(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Jesus Ayala, a Latino teen currently facing charges related to his alleged role in the brutal killing of a retired police officer, Andreas Probst, has been classified as “white” by local law enforcement, igniting fierce criticism on social media.
Headline USA reviewed inmate records obtained from the Clark County Jail in Nevada, confirming that Ayala, who drove his vehicle into Probst, was labeled as “white” in official documents.
Those crime stats aren’t going to cook themselves https://t.co/9sbsqzinIy
— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) September 22, 2023
The gut-wrenching incident, captured on video by Ayala’s 16-year-old friend, Jzamir Keys, showed the brutal and deadly collision with Probst, who was peacefully riding his bike in a Nevada neighborhood.
“Ready?” one of the alleged perpetrators can be heard asking. “Yeah, hit his ass,” another responded before carrying out the harrowing act.
A Nevada teen apparently expected a slap on the wrist for his alleged role in running over a 64-year-old retired California police chief who was out on a bike ride. “I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you,” 18-year-old Jesus Ayala reportedly told cops when he was arrested. pic.twitter.com/GBaEPLDERN
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) September 23, 2023
Both Ayala and Keys now face charges of murder with a deadly weapon, battery and attempted murder, the New York Post reported.
The controversial classification of Ayala as “white” has triggered a wave of concerns from conservative voices, with some accusing law enforcement of manipulating racial crime statistics.
Twitter account “End Wokeness” first pointed out the racial classification. “Jesus Ayala is a Latino teen who drove into and killed retired cop Andreas Probst,” the account said. “He was booked into the system as white.”
🚨NEWS ALERT: Jesus Ayala, The Teen Who Intentionally Ran Over & Killed A Retired Police Officer For Fun, Just Told Investigators He Believes He Will Be Out in 30 Days…
Not an ounce of remorse ⚠️
No apology to the family ⚠️
Danger to society ⚠️
SHOULD HE BE TRIED AS AN ADULT? pic.twitter.com/6vOOkrs9lX
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) September 22, 2023
Political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek echoed the remarks, saying, “And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you manipulate racial crime statistics. Unbelievable.” Blaze podcast host Auron MacIntyre chimed in, adding, “Those crime stats aren’t going to cook themselves.”
This would not mark the first time racial classification has come under scrutiny. The U.S. Census Bureau has recently sought to add new ethnic categories for Arabs, Middle Easterners and Hispanics, who are currently classified as white for federal purposes. However, the Census’s proposal was mired by allegations of fueling the leftist idea of identity politics for political gain.
#ICYMI | Video shows Andreas Probst’s fatal hit-and-run in Las Vegas was intentional.
The recording shows how the 17-year-old killer deliberately smashes the former police officer with his vehicle while the victim was riding a bicycle. pic.twitter.com/g0Y5UZhdye
— VOZ (@Voz_US) September 17, 2023
During his arrest, Ayala displayed a defiant attitude. “You think this juvenile [expletive] is gonna do some [expletive]? I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you,” he reportedly told police officials during his arrest. “It’s just ah, [expletive] ah, hit-and-run — slap on the wrist.”
Ayala’s mother expressed despair in an interview with KLAS. “I don’t know why he did this. I don’t know if God can forgive this.”