Bikers Against Child Abuse of Acadiana Empowering “Wounded Friends” (Audio)
When children are abused - physically, emotionally, or sexually - they feel afraid of the world they live in. After all, they are normally being abused by someone who is one of the closest people in their lives, in their homes or by peers when they leave their homes.
Bikers Against Child Abuse Louisiana aims to create a safer environment for these children and empower them. In part of their mission statement, they clearly lay out how they seek to do this:
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. 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 manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
BACA has six chapters across the state. G-Joe and Country with Bikers Against Child Abuse of Acadiana sat down with Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee of "Acadiana's Morning News" to discuss how their organization works and how they carry out their "support to our wounded friends."