Motorcycle devotees sometimes suffer an image problem because of the lawlessness associated with renegade bikers, but a group of motorcycle owners in Idaho recently pitched in to help relieve the suffering of a distraught father and daughter.
The tragic circumstances that led to their act of charity stemmed from one of the most brutal crimes in recent memory: eight-year-old Shasta Kay Groene witnessed the murder of her mother, her older brother, and her mother's boyfriend, and was then abducted abducted Distal angulation of an extremity away from the midline of the body in a transverse plane and away from a sagittal plane passing through the proximal aspect of the foot or part, or away from some other specified reference point , along with another brother closer to her age. The abductor ab·duc·tor
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.
that which abducts. molested mo·lest
tr.v. mo·lest·ed, mo·lest·ing, mo·lests
1. To disturb, interfere with, or annoy.
2. To subject to unwanted or improper sexual activity. both children, then murdered her remaining brother.
Alert citizens saw Shasta in a store with her abductor and notified police, who rescued her. Shasta's information then helped police apprehend Joseph Edward Duncan III, a previously convicted felon An individual who commits a crime of a serious nature, such as Burglary or murder. A person who commits a felony.
felon n. a person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison. .
Following her ordeal, young Shasta was reunited with her father, Steven Vincent Steven Vincent (December 31, 1955 – August 2, 2005) was an American freelance journalist in Basra, Iraq, reporting for the The Christian Science Monitor, National Review, Mother Jones, Reason, Front Page and Groene, and the two will attempt to pick up the pieces of their lives.
On July 17, members of North Idaho's biking community--some of whom knew Shasta's father, a biker--demonstrated their compassion. Approximately 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended a six-hour benefit to aid Shasta. Attendees were generous in depositing cash into a collection box set up for that purpose.
The collection was overseen by Prospect Bryce, a member of the Northwest Idaho chapter of the Vietnam Veterans This article is about the French band. For veterans of the Vietnam War, see Vietnam veteran.
The Vietnam Veterans were a six-person French psychedelic group that released six records in the 1980s. The band was praised by many alternative music publications. Motorcycle Club. Bryce was quoted by the Associated Press as saying: "I watched one guy walk up, open his wallet and dump everything but $5 into the box. I've been watching people drop, not small bills but large bills, 100s, 20s."
Mr. Groene was highly appreciative of the generosity from his fellow bikers: "You say bikers and people think of gangs, but these people are the best people in the world."