Meet George Noa, he is on the Miami-Dade Police Department’s most wanted sexual predators and offenders list, and is a “white” male according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
All across the nation, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies list wanted Latino criminals as white. On the Miami-Dade Police Department most wanted sexual predators and offenders, 14 of 20 individuals are listed as “white.” These 14 “white” males are: Oscar Loaiza Restrepo, Javier Tejada Jr., Julio Sanchez, Yandy Perez, Ariel Rovelo, Julio Cesar Lopez, George Noa, Alexis Garcia-Checa, Benjamin Elisha, Niudbel Del Toro, Eugenio Carbonell, Rafael Morales, and Joaquin Armando Arroyo.
This is seen as well at the federal level. This is Eric Armando Ferrer, listed by the U.S. Marshals Service as among New Mexico’s most wanted. He has warrants for two counts of homicide, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, and shooting at and from a motor vehicle. According to the Marshals, he is a member of the gang “SouthSide Locos.” Ferrer is also described as a “white” male.
This is part of a larger trend of Latino criminals being marked as white due to the federal government and many local authorities not counting Latino as a race. California, though, does include Hispanic as a race in its statistics. In 2014, 797 Hispanics were arrested for homicide while 287 whites were arrested for the same crime. A 2014 estimate found that 89.6 percent of California Hispanics identify as white. Without the Hispanic crime category the amount of murder arrests of whites would be tripled in California.
“Since the large majority of legal and illegal aliens are Hispanic, marking them as White works to obscure the true picture of immigrant-crime in America,” Ian Smith, investigative associate at the Immigration Reform Law Institute, told TheDC. He added, “This is nothing short of ‘soft oppression’ as every American deserves to fully understand all the negative consequences of immigration so they can exercise their sovereign right to let in who they want and in what number.”