"Just Another Man"
He looks in the mirror every morning and night,
Does he see what I see, it would be nice if he might.
He sees a rude man as he stands there,
I see someone who needs someone to care.
He sees a mean man, because he has to be tough,
I see someone who deals with more than enough.
He sees how he tries not to cry and feels he has no heart,
I see someone who has to keep his feelings and work apart.
He sees a murderer because he shot someone last night,
I see someone who saved someone else from a fight.
He sees a failure because he did not arrive in time
I see someone who did his best and needs peace of mind.
He sees just another man as he enters the day,
I see a special man who does his best in every way.
For all the years, he has put on the uniform of blue,
He has never realized how much he protects me and you.
But, as he starts the day again, I just wish he could see,
What he really is and how much he means to you and me.
almost 7 years ago
Thank you for becoming my friend. Take care.
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."