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The Disturbing Spike in Anti-Semitism at Northern California Schools

Bay-area teachers and staff are struggling to address a massive increase in hate targeting Jewish students.
Max Cherney
5.25.17
News

How California Cops Manufactured a Murder and Ignored a Kidnapping

After a woman was kidnapped and her husband drugged, cops thought the whole thing was a 'Gone Girl'-style hoax. They were dead wrong.
Max Cherney
10.6.16
News

The Weed Industry Now Has Its Own White-Collar Crime

As pot goes mainstream, it's not that surprising some industry players are allegedly engaging in 'Wolf of Wall Street'-style trickery.
Max Cherney
9.22.16
News

What California's Illegal Pot Farmers Think About Legalization

Some veteran pot farmers fear Wall Street and Silicon Valley swooping in to kill their way of life, and many seem determined to press on no matter what.
Max Cherney
9.14.16
News

The Teen Prostitution Scandal Blowing Up Oakland's Police Department

After an 18-year-old sex worker accused more than a dozen cops of sleeping with her, the resulting scandal has seen three police chiefs get fired or quit in the space of a couple weeks.
Max Cherney
6.28.16
News

​How Prosecutors Manufacture Gang Members in California

A sprawling murder case shows what happens when lots of suspects get the "gang member" label.
Max Cherney
6.6.16
News

A Veteran Cop Talks Race and Policing in San Francisco in 2016

We touched on the recent removal of the police chief, racist text messages, and Donald Trump.
Max Cherney
5.23.16
News

The Strange Tale of 'Shrimp Boy,' the Old-School Chinatown Gangster Being Sent Back to Prison

After being convicted of 162 charges, the scion of a bygone era in organized crime—whom I got to know as he did time in a San Francisco jail—could be done for good.
Max Cherney
1.14.16
News

Young Hispanic People Are Squeezed Between Gangs and Cops in California's Central Valley

In some of the drought-stricken region's minority communities, young people suffer from hopelessness that drives them to join criminal organizations run by men living in prisons hundreds of miles away.
Max Cherney
5.28.15
Film

VICE Exclusive: Watch the Mother's Day Premiere of 'Happy Birthday Oscar Grant, Love Mom'

Six years after Oscar Grant's tragic death at the hands of the police in Oakland, filmmaker Mohammad Gorjestani visited Grant's family, friends, and others in the community as they celebrate his birthday.
Max Cherney
5.8.15
News

When Prison Guards Force Inmates to Fight

That sort of brutal violence is just "part of doing time," one former federal prisoner says.
Max Cherney
4.3.15
News

I Rode Along with the San Francisco Police Department's Only Mental Health Liaison

For 15 years, San Francisco cops have had just one officer on the mental health beat, leaving her to conduct an uphill battle on the fringe of America's dire healthcare system.
Max Cherney
3.18.15
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