Texas’ ‘Most Wanted Fugitives’ Are All Listed As White — Based On Their Names, Mugshots And Gang Affiliations, None Of Them Are
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.
The “featured fugitive” — Tommy Dale Sells, Jr. — does appear to be Caucasian, but the nine others on the list do not.
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.
Additionally, Reddit user “RedBeorn” noted that though there is not a “Hispanic” category for “perpetrators,” there is a “Hispanic” category for “victims.”
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.