The scandal briefly gripped Brazil two years ago, uniting two of the country's most serious injustices: unequal access to healthcare and legal help. But hundreds of families are still waiting for answers.
In this excerpt from the VICE documentary about narcos in South America, host Monica Villamizar meets three young hitmen to talk about the murder business.
Anti-abortion measures are putting women are at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.
Over 50 years after her death, The Witness investigates the idea that 38 neighbors watched the murder of a young woman in New York and did nothing to stop it.
A Los Angeles doctor has been charged for second-degree murder for writing prescriptions that led to the overdose deaths of three patients.
In 1980, prisoners overtook the Penitentiary of New Mexico in a deadly 36-hour siege. Today, it offers tours for anyone curious about the fantastic violence that took place there decades earlier.
When heroin users die from an overdose, some prosecutors pursue full-fledged murder charges against the dealers or friends who provided the drugs. Possible sentences include life without parole.
Frost's new conspiracy theory is straight outta his ass.
The three women, who were killed in three different towns all reportedly dated the suspect at some point.
We talked to some people who get off on choking about the pleasure, shame, and dangers involved.
Whether the video is an urban legend or the work of a uniquely depraved Australian man in jail in the Philippines, a certain segment of the web loves talking about it.
Life After Death and Elsewhere offered Tennessee death row inmates the chance to memorialize themselves in a Manhattan gallery.
Who the hell is going to vote for the far-right organization in the upcoming Greek elections now? I contacted some political analysts to find out.
The 21-year-old pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday. If he's convicted, he could face up to eight years in prison.
Five men will face murder charges over a 2013 incident where a college freshman was beaten up while walking blindfolded across a frozen yard in the Pennsylvania mountains.
While the money is undoubtedly welcome, a wider cultural shift is needed to extinguish the crisis.
Though her killer is behind bars, for her mother there is no justice in how her case was handled.
After fleeing to Indonesia, former Austin Police Officer VonTrey Clark is facing murder charges and the possibility of the death penalty in a state that loves executions.
"It's a more interesting way to get riled up than watching Q&A, because there's a murder."
Are cops too afraid of being indicted for police brutality to do their jobs anymore, or are young men just more prone to settle beefs with gun violence? Spoiler: No one knows.
Some prisoners serving life sentences are upset that they are effectively receiving the same punishment as a man who gunned down 12 people in a movie theater.
It's all because of a fax cover page from 1999.
Inmates say guards at the Fishkill Correctional Facility beat a prisoner to death, and I believe it because I've spent time there.
Violence in the NYC criminal landscape is increasingly dominated by small, neighborhood-based factions, though "super-gangs" like the Bloods and Crips linger.