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Friends, Future, and Love: An Open Letter from the Cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy To our fans and friends: We fully support James Gunn. We were all shocked by his abrupt firing last week and have intentionally waited these ten days to respond in order to think, pray, listen and discuss. In that time, we've been encouraged by the outpouring of support from fans and members of the media who wish to see James reinstated as director of Volume 3 as well as discouraged by those so easily duped into believing the many outlandish conspiracy theories surrounding him Being in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies has been a great honor in each of our lives. We cannot let this moment pass without expressing our love, support, and gratitude for James. We are not here to defend his jokes of many years ago but rather to share our experience having spent many years together on set making Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2. The character he has shown in the wake of his firing is consistent with the man he was every day on set, and his apology, now and from years ago when first addressing these remarks, we believe is from the heart, a heart we all know, trust, and love. In casting each of us to help him tell the story of misfit:s who find redemption, he changed our lives forever. We believe the theme of redemption has never been more relevant than novw. Each of us looks forward to working with our friend James again in the future. His story isn't over not by a long shot. There is little due process in the court of public opinion. James is likely not the last good person to be put on trial. Given the growing political divide in this country, it's safe to say instances like this will continue, although we hope Americans from acros:s the political spectrum can ease up on the character assassinations and stop weaponizing mob mentality It is our hope that what has transpired can serve as an example for all of us to realize the enormous responsibility we have to ourselves and to each other regarding the use of our written words when we etch them in digital stone; that we as a society may learn from this experience and in the future will think twice before we decide what we want to express; and in so learning perhaps can harness this capability to help and heal instead of hurting each other. Thank you for taking the time to read our words. The Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana Chris Prat Dave Bautista Karen Gillan Bradley Cooper Vin Diesel OW Sean Gunn Pom Klementieff Michael Rooker A letter from the GOTG... @prattprattpratt @davebautista @zoesaldana MarvelousJokes
Friends, Future, and Love: An Open Letter from the Cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy
 To our fans and friends:
 We fully support James Gunn. We were all shocked by his abrupt firing last week and
 have intentionally waited these ten days to respond in order to think, pray, listen
 and discuss. In that time, we've been encouraged by the outpouring of support from
 fans and members of the media who wish to see James reinstated as director of
 Volume 3 as well as discouraged by those so easily duped into believing the many
 outlandish conspiracy theories surrounding him
 Being in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies has been a great honor in each of our
 lives. We cannot let this moment pass without expressing our love, support, and
 gratitude for James. We are not here to defend his jokes of many years ago but rather
 to share our experience having spent many years together on set making Guardians
 of the Galaxy 1 and 2. The character he has shown in the wake of his firing is
 consistent with the man he was every day on set, and his apology, now and from
 years ago when first addressing these remarks, we believe is from the heart, a heart
 we all know, trust, and love. In casting each of us to help him tell the story of misfit:s
 who find redemption, he changed our lives forever. We believe the theme of
 redemption has never been more relevant than novw.
 Each of us looks forward to working with our friend James again in the future. His
 story isn't over not by a long shot.
 There is little due process in the court of public opinion. James is likely not the last
 good person to be put on trial. Given the growing political divide in this country, it's
 safe to say instances like this will continue, although we hope Americans from acros:s
 the political spectrum can ease up on the character assassinations and stop
 weaponizing mob mentality
 It is our hope that what has transpired can serve as an example for all of us to realize
 the enormous responsibility we have to ourselves and to each other regarding the
 use of our written words when we etch them in digital stone; that we as a society
 may learn from this experience and in the future will think twice before we decide
 what we want to express; and in so learning perhaps can harness this capability to
 help and heal instead of hurting each other. Thank you for taking the time to read
 our words.
 The Guardians of the Galaxy
 Zoe Saldana
 Chris Prat
 Dave Bautista
 Karen Gillan
 Bradley Cooper
 Vin Diesel
 OW
 Sean Gunn
 Pom Klementieff
 Michael Rooker
A letter from the GOTG... @prattprattpratt @davebautista @zoesaldana MarvelousJokes

A letter from the GOTG... @prattprattpratt @davebautista @zoesaldana MarvelousJokes

Af, Being Alone, and America: There is a biker gang from Arizona who help keep child abuse victims safe while the child's abuser is prosecuted, including guarding their houses at night person is not yet in jail and attending court with the child, shielding them so they don't have to look at their abuser Ultrafacts.tumblr.com <p><a href="https://mjaydziarand.tumblr.com/post/175493196475/instructor144-bowtomypointlesswords" class="tumblr_blog">mjaydziarand</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://instructor144.tumblr.com/post/175214147721/bowtomypointlesswords-hurtlittleboy" class="tumblr_blog">instructor144</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://bowtomypointlesswords.tumblr.com/post/175112935645/hurtlittleboy-bama-5sos-copperbadge" class="tumblr_blog">bowtomypointlesswords</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://hurtlittleboy.tumblr.com/post/171593202673/bama-5sos-copperbadge-drgaellon" class="tumblr_blog">hurtlittleboy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bama-5sos.tumblr.com/post/163003043369/copperbadge-drgaellon-racethewind10" class="tumblr_blog">bama-5sos</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://copperbadge.tumblr.com/post/156508214295/drgaellon-racethewind10" class="tumblr_blog">copperbadge</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://drgaellon.tumblr.com/post/156472902049/racethewind10-rowsdower-saves-us" class="tumblr_blog">drgaellon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://racethewind10.tumblr.com/post/145514956456">racethewind10</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rowsdower-saves-us.tumblr.com/post/145511404983">rowsdower-saves-us</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://your-uncle-dave.tumblr.com/post/145510671699">your-uncle-dave</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tinyfloatingwhales.tumblr.com/post/145433359290">tinyfloatingwhales</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kikithegirl.tumblr.com/post/139832743451">kikithegirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://uriesays.tumblr.com/post/128608926276">uriesays</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://clatterbane.tumblr.com/post/127594082088">clatterbane</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://haydengise.tumblr.com/post/117367190509">haydengise</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/116782475471">ultrafacts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://groovypirate.tumblr.com/post/114871909793">groovypirate</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bee-the-gatekeeper.tumblr.com/post/114860323866">bee-the-gatekeeper</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://chauvinistsushi.tumblr.com/post/73285652489">chauvinistsushi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bebinn.tumblr.com/post/73284898219">bebinn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hellkatsally.tumblr.com/post/69155245631">hellkatsally</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/69123997330">ultrafacts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.azcentral.com%2Fnews%2Fazliving%2Farticles%2F2012%2F07%2F13%2F20120713bikers-against-child-abuse-make-abuse-victims-feel-safe.html&amp;t=ODM0YmNlZjU1OGQ0N2M4OWViZTc3ODJmMWQ2YTc3MDdjNDVlZjhmZCxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">Source</a> </p> </blockquote> <p>These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.”</p> </blockquote> <p>The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it’s like to feel scared and alone.</p> <blockquote> <p>In court that day, the judge asked the boy, “Are you afraid?” No, the boy said.</p> <p>Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, “Why not?”</p> <p>The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, “Because my friends are scarier than he is.”</p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>Actual tears.. hnngh</p> </blockquote> <p>Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily.</p> </blockquote> <p>where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang</p> </blockquote> <p><figure data-orig-height="157" data-orig-width="236" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/63a3564117b89dcd6dab6fe98fd97299/tumblr_inline_nn1a6bdPLL1rxwfvw_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/83faa038a9f7185dd81df5e54ac8960e/tumblr_inline_p7gsh7cjg61s60xxc_540.jpg" class="" data-orig-height="157" data-orig-width="236" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/63a3564117b89dcd6dab6fe98fd97299/tumblr_inline_nn1a6bdPLL1rxwfvw_540.jpg"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="168" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e4ea07a629fa2f84687cb2640d733c2/tumblr_inline_nn1a6jblzo1rxwfvw_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cc39dc5e60dd28cc3520f709000d7aa4/tumblr_inline_p7gsh7v2MP1s60xxc_540.jpg" class="" data-orig-height="168" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e4ea07a629fa2f84687cb2640d733c2/tumblr_inline_nn1a6jblzo1rxwfvw_540.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on</p> </blockquote> <p><em>Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief’s bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy’s neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks.</em></p> <em>Chief’s thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. “When we tell a child they don’t have to be afraid, they believe us,” Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. “When we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.”</em><br/>( <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fm.huffpost.com%2Fus%2Fentry%2F1681351&amp;t=ZTM1Y2Q0YjlkZTc2NTFmMDE2YmMwOWVkMDU0OTJmNWNjMWVhNTdmOSxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">Article</a>) <p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fbacaworld.org%2Ffaqs%2F&amp;t=YTIzNDI5NzgyYWZiYzBhMmZjMGE3MWE1NWFkMmEyMTM3OTgxNTJiMSxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">More about BACA</a>, from their site</p> </blockquote> <p>My parents are a part of this organization and they are metal af</p> <p><br/>They go on runs to protect the child if they feel even the slightest threatened no matter where. If the child needs them to go on vacation with them, they do. Bikers come from across the nation to watch over and take shifts for these kids. And the best part is once you’re adopted into this family as a BACA kid, you’re always one. Even when you’re 40 and the perp gets released from jail, they’ll come meet with you and find your best options for avoiding the person and maintaining the life you’ve built for yourself. Once a BACA child, always a BACA child. In Florida, there’s 100% rate for identifying the perp based on the child’s testimony. Why? Because BACA stands with the child and supports the child so they feel comfortable enough to point out their attacker. </p> <p><br/>What’s better than a badass biker gang being on your side???</p> </blockquote> <p>NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WHO IS A BIKER AND NAMED HIMSELF CHIEF HELL YES I’M HERE FOR THAT AND BIKERS BEING BAD ASS TO PROTECT KIDS. HELL YEAH.</p> </blockquote> <p>it’s back! I will always reblog BACA</p> </blockquote> <p>Damn good people.</p> </blockquote> <p>I know they wouldn’t consider themselves such, but these people are freaking heroes and the world is a better place because of them. </p> </blockquote> <p>Hey folks, it talks about this in the article but its not mentioned in this post, BACA is a 501 © (3) charity that depends in part on donations to help pay for stuff like gas for their bikes. If you want to help, consider <a href="http://bacaworld.org/merchandise/">donating.</a> </p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m4NhE35_wP-galEMhhRsY0A">@copperbadge</a> You like posting about heroes, Sam. Seems like this would be up your alley.</p> </blockquote> <p>I love these folks! I’ve reblogged them before but it’s wonderful to see the donation information has been added. </p> </blockquote> <p>Always reblog. Keep doing what you’re doing y'all.</p> </blockquote> <p>Guys? This post changed my life. I saw this post. Forever ago. And thought it was only in america… and wished desperately that they could help me. But then I saw it again, during a bad episode, and checked their site. They aren’t just in the USA</p> <p>They’re in Canada as well and probably other countries. I met and talked with a native guy who runs the place near me. His name is Shaman. I got in, and I’m considered a BACA child now. Despite being 17, turning 18 when I talked to them. They spent time with me when my abuser was over, they gave me therapy resources. They give you something called a ‘level 1′ where they go to your house with as many bikers as they can, i shit you not a solid 20-40 bikers came from even out of province, and met me. I got to choose my biker name and I got a vest with patches on it and my name on it. They all hugged a Teddybear before giving it to me, and told me if I ever felt the BACA bear was running out of love, to give them a call and they’d refill it for me, and then I got a ride on one of their bikes. Just a day or so ago I went to an annual party with them and they we ate food one of them cooked and had a lot of laughs. </p> <p>I’ve never felt as loved as I did being a part of the BACA family. They also gave me dog tags with the names, and phone numbers of my 2 workers.  So I can call them whenever I feel scared. </p> <h2>BACA is an absolutely wonderful group that will do everything in it’s power to help any child whos been abused. </h2> <p>And it doesn’t end when you’re 18 either. As long as you get in contact/get your level 1 before you’re 18? you’re ALWAYS a BACA kid. I’m 18 now and they still invite me to parties, ask me if I’m okay, and are there for me. They’re still trying to find me resources for therapy. </p> <h2>BACA has changed my fucking life. </h2> <p>I hope you all can read this, and reblog it knowing from someone who fucking been with them, that they are absolutely amazing. </p> </blockquote> <p>This is truly amazing, I’m so glad people like this exist</p> </blockquote> <p>This needs to be reblogged. Because.</p> </blockquote> <p>Always reblog BACA. <br/></p> </blockquote>
Af, Being Alone, and America: There is a biker gang from Arizona who
 help keep child abuse victims safe
 while the child's abuser is prosecuted,
 including guarding their houses at night
 person is not yet in jail and attending
 court with the child, shielding them so
 they don't have to look at their abuser
 Ultrafacts.tumblr.com
<p><a href="https://mjaydziarand.tumblr.com/post/175493196475/instructor144-bowtomypointlesswords" class="tumblr_blog">mjaydziarand</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://bowtomypointlesswords.tumblr.com/post/175112935645/hurtlittleboy-bama-5sos-copperbadge" class="tumblr_blog">bowtomypointlesswords</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://hurtlittleboy.tumblr.com/post/171593202673/bama-5sos-copperbadge-drgaellon" class="tumblr_blog">hurtlittleboy</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://racethewind10.tumblr.com/post/145514956456">racethewind10</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rowsdower-saves-us.tumblr.com/post/145511404983">rowsdower-saves-us</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://your-uncle-dave.tumblr.com/post/145510671699">your-uncle-dave</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tinyfloatingwhales.tumblr.com/post/145433359290">tinyfloatingwhales</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kikithegirl.tumblr.com/post/139832743451">kikithegirl</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://uriesays.tumblr.com/post/128608926276">uriesays</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://clatterbane.tumblr.com/post/127594082088">clatterbane</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://haydengise.tumblr.com/post/117367190509">haydengise</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/116782475471">ultrafacts</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://groovypirate.tumblr.com/post/114871909793">groovypirate</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bee-the-gatekeeper.tumblr.com/post/114860323866">bee-the-gatekeeper</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://chauvinistsushi.tumblr.com/post/73285652489">chauvinistsushi</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bebinn.tumblr.com/post/73284898219">bebinn</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hellkatsally.tumblr.com/post/69155245631">hellkatsally</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/69123997330">ultrafacts</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.azcentral.com%2Fnews%2Fazliving%2Farticles%2F2012%2F07%2F13%2F20120713bikers-against-child-abuse-make-abuse-victims-feel-safe.html&amp;t=ODM0YmNlZjU1OGQ0N2M4OWViZTc3ODJmMWQ2YTc3MDdjNDVlZjhmZCxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">Source</a> </p>
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<p>These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.”</p>
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<p>The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it’s like to feel scared and alone.</p>
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<p>In court that day, the judge asked the boy, “Are you afraid?” No, the boy said.</p>
<p>Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, “Why not?”</p>
<p>The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, “Because my friends are scarier than he is.”</p>
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<p>Actual tears.. hnngh</p>
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<p>Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily.</p>
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<p>where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang</p>
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<p><figure data-orig-height="157" data-orig-width="236" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/63a3564117b89dcd6dab6fe98fd97299/tumblr_inline_nn1a6bdPLL1rxwfvw_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/83faa038a9f7185dd81df5e54ac8960e/tumblr_inline_p7gsh7cjg61s60xxc_540.jpg" class="" data-orig-height="157" data-orig-width="236" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/63a3564117b89dcd6dab6fe98fd97299/tumblr_inline_nn1a6bdPLL1rxwfvw_540.jpg"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="168" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e4ea07a629fa2f84687cb2640d733c2/tumblr_inline_nn1a6jblzo1rxwfvw_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cc39dc5e60dd28cc3520f709000d7aa4/tumblr_inline_p7gsh7v2MP1s60xxc_540.jpg" class="" data-orig-height="168" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e4ea07a629fa2f84687cb2640d733c2/tumblr_inline_nn1a6jblzo1rxwfvw_540.jpg"/></figure></p>
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<p>This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on</p>
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<p><em>Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief’s bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy’s neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks.</em></p>
<em>Chief’s thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. “When we tell a child they don’t have to be afraid, they believe us,” Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. “When we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.”</em><br/>( <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fm.huffpost.com%2Fus%2Fentry%2F1681351&amp;t=ZTM1Y2Q0YjlkZTc2NTFmMDE2YmMwOWVkMDU0OTJmNWNjMWVhNTdmOSxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">Article</a>)
<p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fbacaworld.org%2Ffaqs%2F&amp;t=YTIzNDI5NzgyYWZiYzBhMmZjMGE3MWE1NWFkMmEyMTM3OTgxNTJiMSxkdXJXRXFBdg%3D%3D">More about BACA</a>, from their site</p>
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<p>My parents are a part of this organization and they are metal af</p>
<p><br/>They go on runs to protect the child if they feel even the slightest threatened no matter where. If the child needs them to go on vacation with them, they do. Bikers come from across the nation to watch over and take shifts for these kids. And the best part is once you’re adopted into this family as a BACA kid, you’re always one. Even when you’re 40 and the perp gets released from jail, they’ll come meet with you and find your best options for avoiding the person and maintaining the life you’ve built for yourself. Once a BACA child, always a BACA child. In Florida, there’s 100% rate for identifying the perp based on the child’s testimony. Why? Because BACA stands with the child and supports the child so they feel comfortable enough to point out their attacker. </p>
<p><br/>What’s better than a badass biker gang being on your side???</p>
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<p>NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WHO IS A BIKER AND NAMED HIMSELF CHIEF HELL YES I’M HERE FOR THAT AND BIKERS BEING BAD ASS TO PROTECT KIDS. HELL YEAH.</p>
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<p>it’s back! I will always reblog BACA</p>
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<p>Damn good people.</p>
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<p>I know they wouldn’t consider themselves such, but these people are freaking heroes and the world is a better place because of them. </p>
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<p>Hey folks, it talks about this in the article but its not mentioned in this post, BACA is a 501 © (3) charity that depends in part on donations to help pay for stuff like gas for their bikes. If you want to help, consider <a href="http://bacaworld.org/merchandise/">donating.</a> </p>
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<p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m4NhE35_wP-galEMhhRsY0A">@copperbadge</a> You like posting about heroes, Sam. Seems like this would be up your alley.</p>
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<p>I love these folks! I’ve reblogged them before but it’s wonderful to see the donation information has been added. </p>
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<p>Always reblog. Keep doing what you’re doing y'all.</p>
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<p>Guys? This post changed my life. I saw this post. Forever ago. And thought it was only in america… and wished desperately that they could help me. But then I saw it again, during a bad episode, and checked their site. They aren’t just in the USA</p>
<p>They’re in Canada as well and probably other countries. I met and talked with a native guy who runs the place near me. His name is Shaman. I got in, and I’m considered a BACA child now. Despite being 17, turning 18 when I talked to them. They spent time with me when my abuser was over, they gave me therapy resources. They give you something called a ‘level 1′ where they go to your house with as many bikers as they can, i shit you not a solid 20-40 bikers came from even out of province, and met me. I got to choose my biker name and I got a vest with patches on it and my name on it. They all hugged a Teddybear before giving it to me, and told me if I ever felt the BACA bear was running out of love, to give them a call and they’d refill it for me, and then I got a ride on one of their bikes. Just a day or so ago I went to an annual party with them and they we ate food one of them cooked and had a lot of laughs. </p>
<p>I’ve never felt as loved as I did being a part of the BACA family. They also gave me dog tags with the names, and phone numbers of my 2 workers.  So I can call them whenever I feel scared. </p>
<h2>BACA is an absolutely wonderful group that will do everything in it’s power to help any child whos been abused. </h2>
<p>And it doesn’t end when you’re 18 either. As long as you get in contact/get your level 1 before you’re 18? you’re ALWAYS a BACA kid. I’m 18 now and they still invite me to parties, ask me if I’m okay, and are there for me. They’re still trying to find me resources for therapy. </p>
<h2>BACA has changed my fucking life. </h2>
<p>I hope you all can read this, and reblog it knowing from someone who fucking been with them, that they are absolutely amazing. </p>
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<p>This is truly amazing, I’m so glad people like this exist</p>
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<p>This needs to be reblogged. Because.</p>
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<p>Always reblog BACA. <br/></p>
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