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Texas’ ‘Most Wanted Fugitives’ Are All Listed As White — Based On Their Names, Mugshots And Gang Affiliations, None Of Them Are

Texas Department of Public Safety

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

Everyone on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” list is identified as white, though based on their mugshots, names & gang affiliations, nine out of 10 of them are clearly not white.

(Texas Department of Public Safety)

(Texas Department of Public Safety)

The “featured fugitive” — Tommy Dale Sells, Jr. — does appear to be Caucasian, but the nine others on the list do not. (RELATED: Report Shows Obama Admin. Lied About Rate That Criminal Immigrants Re-Commit Violent Crimes)

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

BENJAMIN DOMINGUEZ

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: BARRIO AZTECA

WANTED FOR: Indecency with a Child by Exposure, Probation Violation (Original Offenses: Possession of a Controlled Substance; Resisting, Evading or Obstructing an Officer)

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

RAUL AMBROSIOS JIMENEZ JR.

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: TEXAS SYNDICATE

WANTED FOR: Sexual Assault of a Child, Traffic of Person under 18 – Prostitution, Probation Violation (Original Offense: Manufacture/Delivery of Heroin)

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

JUSTIN LANE SLATTON JR.

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: LATIN KINGS

WANTED FOR: Murder (2 Counts) and Burglary of Building

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

FREDDIE ALANIZ

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: N/A

WANTED FOR: Murder, Sexual Assault of a Child, Possession of Marijuana

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

JOSE FERNANDO BUSTOS-DIAZ

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: N/A

WANTED FOR: Flight-Escape (Original Offense: Homicide), Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

JAMIE GONZALEZ

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: N/A

WANTED FOR: Possession of Child Pornography, Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

ISRAEL AGUIRRE

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: N/A

WANTED FOR: Murder

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

EUSEBIO DELEON

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: N/A

WANTED FOR: Murder and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety

IRIS ILIANA RODRIGUEZ

RACE: WHITE

GANG AFFILIATIONS: N/A

WANTED FOR: Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact, Indecency with a Child, Unlawful Restraint, Harassment

The “10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders” list featured a similar trend, with 6 of the 10 being listed as white despite having Hispanic names and gang affiliations.

(Texas Department of Public Safety)

(Texas Department of Public Safety)

Additionally, Reddit user “RedBeorn” noted that though there is not a “Hispanic” category for “perpetrators,” there is a “Hispanic” category for “victims.” (RELATED: Are Black People Targeted By Police? Here’s What The Data Says)

He explained that the Bureau of Justice’s online “Arrest Data Analysis Tool” has individual filters for white, black, Native American and Asian, but “lumps Hispanics with whites.”

On the other hand, the Bureau’s Criminal Victimization Report does in fact include cross-tabulations for Hispanics.

The BOJ operates under the US Department of Justice.

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