Issue #10 – BACA Bikers Against Child Abuse

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                                                By: Daniel Romero

This organization was founded by a Native American psychologist whose name goes by none other than J.P. “Chief” Lilly, because he saw a little boy terrified to leave his house. B.A.C.A. stands for Bikers against Child Abuse; this non-profitable organization helps children of all ages all races help to learn not to be afraid of their own problems. These Harley-Davidson riding bikers have a soft spot: helping child-abuse victims. Anytime, anywhere, all round the planet for as long as it takes for all of the little girls and little boys to feel absolutely safe and sound inside.

These leather-clad guardians will always stand strong and tall against all of the vicious, atrocious, darkest fears and those who prey on the little children. When BACA hears of a child getting hurt, the members of BACA will come and rescue the innocent including making the child a member of their own family whether it’s a boy or a girl; these motorcycle riding angels teach the kids their skills so they can spread it to others all around the world. So many B.A.C.A chapters know how to do their job it’s what they do best on how to keep children not to live in fear forever. Anytime a child is hurt, or neglected in anyway; the bikers will come and help them overcome their fears that has been haunting them, no child of any kind deserves punishment or abuse or anything that’s awaiting them.

Their mission states: We exist with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization and that we are prepared to lend our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any matter, however if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.

There are at least four stages of interventions plus they have different meanings of how they work.

Level 1 Intervention

Will consist of the organization deploying a ride, uniting as many BACA members as are able to attend. They will ride as a group to the child’s house where the parent(s) / Guardians will be present to assist them in presenting the child with a patch, stickers, and a Polaroid photograph of the child with his/her new biker family. If the child is afraid, it is their hope the child will use the photograph as a comfort to convey the message “I am not alone, and you don’t want to mess with my family.”

Level 2 Intervention

If Level one is not sufficient to deter further abuse or harassment, several BACA members will be sent for further exposure. This group of BACA members will create a presence at the home of the child, being visible at times when the family might be the most vulnerable. The purpose of BACA’s presence is to deter further abuse and to protect the children and the family, if necessary.

Level 3 Intervention

If the physical presence of our BACA members at the residence of the child’s home does not deter the abuser, a formal letter will be drafted by the Chapter President or Vice-President in the area in which the abuser lives. This letter will be written on BACA letterhead. The substance of the letter will be to explain to the perpetrator that they are prepared to take whatever steps are necessary to become the obstacle to further abuse.

Level 4 Intervention

While it is against the purpose of BACA to purposely engage a perpetrator, they will ask for the general geographical location of the offender, and conduct a “Neighborhood Awareness Ride” in which they will ride to the general location given to us and go door to door letting people know who they are, hand out stickers to kids, and distribute our literature regarding our mission and how they function. If the location or address of the perpetrator becomes known to any BACA Member, we will immediately withdraw our physical presence to avoid any contact. BACA does not condone, support or participate in the use of aggression, violence or physical force in any manner. If, however, ANY person should seek to inflict harm on one of their BACA Members, they will respond with commitment and loyalty to protect their Member.

 

BACA member will even make court appearances on behalf of the children they protect to make the child feel less intimidated and frightened, they will also testify on the child’s behalf.

The BACA Creed is as follows:

I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse. The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line.

I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

My past has prepared me, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by the faith in my works, and lean on the strength of my brothers and sisters. I love with patience, live by prayer, and labor with power.

My fate is set, my gait is fast, my goal is the ultimate safety of children. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are tried and true, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and showed up for all wounded children. I must go until I drop, ride until I give out, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me, for He will see my BACA back patch and know that I am one of His.

I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse, and this is my creed.

Chief
Founder, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc.

I applaud these tireless workers for children’s right and wish them much more success as they help children in need.

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