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People in Minneapolis Are Calling Each Other Instead of the Cops
Disappointed by recent attempts at electoral reform, organizers are building community-based safety networks that aim to make police obsolete.
Activists are Designing Mesh Networks to Deploy During Civil Unrest
The Mycelium Mesh Project is testing DIY networks that can be quickly deployed on trees or lamp posts during a political uprising.
Here’s What the Movement to 'Defund the Police' Actually Won
Organizers around the country point to huge shifts in public perception—and gradual changes in policy—as this year's victories.
How Protest Art Preserved Last Summer’s Protests
Activists and academics in Minnesota have spent the last year saving street art that was made in response to Black Lives Matter protests.
A year after the murder of George Floyd, VICE reached out to activists, politicians, artists, and others we've spoken to in the past.
Police Surveillance Can't Be Reformed. It Must Be Abolished
Groups like the ACLU are pushing a program to rein in surveillance tech. But all it does is expand and strengthen the police's surveillance powers.
Tennessee Lawmakers Want to Make It Nice and Legal to Run Over Protesters
The bill would also make virtually any protest a potential felony.
Cops Refuse to Say What Kind of Weapons They Are Using Against Protesters
Transparency activists are being stonewalled despite countless videos showing teargas and other weapons deployed against George Floyd protesters.
Ring Users Gave LAPD Footage of Black Lives Matter Protests
New emails show that Ring's private surveillance network is sometimes being used by cops to surveil activities at major protests.
Storm the Capitol as a White Man and You'll Get It (A Selfie With a Cop)
Footage of cops cooperating with the insurrectionists who breached the U.S. Capitol is blowing up on social media.
Some Black Lives Matter Supporters Say Their Stance Got Them Fired
What do a ‘Real Housewife,’ a cop, and a fast food cashier all have in common? They all say they lost their jobs for supporting Black Lives Matter.
Border Patrol Snipers Were Authorized to Use Deadly Force at George Floyd’s Burial
Records obtained by VICE News show police in Pearland, Texas, invited federal agents to surveil Floyd's burial and authorized them to open fire in the event of unrest.