Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on January 20th, 2007 at 10:16 pm
Last night on the 11 o’clock news, KATU-TV (Portland’s ABC affiliate) ran a story titled, “Have cyclists become a target?”
The KATU story aired as a direct result of the many comments received in response to the post about a pair of cyclists who were attacked by a group of teenage kids at a North Portland bus stop.
KATU’s story features an interview with myself, a woman named Shannon
Winters Nichols (who was mentioned in this comment) and a snippet of the interview with victim Ashley Gorman (that originally aired on January 13th).
I think Anita did a very solid job on the story and I was pleased to hear this point made at the end:
“As for solutions, one idea is to put more police out on bikes, but right now it is just that, an idea.”
Thanks Anita for shining a light on this important neighborhood safety issue.
In addition to the story that ran on the air, the KATU website features “Related Content” that includes an unedited interview with me (I have never seen a major news outlet run unedited content so I applaud KATU for getting with the times and sharing that footage).
Check out the interview. Their questions are sort of hard to hear, but my answers are loud and clear… and I’m curious what you think about them.