In my 16-years working as a Corrections Officer, Gang Unit Commander and the President of the Florida and the National Gang Investigators Associations representing more than 20,000 gang professionals, I have seen too often the results of gang violence. I started the Rusty Keeble Foundation to begin working hard to save both our communities and our kids from the violence caused by gangs. According to reports, Los Angeles has had more than 5,000 gang murders in the last 10-years.
Our latest assessment, which was released in January 2009 showed a reported 20,000 gangs and 1 Million gang members in the United States alone. It can be said, that an estimated 85% of all violent crime in the United States can be contributed in some way to gangs.
We are building an Army - a GANGFREE Project Army to build a grassroots effort to win this War on Gangs, stop the killing and breathe life back into our communities so our children (the future) can live and play instead of die and commit crimes.
"When you look into the eyes of a child; you see the future. When a child looks to you with those same eyes; they see their future. What you do today will ensure their future."