"They will tell you what you want to hear so you begin to trust them or think of them as a friend. Then they use what you share with them against you. They work for the government. They're goddamn cops. I have to remember that. I can't be their friend."
An ex-KGB officer hiding out in a Canadian church is just the latest in a long tradition of criminals seeking sanctuary in holy places.
If anyone knows whether The Donald's border plans are crazy enough to work, it's Australia.
Several lawbreaking immigrants told VICE that no one takes the GOP candidate's aggressive rhetoric all that seriously.
After 21 years in federal prison, I found myself back inside a cell—this time, for fun.
We talked to one of them about how a text message can give away a murderer.
Death masks are the final portrait: a literal mold of a person's face in the moments after they've died.
Nicolae Minovici's collection of tattoos is being exhibited in Bucharest's Sutu Palace until March. And yes, some of the pieces still have hair on them.
A police shooting Monday night shows that city cops are still doing their jobs, but arrest numbers remain low.
I spoke to the publisher of a new book about Soviet prison ink about what tattoos would brand you a thief, a homosexual, or a high-ranking criminal.
The execution-style murder of two Brooklyn cops this weekend is an outrageous tragedy, but it shouldn't detract from the broader fight to reform America's police.
After Lady Gaga revealed that a producer raped her when she was 19, Kesha's attorney alleged on Twitter that Dr. Luke was the rapist in question.
This week seven members of the powerful race-based prison gang were sentenced for their roles in its culture of violence.
The margins, the twilight, the fringe of society—that's where the present first rolls over into the future, and this column aims to report from there.
"What's happening in Ukraine now matters to criminals from Bogotá to Beijing."
David Kalac, primary suspect in the mysterious murder-by-strangling detailed on 4chan, has been arrested outside of Portland, Oregon.
Hated by cops and locals, "Frestonia" was home to a bunch of pioneering weirdos who built a micronation complete with its own cultural institutions.
The latest casualty of New York City's controversial policing scheme, which critics say targets people of color for victimless crimes, was a young man waiting for the subway in Brooklyn.
"Some press reports stated that I spent the first few days of after escaping custody hiding out at my friend's strip club, up to my eyes in bums, tits, cocaine, and champagne. Which was abso-fucking-lutely true."
"The second time I went to jail, I was close to home with loved ones on the outside. I even drove past my house on a prison transfer! That was the game changer. I knew from that sentence I was done. No more."
No matter what the builders of the prison have claimed, the imaginative and determined prisoner can always find somewhere, in a piece of wood or a rusty nail or the manner of the guards' shift change, the slim possibility that just might end in freedom.
I didn't believe that a concentration camp could exist in America until, in Phoenix, Arizona, I saw one with my own eyes. Maricopa County is a fuzzy-lawed place where sentenced and un-sentenced inmates alike do hard time together.
"Mr. C" was a highly respected fixer in the UK drug world. He's been out of the game for six years now, but was willing to speak to me on the condition of anonymity about how to pull off the perfect crime.
VICE News looks at a maximum security prison in California that's rehabilitating criminals before returning them to the streets.