KY Prosecutor: Being Latino Is Probable Cause (VIDEO)

Oct 20, 2015
10:05 AM

Video from a October 14 court hearing in Kentucky has raised the issue of racial profiling in the criminal justice system, after Oldham County Attorney John Carter was caught suggesting a driver’s being Latino is probable cause to pull him or her over.


CARTER: I think that their main issue is that they were stopped because they’re Hispanic.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Yeah, that’s our issue.

CARTER: It’s probable cause (inaudible). …

DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I’m going to act like I didn’t hear that.

JUDGE: I am too.

CARTER: Well, he is Hispanic.