Bikers Against Child Abuse International (BACA) will go above and beyond to protect children who have been deeply violated, often by those closest to them (video below).
In an interview with Crime Watch Daily, the Los Angeles Chapter of BACA demonstrated that its members will stop at virtually nothing to assure abused children feel safe from their perpetrators.
“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 and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence,” reports the Mission Statement on the official BACA webpage.
As BACA works with local and state officials, children are generally referred to the organization by law enforcement.
"Scared little kids, they won’t come out from behind curtains, they won’t leave the house, won’t go to school," said Tombstone, the president of the Los Angeles BACA chapter. "Some are in really, really bad shape."
The organization focuses on protecting the emotional and physical security of the abused children, as opposed to fighting against their alleged abusers.
“We’re not doing anything against the bad guy because that’s not what we’re there for,” explained Hairy, vice president of the Los Angeles chapter.
Bikerdad, the security officer for the chapter, said they will provide 24/7 assistance if that’s what the children need to feel safe. They are willing to go from attending a court hearing to playing with face paint, and just about anything in between.
"We escort them to court, escort them to therapy, escort them to school," he explained. "We’re there at two in the morning -- when they have nightmares, they call us."
According to a study conducted with the organization, BACA has been proven to decrease the overall stress, behavioral, and emotional problems that abused children with the organization have expressed.
Tombstone explained that the organization helps children understand that their new family of bikers is "badder than their demons and monsters."
"When we walk out of a courtroom with a little boy that a month ago wouldn’t come out from behind closed doors [and] he just got off a stand -- testified, put the perpetrator away for 52 years -- and he walks out in front of us through that perp’s family, then we know we’ve done our job," Tombstone said.