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#176402 - 08/27/07 10:01 PM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: Hauser]
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If you want to see a really effective and powerful alternative to the PJ hype and crap, check out the website of BACA, "Bikers against Child Abuse", mentioned by Adam earlier on this thread: http://www.bacausa.com/

Check out especially their wonderful "kids area".

If you don't have time to get into the site, here's their statement on how they work:

How BACA Works

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) is organized with a central contact person to receive calls from referring agencies and individuals. A recognized, authorized agency with which the child has had contact determines that the child is still frightened by his or her environment. The agency representative contacts BACA, or refers the individual to contact BACA and the name and address of the child is given to our BACA/Child Liaison. The Liaison determines that the case is legitimate, meaning that the authorities have been contacted, and the case in being processed within the system. The Liaison contacts the family and an initial ride is organized to meet the child at their home or in some other location. The entire BACA chapter rides to meet the child and he/she is given a vest with a BACA patch sewn on the back. The child is free to wear the vest or not, and we support their decision. The child is also given bumper stickers, and other gifts that are generally donated by the public. These initial visits generally last about a half an hour.

Following this initial contact, the child is given the name and number of two BACA members residing geographically closest to them, who then become the childs primary contact person(s). Prior to becoming the primary contacts for the child, the bikers are cleared for participation by clearing an extensive background check, have ridden with the Chapter for at least a year, and have received special instructions from the Licensed Mental Health Professional. Anytime the child feels scared and feels the need for the presence of his new BACA family, the child may call upon these bikers to go to the childs house and provide the necessary reassurance to feel safe and protected. BACA members and supporters also support the children by: providing escorts for them if they feel scared in their neighborhoods; riding by their homes on a regular basis; supporting the children at court and parole hearings; attending their interviews, and; staying with the children if they are alone and frightened. The BACA members never go to the childs house alone and never without the knowledge or permission of the parents. Our mission is not to be permanently engaged as the childs power. Our mission is to help the children and their families learn how powerful they can be. Our presence will be available as long as the child needs us. BACA also holds other functions for the children such as Bar-B-Ques, and parties.

And their creed:

BACA Creed

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 wont 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. Im 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 dont 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 wont 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 backpatch 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.



Edited by roadrunner (08/28/07 05:38 AM)
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#176403 - 08/27/07 10:08 PM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: roadrunner]
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larry i mentioned baca about a week ago on this post ,heh nobody hears me huh?

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#176425 - 08/28/07 12:15 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: shadowkid]
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Just for the record, I read and noticed the earlier post on BACA, Adam! \:\)

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#176427 - 08/28/07 12:23 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: WalkingSouth]
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heh thanks guess im not invisible after all !

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#176428 - 08/28/07 12:23 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: shadowkid]
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could just be im on the wrong side?

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#176432 - 08/28/07 01:01 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: shadowkid]
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I'm not sure there is a right side to this debate. I don't seem to quite fall into either camp on this one myself, and I guess I have to be OK with that. The alternative to being OK with it is rather unappealing to me! lol

John

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#176478 - 08/28/07 05:31 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: shadowkid]
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Originally Posted By: shadowkid
larry i mentioned baca about a week ago on this post ,heh nobody hears me huh?


Absolutely not. It was your comment that reminded me of BACA, but see the time signature on the post? 10:00 pm? That's 3:00 am here in the UK! As I was rereading the post I realized I forgot to mention you and planned to do that, but I was so tired that by the time I finished I had forgotten again!

My apologies, and please see the edited version. I'm the opposite of a vampire - I work much better in the daylight. lol

Much love,
Larry

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#176479 - 08/28/07 05:37 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: shadowkid]
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Adam,

Originally Posted By: shadowkid
could just be im on the wrong side?


Nope! You are on the side where you feel right and justice lie, and I think you should continue just as you are. Your views are clear, honest and right to the heart of the matter. I read everything you write with interest, and I have learned so much from discussions where you and I differ on something.

Much love,
Larry

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As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#176487 - 08/28/07 07:19 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag *DELETED* [Re: shadowkid]
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Revenge is nothing more than another way of perpetuating abuse.

What the world needs now
Is some new words of wisdom
Like la la la la la la la la la.
-David Lowery

Having a friend who will keep a secret for you is worthless compared to a friend who won't keep a secret from you.

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#176489 - 08/28/07 08:00 AM Re: To Catch a Predator - Rolling Stone Mag [Re: BJK]
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WARNING from ModTeam, September 2013: user "Shadowkid" was exposed as a hoaxer. His entire online persona and stories of sexual abuse were fiction. We encourage you not to become emotionally concerned by anything you see in any of his posts. Thank you
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i think whats cool is we do disagree ,and maybe at some point we strongly disagree ,and we all want to stand by what we believe ,but in the end this whole post just brought us all closer,closer to understanding each other ,closer in lots of way cause bottom line is we all want to help stop kids gettung hurt.

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