On a cold Friday night in New York, about 50 people gathered to show their support for Gotham's finest, but it wasn't long before counter-protesters angry about police brutality arrived.
The Reverend attracted a huge crowd at his Justice for All March, but there are signs that "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" may have moved beyond Sharpton's control.
The rent stayed high, hip-hop stayed strange, the police stayed awful, and a lot of people wanted Taylor Swift to stay away.
Rogue journalists, the Islamic State, the torture report, and all sorts of police misconduct make this week's list.
The recent ruckus over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has led to some tough conversations about race at Columbia Law School.
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
Little seems to have changed since December 2008, when Alexandros Grigoropoulos was murdered by a police officer in Athens.
VICE News attended an annual anarchist protest in Athens that was met with an unprecedented level of police brutality.
Hundreds were arrested but the protests remained mostly peaceful even as the tone veered from "Hands up, don't shoot!" to "Hands up, shoot back!" by night's end.
People flooded the streets in response to the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who placed Garner in the choke hold the led to his death last July.
If somebody doesn't step up to readjust Occupy Hong Kong's paradigm—and soon—the movement will surely flatline.
The Dellwood Lounge remained unscathed through all the unrest. Maybe the people on the street were just as afraid of what was behind the plywood as the men on their barstools were of the chaos outside.
When police forces intercepted students from the Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Mexico en route to a protest in Iguala, six students were fatally shot and 43 were abducted.
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The second round of protests was a bit less intense and way less destructive than the first.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.
They're protesting their precarious position in the country—they can't legally live or work in Greece, but they can't leave either.
Police kill. They get away with it. They kill again. Eventually, you realize that this process is not a bug in the system but a feature.
"I hope people wake up. I hope people are starting to understand that the system is really not with us. It's actually against us."
As a local reporter in St. Louis during the protests over Michael Brown's death, I watched as the international press parachuted in. I'm glad they came.
VICE News returns to Ferguson, Missouri, where the community is on edge as it awaits a grand jury decision.
Right now there are still thousands of students running around central London playing cat and mouse with the cops.
More than 10,000 were on the streets again yesterday to demand the resignation of the prime minister.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today we talk about the drones patrolling the US-Mexico border and an investigator's probe into World Cup bids.