Living in New York City can be a nightmare, so it's best to know your rights.
The 22-year-old was granted the right to act as his own attorney in his upcoming federal trial on hate crimes charges.
Smoking inside is still illegal, though, and restaurant owners will have to apply for a permit before you suck on your weed lollipops or whatever inside their establishment.
A President Trump will be able to overturn plenty of Obama executive orders pretty much immediately after taking office, but there are some sneaky ways the outgoing president can leave his mark.
When does a Facebook rant or a slogan at a rally turn into a crime?
Vargas has traveled all over the US organizing for immigration reform, and his group, the Dream Action Coalition, has confronted politicians on both sides of the aisle.
Weighing the pros and cons of a man's right to "financial abortion."
All your weird questions about voting—including what happens if you spill coffee on your ballot—answered here.
Ban on migrant sex work has led to persecution and deportation, advocacy group says.
When Donald Trump says that he thinks the Central Park Five, wrongfully convicted of rape as teenagers, are guilty despite the evidence, he reveals himself as someone with no respect for the system he wants to run.
Frédéric Berna once had to defend a man accused of killing his baby, sexually assaulting his daughter, and fatally hitting his girlfriend with a flashlight, before raping her corpse.
Under New York City's opaque and arbitrary civil forfeiture system, seizing money from a woman not accused of a crime is a perfectly legal thing to do.
Polish members of parliament voted in favor of an abortion ban on Friday morning.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we travel to Trenton, New Jersey, to meet up with the "Weedman" to talk about religious freedom and his fight with the law.
In part two of our investigation into modern debtors' prisons, VICE examines how private probation can land vulnerable people in a cycle of extortion and jail time.
In this installment of our web series Justice, VICE examines how small municipalities turn policing into profit to create modern-day debtors' prisons.
House Republicans are demanding that the FBI investigate Hillary Clinton for lying to Congress, but experts say it's nearly impossible to turn that sort of accusation into a conviction.
Pot will remain a Schedule I drug alongside heroin, acid, and bath salts.
A new bill could land distracted drivers in New Jersey with a $200 fine for drinking coffee, using a cellphone, or eating a snack behind the wheel.
In a span of three years, at least 31 informants were murdered in and out of prison by people who obtained details about their plea deals from unsealed court documents or transcripts.
By foregoing legal recognition of American BDSM players, we don't just deny their rights, we deny their personhood.
Just like police officers should resemble the neighborhoods they patrol, it's critical that decision makers in the criminal justice system reflect the populations they serve.
In 1979, Ricky Olds watched his friend kill a man, then himself got sentenced to life in prison. More than three decades later, the Supreme Court has given him a shot at freedom.
"The first step toward leaving that world was writing a book about it and putting my face on the cover."