | Lineup | Cut

Life with a Criminal Record | Lineup | Cut

September 17, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


– [Interviewer] Have you
ever been in a lineup? – I have, quite a few (laughs). – I’m Lamar. – I’m Stan. – I’m L. L. Royale, and I
was a part of the Lineup. Who has a criminal record? – [Interviewer] What is
your criminal history? – Second degree assault
and damage of property – I got DUI. – So, I have a total of 29
convictions on my record with three of them being felonies and the rest of them misdemeanors. – [Interviewer] How do you feel about us having a game called Lineup when you’ve actually been in a lineup? – You may have sold meth
outside of a gas station. (all laugh)
– I know my background, and so like I know what I’ve done and I know everything that led up to that. To just see other people
from different backgrounds and different walks of life,
it was really interesting. – [Interviewer] What did you think about your experience here today? Well, it was definitely fun, and it was a learning experience and fun to see the guys that come in and guessin’ and tryin’ to see who’s who. – I really like your whole get up. I don’t think you have a criminal record? – How are you judging
this just on my clothes? – You have, it’s Chuckie
– It’s Chuckie. I think that the character
that you portray now should be, you know, judge me by my character and the content of my actions
and not, you know, how I look, ’cause you can have someone,
the lady with all the tattoos, someone said she was a criminal. – I think that you’ve
gotten in a little trouble. It’s the tattoos. – You look like you should
belong in like Fast and Furious. – You know how to fight? – I think everyone guessed me
as having a criminal record, and I have nothing. – [Interviewer] (laughs)
What is it about you? – I don’t know, maybe my look, I mean tattoos I guess are related. I don’t really know, I feel
like if I was to see myself, I wouldn’t think that
I had anything on me. – Tell me your story. – I got like a DUI for three. – Oh
– And robbery – And robbery, okay. – And burglary
– And okay Do you have any more? – Attempted arson – [Interviewer] Uh, we brought you in not knowing you had a criminal record. – Right, right, right. – [Interviewer] And then all of a sudden you were willing to share your history. – My whole life I’m going to be talking about the mistakes that I’ve made. I’m studying for criminal justice, so I can get into counseling, youth counselin’, youth
intervention, gang intervention. I wanna be one of those guys
to say, “Hey, I’ve been there, and you’re gonna end up dead
or you’re gonna end up in jail, but you can break that cycle.” ‘Cause they don’t care,
the police don’t care. They will happily throw you
in jail, throw you in prison. If you have kids, they don’t care. If you’re pregnant, they don’t care. If you have a drug problem,
rather than gettin’ you help for the drugs, they don’t care, they’ll just throw you in
prison, so it’s up to us to make our own choices to
make lives better for us because they call it a
correctional facility, but they don’t care about correcting, they just want to lock people up. – All right, so when I
was 18, I was arrested for assault and damage of property because I did not snitch on
a person who actually did it. – Proud of you. – I was raised in the hood of
Baltimore, like the gutters. The most common phrase growin’
up was snitches get ditches. I wasn’t ready to lose my
life over tellin’ on somebody which really wasn’t my story to tell. I said I didn’t do it,
and I left it at that. – [Interviewer] What are some
of the major consequences of all the stuff on your record? – Loss of freedom. I mean out of all of the charges the longest time I’ve spent was 96 days, and in those 96 days I was
in three different jails because I didn’t keep
my crimes to one area. I don’t wanna say that I regret it. I don’t wanna say that I would change it or anything like that either
because I like who I am today, and I know that I am who I am today because of what I’ve been through. Find a passion, what I
needed, what it took for me to finally figure things out
and to get clean and whatnot, I had to figure out what I wanted to do. – My advice would be you know find out who you are as a person. You know, do you know what you’re doin’? Do you know where you’re headed? Do you know who you could be? – [Interviewer] Do you
have any words of advice? – Just don’t get caught. Right, I mean, just don’t get caught. I know a lot of people
that do a lot of things too and they haven’t gotten in trouble yet. – I’m sensing crazy ex-wife. Like I feel like you
probably like murdered your significant other for like cheatin’. You came home, you saw them in bed, and it was a wrap like
you know, beat that ass. You probably called the cops on yourself. Like, “Hey I killed my
husband, come take me.”