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.