Statement concerning NBC 15’s treatment of news pertaining to the number of sex offenders currently found driving in Madison WI for Uber and Lyft
Today (8-24-2017) www.ridesafeworld.com presented evidence at the Wisconsin state capital during a press conference covored by NBC15.
This evidence concludes without a doubt that convicted sex offenders ARE in fact driving for Uber and Lyft CURRENTLY through out Wisconsin.
Here is NBC15’s segment following the press conference today:
NBC 15 slashed the entire notice to the public of sex offenders CURRENTLY driving for Uber and Lyft in Madison out of the story to shoe in a fake argument that the companies might leave if their drivers ever had to comply with fingerprint background checks.
When Boston Mandated actual background checks on them they didn’t leave. They complied and 8000 of their drivers failed the new system.
They are still in Boston, they simply don’t have sex offenders and people who gang rape children driving for them, LIKE MADISON WISCONSIN DOES RIGHT NOW.
The uphill battle to make sure rideshares are even insured is going to be hard enough over the coming years if it doesnt bankrupt the auto insurance industry and take the rest of the country with it.
ALL Ride Safe wanted to do today was TRY to get the word out to lessen the chances that someone’s child ends up in one of these vehicles.
Instead they just compounded the problem for Wisconsin residents.
Saira Anwer (NBC 15 reporter who covered this segment) Lied. She said she was going to be responsible with the information and reporting it when she spoke with Justin La Plante (Ride Safe administrator) after this press conference.
She cut everyone offering evidence out of the segment AND the written article.
She then compounded the EXACT same propaganda argument that Uber and Lyft force on the media to scare customers into thinking a simple background check would destroy rideshare business.