CCTV Kentucky Prosecutor: "Being Hispanic is probable cause for arrest"

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    In courtroom video, Oldham County Attorney John K. Carter is seen standing before the bench of District Judge Diana Wheeler as attorneys discuss a traffic ticket given to Mauro Martinez for allegedly speeding.

    Assistant County Attorney Travis Combs can be heard saying the defense claims Martinez was “stopped because he was Hispanic.” Carter, who was standing next to Combs, can be heard adding, “That’s probable cause.”

    “I’m going to act like I didn’t hear that,” Martinez attorney Dawn Elliott immediately interjected.

    “I am too,” Judge Wheeler said.

    Carter, a Republican who has been the Oldham County attorney since 2011, claims he was not talking about the man’s racial background, stating, “I never made any reference to the ethnicity of the defendant. And you won’t find it anywhere on the tape.”
     
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    Lets just all act like we didn’t hear that.
     
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