by Max Brantley
An e-mail from Blake Rutherford, who passes along a letter he wrote to Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola:
I just came from the Shell Station on Broadway where my good friend Kathryn Martinez (attorney at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings) was attacked at 11:40 a.m. today. She was getting out of her car and a man pulled up next to her. He got out of his car and sprayed her with a chemical. Fortunately, she had the ability to run and she did.
She called me immediately after and drove to the station with her fiancee. I spoke with her, the police, the store clerk and I watched the surveillance tapes.
These are the facts and they have not been sensationalized.
Fortunately, she is safe - scared to death, but safe.
I hope you will take this event as further evidence that Little Rock is having real crime problems. I hope action is coming.