Ogden City Councilman Jesse Garcia was recently the target of a traffic stop. The cop pulled him over, then when he spoke to Garcia, said something about a flickering tail light, then bid him a good day and went on his way. No ticket, minor inconvenience.
Now Garcia's bitching about possible racial profiling of Latinos. He suddenly claims he's received a number of e-mails from other Latinos who likewise claim "racial profiling". He wants law enforcement agencies to do a "self-audit". All for his "peace of mind". And all at taxpayer expense, of course. Story on KSL Channel 5.
And for the first time, KSL Channel 5 permits bloggers to embed their videos. So here it is:
A bonus - clean and efficient embed code, only two lines long. In contrast, the embed codes for KTVX and KUTV videos are longer than the Thirteenth Article of Faith.
The Utah Highway Patrol said they have no intention of doing any audit. A brief Internet search reveals no past history of race-hustling by Jesse Garcia, who represents Ward 1, so this may be a fluke. But we have to call it when we see it, or it will spread. One Tony Yapias is enough.