Most people think bikers are all criminals, but here is a story that may just change how you feel about some bikers. It starts with a girl identified as “FA” in the video, who was only 10 years old when her stepfather started abusing her.
At 15 years old, she mustered up the courage to tell her mother what her stepfather was doing; it was then both mother and daughter made the difficult decision to press charges against him. FA’s mother said tearfully in the Yahoo video:
“It was my husband, her stepfather; somebody that I chose to bring into our family.”
While pressing charges, FA remained terrified while at home, according to Yahoo. “She was suicidal, afraid, and unable to sleep.” However, it did not take long before FA meet Tombstone, who is a member of the B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Their mission is to “create a safer environment for abused children.”
Tombstone and a few of other members of the club reportedly guarded FA’s house 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until she felt safe enough for them to leave.
Vice president of the Los Angeles B.A.C.A., Pipes, said in the video:
“We are an organization of bikers that come together for one cause.
“To empower children that have been victims of child abuse to no longer be afraid of the world that they live in.”
FA tells of how when it come to testifying against her stepdad, all she saw was him glaring at her, which made her feel uneasy.
“I felt like I could have just passed out or died from his glare.
“I looked over and B.A.C.A. is there, and they’re just sitting there with their thumbs up, giving me the emotional support that I needed.”
Tombstone, who is president of the Los Angeles chapter, says:
“We are scarier than their perpetrator, we are scarier than their demons, and it works.
“We are that single strand of barbed wire between hell and happiness for them.”
FA’s stepfather has been arrested, and sent to prison. The now young woman is a full-time college student with a full-time job, and has moved on from the traumatizing experience.
These bikers from the Bikers Against Child Abuse are not what you would expect from a motorcycle club. However, they are truly the guardian angels to children who are, or have seen abuse. Hats off to you!!